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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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Fake pants seized in Christmas crackdown on counterfeits

Border officials have seized £1.5m worth of counterfeit Calvin Klein pants, along with fake Dyson fans, Superdry hoodies and Nike shoes.The authorities are using the hauls to highlight the risk of buying cut-price, substandard counterfeits at Christmas.The Intellectual Property Office is also using humour to fight the fakes. It …

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Fake goods worth millions seized ahead of Christmas

Ahead of Christmas, fake goods worth millions of pounds have been seized around the UK.Imitation clothes, toys and gadgets are among thousands of counterfeit items seized by the Border Force.Officers have targeted airports, ports and postal hubs to detect if imported goods are fake, banned or if the correct …

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