If Labour wants to rewrite the rules it needs clearer policies

You can applaud some of John McDonnell’s plan but some parts are vague and others just plain oddLet’s start with the good bits in shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s speech on “rewriting the rules of our economy”. Forcing big accounting firms to split t…

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Saudi Aramco flotation is a failure before it has even begun | Nils Pratley

World’s most profitable company missed all three of its IPO goals and shares have not yet started tradingBy all the main advertised yardsticks of success, the flotation of Saudi Aramco can be called a failure even before the shares have started trading…

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Saudi Aramco flotation is a failure before it has even begun | Nils Pratley

World’s most profitable company missed all three of its IPO goals and shares have not yet started tradingBy all the main advertised yardsticks of success, the flotation of Saudi Aramco can be called a failure even before the shares have started trading…

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Openreach overreach? Labour’s free broadband plan faces hurdles

Nationalisation of BT’s broadband arm sounds easy in theory but in practice price and pensions are big obstaclesFree broadband – indeed, an ultra-fast fibre service delivered to every household and business – sounds a highly popular idea. And Openreach…

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A buyer for British Steel is welcome but what’s Jingye’s strategy? | Nils Pratley

It’s hard to see why the Chinese firm wants to take over a loss-making business in a tough marketHalf the woes for steelmakers in Britain derive from dumping into world markets by Chinese producers, or so we have been told for a couple of decades. So i…

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