British Business - June 4



June 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

The Times

- George Iacobescu told staff at Canary Wharf Group that from next month he would no longer be responsible for development and construction at the company, which manages the 128-acre estate in east London. Link

- Russia-focused gold producer Nordgold is planning to float in London with a value of about $5 billion, making it the latest company to take advantage of surging commodities prices. Link

The Guardian

- United Airlines UAL.O has bought 15 planes capable of travelling at twice the speed of modern airliners as it aims to bring back supersonic travel 18 years after Concorde's final flight. Link

- Britain's ministers removed Portugal from the travel "green list" amid increasing worries that coronavirus variants could scupper domestic reopening, with studies indicating the type now dominant in the UK is almost twice as likely to cause serious illness as the one it replaced. Link

The Telegraph

- The UK must align itself with European Union rules to escape many of the customs checks on British goods exported to Northern Ireland, the Irish foreign minister said on Thursday. Link

- Britain is poised to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with Norway as soon as Friday, with further agreements with Iceland and Liechtenstein expected soon afterwards. Link

Sky News

- Thousands of Tesco Plc TSCO.L workers have won a landmark decision against the supermarket giant in an equal pay case being heard by the European Court of Justice. Link

- The UK Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has received an alert from the COVID app less than a week after attending the Champions League final in Portugal with his son. Link

The Independent

- Twitter Inc TWTR.N has finally launched an edit tweet function though users will have to pay for the privilege as part of the social network's new premium service. Link

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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