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Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Google and Facebook, Diageo, SFO

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Michele Maatouk

(ShareCast News) - The price of British strawberries could rise by more than a third if the UK cannot ensure access to European workers after Brexit, farmers have warned. Producers have called on the government to introduce a permit scheme for seasonal workers to ensure that the expansion of soft fruit production in the UK is not brought to a halt. - Guardian

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Thursday newspaper round-up: Brexit, Google and Facebook, Diageo, SFO

Michele Maatouk

(ShareCast News) - The price of British strawberries could rise by more than a third if the UK cannot ensure access to European workers after Brexit, farmers have warned. Producers have called on the government to introduce a permit scheme for seasonal workers to ensure that the expansion of soft fruit production in the UK is not brought to a halt. - Guardian 6 hours ago

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Uber, Gemfields, Barclays boss, GVC

Michele Maatouk

(ShareCast News) - Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app on Tuesday, following a tumultuous six months of scandal. Kalanick stepped down in the face of pressure from five of Uber's largest investors, according to the New York Times, which first reported Kalanick's exit. - Guardian Yesterday

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Brexit talks, May days, inequality gap, Barclays

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(ShareCast News) - David Davis bowed to European demands that Britain agree the principle of its multibillion-pound Brexit bill before talks on a new trade agreement can begin, as formal negotiations got under way in Brussels yesterday. In a significant climbdown, less than a month after declaring that the sequencing of the talks would be "the row of the summer", Mr Davis changed tack and signed up to the main principles of the EU's position. - The Times 2 days ago

Monday newspaper round-up: brutal Brexit, soft Brexit, boomer boost, Co-op

Oliver Haill

(ShareCast News) - European leaders fear that Theresa May's government is too fragile to negotiate viable terms on which to leave the union, meaning the discussions that officially begin on Monday could end in a "brutal Brexit" - under which talks collapse without any deal. As officials began gathering in Brussels on Sunday night, the long-awaited start of negotiations was overshadowed by political chaos back in Westminster, where chancellor Philip Hammond warned that failing to strike a deal would be "a very, very bad outcome". - Guardian 3 days ago

Sunday newspaper round-up: Sainsbury's, Nisa Retail, Brexit, Lloyds, Jaguar Land Rover

Josh White

(ShareCast News) - Sainsbury's is closing in on a takeover of Nisa Retail, the member-owned convenience store group - but is set to face a rebellion from independent shopkeepers opposed to its demutualisation. Britain's second-biggest supermarket chain is understood to have won a bidding war with the Co-operative Group for Nisa, which has 2,900 stores and 1.3bn in sales. Sainsbury's is said to have offered 2,500 a share, valuing Nisa at 130m, based on 52,000 shares in issue - The Sunday Times 4 days ago

Friday newspaper round-up: Greece, Morrisons, FirstGroup

Michele Maatouk

(ShareCast News) - For the best part of a decade, Greece has wanted to become a "normal" country, and late on Thursday it appeared to begin that process, after creditors agreed to disburse 8.5bn (7.4bn) of bailout funds aimed at putting the debt-stricken nation back on the road to recovery. The money, signed off after months of disagreement between the European Unionand International Monetary Fund over how to reduce Athens' staggering debt pile, will be released in July, once European parliaments ratify the deal. - Guardian 6 days ago

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