Cryptocurrencies boom as Brits throw caution to the wind

The number of Britons who own cryptocurrencies has risen to an estimated 2.3 million amid signs that fewer consumers believe that putting money into the nascent market is a gamble. The Financial Conduct Authority said yesterday that its latest research indicated that about 400,000 more adults had recently bought bitcoin and other cryptoassets. The regulator’s survey suggests that 4.4 per…

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Google launches Android Earthquake Alerts System 

GOOGLE launched a new, free smartphone feature known as the Android Earthquake Alerts System, available in the Philippines and globally.   The alerts system can detect seismic activity in the area using the built-in accelerometers in active Android smartphones. Device notifications can then provide early warning alerts for when an earthquake is detected.   “Launching the Android Earthquake Alerts System in the Philippines is part of our mission to bring helpful products and services to Filipinos,” said Bernadette Nacario, the Country Director of Google Philippines. “Our…

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Yorkshire start-up helps client win back £8k in wrongly charged loan fees

A property developer who took out a bridging loan in 2019 has reclaimed £8,200 in wrongly charged loan interest and fees thanks to Yorkshire start-up Secured Lending Auditing. The firm, which checks commercial loans and mortgages for any mismanagement that could result in a refund back to the borrower, was instructed to perform a specialist commercial finance audit by the…

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Philippines tops Asian forecasts for lower GDP, faster inflation

Philippine inflation may remain above 4{7cf23ffd9f893b42e5168467dbdff3dd8c8539e14232c919813e000f7f93ca07} this year, complicating government efforts to salvage the economy from the havoc wrought by the pandemic. Economists have raised their forecasts for Philippine consumer price inflation by the most in Asia since December, by 1.2 percentage points to 4.1{7cf23ffd9f893b42e5168467dbdff3dd8c8539e14232c919813e000f7f93ca07}, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey. They’ve also slashed the country’s economic…

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UK tech leaders team up to fight climate crisis, drive green investment and help 100 million make greener choices

Leading UK tech companies are joining forces to accelerate progress to net zero, support tech companies in making a climate action plan and use tech to help the 100 million customers they serve live more sustainably. The Tech Zero taskforce officially launches in London today and is targeting 1,000 members by COP26 this November. The Tech Zero taskforce is led…

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BusinessWorld Insights, KMC Solutions hold webinar on the future of work

Many companies have shifted from on-site to remote work operations since the start of the quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with the vaccinations against the disease in process, questions arise on what would stay or change in work arrangements.  BusinessWorld Insights, in partnership with KMC Solutions, recently held a webinar with the theme “Should We Return to…

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Lockdown extension ‘will be devastating’ for business

A delay to the full unlocking of Covid-19 restrictions will be devastating for businesses and require a comprehensive extension of emergency support to avoid further widespread job losses, the government has been warned. Employers’ groups said that extensive help would be vital to protect firms if Boris Johnson pushes back the planned June 21 lifting of Covid-19 restrictions at a…

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Opposition coalition names nominees for president, VP

https://www.facebook.com/1SAMBAYANOfficial/ Opposition coalition 1Sambayan announced on Saturday its list of nominees for the two highest positions in the country, more than two months since the alliance of conservative, moderate, and progressive parties and individuals was launched. Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, former senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV and human rights lawyer Jose Manuel I. Diokno, who have boldly criticized…

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