Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the SNP has shown “complete transparency” over its dealings with Cambridge Analytica as she and her husband refused to disclose further details of their talks. The First Minister said her party had ended discussions with the firm at the centre of the data harvesting scandal...
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 New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has called for tougher scrutiny of cryptocurrency markets, claiming investors are not given the "basic facts" to assess whether to use trading platforms. Mr Schneiderman said he was launching a fact-finding inquiry, which will analyse the policies and practices of 13 platforms where digital currencies are traded. His...
Ministers are bracing themselves for their first defeats in the House of Lords on legislation which will take Britain out of the European Union. Peers are expected to vote for an amendment to the European Union Withdrawal Bill to force ministers to set how they might keep Britain in...
Barclays is weighing a move into cryptocrurency trading, potentially pitting it against US rival Goldman Sachs in the fast-emerging field. The British bank has sounded out potential clients about setting up a cryptocurrency trading desk, in what would be a first for a European investment bank. The scoping work is understood...
Half cynical farce, half bleak tragedy, Shostakovich’s second opera has a schizoid quality that should leave audiences feeling disorientated. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is the work of a youthful genius in a state of tumultuous emotional confusion, passionate and enraged but already frustrated and constricted by the Soviet system...
Silicon Valley investors put a record £1.1bn into British technology start-ups last year, boosting claims that the UK is spreading its wings as a global tech hub. The figures, revealed in a report from law firm Pennington Manches, appear to knock back claims that international investors would turn their...
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon deleted all of its social media profiles on Monday, with chairman Tim Martin citing the "current bad publicity surrounding social media, including the trolling of MPs and others" as one of the reasons behind the move. The company closed down its Twitter and Facebook accounts, which had 44,000 and 100,000...
Premier League clubs will make a final decision this summer on whether to cave in to demands by Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City to be awarded a bigger share of its next television deal. The executive chairman of the world’s richest league, Richard Scudamore, told...
Ripple, the world’s third largest digital currency, has urged British regulators to follow in the footsteps of Japan and implement new rules to end the “Wild West” days of the cryptocurrency market. Ryan Zagone, head of regulatory ­relations at the transactions innovator and digital currency, called on UK regulators to strike...