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Investors in Next critical over dividend disclosure

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Next has been criticised by a group of heavyweight investors who say the company failed to act on a warning that could have prevented it from breaking company law, forcing the retail group to hold an expensive shareholder meeting this week.

Stamp duty reforms cost the Treasury £662m in 2015

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George Osborne’s overhaul of the stamp duty tax regime has cost the taxpayer well over half a billion pounds in lost revenue last year, new research today reveals, as sales of high-end homes slowed and investors switched tactics to avoid paying huge premiums on purchases.

Ford to move production to Mexico: Report

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Auto giant Ford is planning a new assembly plant south of the U.S. border, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, and will sharply increase factory output from Mexico just months after signing a labor deal.



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Deutsche Bank CEO says sector needs more mergers

Europe needs to see more banking mergers for the sector to be in position to become more profitable, Deutsche Bank Chief Executive John Cryan said on Wednesday, amid a report Germany's biggest lender had looked at No. 2 player Commerzbank.