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Bank of England strike to go ahead

A three-day strike by Bank of England support staff will go ahead after talks at the conciliation service Acas ended without agreement, the Unite...

AI v cancer

Scientists working in tandem with artificial intelligence (AI) could slash the time it takes to develop new drugs - and, crucially, the cost -...

Bank of England urged to share Brexit plan details

The Bank of England has been urged to share details of how prepared banks and insurance firms are for Brexit.Newly-appointed Treasury select committee chairwoman...

Qatar 'files complaint' with World Trade Organization

Qatar is reported to have filed an official complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO), aimed at challenging an ongoing trade boycott by Saudi...

Bitcoin rebels risk 'currency trading chaos'

A split in the Bitcoin community is set to create a new incompatible version of the cryptocurrency on Tuesday.A group of insiders is unhappy...

Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017 won by Australian budget bot

Cartman - a budget-priced robot from Australia - has triumphed in an annual contest to create a machine that can identify, pick up and...

Flipkart-Snapdeal mega-deal collapses

A deal between India's two biggest e-commerce businesses has collapsed.Market leader Flipkart offered $850m (£648m) for rival Snapdeal earlier this month, and the sale...

Boy, 16, uses 'longest word' in Parliament

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Brexit: UK will not cut taxes, says Philip Hammond

The UK will not cut tax and regulations after Brexit in a bid to undercut EU rivals, Philip Hammond has suggested.The chancellor told French...

Kids Company ex-directors facing bans

Business Secretary Greg Clark is to bring proceedings against former directors of the collapsed charity Keeping Kids Company to have them banned from company...

Woman arrested following Yeovilton crash death

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving following a crash which left another driver dead.Police said a Nissan Qashqai...

TaxAssist Accountants Group Chief Executive Director receives Honorary AIA Membership in recognition of his...

Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive Director of TaxAssist Accountants, has been awarded honorary membership of the Association of International Accountants (AIA) in recognition of...

FTSE 100 bolstered by HSBC results

HSBC helped to lift the UK market after the banking giant reported a rise in half-year profits.Shares in HSBC rose 1.8% after it posted...