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Thursday newspaper round-up: Satellite launches, Arm, LVMH

(Sharecast News) - Britain's failed attempt to send satellites into orbit was a "disaster" and MPs are being urged to redirect funding to hospitals, with the country now seen as "toxic" for future launches. Senior figures at the Welsh company Space Forge, which lost a satellite when Virgin Orbit's Start Me Up mission failed to reach orbit, said a "seismic change" was needed for the UK to be appealing for space missions. - Guardian London is falling behind other international capitals as "superstar" businesses are strangled by red tape and years of underinvestment, a think-tank has warned. The Centre for Cities also blamed soaring house prices for a dismal rise in living standards that meant London's annual productivity rose by an average of just 0.2pc between 2007 and 2019. - Telegraph

British technology giant Arm will spurn advances from Rishi Sunak to float in London and instead opt for New York, in a blow to the Prime Minister's attempt to convince high-tech companies to go public in Britain. The company, which is owned by the Japanese multinational SoftBank, will list its shares in the US when it floats later this year, according to reports last night. - Telegraph

LVMH has strengthened its footing as the most valuable company in Europe after a €1.5 billion buyback winched up shares in the luxury conglomerate. Shares in the retail group, led by the French billionaire Bernard Arnault, rose by 0.4 per cent to €792.20 yesterday, giving the company a market valuation of €397 billion. - The Times

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(Sharecast News) - New post-Brexit UK border controls coming into force later this month will cost British businesses £2bn and fuel higher inflation, according to a report warning that UK-EU trade will be damaged as a result. With less than a month before the introduction of new checks on animal and plant products from 30 April, the insurer Allianz Trade said the controls agreed under Boris Johnson's Brexit deal could add 10% to import costs over the first year. - Guardian
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(Sharecast News) - The government is investing more than £55m in expanding facial recognition systems - including vans that will scan crowded high streets - as part of a renewed crackdown on shoplifting. The scheme was announced alongside plans for tougher punishments for serial or abusive shoplifters in England and Wales, including being forced to wear a tag to ensure they do not revisit the scene of their crime, under a new standalone criminal offence of assaulting a retail worker. - Guardian
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(Sharecast News) - Rachel Reeves has said an incoming Labour government would launch a £5bn crackdown on tax avoiders to close a gap in its spending plans exposed by Jeremy Hunt scrapping the non-dom regime to finance tax cuts. Warning households and businesses that Labour was prepared to adopt tough measures to tackle tax fraud and non-compliance, Reeves said the funding would be used to pay for free school breakfast clubs and additional NHS appointments. - Guardian
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(Sharecast News) - US airline regulators have launched an investigation after an engine cowling on a Boeing plane fell off during takeoff and struck the wing flap. The Southwest Airlines flight 3695 rose to about 10,300ft (3,140 metres) before returning safely 25 minutes after takeoff to Denver international airport at about 8.15am local time on Sunday. It was towed to the gate after landing. The Boeing aircraft with 135 passengers and six crew members aboard had been headed to Houston. No one was injured. - Guardian

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