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    Entertainment Licence to troll: Idris Elba hints at Bond role – City A.M.

    British film star Idris Elba has set the internet alight with rumour, following a string of cryptic tweets that hinted he was set to become the first non-white actor cast as James Bond. Elba, star of Luther and Beasts of No Nation, tweeted the message ‘my name’s Elba, Idris Elba’ … via City...
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    World Profit at Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway soars as insurance arm booms – City A.M.

    Profit at US tycoon Warren Buffett’s firm Berkshire Hathaway surged 67 per cent in the second quarter as its insurance business made a strong turnaround. Operating profit for the quarter rose to $6.9bn (£5.3bn) from $4.1bn for the same period last year. Net income nearly tripled, rising to …...
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    What’s the point of the IMF and World Bank? – City A.M.

    It is hard to square a US President bent on protectionism with two institutions that have been a bulwark for free trade for over 70 years. The Bretton Woods institutions, as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are known collectively, were created during the Second World …...
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    Man behind “bitcoin heist” evades capture in Iceland on same plane as PM – City A.M.

    The man behind a suspected “bitcoin heist” in Iceland has escaped imprisonment. An international arrest warrant has been issued for Sindri Thor Stefansson, who allegedly stole 600 computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Police said that Stefansson got out through the window of a low-security prison...