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  • Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Roles will be created in Amazon's London head office and around the country where new staff will be working on key innovations.

  • A visitor uses a cell phone in the Google offices in Berlin, Germany.

    Google and Microsoft's Bing will demote U.K. search results of copyright infringing websites, the companies said on Monday.

  • LAGOS, Feb 20- Nigeria's deputy leader is making wide use of powers granted by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on extended sick leave abroad, as the country seeks to avoid a debilitating power vacuum while it confronts its first recession in 25 years. The Nigerian stock exchange, already hit by recession, has fallen to a nine-month low on the uncertainty over...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever dropped 8 percent on Monday after U.S. rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly ditched its surprise $143 billion merger proposal. Concerns had also been raised about political scrutiny in Britain where Prime Minister Theresa May had indicated she would be more proactive in vetting foreign takeovers...

  • Feb 20- Asked About M&A, Interim Ceo At Builder Bovis. *Tells reuters the fall in profit is due to the 7 million one-off provision to address customer service issues. *Says some of the 180 homes which should have been completed in 2016 have yet to be handed over to buyers.

  • Brexit uncertainity means that central bank will not take action

    Tressis Gestion CIO Daniel Lacalle discusses how the Bank of England is reacting to Brexit uncertainty, and how this is affecting the U.K. housing market.

  • UK white paper, changing philosophy - no concrete solutions or details

    CNBC's Gemma Acton speaks about Bovis Homes' latest earnings and explains how the U.K. government is changing its philosophy on housing.

  • CNBC's Tania Bryer discusses the British fashion industry's response to Brexit.

  • Deep in foreign markets so penetrate brand: Anya Hindmarch

    Fashion designer Anya Hindmarch and Kate Phelan, creative director at Topshop, discuss their hopes for the British fashion industry post-Brexit.

  • Traffic analytics firm Inrix has calculated how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic during peak travel times last year in 1,064 cities in 38 countries worldwide. Source: Inrix Inc., 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard. Does not include cities in Japan or China, where Inrix does not collect its own data.

  • DETROIT— When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm. San Francisco was the fourth-most congested city, while Bogota, Colombia, was fifth, Sao Paulo...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.1 percent to 19,244.39 and South Korea's Kospi crept up 0.1 percent to 2,082.76. JAPAN TRADE: Imports to Asia's second-largest economy grew in January for the first time in 25 months while exports grew at a slower pace than the previous month, according to Kyodo News. ANALYST VIEW: "Asian markets look set...

  • Kraft and Heinz products

    Kraft Heinz has decided to withdraw its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, which had spurned the offer as too low, The AP reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20- Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook. These efforts, which are aimed at developing hardware and so-called augmented reality...

  • QUITO, Feb 20- Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was within striking distance of winning the first round of Ecuador's presidential election on Monday, as the Andean country's electoral body counted ballots late into the night. A couple of hundred opposition supporters congregated in front of the electoral council headquarters in Quito to demand...

  • QUITO, Feb 19- Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was winning Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, partial results showed, and was close to the margin needed to avoid a runoff against conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso. In the event of a runoff, Ecuador's fragmented opposition is expected to coalesce around Lasso amid anger over an...

  • QUITO, Feb 19- Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was winning Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, partial results showed, though he was just short of the margin needed to avoid an April runoff against conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso. In the event of a runoff, Ecuador's fragmented opposition is expected to coalesce around Lasso amid...

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 19,207.30 and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.1 percent to 2,078.08. Also due this week: a German business confidence index on Tuesday, U.S. new home sales on Friday and earnings from big companies such as British bank HSBC. ANALYST VIEW: "Asian markets look set for a soft start to the week with a lack...

  • QUITO, Feb 19- Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno was winning Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, first results showed, though he was just short of the margin needed to avoid a runoff against conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso. In the event of a runoff, Ecuador's fragmented opposition is expected to coalesce around Lasso amid anger over an...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Online retailer Amazon is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the country once more even as it prepares to leave the European Union. Amazon, along with other tech giants such as Google and Apple, has increased its commitment to Britain in the last year, saying Britain's...