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FinCEN Files: Roman Abramovich had secret stakes in rival players

Image copyright Getty Images Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich held secret investments in footballers not owned by his club, an investigation has discovered. The players included the Peruvian winger Andre Carrillo, who turned out against Chelsea in Champions League matches in 2014. He held rights in the players through a company based in the British Virgin Islands. Mr Abramovich’s spokeswoman stressed… Read more →

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Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft

Image copyright Reaction Image caption Hypersonic aircraft will need new engine technology “I’ve spent my career on things flying fast,” says Adam Dissel, who heads up the US operations of Reaction Engines. This British company is building engines that can operate at dizzying speeds, under conditions that would melt existing jet engines. The firm wants to reach hypersonic velocity, beyond… Read more →

British Gas owner plans to launch cheaper energy rival

Image copyright Broitish Gas x The UK’s biggest household energy supplier, British Gas, will soon face competition from a new, cheaper supplier from its own stable. Parent Centrica has been trialling a digital-only “challenger” brand under the name British Gas X amid the highly competitive world of energy supply. The company has been shedding customers and this month said it… Read more →