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FAANG Report: Google employees criticize plans for a 'censored' China search engine

Hundreds of employees of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) have written the company to protest plans to launch a "censored search engine" in China, according to a report by the BBC. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, quit China eight years ago in protest at government censorship.  But reports emerged last month that Google had been secretively working on a new Chinese search engine which is referred internally as Dragonfly. The platform would block certain websites and search terms like human rights and religion, the report said. >>>

Numis Securities repeats ‘buy’ on Pan African Resources after Elikhulu tailings plant news

Numis Securities has reiterated a ‘buy’ stance Pan African Resources plc (LON:PAF) after the firm announced that the pouring of first gold at its Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant in South Africa was “on budget and ahead of schedule”. The project’s commissioning phase is scheduled to be completed next month, with steady state production of approximately 55,000 ounces of gold per annum at an all-in sustaining cost of between US$650/oz and 700/oz. >>>

Debenhams looking to cut up to 200 more jobs in latest phase of struggling stores chain’s restructuring plans

Debenhams PLC (LON:DEB) is looking to cut up to 200 more jobs in the latest phase of the struggling department stores chain’s restructuring plans as it tries to counter House of Fraser (PRIVATE:HOF) merger rumours. The FTSE 250-listed firm has seen its shares jump over the past week since Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International PLC (LON:SPD) – which owns a 30% stake in Debenhams – acquired rival House of Fraser out of administration. >>>

Brave Bison on the hunt for “sustained profitability”

It hasn’t been an easy ride for AIM-quoted Brave Bison Group PLC (LON:BBSN) over the past couple of years. The company has struggled to turn a profit having expanded too quickly, losing focus along the way. The quality of the product has never been in doubt though. Just ask the raft of blue-chip companies – Shell, HP, the PGA Tour – Brave Bison counts among its customer base. Three pillars to the business So what does the firm do? Essentially it is a digital social video company, working with brands and organisations, like those above, to help them build and engage audiences through the use of media. >>>

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