Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Economy

Faroe Island whale hunts: Grisly photos show mass slaughter of dolphins and pilot whales

Grisly photos of the Faroe Islands traditional “grindadrap”, which sees migrating pilot whales and dolphins herded towards the shore and slaughtered, have been released by a campaign group. Bright red blood...

Sainsbury’s finds going heavy but unlike M&S it’s still in the race

Those of a certain age will remember when Sainsbury’s and M&S were of a type.  They were middle class, a shade pricier than some rivals, but aspirational, the...

Adidas expansion in China and US boosts third-quarter profit

German sportswear firm Adidas reported another strong quarter of sales and profit growth, driven by expansion in China and North America, where it has been taking...

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...

Despite a disastrous first year, Donald Trump’s economic policy could win him the 2020...

“America first. America first.” Remember that, from the inauguration speech? A two word message, repeated. Trumpism at its purest. Donald Trump may be many things, and most...

UK services sector grew at its fastest rate for six months in October

The UK's dominant services sector grew at its fastest rate in six months in October according to the latest survey snapshot, sending the pound higher. The Purchasing...

Halfords half-year profit knocked back by Brexit-hit pound

Shares in Halfords slumped after the retailer revealed that half-year profits took a knock from increased costs linked to the Brexit-hit pound. The car parts-to-bicycles chain said...

American greatness? We are leaders in the worst areas – infant mortality, poverty, hunger...

American politicians tell us the United States was founded on the principles of freedom, justice and equality. We sing songs with phrases such as “land of...

Iranian TV welcomes Boris Johnson’s ‘unintended confession’ about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘plot’

Boris Johnson has come under renewed pressure over his mistaken comments about a British woman imprisoned in Tehran after Iranian state TV said the remarks were...

Donald Trump says he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of America

President Donald Trump has criticised the “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the US and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese President Xi Jinping...