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Gluten-free noodle firm Mr Lee’s Noodles to sell £5m stake

A healthy noodle firm founded by an entrepreneur with a life-threatening illness is poised to sell a stake in a deal that could value the business at £30million. City sources said Mr Lee’s Noodles has hired advisers from Bluebox Corporate Finance to sell a £5million holding to fund expansion. The …

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Next CBI boss finds ray of hope in coronavirus crisis

There are few silver linings to this pandemic. But ‘for tragic reasons’ a more efficient economy could perhaps be one of them, says Tony Danker, incoming director general of Britain’s biggest business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry. Danker, who joins the CBI in November replacing Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, …

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Will the great pub return be a tonic for investors?

There could be a few ‘Super Saturday’ hangovers this morning after many of the UK’s pubs, bars and restaurants opened their doors yesterday after months of lockdown.  But will the re-opening of the hospitality and leisure sector bring opportunity to investors or just lead to a hangover of a financial …

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How you can make your investment portfolio great again

Whatever you think about Donald Trump’s promise to ‘make America great again’, investing in some of the country’s biggest companies has certainly been the saviour of many an investment portfolio. As a result of strong stock market performance, British investors who bought into the S&P 500 index of major American …

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Book your MOT now as the lockdown amnesty ends

A six-month extension to MOT certificates introduced in lockdown will be axed at the end of this month, but this will still leave many vehicles too dangerous to drive, advisers say. More than nine million cars have faults, according to research by the comparison website GoCompare. Because of the extension, …

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Lower rates for careful Zopa credit card users

Zopa is to become the first lender to offer lower credit card interest rates to careful spenders who have better credit ratings. In a challenge to the big banks, the peer-to-peer lender plans to launch its first credit card later this year. Zopa secured a banking licence last month and …

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