Monday, July 23, 2018

Economy

Iron Man-style flight suit inventor sets Guinness World Record before falling into lake

A British inventor has set a Guinness World Record for recording the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine-powered suit. Richard Browning, who has been compared to...

How Estonia can solve Britain’s biggest socio-economic problem

A few years ago, a UK government minister asked me what I thought was the biggest socio-economic problem facing Britain. I ran through a predictable checklist of...

Trump says China can fix North Korea threat ‘quickly and easily’ and does not...

US President Donald Trump called on China to do more to resolve the North Korean nuclear threat but says he does not blame Beijing for the...

Madonna’s recent economy class flight was not about cost – she just wanted to...

There has been much amusement at the sight of Madonna (net worth £580m) taking a budget flight from Lisbon to London, but I am not sure...

AstraZeneca hit by competition as drug sales fall in third-quarter

AstraZeneca’s drug sales fell again in the third quarter, hit by generic competition to former blockbusters like cholesterol pill Crestor, although the pace of decline slowed...

Billionaires and royals are rushing to teach their kids Mandarin

Learning a second language has been proven to offer a swath of cognitive, health, and educational benefits. It improves brain development, can protect against dementia, and...

Budweiser reveals plan to brew beer for Mars

The Space Race: Will people or beer be first to land on Mars? Although we haven’t actually set foot on Mars yet, one beer company has us covered when we do. In March, the brewing company...

Former Tory minister backs Jeremy Corbyn’s demand to end austerity in Autumn budget

A former Conservative minister has echoed Jeremy Corbyn by calling for a dramatic U-turn to end “austerity” in this month’s Budget. Nick Boles broke ranks by urging...

A quiet week ahead of us when it comes to the global economy, but...

It looks like it’ll be a quiet week – or at least a quiet week in global economics, for who knows what might happen in politics...

Brazilian male MPs chant ‘abortion no’ after voting to ban terminations for pregnant rape...

Eighteen male Brazilian MPs chanted "life yes, abortion no" after voting to ban terminations for rape victims and women whose lives are in danger. One Congressman brandished...