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Bitcoin a 'lottery' says Bank of England boss

BANK of England Governor Mark Carney has launched a scathing attack on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, calling for regulation to hold them to the "same standards as the rest of the financial system".

WEA: All you need to know at the click of a button

Gary McDonald Business Editor
FOLLOWING a high-profile and historic launch in Titanic Belfast's new events space Hickson's Point, the vibrant dedicated website for the 2018 Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards has now gone live at www.

SuperValu completes £600k Limavady revamp

Gareth McKeown
SUPERVALU in Limavady has just completed a £600,000 revamp, which owners hope will help redefine the local convenience market The food market store, which incorporates a post office and employs 50 staff has undergone a major transformation according to manager Declan Lane.

Portadown firm partners with McLean's on bookies coupons

PORTADOWN-based print and IT specialist QLC Solutions has signed a three-year deal with the north's largest independent bookmaking chain McLean's to ensure its 68 betting shops have a better supply of digital quality coupons for punters.

Derry entrepreneurs to pitch to local 'dragons'

Gareth McKeown
SEVEN budding entrepreneurs from the Derry & Strabane District Council area will be pitching their business ideas to five local ‘dragons’ next week after being announced as the finalists of the £10k Business Start-up Challenge.

Quango roles are extended despite no functioning Executive

Gary McDonald Business Editor
DESPITE the lack of a functioning Stormont Executive, the terms of office of a number of chairs and board members of various public bodies in the north have again been extended by the Department of the Economy.

Impact of automation on 500,000 jobs tackled at Belfast summit

THERE'S no reason why Northern Ireland cannot be a significant economic global player - but the question to be asked is not how many jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence and robotics, but how the region can get ahead of the rest of the world by changing work to get the best out of its people and automation? That will be the key message from two of the world’s leading experts in automation to an audience of 250 business leaders, policy-makers and educationalists at the Catalyst Inc Future of Work Solutions Summit in the Belfast Waterfront today.

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