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A cap on household energy bills is set to be included in the Conservative manifesto, a cabinet minister has said. According to the Sunday Times the plans could cut gas and electricity costs by £100 a year for 17 million families.Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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My friend Paul Whitehouse told me the news in my local cafe. At first I thought he was practising a sketch for a re-run of the much-missed Fast Show.Sadly, he wasn’t. Theresa May’s repeated denials of an intention to call a snap election had gone the ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low.The king fired his civil service minister and put him under investigation for abuse of ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:39:53 AM
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The number of profit warnings posted by publicly listed companies reached 75 in the first quarter of 2017, according to business consultants EY.That was two more than in the previous quarter but one less than in the same period a year previously.The FTSE sectors issuing most ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:23:22 AM
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Global finance leaders from the IMF and World Bank have dropped a pledge to fight trade protectionism from the closing note of their spring meetings.An IMF statement said members would "work together" to reduce global trade and current account imbalances "through appropriate policies".It comes as the ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:58:15 AM
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The value of the euro jumped to a five-month high, after the first round of voting in the French presidential election on Sunday.Early results indicate that centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen are through to the final round.Investors worried the far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon was ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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One way to help homebuyers overcome the affordability gap is to cut the cost of borrowing. At a time when the mortgage loan-to-income ratio is back at 2007 levels, homebuyers need all the help they can get. And that is just what the Yorkshire building society ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:00:05 AM
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When the International Monetary Fund met for its spring meeting in Washington 10 years ago the global economy was booming. The world was experiencing the strongest period of sustained growth since the late 1960s and early 1970s and the fund thought the good times would continue.There ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 02:02:46 PM
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Harvey Bowden went from working as a lone plumber to running Harvey Water Softeners, manufacturing water softeners with a staff of about 200 people.But putting family first has been central to his business ethos.Follow #CEOSecrets on our website here.Video journalist: Greg Brosnan ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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It’s not what you know but who you know. To prove the aphorism, compare the response to Theresa May’s promise to cap energy bills, and the furore over Ed Miliband’s pledge to do something very similar four years ago.When the former Labour leader called for a ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bank customers ripped off by “extortionate” overdraft fees will get support next week from a parliamentary bill that promises to protect the most financially vulnerable from escalating charges.Rachel Reeves, a Labour MP who sits on the Treasury select committee, will outline plans on Tuesday for regulators ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Vince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election.But an erstwhile colleague has rejected the opportunity to regain his seat ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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I bought a high-end Míele washing machine last August with a 1600rpm spin cycle through AO.com, which cost £920. I had researched all aspects around cycle times, installation requirements, functions and style of drum, and decided on this product with an additional 10-year warranty.The kitchen in ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap.Capping utility bills was a key policy ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid for a huge Tory majority has already given sterling a major boost, while sinking the benchmark FTSE 100 index.The housing market could also wobble if buyers delay their purchases until after polling day on June 8.The next few weeks will see ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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CEO Secrets: Put family first, says manufacturer. image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:12 PM
Harvey Bowden went from working as a lone plumber to running Harvey Water Softeners, manufacturing water softeners with a staff of about 200 people.But putting family first has been central to his business ethos.Follow #CEOSecrets on our website here.Video journalist: Greg Brosnan ...
French elections: Markets sense relief after French vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:16:09 PM
The value of the euro jumped to a five-month high, after the first round of voting in the French presidential election on Sunday.Early results indicate that centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen are through to the final round.Investors worried the far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon was ...
Bill sets out plan to tackle 'extortionate' UK overdraft fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 04:51:46 PM
Bank customers ripped off by “extortionate” overdraft fees will get support next week from a parliamentary bill that promises to protect the most financially vulnerable from escalating charges.Rachel Reeves, a Labour MP who sits on the Treasury select committee, will outline plans on Tuesday for regulators ...
Do former transport ministers dream of electric buses? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
Vince Cable and Ed Davey, the former business and energy secretaries respectively, are among the Liberal Democrats that lost their seats in 2015 who are plotting their way back to parliament in this general election.But an erstwhile colleague has rejected the opportunity to regain his seat ...
Energy bills: what's the difference between Tory cap and Miliband freeze? image
It’s not what you know but who you know. To prove the aphorism, compare the response to Theresa May’s promise to cap energy bills, and the furore over Ed Miliband’s pledge to do something very similar four years ago.When the former Labour leader called for a ...
Whatever the IMF thinks, we are a long way from the boom time of 2007 | Larry Elliott image
When the International Monetary Fund met for its spring meeting in Washington 10 years ago the global economy was booming. The world was experiencing the strongest period of sustained growth since the late 1960s and early 1970s and the fund thought the good times would continue.There ...
What does the snap election mean for your finances? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:10:00 PM
Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid for a huge Tory majority has already given sterling a major boost, while sinking the benchmark FTSE 100 index.The housing market could also wobble if buyers delay their purchases until after polling day on June 8.The next few weeks will see ...
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap.Capping utility bills was a key policy ...
General election 2017: Tories to pledge energy bill cap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:10:39 AM
A cap on household energy bills is set to be included in the Conservative manifesto, a cabinet minister has said. According to the Sunday Times the plans could cut gas and electricity costs by £100 a year for 17 million families.Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green ...
IMF meeting drops anti-protectionism pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:58:15 AM
Global finance leaders from the IMF and World Bank have dropped a pledge to fight trade protectionism from the closing note of their spring meetings.An IMF statement said members would "work together" to reduce global trade and current account imbalances "through appropriate policies".It comes as the ...
Company profit warnings increase on previous quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:23:22 AM
The number of profit warnings posted by publicly listed companies reached 75 in the first quarter of 2017, according to business consultants EY.That was two more than in the previous quarter but one less than in the same period a year previously.The FTSE sectors issuing most ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:39:53 AM
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low.The king fired his civil service minister and put him under investigation for abuse of ...
Barclays boss’s spy act is a funny old business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:00:05 AM
Say what you like about Barclays’ American boss Jes Staley (please, knock yourself out) but don’t assume he’s a stereotypical Wall Streeter with an underdeveloped sense of irony.Staley has, of course, landed himself in the soup over his attempts to unmask an internal whistleblower, who was ...
I’m all shook up by my Miele washing machine’s vibrations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
I bought a high-end Míele washing machine last August with a 1600rpm spin cycle through AO.com, which cost £920. I had researched all aspects around cycle times, installation requirements, functions and style of drum, and decided on this product with an additional 10-year warranty.The kitchen in ...
A hasty election before Britain sees the hard truth of Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
My friend Paul Whitehouse told me the news in my local cafe. At first I thought he was practising a sketch for a re-run of the much-missed Fast Show.Sadly, he wasn’t. Theresa May’s repeated denials of an intention to call a snap election had gone the ...
O’Reilly’s exit shows the sons are rising in the Murdoch empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
The trouble with rickety global media players (owned by Murdoch Inc) is that botch and blunder know no borders. So the detritus from phone-hacking came back from Wapping to Manhattan and forced a massive corporate revamp. But still not massive enough.Now see how the pall of ...
Three apologises after network problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 02:19:36 AM
Mobile phone company Three has apologised after some of its customers were unable to make calls or texts.The company said it had a "temporary network issue" which affected calls and texts during Saturday afternoon and evening. It said calls had since been restored and that it ...
Five Minute Guide to: Ensuring your car cover is valid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
More than four out of five Britons risk invalidating their cover by telling white lies in a bid to drive down their premium.Even innocent errors could backfire, so it pays to take a second look at your policy to make sure your insurer has all the ...
England’s vineyards meet their biggest challenge – a decent bottle of red image
It’s not a boast that will cause brows to furrow in the grand chateaux of Burgundy but – whisper it quietly – a handful of English viticulturalists now lay claim to producing a decent pinot noir.While English sparkling wine has gone from being an international joke ...
Working mothers face pay and childcare challenges, reports find image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 09:01:27 PM
Whether it’s the gender pay gap, a lack of promotion opportunities or the demand from retailers to work longer shifts – often standing at checkouts for 10 hours straight – life can be tough for women in the shop trade.For mothers it can be even worse, ...
BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:00:17 PM
When BHS crashed into administration, taking 11,000 jobs along with it a year ago, one employee described the feeling as a “terrible gut-punch”.A year on, the high street is still reeling from the body blow. More than two-thirds of the retailer’s 164 stores are still lying ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
‘Passengers awaiting the 2026 fast train to Birmingham: your service is on its way. Honest.” If this announcement has left the public sceptical after seven years of relaunches and debate, there are signs that HS2 is starting to carve its first marks on the landscape. Is ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
“Founded on Fit, Focused on Style, Built on Service” – that’s the retail promise offered by Bonobos, the men’s e-tailing business that’s being courted by Walmart and idolized by the garment industry as a model for reviving US retail woes.The $300m acquisition of the chain, which ...
Snap election delays £300m relief package for small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 09:48:24 AM
Thousands of small businesses hit hardest by the recent changes to business rates in the UK have been dealt a fresh blow after a £300m relief package promised in the budget was waylaid by the general election.Earlier this year the government came under pressure to take ...
American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 08:23:32 AM
American Airlines has removed an employee from duty after an ugly clash over a baby's pram in San Francisco.A passenger who uploaded video of the aftermath of the incident said a mother had been struck with the pram as it was forcibly removed by the employee.The ...
How to find the best personal loan without damaging your credit rating image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
Underhand tactics by leading personal loan providers are costing Britons hundreds of millions of pounds a year, it was claimed this week. A report says many banks and other companies are “punishing” people for shopping around for a loan because they carry out an unnecessary type ...
Put just £40 a week aside to enjoy a happy retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
The press is chock-full of stories about our impending financial doom in retirement. I should know – I’ve written a fair few of them. Demographic timebomb … Equitable Life … mis-sellling … payouts slashed … work ’til you drop. You know the picture. But are we ...
‘Invite a colleague to join you for a drink after work’ – our work expert responds image
I fear this will sound trivial, but here goes. At work – usually pretty typical office jobs where my role has been independent, despite being part of a section or team – I am a different person.I am quiet because I loathe starting small talk – ...
Buy-to-let slump puts first-time buyers in the driver’s seat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 05:59:06 AM
Buy-to-let landlords are finally in retreat in the housing market, leaving young adults in a better position to buy a property, according to the latest data from mortgage lenders.The Council of Mortgage Lenders said lending in March was £21.4bn, down 19% on the year before, almost ...
United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 01:29:14 AM
Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one of its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction. The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated.The airline has ...
First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 12:44:26 AM
Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says.The energy provider said Friday's lack of coal usage was a "watershed" moment.Britain's longest continuous energy period without coal until now was 19 hours ...
Listed homes – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 10:45:27 PM
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‘Modest’ interest rate rise on cards, says Bank of England expert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:49:00 PM
Michael Saunders became the second of the Bank’s policy makers to make the case for raising rates. But he stopped short of committing himself to vote for an increase in the record low base rate of 0.25 per cent. Homeowners who have enjoyed cheap mortgage deals since 2009 ...
Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:47:11 PM
Oil giant Exxon Mobil will not be allowed to resume drilling in Russia after US President Donald Trump vowed to uphold sanctions.The US Treasury Department said that, after talks with Mr Trump, it would not waive trade sanctions on Russia for US firms seeking to restart ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
Wanted: an undergraduate to take a full-time position with a major international fashion retailer. The job will last for a year. The pay? Zero.This fantastic opportunity, available only to those with independent means, wealthy parents and access to free accommodation, was advertised this week by US-based ...
Lloyds: Taxpayers get all their money back after rescue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 05:01:52 PM
The £20.3bn spent bailing out Lloyds Banking Group during the financial crash has been re-paid in full, UK chancellor Philip Hammond has said.Nine years after the government bought 43.4% of Lloyds, the taxpayer has now got slightly more - £20.4bn - back.The government began selling off ...
Lloyds bank bailout repaid in full, says Philip Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 05:00:20 PM
The government has recouped the £20.3bn it ploughed into Lloyds Banking Group during the financial crisis, the chancellor has said.Just days after admitting that the taxpayer faced multibillion-pound losses on its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, Philip Hammond said the government had now “recovered every ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
After the explosives attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team, police followed leads pointing to radical Islam, far-right hooligans and leftwing activists.In the end, their investigations led them to an entirely new category of extremism: terror fuelled by financial greed.On Friday, German police arrested a 28-year-old ...
UK set for first full day without coal power image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:45:43 PM
The UK is set to spend its first full day without generating electricity from coal on Friday, the National Grid says.It said the previous longest continuous period without coal-generation was 19 hours, achieved last May. It comes after years of moving to less-polluting natural gas and ...
Unicorn Frappuccino mania: Starbucks aims at Instagram image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:45:39 PM
If it feels like your social media feeds have been doused with pink and blue syrup, you’re not alone.The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, a sickly-sweet limited-edition drink released this week and for this week only, has been a viral hit. Search #unicornfrappuccino on Instagram and you’ll be ...
Sports Direct's £78m move into US retail stuns analysts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:41:12 PM
Sports Direct has drawn fire from analysts after it entered the US market by buying two loss-making chains for $101m (£78m).The retailer said on Friday it had received approval from Delaware bankruptcy court to buy 50 stores trading as Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports through ...
Volkswagen to pay $2.8bn for cheating on US diesel emissions tests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:38:12 PM
Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8bn criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests.Federal judge Sean Cox in Detroit followed the deal negotiated by VW and the US justice department. The sentence was ordered Friday, six weeks after the German ...
Let’s move to the Isle of Portland, Dorset: ‘It has its fair share of oddity’ image
What’s going for it? You come across bits of Portland in the most unlikely of places. Like the UN headquarters in Manhattan, St Paul’s Cathedral or the bank on my high street. Portland stone, prized for its searing whiteness, has been used for centuries to build ...
UK bank launches cheapest ever mortgage rate at 0.89% but there's a MAJOR catch image
But credit hunters will have to pay a whopping £1,495 fee to secure the "discounted Standard Variable Rate". Yorkshire Building Society stepped up to offer the close-to-zero rate to those who have 35 per cent deposits or more.It comes after it became cheaper for banks to borrow ...
Protectionism is rising the world over. Our best defense is fighting inequality | Wally Adeyemo image
Globalization and the international rules-based order that underpins it are under siege. Bunkering down and hoping the flames of populism burn out as economic growth picks up is not a winning strategy. The crisis of confidence in the benefits of globalization and multilateralism likely will persist ...
Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport image
The once fanciful concept of flying cars appears to be a step closer to reality, after a German company completed successful test flights of a “flying taxi”.Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable ...
'Vijay Mallya can't avoid the law': Herts villagers on 'fugitive' billionaire neighbour image
Vijay Mallya, the multimillionaire co-owner of the Force India Formula One team and self-proclaimed “King of the Good Times”, does not appear to be preparing for his possible extradition to India to face a fraud trial on allegations over £1bn of unpaid debts.Landscape gardeners were this ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
The strong recovery on Britain’s high streets after last year’s Brexit vote appears to be over, with retail sales figures for the first quarter showing the biggest drop in purchases in the last seven years.The Office for National Statistics said UK retail sales fell 1.4% in ...
General election: May says Tories will keep 0.7% aid target - politics live image
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Reactor goes here ... the £18bn Hinkley Point C starts to take shape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:05:27 PM
Surrounded by a sea of broken rock and mounds of earth on the Somerset coast stands a small, unassuming sign that states simply “R2”.It is here that the second of two nuclear reactors will switch on in the middle of the next decade if all goes ...
Philip Hammond signals ditching of Tory 'no tax rise' pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 12:58:04 PM
Philip Hammond has given a strong hint that the Conservatives may ditch their pledge not to raise VAT, national insurance or income tax, saying the flagship 2015 policy had constrained his ability to manage the economy.The chancellor, who was recently forced to drop an attempt to ...
UK bank accounts of Iranian customers still being closed, says law firm image
A UK law firm handling more than 60 complaints by Iranian nationals who have had their UK bank accounts closed allegedly because of their nationality has reported a continuation in such closures since Donald Trump assumed office.Iranian nationals living legally in the UK often have to ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
An investigation by the UK media regulator into Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7bn takeover of Sky has been delayed until after the general election.Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, was set to receive the findings of two Ofcom investigations, examining whether the takeover gives Murdoch too much control of ...
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:35 AM
The government has given regulators more time to investigate the proposed takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox.The Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, said she had extended the deadline because of the forthcoming general election. Regulators were examining the deal ...
Britain set for first coal-free day since the industrial revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:11:37 AM
The UK is set to have its first ever working day without coal power generation since the industrial revolution on Friday, according to the National Grid.The control room tweeted the predicted milestone, adding that it is also set to be the first 24-hour coal-free period in ...
Borussia Dortmund bombs: Part of an elaborate scam? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:10:46 AM
It could have been taken from the plot of a James Bond film.A criminal, desperate to make a quick buck, decides to bomb a bus filled with top-flight football players on their way to one of the club's most important games of the year.In the resulting ...
South Korea gets ready to embrace coinless society image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 10:48:00 AM
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High heels row: Petition for work dress code law rejected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 10:29:08 AM
Calls to introduce a new law banning companies from telling women to wear high heels at work have been rejected by the government.The Equalities Office said existing legislation was "adequate" but it would issue guidelines to firms this summer.The issue was debated in Parliament in March ...
Is Ghana's economy on the mend? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 09:54:40 AM
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo's government is claiming significant economic progress, including a halt in the fall of the local currency, the cedi. But some critics are not so sure and are concerned that any successes on the economic front will prove difficult to maintain. From the ...
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Record low rate signals mortgage battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 09:48:53 AM
A record low mortgage rate is the latest sign of lenders battling for new custom, but experts say the small print of deals requires careful examination.The Yorkshire Building Society, the UK's second largest mutual, has launched a mortgage at a rate of 0.89%.Experts point to the ...
Zambia's DJ academy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 09:46:55 AM
In Kitwe in northern Zambia, a lawyer-turned-radio entrepreneur Gesh Groove has set up his own academy to teach the skills needed to become a successful DJ.The BBC's Africa Business Report went along to sample his style of teaching.Watch: Africa Business Report ...
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Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 09:24:52 AM
UK retail sales posted their biggest quarterly fall in seven years in March, as the prices of everyday goods continued to climb.By volume, sales in the first quarter of this year were down 1.4% on the preceding quarter, and down 1.8% compared with February 2017, according ...
Average UK car insurance premiums up 8% in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:54:53 AM
Higher taxes and whiplash claims have pushed the average car insurance premium up by 8% over the last year, adding £34 to the average annual cost for drivers, according to the Association of British Insurers.The increases takes the typical premium to £462, the highest level since ...
US discriminating against Chinese firms, says TCL boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:42:08 AM
The chief executive of one of China's biggest companies has accused the US of discrimination and protectionism since the election of President Donald Trump. Li Dongsheng of consumer electronics firm TCL told the BBC that regulators had blocked the agreed purchase of an American technology firm. ...
Sports Direct breaks into US market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:32:02 AM
Sports Direct has snapped up the US sports clothing and outdoor equipment chains Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports in a $101m (£79m) deal. The deal gives Sports Direct about 50 stores selling sports and casual wear and camping equipment.Mike Ashley's chain said the "footprint" in ...
UK government drops plan to raise probate fees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:17:01 AM
The government has dropped plans to sharply increase probate fees before the election, raising the possibility that the proposals could be dropped altogether.The controversial Ministry of Justice scheme to raise £300m a year extra on the fees by charging up to £20,000 for large estates was ...
M&S share rise fails to lift FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:12:14 AM
Marks and Spencer was one of the trading day's best performers after analysts at Barclays gave a thumbs-up to management's restructuring plans.M&S shares rose 1.92%, taking the price to levels not seen since last June.However, the FTSE 100 index ended 3.99 points off at 7,114.55.There was ...
Private parking firms issue tickets every seven seconds, data suggests image
The number of drivers fined by private parking companies in the UK has risen by more than a quarter in the past year, research by the RAC Foundation suggests.Private parking companies requested more than 4.7m vehicle-keeper records from the DVLA in 2016-17, a rise of 28% ...
Trump launches investigation into steel dumping image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:41:27 AM
Donald Trump has launched an investigation into countries that export steel to the US, raising the prospect of new tariffs on imports. It is designed to stop countries from flooding the US with artificially cheap steel and undercutting local suppliers. China is most often associated with ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
A US start-up that sells a wi-fi connected juicing machine for $399 (£310), has offered refunds after the gadget was mocked on social media.Juicero makes the bulk of its sales by supplying pouches of pre-cut fruit and vegetables which fit the contraption.But the product was ridiculed ...
Reckitt Benckiser says Mead Johnson takeover on track image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:17:50 AM
Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has confirmed its acquisition of baby formula firm Mead Johnson should be completed by the end of September.The announcement came as the company, whose brands include Dettol, Durex, and French's ketchup and mustard, reported flat first quarter sales.But it said it ...
Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:59:39 AM
Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say.The suspect ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
The charge that Macquarie is a ruthless asset-stripper that, given half a chance, would dismember the Green Investment Bank clearly stung. As the government unveiled the inevitable sale, for £2.3bn, to a consortium led by the Australian finance house, all sides were anxious to emphasise the ...
A former water pumping station – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
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Which? survey reveals best and worst UK broadband providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
The biggest broadband providers are failing on basic customer service, speed and reliability – with TalkTalk and BT named as the worst suppliers – according to a survey by consumer group Which?TalkTalk, BT, Sky and EE – which collectively have a 72% share of the market ...
Is it worth using a CV writing service when applying for jobs? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights.I’ve been working for the ...
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How can I bring back some joy to my lunches for under £2.50 a day? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.This week’s question:Our work canteen recently closed and after a month of ham sandwiches ...
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Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over brake issue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 02:16:42 AM
Tesla has issued a voluntary global recall for some of its Model S and Model X cars to fix a problem with the parking brake. The electric car maker said about 2% of the 53,000 vehicles built from February to October 2016 were affected, but all ...

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