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No-deal Brexit will cause UK recession, says fiscal watchdog
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:21 am

The Office for Budget Responsibility said the economy would shrink 2% if the UK leaves without a deal. […]

Asos shares slump as it warns on profits
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:06 am

The online fashion giant says sales growth has been held back by warehouse problems in the US and Europe. […]

Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 7:23 am

A European lobby group says the range of electric car models available to consumers is getting better. […]

Water bills set to be cut by £50 over five years
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 7:01 am

The regulator says water firms must also invest billions more in improving services between 2020 and 2025. […]

Instagram hides likes count in international test 'to remove pressure'
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 3:36 am

The number of likes is a measure of how well content is doing on the social media platform. […]

UK workers who lose jobs to AI will be retrained
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:07 pm

The government launches a scheme to retrain workers whose jobs may vanish because of automation. […]

Netflix shares sink 10% as subscriber take-up slows
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 9:19 pm

The video streaming pioneer blamed price rises for adding fewer paid subscribers than hoped. […]

Sotheby's auction of rare sneakers nets more than $850,000
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 9:17 pm

The first major auction of sneakers nets $850,000, with the last and rarest pair still up for grabs. […]

Boeing crash: I miss them every minute
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Paul Njoroge, who lost his whole family in the 10 March Boeing crash, gives emotional testimony to US Congress. […]

KLM breastfeeding policy causes turbulence
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Dutch airline KLM has asked mothers to cover up when breastfeeding, in response to complaints. […]

Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women
Posted on July 17, 2019 at 12:11 am

Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course. […]

The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world
Posted on July 16, 2019 at 11:07 pm

Small, cheap satellites can help us track pollution, crop yields and congestion like never before. […]

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?
Posted on July 15, 2019 at 11:44 pm

May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation. […]

Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots
Posted on July 15, 2019 at 10:47 am

Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses. […]

Lavazza boss: bringing new blood into the family firm.
Posted on July 14, 2019 at 11:11 pm

CEO Secret: How family-owned coffee firm Lavazza brought in new blood in its bid to go global. […]

Three months after I was paralysed, I was back at work
Posted on July 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm

When tech entrepreneur Hiroki Takeuchi was paralysed in a cycling accident, he was back in work just three months later. […]

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving
Posted on July 13, 2019 at 11:07 pm

India's cricketers didn't make the World Cup final, but its bookmakers are still making millions. […]

Rory Cellan-Jones: 'My proton beam therapy diary'
Posted on July 12, 2019 at 11:41 am

Rory Cellan-Jones kept a video diary of the proton beam therapy he received for his eye tumour. […]

Thomas Cook boss: 'Our customers' holidays are secure'
Posted on July 12, 2019 at 8:53 am

Struggling Thomas Cook, which is planning a £750m cash injection, seeks to reassure customers. […]

An artisan baker's recipe for success
Posted on July 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm

How do you make a business rise like a bread roll in the oven? […]

How the 2019 coffee crisis might affect you
Posted on July 11, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Farmers are struggling as coffee prices drop to historic lows, so why is the cost of a latte rising? […]

Would you drink camel milk?
Posted on July 10, 2019 at 11:06 pm

Australia's growing number of camel farmers say that global demand for camel milk is rising fast. […]

Killed for spying: The story of the first factory
Posted on July 9, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Completed in 1721, the Lombe brothers' five-storey textile mill was quickly copied around the world. […]

How social media could ruin your business
Posted on July 8, 2019 at 11:12 pm

Negative social media can be a major threat to businesses and can quickly destroy trust in a brand. […]

Desktop dining rules: No boiled eggs or tinned fish
Posted on July 8, 2019 at 11:01 pm

There are unofficial rules for what you can eat at your desk, but should you even be doing it anyway? […]



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Japan-South Korea gloom spurs worries of 'never seen before' chip price spike
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:12 am

Memory chip spot prices have risen for the first time this year, indicating grim warnings of "never seen before" spikes and a supply disruption could come to pass as a dispute between South Korea and Japan drags on. […]

Oil edges lower after rise in U.S. gasoline stocks
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:11 am

Oil edged lower Wednesday unable to shake off the downbeat mood of the last two days in response to a sharp rise in U.S. stockpiles of products like gasoline, pointing to weak demand during the summer driving season in the United States. […]

Vodafone wins EU approval for Liberty Global deal
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

Vodafone secured on Thursday antitrust approval from the European Union for its $22 billion bid to buy Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe after offering concessions in May. […]

Exclusive: Ping An-backed Lufax to ditch P2P lending on regulatory woes - sources
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:58 am

Lufax, one of China's largest online wealth management platforms that is backed by financial giant Ping An Insurance , plans to exit its once-core peer-to-peer lending (P2P) business, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. […]

Global stocks slide as U.S.-China trade war takes toll on earnings
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:52 am

Global shares slipped on Thursday on growing signs that a trade dispute between the United States and China was taking a toll on corporate earnings, with nerves spreading from Wall Street through Asia to European markets. […]

ASOS warns on profit again, blames overseas warehouse problems
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:32 am

British online fashion retailer ASOS dented profit expectations for the third time in eight months on Thursday, saying problems in ramping up warehouses in the United States and Germany had hit sales and increased costs. […]

Britain's easyJet reassures on outlook, hires Ryanair operations chief
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:31 am

Britain's easyJet on Thursday reported third quarter trading in line with expectations, boosted by more customers taking optional extra services and enabling it to reiterate its full-year profit forecasts. […]

Anglo American's second-quarter output rises 2%, on track to hit 2019 targets
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:26 am

Anglo American on Thursday posted a 2% rise in second quarter output and reaffirmed full-year production targets, boosted by a restart of operations at its Brazilian iron ore mine and higher volumes of coking coal. […]

Truckmaker Volvo lifts market view, picks Samsung for batteries
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:22 am

Sweden's AB Volvo raised its market forecasts for North America and Europe on Thursday, as higher trucks and construction equipment deliveries helped it to top profit estimates. […]

Boeing to make $50 million in payments to 737 MAX crash victims' families
Posted on July 18, 2019 at 7:38 am

Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will dedicate half of a $100 million fund it created after two crashes of its 737 MAX planes to provide payments to families of those killed, with veteran U.S. compensation expert Ken Feinberg hired by the world's largest plane maker to oversee the distribution. […]