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OECD urges UK to seek 'closest possible' relationship with EU - Financial Times

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:03:00 GMT

The UK must seek the “closest possible” economic relationship with the EU to minimise the damage that will be caused by Brexit, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. In its biennial survey of the UK economy on Tuesday, ...

How does 3% inflation affect me? - BBC News

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:23:17 GMT

Inflation - as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) - has hit 3%, the highest level since April 2012. This will have an impact on everybody from pensioners to workers, and those running businesses too. With prices going up by 3%, and earnings ...

Merlin shares drop sharply after lacklustre summer at theme parks - Financial Times

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:27:36 GMT

Merlin Entertainments, owner of Legoland and Madame Tussauds, downgraded its full-year profit expectations on Tuesday, sending its shares tumbling, after warning that “difficult” summer trading in the aftermath of UK terror attacks would persist. The ...

M&S security guard body slams Big Issue seller to ground in horror video - Metro

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:30:32 GMT

Shoppers watched in disbelief as a Marks & Spencer security guard appeared to body slam a Big Issue vendor after he refused to return to the store for questioning. In shocking footage – filmed by a member of the public on a mobile phone – the magazine ...

Bombardier raises hopes Airbus deal could save 1000 jobs in Belfast - The Guardian

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:40:12 GMT

An Airbus A320 and a Bombardier C-Series plane after the announcement of the deal. Photograph: P Pigeyre/Airbus/EPA. Bombardier. Bombardier raises hopes Airbus deal could save 1,000 jobs in Belfast. European group challenges US rival Boeing by ...

Dow Jones index passes 23000 milestone - BBC News

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:51:30 GMT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen above 23,000 points for the first time, helped by a set of strong corporate earnings. The benchmark US share index rose 45 points to hit 23,002.20 in early trading on Wall Street, before easing back slightly.

Phones4u​ founder accuses former adviser of fiddling expenses - The Guardian

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:34:00 GMT

The Phones4u founder, John Caudwell, is embroiled in a high court battle with a former financial adviser who his company claims fiddled her expenses. Nathalie Dauriac, a former Coutts banker, claims she was wrongly dismissed in 2014 from the financial ...

This is the verdict on the new trains between south Wales and London - WalesOnline

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:12:00 GMT

Great Western Railway must have broken the record for the most staff on one train on Monday, the first day of public service for GWR's sparkling new InterCity Express Trains. There were two staff for the refreshment trolley, two collecting litter and ...

Goldman beats forecasts despite bond trading slide - Financial Times

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:39:44 GMT

Goldman Sachs' investment bankers have bailed out the bond traders, delivering a forecast-busting quarter despite a big drop in revenues from trading fixed-income, currencies and commodities. The market had expected that Goldman's core FICC business ...

Ryanair lures back flight operations head to help prevent repeat of pilot rostering debacle -

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:13:26 GMT

Under-pressure budget airline Ryanair has lured its former flight operations director Peter Bellew back to the fold from Malaysia Airlines. Mr Bellew worked for Ryanair between 2006 and 2014 and was latterly responsible for building a new team and ...