Ferry company calls for ‘refocused’ attention on pay and conditions

A leading ferry company is urging the Government to “refocus” attention on improving pay and working conditions on the English Channel. Brittany Ferries said ministers should drive forward a Seafarers’ Remuneration Bill. The ferry company said it fears the state of the economy has pushed legislation off the Government’s priorities list. As a business we … Read more

Topps Tiles hails another year of record sales after a pandemic DIY boom

T opps Tiles has revealed a second record year for sales as it continued to bring in more customers after the pandemic home improvement boom. The retailer said group sales were around £247 million over the past year, jumping by more than a 10th compared with the previous year. Sales in the past three months … Read more

Oil prices fall amid strong dollar, economic concerns

Sept 29 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell in early Asian trade on Thursday as a strong dollar and economic woes outweighed optimism over consumer demand. Brent crude futures fell 59 cents, or 0.7%, to $88.73 per barrel by 0016 GMT while US crude futures fell by 54 cents, or 0.7%, to $81.59. Both benchmarks rebounded … Read more

Oil eases after bearish US economic data

Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, US April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Oil prices eased on Tuesday, reversing earlier gains, as US consumer prices unexpectedly rose in August, giving … Read more

The second Elizabethan era ends with the UK economy in turmoil

London CNN Business — The death of Queen Elizabeth has come at a bad time time for the United Kingdom. Against a backdrop of soaring inflation, a slumping currency and the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades, the country has lost one of its few markers of continuity and stability. The government of Prime Minister Liz … Read more

India to start economic partnership talks with Bangladesh

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Sept 6 (Reuters) – India will start talks on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) with Bangladesh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, aiming to finalize it when the South Asian nation graduates to become a developing country by. 2026. Bangladesh is … Read more

Italy’s industry lobby warns of “economic earthquake” from energy prices

Docks are seen during sunset at the Industrial port of Marghera in the lagoon of Venice, northern Italy, January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Italy must respond to an “economic earthquake” from rising energy costs, the head of the country’s business lobby … Read more

China coal shares soar as investors bet economics trump emissions

Imported coal is seen lifted by cranes from a coal cargo ship at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Investors are snapping up China’s coal stocks, betting the country’s urgency to revive economic growth will override … Read more

Stocks slide, dollar cuts losses as Powell warns of economic pain

US stocks sell off of Powell comments Oil prices slip in choppy session NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – An index of global stock markets fell on Friday, hurt by weakness on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy will need tight monetary policy “for some time” before inflation is … Read more

Oil prices fall after US Fed chair warns of economic pain ahead

An aerial view shows an oil factory of Idemitsu Kosan Co. in Ichihara, east of Tokyo, Japan November 12, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed’s Powell sees inflation fight lasting ‘some time’ ECB policymakers to discuss interest rate hike on … Read more