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Transforming Asia's skylines

German architect Ole Scheeren is behind some of Asia’s most spectacular buildings, including the Interlace housing complex in Singapore and China Central Television headquarters in Beijing. He told the BBC about his design philosophy and how all his buildings “tell stories”. Source link

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Virgin Money bought by CYBG for £1.7bn

Image copyright Newscast The owner of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, CYBG, has agreed to buy Virgin Money for £1.7bn. Under the terms of the deal, Virgin Money shareholders will get 1.2125 new CYBG shares for every Virgin Money share they hold. CYBG said the new firm would be a leading force in banking, “disrupting […]

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Think about your customers' needs from the start

When he was a researcher at Cambridge University, Dr Sina Habibi came across a test for visual recognition and reaction times. Young people did better on this than the elderly. From this, he created a new computer app which enables doctors to test for early signs of senile dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. For the past […]

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Debit card payments more popular than cash

Image copyright Getty Images Debit card payments have overtaken cash use for the first time, new figures show, as contactless technology takes a firm hold on day-to-day spending. A total of 13.2 billion debt card payments were made last year, a rise of 14% on the previous year, according to banking trade body UK Finance. […]

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Cancer and career

Image copyright Adzuna Image caption Andrew Hunter battled cancer for two years Andrew Hunter was busy running his start-up business when he realised that something was wrong with his health. “I started losing weight quite quickly, and I had a cough that just wouldn’t shift,” says the co-founder of job search website Adzuna. That was […]

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Tarot vs Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tarot cards once ‘helped the ruling classes to mobilise and manage the masses’ In the late 1970s, when Karen Vogel started to create tarot cards at her home in Berkeley, California, she couldn’t have known that they would one day be featured on haute couture catwalks. “We had academic […]

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Theranos founder hit with criminal charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes The founder of a US start-up that promised to revolutionise blood testing has been hit with criminal charges. US prosecutors said Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes engaged in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud investors, doctors and patients. The charges come three months after Ms Holmes settled […]