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UK construction sector slows to three-month low

Growth in the UK construction sector eased to its slowest rate in three months in December but business optimism has sharply risen. Construction firms noted a disappointing end to 2018 with business activity growth slowing down, according to the closely-followed IHS Markit/ CIPS Purchasing
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David Davis: May should postpone parliaments Brexit vote again

Former Brexit secretary David Davis believes Theresa May should delay parliaments vote on her Brexit deal for a second time in order to push Britain closer to a no-deal scenario, and to pile pressure onto MPs and the EU. Parliament was originally due to vote on Mays deal on 11 December, but the Prime Minister delayed it at the last minute as it became clear it faced a
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Whats on your tech radar for 2019?

It is finally 2019, and I cant wait to see what surprises the technology industry has in store for us. What should we keep our eyes peeled for over the next 12 months? To whet your appetite about the future, I asked the experts for their predictions for the top tech trends of this year. Devious drones Late in December, hundreds of flights at Gatwick airport were disrupted
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2018: the year that the FAANGs got defanged

The Faangs (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google-owner Alphabet) have been the darlings of the stock market for years. These tech giants have helped to change how we shop, communicate, work – even how we watch movies. But as they have grown in size, fears have also grown, especially about what they may do with so much of our personal data. And the season seems to
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888 goes all in for strong full-year results

Online gambling firm 888 today said it remains confident its full-year earnings are on track as it looks to move into the US market. In a pre-close trading update the company said it had delivered positive trading in the second half of the year due to an ongoing focus on product enhancement. Shares in 888 were up over seven per cent this morning after the update. Chief
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Estonia arrests 10 in Danske Bank money laundering case

Ten people have been detained in Estonia relating to the Danske Bank money laundering investigation, the country's state prosecutor said yesterday. Danske Bank is currently facing probes from Estonian, Danish, British and US authorities over an alleged €200bn (£180bn) money laundering scandal involving so-called non-resident clients at its Estonian branch between
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Singapore bans ex-Goldman Sachs banker for life after 1MDB scandal

Singapore has banned a former Goldman Sachs director from the countrys securities industry for life after he admitted to criminal charges connected to the 1MDB scandal. Tim Leissner was banned by authorities for 10 years in 2017 but has been hit with a lifetime ban after he pleaded guilty in the US to conspiracy to commit money laundering, the Monetary Authority of