Thursday, September 21, 2017

Business

Business

Don't forget about us: Irma's desperate Caribbean survivors

The storm carved out a path of devastation, leaving a trail of extensive damage in small islands like St. Martin/St. Maarten, the twin-island state of Antigua and Barbuda, the British territories of Anguilla...

Airline chaos as 200 pilots call in sick

Air Berlin has been forced to cancel about 100 flights after an "exceptionally high" number of its pilots called in sick. ...

Forget the Parthenon: how austerity is laying waste to Athens' modern heritage

Not that long ago I received a questionnaire through my door. How had the 1930s Bauhaus building in which I live survived the rigours of time? Who had designed it? Who was its...

World stock markets hit record highs ahead of UK inflation data – business live

9.15am BST09:15 Economist Marc Brütsch of Swiss Life predicts that UK inflation spiked to 2.9% in August, from 2.6% in July. Marc Brütsch (@MarcBruetsch) Later today: Publication of #UK CPI data. We expect annual #inflation to...

How Singapore elected a president without a vote

Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob has emerged victorious by default, after other presidential hopefuls fell foul of new rules.What should be a moment of celebration -- Halimah will be Singapore's first female...

Ex-Gartmore owner H&F invited into OMGI sale

A former investor in Gartmore, the asset manager, has been approached about backing a buyout of Old Mutual's £25bn fund management arm. ...

Unicef appeals for international help for Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma

Unicef has called for the international community to offer more assistance to the devastated Caribbean islands following Hurricane Irma, saying governments around the world seemed to be relying on Britain, France and the...

Boom or bust: what’s the truth about UK house prices?

Britain’s housing market has hit the buffers as political uncertainty, stamp duty changes and squeezed household incomes all dampen buyer demand. Over the past week, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, Halifax, said that annual house...

Trump Tower Moscow: New details emerge

Cohen pulled out of the arrangement three months later as the project failed to get off the ground.Trump did not mention during the presidential campaign that his company explored the business deal in...

World's wealthiest families keep getting richer as markets boom

Just 4% of the world’s richest families lost money last year thanks to booming stock markets and money-spinning private-equity deals. Research into the intensely privately guarded family offices of the super-rich found that just...

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Vulnerable people are still at risk, says father of man who...

The father of a man with mental health problems who died after he was restrained by police, caged in a van and left...