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Tuesday newspaper round-up: Apple, CBI, PwC

(Sharecast News) - Apple has lifted the lid on the worst kept secret in Silicon Valley and revealed the Vision Pro, a $3,499 VR headset. "With Vision Pro, you're no longer limited by a display. Your surroundings become an infinite canvas," the Apple chief executive, Tim Cook, said. "Vision Pro blends digital content into the space around us. It will introduce us to Spatial Computing." - Guardian The future of Britain's most prominent business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry, is on a knife-edge as it relies on the backing of trade bodies in a crunch vote. The CBI has been canvassing support from its members ahead of an extraordinary general meeting on Tuesday that will decide on its fate after sexual misconduct allegations revealed by the Guardian. - Guardian

Houses are taking twice as long to sell today as they did a year ago, as rising mortgage rates make it harder for buyers to afford homes. On average, it took home sellers 49 days to find a buyer in May, up from 26 days in the same month in 2022, according to analysis of Connells Group data by Hamptons. - Telegraph

The former owner of In The Style, a fast-fashion retailer once worth £100 million, plans to bypass shareholders and enter compulsory liquidation. Adam Frisby founded the online retailer in his bedroom ten years ago. It built a following thanks to collaborations with Charlotte Crosby, a star of the television show Geordie Shore, and Stacey Solomon, a panellist on ITV's Loose Women. - The Times

PwC has given the names of at least 67 of its consultants, including some based in the UK, to Australian politicians investigating a tax leak scandal that threatens the firm's global reputation. In response to questions, PwC has written to the Australian Senate giving the names of current and former staff potentially connected to the leaking of confidential government tax plans. - The Times

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Sunday newspaper round-up: Middle East, Aston Martin, Defence
(Sharecast News) - Britons must accept that their country was now involved in the Middle East conflict, Tobias Ellwood said. The former defence minister warned that "nobody was in full control" of the growing conflict as more and more countries were sucked in. Ellwood also said that Tehran's strike had taken the conflict into a "new dangerous territory". - Sunday Telegraph
Friday newspaper round-up: Everton, AstraZeneca, Amazon
(Sharecast News) - Everton has paid about £30m in interest charges to an opaque lender associated with a tax exile, corporate records suggest. The charges appear to have reached about £438,000 a week, according to the troubled Premier League club's most recent set of accounts, a figure more than three times the reported wages of the Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. - Guardian
Thursday newspaper round-up: Border controls, McKinsey, KPMG
(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
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Shoplifting, EnQuest, Klarna
(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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