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House launches probe of US nuclear plan in Saudi Arabia
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 5:32 pm

A government report says the US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. […]

Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 5:10 pm

The UK says it want to replicate the EU's trade agreements "as far as possible". […]

Karl Lagerfeld, iconic Chanel fashion designer, dies
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 4:07 pm

The fashion world pays tribute to the giant, who was working right up until his death. […]

Asda sales growth slows amid 'challenging' trade
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Sales growth eased at the UK's third largest supermarket chain as Brexit uncertainty affected shoppers. […]

Estonia orders Danske Bank branch to shut
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 2:51 pm

The bank's Tallinn branch has been at the centre of a money-laundering scandal. […]

Rail firms say pre-paid ticket issue 'now resolved'
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Passengers were not able to collect pre-paid tickets from machines across the country. […]

UK employment hits another record high
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm

A record 32.6 million people were in work between October and December, official figures show. […]

Kimbolton Fireworks ceases trading after 55 years
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm

It supplied fireworks for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. […]

Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

The firm says the move is due to global changes in the car industry and has nothing to do with Brexit. […]

HSBC profits hit by China slowdown
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 8:33 am

Profits at Europe's largest bank rise by less than forecast after a challenging end to 2018. […]

Replacing failed shops 'won't save city centres'
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 8:22 am

Authorities should try to attract high-paying office jobs to revive the High Street, a think tank says. […]

Female mechanic helps women learn about cars
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 12:45 am

Mechanic Louise Baker has set up a service in Birmingham aimed at women. […]

'People use storage for life events'
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 12:04 am

"We have to be mindful of the moments in life our customers are in," says storage boss Anthony Paine. […]

How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 12:03 am

The value of the pound has changed a lot over the past three years - making us all a little poorer. […]

Could hackers 'brainjack' your memories in future?
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 12:03 am

A decade from now, memory-boosting implants could be available commercially, but at what risk? […]

Fast fashion: 'Penny on a garment' to drive clothes recycling
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

Clothing brands and retailers should pay per item to fund a £35m annual recycling scheme, MPs say. […]

Huawei founder: 'No way US can crush us'
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 10:04 pm

Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated. […]

The US cannot crush us, says Huawei founder
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Ren Zhengfei says the firm will survive despite security concerns and his daughter's legal troubles. […]

Ren Zhengfei: Huawei's reclusive founder
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 5:41 pm

When Ren Zhengfei started Huawei in 1987 little did he know it would become a global telecoms giant. […]

Flybmi won't be the last airline failure, say analysts
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 1:39 pm

The airline's collapse follows a string of European failures as a perfect storm hits the industry. […]

Manchester United: Saudi Arabia prince Mohammed Bin Salman denies takeover bid
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 11:01 am

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's media minister has denied reports linking him with a £3.8bn takeover of Manchester United. […]

Balmoral Tanks loses 'price-fixing' court case
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 7:33 am

Aberdeen-based Balmoral Tanks loses court battle over £130,000 fine imposed by competition authority. […]

Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 12:16 am

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries. […]

How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm
Posted on February 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

Technology company Celonis got its first business customers by writing them letters by hand to stand out from the crowd. […]

How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK
Posted on February 17, 2019 at 1:14 am

Ronny Gottschlich, the former boss of Lidl, explains how the German discounter grew in the UK. […]



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Gold hits 10-month peak on growth worries; dollar slips
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Gold prices rose to a 10-month high on Tuesday as concerns over a global economic slowdown spurred a safe-haven bid and were also supported by a weaker U.S. dollar, which fell on optimism for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks. […]

Exclusive: Fed's Williams says new economic outlook necessary for rate hikes
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 8:31 pm

New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday said he was comfortable with the level U.S. interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shift to an unexpectedly higher gear. […]

Brent dips as demand worries weigh, U.S. oil prices hit 2019 high
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm

Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as concerns about global crude oil demand and uncertainty over the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks countered investor optimism around tightening supplies. […]

Ford's truck exit from South America to cost 2,700 jobs
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 8:17 pm

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it would exit its heavy commercial truck business in South America in a plant closing that could cost more than 2,700 jobs, part of a global restructuring meant to end losses in different regions. […]

Trump says March 1 deadline for China trade talks not 'magical' date
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations, saying March 1 was not a "magical" date. […]

U.S. wants pledge for stable Chinese yuan as talks resume: report
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

The United States is seeking to secure a pledge from China it will not devalue its yuan as part of an agreement intended to end the countries' trade war, Bloomberg reported on Monday. […]

Wall Street ekes out gains on upbeat Walmart results
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

U.S. stocks gained modestly on Tuesday as upbeat results from Walmart boosted investor sentiment and high-level U.S.-China trade talks resumed. […]

Honeywell-Pratt venture protests GE's Army helicopter contract
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 7:34 pm

A joint venture of Honeywell International Inc and Pratt & Whitney on Tuesday protested the U.S. Army's decision to award General Electric Co a $517 million contract for new Black Hawk and Apache helicopter engines. […]

U.S., McKinsey & Co reach $15 million settlement over bankruptcy case disclosures
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

The United States and McKinsey & Company have reached a $15 million settlement over allegations that the global consulting company did not make proper disclosures in bankruptcy cases, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Tuesday. […]

Allergan should explore selling itself: Appaloosa's Tepper
Posted on February 19, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper stepped up pressure on Allergan Plc, saying on Tuesday the drugmaker should consider selling itself if management is unable to turn around recent lagging performance. […]