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Arch-euroskeptic Farage leads march over Brexit betrayal

“Farage defended that decision and said as a member of the European Parliament he may have to take part in a vote on whether to approve the Brexit deal” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. SUNDERLAND, England (Reuters) – Nigel Farage, the politician who probably did more than anyone else to force Britain’s referendum on membership of the European Union, joined protesters at the start of a 270-mile march over what they call a betrayal of the Brexit vote. Source: 95kqds.com

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Source: EU to announce an antitrust fine related to Google’s AdSense next week that is expected to be much smaller than fines for Android and shopping search

“Last year, Vestager slapped a record 4.34 billion euro ($4.91 billion) fine on Google for using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals” writes Min Read for reuters.com. That following a 2.4 billion euro fine imposed on the company in 2017 for blocking rivals of shopping comparison websites.BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, with the sanction expected to be much…

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Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source

“Last year, Vestager slapped a record 4.34 billion euro ($4.91 billion) fine on Google for using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. That following a 2.4 billion euro fine imposed on the company in 2017 for blocking rivals of shopping comparison websites.BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, with the sanction expected to be…

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British pound steadies after UK parliament gives nod to Brexit delay

“Trump said whether a trade deal can be reached with China would probably be known in the next three or four weeks” writes Sukree Sukplang for cnbc.com. British lawmakers approved a motion setting out the option to ask the EU for a short delay if parliament can agree on a Brexit deal by March 20, or a longer delay if no deal can be agreed in time.Against the euro, the pound retreated to 85.25 pence from Wednesday’s 22-month peak at 84.725.The euro eased to $1.1307 from Wednesday’s one-week high of…

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Amber Rudd writes to her constituents to explain why she defied whips to keep no deal Brexit off the table

“Cabinet minister Amber Rudd has written to her constituents to explain why she defied her party whips to abstain rather than vote to keep a no-deal Brexit on the table” writes Nikki Da Costa for telegraph.co.uk. The Work and Pensions Secretary told her constituents in pro-Brexit Hastings and Rye she believed leaving the EU without a deal would have done “generational damage to our economy and security.” She added: “It is a mistake to leave the EU without a deal, but it is right to prepare to do so just…

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EU antitrust watchdog considering Apple probe: Vestager

“BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union’s competition watchdog is considering opening a probe of Apple over allegations that it uses its app store to gain an advantage on its own services over rivals’, the authority’s chief said on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, told German newspaper Tagesspiegel her watchdog would examine if there were parallels with Google, which in 2017 was fined over 2 billion euros for unfairly disadvantaging rivals on its platform. The EU’s consideration of a possible probe of Apple comes after…

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EU furious with May for calling third Brexit vote on eve of summit

“Brussels has reacted furiously after Theresa May announced plans to hold a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal just one day before an EU summit to approve an extension to the Article 50 negotiations” writes Patrick Minford for telegraph.co.uk. Last night Mrs May said that MPs would hold a third vote on her deal on March 20. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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UK’s Hammond says possible EU will insist on long Brexit delay

“LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond said the European Union might insist on a long delay to Brexit if the UK government requests an extension to the process” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. On Wednesday, Britain’s parliament rejected leaving the EU without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at least the end of June.”This is not in our control and the European Union is signaling that only if we have a deal is…

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Nasdaq-Powered EU Digital Exchange DX Launches Security Token Trading

“Estonia-based Nasdaq-powered digital trading platform DX.Exchange is claiming an industry first with its launch of security token trading and security token offering (STO) listings” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. As security tokens continue to gain industry traction, top crypto exchange Binance is also eyeing the sector, signing an MoU last fall with the Malta Stock Exchange’s fintech and digital asset subsidiary, MSX PLC to jointly launch a new security token digital exchange.The platform’s investment committee reportedly assesses security tokens issuers on the basis of their white paper’s transparency, fundraising method…

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