Branson Quits U.K. Rail, Franchise System `Insane'

Richard Branson’s involvement in the U.K. rail business will end in December after FirstGroup Plc beat his Virgin Trains unit to a contract to run Britain’s No. 1 route with a bid the billionaire said could end in bankruptcy.

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07:13 - Bloomberg’s Mark Barton charts the rise in global equities – a month which has seen gains on all but five years since 1988. Barton takes a look at the yuan, copper and the FTSE 350 Banks Index.
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