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And finally…working for virtual pennies

And finally…working for virtual pennies

A Japanese company has announced that it is to start paying part of its employees’ wages in Bitcoin in an attempt to gain greater understanding of the virtual currency. A spokeswoman for GMO Internet, which operates a range of web-related businesses including finance, online advertising and internet infrastructure and started a Bitcoin trading and exchange business […]

And finally…Bank of England to adopt gender neutral language

And finally…Bank of England to adopt gender neutral language

The old lady of Threadneedle Street has announced plans to end the use of gender-speciffic language in policy documents. The 323 year old Bank of England has outlined the new guidelines to senior bankers in a move that is being seen as a response to criticism it has received over a lack of diversity in its own […]

And finally…youngsters more pro-active than older investors in tackling uncertain times

And finally…youngsters more pro-active than older investors in tackling uncertain times

Investors under the age of 35 are much more likely to take a ‘hands on’ approach to their wealth compared to older people, according to the findings of a new survey that has revealed striking differences in how different generations are navigating the current choppy waters. The poll of over 1,000 UK savers and 500 High Net […]

And finally…the office is dead, long live the office

And finally…the office is dead, long live the office

Offices and car parks are shrinking, whilst barista coffee and yoga space are rising in popularity in a shift change of what companies want from their office space in a bid to cut sick days and boost productivity, Edinburgh-based global asset manager Aberdeen Standard Investments has reported. Well-being, flexibility and collaboration are the new buzzwords when it […]

And finally…lost wallet turns up a decade later with cash still inside

And finally…lost wallet turns up a decade later with cash still inside

A man in Switzerland has been reunited with the wallet he lost a decade ago complete with all of its contents, including the cash and a special 20 franc bill he’d kept for sentimental reasons for more than twenty years. According to local reports, in 2007 Kosovan immigrant Pjeter Marku was working on a building […]

And finally…criminals pumping cash into newsagent cryptocurrency ATMs to launder loot

And finally…criminals pumping cash into newsagent cryptocurrency ATMs to launder loot

The Metropolitan Police has said criminals are now using cryptocurrency cash machines now found easily in convenience stores and newsagents to launder the proceeds of crime. Scotland Yard warned that illegal cash could be deposited into the machines – which converts the money into digital currency such as Bitcoin. It is believed there are 91 […]

And finally…quarter of Brits admit they wear lucky pants for prosperity

And finally…quarter of Brits admit they wear lucky pants for prosperity

Almost a quarter of superstitious Brits own a pair of lucky pants for prosperity, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 UK adults revealed that 26 per cent of Brits own some type of good luck charm, with pants proving to be the most common wearable good luck charm. A staggering 24 per cent claim to own a […]

And finally…workers taking regular, short breaks from work boost performance

And finally…workers taking regular, short breaks from work boost performance

New trend of workers taking regular breaks throughout the working day has been identified – but, according to new research, it’s not all bad news for employers and business owners. A survey of 1,000 British adults revealed that almost 1 in 2 workers (49 per cent) take short breaks from their work as often as every […]

And finally… bit of a problem

And finally… bit of a problem

The billionaire CEO of a brokerage giant has warned that the Bitcoin craze could lead to a financial crisis similar to 2008. Thomas Peterffy, CEO of Interactive Brokers, told Fortune that he relayed his concerns to the US commodities regulator, who is unable to intervene. His warning comes two weeks ahead of the launch of […]