Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan visits Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

FCO Minister Sir Alan Duncan has visited Nur-Sultan, the newly-renamed capital of Kazakhstan, following the resignation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev after almost 30 years of leadership. Sir Alan Duncan was welcomed by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Beibut Atamkulov, Chair of the Senate Dariga Nazarbayeva and Chair of the Majilis Nurlan Nigmatulin, […]

UK retail sales surge as consumers ignore Brexit and keep shopping – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. Is Europe’s economy still stuck in a rut, or turning a corner? Investors will get fresh clues today when data firm IHS Markit releases its ‘flash’ surveys of purchasing managers in France, Germany, and the rest […]

Pro-apartheid expats club that calls Mandela ‘evil terrorist’ makes headlines in UK

A UK-based club for South African and Zimbabwean expats seemingly believes former president Nelson Mandela was “evil”, a “terrorist”, and should have been hanged.  On its webpage, the Springbok Club displays the flag of apartheid South Africa and still refers to Zimbabwe as Rhodesia.  It also has a penchant for conspiracy theories, particularly relating to […]

Extinction Rebellion London protest: 290 arrested

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClimate change protesters explain why they glued themselves to a lorry Nearly 300 climate change activists have been arrested after roads were blocked in central London, amid protests aimed at shutting the capital. A second day of disruption took place after Extinction Rebellion campaigners camped overnight at […]

Recovery towards 1.3100 on its way ahead of UK CPI

Recent risk-on and likely positive outcome of the UK inflation helps the British Pound (GBP) to recover. 1.3100/05 resistance-area seems to be on the buyers’ radar. GBP/USD recovers from a nine-week-old ascending trend-line as it trades near 1.3055 ahead of the London open on Wednesday. Absence of negative Brexit news reports and support from data […]

FTSE 100 hits six-month high; UK wage growth highest since EU vote – as it happened | Business

Pay growth in Britain has risen at the fastest rate in more than a decade, as companies keep hiring despite growing fears over Brexit. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.5% on the year in the three months to February, according to the Office for National Statistics, matching the rate recorded in January and […]

UK’s biggest money manager warns on climate catastrophe

Image copyright PA The world is facing a climate catastrophe and businesses around the world must address it urgently – or face the ultimate sanction for a public company – shareholders who refuse to back them anymore. That is not a message from an environmental action group but from the largest money manager in the […]

Notre-Dame cathedral: Firefighters tackle blaze in Paris

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThere were gasps from the crowd at the moment Notre-Dame’s spire fell A major fire has engulfed one of France’s most famous landmarks – the medieval Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Firefighters are battling to save the 850-year-old Gothic building, but its spire and roof have […]

Joint statement on the UK-U.S. marine technology SME best practice exchange

The UK and the U.S. held a marine technology small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) best practice exchange at the Ocean Business 2019 exhibition in Southampton, UK on 8 April 2019. This was under the auspices of the United Kingdom-United States Trade and Investment Working Group. This was the first sectoral-focused dialogue bringing together over 50 […]

Facebook urged to ditch ‘like’ feature in UK online child safety drive | Technology

Facebook and other social media firms should alert children if their parent or carer is monitoring their online activity, under proposed guidelines to improve child internet safety in the UK. Turning off the “like” function, limits on data and geolocation tools on popular platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are among a 16-point list of […]

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