News archive from 18 September 2013, page 5

Boeing's stretched 787-9 Dreamliner makes first flight

The 787-9 jet, which landed at 4:18 pm PST (2318 GMT) at Boeing Field in Seattle, has room for 290 passengers, 40 more than the original 787-8 jetliner, and has about 300 more nautical miles of range. The plane took off at 11:02 am from Paine Field in...

Reuters, 02:00 in Business
 

Fed likely to reduce bond buying, pass policy milestone

Most economists expect the Fed to scale back its monthly purchases by a modest $10 billion (6.3 billion pounds), taking them to $75 billion and signalling the beginning of the end to an unprecedented episode of monetary expansion that has been felt...

Reuters, 02:00 in Business
 

Hong Kong shares may start weaker ahead of China home price data

Elsewhere in Asia at 0045 GMT, Japan's Nikkei was up 1.3 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI was down 0.4 percent. FACTORS TO WATCH: * French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has mandated two banks to study a possible capital tie-up with its Chinese...

 
Brazil Cancels State Visit To US Over NSA Spying

Brazil Cancels State Visit To US Over NSA Spying

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a state visit to the US in protest at claims an American spy programme targeted her emails and phone calls. The 65-year-old was due to be honoured with a state dinner next month in an event meant to...

 
China unveils a new round of electric car subsidies

China unveils a new round of electric car subsidies

China has unveiled a new round of subsidies for fuel-efficient vehicles in a bid to combat rising air pollution in its major cities. The government will provide up to 60,000 yuan (£6,160; $9,800) to buyers of all-electric, "near...

BBC, 02:27 in Business
 

Tesla enters race to build self-driving car

The California-based company's autonomous car would allow the driver to hand 90 percent of the control of the car over to the vehicle's computer system, Musk said in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper. Fully autonomous cars would take...

 

Boeing unmanned plane has fifth flight

Daryl Davis, president of Phantom Works, the advanced prototyping and research arm of Boeing's defense division, said the aircraft completed a fifth flight this past weekend, achieving "almost every one of our objectives." He gave no further...

 

Savers lured by top-paying cash Isas last year should look to switch to a better deal as Isa rates plummet...

Savers lured by top-paying cash Isas last year should look to move to a better deal. Last summer it was easy to earn 3 per-cent-plus on your money in new accounts from banks and building societies. Now your rate could be as little as...

 

ASK TONY: We spent our £88,000 inheritance - then were told to pay it all back

As executor of my late sister's estate, I discovered a certificate for an Egg investment account in a safe deposit box. I forwarded this to our solicitor, who traced the account to Yorkshire Building Society, which had bought Egg. They wrote back to...

 

Costs soar on popular five-year mortgages as buyers rush to lock in at low rates

Cheap five-year fixed-rate mortgages are quickly disappearing as buyers rush to lock in at low rates. West Bromwich Building Society has pulled all of its five-year deals, which were as low as 2.69 per cent, due to popular demand. Clydesdale...

 

Just 3 out of 840 savings deals beat the cost of living as average account pays only a meagre 0.67 per cent

Only three out of 840 Isa and savings accounts offer a rate that beats the high cost of buying everyday goods and tax. Yesterday, the Office for National Statistics revealed that inflation had slowed to 2.7 per cent. But basic-rate taxpayers...

 

JAMES CONEY: Buy a house now that rates are cheap and the housing boom is in its early stages or regret it

For most people, the house they live in will be the most lucrative investment they ever make. Unless you are particularly unlucky, then chances are the roof over your head will grow far more in value than any pension or fund you have put money into....

 

The housing boom's back - and so are the sharks desperate to make a fast buck from your move: How can you...

The property market is booming - and so too is the number of estate agents in tow. There is now a record number, with one in four jobs created in the past year being in the property sector. It's all down to house prices rising at their fastest annual...

 

Big investors mull action against RBS over disastrous £12billion rights issue at the height of financial...

Royal Bank of Scotland faces a bruising legal battle with some of Britain's biggest blue-chip investors over the bank's disastrous £12billion rights issue at the height of the financial crisis. Yesterday it emerged that Prudential has joined forces...

 

Online sales growth lifts gloom from Debenhams as it gains market share

Debenhams managed to overcome its earlier hang-ups about the weather to post a shining update boosted by a strong performance online. Britain's second largest department store chain, which blamed arctic conditions for a profit warning in March,...

 


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