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Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark

Bitcoin has breached the $16,000 mark, extending the digital currency’s record-breaking surge.The cryptocurrency began the year below $1,000 but continues to rise despite warnings of a dangerous bubble.According to Coindesk.com, Bitcoin reached $16,050.83 (£11, 928.78), having soared over 50% in a week. The new high comes days before the …

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Zimbabwe budget woos foreign investors

Zimbabwe has taken steps towards ending its economic isolation in its first budget since the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year authoritarian rule.Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa announced a package of measures aimed at wooing international investors, including new curbs on laws that require firms to be 51% locally owned.He said …

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DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m

DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 – making £12.3m this year, according to Forbes magazine.The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, started off making videos of himself playing Minecraft and Pokemon.He’s got more than 16 million subscribers and has had more than 10 billion views of all his videos.The …

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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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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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