Kristine L Ming

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Date registered: June 8, 2013

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  1. Ryanair pilots in Ireland suspend strike plans — December 18, 2017
  2. Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange — December 18, 2017
  3. IPPR proposes creation of ‘shared market’ for UK and EU — December 18, 2017
  4. Defence budget: New equipment at risk over MoD savings ‘doubts’ — December 17, 2017
  5. Former PM takes on UK-China investment role — December 17, 2017

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Dec 18

Ryanair pilots in Ireland suspend strike plans

Image copyright PA Image caption Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary had always refused to recognise pilots’ unions Ryanair pilots have suspended a pre-Christmas one-day strike, union bosses have announced. The Impact union, which represents Irish-based pilots, has agreed to meet Ryanair’s management on Tuesday ahead of the planned action on Wednesday. It follows Ryanair’s decision on …

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Dec 18

Bitcoin trading starts on the huge CME exchange

Image copyright Getty Images Bitcoin has moved another step towards mainstream investing with the start of trading on the huge Chicago Mercantile Exchange financial futures market. It comes as the value of the digital currency approached $20,000 on Sunday, before drifting below $19,000. Last week, Chicago’s CBOE exchange began Bitcoin futures trading – bets on …

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Dec 18

IPPR proposes creation of ‘shared market’ for UK and EU

Image copyright AFP A think tank is proposing a post-Brexit trading deal based on the UK and the EU sharing each other’s markets. It would see the UK and EU continuing the regulatory alignment that exists today, and the formation of a new customs union similar to the existing one, the centre-left IPPR said. It …

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Dec 17

Defence budget: New equipment at risk over MoD savings ‘doubts’

Image copyright Boeing Image caption Nine Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft are among the vehicles the MoD is due to purchase Plans to buy new military equipment – including warships and jets – could be under threat, as MPs expressed “serious doubts” over whether the Ministry of Defence can afford them. The Commons Defence Select …

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Dec 17

Former PM takes on UK-China investment role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption As prime minister, David Cameron said the UK and China were in a “golden era” of trade relations David Cameron is to take on a new role leading a UK government-backed investment initiative between Britain and China. The former prime minister will take charge of a £750m ($1bn) fund …

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Dec 17

Pensions: Automatic saving to start at 18 under new plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Waiters are among the workers who have been enrolled in recent years Every worker aged 18 or over will begin saving into a workplace pension unless they opt out, under government plans to extend its automatic enrolment scheme. At present, the scheme means employers must enrol staff aged 22 …

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Dec 16

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK’s communications regulator raised concerns over new charges. In April, Vodafone introduced new international roaming charges for 60 countries outside the European Union, and told customers via text message. Ofcom said it had “intervened” because it had …

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Dec 16

Britvic confirms Norwich factory closure

Image caption Britvic co-owns the site with Unilever, which owns Colman’s Mustard Britvic has confirmed it will leave its Norwich site, with the loss of hundreds of jobs in the city, in 2019. The drinks manufacturer, which co-owns Carrow Works with Unilever, said it would transfer production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot to its other …

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Dec 16

Hunter Harrison: CSX railway boss dies

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hunter Harrison took up the top job at CSX in March Hunter Harrison, the CEO of the US transportation company CSX, has died just days after going on medical leave. Mr Harrison, 73, died in Florida due to “unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness”, the company said. The company’s …

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Dec 16

Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal

Image copyright PA Image caption The rising cost of sports rights is behind the agreement, analysts say Sky and BT have have signed a deal to sell their channels on each other’s platforms. Under the deal, BT will now supply its sports channels – which show UEFA Champions League and Premier League football – to …

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