Monday, October 22, 2018
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to increase interest rates, which will affect Europe as well as emerging markets ( Getty ) What is theatre, what is substance? The discordant G7 summit in Quebec City came and went – with Donald Trump, having...
Nine of the 13 manufacturing sub sectors showed a decline according to the ONS ( PA ) UK manufacturing had its worst month in more than five years in April, flying in the face of hopes that the first quarter’s GDP slump was...
Calves and sheep suffer from overcrowding and overheating in transport lorries, say critics ( Reuters ) One of the SNP’s most high-profile supporters has defected to the Animal Welfare Party, in protest at Nicola Sturgeon’s refusal to back a ban on live animal exports. Kay...
Some politicians said the polls dominated election coverage. This meant, for example, that Jeremy Corbyn’s policies were not subjected to same level of scrutiny as Theresa May’s ( AFP ) Where were you at 10pm on election day, a year ago...
Reuters Switzerland has a reputation as a rather quiet and cautious place, sitting apart from the noisy events of the continent surrounding it. It may therefore come as a surprise for us in Britain to learn that Swiss voters will...
Getty Big businesses will have to justify the salaries of top bosses and lay bare the gap between their chief executive’s pay packets and the average worker for the first time. Under new laws being laid in parliament on Monday, UK listed...
A CVA allows market forces to operate while minimising wasteful adjustment costs ( PA ) What should happen to people who can’t repay their debts? In the ancient world it was common to enter “debt bondage”, a form of slavery. More recently we...
Captain William Howard Hughes Jr had been living undetected in California for 35 years ( US Air Force ) A fugitive military officer with top secret security clearance, who had been missing for almost 35 years, has been discovered living under a false...
A Sinn Fein party election worker dressed up as a crocodile stands behind a banner referring to Brexit outside a polling station in Belfast ( AFP/Getty ) Significant gaps in Theresa May’s new Brexit customs plan for Northern Ireland would lead to the...
Founded on the principles of being based on clinical need, not ability to pay, the idea of being refused healthcare because of being unable to afford the bill is alien to most of us ( PA ) Reading the appalling case...

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