Thursday, May 24, 2018

Economy News

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...

Brexit: UK economy may see boost after Theresa May’s breakthrough deal in Brussels, says...

Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a “no-deal” Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May’s Brussels agreement last week – and that this...

Mother of Sandy Hook victim attacks Trump for hosting NRA boss at White House...

The mother of a child born in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting has ripped President Donald Trump for an “appalling lack of humanity...

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...

Gig economy: One in three zero-hours workers juggle at least two jobs at same...

One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance...

Republican tax plan will steal $1.5 trillion from millennials, says Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough, the conservative co-host of MSNBC’s political commentary show Morning Joe, has said that the Republicans’ tax plan will “steal” trillions of dollars from young...

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...

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...

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...

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...