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Brexit boom: Sterling surges against euro and US dollar as hopes rise over trade deal

Brexit boom: Sterling surges against euro and US dollar as hopes rise over trade deal David Frost, the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier have been conducting intensive talks in Brussels. Both sides are attempting to thrash out the finer details of a deal with reoccurring issues over fisheries, state aid and the so-called level playing field ...

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Comparison site fined almost £17.9m for keeping cost of home insurance premiums high

Comparison site fined almost £17.9m for keeping cost of home insurance premiums high The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the firm stopped home insurers on its platform from offering lower prices on other comparison websites, ensuring it was not undercut elsewhere. As a result, competition between CompareTheMarket and its rivals was restricted and customers were likely to have paid ...

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Halfords: Boom in bikes and cycling equipment sales doubles profit

Halfords: Boom in bikes and cycling equipment sales doubles profit Halfords revealed that its pre-tax profits doubled to £55million for the six months to October 2 as it continued its strong trading through 2020. Group sales jumped by 9.6 per cent to £638million over the period, as higher bicycle sales helped to offset a softer market for motoring accessories. The ...

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Senergy’s thermal solar panels front UK green power revolution

Senergy’s thermal solar panels front UK green power revolution Senergy’s new thermal solar panels (Image: Senergy) The competitive, new generation technology the Belfast environmental startup has developed is thermal-based, enabling new and existing buildings to create their own hot water and heating from the sun. Solar thermal panels produce three times more energy per square metre compared to the commonly found ...

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‘Don’t steal Christmas!’ Boris Johnson urged to add toys to essential retail list

‘Don’t steal Christmas!’ Boris Johnson urged to add toys to essential retail list And they stressed: “We need you to ensure that Christmas isn’t cancelled in a year when we all need some joy to lift the country’s spirits, to assist the UK toy industry and, most importantly, to support families that need our toys for essential child development and ...

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Bitcoin soars skyward as ‘fund managers are panic-buying to keep up’ with Paul Tudor Jones

Bitcoin soars skyward as ‘fund managers are panic-buying to keep up’ with Paul Tudor Jones Speaking to Express.co.uk bitcoin pioneer Max Keiser said: “Once Paul Tudor Jones fired the starting gun, huge fund managers are panic-buying to keep up. Now rumour has it that Paul Tudor Jones has upped his fund’s allocation from one percent tofive5 percent bitcoin.” Mr Keiser ...

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Bitcoin to surpass record price high due to drive from ‘real volume’ backed by big banks

Bitcoin to surpass record price high due to drive from ‘real volume’ backed by big banks The two hedge fund managers that have cut breaks on bitcoin’s current bolt skyward, Paul Tudor Jones and Stan Druckenmiller, are “alpha dogs” in the financial industry according to Max Keiser and where they go, the rest follow. Speaking to Express.co.uk Mr Keiser said: “The bitcoin ...

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Bitcoin to soar to $318,000 by 2021 as expert claims ‘New global economy emerging’

Bitcoin to soar to $318,000 by 2021 as expert claims ‘New global economy emerging’ Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Keiser said: “There are only two types of people in the world; bitcoin bulls and people about to become Bitcoin bulls. Fiat money and nation-states have run their course. Bitcoin is perfect price-discovery and on the back of that perfection a new global ...

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Addmaster aids Asda push for more hygienic trolleys

Addmaster aids Asda push for more hygienic trolleys Following a rapid development programme, the Stafford-based company’s Biomaster antimicrobial, polymer mixes are now being built into Asda supplier and shop equipment specialist Wanzi’s Shield Master product. Already in action on Birmingham Airport’s trolleys, Addmaster, which has won several Queen’s Awards, is also working with the aviation sector trialling virus protection for ...

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