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Most people weren’t expecting Gamestop to be the first big stock story of 2021, but that’s exactly what happened — and it’s all thanks to a group of people on Reddit. With the explosion of day trading over the past few months, a lot of discussions about stocks and individual investing have been taking place in unconventional locations. One of those is Reddit, which is a lot like a giant chat room or discussion board, where anyone and everyone can post about pretty much anything at all. …


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In an already contentious year, a new trade deal between the United States and the United Kingdom has come to a head over just one issue: chlorinated chicken.

What is chlorinated chicken? A unique farming practice in the US, chlorinated chicken is created by farmers employing the use of “Pathogen Reduction Treatment (PRT),” or, washing chickens with chlorine and other disinfectants to remove possible bacteria from potential infection during rearing and slaughter.

Banned in the EU in 1997, chlorine washing has been the subject of tense debate for decades, even resulting in proceedings before the World Trade Organisation (WTO). On…


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The coronavirus has brought unparalleled challenges to businesses, and many are concerned about the effect the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have had on entrepreneurs. The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused an unexpected disruption to businesses across the nation.

As England comes out of a national lockdown, Government Ministers are scheduled to discuss a plan to help as many as two million entrepreneurs who have been locked out of support due to COVID-19. The issue arose because many entrepreneurs rely on dividend payments as a source of income.

Because of the economic impact of COVID-19 and the flow-on effect of a…


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There have been many foreign policy fallouts as a result of Brexit, with negative consequences ranging from a lack of innovation due to restrictions on association with neighboring countries to determining how refugee support will be funded in the future. Perhaps one of the most troubling issues for the global economy is the uncertainty around live animal exports as a result of Brexit. What is most frustrating for individuals in the farming industry and investors is that the problem isn’t a lack of demand — it’s an overabundance of paperwork that must be completed to continue their trade in livestock.

Additional Animal Health Certificate Requirements in 2021


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Barclays Bank was recently ordered to repay interest on timeshare loans in Malta, a punishment that was widely celebrated by borrowers and consumer watch groups alike. The company also faces further investigation that may result in even more payments to holders. We’ll look at how this happened, what borrowers can expect in the coming months, and how this all ties into larger lending practices.

The Facts of the Case

The actual facts of the case involve a number of different parties and organizations, which has made it difficult for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to untangle. …


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Finding the best funds and investment trusts is a good way to put your money to work as well and as easily as possible. But how can you find those options and make sure they’re the right ones for you? There are several issues to consider, and you want to focus on addressing those concerns so you’ll have the best possible experience with your investment goals and plans. Asking experts is always a good idea, too, because they have the experience you’re looking for when it comes to choosing the right opportunities. Depending on your investment abilities and goals, what…


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Rather than printed or created from a central bank of national or supranational entities, cryptocurrencies are completely decentralized. Usually, no one single entity controls the circulation or transaction of said currency, but rather it works through the people possessing it, or to be specific, their machines.

Most cryptocurrencies are created digitally through a “mining” process. Using powerful computing tools to generate blockchains — essentially a continuously growing list of records that are encrypted — these cryptocurrencies are almost purely based on timestamps and transaction data. Due to them using a peer-to-peer network (which means no central database or center of…


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An entrepreneur can literally come from any walk of life. No matter what country they’re in, how much money they’re born with, or what their talents are, the mark of an entrepreneur can’t be found in socioeconomic details. They’re the people who are out there trying to make things happen. They’re the ones who are always looking for an angle, trying to spot the opportunities in the midst of whatever situation they happen to be in.

And make no mistake about it: there are always opportunities. Regardless of where an entrepreneur is or what they do, there are always ways…


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Every big company you see today, from Apple to Starbucks to Amazon, began as a startup. A startup is a newborn private company, usually less than 10 years old. Anyone has the power to start their own company these days. In fact, more and more people are becoming entrepreneurs to bring new ideas to life and to avoid working for other people.

What people may not realize, however, is that the process of creating a startup can be as out of one’s control as working a 9 to 5 job at a large company. This is because a startup cannot…


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As with so much in life, entrepreneurship is mind over matter. It’s easy to point at the clientele, funding sources, and all sorts of other business-related aspects, and claim that these are fundamental parts of entrepreneurship. However, at the end of the day, what it really requires is maintaining an enterprising spirit — and that takes focus, fortitude, and mental energy.

Early on, most entrepreneurs find that the energy makes itself. That’s because they’re deep in new business ventures, and those ventures are exciting. …

David Azzato

Angel investor and Entrepreneur. Blockchain, Crypto, and a little bit of everything in between. London, UK

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