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Remain MPs blame Brexit for Nissan withdrawal

Remain MPs blame Brexit for Nissan withdrawal

Business
MPs have said Brexit uncertainty is to blame for news that Nissan will withdraw from plans to manufacture its X-Trail model in the UK.Nissan had pledged to manufacture the new SUV model in the UK four months after the referendum - a move seen as a major vote of confidence in the country's manufacturing outside the EU. But Sky News' City editor Mark Kleinman learned on Saturday that the Japanese carmaker is to withdraw from the arrangement on Monday.The news casts doubt over Nissan's future investment in the UK, and stokes debate about the future of British car manufacturing less than eight weeks before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union.Many Remain supporters said the withdrawal was a worrying indicator of Brexit having a corrosive impact on the British economy. ...
Oscars 2019: James Bulger film to remain in Oscars

Oscars 2019: James Bulger film to remain in Oscars

Entertainment
A film recreating events around the notorious murder of two-year-old James Bulger will be allowed to compete at the Oscars, the awards' organisers say.James' mother had called for Detainment to be withdrawn, after it was nominated in the best live action short category.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said it takes Denise Fergus's concerns "very seriously" but maintains a "neutral role" in the voting process.It said academy members applied their "own judgment" on the film's merits.James was a month short of his third birthday when he was abducted by two 10-year-old boys, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, at the Strand shopping centre in Bootle, Merseyside, in 1993.Detainment, directed by Vincent Lambe, recreates th...
Refunds from the IRS may go out, but hurdles to complete your return remain

Refunds from the IRS may go out, but hurdles to complete your return remain

Finance
The IRS has assured taxpayers of two key concerns during the ongoing federal government shutdown — the tax season start date and the availability of refunds — but accountants say the tax-filing season could still be painful. Earlier this week, the tax agency said that it would kick off the income tax--filing season on Jan. 28 and taxpayers would receive the refunds they're owed, in spite of the shutdown. The IRS said it would also recall a "significant portion" of its workforce, bringing them back to work without pay. ...
Deutsche Bank squeezes past crucial health checks but investor concerns still remain

Deutsche Bank squeezes past crucial health checks but investor concerns still remain

Finance
Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank were put to one side on Monday as the embattled German lender performed better-than-expected in the European Central Bank's (ECB) latest stress tests. Deutsche shares climbed a modest 0.2 percent in early deals after it registered a core tier 1 capital ratio of 8.14 percent at Friday evening's test. This figure is essentially the cash buffer it has in the event of a financial crisis The assessment looked at the bank's 2017 balance sheet and tested how it would stand up to the strain of what th...
Remain v Leave: Scale of Facebook ad war revealed

Remain v Leave: Scale of Facebook ad war revealed

Technology
Anti-Brexit groups are running at least twice as many adverts as major Leave campaigns on Facebook - and possibly up to 59 times more, Sky News can reveal. The two largest Remain campaigns, People's Vote and Best for Britain, are currently running 16 Facebook ads on their pages.By contrast, Leave Means Leave, the group backed by Nigel Farage, is running five ads. Leave.EU is only running two.A data set of Facebook ads over the last two-and-a-half months, seen exclusively by Sky News, presents an even starker contrast.In this period, the Best For Britain and People's Vote campaigns ran 177 ads, whereas the two largest pro-Brexit campaigns ran only three. Ahead of the Remain-supporting March for the Future taking place in London on Saturday, People's Vote and Best for Bri...