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To leave or not to leave: Still the question

To leave, or not to leave: that is the question. Still. After Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, there is no indication that a so-called Brexit will happen soon. It maybe never will. Prime Minister David Cameron, who is resigning, has said he

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Air pollution fourth largest killer: IEA

Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outs

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Customer experience ‘top priority for telcos’

For more than two-thirds of telecommunications C-suite customer experience management is top strategic priority over the next three years, according to a new report from EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. “A better customer experience

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Cloud computing ‘more than just a tech shift'

While the term cloud has become increasingly familiar in the region, many of its business benefits can be overlooked due to the number of acronyms and options inbuilt around the service. Cloud computing delivers significant benefits in terms of tangible business metrics such as s

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Post Brexit, UK torn between nationalism and global leadership

Political forecasters are smart about everything except the future. At 7.30 a.m. on the not-so-bright Brexit morning, the polling site Populus had 55 per cent of Britons planning to cast their ballots for continued union with Europe - 10 per cent more than those predicted to be q

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Could Brexit vote be a preview of US presidential race?

Britain's stunning vote to leave the European Union, buoyed by a frenzy of nationalism and populist anger, was a crushing rejection of the political elite. Republican Donald Trump hopes it is also a preview of November's US presidential election. The referendum result rev

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Brexit baffled punters, fund managers to the very end

Nearly everyone, from London gamblers to US money managers got it wrong. Britain's vote to leave the European Union shocked pundits, investors and politicians alike, underscoring the inherent difficulty of forecasting such rare events. On PredictIt, an online political events

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From Edinburgh to Gibraltar, Brexit vote sparks new claims

Within hours of Britons voting to leave the European Union, politicians in Scotland, Ireland and Spain raced on Friday to argue that the historic move bolstered claims over long-disputed parts of British territory.   In a referendum outcome that triggered Prime

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World stocks in freefall as UK bids adieu to EU

World stocks headed for one the biggest slumps on record on Friday as a decision by Britain to leave the European Union triggered 8 per cent falls for Europe's biggest bourses and a record plunge for sterling. Such a body blow to global confidence could well prevent the Feder

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From trade to migration: how Brexit may hit EU economy

  The European Union's chief concerns over Britain's vote to leave the group are political but losing its second-largest economy will have a huge economic impact as well.   Below are some of the main economic risks and benefits for the

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