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When the Chancellor Philip Hammond didn’t blame me in his Budget speech, I thought I’d got away with it. But the Internet never forgets; someone always has receipts. And after a week of reflection I can no longer ignore the damage caused...
The Brexit vote has already inflicted a hit of almost £20bn on the UK economy – or around £300m for each week since the June 2016 referendum, according to a new analysis. A team of four economists affiliated to the respected Centre...
Bitcoin is a speculative asset and people who invest in it do so at their own risk, the Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau warned on Friday after recent volatile trading. “We need to be clear: bitcoin is in no way...
US diplomats have reportedly dropped Donald Trump‘s planned working visit to the UK. Mr Trump had been expected to visit the UK early next year to open the new US embassy – although it would not have been a full state visit and...
As many as 800 million people could be forced out of employment by 2030 due to the rise of robots in the workplace, according to a new report. Consultancy group McKinsey estimate that of those, up to 375 million individuals – or 14...
A South African woman who helps train women in self-defence was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the final three. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, who unleashed a...
With Senator John McCain announcing his support for the Republican tax bill, the Senate is edging closer to passing a measure that would benefit the wealthiest Americans and is estimated to add more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit over...
Iceland’s Left-Green party is leading a new coalition government from across the political spectrum after weeks of coalition negotiations bore fruit this week. Katrin Jakobsdottir, the party’s leader, is the new prime minister – though government ministries are set to be dominated...
The Treasury Department’s inspector general is examining whether political considerations interfered with Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s promised analysis of the Republican tax proposal. “It’s a top priority,” Rich Delmar, counsel to inspector general Eric Thorson, said Thursday in an email. Delmar said he...
Bitcoin and bubble have become virtually synonymous in the minds of many skeptics during this year’s breathtaking rally. While the digital currency has defied doomsday prophesies, there’s a number of ways this party could end badly for the swelling ranks of...