Monday, 27 March 2017

Business

Google and Bing agree crackdown on pirate websites

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LONDON: Internet users will find it harder to search for illegally streamed live football matches and pirated music under a new crackdown on illegal websites. Search engine giants Google and Bing have signed up to a new voluntary code designed to stop people from visiting disreputable content providers. The code ...

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Uber CEO calls for investigation of sexual harassment claims

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NEW YORK: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Sunday said the company will open an “urgent investigation” after a former engineer wrote a lengthy blog post describing systemic sexual harassment at the San Francisco ride-hailing service, which she called “an organization in complete, unrelenting chaos.” In a posting heavily shared on Twitter, the ...

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UK govt proposes new plan to EU for bailed-out bank RBS

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LONDON: The British government proposed plans for the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland to fund initiatives worth £750 million (S$1.3 billion) to improve competition in the sector, in order to meet its rescue conditions. The bank, 73 per cent owned by the government, has made four of the five major ...

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Sajid Javid hits back at business rates ‘scaremongering’

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LONDON: “Unscrupulous” companies have been accused of trying to scare business owners into thinking their taxes will rise in order to make a profit. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said “scaremongering” rating agents are manufacturing reports about business rates going up while “cynically” promising to help firms win an appeal against ...

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UK product house TESCO comes to Pakistan

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KARACHI: The launch of Tesco Label products at Alpha Supermarkets in Pakistan was announced by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Limestone Private Limited at the British Deputy High Commission in Karachi. According to a statement issued by British Deputy High Commission here on Wednesday, the Tesco PLC is ...

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Samsung boss arrested in South Korea’s explosive corruption scandal

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KUALA LUMPUR: Samsung’s de facto head, Lee Jae-yong, was arrested in Seoul on Friday morning on charges of bribery over his alleged role in an explosive corruption scandal that has riveted South Korea. The 48-year-old heir apparent to the Samsung empire was taken into custody after the courts, which had ...

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Bad customer service costs UK companies over £37 billion a year

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LONDON: More than a quarter of customers chose to take their business elsewhere or spent less with a company last year due to bad customer service at a cost of over £37 billion, according to research. An independent body which provides dispute resolution for the UK’s largest sectors, found that ...

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UK ticketholder wins nearly £20m in EuroMillions draw

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LONDON: The £39 million jackpot was shared between one UK ticket and a ticket bought in Belgium. Each jackpot winner get a windfall of £19,987,961.20. The winning numbers were 2, 10, 24, 40 and 44 and Lucky Star numbers were 3 and 10. Andy Carter, winners’ advisor at The National ...

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