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US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day  

A late-afternoon rally reversed steep losses for U.S. stocks Friday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average more than 300 points and capping a turbulent week on Wall Street that left the market with its steepest weekly slide in two years. The big point swings that pummeled stocks reflected a return of volatility after an unprecedented period of calm. Until this ...

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NO “PLASTIC” in ELEPHANT ATTA

Elephant Atta and Westmill Foods are aware of films circulating the internet and social media that suggest that Atta flour could contain plastic. Food safety and the enjoyment of customers who love our products is our absolute priority and we take any customer concerns very seriously. With that in mind, we’re 100% confident that what is shown in these videos ...

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The British Bangladeshi Caterers Association – AGM 2018, Election results & new committee declaration

The British Bangladeshi Caterers Association (BBCA) Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday, 28th January, 2018, at the Impressions Banqueting Hall in West Ham, East London. On top of the general day-to-day reports provided by the outgoing President, Eafor Ali and Secretary General, Shahanoor Khan, a specially-commissioned commemorative plaque was presented to all Founder members present at the event as ...

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Here we go again… UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reiterated calls for a special magic version of encryption to be developed by technologists so law enforcement can access everyone’s communications on demand – and somehow engineer it so that no one else can abuse this backdoor. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, May today talked extensively about the benefits ...

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UK economic growth exceeds forecasts, ONS says

The UK economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5% in the last three months of 2017, official figures say. Economists had expected a 0.4% expansion in the three months to December. However, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the broader picture was “slower and more uneven” growth. In 2017 as a whole, growth was 1.8% compared with 1.9% in 2016 ...

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Thousands of jobs at risk at Sainsbury’s

Thousands of shop floor jobs are at risk as part of a major shake-up at Sainsbury’s. The supermarket chain is changing the way it manages its stores across the UK and scrapping some management posts. Sainsbury’s would not confirm the number of employees affected by the move but said it was “in the thousands”. On Monday, the UK’s biggest supermarket ...

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South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency 

South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that will require the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as the country seeks to curb speculation and criminal activities. Financial Services Commission Vice Chair Kim Yong-beom said at a press briefing Tuesday that the new measures, to take effect next week, will prevent foreigners ...

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Inaugural Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards launches National Nominations

    Parliament plays host to public call to nominate favourite local Asian eateries for pioneering award ceremony House of Lords played host to the nominations launch for the inaugural Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA), the most prestigious celebration of South Asian cuisine in the UK, on Wednesday 10th January. ARTA will pay homage to the achievements of the British Asian catering industry at the ...

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UK businesses facing global freeze

  European firms took 30 times longer to settle bills to UK firms in 2017 compared to 2016 Number of invoices paid late by US firms to UK businesses increases more than 50% German companies take the longest to pay UK firms; 28 days beyond agreed terms 15th January 2018, London; The late payment culture knows no borders. The proportion ...

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UK chefs are out to conquer Sri Lanka with British curry

    ‘Taste of Britain Curry Festival’ is all set to travel to the land of rice, coconut and spices – Sri Lanka – with leading British chefs aiming to recreate an exclusive selection of dishes that have become a hit in the United Kingdom. The Taste of Britain Curry Festival will showcase cuisine of some of the UK’s finest ...

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