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A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency (NSA) has struck organisations around the world.Cyber-security firm Avast said it had seen 75,000 cases of the ransomware - known as WannaCry and variants of that name - around the ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 12th of May 2017 03:36:47 PM
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Stop before you copy your boss into that email.It's not going to make you look good - it's going to make everyone else in the office distrust you.That's the finding of research into the pernicious "cc effect", carried out by a professor of management studies at ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:10:55 PM
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Peer-to-peer money sending firm TransferWise has become profitable this calendar year, six years after being founded.Its customers are now transferring more than £1bn every month, and it has 700 staff, it says.TransferWise was founded by friends Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Kaarmannhas who wanted to shake up ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:01:20 PM
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If you had to pick a Mr Men character that you thought was most like yourself, which would you choose?Mr Happy? Mr Grumpy? Mr Clever? Or perhaps Mr Impossible?With global sales of more than 120 million, many of us remember the much-loved Roger Hargreaves books from ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:35 PM
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As anyone who has had a new puppy will understand, 24-year-old Gia Nigro has got her hands full.Gia, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, is the proud owner of a nine-week-old goldendoodle puppy (a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle) called Rye.Like any young dog ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
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The first major decommissioning project in the North Sea has been completed with the removal of the Brent Delta platform from its legs. It has been lifted on to a huge purpose-built ship which will transport it to England to be scrapped. Shell wants to leave ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 28th of April 2017 05:07:21 PM
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A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers.It says the latest virus exploits a flaw in ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:14:59 PM
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Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says.He told the BBC the act was "unprecedented in its scale" and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning.The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments; Russia ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:28:23 AM
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Security software designed to prevent bank fraud has been fooled by a BBC reporter and his twin.BBC Click reporter Dan Simmons set up an HSBC account and signed up to the bank's voice ID authentication service.HSBC says the system is secure because each person's voice is ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 19th of May 2017 12:21:00 AM
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A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver.Richard Browning's short flight took place outside the Vancouver Convention Centre in front of a large crowd.Since he posted the video of his maiden ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
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When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing.The appetite for ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 07:00:19 AM
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Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:01:27 AM
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Long after Oliver Thompson-Smith's physical injuries had healed, the young man was still suffering.As a 19-year-old student on a night out in Chester, he had been brutally stabbed and mugged, near his home."I couldn't let it go in my head. It was always there," he says. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:02:25 PM
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Apple sold fewer iPhones than a year ago in the first three months of 2017, the company said in its latest results.The California firm, which is due to release a new phone later this year, said it sold 50.8 million iPhones in the period, down 1% ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:23:51 PM
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Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam.In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "two US-based internet companies" that were not named at the time.They had allegedly been ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Friday 28th of April 2017 10:47:03 AM
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UK workers are three times more likely to go into work when ill than pull a sickie, a survey has suggested.Some 69% of those asked said they had worked when unwell, the report by Aviva UK Health claimed, with many fearing a mountain of work when ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 11:01:13 PM
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Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:32:13 PM
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Computer giant Apple is expanding its supply line of talented young people with digital skills, by doubling the intake of its European academy.Last year, the technology company opened an academy in Naples, in Italy, where students spend a year training to be developers, coders, app creators ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
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Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email.The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message.Researchers working for Google's Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:56:59 AM
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With two children under the age of four and a tech start-up to run, Colleen Wong has her hands full. She is happy to use any technology that can help her manage her hectic lifestyle, including family activity planning app Hoop and food-sharing service Olio."I will ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:00:52 AM
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When it comes to handbags, these days there are almost as many ways to jazz up your existing bag as there are new designs. In Selfridges' vast accessories hall in London, you can buy a clip-on set of metal flowers from Louis Vuitton, multi-coloured jangling robots ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:22:13 PM
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Accounting firm PwC has been fined a record £5m and severely reprimanded over its auditing of collapsed property services group Connaught.Social housing specialist Connaught, which employed 10,000 people, had £220m of debt when it went bust in 2010.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), which imposed the fine, ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 11th of May 2017 10:35:26 AM
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Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles are the "villains" of the recycling world, a trade body has said.The Recycling Association named them in a list of products that pose the biggest challenges for reuse.The greater the number of materials used in packaging, the harder it is ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:18:47 AM
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It is not just Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI director James Comey that has raised eyebrows.The way he was sacked, especially the termination letter, has come under scrutiny too.So what tips do HR experts have for getting a sacking right?Mr Comey's dismissal seems to have ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 10th of May 2017 01:38:41 PM
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Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:19:30 PM
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The bad news is that another economic crisis could strike within two years. The good – or better – news is that such a shock is not nailed on. It’s a 50% chance. But the developed world is approaching a T-junction. One road leads to higher ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 13th of May 2017 02:59:03 PM
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A US fund manager has thrown down the gauntlet to high-charging rivals and financial advisers by slashing fees to less than half the UK average.Vanguard will offer the cheapest way to buy funds and investment ISAs in the UK, with fees half the level charged by ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 05:32:10 AM
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McDonald's has apologised for "upset" caused by a TV advert that charity campaigners have said "exploits childhood bereavement".The fast food giant's latest British advert features a boy who struggles to find something in common with his dead father, until it is revealed they shared the same ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 06:04:22 PM
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Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its users.The scam claimed to come from Google Docs - a service that allows people to share and edit documents online.Users who clicked a link and followed instructions, risked giving the hackers ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:11:39 PM
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The next time you take an international flight, how about transporting something in your suitcase for a complete stranger?If your answer to that question is a resounding "no way", and the very thought conjures up terrifying images of unwitting drug mules and long prison sentences, you ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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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.Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said there was still a gap "between what could be done and what some of us had expected should ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But the problems many of the companies hope to address are also a reminder of how far the island has to go.Bernardo Romero Gonzalez, a 33-year-old software engineer from Cuba, launched his new business ...
Adani royalty rate akin to 'rent free' period in Galilee Basin, Matt Canavan says image
Matt Canavan has attempted to revive a plan to give a $320m royalty concession to the Adani Carmichael mine, arguing it would be akin to a “rent free” period when a tenant moved into a new commercial building.The resources and northern Australia minister said there was ...
Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:31:02 PM
Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee.People will be able to subscribe to popular channels such as Discovery and Eurosport individually, without paying for a bundle of channels.Until now, Prime Video has offered only on-demand ...
The mum whose home-based business is blooming image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:29:14 PM
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Debt fears remain despite manifesto 'breathing space' plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:24:11 PM
People in serious debt can expect more legal protection from bailiffs, charges and interest after pledges in the major parties' manifestos.The Conservatives and Labour have vowed to extend a "breathing space" scheme used in Scotland to allow people time to organise repayments.Others, including the Lib Dems, ...
Australians aren't being paid for their productivity. Get set for an industrial relations war | Greg Jericho image
The issue of industrial relations has for the most part been on the backburner in the past few election campaigns, but slow wages growth and a lack of increased income off the back of productivity growth might be enough to shake things up.In politics, some policies ...
UK homeowners face future of shrinking properties as housing prices continue to rise image
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LEASEHOLDER heavily penalised after honest payment slip    image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:54:00 PM
Flat owner John Harding’s astonishment quickly turned to fury when he got the £369 demand from Rendall and Rittner and a solicitor’s letter on the grounds he hadn’t contributed his share towards agreed building works. “I’ve never been in arrears, always pay promptly and every document shows ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
What spoilsports they are at Royal Bank of Scotland. We’ve waited years to hear again from Fred Goodwin and Sir Tom McKillop, chief executive and chairman of the bank when it sank in 2008. Now the board wants to kill the legal case that could see ...
Big energy firms lobby Theresa May to water down price cap pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 03:23:19 PM
Energy companies are lobbying the Conservative party to water down its policy of a price cap on bills, with proposals that would protect millions fewer UK households from tariff rises.Theresa May has promised to cap electricity and gas costs for 17 million families on default energy ...
CMA to examine Aberdeen/Standard Life merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:48:09 PM
The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into the planned £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management.The regulator said it wanted to determine if the deal would result in a "substantial lessening of competition".The two companies agreed the terms of the merger, ...
Reality Check: How does government borrowing compare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:48:26 PM
The claim: The governments since 2010 have borrowed more than all the Labour governments in history.Reality Check verdict: That's true in cash terms but not when you take into account the growing economy. Among the more eye-catching claims of the campaign so far has been Jeremy ...
EU's Barnier refuses to imagine UK Brexit talks walkout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:08:19 PM
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said he does not want to consider the chance that talks on the UK's exit from the EU could collapse.He was speaking after his UK counterpart, David Davis, made clear the threat to walk out was genuine ...
AA calls for crackdown on sharing dashcam video image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:30:40 PM
New rules may be needed to control the use of video taken by dashboard cameras, the AA has warned.Motorists who persistently share dashcam video could be accused of voyeurism, according to the motoring organisation.It said too many drivers post videos on social media without considering the ...
FTSE 100 rises as sterling weakens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:02:52 PM
London's stock market began the week higher as the pound fluctuated around the $1.30 mark.The FTSE 100 ended 25.52 points, or 0.34%, higher at 7,496.23.Shares in Marks and Spencer led the index higher, rising 2.75% ahead of the High Street giant's results on Wednesday.Product testing company ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
Ford has named the head of its driverless cars division as its chief executive in a sudden regime change, as the company that pioneered the assembly line looks to the next stage of the industry’s evolution.The Detroit-based carmaker said Mark Fields, who has run the company ...
Portugal back to fiscal health, says EU image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:27:55 AM
Portugal has become the latest bailed-out eurozone country to receive a clean bill of health from the European Commission after its budget deficit fell to 2% of GDP last year.This brings it well below the EU limit of 3% and allows it to exit the Commission's ...
Arsenal: Stan Kroenke says Gunners shares 'are not, and have never been, for sale' image
Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke says his shares "are not, and have never been, for sale".The American's company released a statement on Monday following the recent £1bn bid by Alisher Usmanov to take full control of the Gunners.Kroenke Sports and Entertainment added it was "a committed, ...
UK firm designs 'world's most affordable solar lamp' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 10:11:36 AM
A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the world's most affordable solar lamp.Manchester-based firm Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 (£3.85) in African countries.It was developed in collaboration with China's Yingli ...
UK workers do not feel rich unless they earn at least £370,000 a year, finds study image
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Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 09:03:43 AM
How Facebook censors what its users see has been revealed by internal documents, the Guardian newspaper says. It said the manuals revealed the criteria used to judge if posts were too violent, sexual, racist, hateful or supported terrorism. The Guardian said Facebook's moderators were "overwhelmed" and ...
EU accused of anti-City 'protectionism' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 08:19:45 AM
Former Conservative party treasurer Michael Spencer has denounced efforts by some EU countries to strip London of key financial services after Brexit. He said it was "a real nasty piece of economic nationalism and protectionism" to insist that euro-denominated deals should be settled in the EU.Mr ...
Could citizens’ wealth funds halt the dominance of the financial elite? image
Tucked away in the Conservative Party manifesto, and largely unremarked, is a promise to create a number of UK sovereign wealth funds, to be called “Future Britain Funds”.This builds on last year’s proposal in a Treasury Consultation Paper to create a “shale wealth fund” from tax ...
Ford chair denies that he fired its chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:20:07 AM
Ford's chairman has denied that he fired the car firm's chief executive."To be clear, I didn't fire Mark Fields... he decided to retire. That's an important distinction," Bill Ford, executive chair at Ford told the BBC. The firm earlier said it had replaced chief executive, Mark ...
Workers 'suffer £200 pay cut' to fund pension deficits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:16:46 AM
Workers may be suffering from lower pay as a result of their employers spending millions of pounds to keep their pension schemes afloat. A report by the Resolution Foundation says such employees are unfairly losing an average of £200 a year.It said those most affected are ...
RBS offers £200m to avert court case brought by 9,000 investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:15:06 AM
Royal Bank of Scotland is racing to avert a high-profile court case by offering £200m in compensation to thousands of investors who claim they were misled into buying the bank’s shares in the run-up to its taxpayer bailout.Round-the-clock discussions are under way to reach a deal ...
I’m innocent, so how can I park this fine back with Aldi? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 06:00:15 AM
Please help me prove my innocence over two separate visits to a supermarket on the same day, as I have been fined for overstaying.I drove to my local Aldi store twice – once before work and then at lunchtime – and stayed only briefly each time. ...
An apprenticeship or university – which would be better for my creative son? image
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.My youngest son is 18 ...
Average asking price for homes in UK hits record high of £317,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 05:01:14 AM
Asking prices for UK homes hit a new record high over the past month as families in search of bigger properties brushed aside uncertainty caused by Brexit and June’s general election.Prices sought by sellers rose 1.2% in the four weeks to 13 May, pushing the average ...
Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian image
Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity.PM Malcolm Turnbull said the donation was "the biggest single philanthropic gift" in the nation's history, and the largest by a living Australian.The money will fund causes including ...
Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:21:31 AM
Hong Kong's flagship carrier Cathay Pacific has said it will cut nearly 600 jobs as part of the biggest restructuring in 20 years.The cuts include 190 management jobs and 400 non-management staff working at its head office in Hong Kong.In March, the airline said it would ...
'Car boot-sale' diamond set to fetch £350,000 at auction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:20:10 AM
A diamond ring bought for £10 at a car-boot sale 30 years ago is expected to fetch £350,000 at auction.The owner believed the "exceptionally sized" stone was a piece of costume jewellery when she bought it at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, west London, in the ...
RBS court battle with investors adjourned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:12:00 AM
Legal action brought by 9,000 investors who are seeking compensation from Royal Bank of Scotland after losing money on shares has been adjourned for 24 hours.Investors say they were misled over the bank's financial health in the run-up to its near-collapse and £45bn government bailout in ...
Car vending machine: We try out the novel Singapore dealership image
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CEO Secrets: 'Life's not a movie, be patient' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:19:30 PM
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Reproductive rebels image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
The contraceptive pill had profound social consequences. Everyone agrees with that. In fact, that was the point. Margaret Sanger, the birth control activist who urged scientists to develop it, wanted to liberate women sexually and socially, to put them on a more equal footing with men.But ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:10:46 PM
While proud Italians might balk at some of the pizza toppings Yosuke Masuko offers, they'd have to appreciate his obsession with quality control.The 38-year-old Japanese expat is the founder of one of the most popular pizza chains in Vietnam, Pizza 4Ps.With six busy restaurants in the ...
How much household debt do we owe? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 09:22:43 PM
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Church of England fund sees 'stellar' returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:34:39 PM
The Church of England's investment success has pushed it into the top ranks of the world's best performing funds of its type last year. The fund made a 17.1% return on its 2016 investments, more than double the 8.2% it made in 2016, according to the ...
Scottish Power lands US wind farm deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 04:38:25 PM
Scottish Power has won the right to build two offshore wind farms in the US which it says could eventually power 400,000 homes. The two sites combined are more than double the size of the energy giant's operations in the UK. The two farms will be ...
Growth slump as rising prices slowed consumer spending, figures to show image
Consumers failed to propel the UK economy in the first quarter as rising prices dampened appetite for spending, official figures will show this week.City economists believe the Office for National Statistics will confirm on Thursday that economic growth more than halved to 0.3% in the first ...
War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:00:07 PM
Netflix’s new feature film is a big deal in many ways. Called War Machine, it combines the star power of Brad Pitt and the indie credibility of David Michôd, the director of Animal Kingdom. It boasts big themes: the absurdity of war and the ambition of ...
Church of England made stunning 17% return on investments in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:08:44 PM
The case for profitable ethical investing has been bolstered by the Church Commissioners for England, as the fund announced divine returns on its financial portfolio for 2016.The body, which manages investable assets worth £7.9bn in order to “support the Church of England as a Christian presence ...
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
Booking an all-inclusive holiday with accommodation, meals and drinks all thrown in can help you keep within budget and save hundreds of pounds.By paying the full cost up front, you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how much money you are spending while away.One in ...
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
Booking an all-inclusive holiday with accommodation, meals and drinks all thrown in can help you keep within budget and save hundreds of pounds.By paying the full cost up front, you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about how much money you are spending while away.One in ...
RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:03:31 PM
A £520m case is scheduled to begin in the high court on Monday that will scrutinise the months leading up to Royal Bank of Scotland’s £45bn bailout at the height of the financial crisis.Along with other directors, the disgraced former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin will ...
TPP trade deal will continue without Trump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:54:17 AM
Asia-Pacific trade ministers have agreed to resuscitate the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, despite US President Donald Trump abandoning it.Mr Trump signalled in January he would block the passage of the 12-nation pact in order to protect American jobs.Trade ministers from the 11 remaining countries ...
Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:38:07 AM
Shell shareholders including the Church of England, European pension funds and Dutch activists will send a signal to the board of the Anglo-Dutch company this week by voting for it to set new climate change goals.The challenge comes from a Dutch group of retail investors, who ...
Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy image
Nestling alongside rows of conifers and wind turbines in a Welsh valley, a pioneering project will materialise this summer that could prove a blueprint for unlocking Britain’s renewable energy potential.The Upper Afan Valley near Swansea is already home to the biggest windfarm in England and Wales, ...
Marks & Spencer to report slump in clothing sales after short-lived boost image
Marks & Spencer will report a fresh slump in clothing sales on Wednesday after a revival at Christmas proved short-lived.The disappointing finish to the year will be revealed alongside a sharp fall in annual profits. Hopes that M&S chief executive Steve Rowe had come up with ...
Forget Brexit, the real challenge is creating enough wealth for an ageing population image
Roll the clock back a year and Britain was in the middle of the EU referendum battle. The remain side was warning about the economic consequences of Brexit; the leave side was extolling the benefits of taking back control. Leave won decisively but narrowly enough to ...
Brexit and the coming food crisis: ‘If you can’t feed a country, you haven’t got a country’ image
On 24 June last year, the few hundred residents of a temporary village, hidden from view in the middle of a West Sussex soft fruit farm, received letters. They were signed by David Kay, the managing director of the Hall Hunter Partnership, a business that grows ...
Australia leads fight to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:06:03 AM
Australia is leading the charge to save the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal thrown into doubt by Donald Trump’s decision to pull America out of the pact.As fears rumble of a new global era of protectionism, Asia Pacific trade ministers gathered in Vietnam on Sunday ...
Who needs a door handle on a freezer? It’s a ‘cosmetic’ item, says Zanussi image
Two years ago I purchased a Zanussi freezer from my local John Lewis. It  is still working well, except the door handle recently developed a crack in the middle and has now broken completely.I wrote to Zanussi hoping for a replacement because this appears to have been caused ...
From tax to Brexit, the Tories will do anything to stay in power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
Jeremy Corbyn may score badly with the wider public, but for as long as I can remember the press have given even the most admired Labour leaders a hard time during election campaigns. A recent exception was Tony Blair, who – for a time – achieved ...
Marks & Spencer’s underwear is level at 30,000 feet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:00:47 AM
Britons are trapped in autopilot mode with 61% sticking to the same, familiar patterns.That was the slightly bizarre line pulled from a study being punted around by Marks & Spencer earlier this month, as it took time off from running a clothing business that for 133 ...
Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
Last November Clive Rose* sold two handmade Japanese swords on eBay, worth a total of £1,940. The buyer, once he had received them, demanded that the cost of the more expensive sword be slashed. Rose refused to haggle and asked for the items to be returned ...
Fair shares? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:04:00 AM
Sweden may have a global reputation as one of world's most gender equal societies but when it comes to female representation in business, campaigners question whether the Nordic nation is right to keep basking in the spotlight, as progress slows down back home.Amanda Lundeteg, already a ...
Cyber Attacks: Criminals could use attacks to disable key buildings, experts warn image
The warning comes in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack last week that brought the NHS to a standstill and infected the systems of Nissan, O2 owner Telefonica, FedEx and others. The attack is believed to have shut down 200,000 devices in 150 countries. Although it ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
The Government bought a 43 per cent position in the bank in 2008 for £20.5billion to prevent a banking meltdown, and is now set to offload its remaining stake.Lloyds’ share price jumped on the news, peaking at 74p earlier in the week, and stockbrokers are now ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
Labour has outlined plans to bring the rail, water and energy supply industries back into public ownership. Royal Mail will also be nationalised as part of a manifesto pledge to reverse some of the high-profile privatisations pushed through by the Conservatives in the 1980s and 90s, ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
Three months after Kraft Heinz’s £115bn takeover bid was defeated in a weekend, Unilever chief Paul Polman is still throwing punches. He’s jabbing in defence of his company’s “inclusive capitalism” business model. He is championing the returns Unilever shareholders have enjoyed during his eight years at ...
Where does an A-lister land when they waft in from paradise? Yes, Luton image
It was once a byword for bargain-basement flights and holiday hell, defined for a generation by Campari ads and Lorraine Chase. But Luton airport, the grey-and-orange home of easyJet, has long led a double life: bussing budget passengers up the hill from the railway station, while ...
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.How convincing is De Niro? ...
Ikea seeks to make more products in UK to fend off post-Brexit vote price rises image
Ikea is considering making more products in the UK as the Swedish furniture chain bids to fend off Brexit-led price rises.The retailer already makes some sofas and mattresses in Britain, but UK boss Gillian Drakeford said it was actively examining how it might increase that work ...
Picture perfect: how to make an art of your investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
This is the time of year when budding artists around the country are busy putting the finishing touches to their final degree showpieces, the fruits of their past few years of artistic labour. Starting today, Slade School of Fine Art in London and Falmouth University in ...
Thank you EU for banning rip-off mobile roaming charges from 15 June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
Whether you voted remain or leave, the European commission has come to your aid. Holidaymakers are about to get free mobile phone roaming across Europe and a host of other destinations from 15 June – for the next two years, at least.Following a long campaign and ...
A new Green Deal bond that pays 12% interest – too good to be true? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
A “green” investment that pays an extraordinary 12% interest and has received a semi-endorsement from a government minister was launched this week.Some people’s instant reaction might be “where do I sign?” – but anyone thinking about taking up this offer needs to remember that you don’t ...
Our charity is planning a quiz night – how do we make it a success? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 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 small charity is holding a fundraiser quiz night and we need ...
'Commit to your challenging job or quit' – our work expert responds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
I am a graduate who has had two years of temping and hospitality roles, and have recently started a lower-paying but promising job in a field in which I am relatively inexperienced. The job is potentially quite interesting, but it seems to be accepted by all ...
The tax that pensioners should pay to fund care image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 05:59:17 AM
There are a lot of comfortably off pensioners. And lots of poor ones. And there are a lot better ways of finding money for elderly care than Theresa May’s manifesto commitment to whipping the houses off people who need care at home.Under the Conservative’s plan, people ...
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.The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) is considering the loan to develop the Boikarabelo coal project in Limpopo ...
The UK's most delayed airlines revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:58:03 PM
Air Transat, Icelandair and Norwegian Air Shuttle are the least punctual airlines in Britain, research from Which? has found. The consumer group analysed landing times for 850,000 flights at 25 UK airports and found that on average only 75% of all flights arrived on time.Dutch airline ...
Young people 'most likely to go abroad without insurance' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:54:01 PM
About 40% of young people go abroad without travel insurance, risking medical fees of thousands of pounds if they are taken ill, a survey suggests.The Association of British Travel Agents surveyed 2,043 Britons and found those aged 18 to 24 were the most likely to go ...
Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:34:21 PM
Police are investigating how £6.6m from a Russian organised crime group has been allegedly traced to a banking firm in the UK, the BBC has learned.US court papers have linked some of the so-called "Magnitsky money" - a £150m tax fraud scheme in Russia - to ...
Homes with a famous history – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 10:45:08 PM
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It’s been a big week for BHP Billiton. For one thing, it’s not even called that any more. As part of its “Think Big” rebranding theme, the world’s biggest mining company opted to shed the Billiton moniker it acquired in a 2001 merger with a Dutch-South ...

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