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U.S. unveils additional sanctions targeting Russian media, financing and elites

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The U.S. announced a slate of new sanctions against Russia on Sunday. The sanctions include cutting off Kremlin-controlled media outlets from American advertisers. The announcement also included new export controls against the Russian industrial sector. President Joe Biden and the leaders of the G-7 met virtually with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.See the Story
Europe · London

BT and Warner Bros. Discovery agree to form new premium sports joint venture for UK and Ireland

42% Left coverage: 12 sources
BT Group PLC said it has reached a set of definitive agreements with Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. for a 50-50 sports joint venture in the U.K. and Ireland. The joint venture will combine BT Sport and Eurosport UK, with a portfolio including rights to the UEFA Champions League, the Premier League, UFC, the Olympic Games and the winter sports World Cup season.See the Story
Europe · London

Morrisons and EG Group table final rival bids for McColl's

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
Morrisons and EG Group have both tabled final offers to secure a rescue deal. The convenience chain fell into administration on Friday, plunging the future of its 1,100 shops and 16,000 staff into doubt. There are 12 McColl's shops across Norfolk, including in Norwich, North Walsham, and Great Yarmouth.See the Story
Europe · London

‘Unacceptable’: Aviva CEO hits back at shareholder sexism

38% Left coverage: 8 sources
The chief executive of the insurer Aviva has hit out at sexism in the industry, saying “unacceptable behaviour” has only increased since she took more senior roles in the sector.See the Story
Europe · London

Cost of living: Bank of England chief hits back at criticism it has 'stoked inflation'

71% Left coverage: 7 sources
Britain has the highest inflation of Europe's big economies and in the Group of Seven. Andrew Bailey said he "rejected" the argument made by former governor Mervyn King, who said too much money printing during the pandemic was a major cause of the high inflation. Most economists say widespread supply chain disruption and increased spending on goods are main culprits. See the Story
Europe · London

Cost of living: Bank of England rate-setter sees inflation higher than forecast

Coverage: 5 sources
Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders said inflation risked exceeding BoE forecasts. He urged the BoE to "lean heavily" against it. Saunders and two other members of the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise Bank Rate from 0.75% to 1.25% last week.See the Story
Business

The Ford E-Transit Custom Is a New Electric Van for Europe

Coverage: 2 sources
The all-new E-Transit Custom van is due to be on sale by the end of next year. It will offer businesses a greener commercial vehicle alternative to petrol and diesel with a battery range of 236 miles on a single charge. It is expected to be priced from around £40,000 - a significant mark-up on the cheapest version on sale today which starts from £26,145.See the Story

How to get a mortgage if you're self-employed

Nearly a quarter of self-employed individuals have had a mortgage application denied in the past, compared to just 12% of salaried workersSee the Story

Chase Bank gains more than 500k customers in its first eight months

Chase already serves 56million digital customers in the US and its parent company JPMorgan manages trillions of pounds of assets. The new offer is the latest addition to Chase's offers and follows the recent launch of the Chase Saver account with an interest rate of 1.5%. After eight months in the UK market, Chase now holds �8billion in customer deposits, and has processed approximately 20million card and payment transactions.See the Story

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