Monday, 24 September 2018

Oil price hit a four-year high of over $81 as Opec keeps output steady

Oil prices have hit a four-year high of over $81 a barrel after Saudi Arabia and Russia rejected calls by Donald Trump to increase production.

Dallas police officer fired for killing innocent man in his own apartment

A Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black man inside his own flat, saying she confused it for her own home, has been fired.

Versace set for $2bn takeover by US fashion group Michael Kors

Versace is reportedly set to be snapped up by US fashion group Michael Kors in a $2bn (£1.5bn) deal.

Russia to send new anti-aircraft missiles to Syria

Russia is to send new anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, a week after Syrian forces accidentally shot down a Russian aircraft during an Israeli air strike.

Barrick and Randgold Resources to create world's biggest gold miner

Canada's Barrick Gold is buying Randgold Resources, creating the world's biggest gold miner with a value of about $18bn (£14bn).

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Petrol prices could fall by as much as 3p a litre, says the AA

Petrol prices could fall by as much as 3p a litre as a result of falling wholesale prices and a potential supermarket price war, the AA has said.

Irish president accosted in Dublin state home by protester, according to reports

Security is being reviewed at the official residence of the president of Ireland after a housing protester walked in unchallenged and accosted the 77-year-old, according to reports.

Sir Alex Ferguson honoured on first return to Old Trafford since emergency surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson has been honoured on his return to Old Trafford for the first time since he suffered a brain haemorrhage in May.

'Hezbollah treasurer' Assad Ahmad Barakat arrested in Brazil border city

Police in Brazil have arrested a man accused by the United States of being one of the main financial operators of the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah.

Singer Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

Singer Rihanna has said she "couldn't be more proud" after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of  Barbados.

Iran military parade attacked by gunmen in south-western city of Ahvaz

Gunmen have opened fire on an Iranian military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz, killing at least 25 people, including civilians, and injuring 60, state media say.

Minimum wage: UK workers underpaid by record £15.6m

A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year.

US investment bank Goldman Sachs wants your piggy bank

A new savings bank hits the UK next week, but it's far from being a new company.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Italy's competition watchdog opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges

Italy's competition watchdog has opened an inquiry into Ryanair's decision to add new hand luggage charges.

Government borrowing jumps to £6.8bn in August, the Office for National Statistics said

Government borrowing rose by more than expected last month following subdued tax receipts and an increase in expenditure.

Former owner of BHS Dominic Chappell loses pensions conviction appeal

Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, has had his appeal dismissed by a judge who said he gave "entirely unbelievable" evidence.

Just Eat's shares fell 5.5% to 669.4p

Just Eat's share price has fallen to a one-year low following reports that Uber is in early-stage talks to buy rival UK food delivery firm Deliveroo.

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch 'resolved'

RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank say the problems that meant customers could not access their bank accounts online on Friday have been "resolved".

Pound falls after Prime Minister May's Brexit statement

The pound's fall against the dollar and the euro has deepened following Theresa May's assertion after an EU summit that "no deal is better than a bad deal".

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Wall Street higher as tech stocks bounce back

US stocks rose at the open with the S&P 500 hitting a record high helped by a bounce back in technology stocks and relief that fresh US and China tariffs were less damaging than feared.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary 'I'm not sure I want to run this company for another five years'

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has signalled that he may stand down in the next five years after admitting he is reluctant to sign a new long-term contract at the airline.

Frustrated Barclays customers hit by online glitch

Frustrated Barclays customers have been locked out of their online accounts for hours today.

Pound rises through $1.32 on stronger retail sales, says Office for National Statistics

Stronger-than-expected retail sales helped send the pound through $1.32 as shoppers treated themselves to new furniture and lighting.

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak hit with 25 charges of money laundering and abuse of power

Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, has been charged with 21 counts of money laundering, in a case linked to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal.

Facebook told to speed up changes or face 'sanctions', says European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova

Facebook has been given a deadline to provide more information about what is done with users' data, or it will face sanctions from the European Commission.