Sunday, December 16, 2018

Economy News

BAE’s huge Typhoon jet deal with Qatar secures jobs but at what price?

A massive vote of confidence in Britain’s economy? That’s how Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson described BAE Systems’ £5bn deal to flog 24 Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar. There...

Trump administration is putting Americans abroad at risk, says US diplomat on quitting State...

Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American citizens abroad at risk, a diplomat who resigned last week has said.  The State Department has been sidelined...

Major films and TV series made in Britain boosted UK economy by £7.7bn in...

TV and box office hits, like the Star Wars franchise, flushed a record £7.7bn into the UK economy’s coffers last year, representing an 80 per cent...

Darts is the sport that time forgot – a member of its audience thinks...

If you are too desperate for a seasonal fix of TV time travel to wait for Doctor Who on Christmas Day, why not try the darts?...

UK manufacturing orders close to three decade high helped by weak pound sterling

Manufacturing orders remained close to a three-decade high in the final quarter of 2017, helped by the weakness of the pound, according to the latest CBI...

By 2030, our relationship with Europe will be repaired – it will be as...

Sometimes it is easier to see what might happen in the future if you look 10 or 20 years ahead, rather than 10 or 20 months....

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...

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...

EU and 12 other countries condemn Japan over whaling and reject claim annual slaughter...

The international community has condemned Japan’s current whaling mission, and questioned the reason it has stated for plans to kill 333 minke whales in the Southern Ocean...

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...