Sunday, December 16, 2018

Economy News

Young people – you can’t call yourself ‘radical’ if you don’t support Brexit

Over the past 18 months I’ve been called a racist, a xenophobe, stupid, ignorant. Why? Because I’m a young person who voted for Brexit. Polls estimate that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

British politics ‘is going badly wrong’ as MPs face abuse and death threats, warns...

An ex-Conservative cabinet minister has warned that “something is going badly wrong in our democracy” following a year in which violent threats and abuse flooded political...

Brexit: Goldman Sachs CEO wades into debate on second referendum after poll shows biggest...

The chief executive of investment bank Goldman Sachs has waded into the debate over whether a second Brexit referendum is needed, after new polling showed Britain...

Senator John McCain will return to Arizona early for Christmas and miss tax vote

Republican Senator John McCain will reportedly head back to Arizona this week to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumour, meaning...

There are signs London’s prime property slump is easing

Prime London property has had a tough year, but there are signs that the slump is easing. The capital’s three most expensive boroughs - the City of...

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...