United Kingdom

UK Makes Fund Managers Accountable On Stewardship

In this period of time, headlines have been bombarded with news about executive remuneration, board composition, and other environmental concerns regarding climate change – issues which in fact concerns investors and listed businesses.

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Driverless Car Technology Will Boost £15 Billion to Britain's Economy

Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne in his latest budget has set a £100 million ($141 million) budget for research and development of autonomos vehicle. Driverless cars will be tested on the road next year.

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Places To Visit - London

Taxi app Gett hopes new service "Gett Courier" will make it more competitive in the UK

Taxi app Gett launches a new service called "Gett Courier" to up its game among competition. The new service promises to deliver packages across London within an hour, by an excellent team of delivery boys and girls who have undergone an intense study of the streets and by-lanes of London.

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Mining in Africa

Petra and Ekapa Acquire De Beers Oldest Diamond Mine

Petra Diamond Ltd and Ekapa Minerals Pty have acquired De Beers oldest diamond mine in Kimberley.

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Huawei

Huawei to invest $1bn in ICT; keen on graphene applications

Chinese mobile maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has decided to invest $1billion on information and communication technology (ICT) development over the next five years. Huawei will work closely with Britain in the development of technology applications in the telecommunications segment.

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Facebook

Users can now use a video as profile photo on Facebook

Facebook introduces a new way to spice up your profile and to enjoy more of the platform. You will be able to film a short, looping video, necessarily a GIF, which plays for anyone who views your profile.

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Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' Rumbles to Record Setting $204.6 Million Opening

Dinosaurs rule the earth again after "Jurassic World" debuted to a dominant $204.6 million at the domestic box office this weekend.

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Currency exchange

Hong Kong markets watchdog to boost cooperation with foreign counterparts

Hong Kong's securities regulator said on Friday it will propose laws boosting cooperation with its foreign counterparts, at a time when the emergence of a number of cross-border fraud and corruption scandals make such collaboration vital.

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Amazon boxes

Amazon pays $16 million tax in Germany, while making $11.9 billion sales

Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN.O) main German operating unit paid just 11.9 million euros ($16 million) in tax in 2014, despite the group recording $11.9 billion in sales to German customers last year, regulatory filings show.

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Frankfurt stock exchange

Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by U.S rate view

European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.

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Airplane

U.S. airlines group expects busiest summer travel season ever

Summer travel on U.S. airlines is expected to reach an all-time high this year on the wings of a strong U.S. economy, Washington-based trade group Airlines for America said on Monday.

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Telefonica Sa

Hutchison and Telefonica set to close O2 deal for $15.7 billion

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (0013.HK) is expected to finalize a deal to buy Telefonica SA's (TEF.MC) British mobile unit O2 for 10.5 billion pounds ($15.70 billion) as early as Tuesday morning, the Financial Times reported.

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London Stock Exchange

U.S. fund KKR buys Trainline, derails London listing

U.S. private equity fund KKR has bought British rail ticket website thetrainline.com from buyout firm Exponent for an undisclosed sum, derailing its planned London stock market listing, the funds said on Thursday.

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G20 in Brisbane

Most governments conceal data despite G20 pledges, study says

Myanmar, Haiti and Mali were ranked the least open and transparent countries in a global index of government data released on Tuesday, which found that most governments do not make official data openly available to the public.

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New York City

NYC grabs back top spot for global property investors

New York City regained its top position among global commercial real estate buyers, unseating London and highlighting the appeal of U.S. properties in general, according to a survey of international investors released Tuesday.

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