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ExxonMobil has knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the oil giant’s long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study.An analysis of nearly 200 documents spanning decades found that four-fifths of scientific studies and internal memos acknowledged ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Apple is following the road taken by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, and downshifting on its still-unannounced self-driving car project, according to a report in the New York Times.The company has been working on its automotive technology under the internal code name “Project ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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When a male customer grabbed Melissa’s breast, she didn’t bother reporting it to DoorDash, the on-demand food delivery service that hired her as a driver.She didn’t think the company would care. When a different customer had sexually harassed her a month earlier – texting her a ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Ministers are preparing for crucial Brexit talks this autumn against a backdrop of better news on jobs, inflation and the public finances as the UK economy displays signs of stability after a volatile start to the year, a Guardian analysis shows.The Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The troubled doorstep lender Provident Financial is racing to fix its technical problems in time to stop staff leaving for rival firms, taking its most lucrative customers with them.Concerns of an exodus came as the company’s lead financial adviser, JP Morgan, wrote down its estimated value ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the most important big smartphone in the company’s history, is launching in New York today, hoping to right the wrongs of last year’s “exploding” Note 7 and tempt people away from rivals with a new dual-camera system and massive “infinity ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The reclusive billionaire brothers who own Chanel paid themselves a $3.4bn dividend last year.Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, who have run the luxury goods company for more than 30 years, took more than four times the company’s net profit and double the dividend they received in 2015.The ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Professor of economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee from June 2006 to May 2009Unemployment fell by 11,000 on the month but there was a rise in underemployment – measured as part-timers who want full-time jobs – ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The long-term effects of the Brexit vote on the economy will become clear next year when profit growth at some of the UK’s largest companies is expected to drop considerably, according to a new study.An analysis of forecasts for 2018 gives a grim view on the ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The food and drink industry has issued a warning of significant disruption and economic damage if the government fails to stem the flow of EU nationals leaving the UK.Nearly a third of British food and drink businesses have had non-UK EU workers leave their employment since ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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There was little in Mario Draghi’s comments in Germany on Wednesday to indicate that the European Central Bank plans to stop pumping cheap money in to the eurozone anytime soon.Some expected him to use the platform of a speech to a gathering of Nobel economics laureates ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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House prices are still going up around the UK, and despite low mortgage rates increasing numbers of people are locked out of the property market.The problem is particularly acute for ethnic minorities, with figures showing those from BME backgrounds are much less likely to be homeowners ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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China will use 'all necessary means' against US trade probe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 05:27:06 AM
China will use all necessary means to defend the interests of the country and its companies against a US trade investigation, the Beijing government has warned.China’s commerce ministry has already expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with the US launch of an inquiry into alleged theft of US intellectual ...
Exxon deliberately misled public on climate science, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 02:04:29 AM
ExxonMobil has knowingly misled the public for decades about the danger climate change poses to a warming world and the oil giant’s long-term viability, according to a peer-reviewed study.An analysis of nearly 200 documents spanning decades found that four-fifths of scientific studies and internal memos acknowledged ...
Food and drink industry says EU staff exodus will damage economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 11:01:03 PM
The food and drink industry has issued a warning of significant disruption and economic damage if the government fails to stem the flow of EU nationals leaving the UK.Nearly a third of British food and drink businesses have had non-UK EU workers leave their employment since ...
Why ECB president is still flooding the system with cheap money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:17:13 PM
There was little in Mario Draghi’s comments in Germany on Wednesday to indicate that the European Central Bank plans to stop pumping cheap money in to the eurozone anytime soon.Some expected him to use the platform of a speech to a gathering of Nobel economics laureates ...
Chanel owners pay themselves $3.4bn dividend – four times company's net profit image
The reclusive billionaire brothers who own Chanel paid themselves a $3.4bn dividend last year.Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, who have run the luxury goods company for more than 30 years, took more than four times the company’s net profit and double the dividend they received in 2015.The ...
Samsung launches Galaxy Note 8 hoping to extinguish Note 7 memories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 03:00:02 PM
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the most important big smartphone in the company’s history, is launching in New York today, hoping to right the wrongs of last year’s “exploding” Note 7 and tempt people away from rivals with a new dual-camera system and massive “infinity ...
What are your experiences of the housing market as a BME person? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 02:33:27 PM
House prices are still going up around the UK, and despite low mortgage rates increasing numbers of people are locked out of the property market.The problem is particularly acute for ethnic minorities, with figures showing those from BME backgrounds are much less likely to be homeowners ...
Provident Financial in race to fix technical problems and retain staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 01:16:12 PM
The troubled doorstep lender Provident Financial is racing to fix its technical problems in time to stop staff leaving for rival firms, taking its most lucrative customers with them.Concerns of an exodus came as the company’s lead financial adviser, JP Morgan, wrote down its estimated value ...
Apple puts brakes on self-driving car project, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:27:47 AM
Apple is following the road taken by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, and downshifting on its still-unannounced self-driving car project, according to a report in the New York Times.The company has been working on its automotive technology under the internal code name “Project ...
Big UK firms face 2018 slowdown amid Brexit uncertainty, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:24:55 AM
The long-term effects of the Brexit vote on the economy will become clear next year when profit growth at some of the UK’s largest companies is expected to drop considerably, according to a new study.An analysis of forecasts for 2018 gives a grim view on the ...
Quarter of UK parents move house for the school catchment area image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:02:00 AM
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Sexual harassment and the sharing economy: the dark side of working for strangers image
When a male customer grabbed Melissa’s breast, she didn’t bother reporting it to DoorDash, the on-demand food delivery service that hired her as a driver.She didn’t think the company would care. When a different customer had sexually harassed her a month earlier – texting her a ...
First-time buyers on the rise as tax charges deter buy-to-let investors image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 09:35:00 AM
Half of all property purchase valuations in July were for first-time buyers, according to new research from Connells Survey & Valuation. They took out 36,000 mortgages in June, a rise of more than one fifth on May and the highest level since November 2006. The firm’s corporate services ...
Investment risk: How Bitcoin turns early investors into millionaires image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 09:32:00 AM
Some will have heard how Bitcoin turned early investors into millionaires, as the price soared from a few US cents to thousands of dollars. It is up more than 500 per cent in a year and is now worth three times as much as gold. However, experts warn ...
'Growth is slowing in the UK, but picking up elsewhere' – experts debate Brexit data image
Professor of economics at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee from June 2006 to May 2009Unemployment fell by 11,000 on the month but there was a rise in underemployment – measured as part-timers who want full-time jobs – ...
Brexit economy: outlook positive but rocky negotiations could bring instability image
Ministers are preparing for crucial Brexit talks this autumn against a backdrop of better news on jobs, inflation and the public finances as the UK economy displays signs of stability after a volatile start to the year, a Guardian analysis shows.The Guardian’s monthly tracker of economic ...
Pound falls to new eight-year low against euro; Draghi defends QE  - as it happened image
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WPP faces worst year in a decade as advertisers cut spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:50:30 AM
Sir Martin Sorrell has warned of a global economic slowdown as WPP slashed its growth forecast for the second time, leaving the world’s largest advertising group facing its worst year in a decade.Sorrell said the election results in the UK and US, combined with erratic economic ...
Our holiday was derailed after InterRail tickets were a no-show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
We bought two InterRail global passes for £446.43, and paid an extra £7.90 for guaranteed delivery to our temporary Berlin address by 30 May. We planned to begin our trip from Barcelona a week later. But the tickets didn’t arrive and we had to take our ...
Properties near airports – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
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Going underground: number of Britons digging basements soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 05:01:05 AM
Britain has seen a 183% increase in planning applications for basement extensions, as homeowners barred from climbing the housing ladder by high prices decide to burrow down instead.The number of loft conversions has also risen dramatically, according to mortgage lender Halifax, in a bid to circumvent ...
Putting the fun in functional: will Arket revitalise the high street? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 05:00:05 AM
Walk through the door of Arket, the hotly anticipated fashion-and-lifestyle brand that opens its first store on Regent Street in London this Friday, and the first thing that strikes you is the generous expanse of empty space. The tables are laid with individual items, rather than ...
New five-pound SHOCK: Rare notes could be worth £17,000 - here is how to spot one image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 01:40:00 AM
The Bank of England donates some of the first notes that are created to people like the Queen and institutions who work on their development – when they become available for sale they can be worth a tremendous amount.In May, a £5 note dated 1971 with ...
Identity fraud reaching epidemic levels, new figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:01:34 PM
Identity theft has reached epidemic levels in the UK, with incidents of this type of fraud running at almost 500 a day, according to the latest figures.During the first six months of this year there were a record 89,000 cases of identity fraud, which typically involves ...
Thousands still unable to claim free childcare after HMRC site problems image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:01:34 PM
Thousands are still unable to apply to claim free childcare because of technical difficulties with HMRC’s website, a letter to the Treasury select committee chair, Nicky Morgan, has revealed.Morgan said she would quiz the department at the committee’s hearing in the autumn, after the HMRC chief ...
Grandparents gift grandchildren over  £37billion for holidays, education and first homes image
One in three grandparents has given their grandchildren a financial helping hand, gifting on average £9,360 to each child.A further third are considering giving a financial gift in the future, while others prefer to lend the money instead, according to new research from Saga.Many say they ...
The Guardian view on grocery wars: Lidl Britain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:12:01 PM
British supermarkets were once an established social ecosystem: Waitrose and Marks & Spencer catered for the wealthy, Asda for the hard up, and Tesco and Sainsbury’s for everyone in between. Then a foreign species disturbed it. In the early 1990s, German discount stores Lidl and Aldi ...
Poor and over​priced funfair rides could be closed under new rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 05:36:42 PM
Local authorities will be able to shut down poor and overpriced funfair rides under proposals being considered by the competition watchdog.Millions of people who visit the UK’s travelling funfairs will also have a wider choice of rides and attractions on their doorstep if the Competition and ...
Airports call for urgent post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 05:07:10 PM
Airports have joined forces to press the government to urgently strike a post-Brexit deal on flights between the UK and the EU, warning that the current uncertainty alone would be enough to see bookings drop by up to 41%.A report submitted to ministers by the owners ...
Southern rail trials wheel clamping scheme in station car parks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 04:07:28 PM
Southern rail is to further test the patience of passengers after months of industrial action and disruption to services by trialling a new vehicle clamping regime in seven station car parks.Clamping will be tested from September at busy commuter stations in Surrey including Redhill, Dorking and ...
Protect the elderly: Crackdown on pensions cold calling must be priority, says ex-minister image
More pensioners have been tricked out of their life savings after major changes allowed people to access their retirement cash.Scams typically start with a call out of the blue, whereby victims are persuaded to hand over money to fake or bogus saving schemes.The government has promised ...
UK is briefly in the black – but fixing the public finances will take time | Larry Elliott image
The government was in the happy – and unusual – position of being in the black in July. To the surprise of the City, tax receipts were higher than public spending. Not by much, but a surplus is still a surplus even if in the context ...
Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell prosecuted by pensions regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:38:09 AM
Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, is to be prosecuted by the pensions watchdog for failing to provide information for an investigation into its sale.Chappell headed Retail Acquisitions, the company that acquired BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green in 2015. A year later, it ...
Former Lloyds boss Eric Daniels sues bank for withheld bonuses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 11:22:18 AM
Eric Daniels, the chief executive of Lloyds Bank when it was bailed out with £20bn of taxpayer money during the 2008 financial crisis, is suing the bank for hundreds of thousands of pounds in disputed bonuses.Daniels, who was heavily criticised by politicians during his tenure at ...
UK families could get money off shopping bills if they hit exercise goals image
Families could be offered discounts on their food shopping, cut-price sports gear and free cinema tickets for hitting exercise targets in a drive to reduce the burden of lifestyle-related illness on the NHS.The proposals, for residents to receive rewards if they walk a specified number of ...
UK public finances notch up first July surplus since 2002 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 09:50:40 AM
The government ran the first July budget surplus in more than a decade last month, as Britain’s public finances recorded an unexpected leap back into the black with help from an increase in self-assessed tax payments.Public sector net borrowing last month, excluding the nationalised banks, was ...
Provident Financial sees nearly £1.7bn wiped off stock market value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 09:40:50 AM
Provident Financial has lost two-thirds of its stock market value in a day, after the doorstep lender was hit by a “quadruple whammy” of body blows.The company, which specialises in lending to people in financial difficulty, issued its second profit warning in two months, parted company ...
China's Dalian Wanda drops purchase of Nine Elms Square in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 08:38:07 AM
China’s largest commercial property company has pulled out of a £470m purchase of Nine Elms Square in south-west London after pressure from regulators in Beijing over its overseas investments.A joint venture between St Modwen Properties and construction firm Vinci had exchanged contracts to sell the 4-hectare ...
Lidl overtakes Waitrose as UK shoppers turn to discounters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 07:44:32 AM
Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer as increasingly cash-strapped shoppers turn to the discounters.The German discount chain reached a new market share high of 5.2% as sales rose 18.9% in the 12 weeks to 13 August – making it the UK’s ...
UK public finances see first July surplus since 2002 – as it happened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:38:06 AM
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I have evidence of fraud but Santander won’t act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
The banks always claim they do their utmost to stop bank frauds, but my experience tells a different story.I run a small dog care business and last week my email was hacked. We realised quickly after one of my clients questioned an email requesting money and ...
Longer is better and don't invent words: picking the right name for your business image
We all see a vast number of words on a daily basis. A study has shown that we are presented with the equivalent of 174 entire newspapers of data every single day. This represents a fivefold increase over the past 30 years. Of course, this information ...
'I use food banks' – workers on the impact of the pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
The pay freeze that we have been subject to has led me into deeper and deeper debt, no savings, a broken marriage, a host of creditors seeking payments and an inability to keep up with rising utilities, fuel and food prices. It’s an absolute disgrace that ...
Ford launches scrappage scheme offering at least £2,000 for any brand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 11:01:05 PM
Ford has announced a car and van scrappage scheme in a bid to get dirtier vehicles off the roads and boost its sales in the UK’s flagging car market.While other manufacturers, including Vauxhall and BMW, have launched scrappage schemes this year, Ford’s is unusual in allowing ...
Ovarian cancer victim wins $417m payout from Johnson & Johnson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 10:00:23 PM
A jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $417m (£323m) to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.The verdict in favour of California resident Eva Echeverria was the largest ...
Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's Sky takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 06:12:54 PM
A campaigning group opposed to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of Sky is threatening a legal challenge to the media regulator’s ruling that the broadcaster would remain “fit and proper” to hold a UK licence if it was snapped up by 21st Century Fox.Activist group Avaaz has hired ...
Is it time for Labor to challenge the hands-off approach to industrial relations | Greg Jericho image
Record low wages growth has led the ALP and unions to believe that voters are willing for governments to take a more hands-on approach than has been the case since the Keating government introduced enterprise bargaining in the early 1990s. And, somewhat ironically, the very system ...
Quantitative easing is a costly habit we should have kicked long ago | Larry Elliott image
Things have moved on in the civil service since the days of Yes Minister. Back then senior civil servants remained the soul of discretion even after retirement. When Sir Arnold Robinson has advice to give to his successor, Sir Humphrey Appleby, he does it over lunch ...
UK credit and debit card spending ​growing​ at fastest rate since 2008 image
New figures show spending on credit, debit and charge cards is growing at the fastest rate since 2008, rising more than five times faster than earnings in a fresh sign of ballooning borrowing by consumers.The number of card transactions increased by 12.3% over the year to ...
McDonald's workers to coordinate strike with allies around world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 04:06:40 PM
Workers at two McDonald’s restaurants in the UK will go on strike on 4 September, the US Labor Day holiday, in an attempt to coordinate action against the fast food giant with allies around the world.The announcement of the symbolic date comes after staff at restaurants ...
Flood damage repair: Leak victim is now home and dry image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 03:32:00 PM
That was in February and by the time Elizabeth James came to Crusader last month she was still semi-camping in her kitchen and bedroom, while her damp sitting room stood empty.A long-running dispute between Elizabeth and her insurer Saga over what she she thought she was ...
Should we buy as joint tenants or tenants in common? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:49 PM
Q My partner and I (we are in a same-sex relationship of four years but no civil partnership) are buying a house for £377,500 as joint tenants.We have a baby together and will shortly be trying for another child. My concern is that she has an ...
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How YOUR pension has HALVED over the last 10 years, shock new figures image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:00 PM
The figures mean Britons retiring in 2017 will be massively worse off than those who finished work just before the 2008 credit crunch and subsequent financial crisis.Calculations by financial services giant Fidelity have revealed today’s retirees have ben hit by a triple blow of falling real ...
Quantitative easing is like heroin, says former Treasury official image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 12:50:12 PM
A former senior Treasury mandarin has compared quantitative easing to heroin and called for an end to almost a decade of electronic money printing by central banks.Nick Macpherson was permanent secretary to the Treasury when Bank of England officials started buying UK government bonds to stimulate ...
Circling the Roundhouse – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 09:37:24 AM
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Chinese carmaker Great Wall looks at bidding for Fiat Chrysler image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 09:27:46 AM
China’s Great Wall Motor Company has said it is interested in bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which owns brands including Jeep and the truck maker Ram.A company official confirmed it was pursuing all or part of FCA after the US publication Automotive News reported that a ...
Brexit: UK hopes of autumn trade talks 'will be dashed', says Slovenian PM image
The British government’s hopes of opening discussions on a future trade relationship this autumn will definitely be dashed by the European Union due to the slow progress of Brexit negotiations, one of 27 prime ministers who will make the decision has said.Miro Cerar, the prime minister ...
FTSE 100 executive pay falls by 19% ahead of controversial reforms, says Deloitte image
Pay for Britain’s top bosses has fallen by almost a fifth, suggesting companies may be reining in excessive rewards as the government reviews options for further reform.The median pay for chief executives at FTSE 100 companies, which includes bonuses and other long-term incentives, fell 19% to ...
Beware Admiral’s policy when it comes to speed awareness courses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:59:04 AM
In a search for car insurance I called Admiral. The agent asked if I had been on any speed awareness courses – I wasn’t quick enough to decline to answer. When I said “yes” the quote increased by £50. The whole point of the courses is ...
House prices: Northants leads Midlands 'mini-boom', says Rightmove image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:01:02 AM
Asking prices for homes in Northamptonshire have jumped by 9.1% over the past year, the biggest increase in England and Wales, Rightmove said today, as London’s unaffordable property market has driven people to buy further away and commute.The property website said the asking price for homes ...
Day of moaning declared in north of England over train woes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:00:03 AM
A day of moaning has been declared across the north of England, with public transport users encouraged to let rip about their terrible journeys.Commuters are urged to write to their MPs and flood radio and TV phone-ins on Monday to express their frustration with the region’s ...
Is your house in a British boom town? Best price growth revealed as values rocket £85k image
Some lucky homeowners are seeing the price of their house soar as the industry experiences a ‘mini-boom’. Property prices in central England have seen the best return on investment, with Northamptonshire prices rising by 9.1 per cent, followed by a 7.9 hike in Derbyshire and a jump ...
Diesel scandal is a risk to German economy, says ministry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 03:37:43 AM
The emissions scandal ensnaring German carmakers is a risk to Europe’s largest economy, the finance ministry said on Monday.In its monthly report, the ministry named the issue, which broke out almost two years ago after Volkswagen admitted to cheating US diesel emissions tests, as a threat ...
Silver Reel is latest production firm to move into UK TV market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 02:03:45 PM
Silver Reel, the Swiss finance and production company behind films including the upcoming Breathe, Andy Serkis’s directorial debut featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, is launching a €50m (£45.6m) fund to make TV drama in Britain, taking advantage of the weakening of the pound since the ...
Global investors look to Jackson Hole for signs of how QE will end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:03:19 PM
It was at Jackson Hole in 2014 that Mario Draghi prepared the ground for the European Central Bank’s massive bond-buying programme to help rescue the economies of the eurozone, embattled from years of sovereign debt crises.The annual event, held at the Wyoming fishing retreat by the ...
Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails in effort to tackle fraud image
A ban on cold-calling by pension companies will include texts and emails, the government has announced, as it cracks down on scammers who target savers’ retirement funds.Almost £5m was lost to fraudsters in the first five months of 2017, said the government, and it was estimated ...
Robots will not lead to fewer jobs – but the hollowing out of the middle class | Larry Elliott image
Throughout modern history there has been a recurrent fear that jobs will be destroyed by technology. Everybody knows the story of the Luddites, bands of workers who smashed up machinery in the textile industry in the second decade of the 19th century.The Luddites were wrong. There ...
Call for tougher checks on energy firms to prevent them from collapsing image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 07:50:00 AM
They say that the regulator should be carrying out detailed, regular checks on the finances and business plans of energy companies to make sure that they are robust enough to survive volatile market conditions.They also want more detailed checks to be carried out on energy executives ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
After three years at university Vic Froggett has started in her first job and is adjusting to the succession of new bills she has to pay. But as well as the increased cost of rent, travel and council tax, in the background is her mountain of ...
There are now more than 1,000 tax relief schemes. Give us a break image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
Twenty years have passed since former chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown launched his scheme to promote the British film industry, and in doing so innocently spawned numerous lucrative tax relief opportunities for advisers and their investors.The scheme, which allowed investors to claim back 40% of ...
BHP’s shale sale could happen: this is not a drill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
It has been a turbulent few years for BHP Billiton, the world’s largest mining and petroleum company.First came the Samarco tragedy in Brazil, when the collapse of a dam at its iron ore mine unleashed a flood and killed 19 people. The company is still facing ...
I lost £1,165 to eBay fraudster when selling my electric guitar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 05:59:35 AM
Can you help with an eBay/PayPal disaster. In June I decided to sell my Fender Stratocaster electric guitar on eBay, which went for £1,165. I posted it to the buyer’s address, and it was fully insured through a local Manchester firm which uses Parcelforce to deliver.Tracking ...
Indian opposition calls for investigation into Adani over financial fraud allegations image
India’s main opposition party has called for a fresh, supreme court-monitored probe into allegations mining giant the Adani Group fraudulently siphoned nearly $235m into overseas tax havens.This week the Guardian published Indian customs intelligence documents alleging Adani Group inflated invoices on an electricity project in India ...
Travel insurance: Guide to find the best policy for older holidaymakers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
Premiums can run to hundreds of pounds, even on short European breaks, especially for those with past health problems, while some cannot get cover at all. Many older people gamble by travelling without any insurance, but this can end in financial disaster, with medical bills potentially running ...
‘It’s fashion without a capital F’ – Swedish stores step up high street invasion image
It gave us woolly jumpers, cosy socks and bobble hats – now Scandinavia is tightening its grip on the high street with what some in the fashion world are describing as a new Swedish invasion.Last week it was announced that David Hagglund will be the new ...
Government to ban all cold calling on pensions in crackdown on multimillion-pound scams image
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
Plans to hit rail commuters with the biggest fare rises in five years will force many key workers, including nurses and teaching assistants, to quit their jobs, the biggest public-sector union Unison warned on Saturday.Anger at the 3.6% increase to regulated fares, including commuter fares and ...

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