EEF dismisses calls for boardroom quotas for women

Manufacturers' organisation EEF has said more steps should be taken to end male dominance in manufacturing companies' boards, but it dismissed proposals for fixing quotas to boost the number.

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Glasgow store to exchange bitcoin for second-hand goods

A British store has become the first store in the country to allow customers to exchange their second-hand goods for the digital currency bitcoin.

CeX, a chain that purchases, sells and exchanges second-hand gadgets, announced that its Glasgow-based store would switch from the pound to bitcoin for a period of three days.

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UK retail sales jump 5.7% in April: BRC

UK retail sales grew by nearly 6 per cent year-on-year in April this year, thanks to late start of Easter and a notable improvement in the country's economic activities.

According to fresh data released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the furniture & flooring category as well as children's clothing enjoyed particularly strong trading in April.

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Inmarsat proposes to offer free global airline tracking service

Global mobile satellite service provider Inmarsat has offered to provide a free global airline tracking service in order to prevent another Malaysian Flight 370-type tragedy.

Inmarsat is same British satellite provider that had helped reveal the last position of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March this year.

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Npower reiterates commitment to resolving billing-related issues

Energy giant Npower has reiterated its commitment to resolving any problems created by the implementation of the company's new billing system.

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