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Pound rises amid Brexit delay speculation Pound rises amid Brexit delay speculation
The pound has hit a 21-month high against the euro following increasing speculation of a delay to Brexit. At one point, sterling was up by nearly one euro cent at €1.1643, its highest since May 2017. Prime Minister Theresa May said in the Commons that if no deal is agreed and if a no-deal exit is rejected, then there could be a short extension to the date for Britain to leave the EU. The ...
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Finland basic income trial left people 'happier but jobless' Finland basic income trial left people 'happier but jobless'
Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years did not lead them to find work, researchers said. From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns got a monthly flat payment of €560 (£490; $685). The aim was to see if a guaranteed safety net would help people find jobs, and support them if they had to take insecure gig economy work. While employment levels did n...
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Dubai Municipality holds 3rd People of Determination Happiness Forum with the theme, “Easy Access” Dubai Municipality holds 3rd People of Determination Happiness Forum with the theme, “Easy Access”
Dubai Municipality concluded the 3rd People of Determination Happiness Forum organized at Children’s City Theater with the theme, “Easy Access.” Ahmed Al Badwawi, Director of Knowledge Management Department said that the forum supports "My community is a place for all" initiative, aimed at transforming Dubai into a city friendly for the People of Determination as well as the UAE Government dir...
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Sony to move Europe headquarters to avoid Brexit disruption Sony to move Europe headquarters to avoid Brexit disruption
Sony will move its European headquarters from the UK to the Netherlands to avoid disruptions caused by Brexit. The company said the move would help it avoid customs issues tied to Britain's exit from the EU, according to AFP. Despite the move, Sony won't shift personnel and operations from the existing UK operations. It is the latest Japanese company to flag a move to the continent in res...
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US real estate delegation begins its tour in Dubai, reviews most prominent real estate projects US real estate delegation begins its tour in Dubai, reviews most prominent real estate projects
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 January 2019: Dubai Land Department (DLD) welcomed a US real estate delegation yesterday comprising several governmental and private institutions in response to an invitation sent to brokers, developers, licensed real estate agents, and a large number of investors to visit Dubai. The visiting delegation included more than 150 real estate agents and 11 investors who ...
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Apple shares close nearly 10% lower after sales warning Apple shares close nearly 10% lower after sales warning
Apple's shares ended Thursday down nearly 10% after chief executive Tim Cook blamed a slowdown in China sales for falling revenues. On Wednesday, the iPhone maker said it expected revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) for the last three months of 2018, down from a forecast of at least $89bn. Earlier, in Europe, shares in fashion firm Burberry were nearly 6% lower. LVMH and Hermes shares also fell. ...
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Inaugural Better Together Awards recognise efforts to achieve world-class worker welfare standards at Expo 2020 Dubai Inaugural Better Together Awards recognise efforts to achieve world-class worker welfare standards at Expo 2020 Dubai
In line with its commitment to the health, safety, dignity and welfare of all workers, Expo 2020 Dubai recognised its delivery partners’ ongoing efforts to advance worker welfare at the first ever Better Together Awards, which were hosted in Dubai, UAE. Designed to acknowledge world-class health, safety, quality and environment (HSQE) performance, the event saw 200 construction professionals ga...
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December specials: Your guide to the month's festive freebies and merry meal deals December specials: Your guide to the month's festive freebies and merry meal deals
The month of December can be expensive. There are gifts to buy and holiday parties to prepare for and more gifts to buy. But thankfully, there are also some ways to save this month and a few sweet days too. Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day, Dec. 8 is National Brownie Day and National Cupcake Day is Dec. 14. Bookmark this page because it'll be updated frequently with more freebies, meal d...
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What stores are open on Thanksgiving? List of major retailers' hours for Black Friday deals What stores are open on Thanksgiving? List of major retailers' hours for Black Friday deals
There’s extra time to shop this holiday season. With Black Friday considered by many to be the official start of the holiday shopping season and Thanksgiving falling on the earliest possible date this year, shoppers have even more time this year to get ready for Christmas. To plan your shopping spree down to the minute, here are Thanksgiving and Black Friday store hours. Beware, hours can va...
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The number surges as home prices rise. Many are in California The number surges as home prices rise. Many are in California
The million-dollar home is no longer such a rare species. The number of U.S. homes valued at $1 million or more increased by 400,702 this year, the largest annual rise since the housing price recovery began in 2012, according to a new study by real estate research firm Trulia. Slightly more than 3 million homes nationally, or 3.6% of the total, are worth at least $1 million, up from 3.1 percent...
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