Monday, 27 March 2017

Business

Barclays launches CONTACTLESS ATMs

LONDON: The ATMs have initially been piloted in the north of England before being rolled out to 600 machines across Britain by the end of January next year. Customers will be able to take out up to £100 at the in-branch cash machines, which is faster and more secure than ...

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Virtual reality ‘to replace high street shopping by 2050’

LONDON: High street retailers could be a thing of the past by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict. The only time we can expect to be asked “Are you being served?” is when interacting with an artificially intelligent app. The kind of department store ...

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Britain and Pakistan to increase trade ties

ISLAMABAD: Britain is in talks to boost trade and cooperation with Pakistan, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, part of London’s efforts to improve trade links with emerging market countries. Britain has been seeking to bolster global trade ties following its June referendum vote to leave the European Union, ...

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Photos you must never post on Facebook

LONDON: Social media has become the most important tool for staying in contact with families, friends, fans and almost whoever one wants to. Not only do we keep people posted about our thinking and opinions but also share with them through social media our achievements, our happiness and our sadness. ...

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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has his own account suspended

PARIS: The boss of Twitter has had his own account on the social network briefly suspended. Jack Dorsey verified @jack handle was banned for about 15 minutes on Tuesday night, much to the mirth of fellow users. After the outage, Twitter’s chief executive gave no specific reason for the outage. ...

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Sri Lanka bans use of young elephants for work

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka unveiled tougher laws, including a ban on using young elephants for logging and other physical work, as part of a crackdown on cruelty to domesticated wild animals. Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said that the cabinet approved new regulations imposing tough conditions on owners of elephants, which ...

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UK car output dips on slow domestic demand but exports rise

LONDON: UK car manufacturing slipped in October for the first time in 14 months amid slower domestic demand, according to the industry”s trade body. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said production dipped 1% last month against October last year, to 151,795 units. However, exports rose for the 15th ...

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UK economy “resilient” despite £122bn hit to finances

The UK economy is forecast to be £122bn worse off by 2020 than previously thought, the Autumn Statement shows. Chancellor Philip Hammond also said growth predictions had been cut as a result of the Brexit vote but vowed to make the UK economy “resilient”. As widely expected, he unveiled a ...

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UK’s Supermarket prices ‘to rise by 5%’

LONDON: Prices in the UK’s supermarkets will rise by at least 5% over the next six months, according to the former boss of Sainsbury’s. Justin King thinks that, after years of the cost of the weekly shop barely moving, we should expect to see inflation return. Mr King told Newsnight ...

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