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5 Things To Research When Setting Up Your Business

Getting your new start-up to run smoothly can be a complicated process. There are a lot of things that you need to focus on, with thoughts about everything from insurance to market your … Continue reading “5 Things To Research When Setting Up Your Business”


SFO levels charges at Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank PLC has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over ‘unlawful financial assistance’ said to have been given to Qatar in 2008, according to BBC News. In June 2017 the … Continue reading “SFO levels charges at Barclays Bank”


US regulators block $1.2bn purchase of Moneygram by Chinese firm

The $1.2bn (£880m) sale of money transfer brand Moneygram to Chinese company Ant Financial has been blocked by US regulators, according to BBC News. The merger was announced in 2017 but authorities declared … Continue reading “US regulators block $1.2bn purchase of Moneygram by Chinese firm”


Bitcoin proves volatile on the markets

It’s been a busy week for bitcoin – even by bitcoin’s standards. On Wednesday, it reached its highest level at $11,434, before nosediving a huge 21% to $9,009 just six hours later. The … Continue reading “Bitcoin proves volatile on the markets”


UK-China civil nuclear partnership progresses

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai have agreed to enhance the UK-China civil nuclear partnership, at the 7th UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue in Beijing, the government … Continue reading “UK-China civil nuclear partnership progresses”


UK government begins sale of shares in King’s Cross Central development

The UK’s Department for Transport and HM Treasury reported on Monday that the multi-million pound sale of the government’s investment in the King’s Cross Central redevelopment has commenced, with the Treasury benefiting from … Continue reading “UK government begins sale of shares in King’s Cross Central development”


London-listed Vodafone launches bid for Kabel Deutschland

UK’s Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) said on Tuesday it had launched a voluntary public takeover bid of EUR87.00 (USD115.43) per share in cash for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland Holding AG. The price … Continue reading “London-listed Vodafone launches bid for Kabel Deutschland”


Telecom Italia postpones fixed-line sale as Italy’s regulator approves lower cost access for competitors

Telecom Italia SpA (BIT:TIT) said its board had decided to halt the implementation of the plan to spin off the fixed-line business until favourable regulatory conditions are in place. Italy’s telecom regulator AGCOM … Continue reading “Telecom Italia postpones fixed-line sale as Italy’s regulator approves lower cost access for competitors”


Greece offers sole bidder Emma Delta to increase bid for football bet firm OPAP

greece’s privatisation agency HRADF has invited Greek-Czech investment fund Emma Delta to increase its bid for a controlling interest in gambling specialist Hellenic Football Prognostics Organisation SA (OPAP), the body said in a … Continue reading “Greece offers sole bidder Emma Delta to increase bid for football bet firm OPAP”


Bank of England keeps rates and QE on hold again

UK interest rates have been maintained at a record-low 0.5% for another month. The Bank of England announced today that its Monetary Policy Committee had voted not to change the official Bank Rate … Continue reading “Bank of England keeps rates and QE on hold again”


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