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My name is Joel Bissitt. I have been an entrepreneur for 24 years and have run many small businesses across various sectors. For the last 10 years I have worked mainly within online media, franchising and small business start-ups. I am an author of various websites including Franchise UK https://www.franchise-uk.co.uk

Bitcoin tops $16k as miner probes '$64m theft'

An endless supply of speculative buyers is being cited as the reason for Bitcoin’s value surging above $16,000 for the first time, despite renewed security fears. Market analysts have watched, in amazement, the cryptocurrency’s leap from record to record in recent days and continued to ponder whether it is …

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Anger at Chancellor's disability employment comments

The Chancellor has been criticised by a disabled charity for saying high levels of disabled people in the workforce may have had an impact on productivity. Speaking to the Treasury Committee, Philip Hammond said the UK should be “extremely proud of high levels of participation by disabled people”.But that …

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Second agency warns against ousting LSE chair

Removing the chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) would “destabilise” the search for a new chief executive, a shareholder adviser has warned, dealing a blow to the activist fund behind the year’s most extraordinary City row. Sky News has seen a note circulated on Thursday by Glass, …

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San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots

San Francisco officials have voted to restrict where delivery robots can go in the city, in a blow for the burgeoning industry.Start-ups will have to get permits to use such bots, which will be restricted to less crowded urban areas.Opponents are concerned about the safety of pedestrians, particularly elderly …

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China's financial system harbours large risks, says IMF

Rising levels of debt pose “large risks” to China’s economy, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).In its first report since 2011 on China’s resilience to shocks and contagion, the IMF said it still had concerns over imbalances in the world’s second-largest economy.A stress test on China’s banks found …

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Ladbrokes Coral in talks over takeover by GVC

Bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral has revealed it is in “detailed” talks over a potential takeover by online rival GVC valuing it at up to £3.9bn. GVC, whose brands include Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo, would pay cash and shares under the deal which would see Ladbrokes Coral shareholders own 46.5% of …

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Lords warn no Brexit deal will 'deeply damage' UK

The House of Lords has said that a no-deal Brexit would “deeply damage” the UK, impacting not only the economy, but also aviation, counter terrorism and nuclear safety. The damning report said it is “difficult, if not impossible, to envisage a worse outcome for the UK” than a no-deal …

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