Black Friday lifts UK retail sales in November

Black Friday helped to propel retail sales 1.6% higher in November from a year earlier, official figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

Where should shops stock veggie burgers?

Should vegan burgers be displayed alongside regular burgers? *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Business News Full article link here :...

PGTB Unlock Announcement

Dear participant of PGTB plan: PGTB plan: After 180 working days, PGTB will be released and convert to GTB, the official launch date of PGTB...

Australia wins landmark case on cigarette plain packaging

The WTO decision to uphold plain packaging laws is likely to have global implications. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

The Swiss master watchmaker running out of time

Philippe Dufour has been making watches by hand for 50 years but has no-one to pass his skills on to. *Featured images and content are...

2017 'safest year' for air travel as fatalities fall

2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines, according to industry research.There were no passenger jets crashes anywhere in the world, separate...

‘Don’t be boring’ says tote bag boss

'Don't be boring' says tote bag boss *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Business News Full article link here : 'Don't...

How the light bulb became a million dollar idea.

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the light bulb became a million dollar idea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Mobile phone and broadband services need 'radical improvement'

The head of the National Infrastructure Commission has called for urgent action to tackle poor mobile phone coverage. Lord Adonis has written to the...

Teva Pharmaceuticals: Israeli drugmaker to cut 14,000 jobs

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced a restructuring plan that will see it cut 14,000 jobs worldwide, or 25% of its total workforce.Israel itself...

Rail fares: Commuters 'priced out' by increases, campaigners say

Average rail ticket prices have risen by 3.4% across the UK, in the biggest increase to fares since 2013.Protests are planned at some 40...

Wage squeeze continues for British households

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures.The Office for National Statistics said average weekly...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager kidnapped in Kiev

A manager of the Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine.According to Russian and Ukrainian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while...

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday. Exmo confirmed that their employee is safe and...

Sports Direct investors veto £11m payout to Ashley's brother

Sports Direct shareholders have rejected a proposed £11m payment to the brother of its founder, Mike Ashley.The tycoon, who abstained from voting, wanted to...

How tariffs saved the US pencil industry

As trade tariff controversies continue, US pencil-makers say levies on Chinese imports saved their businesses. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

UK car production driven down by fall in domestic demand

The number of cars built in the UK last month fell by 4.6% compared with a year earlier, driven down by a sharp decline...

Could smartphones replace bank branches?

Banks sent 512 mobile alerts last year as our money management moves from spreadsheets to smartphones. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Debate over property tax 'welcome'

The abolition of stamp duty for many first-time buyers should spark a wider debate over the taxation of property, surveyors say.New buyers purchasing a...

HS2 redundancy pay 'shocking waste' of taxpayer cash

Unauthorised redundancy payments made by the state-owned company managing the HS2 rail project were a "shocking waste of taxpayers' money", MPs have said.The Public...

EU tariffs on US goods come into force

The European Union has gone ahead with retaliatory duties against $2.8bn worth of US-made products. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...
Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Millions of Britons are being encouraged to say they were sick while on holiday, according to the Association of British Travel Agents.A poll carried...
Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Japanese giant Softbank is planning to list its mobile phone business in Tokyo and overseas, according to the Nikkei newspaper. The listing on the...

Coal to solar

One Chinese firm has transformed a mining disaster area into the world's biggest floating solar farm. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

South Korea's Lotte Group founder jailed for embezzlement

A South Korean court has sentenced the 95 year old founder of Lotte Group to four years in prison for embezzlement. Shin Kyuk-ho was...

Boeing and Bombardier set out defence in trade row

Boeing and Bombardier traded verbal blows on Monday over claims by the US planemaker that the Canadian company receives massive subsidies.The two sides appeared...

DanTDM: the million-dollar jelly bean-eating gamer

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How public relations became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how public relations became a million dollar idea. How public relations became a million dollar idea Source: Business The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst...

Britvic confirms Norwich factory closure

Britvic has confirmed it will leave its Norwich site, with the loss of hundreds of jobs in the city, in 2019.The drinks manufacturer, which...

Scottish income tax rises to be unveiled

Scotland's finance secretary is expected to confirm income tax rises for middle and higher earners when he unveils his draft budget for next year.Derek...

Families 'struggle' without washing machines

Some households face an "intolerable struggle" as they are living without basic household appliances, a charity has said.Some did not have the money to...

US tax bill: Republicans agree sweeping changes

US Republicans from both houses of Congress have revealed their joint bill for the biggest overhaul of the country's tax system in 30 years.The...

GT Wonder Boy at CES 2019 in Las Vegas

Singapore’s first smart social bot companion GT Wonder Boy represents Singapore’s advancement in robotics at CES, Las Vegas from 8th -11th January. Singapore-based innovative technological...

Sky News faces uncertain future after Disney-Fox deal

Walt Disney's agreement to buy most of 21st Century Fox's business for $52.4bn (£39bn) has raised further questions about the Sky News channel's future.Before...

US tariffs on Chinese imports to take effect

US tariffs of 25% on Chinese imports worth $34bn kick in on Friday, with China set to follow suit. *Featured images and content are taken...

Daimler expects lower 2018 earnings due to new tariffs

The carmaker said new Chinese tariffs on US vehicle imports would have a direct impact on its sales. *Featured images and content are taken from...

CBS loses initial battle with shareholder

CBS is up against the Redstone family, its biggest shareholder, in a fight for control of the firm. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Bank sees boost from Brexit progress

The Bank of England says confidence among households and businesses is likely to be supported by last week's progress in Brexit talks.Last week the...

Virgin Trains staff to hold 24-hour strike

Virgin rail workers are to go on a 24-hour strike later in the first of a number of walkouts across the UK. Rail, Maritime...

How headphones became a million dollar idea

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how headphones became a million dollar idea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Business News Full...

Comcast in ‘advanced stages’ of 21st Century Fox bid

The US cable TV giant considers a takeover offer, setting up a potential bidding war with Disney. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Telegraph struggling as revenues plunge

Push for three million registered digital customers comes as print edition sales continue to slide. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Cash controversy: The High Streets with too many ATMs

Shoppers in Gallowtree Gate, in the centre of Leicester, should never find themselves short of cash.Within a five minute walk they can find no...

Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

California has become the largest state in the US to legalise recreational cannabis use. As of 1 January 2018, adults aged over 21 can...

Port Talbot steelworkers' pension help 'grossly inadequate'

Action to protect steelworkers' pensions has been "grossly inadequate", a committee of MPs has said. The regulator the Financial Conduct Authority has been investigating...

‘Starting from zero’

An online school wants to make better use of the language skills of refugees and to help them integrate. *Featured images and content are taken...

Shop closures hit UK’s smaller retail centres hardest

The UK's smaller shopping centres bore the brunt of retail closures last year, but niche outlets expanded. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Goalmouth scramble:

The next round of Premier League football television rights are up for grabs and there appears to be all to play for, with a...

UK economy faces weakest growth since 2009, employers warn

The British Chambers of Commerce says that the UK economy could see its weakest year since 2009. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Sky and BT sign deal to share each others channels

Sky and BT have have signed a deal to sell their channels on each other's platforms.Under the deal, BT will now supply its sports...