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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France poised to drop plan to tax tech giants amid signs of US deal

Talks in Davos raise hope of agreement to find multilateral solution to taxing digital firmsFrance is poised to announce on Wednesday that it is dropping its go-it-alone plan to tax big US tech companies in exchange for Washington’s agreement to press …

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The tech giants dominated the decade. But there’s still time to rein them in | Jay Owens

Google, Amazon and Facebook moved at a scale and speed governments couldn’t match. Now regulators are trying to catch upThe 2010s will be remembered for a new era in the development of capitalism, one of mind-boggling scale. Apple, Amazon and Microsoft…

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Christmas tree lights bought online could pose fire hazard

Which? tested 13 products sold by third-party sellers – with only one passing all testsConsumers are being told of the dangers of buying “cheap and cheerful” Christmas tree lights through online marketplaces, after a new investigation revealed that nea…

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