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CEO Secrets: From Ordsall poverty to being a billionaire

By Dougal ShawBusiness reporter, BBC NewsMedia caption, Peter Done talks about his journey from a deprived childhood to becoming a self-made billionairePeter Done talks about his journey from a deprived childhood in Salford in the north of England, to becoming a self-made billionaire, for our business advice series CEO Secrets. He co-founded the betting chain…
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Can South Africa embrace renewable energy from the sun?

By Jesse PreyserJohannesburgImage source, Tom PodmoreImage caption, Parts of South Africa have ideal conditions for solar powerCoal is still South Africa's primary source of electricity, despite the fact that many areas of the country average more than 2,500 hours of sunshine a year.By contrast, the UK averages just 1,500 hours of annual sunshine - so,…
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Macau casino shares fall after 'illegal gambling' arrests

Image source, Getty ImagesShares in Macau casino operators have slumped after police arrested 11 people over alleged money-laundering and illegal cross-border gambling. It comes as authorities had earlier said they were questioning Alvin Chau, a prominent gambling industry figure.A Chinese state media outlet said Mr Chau was accused of heading a cross-border gambling syndicate.Casino gambling…
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More work needed to create green jobs, report says

By Elisabeth MahyWake up to Money, BBC Radio 5 LiveImage source, Getty ImagesEfforts to create so-called green jobs need to intensify if the UK government is to achieve its target of two million roles by 2030, according to a report.Jobs linked to the green economy accounted for 1.2% of all advertised roles in the year…
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More than 17 million have used buy now, pay later services

By Rebecca WearnBusiness reporter, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesMore than 17 million UK customers have now used a buy now pay later (BNPL) company to make an online purchase, company data shows. The payment method is also set to have its biggest Christmas yet, experts say. BNPL firms allow people to manage their shopping, either…
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Covid: Shoppers asked to respect new mandatory mask rules

Image source, Getty ImagesConsumers are being asked to "respect" new rules on mandatory face masks in shops in England this week following the emergence of a new Covid variant. The British Retail Consortium, which represents the industry, said it is up to the police to enforce the measure. "However, customers are asked to respect the…