BBC News - Business 21 March 2018

Technology giants face European 'digital tax' blow

Firms such as Facebook and Google may be forced to pay 3% of their EU digital revenues.

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Household squeeze shows signs of easing as wages rise

Earnings rose by 2.6% in the three months to January as the jobless rate ticked lower.

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New Look seeks approval for plan to cut stores and rents

Sixty stores will close if New Look's restructuring plan is approved by landlords.

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Carpetright seeks to close stores in rescue plan

Flooring retailer plans store closures in a bid to battle "unsustainable" rental costs.

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Moss Bros plunges on profit warning

The suit hire retailer blames stock issues and lower consumer demand for worse than expected results.

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WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder joins #DeleteFacebook movement after Cambridge Analytica accusations.

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GKN brands Melrose management as 'novice'

Engineering firm calls Melrose a "novice" and "high-risk" as it continues to battle its takeover bid.

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Hurricanes push Lloyd's of London to £2bn loss

The insurance group blamed hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria for a surge in claims.

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From Cape Town to Cairo

Africa is hoping to agree a free trade deal encompassing the whole continent - but can it be done?

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