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Spotify and Tencent Music buy stake in each other

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Image caption UK pop star Dua Lipa was one of Spotify’s most-streamed artists this year Two of the world’s most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another. Spotify and China’s Tencent Music Entertainment will buy minority stakes in each other, the companies have said. Neither the value of the deal nor [...]

Is Trump the WTO’s biggest threat?

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President has continued his scepticism of the World Trade Organization since gaining office Is the World Trade Organization about to be derailed by Donald Trump? Ministers from its 164 member nations will meet in Buenos Aires this weekend as the guardian of global commerce seeks to oil the wheels [...]

Bitcoin: ‘I’m part of a crazy wave’

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Image copyright Alessandra Sollberger In its early days, Bitcoin might have been dismissed as a quirky tech sector fad. But it is rapidly evolving into the mainstream and has already made some people rich. If once Bitcoin was seen as a tool for money launderers and drug dealers, it has recently become as commonplace a [...]

Three football clubs ‘shamed’ for underpaying staff

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Motherwell, Greenock Morton and Falkirk football clubs all had to refund workers who were underpaid Three Scottish football clubs have been “named and shamed” for underpaying staff. Motherwell, Greenock Morton and Falkirk were on a list of employers not paying the minimum wage. A list of 28 employers breaching [...]

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin’s value has been volatile in recent weeks Bitcoin continued its rollercoaster ride on Friday, briefly crossing the $17,000 (£12,615) mark before plunging more than $2,500. The digital currency breached new highs before falling below $14,500, down 14% on the day according to Coindesk.com. Bitcoin had soared about 70% this [...]

Brexit: Business calls for more clarity over deal

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit talks in Brussels on Friday More clarity on the Brexit transition is needed to stop companies proceeding with contingency plans despite the progress announced on Friday, the CBI has warned. Paul Drechsler, president of the business lobby group, said companies [...]

Bitcoin surges above $13,000 to new high

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption At the start of the year Bitcoin was valued at $1,000 Bitcoin has surged above $13,000 (£9,710; €11,020) to a new record high despite warnings the digital currency’s rapid rise could be a dangerous bubble. The coin has seen its value double in the last month in a volatile [...]

Ex Volkswagen executive jailed in US amid diesel scandal

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Image copyright AFP/Getty A former Volkswagen executive has been sentenced to seven years in prison and a $400,000 (£298,778) fine, after admitting he helped the firm evade clean-air laws. Oliver Schmidt, 48, is the second person to be imprisoned in the US over the diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen first admitted in September 2015 that it [...]

‘Being a mum held me back at work’

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Image copyright Laura Davies Image caption Laura Davies now does freelance online marketing Laura Davies spent six years working for the same retailer without being promoted despite her responsibilities increasing significantly in this time. When Ms Davies asked her manager why she hadn’t progressed, she was told “I wasn’t really the management type”. The 27-year-old [...]

Provident Financial’s Moneybarn car loan unit faces FCA probe

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Image copyright Getty Images Shares in the troubled sub-prime lender Provident Financial have fallen by up to 18%, after the firm revealed that its car finance division is being investigated by the regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to examine the way that Moneybarn assesses car-buyers for loans. Provident Financial’s credit card division – [...]