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90% of landlords would Airbnb short-let their property

Would you?

In a recent survey conducted by London estate agent Portico, 90% of landlords said they would use Airbnb to short-let their property. This growing trend has seen landlords increasingly use both Airbnb for short-lets and estate agents for long-term tenants ...

yesterday 16:32 open_in_new
How to prepare for an overseas business trip


Before you go on your business trip, it is important that you do your research to help get a better knowledge on the things you will need to bring with you, as well as tips and tricks to ensure your travel goes as smoothly as possible. Here are five ways to prepare ...

yesterday 16:32 open_in_new
10 things you may have thought you knew about M-PESA

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Several undertakings in the field of microfinance or, in this regard, in its growth and development, were as fruitful as M-PESA: three and a half years after the launch of the initiative, more than 70 per cent of individual households in Kenya and, what is more ...

yesterday 16:32 open_in_new
France hostage crisis: Three killed in standoff with 'ISIS soldier'

Gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket

Three people were killed today in southwestern France after a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming “Allahu Akbar”. He was later ...

yesterday 16:32 open_in_new
Petro Poroshenko has announced the bridging of digital gap by Ukraine

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Mobile communications of the fourth generation is finally coming to Ukraine.

That will give a new impetus to the development of the Ukrainian economy and bring it closer towards the European Digital Single Market.

The President of Ukraine Petro ...

yesterday 15:29 open_in_new
Two months to go until GDPR comes into force

What’s the bare minimum a small business needs to do?

This Sunday marks just two months to go until the GDPR comes into force. If you’re a small business owner or senior leader, and the acronym GDPR means nothing to you, there are a little more than 60 days remaining for ...

yesterday 15:29 open_in_new
Beyond Genuine Stupidity: How to start making smart choices about AI

Opinion piece

AI is facing us with critical issues and resulting choices which need to addressed. In this article, we draw on key messages from our recent book Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity to highlight five of the most critical ...

yesterday 15:29 open_in_new
Spring's on hold: Weatherman warns of heavy rain and Arctic chill ahead

Expect chilly Easter

There is a the big swirl of cloud lurking to the southwest, which will bring rain into many southern areas of the UK later, according to the latest weather forecasts.

There’s a great chance of snow and frost over parts of the North East and into ...

yesterday 15:29 open_in_new
Are self-employed staff a risk to your business?

You need to read this

The recent case of BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd and those against Uber, Deliveroo, Addison Lee and Pimlico Plumbers leaves many companies unsure whether it is safe to contract with ‘self employed’ contractors / consultants.

Ackroyd has been ...

yesterday 15:29 open_in_new
'Tough decision': Italian chain Prezzo to shut 94 restaurants

Around 500 jobs will be affected by this decision

Italian-themed chain Prezzo today won agreement from creditors on a rescue deal that will see it close its unprofitable branches — 94 of its 300 restaurants.

It is understood that around 500 jobs will be affected by ...

yesterday 14:26 open_in_new
EU to introduce tougher laws for Facebook, Gmail?

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The EU is reportedly planning to apply tougher consumer laws to social media networks and email providers as a scrutiny measure in the wake of data mining allegations against Facebook.

Under the draft proposal, authorities could levy fines of at least 4 ...

yesterday 13:23 open_in_new
Terror attack? Gunman takes hostages in French supermarket


According to latest reports, a man is holding hostages in a supermarket in France.

The gunman had opened fired on police in Carcassonne — wounding one of them, but not critically — before taking hostages at the supermarket in Trèbes, according to ...

yesterday 12:20 open_in_new
Brexit: EU approves guidelines for negotiations on future relations

May also says: ‘We’ve made good progress on withdrawal agreement’

EU leaders have given the go-ahead for the start of trade talks with the UK after they formally approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the UK after Brexit today.

Decision: ...

yesterday 11:17 open_in_new
GSK pulls out of $20bn race for Pfizer healthcare business

Shares in British drugmaker jumped 4 per cent

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said today that it has withdrawn from the race to buy Pfizer’s consumer healthcare unit, just a day after its main rival Reckitt Benckiser quit from bidding.

GSK shares jumped 4 per cent ...

yesterday 11:17 open_in_new
Latest in spy poisoning: EU recalls envoy in support for UK

Convoy spotted leaving the British embassy in Moscow

EU leaders have backed Britain in blaming Russia over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and recalled their envoy to Moscow in a symbolic protest. The leaders agreed it was “highly likely” Russia was ...

yesterday 10:14 open_in_new
China tariff: Trade war fears push global stocks in the red

FTSE 100 opens down 0.6 per cent

Just hours after US President Donald Trump announced plans to hit China with tariffs on up to $60bn over intellectual property violations, global stocks have been edgy amid renewed fears of global trade war.

Following the announcement ...

yesterday 10:14 open_in_new
Bank of England sets up its own fintech hub

Boost for London

The Bank of England plans to set up a fintech hub to ramp up UK’s weak productivity levels, deputy governor Dave Ramsden said in a speech last night.

“We have set up a new fintech hub that will sit at the heart of the Bank, to consider both how the ...

yesterday 09:11 open_in_new
Heathrow’s third runway damned with faint praise by Transport Committee

Here’s what you need to know

The influential Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons has today damned Heathrow’s third runway with faint praise by simultaneously endorsing it but imposing conditions on it, which cannot be met. 

In a report published ...

yesterday 09:11 open_in_new
Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus dies

The 94-year-old passed away a week after his firm collapsed

Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus passed away last night in New York, just a week the retailer announced it is closing all UK and US stores.

Lazarus set up the business in 1957 after he returned from World War ...

yesterday 09:11 open_in_new
Revealed: The richest Asians in the UK

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The Hinduja brothers have been named the richest Asians in the UK by the annual Asian Business Awards.

The Hinduja family have secured their position once again at the top of the list, completing an amazing five-year run at the top, ahead of steel tycoon ...

yesterday 09:11 open_in_new
Two thirds of people in the UK feel unfulfilled

Study shows

New research released today shows that we are generally a nation that feels unfulfilled in our lives, with two thirds of us (66 per cent) claiming we feel this way. At the same time, we are a nation that wants to do more with our lives with three in five of ...

yesterday 09:11 open_in_new