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UK In Political Turmoil As “Meaningful Vote” Pulled

It is getting to the point that whenever the PM rules something “in or out” that the opposite is sure to happen. The latest “promise”…

China confident on U.S. trade pact, Trump cites Xi’s ‘strong signals’

China expressed confidence on Wednesday that it can reach a trade deal with the United States, a sentiment echoed by U.S. President Donald Trump a…

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.53%

Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Banking and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors led shares lower. At…

Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Wednesday

Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, December 5: 1. U.S. Markets Closed U.S. financial markets are…

Growth and trade nerves grind European shares down to two-week low

Worries about U.S. bond markets signaling an impending recession, and a still rumbling trade war between the world’s top two economies, sent European shares sinking…

Pound Sentiment Erodes after Opening Debate

With FX market sentiment eroding on the upcoming Brexit, the Pound managed to recoup some of the overnight losses it experienced. Despite the Prime Minister’s…

UK factory PMI surges to 16-month high, exports recover

Growth at British factories surged unexpectedly to a 16-month high in October, helped by a recovery in export orders, according to a survey that will…

Europe Calls for Tougher Rules on Global Markets

Sometimes it’s not just what is said that counts, but the way it is said. And if tone is anything to go by, the leaders…

Petrol Politics: How Much Should an Oil Spill Cost?

How serious should the penalties for an oil spill be? In early November, Chevron and its drilling partner Transocean accidentally spilled some 3,000 barrels of…

Betting on Big Solar

It’s good news for solar advocates and bad news for competitors: General Electric is breaking into the solar business in a major way. In April,…

Can Silicon Valley and Detroit Reinvent the Car Business?

In the month of October, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler once again increased their share of cars and light trucks sold in America. In the…

Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet metal workers make sure you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer by servicing the heating and cooling equipment in buildings….

US and 11 other countries reach landmark Pacific trade pact

Trade ministers from 12 countries announced the largest trade-liberalizing pact in a generation on Monday. In a press conference in Atlanta, trade ministers from the…

The mixed fortunes of a fuel

IN A high-tech world, dirty black lumps of coal might seem like an anachronism. Yet coal is far from a thing of the past. However…

New DNA test for embryos could boost IVF success rates

A test that checks for abnormal amounts of DNA in IVF embryos has raised pregnancy rates at US fertility clinics that have started to offer…

Renewable electricity overtakes coal for first time in UK

Britain generated more of its electricity from renewable sources than from burning coal for the first time in the second quarter of 2015, as more…

Truckers strike four shipping companies at Southern California ports

Tractor-trailer drivers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike on Monday against four trucking companies, a Teamster…

RHS Sunflower seed giveaway

April 14-20 is National Gardening Week, the RHS’ annual attempt to get us off the sofa and onto the beds with a series of events…

UK construction growth bolsters economic recovery hopes

Britain’s construction industry grew at the fastest pace in nearly a year in February, bolstering expectations that the UK will escape a double dip recession….

‘Stem rust’ fungus threatens global wheat harvest

The world’s leading crop scientists issued a stark warning that a deadly airborne fungus could devastate wheat harvests in poor countries and lead to famines…

Italian vintners forced to harvest crops early due to sultry summer

Italy is set for one of its smallest wine harvests after an arid, torrid summer – and will almost certainly cede its title as the…

Banks fail to meet targets to increase lending to small business

Banks failed to increase lending to small businesses in the first three months of 2010, despite political pressure to free up the credit markets. The…

Tackling the problem of really slow ADSL broadband

As you have discovered, in our new competitive broadband market, the buck frequently doesn’t stop anywhere. Demon is your internet service provider (ISP), but it…

Sri Lanka’s tea growers have gone organic

Until quite recently, Sri Lanka had disappeared from the British tea connoisseur’s map. While European tea lovers have always rated top Ceylon estates highly, here…

Small businesses: the importance of knowing your market

So you’ve had a lightbulb moment and come up with a business idea. Now you need to ask yourself a simple question: “‘Will my idea…

The experts’ step-by-step guide to cyber security

Where does cyber security fall on your to-do list? If it’s not a priority, it should be because 60% of small businesses suffered a breach…

Farmers fall prey to rice rustlers as price of staple crop rockets

Knee-deep in muddy water, her face smeared with sandalwood paste and a broad-brimmed hat for protection against the broiling sun, Samniang Ketia grins broadly at…

United Airlines will honour flight tickets mistakenly sold for $5 to $10

United Airlines will honour plane tickets it mistakenly sold online for between $5 and $10, the company said on Friday. Customers using the airline’s website…

Seven reasons the world’s stock markets are falling

European markets are in panic mode with all major indices down sharply. It follows a widespread sell-off on both sides of the Atlantic on Wednesday….

South Sudan to export coffee for the first time

The world has long been pleading with South Sudan’s feuding leaders to wake up and smell the coffee. The four-year-old country is notorious for conflict…

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