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Pound falls further after Brexit vote delayed

Image copyright Getty Images The pound's fall has accelerated after the prime minister confirmed she would defer the vote on her Brexit deal. Sterling had already slumped 1% earlier in the day on reports of the delay, but fell further as Theresa May addressed Parliament this afternoon. At about 16:00, it was down almost two…
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Nokia's lightning-quick 5G demo: A glimpse of the future?

Telecoms network provider Nokia has demonstrated just how fast 5G mobile connectivity might be when it is rolled out around the world over the next few years.With speeds of 700 megabits per second - 10 to 20 times faster than the current 4G network - we could stream ultra-high-definition films and enjoy virtual reality games…
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Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, London court rules

Image copyright AFP/Getty Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited from the UK to India where he faces fraud charges, a London court has ruled.The extradition ruling will be passed to the Home Secretary for approval.Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of…
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'The wrong investors can lead to meltdown'

Thousands of companies get off the ground with the help of outside investors - so-called venture capitalists. Yet the process of raising money from them can be nerve-racking. "The right investors can really help accelerate the business but the wrong ones can create massive hardship and even a meltdown," says Nikolay Piriankov, the founder of…
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The divorced entrepreneur who needed a spare room

Image copyright Jose Tutiven Image caption Rupert came up with the idea for the business due to his own struggles finding a decent room to rent in London The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Rupert Hunt, founder of flat-sharing website SpareRoom.When…
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Called the wrong name at work? Awkward…

Image caption When you've got an unusual name, there's often a caution around AutoCorrect When a colleague told me my name autocorrected to Dorito and they were seconds away from calling me a tortilla chip in an email, I honestly didn't know what to say. Our names are a key part of our identity so…