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‘Commission-free’ investment platform expected in Q3 2021

FINTECH start-up Lightyear is offering Europe’s first commission-free investment platform. Set to start rolling out in Q3 2021, Lightyear marries multi-currency accounts with unlimited access...
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Data do or data don’t? MIT study sees benefits for decision-making

A REPORT by MIT’s Technology Review Insights indicates that decision-makers tend to excel when they deploy analytics and machine learning. The report, produced in association...
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Bitcoin: timing is everything, and there are clues to follow

ANYONE following the British public’s interest when buying and selling Bitcoin this year would have made a 27 percent profit — equivalent to £8,602.37...
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You want chips with that? Semiconductor shortage hits luxury car market

THE OWNER of Jaguar Land Rover, India’s Tata Motors, has announced a quarterly loss of more than £700m — and says a global semiconductor...
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Home or office? Future is hybrid, say HR heads

MOST HR professionals — 65 percent of them — believe workers will divide their time between office and home after pandemic restrictions have been...
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Brum beats the drum as Goldman Sachs comes to town

GOLDMAN Sachs is opening a new office in Birmingham — a move welcomed by Neil Rami, CEO of the West Midlands Growth Company. Rami’s investment...
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Electric vehicle adoption: no longer an ‘if’, just a ‘when’

BV 's RICHARD THOMAS reports from Day Two of the EV Summit 2020 "OUR AIR will be cleaner, our children healthier, our contribution to climate...
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It’s all about power, and which kind the world really needs…

The EV Summit 2020 is in progress; BV specialist RICHARD THOMAS reports with a summary of day one THE EV SUMMIT 2020 comes theoretically from...
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Music industry rallying thanks to streaming … and back catalogues

By HAL WILLIAMS THE MUSIC industry might be in the same Covid-shaped slump as (pretty much) all the others — but nine-figure deals are still...
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PPE glove manufacturer to shut half its plants as Covid hits

By Hal Williams IN A BLEAK Covid irony, the world's largest manufacturer of personal protection latex gloves will shut 28 of its factories — because...