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UK’s ‘Wild West’ crypto market should be regulated, say l...

09 September, 2018 11:29 am 11:29 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s cryptocurrency market resembles the Wild West and should be regulated, lawmakers said on Wednesday, urging the government to bring to heel a sector plagued by volatile price swings, vulnerability to hacking and weak consumer protection. The Read More

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Pakistan, UK launch new initiative to check money laundering

09 September, 2018 5:19 pm 5:19 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan and the United Kingdom have launched a new initiative on Justice and Accountability to check money laundering. Addressing a joint news conference, along with British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Law Minister Farogh Nasim and Prime Read More

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UK consumer spending grows at fastest pace since January

09 September, 2018 9:48 am 9:48 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British consumer spending grew over the three months to August at the fastest pace since January, chiming with other signs the economy has picked up some steam in mid-2018, a survey from payments firm Visa showed on Read More

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Survey finds rapid increase in number of UK vapers

09 September, 2018 10:30 am 10:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – An estimated 3.2 million people in Britain are now users of e-cigarettes, or vapes, compared with around 7.4 million who smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to data from a survey conducted by an anti-smoking charity. Among those who Read More

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UK enjoys fastest growth in almost a year

09 September, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reeled off its fastest economic growth for nearly a year in the three months to July thanks to strong consumer spending lifted by the World Cup and unusually warm weather, official figures showed. Gross domestic product Read More

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UK wants deal on Brexit by November at latest: Lidington

09 September, 2018 8:19 am 8:19 am

CERNOBBIO (Reuters) – Britain believes an orderly, agreed exit from the European Union is still the most likely outcome but time is running out and a deal should be done by November at the latest, cabinet office minister David Lidington Read More

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In latest change, Uber brings new driver app to the UK

09 September, 2018 9:47 am 9:47 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber launched a new app for its drivers in Britain on Friday with features to help them track their earnings, calculate driving time and avoid speeding, in the latest change to the way it operates. The Silicon Read More

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Brexit could sway Scottish voters towards independence from UK

09 September, 2018 8:29 am 8:29 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s exit from the European Union could tip public opinion in Scotland in favour of seeking independence, an opinion poll showed . Scotland voted against independence in 2014, but a subsequent referendum on leaving the EU has Read More

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UK consumers defy Brexit blues, but companies fret – surveys

08 August, 2018 10:07 am 10:07 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British consumers appear little fazed by the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, but businesses have turned more worried, surveys showed on Friday. Britain’s headline gauge of consumer confidence, compiled by market research firm GfK for the European Read More

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Prince Harry and Meghan attend hit musical Hamilton in London

08 August, 2018 10:43 am 10:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan attended a performance of the hit musical Hamilton on Wednesday to raise money for a charity which works with children affected by HIV in southern Africa. At the end of the Read More

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Pound sets worst weekly streak against dollar since 2014

08 August, 2018 9:24 am 9:24 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The British pound inched higher  as the dollar fell across the board, and some traders saw a buying opportunity after data this week pointed to the UK economy holding up relatively well. Worries about whether Britain can Read More

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Pay for Britain’s top bosses rises 23 percent

08 August, 2018 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Pay packages for the bosses of Britain’s 100 biggest listed firms rose 23 percent over the past year, fuelled by payouts for the CEOs of house builder Persimmon (PSN.L) and industrial firm Melrose Industries (MRON.L), a survey Read More

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National, foreign leaders felicitate Pakistani nation on Independence Day

08 August, 2018 7:06 pm 7:06 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National and foreign political leaders including PM-in waiting Imran Khan, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, Kasmiri Hurriyat leaders UK and US leaders felicitate Pakistani nation on the occasion of Independence Day. In his Read More

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Explosion at military hardware factory in UK leaves one dead, one injured

08 August, 2018 9:10 am 9:10 am

(Reuters) – An explosion at a military hardware factory near Salisbury, Wiltshire has left one person dead on Friday, British defence equipment maker Chemring Group Plc (CHG.L) said. The explosion at the Chemring Countermeasures factory of the British contractor also Read More

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UK firms struggle to hire with Brexit, record low jobless rate

08 August, 2018 11:40 am 11:40 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people recruited for permanent jobs in Britain grew at its slowest pace in nine months in July, reflecting record low unemployment and a shortage of migrant workers from the European Union, a recruiters’ body Read More

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