Tuesday, December 11, 2018

UK advises “no-deal”

The UK government will begin advising people, businesses, and other groups about how to plan for the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal. Ministers say publication of the first batch of documents will tackle what they call "hair-raising...
The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently. McDonald's also wants 100% of its restaurants to recycle packaging by then, compared with only 10%...

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...

First Ikea in India

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has opened its first store in India in the southern city of Hyderabad. With a growing middle class, India could be a big opportunity for the company, but it is also a market with many quirks. Ikea's...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...
House prices in Britain rose a bit more quickly this month after touching a seven-month low in March but they are still expected slow this year, reflecting weak economic growth and possibly higher interest rates, mortgage lender Nationwide said. House...
  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...
The most big plane has been saved. Emirates has ordered  20 more with option for a further 16. "The A 380A has been a success for Emirates. Our customers love it and we've been able to deploy it on different...
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...
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...

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