Friday, December 15, 2017

World news

Actually the magic money tree does exist, according to modern monetary theory

After seven years of austerity, we are accustomed to thinking of the economy as a household with the nation’s credit card maxed out, to paraphrase David...

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...

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...

Housing market hit by political uncertainty in October, says Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The UK housing market continued to soften in October according to the latest survey of chartered surveyors as political uncertainty bit into confidence. The net balance of surveyors reporting price...

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs,...

Ketones could supercharge the body in a way unlike any other source of fuel. The San Francisco-based startup HVMN recently launched a drink made of pure ketone...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Iranian women who refuse to wear hijabs filmed standing up to men telling them...

New videos have emerged of women defying Iran's law obliging women to wear hijabs in public. Part of the "White Wednesdays" online campaign against compulsory headscarves, the women have filmed...