Father and Son company made €3.4 million selling funky socks!
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Father and Son company made €3.4 million selling funky socks!

A father and son company based in Huntington in New York has made 3.4 million euro’s in just one and a half years from selling…

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London black cab drivers could sue Uber
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London black cab drivers could sue Uber

London’s black cab drivers may bring a class action suit against Uber after the ride-hailing mobile app was granted a temporary licence renewal to operate…

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Trump fires off hostile tweet in war of words with Iran
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Trump fires off hostile tweet in war of words with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has told Iran it risked dire consequences “the like of which few throughout history have suffered before” if the Islamic Republic…

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G20 leaders can't reach trade agreement
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G20 leaders can’t reach trade agreement

Global finance leaders at have ended a G20 meeting with little consensus on how to resolve escalating disputes over US trade tariffs. They called on…

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Trump accuses China and EU of currency manipulation
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Trump accuses China and EU of currency manipulation

The US dollar has taken a hit after President Donald Trump accused China and the European Union of manupulating interest and currency rates to the…

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Trumps imported car tariffs are under fire
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Trumps imported car tariffs are under fire

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has come under fire for considering tariffs of up to 25% on imported cars and parts. This would have a…

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Burberry burns almost €32 million of its own gear to protect against fakes
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Burberry burns almost €32 million of its own gear to protect against fakes

Luxury British fashion brand Burberry burnt almost €32 million worth of unsold clothes, accessories, and cosmetic products last year. The maker of the iconic trench…

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A no-deal Brexit will have "big" economic consequences
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A no-deal Brexit will have "big" economic consequences

A no-deal Brexit will have “big” economic consequences. That’s according to the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney who says it’ll prompt a review of…

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Airbnb in breach of EU consumer rules
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Airbnb in breach of EU consumer rules

Airbnb is in breach of EU consumer rules and deprives consumers of their basic rights, the European Commission has announced. According to Brussels, the short-term…

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EU and China agree to work together on WTO reforms
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EU and China agree to work together on WTO reforms

European and Chinese leaders meeting at the 20th EU-China Summit have agreed to seek reforms to the World Trade Organisation. They appear to be sending…

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How Erasmus gives young entrepreneurs a leg-up in business
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How Erasmus gives young entrepreneurs a leg-up in business

Young entrepreneurs often have difficulty establishing a strong business plan and finding effective technical options. Well, there is a solution. Business Planet went to Athens…

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China says new U.S. trade tariffs will harm the world
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China says new U.S. trade tariffs will harm the world

China has said it will have to take what it called necessary counter-measures after the U.S announced plans for more tariffs on imports. The Asian…

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Can Europe's new €500 billion target of investments help the sun shine on the economy?
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Can Europe’s new €500 billion target of investments help the sun shine on the economy?

Three-and-a-half years ago, the €315bn European Fund For Strategic Investments – or EFSI was unveiled. The target – to kickstart a flagging investment environment. So…

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Real Stuff: Finland’s bonds for migrant jobs
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Real Stuff: Finland’s bonds for migrant jobs

Investing in SMEs and infrastructure may be the norm for Europe’s Investment Plan, but in Finland, it is being used to experiment with a social…

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Explaining the jargon: Invest EU vs EFSI
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Explaining the jargon: Invest EU vs EFSI

Among those that make or cover policy in Brussels, jargon and acronyms can take over conversations. These usually sound like a foreign language to the…

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It's not (just) about the money
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It’s not (just) about the money

Juan Monzón founded his start-up with two friends. They had innovative ideas about how to use cutting-edge technology for medical purposes but lacked both the…

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Britain's economy enjoys boost in May
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Britain’s economy enjoys boost in May

It’s been revealed Britain’s economy picked up speed in May after slowing in early 2018. According to the Office for National Statistics, growth mostly came…

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NATO contributions country-by-country
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NATO contributions country-by-country

In 2014 NATO countries agreed to spend two percent of gross domestic product on defence every year up to 2024. The target is described as…

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