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The government workers striking over pay

[ad_1] Image copyright Merline Chambers Image caption Merline Chambers is among those campaigning for the London Living Wage Merline Chambers says it is a struggle to make ends meet each month.She works at the government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) and is campaigning to be paid the London living wage."It's a struggle to make ends meet from month to month," she says.A worker in the coffee shops
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Facebook to launch digital currency in 2020

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Social media giant Facebook has unveiled plans to launch a new digital currency, called Libra, next year.It said people would be able to make payments with the currency via its own apps, as well as on messaging service WhatsApp.Firms such as Uber and Visa are also likely to accept it in future, it said.But there have been concerns about how people's money and data will be
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KFC’s vegan burger: could it wean you off chicken?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Vegetarian Laura is delighted she's finally being catered for Jordan would normally choose KFC's standard chicken fillet burger but the 32-year-old has come with a colleague from the Medway in Kent to try out the fast food chain's temporary vegan addition to its menu. "It's alright," is his verdict on the "Imposter Burger", although he could tell it wasn't chicken."It's a bit lighter," he
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Sotheby’s goes under the hammer for $3.7bn

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Sotheby's is being bought by telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi in a deal valuing the art auction hose at $3.7bn.The company, which has been on the New York stock market for 31 years, will now return to private ownership after a troubled period.French entrepreneur and art collector Mr Drahi, the founder of telecoms group Altice, is buying Sotheby's amid signs that the art market is booming again.Sotheby's
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Jet Airways lenders begin insolvency proceedings

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Lenders to Jet Airways said they plan to bring insolvency proceedings against the struggling carrier.The move follows a failed attempt to find a suitable buyer.Jet Airways, India's biggest private carrier, has been hampered by more than $1bn (£765m) of debt.In April, the airline suspended all international flights. The move left passengers passengers stranded in India and European cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam.Jet Airways was formed
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PPI mis-selling claims: The deadline approaches

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images An eye-watering £35bn has been paid in compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), but there is not long left to make a claim.UK banks and loan providers have been paying compensation, but they only have to consider claims made by 29 August.The looming deadline is likely to lead to even more texts about claiming.The insurance was mis-sold to people who were borrowing money, but
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New Patisserie Valerie owners put butter back in cakes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Patisserie Valerie was in such dire straits that managers had ordered puff pastry be made from margarine rather than butter as a cost-cutting measure, its new owners have revealed.Causeway Capital bought the chain after it fell into administration following the discovery of a multi million-pound hole in its accounts.The new owners plan to revamp the menu and provide new uniforms for staff."We will take every
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Huawei founder says firm to cut output amid US curbs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ren Zhengfei said Huawei would "regain vitality" in 2021 Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has said the Chinese telecoms giant will slash production by $30bn (£23.9bn) over the next two years as a US-led backlash against the firm intensifies.Speaking at the firm's headquarters, Mr Ren said sales were expected to remain flat at $100bn in 2019 and 2020. Last month, the US put Huawei
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Kier to cut 1,200 jobs as it seeks to cut costs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Troubled construction and services firm Kier has said it will cut 1,200 jobs to help make cost savings of £55m a year from 2021.The company will sell its homebuilding business, Kier Living, and will shut or sell other interests, including its recycling and rubbish processing units.Kier said it would focus on businesses including construction and road maintenance.Shares in the company have fallen by more than
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UK to launch “groundbreaking” China share market link

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images UK-listed firms will become the first foreign companies to be able to list in mainland China under a new stock link. Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to launch the London-Shanghai Stock Connect project on Monday. Companies will sell shares through dual listings on the Shanghai and London Stock Exchanges.The Treasury said the project will open up British firms to new investors, and allow companies from
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‘Pilots were not to blame for 737 crash’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption All 157 passengers and crew were killed when flight ET302 went down shortly after take-off The pilots of the Ethiopian Airline plane that crashed in March with the loss of 157 lives were not at fault, the airline's chief executive has said.Criticisms of the crew's actions were "seriously misinformed" Tewolde GebreMariam told the BBC.He was responding to claims from a US congressman that
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Brexit uncertainty ‘hitting UK business investment’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Brexit worries will see business investment contract faster this year and recover more slowly next year than was previously thought, a report says.The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says firms are putting resources into contingency plans, such as stockpiling, in a way that is "not sustainable".It says companies should be investing in measures aimed at economic growth.The BCC growth forecast for 2019 was slightly upgraded, driven
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CEO Secrets: My clubs aren’t ‘pale, stale and male’

[ad_1] Entrepreneur Ronald Ndoro, founder of Heiron Mind, talks about his vision for private members' clubs in the 21st century.He runs two clubs in central London and another in Johannesburg, which are part of a new wave of clubs that are less stuffy than their centuries-old predecessors.A film by series producer Dougal Shaw. Follow him on Twitter: @dougalshawBBC.Find more business tips at CEO Secrets. You can also follow the series
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Carole Ghosn: ‘I’m a housewife, not a conniving woman’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarole Ghosn is calling for President Trump's support over her husband's legal battleCarole Ghosn knew her fight was going to get dirty when stories appeared implicating her in financial crimes allegedly committed by husband Carlos.I was painted as a ringleader, she claims. "I'm a housewife who raised three children, and they're making me sound like this conniving woman," says the 52-year-old
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Carole Ghosn calls for President Trump to back her husband

[ad_1] Carole Ghosn, the wife of the former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, is appealing to President Trump to apply pressure on Japan over her husband's legal battle. Mr Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo in November and has been charged with financial crimes relating to his time in charge of the Nissan Renault alliance.Mrs Ghosn told the BBC's Michelle Fleury that she hasn't been able to speak to her husband since
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Tattoos at work: Are they still an issue?

[ad_1] Image copyright Debbie Darling Image caption Debbie Darling says her tattoos have not held her back in her marketing career Having a visible tattoo at work has long been frowned upon in certain professions, such as law, healthcare and finance. But Debbie Darling, who runs her own marketing and PR agency, says her body art has been nothing but a bonus in her career. She has 15 tattoos, including
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‘My parents wanted me to marry. I became a DJ’

[ad_1] Women DJs are still a rare sight in India's nightlife. Photographer Sayan Hazra captures a day in the life of Puja Seth, one of few women spinning discs in the southern city of Bangalore. "I love to see people enjoy my music. For me, it's a type of freedom - it lets me express myself to the world," says 31-year-old Ms Seth. She started DJ-ing in 2014 in Bangalore,
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Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

[ad_1] Image copyright Corbis / Getty Images The number of British people who own a second home, buy-to-let or overseas property has doubled since 2001, says think tank the Resolution Foundation. While the number of millennials who own a home continues to fall, one in 10 people now own an additional property.Just 37% of people born in the 1980s managed to buy a home at the age of 29, compared
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Paris Airshow: Difficult decisions for Boeing lie ahead

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption All Boeing 737 Max aircraft remain grounded after two fatal crashes Boeing is coming to this year's Paris Airshow, which starts on Monday, facing some difficult decisions in the wake of the two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes, while its global rival Airbus is widely expected to unveil a long-range version of its best-selling A321 - potentially taking away some of Boeing's customers.