Category: Global

The new £20: Polymer and Animal Fat Free

22 Mar 2017
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Polymer £20 note will be released by 2020, The Bank of England announced today. The banknote will feature a self-portrait by J.M.W Turner from 1799 and will follow the issue of the polymer £5 and £10 notes. The first 440 million polymer £5 notes have been in circulation since September last year and the £10 pounds […]

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Laptops: The New Terrorist Weapon?

22 Mar 2017
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The UK government has joined a restriction ban towards passengers flying from or through several Muslim majority countries. On Monday, the US Homeland Security Department announced that passengers coming from some countries in Middle East and North Africa will not be allowed to carry on-board electronic items larger than a smartphone. Originally, the action was […]

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How to Fly Like a Spy: CIA Travel Tips

21 Mar 2017
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Earlier this month, secret CIA documents became public after WikiLeaks released them in the so-called Vault 7 publication. These documents are part of a bigger series called “Year Zero”, promising to unveil classified spy information. An interesting part of the Vault 7 documents, is a fascinating guide for CIA agents stationed in Germany. Together, with […]

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Norway: Shiny, Happy People

20 Mar 2017
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International Day of Happiness comes with the annual ranking of the world’s happiness The happiest people live in Norway, the World Happiness Report by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations, has shown. For the fifth time in a row the report was announced on the International Day of […]

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Toyota isn’t Afraid of Brexit

17 Mar 2017
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New working places and £240 million investments Toyota has promised their employees in Bunrnaston, UK. The small Derbyshire village has been hosting the British division of the Japanese giant since 1992 and currently 3,400 people are employed. The funding will help upgrade the factory and manufacturing systems so the company can meet the requirements of […]

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EC Proposal To Cut The Bank Transaction Fees

16 Mar 2017
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New rules of cutting bank transaction fees for payments in the EU are being proposed by the European Commission (EC). The proposal is expected to be validated by the end of the year. Currently, 19 countries in the Eurozone apply the rules enforcing equal prices for payments within one country and the other Eurozone countries. […]

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Amazing Grace: World’s Top Cities to Live

15 Mar 2017
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The citizens of Vienna can be really proud of their home because for 8 years in a row the Austrian capital has been voted the top place for overall quality of living. The city was compared to 450 cities from 230 countries around the world in the annual ranking of Mercer. The company, one of […]

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La Vitta E Bella: Italy Introduces New Flat Tax

15 Mar 2017
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In the heat of August, last year, one of the richest Italian families, Agnelli, gave the tax authorities in the country a cold shower by announcing that they’d moved their headquarters to Amsterdam. Agnelli’s company Exor, which owns 55% of FIAT, Ferrari and FC Juventus, has a market value of €12 billion and the transition […]

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And The World’s Most Powerful Passport is…

14 Mar 2017
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It turns out, not America is first but Sweden, at least when it comes to “value of citizenship”. According to the annual report of the international consultancy company Nomad Capitalist – the Swedish passport is the most powerful in the world. The company prepared their document comparing 199 countries. 50% of the ranking is based […]

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It’s all about the money – economists’ predictions after Brexit

14 Mar 2017
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The UK House of Commons accepted the proposed Brexit bill and now the British government has the green light of speeding the negotiations with the EU by triggering the mystical Article 50. How will people’s lives change and what exactly will happen in the next two years of the process are still questions with uncertain […]

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