Friday, December 15, 2017

World news

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,...

Grenfell Tower: Jeremy Corbyn demands £1bn to install sprinklers in all high-rise social housing

Jeremy Corbyn has called on the Chancellor to set aside £1 billion in the Budget to retrofit sprinklers in all high-rise social housing blocks. In the wake...

Sainsbury’s reports 9% fall in first-half profit

Sainsbury has reported a 9 per cent fall in profit for the first half of its financial year, becoming the latest retailer to cite rising costs...

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...

How “bomb cyclones” can let us peer deep inside the Earth

Powerful storms on our planet’s surface can produce tremors that are helping geologists to see what the Earth’s interior might be like. Given its location on the Atlantic seaboard of North America, Maine is no...

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...

Trump in China: US President first in decades not to take reporter questions at...

Donald Trump appears to have become the first US President in decades not to take questions from reporters during a key press conference on his first state...

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...

11 signs you’re going to be even more successful than you think

Success isn't just about money, power, and fame. Personal fulfillment and making an impact count for something, too. We collected a series of indicators that you're going...

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...