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Can Venezuela halt hyperinflation?
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Experts doubt that lopping five zeroes off the currency will solve its economic woes anytime soon. […]

Government's July surplus at 18-year high
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 10:36 am

Analysts say the improvement in public finances could give the chancellor extra money for the Budget. […]

Businessman Richard Cousins 'leaves £41m' to Oxfam
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

The charity received the cash after Richard Cousins and two sons died in a plane crash in Australia. […]

Microsoft claims win over 'Russian political hackers'
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 8:16 am

Cyber-attacks on US political groups are stopped after Microsoft grabs key net domains, the company says. […]

House of Fraser's flagship London store saved
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 8:03 am

The chain's new owners agree terms to keep the store on London's Oxford Street open. […]

UK can be '21st Century exporting superpower', says Liam Fox
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 6:40 am

The international trade secretary outlines post-Brexit aspirations - but businesses ask for help. […]

Trump accuses China of 'manipulating' its currency
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 6:11 am

President also criticises the US Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, sending the dollar lower. […]

Venezuela crisis: More migrants cross into Brazil despite attacks
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 4:03 am

The number of people crossing the border increases, as Venezuela tries to stabilise its economy. […]

Workers in open-plan offices 'more active'
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 12:08 am

They were also less stressed compared to people working in cubicles or private offices, a US study found. […]

Is roaring US economy a mirage?
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 12:02 am

President Donald Trump often celebrates America's buoyant economy, but one number seems stuck - real wages. […]

Potential 'game changer' in the fight against malaria
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Four Ugandan students have developed a revolutionary way to test for malaria without drawing blood. […]

Bitcoin buster? The search for a stable cryptocurrency
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 11:15 pm

Bitcoin's price rises and falls wildly, making it high risk. Is there a more stable alternative? […]

Is it the end of the 9 to 5 working day?
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm

Just 6% of UK workers now work the traditional hours of 9am to 5pm, research suggests. […]

Tougher regulation of bailiffs urged as debt levels rise
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Citizens Advice says arrears on everyday bills total £18.9bn, but raises concerns on how this is pursued. […]

Tesla hit by doubts over Elon Musk's delisting plan
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm

Analysts at JPMorgan Chase slash target price for shares in the electric car maker from $308 to $195. […]

Greek bailout: Five numbers that reshaped the country
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 8:35 pm

The story of Greece in five numbers as it emerges from its eurozone bailout programme. […]

John McDonnell calls Lehman Brothers reunion 'sickening'
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 4:25 pm

The collapse of the US investment bank in 2008 was a crucial moment in the financial crisis. […]

Energy switch firm in record Dragon deal
Posted on August 20, 2018 at 10:06 am

The co-founders of Look After My Bills are "delighted" after selling a 3% stake for £120,000. […]

The woman who created 'Tinder for lonely mums'
Posted on August 19, 2018 at 11:20 pm

As the first of her friends to become a mum, Michelle Kennedy didn't have a network of other mothers to share her experiences with. […]

'It never entered my mind that I wasn't coming back'
Posted on August 19, 2018 at 11:17 pm

Surviving a life-changing injury has not slowed down Bill McDermott, the boss of software giant SAP. […]

Could this be the end of global trade?
Posted on August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm

Global trade drives the world economy, but could rising tensions between the US and China threaten this? […]

'People no longer go into antiques shops'
Posted on August 19, 2018 at 12:05 am

How the internet is changing the UK's antiques trade and widening the auctions market. […]

End of Greek bailouts offers little hope to young
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Politicians hail the end of Greece's emergency credit, but ordinary Greeks see little change. […]

The world's first floating farm makes waves
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:20 pm

An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably. […]

Which fast-food chain is going upmarket?
Posted on August 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm

For one day only, a certain fast-food chain gave one of its London branches a luxury makeover. […]



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Futures gain ahead of planned U.S.-China trade talks
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm

U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday on hopes that planned trade talks between the United States and China would help resolve the dispute between the world's two largest economies. […]

Trump's Fed attack sees dollar dive and emerging markets rally
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Critical comments by U.S. President Donald Trump about the country's central bank saw the dollar fall for the fourth straight day in its worst spell since March, boosting emerging market stocks and currencies in the process. […]

Britain can't afford to close door to EU banks after Brexit
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 11:43 am

Britain is expected to keep the door open for European Union banks and investors after Brexit to try to preserve London's global financial clout, irrespective of whether it gets a good trade deal from the bloc, bankers and industry officials say. […]

Exclusive: Trump doesn't expect much from China trade talks this week
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

U.S. President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in Washington, he told Reuters on Monday. […]

Exclusive: Trump demands Fed help on economy, complains about interest rate rises
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 11:27 am

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was "not thrilled" with the Federal Reserve under his own appointee, Chairman Jerome Powell, for raising interest rates and said the U.S. central bank should do more to help him to boost the economy. […]

Norway wealth fund allowed to stay on as investor if Tesla goes private
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

Rules governing Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund would allow it to stay on as an investor in Tesla if the electric carmaker goes private, its deputy CEO said on Tuesday. […]

Foreign casino operators go all in as they vie for Osaka license
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 9:08 am

In late July, a lavish fireworks display lit up Osaka's skies in the finale to one of Japan's most famous festivals, courtesy of a first-time sponsor: Macau casino operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd . […]

Instant View: Trump takes Fed to task for rate hikes in Reuters interview
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was "not thrilled" with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for raising interest rates and accused China and Europe of manipulating their respective currencies. […]

Exclusive: Trump vows 'no concessions' with Turkey over detained U.S. pastor
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out agreeing to any demands from Turkey to gain the release of a detained American pastor and said he was not concerned that his tough stance could end up hurting European and emerging market economies. […]

Exclusive: Trump says 'most likely' to meet North Korea's Kim again
Posted on August 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would "most likely" meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. […]