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From little things big things grow, and new programme aims to add fertilizer

FIFTEEN of the UK’s top business schools are sharing their expertise to help micro-enterprises grow. A programme delivered via the Small Business Charter (SBC) is...
stock market charts software

Traders want fewer working hours at UK and European exchanges

By Hal Williams EVERY computer programme, algorithm and robot introduced to the workplace theoretically enhances efficiency and cuts the workload — but the real cut...
e-cigarette, vaping

Imperial Brands running out of puff? A tough year for the vaping industry

BRITISH multinational firm Imperial Brands has had a challenging year, with pre-tax profits for 2019 falling from £1.83bn to £1.69bn and shares down 9.4...
Halloween shop

Oh, my gourd: pumpkins, sweets and costumes make today a monster hit

WANT to hear a scary story…? Well gather round the hearth, children, and consider these facts (well, internet facts, courtesy of the US National...
social media apps on mobile

Twitter shares tumble in wake of revenue reports

TWITTER shares nosedived after reports of lower-than-expected revenues and rising costs. Company earnings per-share are at their lowest point in seven months — 17 cents,...
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Facebook takes down foreign posts targeting US elections

FACEBOOK has admitted taking down four foreign interference operations originating from Iran and Russia, apparently linked to the US 2020 presidential elections. The Russian Internet...
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IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
Facebook Libra

Faltering Libra project is losing more traction

FACEBOOK’S Libra currency project appears to be close to dead in the water, with five major payments providers pulling out. The founding companies in the...
mental health, brain, puzzle

Today is World Mental Health Day, and here’s what to watch out for in...

RESEARCH conducted by the British social enterprise Mental Health First Aid England reveals how some workplace triggers for mental health, and some signs of...
Cheese shop

The cheese! The cheese! US tariffs hit EU where it will hurt the most

By Hal Williams OH DEAR, Gromit! The US is set to impose 25 percent tariffs — worth $7.5bn (£6.1bn) — on EU exports of cheese,...