Friday, September 21, 2018

Economy News

Chili Klaus gives ghost peppers to Danish boys choir, chaos ensues

This could be a way to spice up boring carol singers at Christmas.  Danish musician and YouTube star Chili Klaus is a maverick who challenges people to...

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,...

Gig economy: One in three zero-hours workers juggle at least two jobs at same...

One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance...

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...

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attacks from Palestinian area

The Israeli military said it had carried out air strikes on a Hamas training compound in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks from the Palestinian territory. Militants...

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...

UK will be worse off under almost all Brexit scenarios, finds think tank

An influential US think tank has warned that almost all possible trading relationships between the EU and the UK after Brexit would be less favourable for...

BAE Systems agrees £5bn fighter jet deal with Qatar

BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence...

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...

Brexit – live updates: Theresa May to meet Cabinet ministers to discuss EU trade...

Welcome to The Independent’s politics live blog. Today Theresa May is due to meet her most senior ministers to discuss what kind of trade deal the UK should...