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Heathrow’s chief executive says the airport is “on the cusp of a recovery” as it posts its first full quarter of passenger growth since 2019. Britain’s busiest airport benefitted from strong pent-up demand for travel as pandemic-related restrictions continue to ease around the world. Passenger numbers in the third financial quarter recovered to 28% and
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Green bonds offering savers the chance to back the government’s environmental projects are going on sale – but experts think the “paltry” returns on offer will see demand wilt. The bonds, described as the first ever green savings product issued by a country, go on sale online via the Treasury-backed National Savings & Investments (NS&I)
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Tesla said it had battled chip shortages, port congestion and rolling blackouts as it reported better-than-expected sales – but warned “outside factors” could hold back further growth. The electric car maker, led by billionaire Elon Musk, also boosted its profitability in the third quarter despite a 6% fall in the average selling price of its
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Netflix has hailed the “mind-boggling” success of Korean hit Squid Game as it posted better than expected subscriber growth and pencilled in a further acceleration over coming months. The streaming giant revealed that 142 million households had watched the series – already the group’s biggest TV show – in the first four weeks since its
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Passengers using Heathrow next year could see airport charges rise by more than 50% next year, under price cap proposals released by the aviation regulator that have infuriated airlines. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Tuesday that the UK’s largest airport – which has suffered a dramatic decline in revenue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
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The government has intervened in the £6.3bn takeover of UK defence and aerospace technology firm Meggitt to assess national security concerns. Shareholders last month voted to back the acquisition of Meggitt by US rival Parker-Hannifin, after the deal was agreed by the UK group’s board in August. But Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has now issued
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