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Government “Investing in Small Businesses” is a Farce

Government “Investing in Small Businesses” is a Farce

Antony Sammeroff December 14, 2016 0

A recent press announcement reported that Scottish Enterprise, the main economic development agency funded by the Scottish Government, has £15.2 million investment in Aquamarine, a wave energy company that went bankrupt last year. This

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15 September: When the US Fed Called Time on Lehman

15 September: When the US Fed Called Time on Lehman

David Buik September 15, 2016 0

Having been in the market place for 53 years I suppose 15th September 2008 has to be the worst day in the history of banking by a country mile. Erin Callan, the FD of

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What Now for Bitcoin?

What Now for Bitcoin?

Guest Author September 1, 2016 0

Over recent years Bitcoin has had a habit of defying expectations. Since its dramatic 2013 price rise it has held level in spite of the constant predictions of naysayers that it’s just a fad,

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Should Spread Betting be Considered Gambling?

Should Spread Betting be Considered Gambling?

Thomas Walker August 25, 2016 2

In the UK, profits from spread betting are not subject to tax like those from other forms of investment and trading are. This is because British law treats spread betting as a form of

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Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Thomas Walker July 26, 2016 0

BT shareholders have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride recently thanks to the actions of national telecoms regulator Ofcom. The company’s share price has been in an erratic downward slide over recent weeks thanks

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Entrepreneurs Will Thrive in Post-Brexit Britain

Entrepreneurs Will Thrive in Post-Brexit Britain

Sorcha Ni Bhuaigh July 15, 2016 0

The aftermath of the EU referendum has seen widespread panic and speculation from nearly every pro-Remain campaigner regarding the future of Britain’s economy. Recently, the German FDP party commissioned a London billboard saying “Dear

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Find out how to Legally Avoid the BBC Licence Fee

Find out how to Legally Avoid the BBC Licence Fee

Ban The BBC March 25, 2015 1

There has never been a better time to cancel your BBC TV Licence. But time may be running out for you to make a lawful protest against the tyranny of the BBC TV Licence fee tax…

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Cryptocurrency and the sovereignty of the individual

Cryptocurrency and the sovereignty of the individual

Backbencher December 5, 2013 2

Freedom of exchange is pivotal to the freedom of the individual Institutions are slow to adapt. Last week Commons Speaker John Bercow launched a special commission on digital democracy, a mere decade after near

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$1.3 Million Worth of Bitcoin Stolen in Online Robbery

$1.3 Million Worth of Bitcoin Stolen in Online Robbery

Tristan Kitchin November 11, 2013 0

$1.3 million in Bitcoin was stolen by cybercriminals from inputs.io, a company that offers digital storage of the currency in online wallets. The website founder, known by the name of TradeFortress, has confirmed the

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The Numbers Game: The Relevence Of GDP Figures

The Numbers Game: The Relevence Of GDP Figures

Backbencher May 10, 2013 0

Paul Parkinson asks: how relevant are GDP figures to ordinary people? Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures appear to be the holy grail for politicians, economists and commentators alike.   So much so, that one wonders

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