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FTSE 100 falls following dramatic sell-off across Asia and US

In early trading, the UK’s benchmark stock fell by around 0.5% after suffering a fall more than 1% on Thursday. This comes after a sell-off across US and Asian markets.

Twitter makes first quarterly profit in its history

Twitter made its first quarterly profit in its 12-year history. It made a profit of $91m in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with a $167m loss the year before.

Bank of England signals ‘earlier’ interest rate hikes for UK as Brexit looms

Although the Bank of England have voted to keep interest rates on hold, they have said that rates would need to rise earlier than they thought. The next rise could come as early as May.

Manchester United blame Donald Trump’s tax reforms for a high-year loss

Manchester United have blamed Donald Trump’s tax overhaul for their half-year loss. They were listed with a loss of £12.87 in the first half of the financial year.

Trinity Mirror buys Express and Star in £200m deal

The owner of the Mirror newspaper group has bought the Express and the Star, as well as celebrity magazine OK! for £126.7m.

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