Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Economy News

UK board members are growing older as European firms look to youth

UK corporate boards are growing older, with the average age of directors surpassing 60 for the first time, according to executive search firm Spencer Stuart, at...

Global economic growth to reach fastest rate in seven years while UK economy expected...

Global economic growth will pick up to its fastest rate in seven years in 2018, while the UK’s economy slumps to its weakest expansion since the...

Refugees should be sent home even if they have jobs, says Danish immigration official

A Danish MP has called for all refugees, even those with jobs, to be deported from the country once their home nations are deemed “safe”. Marcus Knuth,...

GoCompare to buy MyVoucherCodes in £36.5m deal

Price comparison website GoCompare is buying discount codes site MyVoucherCodes, one of the UK's largest online voucher code sites, in £36.5m deal. GoCompare, known for its adverts...

Labour warns of NHS ‘disaster’ as 100,000 jobs across organisation lie empty

Theresa May has been warned over a deepening crisis in the health service as new figures show more than 100,000 NHS posts are lying vacant. New analysis...

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...

Forget a second Brexit referendum – Remainers would only want to see the negotiations...

Back in early June 2016, a few days before the referendum was held, I was asked by Newsnight if I would call for a second referendum...

Alexei Ulyukayev: Putin’s ex-economy minister sentenced to eight years in prison colony for accepting...

Russia’s ex-economics minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, has been found guilty of accepting a bribe and sentenced to eight years in a prison colony, as well as being fined $2m...

Trump’s decision to ignore climate change’s security threat endangers everyone around the world

The Trump administration’s decision to remove emphasis on climate change from the new National Security Strategy represents its latest move away from international action on climate...

UK leads the way in Europe for coffee as chains grow at unprecedented rate

The UK led growth in branded coffee shops in Europe for a third straight year amid an expansion of chains from Starbucks to Costa Coffee. The number...