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50 little luxuries that will make you feel happier

Simply being made a cup of tea or coffee is considered a special treat for many Brits.Unsplash/Kira auf der HeideJanuary is a notoriously gloomy month. With Christmas debts looming, weather that leaves something to be desired, and the never-ending torment that is Dry January inflicting itself on many of us, …

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10 things European markets open Jan 24

Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reacts during the session ‘The BBC World Debate: A Richer World, but for Whom?’ in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos Thomson Reuters Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. 1. President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister …

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How China’s cryptocurrency exchange ban affected BTCC

BTCC founder and CEO Bobby Lee. Matteo Giachetti Photography China banned bitcoin exchanges at the end of 2017. BTCC was one of the largest operators in the country and CEO said it had “a huge effect on revenues.” BTCC has now pivoted to bitcoin mining and a mobile wallet product. …

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JPMorgan Asset Management’s Karen Ward on the Italian election

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi Italy will hold a general election on March 4, an event that some have identified as one of the biggest political risks for markets in 2018. Karen Ward, a strategist at JPMorgan’s $1.7 trillion asset management arm disagrees, saying her and colleagues are …

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Stripe to ditch Bitcoin payment support

Image copyright Getty Images Stripe, the firm which helps more than 100,000 businesses do financial transactions online, is to scrap support for Bitcoin payments. It said Bitcoin users now saw the virtual currency largely as an “asset” to be traded, rather than something to make payments with. Fewer online merchants …

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