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Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Business
More than 70 business leaders have signed a letter to the Sunday Times calling for a public vote on the UK's Brexit deal.The chief executive of Waterstones and former Sainsbury's boss Justin King are among those saying a "destructive hard Brexit" will damage the UK economy.A group called Business for a People's Vote will launch on Thursday.A Downing Street source told the BBC the Prime Minister was clear that there would be no new referendum.The letter was coordinated by The People's Vote campaign, which wants a ballot on whether to accept the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union. Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks and Martha Lane Fox, the founder of Lastminute.com - who both campaigned for Remain - signed...
Crypto industry leaders warn Congress: Figure out regulation, or watch innovation leave the US

Crypto industry leaders warn Congress: Figure out regulation, or watch innovation leave the US

Finance
The cryptocurrency industry has a plea for Congress: Hurry up and regulate, please. More than 50 industry participants gathered on Capitol Hill for a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, Tuesday. Although attendees varied, none were from anti-establishment groups popular in the cryptocurrency space, nor did they include retail investors who bought bitcoin as a speculative bet. Instead, experts from Fidelity, Nasdaq, State Street, Andreessen Horowitz, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filled a room in the Library of Congress. There, they politely but firmly addressed what they deemed unsolved issues as ...
South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

South Korean business leaders to attend inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

World
SEOUL, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Heads of major South Korean conglomerates will be part of the South Korean delegation for the third North-South Korea summit in Pyongyang next week, South Korean media reported Thursday. Some 10 to 15 business leaders of Samsung, Hyundai, SK and LG will visit Pyongyang next week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the third summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to Maeil Business. Those invited include vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and de facto leader of South Korea's largest Samsung Group Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Hyundai Motor Company Chung Eui-sun, chairman of SK Corporation Choi Tae-won, CEO of LG Group Koo Kwang-mo and Hyundai Group chairwoman Hyun Jeong-eun. The business magnates will be part of a 200-member So...
Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80.Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as "a guiding force for good" and Russian President Vladimir Putin described a "remarkable person".Ex-US President Barack Obama said Annan had always pursued "a better world".The Ghanaian national served as UN chief from 1997 to 2006 and is the only black African ever to hold the post.Since then he has served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a solution to the conflict.The career diplomat died in hospital in the Swiss city of Bern. He had been living near Geneva for several years.He "passed away peacef...
Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

Rival Libyan leaders agree to set elections for December

World
May 29 (UPI) -- Representatives of 20 countries met in Paris Tuesday where four rival Libyan leaders agreed to set parliamentary and presidential elections for December. At the meeting were leaders from Libya's neighboring countries, regional and European powers, the United States and international organizations. Electoral laws for the election will be adopted this summer. The elections were set for Dec. 10. "We reaffirm the existence and the need for a constitutional basis to organize an election and the need for everyone to work hand-in-hand to make sure the elections are a success," Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said at a news conference Tuesday. Al-Sarraj said he called the meeting to try and end the civil war in Libya. The country was divided in 2011 after a NATO-backed revo...