Despite the Boom in Social Media, New Survey by Moneypenny Reveals Phone Calls Are Still the Most Valuable Way of Contacting UK Businesses

Despite the boom in the use of social media to contact businesses, the good old phone still remains the most important communication method for customers to contact businesses in the UK, with 56% of businesses citing it is as their most important channel. This was followed by email 50%, online form 28%, live chat 24%, […]

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Death toll rises to 28 and thousands take refuge in Philippines after Christmas Eve typhoon

The number of people confirmed dead since Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines on Christmas Eve has risen to 28, as thousands of people affected by the storm remain in temporary evacuation shelters, authorities said Friday. Phanfone, known locally as Typhoon Ursula, first made landfall on Eastern Samar province on Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and storm surges. It […]

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Pintec Cooperates with China Unicom’s Unicompay to Expand Handset Financing

Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd. (“Pintec”;NASDAQ: PT), a leading independent fintech solutions provider, recently announced an agreement with China Unicom. As mentioned in its first nine months earnings call of 2019, Pintec will leverage its digital lending capabilities to enable China Unicom’s payment platform Unicompay to offer next-generation handset financing services to its broad base of subscribers. […]

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Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud party leadership race

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will retain leadership of Likud, the political party he has led for more than a decade, after a resounding victory over his challenger. An hour after polls closed Thursday night, Netanyahu tweeted, “Huge victory! I thank the Likud members for the trust, the support and the love. With god’s help and […]

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Kazakhstan plane crash kills at least 9

A Bek Air plane with 95 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday, killing at least nine people, authorities in the Central Asian country said. The plane was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, and “lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence” before […]

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Wildfire-ravaged areas of Australia get holiday relief, but oppressive conditions to return

Areas of Australia that have been ravaged by deadly wildfires experienced temporary relief on Wednesday, but oppressive conditions are expected to return this weekend. About 50,000 square kilometres of land have burned over the past few months, with nine people killed and more than 950 homes destroyed. New South Wales (NSW), the country’s most populous state, […]

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