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Britain is thriving post Brexit.  Despite strong warnings, a string of British shops have said that they enjoyed huge success over the Christmas period. This is alongside a rise of 2.1pc of industrial production in November compared with October, due to the reopening of the North seas biggest oil field, following a shut down. The FTSE 100 hit a historic high and sealed a historic winning streak after it rose for a 12th consecutive trading session. The fall in sterling on Wednesday was at its lowest since the October 7 ‘flash crash’ and a growth in credit has meant that British consumers have been shopping more. Mark Carney, commented that Britain’s decision to leave the EU no longer poses the biggest domestic risk to financial stability. However, try not to get carried away because shop prices are rising across UK supermarkets for the first time since 2014. On Monday a litre of petrol cost £1.18, the highest since 2014 and in the last five weeks diesel has raised by 5p per litre. There are also fears of a house price crash wish m pushing rent prices up. The really worry will begin in March... if we ever leave the EU that is. (Source – Telegraph)

President Obama awards his right hand man vice-president Joe Biden, the presidential Medal of Freedom.  Obama praised Biden for his life of service as he presented the highest US civilian honour. The medal itself was awarded with distinction – an additional honour. Biden knew nothing if the award and vas visibly emotional when it was announced. Obama joked that the internet would have one last time to mock their “bromance” as both of them prepare to leave on the 20th of January. Mr Biden had an additional statement to add “I was part of the journey of a remarkable man who did remarkable things. Mr President I am indebted to you. I’m indebted to your friendship. I’m indebted to your family.” ( Source – BBC.)

The Iphone celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this week.  9th January 2007 – the date the Iphone was unleashed into our lives. Apple relives the iconic phrase from 2007: ‘A widescreen ipod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.’ It has been revolutionary in terms of the smart phone industry and Apple has bragged about selling over 1 billion of the devices, as well as introducing new and updated forms of the phone; the Ipad and apple watch. The Iphone has become integral to many with millions of people relying on the apps as part of their daily routines. With that statement, current CEO Tim Cook explains how the Iphone has become essential part of people lives by redefining the way we communicate, entertain, work and live. Cook also goes on to explain that Apple are only just getting started and apparently the best is yet to come. 2017 isn’t going to disappoint either as it is expected to be the biggest yet...( Source – Flipboard.)

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