Sofia Kenin Stops Coco Gauff at Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia (AP) — It made sense to Sofia Kenin that Coco Gauff would be the one getting all of the attention and generating all of the buzz. That’s only natural when Gauff is 15 and making tennis history time and time again. “Yeah, I mean, the hype is for her. She’s obviously done great stuff, of course. It’s absolutely […]

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Big hopes carried lightly at Combilift

Martin McVicar walks quickly along one of the four moving assembly lines at Combilift’s vast factory in Monaghan, stopping for a quick chat here and to answer a query from a staff member there. “They grab me when they see me because I can be hard to get hold of,” says the Combilift co-founder and managing director, as he zigzags […]

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Pound euro exchange rate steady, Eurozone inflation hits 6-month high in December

Bert Colijn, a Senior Eurozone Economist at ING, comments: “While the higher core inflation reading will be on the ECB’s radar [without] material improvement in business confidence and the growth outlook, continued modest price growth seems the most likely scenario for the moment.” The euro also failed to benefit from today’s release of November’s Eurozone retail sales report, with growth beating […]

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Bitcoin kicks off 2020 with dazzling display of volatility

Yesterday, BTC looked as though it was threatening to crash as an expected post-Christmas hangover began to take hold, sending bitcoin plummeting below $7,000 with what looked like enough momentum to push through $6,800 – a historical line of resistance. However, the freefall was arrested before it even touched $6,800. Instead, a curious about-turn occurred at around $6,550 which was bolstered […]

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TIKIBOO: Bright and beautiful activewear to pump up its men’s and children’s ranges

Following major sales success with their women’s tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories, founders Faye and Daniel Jobbins’ plan next to develop their men’s and children’s ranges. Tikiboo’s signature looks – spectacularly colourful, quirky and often Love Island-like head-turning styles – teamed with affordable prices have won the Berkshire-based brand a cult following among communities online. “We often hear of customers […]

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Pound US dollar exchange rate up as business optimism lifts December’s services activity

Duncan Brock, the Group Director at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, was more cautious in his analysis, commenting: “Other clouds of uncertainty must also include the potential for further political instability as negotiators and policymakers take the next steps. “But with the fastest level of job creation since the summer and a bounce in business optimism not seen […]

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