Friday, September 21, 2018

Business

When media giants like Disney and Fox merge we should be thinking of the...

Imagine a business model that enabled your firm to compel customers to purchase things from you that they wouldn’t otherwise buy. To sellers it probably sounds...

Saudi Arabia set to hike domestic petrol prices by 80% in January

Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom...

Rebecca Dykes: Man arrested over murder of British embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

A man has been arrested over the murder of a British woman who worked at the UK Embassy in Beirut, a Lebanese police official has said. The...

The case for and against another referendum must be heard

What has Mathew Elliott to fear from a second referendum? The decision to reverse Brexit now appears to be the wish of the majority. He presents...

Home Office gives police an extra £50m to fight terrorism

Police forces across the UK will receive a £50m funding boost in a plan to help them fight terrorism.  Home Secretary Amber Rudd said next year’s police counter-terrorism...

Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham

Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham as part of plans to rebalance the economy and strengthen the regions. A report commissioned by Shadow...

Hershey reportedly nearing $1.2bn deal to buy owner of crisps brand Tyrrells

Hershey is near a $1.6bn (£1.1bn) deal to buy Amplify Snack Brands, according to CNBC, which cited unidentified sources familiar with the matter. The deal values Amplify,...

EasyJet confirms acquisition of Air Berlin assets

EasyJet has confirmed the acquisition of part of bankrupt German carrier Air Berlin in a deal worth €40m (£35.2m). The transaction will see the budget airline taking...

A woman was thrown out of a car showroom – she was too poor...

The weekly news reports on an interesting and unpleasant event for the 26-year-old Marie from Hamburg. This news quickly became the most read news of all the top stories and was also the most...

Bitcoin: What are the world’s central banks saying about cryptocurrencies?

More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognising the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians...