Sunday, June 24, 2018

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...
This week sees the long-awaited opening up of the Chinese equity market to global investors. From Friday, a group of Chinese A-shares – locally-listed stocks that until now have been broadly off-limits to foreign investors – will be included...
BP has unveiled the clearest sign yet that the oil major is  emerging from the gloom of the Deepwater horizon disaster and the global market downturn, with a $6.2bn (£4.4bn) profit boom for 2017. The FTSE 100 energy giant’s better...
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%...
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...
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...

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...

New flavours for Oreo

Chocolate hazelnut-filled Oreos are going to be released in the US this year. Although Oreo isn’t officially collaborating with Nutella on the new flavour, the delicious new filling is sure to excite chocoholics everywhere. However, now it’s official. According to PopSugar,...
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...

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