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An email sent to staff in Microsoft Europe has disclosed that they will be paid in Euro currency from the first of January next year. But that has raised questions about currency exchange, given that the United Kingdom (UK) has not yet settled a rate for exchange. The insider claimed that the email meant UK staff would lose out if the story is true. She said that Microsoft had not yet established whether or not it was a pay rise or a pay decrease. Microsoft refused, as usual, to comment. ®

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