Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Japanese prosecutors have charged former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct, Japanese media report. Prosecutors said Mr Ghosn underreported his compensation in the company's financial statements over a five year period. He was arrested in November after the allegations first...
Luxembourg is to become the first country in the world to scrap fares on all public transport. The plans, introduced by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel's coalition government, will see trains, trams and buses run free of charge from next summer. Bettel,...
President Donald Trump appears to be shutting the door on a temporary ceasefire in an ongoing tit-for-tat trade war with China just days ahead of an upcoming summit in Argentina. The President told the Wall Street Journal in an interview...
No-frills carrier easyJet has reported a rise in bookings for summer 2019, despite consumer jitters over the outcome of Brexit. At a time when high street sales are stalling in the run-up to 29 March, the airline used its annual...
Good morning. Here’s what we are watching ahead of the market open in Europe: Fri-yay! European earnings take a breather on Friday, with just four constituents of the Stoxx Europe 600 Index due to give updates. In fact, next week is...
 Tesla INC. chose Robyn Denholm to succeed Elon Musk as board chair, selecting an independent director to contend with the carmaker’s mercurial chief executive officer following his run-ins with regulators and investors. Denholm, 55 -- one of two women on...
China has promised to further cut import tariffs and open its economy as it tries to address criticisms that its trade practices are "unfair". In a speech at a Shanghai trade expo, President Xi Jinping also made a robust defence...
  Aston Martin shares tumbled on their trading debut as investors balked at a sale price that put the U.K. carmaker on a par with larger and more profitable Italian competitor Ferrari NV. The stock fell as much as 6.6...
Including bonuses, the average salary in New York City's securities industry jumped by 13% to $422,500 in 2017, according to a report  from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. That's the highest figure since 2008 and the third-highest on record, once...

New tariffs

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles...

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