Protesters who demanded Huawei CFO’s release revealed to be paid actors

More than a dozen people outside Vancouver courtroom with ‘Free Meng’ signs were promised C$100 for two hours’ work on a movieProtesters calling for the release of a senior Chinese telecommunications executive arrested in Canada have admitted they were…

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Lloyds, Halifax and RBS to charge overdraft rate of up to 49.9%

Rate is highest announced to date, as group responds to City watchdog ban on excessive feesMillions of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers will be charged overdraft interest rates of up to 49.9% from April and those with a poor credit histor…

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Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to charge overdraft rate of up to 49.9%

Rate is highest announced to date, as group responds to City watchdog ban on excessive feesMillions of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers will be charged overdraft interest rates of up to 49.9% from April and those with a poor credit histor…

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EasyJet’s grab of Thomas Cook spoils won’t be flying too high | Nils Pratley

Since it’s only adding 3% capacity in 2020, airline seems hardly engaged in post-bust market grabYou had to travel a long way down easyJet’s bullish trading update to find the main reason for the “positive momentum” in the business, but eventually it a…

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Bank of England to consider adopting cryptocurrency

BoE one of central banks weighing potential benefits amid decline of cash and emergence of Facebook’s libra The Bank of England will examine how Britain could adopt a bitcoin-style digital currency as part of a global group of central banks that have j…

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Ministers launch financial wellbeing scheme to help savers

Millions of lives will be improved by 10-year plan, says Money and Pensions service The government is promising to turn Britain into a nation of savers by 2030 and cut the number of households relying on credit cards for day-to-day spending by launchin…

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Greenpeace hits out at Davos banks for $1.4tn climate hypocrisy

Report highlights financial support given to hydrocarbon sector by 24 institutionsThe world’s leading financial institutions have been accused of hypocrisy over the climate emergency, after providing significant support for the fossil fuel industry ove…

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