Thursday, April 26, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...

Detroit-Windsor crossing

For Matt Marchand, the border between Canada and America never meant that much. Born and raised in Windsor, Canada’s most southern city, the lights of Detroit could be seen just across the river. Despite the two cities being in different countries and separated by half...
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...

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