News archive from 19 April 2017, page 5

ALEX BRUMMER: Doomsters at the IMF back Britain on the day the PM calls an election

 Who would have thought it? The much-derided experts at the International Monetary Fund – who were vehemently opposed to Brexit – came through for Theresa May and the Tories on the day the Prime Minister announced she was going to the country. The IMF...

 

Easy access rates nudge upwards with French-owned RCI Bank still paying the best rate of 1.1%

Rates on easy access accounts have edged up. French-owned RCI Bank still pays the best rate of 1.1 per cent on its online Freedom Savings account.  But it has been challenged by Charter Savings Bank with its Easy Access Saver 3 at 1.01 per cent....

 

Netflix set to hit 100m viewers with 55,000 new customers joining every day

Netflix is poised to hit 100m subscribers this weekend as it adds 55,000 customers a day. Despite the number of users signing up slowing, the online TV service added 4.95million in the first three months of 2017 – although this was fewer than the...

 

Just 1 in 3 cash Isas gives you flexible access despite new regulations introduced last year

Less than a third of top-paying easy-access cash Isas allow savers to put in their full Isa allowance and take money out without losing the tax breaks, a Money Mail investigation has found. Isa providers have been allowed to make accounts 'flexible'...

 

Average pay for Goldman Sachs staff soars by nearly a third to £76,001 as revenues climb 27%

Average pay for staff at Goldman Sachs soared by nearly a third to £76,001 as markets rallied in the first three months of the year. The Wall Street giant's 34,100 workers took home a total of £2.6billion in the period – an increase on the same period...

 

BP probes oil and gas leak at Alaskan well which began on Friday morning but wasn't plugged until Sunday night

An investigation has been launched into a leak at a BP oil and gas well in Alaska. The well in the remote North Slope started spewing oil and methane gas on Friday morning.  Workers struggled to get it under control in winds of up to 40mph but finally...

 

ASK TONY: Can I avoid selling my £100,000 home to clear my £80,000 interest-only mortgage?

I am 68 and over the past ten years all my family has passed away, including my parents and both my brothers. I've used my savings for funeral and estate expenses and I'm left with an interest-only mortgage of £80,000 on a property worth £100,000. The...

 

London Metal Exchange con woman is jailed for 32 months for stealing more than £200,000

An accountant has been jailed for stealing more than £200,000 from one of the City's most venerable institutions. Annmarie Norris used the cash she pilfered from the 140-year-old London Metal Exchange to pay for home renovations, family holidays and...

 
Vivendi mulls complaint to EU Commission after Italy regulator decision

Vivendi mulls complaint to EU Commission after Italy regulator decision

France's Vivendi said on Tuesday it would consider submitting a formal complaint to the European Commission after an Italian regulator summoned the media giant to reduce its investment in Mediaset or Telecom Italia The group, led by French billionaire...

 

YP Comment: Theresa May’s calculated gamble as snap election called

THERESA May’s bolt from the blue decision to call a snap election is a surprise, given both her instinctive caution and previous promises to the contrary as she sought to stabilise the country after Britain voted to leave the European Union nearly a...

 

Bernard Ingham: May goes to the country to outflank Brexit opponents

WELL, that’s a turn up for the book. We shall now discover the temper of the country on June 8. Are we still for Brexit or not? And do we think Theresa May is the one to handle it and lead the country in an uncertain world? That is the choice at this...

 
Mystic claims World War 3 is IMMINENT & predicts 'the death of president Assad NEXT month'

Mystic claims World War 3 is IMMINENT & predicts 'the death of president Assad NEXT month'

Mystic Horacio Villegas, who claims to be a messenger of God, believes a deadly international war will be triggered on the 100th anniversary of the visitation of Our Lady of Fatima, a title given to the Virgin Mary, Jesus’ mother. According to Mr...

 

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte cops 80-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drug

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The league confirmed on Tuesday that Marte tested positive for the steroid...

Daily Mail, 01:15 in Sport
 

Neil McCann has the swagger to be the saviour of Dundee: 'I have a love of the club and I can make a...

This weekend, Neil McCann will sit in a warm television studio and pour over the minutiae of the Scottish Cup semi-finals. What’s more, he will be paid for the privilege. And handsomely so, at that. It’s a job that does not come without a few verbal...

Daily Mail, 01:15 in Sport
 

Golf, cricket, tennis and other sports have been drawn into child sex abuse scandal as police chiefs reveal...

Sports including golf, cricket and tennis have been drawn into the child sex abuse scandal. Figures released on Tuesday reveal that the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) have now received 1,432 referrals with the number of alleged victims...

Daily Mail, 01:15 in Sport
 


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