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.... Air Berlin has been loss-making for years but it is still a top 10 European airline, measured by numbers of passengers, and thus has been able to irritate rivals by merely surviving. That is why one reason why low-cost winners, such as easyJet and Ryanair, grumble about irrational economics and the current state of overcapacity in the market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....If you have been offered overnight accommodation because a flight was cancelled, or you incurred extra costs because you were sent to a different airport, you can claim them back. Again, first claims are likely to be ignored, particularly by easyJet and several other low-cost carriers, if Guardian Money’s postbag is representative. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
....If you have been offered overnight accommodation because a flight was cancelled, or you incurred extra costs because you were sent to a different airport, you can claim them back. Again, first claims are likely to be ignored, particularly by easyJet and several other low-cost carriers, if Guardian Money’s postbag is representative. ...
EasyJet and Ryanair should be wary of launching Air Berlin bid | Nils Pratley image
.... Air Berlin has been loss-making for years but it is still a top 10 European airline, measured by numbers of passengers, and thus has been able to irritate rivals by merely surviving. That is why one reason why low-cost winners, such as easyJet and Ryanair, grumble about irrational economics and the current state of overcapacity in the market. ...
Forget GDP – there’s more to Britain’s wealth than its bank balance | Julian Baggini image
.... We need to relearn the wisdom of these policies, and update them for the modern age. In an era where car ownership is not rare, what about low-cost car clubs? Why shouldn’t more people be able to borrow laptops and tablets from libraries as well as books and DVDs?. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
....One of the most likely explanations for UK residents going on more but shorter holidays was the growth of budget airlines, the ONS said. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, EU leaders relaxed the rules to create a common aviation area across Europe, allowing low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair to enter the market, it noted. ...
Asda posts worst annual figures since Walmart takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 01:21:34 PM
.... They are able to negotiate rock-bottom prices by buying entire crops from farmers while bigger supermarkets buy smaller quantities from a larger number of suppliers so they can offer more choice. Asda again has been affected more than the others because its biggest point of difference was price, something that has been cannibalised in recent years with the low-cost operators. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... Passengers returning on charter flights often find claims operatives waiting for them with business cards at the airport, or will perhaps get a helpful phone call when they arrive home. Jet2, which offers all-inclusive package holidays alongside its low-cost airline, obtained undercover footage of the touts in action. ...
Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:54:14 PM
....In the UK, Theatre Tickets Direct has recently started accepting bitcoin to buy tickets for London West End shows, along with the online craft beer supermarket Honest Brew. Peach Aviation, a low-cost Japanese airline, last month became Japan’s first airline to allow customers to pay directly for tickets using bitcoin. ...
One in five high-street estate agents risk going bust, study claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:00:39 AM
....Almost 5,000 estate agents are showing signs of “financial distress”, said accountancy firm Moore Stephens. Traditional companies are likely to have higher property and staff costs and are struggling to compete with low-cost, fixed-fee online agents, said the report. ...
Have we reached 'peak London' as millennials leave in record numbers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 11:05:04 PM
....The irony is that the less we intervene in the housing market, the more we find ourselves having to over-engineer who gets to live in certain places. I was asked to be on a planning group for a new housing project designed to provide low-cost housing for artists in a neglected part of east London. ...
Should frustrated savers gamble on the stock market or play it safe? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 06:00:28 AM
.... “As an example, even if you invested £1,000 in June 2007 – on the eve of the financial crisis – you would still be sitting on more than £1,600 now. If you’re investing for the first time, consider a low-cost tracker fund like Legal & General UK Index. ...
The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 05:14:02 PM
.... Consequently, the funds became depleted and employers, having pocketed the money that they would have paid into the fund, abandoned their obligation to pay decent final-salary pensions. They replaced these with low-cost, poor-payout arrangements subject to the fluctuations of share values. ...
End of the 'rip-off': all charges for paying by card to be banned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 11:01:04 PM
....All extra charges added to payments for goods and services made by card are to be outlawed, ending a “rip-off” that costs Britons hundreds of millions of pounds a year, the government has announced. Fees for paying with plastic – most commonly a credit card – are routinely levied on everything from low-cost flights and tax bills to cinema tickets and takeaway meals, but the Treasury announced that these would be consigned to history from January 2018. ...
British companies must have voices heard on Brexit, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:26:11 PM
.... It’s about holding the government to account, but also trying to get it right in terms of our future relationship, for business, investment and jobs,” she said. Reeves was speaking after the low-cost airline Easyjet announced that it would set up an alternative EU headquarters in Austria, in the latest sign that companies are delaying investment or choosing to go elsewhere while the post-Brexit landscape looks so unclear. ...
Store Twenty One goes into liquidation with loss of 900 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 03:29:06 PM
.... The company had been in a precarious financial situation since April when HM Revenue & Customs issued a winding-up notice over unpaid tax. Store Twenty One, which was owned by Indian textiles company Alok Group, had a chequered financial history and had struggled to adapt as low-cost fashion rivals such as Primark expanded across the UK. ...
In other circumstances, we’d raise rates. But with Brexit looming, how can we? image
.... Public spending is under pressure to ameliorate the worst of an economic slowdown while the banks, still wedded to a bonus culture that spurs reckless lending, are shovelling money out of the door in any way they can. At the moment that means unfeasibly low-cost car loans. ...
Primark's sales soar as shoppers snap up low-cost summer fashions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 04:21:37 PM
. Primark has reported “stellar” clothing sales as the warm weather encouraged shoppers to snap up its low-cost summer fashions. ...
WARNING: Don’t get burnt for cash on your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:21:00 AM
.... And it doesn’t end when you step on board, with Britons naming flight food and drink prices the number one holiday rip-off, according to the Post Office. A family of four could easily pay £33 on a meal deal of sandwiches, crisps and soft drinks on a low-cost airline, against just £16 in the airport. ...
Poorest students will finish university with £57,000 debt, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:01:12 PM
....“Universities are undoubtedly better off under the current system than they were before the 2012 reforms,” said Laura van der Erve, an author of the report. “However, their incentives have shifted towards providing low-cost subjects. ...
Global beauty price gap revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 06:10:15 PM
....But however classy your look, if you want to take care of yourself, you too can find yourself shelling out big bucks like Dolly. What you may not realise is that from low-cost Vietnam to high-rolling Venezuela, the bill can vary hugely. ...
Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:00:28 AM
....On Friday the online retailer Amazon agreed to add Whole Foods to its basket in a $13. 7bn deal that will marry a supermarket famous for high prices and a do-good ethos with a technology giant known for low-cost items and rapacious ambition. ...
What’s the best pet for a six-year-old? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:31 AM
....Our six-year-old is desperate for a pet and won’t be put off any longer. We’re looking for a low-cost, low-maintenance pet that will be fun to have around. ...
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Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
....Kerry lawyer Tim O’Leary and family junked their gas-guzzling SUV for an all-electric Nissan Leaf. “I can confirm that owning and driving an electric car is low-cost, no-guilt driving in a car that reverses all the clichés. ...
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
....” Almost €500m in dividends was paid out last year. Walsh said IAG would continue to expand in low-cost, long-haul flying after “an incredible customer response” to the launch of its new airline brand Level in Spain last month, with 52,000 tickets sold in the first 12 hours of sale. ...
Are cheap car loans the vehicle taking us to the next financial crash? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
.... Applying takes no time at all, but the payback threatens to last a lot longer. The car financing industry is confident that this new breed of ultra-low-cost loans, which account for 82% of all new car registrations and are known as personal contract plans (PCPs), are a safe and secure way of financing new cars. ...
Willie Walsh: 'I think some of the criticism of BA has been unfair' image
....” He declines to list them. A strand of thought has emerged among analysts that BA has cut costs too far, risking customer loyalty by failing to maintain the demarcation between the flag carrier and its low-cost rivals. ...
Airline bosses: we must apologise immediately for BA-style crises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:02:04 PM
....” He said by getting on the scene in the terminals, “you can stop the whole thing in that instant”. Enrique Beltranena, the chief executive of Mexican low-cost airline Volaris, said recent events had made him reflect on how to respond. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
....”. Cruz was chief executive at Vueling, BA’s sister airline in IAG, but moved to BA just before the Spanish low-cost airline cancelled scores of flights in a May 2016 weekend, leaving thousands grounded at its Barcelona base and prompting a government inquiry. ...
Paris climate deal: US firms criticise Trump move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:26:59 PM
....Murray Energy, a coal mining company based in Ohio, applauded the move, describing it as an important part of the Trump administration's broader environmental agenda. "In following through on his promise, President Trump is supporting America's uncompromising values, saving coal jobs, and promoting low-cost, reliable electricity for Americans and the rest of the World," chief executive Robert Murray said in a statement. ...
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou pledges to give half of £2bn fortune to charity image
....”. Haji-Ioannou was 28 years old when he founded easyJet in 1995, leasing two Boeing 737-200 aircraft in a bid to create a low-cost rival to traditional flag-carrier airlines such as British Airways. ...
Five questions for BA  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:59:40 AM
Labour’s hope doesn’t usually play well in an age of anxiety image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 04:00:32 PM
.... Then there are the long-term threats to many people’s jobs, such as the much-discussed rise of the robots. Looking back over the last seven years, it is easy to see that the feelgood days that came after the summer of 2014 were generated by a sugar rush of low oil prices, low-cost imports and plentiful cheap labour. ...
New Zealand space launch is first from a private site image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 06:52:00 AM
....We're on the cusp of something quite exciting. Innovative companies are packaging really capable technologies into very small, low-cost satellites. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....”. With previous low-cost favourites Tunisia and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt currently ruled out, Britons are seeking alternatives: “The good news is that holiday prices are really low in many destinations this year, particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean in Turkey, mainland Greece and the Greek Islands, as resorts try to entice British visitors. ...
Save money this summer and opt for an all-inclusive holiday package image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:06:00 PM
....”. With previous low-cost favourites Tunisia and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt currently ruled out, Britons are seeking alternatives: “The good news is that holiday prices are really low in many destinations this year, particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean in Turkey, mainland Greece and the Greek Islands, as resorts try to entice British visitors. ...
Where does an A-lister land when they waft in from paradise? Yes, Luton image
....Clive Jackson of Victor, a private jet chartering firm, says: “Whether for A-listers, captains of industry, or heads of state, Luton is strategically important for two reasons – it’s relatively close to London and it operates 24 hours a day. The owners have been very smart in making sure that while the bulk is low-cost, scheduled traffic, they’ve leased off real estate around the airport to allow a thriving ecosystem to build up for private aviation. ...
Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay image
.... Wood said: “There have already been many millions of transactions on the TfL network. As consumers become more aware of being able to pay with their smartphones the number of transactions will grow – particularly for low-cost items such as buying a cup of coffee. ...
Giant US fund manager to shake up UK investment market by halving fees image
....2tn (£3. 3tn) under management, mostly in low-cost index funds, which promise to track a particular index, such as the FTSE 100. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....”. It’s a low-cost solution – £19 per month – for a small team just getting started with the intricacies of a social media marketing plan. ...
AirAsia to launch China joint venture image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:55:06 AM
. Budget airline AirAsia has signed a joint venture agreement to set up a new low-cost carrier in China. ...
Great bed and power shower: is this really a budget hotel? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 03:00:03 PM
....For the battle-hardened business traveller, budget hotel chains are synonymous with dreary decor, thin walls and the hum of the motorway beyond the window. But in the same way that Ryanair and easyJet raised their game to make the low-cost option acceptable for work trips, cheap hotels are luring the corporate pound with a move upmarket. ...
Pricey goodbye? The cheapest and most expensive places to die revealed image
.... These increases will put even more of a squeeze on the budgets of the bereaved, some of whom will struggle to meet the bills. However, there are ways you can cut costs, ranging from using a natural burial ground (or even your back garden) to opting for a low-cost eco-coffin such as a cardboard one at £99 (see below). ...
Why the global markets are ignoring the global turmoil | Nouriel Roubini image
....There are many explanations for why markets may be ignoring geopolitical risks. For starters, even with much of the Middle East burning, there have been no oil-supply shocks or embargos, and the shale-gas revolution in the US has increased the supply of low-cost energy. ...
Falling real pay shows the British economy is still struggling | Larry Elliott image
.... In real money, that’s £5,000 a year per household on average. So how strong is an economy where employment is only going up because workers are pricing themselves into jobs by taking real wage cuts, and employers are taking advantage of an abundance of low-cost labour to skimp on investment? The answer is not very strong at all. ...
Employers add a ‘cheap place to live’ to list of staff perks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
.... Others are finding different ways to give staff a helping hand, ranging from a couple of weeks of free rent to preferential mortgage rates for those trying to buy. Of course, low-cost or even free housing for workers isn’t a new concept. ...
Furniture shop has gone bust without delivering my Eames-style chair image
....Cheap copies of mid-century design classics – such as Charles Eames chairs, Eileen Gray tables and Arco lamps – have largely disappeared from sale following EU regulations which came into force last July that extend the copyright on furniture from 25 years to 70 years after the death of a designer. The market in low-cost knockoffs, typically cheap replicas made in China, has mushroomed and it is these cheap versions that are now banned. ...
Tripsta charges £118 to change misspelled name on flight booking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
....Air travellers who mistype their names when booking flights continue to be charged excessive fees to put them right because they used online travel agents to make the booking. While most big airlines, including the low-cost carriers Ryanair and easyJet, now allow customers a 24-hour grace period to correct minor spelling mistakes, online travel agents are continuing to penalise people who make even the tiniest of changes. ...
BA owner IAG hails record first-quarter profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:00:56 AM
....9bn euros. IAG added that bookings for its new long-haul low-cost airline called Level, which starts services in June, were "well ahead of expectations". ...
US airlines face heat in Washington after passenger clashes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 03:40:16 PM
....A landmark law in 1978 de-regulated US airlines. It is credited with ushering in lower fares and allowing low-cost carriers to emerge. ...
'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print image
....“For consumers travelling or on holiday having an additional ereader device to look after is awkward,” says Broughton. “A physical copy of a book is a disposable low-cost entertainment tool. ...
Always fresh? Canada's Tim Hortons coffee chain steams into UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 04:33:00 PM
....Promising to bring its “signature coffee, delicious food and Canadian charm” to the UK, the chain’s first UK coffee shop – also its first in Europe – will be on Argyle Street in central Glasgow, with further outlets planned in other city centre locations around the country. The company is seeking to cash in on the UK’s fast-growing coffee market – where it faces intense competition from major players such as Starbucks and Costa, independent chains and low-cost operators. ...
UK government vows strong action to rein in energy companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:25:24 PM
.... Windfarms built on land require roughly half the level of subsidies for offshore ones, which consumers pay for through their energy bills. A spokeswoman said: “Energy UK supports providing a route to market for all low-cost, well-established technologies, including onshore wind generation, to ensure power is delivered at the least cost to consumers. ...
Netflix nudges 100m subscribers but what next for the streaming giant? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 09:00:21 AM
....Netflix is in a constant race to produce significant subscriber growth – which is the almost singular focus of investor and analyst attention – in order to produce the revenues to re-invest in shows that will draw new customers. It is a low-cost model. ...
From London to the south of France: when trains are cheaper than a flight image
....Or how about Barcelona? Our family of four would pay a reasonable £242 for return Eurostar tickets from London to Paris, from where they can pick up a train to Spain’s second-largest city, with fares starting at €59 (£50) per person each way for the 667-mile journey. The low-cost airlines can’t be beaten on price out of season, or if you are completely flexible with dates. ...
Sainsbury's pushes ahead with Argos rollout in supermarkets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 09:00:31 AM
. Sainsbury's is pushing on with plans to open 250 Argos outlets in its stores as it takes on low-cost rivals and Amazon. ...
The early bird Isa investor catches the best returns image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Star manager Neil Woodford’s newly launched Woodford Income Focus and his established Woodford Equity Income funds are also hugely popular. The Vanguard LifeStrategy range of low-cost tracker funds are selling well, as are Jupiter India, Lindsell Train Global Equity and Fidelity Global Technology. ...
Chemicals giant Ineos leads industry lobbying to avoid green tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
....One document dated shortly before the European Union referendum said: “Outside the EU: simplify the UK policy mix and seek a single route to 100% exemption from policy costs and CCL [climate change levy, an environmental tax]. Seek a low-cost alternative to EU ETS [the EU’s carbon trading scheme]. ...
Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
.... Its drivers have been physically attacked in Paris, where two of its most senior European executives were also put on trial on charges of running an illegal transport service. Courts in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands have banned Uber’s low-cost UberPop service, which uses non-professional drivers, while an employment tribunal in London ruled its licensed drivers should be classed as workers with access to the minimum wage, sick pay and paid holidays. ...
Populism is the result of global economic failure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 01:23:10 PM
.... The bill in the UK for tax credits spiralled quickly once firms realised they could pay poverty wages and let the state pick up the bill. Access to a global pool of low-cost labour meant there was less of an incentive to invest in productivity-enhancing equipment. ...
Cheaper flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 02:50:44 AM
.... But unlike its competitors, the Oslo-based airline has found considerable success by flying across the Atlantic from cities including London and Paris for the past four years - and appears to have the likes of IAG worried. The decision by IAG, which owns British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, to launch a low-cost long-haul airline is regarded as a direct response to the threat posed by Norwegian. ...
How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
....But this is not a return to the era of 1950s and 1960s council building. What Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) is doing is partnering with contractors to build low-cost homes for first-time buyers and families alongside houses and flats to rent at affordable prices, and with tenants better protected. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically. British low-cost airline Easyjet has expressed its interest in the technology. ...
London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
....London’s new-found bargain-basement status has encouraged a flood of international shoppers to the city. Even low-cost clothing store Primark has reported strong sales to foreign tourists, joining luxury brands such as Burberry in enjoying a boost in sales from visitors drawn by the cheap pound. ...
Big Six energy companies face price caps after free market fails Brits image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 08:52:00 AM
.... . Also, if the price caps are structured incorrectly, it could remove the incentive for suppliers to offer low-cost deals and the economic discipline to keep competitive. ...
SSE the latest ‘big six’ firm to put its prices up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... Customers must not continue to stay loyal to the energy giants. Move to a low-cost fixed-rate tariff and you can beat these price rises. ...
BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:56:07 AM
....Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder said the new airline was good news for travellers as more competition would put pressure on fares. He said IAG's move echoed Lufthansa's decision to offer flights to destinations in the Caribbean and Asia on Eurowings, its low-cost offshoot. ...
'Invisible epidemic' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:03:19 AM
....This is where the smartphone is making a big difference. An app called HearScreen, the result of a research project led by Prof Swanepoel and Dr Herman Myburgh at Pretoria University, can detect hearing loss with just a low-cost smartphone and a pair of headphones. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
....Now, Brexit is a huge preoccupation for airlines operating in and out of the UK – and airports, whose health is largely contingent on the success of short-haul European travel. Most obviously affected are the British low-cost airline easyJet and Dublin-based Ryanair, whose main market is the UK. ...
Oil price will soar without investment in capacity, says watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 04:00:17 PM
....The US would take the number one slot worldwide for oil supply growth in the next five years, the agency predicted. That increase would be driven not by Donald Trump’s pro-oil energy policy – which the IEA expected would take time to have an impact – but from continuing success for low-cost, shale oil drillers. ...
'It's getting tougher' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:17:26 AM
...."It is too easy to import our skills [rather] than train our people. And too many work visas are being used as a low-cost substitute for employing an Australian, not to address a genuine shortage," Mr Shorten cautioned. ...
Vietnam's 'bikini airline' Vietjet takes off in public listing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:22:34 AM
. Vietnam's low-cost carrier Vietjet - known for its occasional bikini PR stunts - has soared the maximum 20% in its trading debut in Ho Chi Minh City. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
....Ofcom publishes information to help landline customers choose the right tariff to match their use. This includes information on the low-cost services available for customers who receive certain state benefits. ...
High energy bills here to stay but jobs heading overseas, industry group warns image
....”. But it said problems remained with the intermittent nature of renewable power and low-cost ways had to be found to to turn “an abundance of energy” into a dependable resource. ...
Warren Buffett, 'Oracle of Omaha', criticises Wall Street and praises immigrants image
. The billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks have turned Berkshire Hathaway into one of the most successful conglomerates in the world, criticised Wall Street on Saturday, saying investors should “stick with low-cost index funds”. ...
BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:53:02 AM
....The company added that, at current fuel prices and exchange rates, it expected to report an increase in operating profit this year. IAG is planning to start low-cost transatlantic flights from Barcelona this year to destinations in the US. ...

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