Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Business

French baby death linked to vitamin dose

PARIS: France has acted to suspend the sale of a vitamin D supplement after the death of a newborn baby who suffocated hours after being given it. The 10-day-old baby had been given a dose of Uvesterol D, widely given to French children under the age of five to prevent ...

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Britain’s EU envoy resigns months before Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal ‘Brexit’ negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step ...

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Banks could start revealing their Brexit plans as early as next month

LONDON: Banks may update investors on whether they intend to move operations out of London as soon as next month. UK-based lenders are finalising Brexit contingency plans to decide how much of their business they need to shift oversees to maintain relationships with international clients. Banks could start making announcements as ...

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AlldayPA handled 20 million calls this year

MANCHESTER: The telephone answering service for SMEs and entrepreneurs – has handled 20 million calls this year, the company’s highest ever call volume in a 12-month period. A specialist in the outsourced telecommunications industry, alldayPA has answered a total of 160 million calls since its inception 16 years ago for ...

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Tesco cuts women’s razor prices to end ‘sexist pricing’

Supermarket chain Tesco has cut the price of women’s disposable razors to match that of a similar product for men. The move is a victory for campaigners who demanded an end to what they saw as sexist pricing on the high street. Last year campaigners highlighted the higher price of ...

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PSX remain at top among Asian markets in 2016

KARACHI: The Pakistan equities ended the year on a bullish note with generating above average gains in the outgoing year 2016. The benchmark KSE 100 Index gained 46 percent (45 percent in dollar terms) in 2016 compared to last 10-year average return of 20 percent (15 percent in dollar terms) ...

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Facebook knows more about you than it says

Facebook has long let users see all sorts of things the site knows about them, like whether they enjoy soccer, have recently moved, or like Melania Trump. But the tech giant gives users little indication that it buys far more sensitive data about them, including their income, the types of ...

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