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PRESS DIGEST-British Business - Sept 1

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Sept 1 (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

- BHP, the world's biggest miner, is considering barring unvaccinated staff from its mines and offices in Australia from early next year. https://bit.ly/3gRi0Lo

- Technology company Blue Prism issued a statement to the stock market confirming it was in discussions with TPG Capital and Vista Equity Partners over possible takeover offers, following market speculation. https://bit.ly/3mOOyJv

The Guardian

- New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the Democratic party's progressive caucus have urged Joe Biden to replace Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve as part of a top-to-bottom makeover of the U.S. central bank. https://bit.ly/3t3at0D

- Nike has given its head office employees in the U.S. a week off to "destress" and recover from the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://bit.ly/3yyPhkc

The Telegraph

- Senior British intelligence officials held secret talks with the Taliban in Kabul to seek assurances that Afghanistan will not be used to launch terror attacks on the West, The Telegraph can reveal. https://bit.ly/3DyjbJk

- Dominic Raab is set to blame intelligence errors for the Afghanistan crisis on Wednesday as he faces a grilling from MPs over his decision to fly Foreign Office staff out of the country after the Taliban took Kabul. https://bit.ly/3mTzj23

Sky News

- Anglo American, the FTSE 100 mining giant, is closing in on the appointment of a new chief executive as its veteran boss prepares to bow out after nearly a decade. https://bit.ly/3zAzPWa

(Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)