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21:20
Scotland introduces income tax raise for top earners
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The Scottish government has announced it will increase the tax paid by the country’s highest earners, as it bids to raise extra money to fund wage increases in the public sector.

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20:45
Heathrow to consult public over third runway - but not about noise
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The public will be able to comment on Heathrow’s third runway as part of a consultation carried out by the airport from January, though the plans are being criticised for not including information on new flight paths.

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16:42
Dash: The latest cryptocurrency gaining traction
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Blockchain is the base of the cryptocurrency boom. Although Bitcoin is the most famous of these currencies, it is not the only one. Dash is one of the many alternatives, but it has one key difference from the rest of the new currencies springing up.

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13:18
BoE expects gradual and limited policy tightening over medium-term
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The Bank of England kept policy on hold by a unanimous vote as had been widely-anticipated given previous guidance for a very gradual pace of tightening over the medium-term.

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13:04
Google trends reveal the most searched terms of 2017
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Bitcoin, the increasingly popular cryptocurrency has dominated Google’s top searches this year.

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12:12
Worldwide inequality grows as richest 0.1% grab more wealth
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The 2018 World Inequality Report shows the dramatic rise in inequality in recent decades caused by unequal ownership of capital, privatisation of public assets and limp tax policies.

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11:04
Ifo bumps up German growth forecasts
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The Ifo Institute bumped up its German growth forecasts for next year as it highlighted strength in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

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10:51
Eurozone manufacturing PMI hits highest level on record in December - IHS Markit
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Business activity in the eurozone accelerated in December, with manufacturing activity at a record high, according to figures released on Thursday.

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10:06
UK retail sales flatter to deceive thanks to Black Friday effect
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UK retail sales increased much more than expected last month due to a statistical anomaly caused by Black Friday.

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13 Dec
Video stream users may be exposed to hidden cryptocurrency mining
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Popular video streaming sites have a secret embedded code that mines cryptocurrencies through visitors' computers.

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13 Dec
Connected cars may help Highways England spot potholes
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Highways England, the government body responsible for roads, could receive as much as £30bn for the next Road Investment Strategy (RIS2).

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13 Dec
Tech firms to be liable for extremist, abusive content on their platforms.
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Theresa May has said that that the government will force tech firms such as Facebook and Twitter to remove extremist content from their platforms quickly or face fines.

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13 Dec
Tillerson says US is ready for talks with North Korea
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the United States is open to communication with North Korea 'without preconditions'.

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13 Dec
UK wage growth flatters to deceive as jobless claims hit five-month high
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UK wage growth is picking up slightly but still remains well short of inflation, while the number of people claiming unemployment benefit reached a five-month high.

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12 Dec
Theresa May unveils new climate change policies in Paris summit

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new environmental policies including a £140m fund to help developing countries battle against the negative effects of climate change.

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12 Dec
UK worse off under almost all Brexit scenarios, says US thinktank
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Britain would lose 4. 9% of its GDP over a decade at a cost of £105bn if it left the European Union without a deal and operated under World Trade Organisation rules, according to the US Rand Corporation thinktank.

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12 Dec
UK employer hiring outlook reaches lowest level since 2012
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UK employers are reticent about hiring new workers as we head into 2018 and in some sectors are even 'stockpiling' employees on long-term contracts to avoid a potential skills exodus after Brexit.

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12 Dec
UK consumer inflation hits 3.1pc ahead of Bank of England meeting
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UK consumer price inflation has risen so high that Bank of England governor Mark Carney will have to write a letter to the Chancellor explaining why and what he intends to do about it.

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12 Dec
Official UK house prices figures fall, seen rising 2-3% in 2018
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Official UK figures showed house prices are falling more than expected and are predicted to worsen in coming months.

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12 Dec
German economic sentiment deteriorates more than expected in December - ZEW
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German economic sentiment deteriorated more than expected in December, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

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