Thursday, August 16, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Investment in the UK’s motor industry has halved because of uncertainty over Brexit, according to the sector’s trade body. New data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) showed that just £347.3m was spent on new models and...

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