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Image copyright PA The uncertainty caused by the general election has led business confidence to sink “through the floor”, according to a lobby group. A snap poll of 700 members of the Institute of Directors found a “dramatic drop” in confidence following the hung parliament. Members saw no clear way…

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Image copyright PA The UK general election result could delay Brexit talks and be negative for the economy, credit ratings agencies Moody’s and S&P have warned. The Brexit negotiations with the EU were due to start on 19 June but Moody’s said the fact that the Conservatives had lost their…

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Image copyright Getty Images Japanese shipping companies are working with shipbuilders to develop self-piloting cargo ships. The “smart ships” will use artificial intelligence to plot the safest, shortest, most fuel-efficient routes, and could be in service by 2025. The AI will also be used to predict malfunctions and other problems,…

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Image copyright AFP Business leaders are demanding a new direction for Brexit negotiations in reaction to the General Election. The Federation of Small Businesses has called for a delay in the start of talks due to the political fallout. Aston Martin has warned that future investment could be at risk…

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Image copyright PA Now the voting is over, it is time for a new kind of count – a calculation of what a hung Parliament means for your finances. Uncertainty abounds yet, even in its infancy, we know that the government – whomever forms it and however it operates –…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many news and sport websites do not use secure HTTPS connections News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested. A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of people attend E3 every year Gamers from around the globe are heading to Los Angeles for the E3 video games showcase, which lays out what players can expect in the year ahead. E3 is traditionally an industry-only event, but in recent years…

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Image copyright Drew Angerer/Getty Image caption Nancy Pelosi leads Democrats in the House Democrats are slamming a Republican bid to dismantle financial rules put in place after the 2008 crisis as the “wrong choice” for the country. House Republicans approved a sweeping measure on Thursday that would ease rules on…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption British Airways’ mixed fleet cabin crew had planned to go on strike from Friday British Airways cabin crew have suspended a planned four-day strike. Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits. BA had…

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