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Government faces no-deal backlash from its business experts

Image copyrightPA The government’s attempts to find a technological solution to its Irish border Brexit problem have run into immediate difficulties with its own business advisers. At a meeting, members of the committee asked ministers who were present to alter that objective to ensure their conclusions could not be used …

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Chinese ethnic group biggest earners in the UK

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Chinese and Indian ethnic group workers have higher average earnings than their white British counterparts, the first detailed official figures show. But the data on the ethnicity pay gap , showed all other ethnic groups have lower wages than white British workers. The Office for National Statistics said …

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Pound heads for two-year low as holidays begin

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The pound is heading for two-year lows against the dollar as markets react to continuing Brexit uncertainty and signs that the UK economy is slowing. The currency fell sharply after data showed slowing sales at UK retailers and economists forecast a contraction in the economy in the …

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France plans ‘eco-tax’ for air fares

Image copyrightREUTERS France is set to introduce an “eco-tax” for all flights from French airports, the government has said. The tax is expected to raise about €180m ($202m; £162m) from 2020, said Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne. The amount of the tax will depend on the type of ticket being bought. …

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Lady Gaga in exclusive Amazon deal to launch beauty range

Image copyrightHAUS LABORATORIESImage captionLady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories is the first major make-up line to launch on Amazon As an unconventional artist, Lady Gaga is taking the same approach to her new make-up line – by launching it exclusively through Amazon. The Oscar-winning songwriter’s Haus Laboratories will become the first major …

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20 LIFE CHANGING STATEMENTS

A great life is characterized by a cultivated mind, diligence in thinking original thoughts, and perception of truth. Thinking is a challenging activity, given the unending noises and activities that fill our lives. However, it is in thinking original thoughts that a man self-actualizes and purpose is discovered. A great …

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Experian is investing in Singaporean ride-hailing firm Grab (EXPGY)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. Grab, the Singaporean ride-hailing firm, has secured an undisclosed investment from the consumer credit reporting firm Experian as part of its ongoing Series H funding round, per  a press release. Business Insider Intelligence trends that …

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What is a normal vagina supposed to look like?

Many women are insecure about the way their vaginas look and for the most part, many do not even know what constitutes ‘normal’. We break down all your worries in the informative piece. When women think of what a vagina ‘looks’ like, it’s almost always cosmetic but truth be told, …

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The Panic of Growing Older

Olaiya Oluwatobi ThePanic of Growing Older   Every human has the Panic of growing older; don’t we? “Bayo read your books when you get to secondary school, there’s so much time to enjoy when you get to secondary school.” Bayo reads and gets to secondary school “Bayo read” when you …

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Oyo State ADC disowns Olufemi Lanlehin

The Oyo State faction of the African Democratic Confess has disowned Senator Olufemi Lanlehin. This is coming after the news was making rounds that the ADC had withdrawn from the Alliance it had with the PDP in the Oyo State Gubernatorial Elections that brought in the current state governor; Engineer …

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Turkey’s Erdogan fires central bank chief Murat Cetinkaya

Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionMurat Cetinkaya had refused to cut interest rates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fired the governor of the central bank and replaced him with his deputy. No official reason was given for the sacking of Murat Cetinkaya, who had held the position since April 2016. However, it …

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Bankers sent home as Deutsche starts slashing jobs

Image copyrightREUTERS Deutsche Bank has made the first of the 18,000 job cuts announced on Sunday as part of a radical reorganisation. Staff working in share trading in London, New York and Tokyo were told that their jobs were going. In London, some staff stayed away from work after being …

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British Airways faces record £183m fine for data breach

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year’s breach of its security systems. The airline, owned by IAG, says it is “surprised and disappointed” by the penalty from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). At the time, BA said hackers had carried out a …

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