Thursday, May 24, 2018

Business

Belgium becomes first country to make a woman its ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Belgium has become the first country in the world to appoint a woman as its ambassador to Saudi Arabia, in an apparent show of defiance to...

Lilian Thuram interview: ‘I still see and hear racism in European football — Fifa...

Lilian Thuram is sat on the top floor of a Monte Carlo hotel, beside a large window which looks out over the azure waters of the...

Grenfell Fire: Accountability must be built into the housing sector

A little over six months after the Grenfell Tower fire, an event that shocked and shamed a nation and in which 71 people died in horrendous...

Virgin Hyperloop One given $50m lifeline with Sir Richard Branson rumoured as potential chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One, a beleaguered startup trying to develop a futuristic, tube-based transportation system, got a lifeline in the form of $50m (£37m) from two foreign...

Government ‘will refuse to commit to recruiting more ethnic minority judges’

The Government is to refuse to commit to recruiting more ethnic minority judges, The Independent understands, despite the fact that just 7 per cent currently come...

Uber Eats offers food-delivery drivers insurance in Europe

Uber’s food-delivery business will begin offering an insurance package to its couriers in Europe, a move to address the conditions of “gig economy” workers. Riders for food-delivery...

Theresa May refuses to guarantee EU rules for 48-hour working-week limit will survive Brexit

Theresa May has repeatedly refused to guarantee that EU rules to limit the working week to 48 hours will survive Brexit, as the Cabinet debates the...

Half UK companies expect to recruit staff in 2018 amid skilled worker shortage, says...

Half of firms expect to recruit staff next year, with smaller firms most confident, according to a new study. A survey of almost 300 companies, employing one...

North Korea nuclear threat: Japan to strengthen ballistic missile defence with new radar stations...

Japan formally decided on Tuesday it would expand its ballistic missile defence system with US made ground-based Aegis radar stations and interceptors in response to a...

One-fifth of UK companies had significant shareholder revolts this year

More than one-fifth of the UK’s publicly listed companies had to deal with significant shareholder rebellions this year, according to an investors lobby group seeking to...