Thursday, April 26, 2018
Britain will leave the customs union after Brexit, Downing Street has insisted, with Theresa May and other ministers set to skip a Labour bid in the House of Commons to stop the UK leaving later this week. The Government moved to...
Savers could be missing out on savings rates 2,500pc higher than they're currently getting by sticking with the banks they know. A number of little-known banks have been creeping into the best buy tables since the summer of 2015 when a...

German recession

Talarming speed and any mistake by policy-makers could push the country into a full-blown slump, a leading economic institute has warned. “The danger of recession has increased markedly. It is a notably more critical picture than a month ago,” said the...
Falling share prices this year have driven up dividend yields, resulting in a number of attractive stocks that offer yields of 7pc or more and have the money to keep on making payments. A company’s dividend yield is usually an...
Retail sales are falling sharply. Industrial production is slumping. Construction is sluggish and the government is weak and clueless with little idea of how to respond to falling demand. No, don’t worry, you haven’t accidentally stumbled across a hardcore...

Tech tax refoms

Tucked away in the Chancellor’s low-key Spring Statement last week was a reference to a Treasury document entitled Corporate Tax and  the Digital  Economy: Position Paper. It seeks to answer a question vexing governments around the world: how to...
The EU has condemned US plans for tough tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, saying they jeopardise European jobs. EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom set out plans to retaliate against the proposed US tariffs. These include higher import duties on bourbon,...
Global stocks slip back into the red as new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hints at four interest rate rises in the US this year. FTSE 100 dips 0.4pc; ITV falls to the bottom of the index after profits knocked...
Online sales were 23% higher in the three months to December. However, that was less than half the growth recorded in the previous quarter and lower than in the same period of 2016. Shares in the world's largest retailer fell just...
The City of London is a sprawling beast. Yet when politicians and analysts talk about it, they tend to focus mainly on a narrow slice of it all – the banks. The  issue  of bank passporting has been pored...

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