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Pound down but firms hopeful on Brexit progress

The pound has failed to rally despite progress in the UK’s effort to begin post-Brexit trade talks. Sterling fell half a cent against the dollar as the breakthrough was confirmed in Brussels, from above $1.35 to $1.3465. It was also largely flat against the euro at €1.1460. European Commission …

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Primark among 260 employers 'shamed' on pay by HMRC

Two of the biggest brands in UK discount retailing are among 260 employers “named and shamed” by the Government for failing to give staff the national minimum wage. HMRC identified 16,000 workers who were owed a total of £1.7m in back pay. Among them were 383 Sports Direct staff …

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Bitcoin hits $17,000 as bubble fears mount

Bitcoin briefly crossed through the $17,000 (£12,615) mark in volatile Asian trading, extending its record-breaking run. The cryptocurrency has soared about 70% this week according to Coindesk.com, despite fresh warnings of a dangerous bubble.Its dramatic rise has been likened to a “charging train with no brakes”.As concerns mount, an …

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Fake pants worth £1.5m seized in Xmas crackdown

Fake goods worth millions of pounds, including over 80,000 pairs of Calvin Klein pants, have been found at ports around the UK in the run-up to Christmas. The haul of fake Calvin Klein underwear, worth £1.5m, 1,440 Superdry hoodie tops worth £100,000 were seized at Southampton port in recent …

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Chat and pay

“Great night last night, how much do I owe you for the dinner? £25? Here you go.” It’s a conversation most of us have had in person, but these days it’s happening increasingly on social media.The chat could take place on Facebook’s Messenger service and finish with a simple …

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Crypto currency

The digital currency Bitcoin is rallying at phenomenal speed, leaving many high and others dry in markets around the world. But why are prices higher in India than elsewhere? The BBC’s Devina Gupta explains.While the Bitcoin bull run has been welcomed by many, financial regulators in emerging economies are …

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Fire risk fridges: Standards are deficient, says Which?

Householders are being warned that current safety standards for fridges and fridge-freezers may be “deficient”, creating a potential fire risk.Consumer group Which? says new, tighter standards due by 2019 should be brought in much faster.The body responsible for those standards said it was working hard to introduce them as …

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