Saturday, October 19, 2019

Confidence edges ahead amongst Scottish SMEs

Small and medium businesses in Scotland are feeling more confident than their UK counterparts, according to new figures. A poll of more than...

Slash your £154 BBC TV licence fee by using a black-and-white screen, living with...

THE BBC has faced a raft of criticism this week for axing free licences for the over-75s. Bosses claimed they couldn't afford the benefit,...

Cost of Aberdeen bypass to top £1bn

The total cost of the constructing the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will top £1 billion, contractors have confirmed to Holyrood. While the...

Volvo Cars seeks U.S. tariff exemption for Chinese-made SUV

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volvo Cars has asked the Trump administration to exempt the company’s Chinese-made mid-size XC60 SUV from new 25 percent tariffs,...

Markets boosted by US government shutdown deal and trade war hopes – business live

Republican Senator from Alabama Richard Shelby, who says a deal to avoid another government shutdown has been reached Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Good...

U.S. shares lower at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.07%

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Drivers are being charged up to £367 more by car dealers for insurance add-ons

DRIVERS are being charged up to £367 more by car dealers for add-on products on their insurance, new research warns. Which? found car dealers...

Labour is mistaken: there are enemies to the left

A young Labour party member recently asked me “How bad was the anti-Semitism in your day?” I had to reply that the current...

Why the Federal Reserve is unbowed by Donald Trump

For the past couple of months Donald Trump has been waging war against the US central bank. The Federal Reserve thinks strong growth...

Britain launches task force to tackle dirty money

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Canada's Trudeau talks next steps on metals tariffs with Trump – Ottawa

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Czech PM says government plans digital tax on multinationals – Lidove Noviny

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Pinn’s illustration of the week: Backstop magic

Boris Johnson, on his first trip to EU capitals as UK prime minister, met for talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin...

As recession looms, could MMT be the unorthodox solution? | Larry Elliott

The last few months of 2018 saw a real bout of jitters in the financial markets. Growth was slowing everywhere and share prices...

Nike stores closed in South Africa amid outcry over racist web post

(Contains offensive language in paragraph 3.) A man reacts as he finds a Nike store closed in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 22,...

Intel Falls 3.05%

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EU Commission approves RWE's purchase of E.ON renewable assets

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Recruitment firms hit by Brexit, as UK faces 'productivity recession' – business live

A worker walks past office skyscrapers in the City of London financial district Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Good morning, and welcome to our rolling...

May’s NHS reform plans run into Treasury concerns

Theresa May is to forge ahead with her £20bn plan for reforming the NHS on Monday despite objections from the Treasury that the...

Understanding the PMIs

Take last week’s purchasing managers’ indices at face value and the UK economy looks as if it is heading for its worst performance since the...

China's Pinduoduo prices U.S. IPO at top of range, raises $1.6 billion: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo Inc (PDD.O) priced its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) at $19 per American depositary...

BAE Systems shares tumble as it warns block on Saudi arms sales could harm...

Shares fell in BAE Systems after the defence giant warned that Germany's ban on selling arms to Saudi Arabia may affect its ability...

Interserve could enter administration as it fights for restructuring

Interserve could go into administration on Friday as the outsourcing group fights to win support for a restructuring plan before a crunch vote. Shareholders...