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....Wages are now falling in real terms – adjusting for inflation – and the squeeze on household budgets has hurt consumer-facing businesses. But unemployment remains at a 42-year low, a drop in imports has narrowed Britain’s trade deficit and the pound’s renewed weakness has boosted the FTSE 100 by flattering the performance of companies that operate overseas and report their earnings in dollars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The United States is the richest country in the history of the world. It is so rich, in fact, that its richest people can afford to pour billions of dollars into a company such as Uber, which loses billions of dollars each year, in the hopes of getting just a little bit richer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Blue chip companies with a large proportion of foreign earnings are among the biggest winners. The pound tanked when the result of the referendum became clear on 24 June and 12 months on the currency is still down 15% against the dollar at just above $1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Sterling rose on the foreign exchanges after Haldane spoke, with the City reassessing its view that interest rates would stay unchanged well into 2018. At one point, the pound was up three quarters of a cent against the US dollar to $1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Lewis said last year that retailers faced a “potentially lethal cocktail” as profits slump and costs rise. Rising competition from the discounters Aldi and Lidl has also forced traditional supermarkets to hold down prices at a time of rising costs resulting from the fall in the value of the pound against the euro and the dollar. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:08 PM
.... Blue chip companies with a large proportion of foreign earnings are among the biggest winners. The pound tanked when the result of the referendum became clear on 24 June and 12 months on the currency is still down 15% against the dollar at just above $1. ...
Brexit economy: UK faces slowdown amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:01:36 AM
....Wages are now falling in real terms – adjusting for inflation – and the squeeze on household budgets has hurt consumer-facing businesses. But unemployment remains at a 42-year low, a drop in imports has narrowed Britain’s trade deficit and the pound’s renewed weakness has boosted the FTSE 100 by flattering the performance of companies that operate overseas and report their earnings in dollars. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....Lewis said last year that retailers faced a “potentially lethal cocktail” as profits slump and costs rise. Rising competition from the discounters Aldi and Lidl has also forced traditional supermarkets to hold down prices at a time of rising costs resulting from the fall in the value of the pound against the euro and the dollar. ...
Bank of England rift as chief economist ponders interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 11:09:59 AM
....Sterling rose on the foreign exchanges after Haldane spoke, with the City reassessing its view that interest rates would stay unchanged well into 2018. At one point, the pound was up three quarters of a cent against the US dollar to $1. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... The United States is the richest country in the history of the world. It is so rich, in fact, that its richest people can afford to pour billions of dollars into a company such as Uber, which loses billions of dollars each year, in the hopes of getting just a little bit richer. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
....Romero said the last year had seen “very difficult circumstances” for the airline group, with the Brexit vote and subsequent collapse of the pound hitting profits. IAG is heavily dependent on BA’s sterling revenues, but major costs such as fuel and aircraft are paid in dollars, while the group reports in euros. ...
Mulberry says terrorism and election uncertainty may have hit UK sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:00:13 PM
....Two-thirds of the brand’s bags sold outside the UK, and half of those sold in the UK, now come from Mulberry’s latest collections designed by its creative director, Johnny Coca, who also joined from Céline in 2015. Sales at established UK stores rose 5% in the year to 31 March as some London outlets enjoyed double digit growth in tourist visitors on the hunt for bargains prompted by the drop in the value of the pound against the euro and dollar since the Brexit vote last summer. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
....That will alarm London, and especially the Treasury. Not even the US, where protectionist tendencies are rarely far from the surface, insists upon dollar-related derivative trades being cleared in its own back yard. ...
Brussels plan could force euro clearing out of UK after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:05:20 PM
....“The EU is simply not equipped to handle the volume of clearing that the UK does each day,” said Catherine McGuinness, policy chairman at the City of London Corporation, the local government authority for London’s financial district. She said US authorities were not suggesting dollar clearing should be repatriated from London, although the US trade is even larger, at $2. ...
Celebrity rich list 2017: Taylor Swift falls to 49th place as Diddy takes top spot image
.... The pop star has fallen from No 1 to 49th place on Forbes’ annual global celebrity rich list for 2017 after her earnings dropped $126m in a year. Swift led the top 100 list in 2016 with takings of $170m thanks to her successful world tour, which raked in a quarter of a billion dollars and saw her travel the world from May through December in 2015. ...
Rio Tinto bidding war: Glencore offers US$100m more for Australian coalmines image
. A multibillion-dollar bidding war for most of Rio Tinto’s Australian coalmines has broken out between China-backed Yancoal and Glencore after the Swiss commodities company made an unexpected offer. ...
Double whammy for British tourists as pound plunges and prices rise abroad image
....Simon Phillips, of currency exchange firm No 1 Currency, said sterling’s instability was likely to continue in the near future. “I don’t think we are going to see a flat, easy, forecastable sterling-euro or sterling-dollar figure for some time yet,” he said. ...
Leaked Uber sex memo throws new spotlight on frat-house culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:21:33 AM
.... It recently fired 20 employees following a sexual harassment investigation and fired a top executive that obtained the medical records of a woman who was raped by an Uber driver, after journalists learned of the incident. Meanwhile the company has been embroiled in a legal fight with Google’s former self-driving car company Waymo, failed to help when a female Uber driver was assaulted by passengers and underpaid New York City drivers by millions of dollars. ...
Election 2017: What now for your finances? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 09:06:04 AM
....The performance of the pound will be closely watched in the coming days, not least by those planning a holiday this summer. Sterling fell sharply against the dollar and the euro following the UK's vote to leave the EU - making the cost of a typical holiday including travel and currency about 12% more expensive since the Brexit vote, according to one estimate. ...
Election 2017 pound latest: Should you buy euros and dollars after hung parliament? image
. Sterling has fallen to its lowest level against the euro since January, and also dived around two per cent against the dollar after hitting eight-month highs in recent months. ...
Election 2017: Investors unnerved by economic uncertainty image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 05:09:50 AM
....Fears that political uncertainty will hurt consumer spending have hit shares in UK retailers and housebuilders. The prospect of a hung parliament and speculation about the election result's impact on Brexit saw the value of sterling slide against the dollar. ...
Taming the giants image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 11:38:02 PM
Gordon Ramsay's Brexit nightmare: chef hires team to halt rising costs image
....3% in the 12 weeks to 26 March. The pound has fallen 13% against the dollar since the Brexit vote. ...
China trade healthier than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 08:22:28 AM
....Exports rose by 8. 7% from a year ago in US dollar terms, beating estimates of 7%, after strong demand from Europe. ...
Tennis player faces legal action over Special K nickname image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 07:16:27 AM
....". Tennis players including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have made multimillion dollar businesses from merchandise using their names. ...
OECD predicts fastest global growth in six years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:21:03 AM
....6% for 2017 and 2018 respectively. The think tank downgraded its outlook for the US, despite a weaker dollar boosting exports and tax cuts supporting household spending and business investment. ...
FTSE 100 dips ahead of election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 08:34:08 AM
Qantas executive says Qataris won't be allowed on flights via Dubai after UAE ban image
.... The rift has affected global oil prices, hit travel plans and sown confusion among businesses. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain revoked the licences of Qatar Airways on Tuesday and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a move that analysts said would cost the carrier millions of dollars of revenue. ...
Australia records 103rd successive quarter of recession-free economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:33:36 AM
....It marks the slowest pace of annual growth since late 2009, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The Australian dollar spiked 0. ...
Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire arms dealer dies aged 82 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 06:37:25 PM
....The businessman, whose late sister Samira was married to former Harrods chief Mohamed Al Fayed, was an uncle of Princess Diana's final love, Dodi Fayed. Adnan Khashoggi was the embodiment of the extraordinary riches that the petrodollar brought to his homeland, Saudi Arabia - although his fortune was made in arms deals rather than oil. ...
China's HNA: The biggest company you've never heard of image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:52:26 PM
....China's HNA Group is quickly becoming one of the world's biggest companies, but the chances are you will have never heard of it. It has gone on a multi-billion dollar spending spree in recent years, snapping up dozens of businesses as well as major stakes in Deutsche Bank, hotel chain Hilton and skyscrapers in London. ...
FTSE 100 steady as Burberry shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
....7m last year. On the currency markets, the pound slipped slightly against the dollar to $1. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
....The president railed against previous efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to upgrade air traffic control. “But after billions and billions of tax dollars spent and the many years of delays, we are still stuck with an ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that doesn’t work,” he said, adding a couple of adjectives to those on his autocue. ...
BA meltdown: switching off and on again may have caused IT crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:10:50 PM
.... The airline has also this year stopped offering free food and drink on short-haul flights, as well as squeezing in more seats on some planes. Walsh said it was a natural reaction to focus on negative changes, but added: “If you look at the advances in technology – trillions of dollars invested in new aircraft, lounges and equipment – there needs to be balance about the changes that are beneficial to business and consumers and those that are regarded as retrograde. ...
The global economy can recover faster if we avoid the obvious pifalls | Nouriel Roubini image
.... And his fiscal policy proposals would provide excessive stimulus to an economy that is close to full employment. This would force the Fed to raise interest rates even faster, which would derail the US’s recovery by increasing long-term borrowing costs and strengthening the dollar. ...
Airline shares lower after terror attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 08:11:29 AM
Canada calling: tech industry lures workers north in wake of Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 10:00:21 AM
.... Montreal is already recognised as a hub for deep learning while Toronto’s newly announced Vector Institute aims to turn the city into a global nucleus in artificial intelligence. Ontario’s University of Waterloo was recently ranked among the world’s top ten when it comes to alumni who have created billion-dollar startups. ...
General Election 2017: Should YOU buy holiday money before the vote? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:06:00 PM
....The pound has been battered in recent days after polls showed Theresa May's lead over Jeremy Corbyn has dramatically fallen. Sterling hit multi-week lows against the dollar after polls showed the Conservatives may not breeze to victory on June 8. ...
How the Post-it became a million dollar idea image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:52:28 PM
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Chateau Brexit? Average price of bottle of wine reaches record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:15:00 AM
....Some larger retailers such as supermarkets have put pressure on their suppliers to absorb rising costs. The weak pound has proved a boon to some UK-based merchants of fine wines, who have enjoyed rising demand from dollar buyers in Asia and the US, according to industry title Decanter. ...
Climate clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:37:48 AM
....Meanwhile Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai said he was "disappointed" and that his firm would "keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all". Even energy firms, whose businesses have depended heavily on oil and fossil fuels, have long been looking to the future, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into researching and developing more sustainable, clean sources of energy. ...
Nomura admits part in Goldman Venezuelan bond deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:32:58 AM
....Venezuela's oil-dependent economy, crippled by low oil prices, has been in recession for four years, and now faces shortages of food and medicine, with inflation thought to be about 800%. On Wednesday the country devalued its bolivar currency by 64%, from 721 to 2,010 bolivars to the dollar. ...
First Group leads FTSE 250 losers' list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:33:17 AM
....On the currency markets, the pound was 0. 04% lower against the dollar at $1. ...
Operation Car Wash: The biggest corruption scandal ever? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:30:45 AM
.... The contractors they were paying had formed an agreement to ensure they were guaranteed business on excessively lucrative terms if they agreed to channel a share of between 1% and 5% of every deal into secret slush funds. After diverting millions of dollars into those funds, Petrobras directors then used them to funnel money to the politicians who had appointed them in the first place, and to the political parties they represented. ...
Selling up or selling out? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:18:14 PM
....But many of them thought Walmart was an unsuitable new owner, questioning its business practices with regards to workers' rights. Walmart tells the BBC it has invested billions of dollars in training and higher wages for its workers. ...
UK exports record amount of food and drink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 11:52:22 PM
....FDF credited better promotion of UK goods abroad, and the weaker pound. Sterling has fallen by about 16% against the dollar since Britain voted to leave the EU last June, making UK produce more competitive overseas. ...
Goldman Sachs condemned for buoying Venezuela with $2.8bn bond purchase image
....According to the Journal, Goldman paid just $865m for bonds valued at $2. 8bn issued by the state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) – paying about 31 cents on the dollar for the bonds. ...
Why help to buy is no help at all to the economy | Jeffrey Frankel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:54:25 AM
. At the end of the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, American consumer debt for the first time exceeded its previous peak (in dollars), reached in the third quarter of 2008, just as the global financial crisis erupted. ...
FTSE 100 falls as IAG hit by BA's IT failure image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:44:34 AM
....On the currency markets, the pound edged up 0. 2% against the dollar to $1. ...
Ryanair expects lower fares but reports record profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:08:03 AM
.... . Sterling has slipped by about 16% against the dollar since last June, meaning the tickets the airline sells in sterling are worth less in euros - the currency in which it reports its results. ...
Ping pong ding-dong: China champion sued over casino debts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:21:18 AM
....One of China's best-known table tennis players is being sued by a Singapore casino over alleged gambling debts. Former world champion Kong Linghui owes Marina Bay Sands 454,375 Singapore dollars ($327,600; £255,600), according to a Hong Kong court filing. ...
Greek minister warns 'no excuses' on bailout deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 06:28:57 PM
. The Greek finance minister has warned there are "no excuses" for the country not to receive the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout. ...
Ford faces lots of bumps in the road to a world of driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... Certainly, there is great confidence among the manufacturers that the technological capability is around the corner – and they have ploughed in billions in investment. Ford itself should not be seen as emblematic of the 20th-century petrol past: it has, less noisily than some, set up its own billion-dollar labs and artificial intelligence projects. ...
Tax on test: do Britons pay more than most? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
.... Autonomous regions within countries impose their own varying taxes. We converted euros, dollars and krona into sterling at a time when the pound had fallen rapidly; some earnings might have translated into higher tax bands abroad before sterling plunged. ...
FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:37:09 PM
....The strong performance of the stock market followed a fall in the pound, which racked up its worst falls since early February after an opinion poll showed prime minister Theresa May’s lead down to just 5 percentage points over the Labour opposition less than two weeks before the election. Sterling sank against the euro and by a full percentage point against the dollar to below £1. ...
UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:42:58 AM
.... Sterling fell 1. 2% against the dollar to $1. ...
Trapped in debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:21:21 PM
. China is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure and developments in Sri Lanka, but many local citizens feel the country is being sold to the Chinese. ...
Electric bikes help power cycle sales at Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:38:37 PM
....4m, largely down to fall in the pound’s value since the Brexit vote, which increased the cost of buying goods from overseas. McDonald said cutting better deals with suppliers and improving efficiency as well as raising some prices had only partly offset the impact of sterling’s fall against the dollar. ...
Brexit economy: workers face squeeze but firms remain upbeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:12:55 AM
....While pressures on domestic consumers are rising, the more internationally focused FTSE 100 share index has set record highs in the past month. On currency exchanges, the pound has recovered some ground against a US dollar weakened by doubts around the political future of Donald Trump. ...
FTSE ends flat as Wizz Air takes off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:01:17 AM
Proud papa image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:55:48 PM
.... . It is also one of the few added benefits in a budget that is filled with billions of dollars in cuts to social services and programmes. ...
Bad sex scenes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:00:09 PM
.... This is a tiny fraction of the $18bn spent on radio advertising in the US last year, but podcast advertising is growing steadily. While Acast won't reveal exact figures for how much money its users make from advertising, it says that its "top podcasters can bring in tens of thousands of dollars a month from brands". ...
Dollar slips after cautious Fed minutes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 08:05:38 PM
.... . The dollar dipped following the release of the minutes. ...
'I spit on you again': Russian billionaire renews tirade against Putin rival image
.... “I feel the terrible envy of a loser and failed businessman,” said Usmanov. He said he had paid huge amounts of taxes into the Russian budget, and also given a billion dollars to charity. ...
Will Opec extend output cuts in bid to push up oil prices? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:07:36 PM
....That said, the agreement has not been very effective. Today the price is actually a few dollars less than it was on the day the deal was done. ...
Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:03:54 AM
....Apple will also stock Nokia's health products in its retail stores. The two companies have not revealed specific details of the financial agreement, but one analyst suggested it would be worth millions of dollars to Nokia. ...
Retailers sag as FTSE 100 slides image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 08:04:48 AM
....3% to £525m, helped by fewer leaks following an investment programme. On the currency markets, the pound was flat against the dollar to $1. ...
Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:40:41 PM
. Greece has failed to secure a deal to unlock the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout after talks with eurozone finance ministers broke down. ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
.... From where McEwan sits, the argument with the hold-outs can indeed be seen as a time-consuming distraction. The sums at stake are significant but they are a trifle compared to the multibillion-dollar territory that RBS will enter when it starts negotiations with the US Department of Justice over mortgage-backed securities that were allegedly mis-sold before the crisis. ...
Ford chairman denies that he fired chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:20:07 AM
.... . It's not that Mr Fields has failed to pour billions of dollars into self-drive and ride-sharing experiments - it's that shareholders see little return in sight. ...
Bernie Madoff photos offer rare glimpse of convicted fraudster in prison image
. Robert De Niro takes on the role of Bernie Madoff, the Wall Street legend who fleeced investors of billions of dollars in the largest financial fraud in US history, in a new original movie that was aired on HBO on Saturday night. ...
Ikea seeks to make more products in UK to fend off post-Brexit vote price rises image
....” She said manufacturing and sourcing more locally could help offset the risks in importing goods. “Currency is our biggest challenge,” she said, referring to the fall in value of the pound against the euro and the dollar, which despite recent fluctuations, is down by between 10% and 12% since the EU referendum. ...
Government may fund South African mine that would compete with Adani image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 12:27:03 AM
. An Australian government agency is considering a multi-million dollar loan to a South African coal mine that would be in direct competition with the Adani Carmichael coal mine. ...

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