Friday, 20 October 2017

Police conduct inquiries into Royal Bank of Scotland unit over claims it profited from stricken firms



Police are looking into the treatment of customers by a division of RBS which was set up to help companies in trouble, the BBC has learnt.

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers, officials say



Some 60 people have been killed in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, officials say.

Reports of deadlock over Brexit negotiations exaggerated, says Donald Tusk



Reports of deadlock over Brexit negotiations may have been exaggerated, European Council President Donald Tusk has said after a Brussels summit.

Web giants to remove extremist posts within hours



Tech giants Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.

Storm Brian is set to batter the British Isles this weekend



Storm Brian is set to batter the British Isles this weekend - with the prospects of gusts of up to 70mph and flooding along the coast.

Wall Street indexes opened higher but shares in GE slid



The main Wall Street indexes opened higher but shares in GE slid after the conglomerate cut profit forecasts as its latest results missed estimates.

Nissan halts production in Japan over concerns with its inspection procedures



Nissan shares fell 2% on Friday after the firm suspended domestic production for two weeks over concerns with its inspection procedures.

Bank of England under fire over lack of diversity in top positions



The Bank of England has come under fire for a lack of diversity in top positions - and an influential group of MPs may summon the Chancellor for a grilling over their concerns.

Everton to ban fan holding child who aimed 'punch' at Lyon player



An Everton fan who appeared to aim a punch at a Lyon player while holding a child in his arms is set to be banned by the club.

Mobile customers still being charged for handsets they have already paid for



Loyal mobile phone customers could be being charged for their handsets after they have paid them off, a consumer group has warned.

Google owner Alphabet leads $1bn funding round for Uber rival Lyft



Google's parent company Alphabet is leading a $1bn round of new funding for ride-hailing company Lyft that will help it step up its challenge to larger rival Uber.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Goldman Sachs boss signals Brexit shift to Frankfurt in tweet



There is further evidence of growing frustration over the direction of Brexit talks in a tweet by one of the most powerful bankers in the United States.

White House chief of staff defends President Trump over widow remarks



The White House chief of staff has launched an impassioned attack on a "selfish" congresswoman who said President Trump made a war widow cry.

Call for Scottish smacking ban to be extended to rest of UK



Campaigners say it is time to introduce a ban on smacking in the rest of the UK after the Scottish government said it is prohibiting physical punishment.

British banks linked to money laundering in South Africa


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British banks HSBC and Standard Chartered may have been used as conduits for money-laundering in South Africa, a former Cabinet minister has suggested.

Office provider IWG sees shares plunge 30% after profit warning



Shares in IWG have sunk more than 30% after the serviced-office provider issued a profit warning.

China economy grew 6.8% between July and September according to official data



China's economy grew 6.8% between July and September according to official data released Thursday, slowing slightly from the previous quarter.

Gale force winds and rain to batter south of the UK this weekend as new storm hits



A new storm will hit the UK on Saturday bringing gale force winds and rain to the south of the country.

Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's new - and youngest - Prime Minister



New Zealand is getting a new government after a month of deadlock following elections, with Jacinda Ardern becoming the nation's youngest leader.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Syria war: United Nations says it is ready to go into Raqqa



The United Nations is ready to get into the Syrian city of Raqqa after so-called Islamic State (IS) was driven out after three years.

'Time for China to take centre stage in the world ', President Xi Jinping says



China has entered a "new era" where it should "take centre stage in the world", President Xi Jinping says.

Three people killed in 'heinous' shooting at Maryland business park



A manhunt is under way for a gunman who killed three people at an office in Maryland.

Britain's biggest Debt collector Cabot acts with Haste to secure £1bn flotation



Britain's biggest debt collector has lined up the boss of Wonga to steer it through a London flotation expected to value it at £1bn.

'Future city' to be built in Canada by Google's parent company, Alphabet



Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, is to build a digital city in Toronto.

Amazon and eBay 'profit from VAT evasion' - MPs report



Amazon and eBay have defended themselves as a report by MPs accuses online marketplaces of profiting from VAT evasion.