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Lawyer Randell leads race to chair City watchdog

A lawyer who advised ministers during the meltdown in Britain’s banking ‎system in 2008 is a leading candidate to become the next chairman of the City regulator. Sky News has learnt that Charles‎ Randell, a former partner at the ‘Magic Circle’ law firm Slaughter & May, is in talks …

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Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has said.Mr Wallace said firms such as Facebook, Google and YouTube were too slow to remove radical content online, forcing the government to act instead.While tech …

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North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row

South Korean authorities have seized a second ship suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say.The Panama-flagged tanker, which is named Koti, is being held at a port near the western city of Pyeongtaek.South Korea has already impounded a Hong Kong-registered ship it …

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Will we see driverless tech go mainstream in 2018?

The coming year will see driverless vehicle technology become part of everyday life in Britain, according to experts. The sector has already seen a sharp acceleration in development over the past 12 months with the Government backing the technology in the last Budget – promising fully driverless cars on …

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What to watch

Global stock markets are closing out a blockbuster year.In the US, the S&P 500 topped 2,670, rising more than 400 points or about 19% over the year. Japan’s Nikkei also gained nearly 20%. Even the UK’s FTSE indexes hit record highs, ending the year more than 7% ahead. As …

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P2P giant Funding Circle banks on £1bn float

Funding Circle, the UK’s biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, is preparing to hire advisers to oversee a £1bn-plus London flotation. Sky News has learnt that the company has told investment banks that it will hold a beauty parade towards the end of the first quarter of 2018, with a listing …

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Millennials to enjoy 'inheritance boom'

Millennials will enjoy the biggest “inheritance boom” of any post-war generation, but it will be too late to solve housing struggles and wealth inequality, a report says.Those who have parents and grandparents in the “baby boomer” generation will be left record sums of wealth, the Resolution Foundation said.But they …

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Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

Holiday firms which advertise time-limited offers may be misleading consumers, according to the consumer group, Which?Many tour operators promote money-off deals, providing travellers book by a certain date.But when Which? studied such offers, it found that half the holidays advertised were the same price -or even cheaper – after …

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