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HSBC has agreed to pay $101.1m (£72.7m) to settle a US criminal investigation into rigged currency transactions.The bank has admitted its traders twice misused confidential information provided to them by clients for its own profit.HSBC, which is Europe's biggest...
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing...

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Zippers - 15 billion are churned out every year and there's probably at least one of them on you now. They're now the world's favourite way of fastening trouser flies and dresses. But the invention was virtually ignored until...
Plans to shake-up the UK's ATM network may leave many remote areas with little or...

Dear Carillion Employees

I once attended a seminar where Lee Iacocca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca) was speaking. He is considered an extremely successful businessman but had been made redundant several times in his life. And he suggested that, when you meet someone who has lost...

History of franchising

These days, franchises are big business. In the UK alone, there are around 900 franchising brands – up from 718 ten years ago – and the business model contributes a huge amount to the country’s economy. Thousands of people...
What is a franchise? Although most people are aware of the term ‘franchise’, and many will have at least a vague understanding of its definition, there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t absolutely sure what a...
China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2017 according to official data - the fastest pace...
Nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it's a little less high-tech than you might expect.Dubbed Labo, it is...

Modern day slaves

There are at least 13,000 victims of modern slavery living in Britain's towns and cities,...

Ukraine's secret

As war raged in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Yevhen Vovchuk told his bosses at the...
What's been the impact of Donald Trump's withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement? Source: BBC
Franchise UK has asked MD of Clark James Recruitment, Paul Hulance, a bit about the Clark James business and how they have grown to become as successful as they are today. About Clark James Established in 2006 by two senior Directors...
Britain's second biggest construction company has collapsed. What does it mean for the projects it worked on, and the schools and hospitals it worked for? Source: BBC
Cabinet ministers are holding a crisis meeting to keep vital public services going after the collapse of key government...

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