Monday, July 23, 2018

Economy

The other American in Prince Harry’s family

When Prince Harry marries LA-born Meghan Markle next year, she will not be the first American in his family tree. The prince's great-great grandmother was Frances Ellen Work - a "Dollar Princess" whose life reads...

Donald Trump is not finished yet, no matter what his critics might say

One year on, and America has, somehow, survived a full 12 months of the Trump treatment. Even the President’s greatest fans – and those devoted to him...

Gig economy’s expansion could mean pensions crisis for millions of workers, report warns

A “blind spot” in the pensions system needs to be tackled to help gig economy workers boost their retirement savings, a report suggests. Insurance group Zurich said a...

US and China sign trade deals worth $250bn on Trump trip as he vows...

China and the United States have signed additional business agreements valued at $250bn during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, though some were less than binding commercial...

Facebook’s first president Sean Parker says app has secretly snared billions of people into...

Facebook has got the world hooked and might be using that to damage people's lives, according to its first president. Sean Parker, whose role in the site...

Russian tower block collapses after ‘gas’ explosion in Izhevsk, western Urals

A nine-storey residential block in Izhevsk, central Russia, has partly collapsed following reports of an explosion. A total of 32 apartments were destroyed.   The Interfax news...

What has Donald Trump achieved for the US economy 12 months after winning the...

Ever since he unexpectedly prevailed over Hillary Clinton in the 8 November 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has been boasting about his achievements in boosting the US...

Gold demand at eight-year low in third-quarter

Gold demand slid to its lowest in eight years in the last quarter as jewellery buying fell and inflows into bullion-backed exchange traded funds dried up,...

EU cuts UK growth forecasts due to Brexit uncertainty

The European Commission has slashed its forecast for UK GDP growth, citing Brexit-related uncertainty. In its Autumn 2017 round of forecasts, the Commission is now projecting growth...

British Airways to bring back second meal for long-haul flights

Things can only get better: that is the message from BA’s boss, Alex Cruz. Two years to the day after he was named British Airways’ chief...