Friday, February 22, 2019
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...
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...
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...
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...
The company’s standard tariff remains cheaper than the average of the Big Six providers ( Getty ) Renewable energy supplier Bulb has announced plans to raise prices for its members following “substantial increases” in the wholesale cost of gas and electricity. Bulb...
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...
The pound shop chain has appointed partners from Deloitte as administrators ( Poundworld ) Poundworld has gone into administration, putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk. The discount retailer had been in last-ditch rescue talks between owner TPG Capital and Rcapital, but negotiations around...
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...
The prime minister made the comments before flying back to the UK at the end of the two-day summit ( EPA ) Theresa May has brushed off Donald Trump’s outspoken attack on the EU over trade, insisting the West was still working “collectively” as...
At least 10 people were killed, among them four children and one woman, in an airstrike that hit al Nour paediatrics hospital in Taftanaz on 9 June 2018 ( Via Syrian Civil Defence service ) The United Nations has expressed growing...

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