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WTO: ‘Worst crisis in trading system since 1947’

WTO: ‘Worst crisis in trading system since 1947’

The head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said global free trade is facing its "worst crisis" since 1947. Roberto Azevedo told the BBC that the current protectionist wave is threatening free trade. He is in Buenos Aires where world...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Tesco and VW plan free electric car charging points

Tesco and VW plan free electric car charging points

Free charging for electric cars will be available for customers at some Tesco stores from next year. Tesco, in partnership with Volkswagen, is planning to install almost 2,500 charging bays at 627 stores by 2020. A standard 7kW charger will be...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Danish firm claims first biofuel commercial sea voyage

Danish firm claims first biofuel commercial sea voyage

As things stand, the vast majority of ocean-going vessels which currently transport goods across the globe run on what's known as 'heavy fuel oil'. It is thick, black and cheap. Dirk Kronemeiier describes it as the "dirtiest fuel ever invented by...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
'People find anything about the vagina hard to talk about'

'People find anything about the vagina hard to talk about'

For decades there has been relatively little technical innovation in women's health products, but the rise of connected devices and a lifting of health taboos around the world is giving rise to a global "femtech" industry worth many...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled settle SEC charges

Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled settle SEC charges

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and music producer DJ Khaled will pay thousands of dollars to settle charges that they violated US financial laws. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement on Thursday. The US financial regulator said...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 

Business leaders embrace digital technologies, study finds

The majority of business leaders recognise the importance of embracing digital progress to grow their company, according to a new report. The “Digital, Ready?” study from telecommunications giant Vodafone revealed that 84 per cent of bosses feel...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 
Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs and sell brands

Bayer to cut 12,000 jobs and sell brands

Bayer plans to sell brands including Dr Scholl's foot care and Coppertone sunscreen in a cost-cutting drive that includes about 12,000 job cuts following its takeover of Monsanto. The cuts will account for about one in ten workers globally, with a...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 

Apple iPhone XS Max vs. Huawei Mate 20 Pro: which smartphone is king?

A brand new smartphone will probably be at the top of most tech lovers’ Christmas lists this year, especially with the recent arrival of the most powerful devices to date. With its ability to function both as a smartphone and a must-have accessory,...

The Week, 29 November 2018
 
JLR to cut 200 jobs as production moves to Slovakia

JLR to cut 200 jobs as production moves to Slovakia

About 200 jobs will be cut when car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) moves production to Slovakia, the BBC understands. The firm announced in June it planned to move production of its Land Rover Discovery SUV from its Solihull plant. There will...

BBC, 29 November 2018
 

Ferrari unveils one-off SP3JC inspired by vintage racing cars

Ferrari has built a one-off supercar inspired by the marque’s open-top racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s. The project has been commissioned by John Collins, one of the world’s leading Ferrari specialists, says Evo. He tasked Ferrari with creating a...

The Week, 29 November 2018
 

Forestry could add £2bn a year to Scots economy by 2030

An ambitious forestry industries strategy was unveiled yesterday aiming to double the sector’s contribution to the Scottish economy to £2 billion per year. The Roots for Further Growth strategy, launched by the Scottish Forest and Timber Technologies...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 

RBS moves into Edinburgh Uni data science hub

Royal Bank of Scotland has pushed the button on a data innovation research unit at the University of Edinburgh, joining other industries, academics, and public sector partners in the heart of the city’s data science community. The bank has leased...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 

Belhaven owner Greene King in strong spirits

Rooney Anand, the boss of Greene King, the pubs group that owns Dunbar’s historic Belhaven Brewery, has cheered a market-beating performance as the firm prepares to serve a million festive meals Interim results for the 24 weeks to 14 October revealed...

Scotsman, 29 November 2018
 
Network Rail faces fines after worst performance in four years

Network Rail faces fines after worst performance in four years

The rail regulator has told Network Rail to improve its performance or face fines after the punctuality and reliability of Britain’s train services slumped this summer. The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said problems in implementing the new timetable...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 
Brexit jitters put paid to £2.9bn takeover bid for Intu shopping centre group

Brexit jitters put paid to £2.9bn takeover bid for Intu shopping centre group

A £2.9bn takeover bid for the shopping centre group Intu, which owns the Trafford Centre in Manchester and Metrocentre in Gateshead, has been abandoned amid Brexit-related concerns. A bidding consortium made up of the Intu shareholder Peel Group,...

Guardian, 29 November 2018
 


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