Monday, May 28, 2018

Halfway to Brexit

The Brexit negotiations are now at their halfway stage but, as any mountaineer knows, the hardest part of reaching the summit is the final, punishing ascent. With most of the basic ‘housekeeping’ issues of the Brexit divorce deal now resolved,...
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...

Ruined by tourism

Their very geographical nature makes islands particularly prone to overcrowding – simply put, there’s not enough room for endless streams of tourists. Here are some of the most worrying examples of islands, many of which were once untouched, falling...

The 40 best wines

This terrific list of wines represents the very best red and white wines that can be bought for less than £10 today. There are some real crackers, from a tingly and refreshing £6 white from Gascony to the new...
Young middle-class professionals are half as likely to get on the housing ladder as they were 20 years ago, a new study has found as Tory MPs warned that the issue is an "iceberg" that could sink the party at...
Booming demand for Samsung’s memory chips and the success of its latest smartphone have led the Korean electronics giant to forecast record quarterly profits. However, the company’s buoyant financials were cancelled out by warnings that the chip boom of the...
Arrogance on the part of management took this week’s stock from retail darling to the bargain basement. Now a new team is restoring its fortunes – but the market doesn’t seem to have noticed. Abercrombie & Fitch, the American-listed clothing chain,...
North Korea has designated remote Chagang Province as a Special Songun Revolutionary Zone, fuelling suspicions that the region is being turned into a mountain redoubt for the regime’s atomic weapons and missile programmes despite Pyongyang’s promises to scrap...
The plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze that firefighters have been tackling. About 67 passengers were thought to be on board, officials told the BBC. The number...
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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