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Fox’s Sky bid to be referred to CMA

An additional hurdle has been placed in the path of Rupert Murdoch’s bid to become majority shareholders of Sky TV. Culture secretary Karen Bradley has indicated she will refer the £11.7bn bid to … Continue reading “Fox’s Sky bid to be referred to CMA”


Boeing urged to save Ulster peace by dropping Bombardier complaint

The UK Prime Minister has warned the US Vice President that a dispute between Boeing Co and its Canadian competitor Bombardier could have dire consequences for the peace process in Northern Ireland, according … Continue reading “Boeing urged to save Ulster peace by dropping Bombardier complaint”


Offshore wind energy cheaper than nuclear for the first time

The cost of energy generated in the UK by offshore wind is cheaper than nuclear power for the first time, according to figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The … Continue reading “Offshore wind energy cheaper than nuclear for the first time”


Accountants to be edged out by robots, says DB CEO

Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan says work now done by qualified accountants could soon be carried out by robots. Cryan told a Frankfurt gathering: “In our bank we have people doing work … Continue reading “Accountants to be edged out by robots, says DB CEO”


AP launches new video content exchange platform

The Associated Press has launched a live video content and service exchange platform to help provide live coverage of breaking news and events around the world. AP Live Community helps to connect live … Continue reading “AP launches new video content exchange platform”


France seeking veto over post-Brexit UK clearing houses

France is seeking to give European Union regulators a veto over how Britain supervises Euro-denominated trades in UK-based clearing houses after Brexit. In June, a draft law was prepared by the European Commission … Continue reading “France seeking veto over post-Brexit UK clearing houses”


Huawei reveals new Kirin 970 phone chip

Huawei has unveiled a powerful new mobile phone chip, the Kirin 970. The chip will increase competition between Huawei and its major competitors, Apple and Samsung. The Kirin 970 is technically a chipset, … Continue reading “Huawei reveals new Kirin 970 phone chip”


Economists do not expect interest rate rise until 2019

A survey of economists has revealed that UK interest rates are not expected to rise until 2019, despite inflation being above the Bank of England’s target. A BBC survey found that the majority … Continue reading “Economists do not expect interest rate rise until 2019”


UK unemployment falls to record low

The percentage of households with no adults in employment has fallen to a record low of 14.5%, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Almost 3 million households housing … Continue reading “UK unemployment falls to record low”


Loganair relaunches with improved customer service

After almost 25 years of operating as a franchisee, Scottish airline Loganair will commence running flights in its own right from 1 September 2017. From 1994 to 2007 Loganair operated as a franchisee … Continue reading “Loganair relaunches with improved customer service”


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