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Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Speculative investment in Bitcoin prompted graffiti in Lithuania MPs have launched an inquiry into cryptocurrencies and the technology behind them. The Treasury Committee said it wants to understand the risks and benefits of digital money following an explosion of interest – and investment –

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Women earn 43% less at Barclays

Image copyright Getty Images Female employees earn 43.5% less at Barclays than men on average, according to gender pay gap figures it has submitted to the government. Only 28 of the 1,154 companies that have reported the figures have a higher median hourly pay gap than Barclays. Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said it had “more work to do” so women could progress in financial services. However, Barclays said that it paid men and women in the same roles equally.