Wall Street hits record high, as Iran tensions send oil price up – business live | Business

The Bank of England kept its main interest rate on hold at 0.75% on Thursday and warned that a combination of Brexit worries and global trade tensions was weighing on growth. All nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee backed the decision to not change rates. There had been some expectations in the markets that […]

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Ten cities ask EU for help to fight Airbnb expansion | Technology

Ten European cities have demanded more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other holiday rental websites, which they argue are locking locals out of housing and changing the face of neighbourhoods. In a joint letter, Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Krakow, Munich, Paris, Valencia and Vienna said the “explosive growth” of […]

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Regulation alone not the answer to poor crop performance

Regulation alone not the answer to poor crop performance

Production and marketing of some key crops shaky despite many governing laws By CHRIS ORWA More by this Author Your favourite breakfast beverage is likely made of products from the most regulated agricultural produce in Kenya. Sugarcane, tea, coffee, Irish potatoes, millet, maize, rice, sorghum, and wheat, defined by law as scheduled crops, require compulsory […]

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HMRC cracks down on gangs over renewable energy VAT fraud | Politics

Criminal gangs are targeting the renewable energy industry in the latest wave of VAT fraud that has been blamed for draining billions of euros from the EU every year. HM Revenue & Customs said it had cracked down on the trading of renewable energy certificates “with immediate effect” to counter “a serious and credible threat […]

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Monsoon Accessorize seeks landlords’ support for rescue plan | Business

Monsoon Accessorize is to launch plans for a rescue package after its owner, Peter Simon, agreed to offer landlords a share of future profits worth up to £10m in return for rent cuts. Simon, who founded Monsoon as a London market stall in the 1970s, is also thought to have offered to invest £34m in […]

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Weak pay rises and dearer housing fuel jump in working poor, says IFS | Society

Britain has seen a big jump in the working poor since the 1990s, with almost three out of five people below the official poverty line living in a household where at least one person is working. The Institute for Fiscal Studies found that a drop in the number of workless households, better-off pensioners and higher […]

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Watchdog to investigate Neil Woodford fund suspension | Business

The City regulator has launched a formal investigation into the suspension of Neil Woodford’s flagship investment fund amid criticism that the regulator was asleep at the wheel. In a new blow to the one-time star fund manager, the Financial Conduct Authority chief executive, Andrew Bailey, revealed the investigation in a 10-page letter to Nicky Morgan, […]

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Why the high street still isn’t doing enough for customers with disabilities | Fashion

In December, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that the government was recruiting six “disability champions” to help “tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers”. One of these positions was reserved for a fashion disability champion who would, the DWP claimed, “open industry doors”. Five […]

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European car sales rise for the first time in nine months – business live | Business

9.20am BST09:20 European markets are mixed this morning. Mining stocks are providing a modest to the FTSE 100, which is up 16 points or 0.2% at 7,374. Elsewhere: Germany’s DAX: -0.7% at 12,006 France’s CAC: +0.1% at 5,395 Italy’s FTSE MIB: +0.6% at 20,740 Spain’s IBEX: -0.6% at 9,079 9.10am BST09:10 Heathrow’s third runway plans: […]

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Awarded by Arabian Business – Pantheon Development wins ‘Best Affordable Luxury Property”

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 17 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ] Pantheon Development was honoured as the “Best Affordable Luxury Property” during the prestigious Arabian Business Real Estate Awards 2019 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa on Sunday evening. Pantheon Development, a subsidiary of Pantheon Group, is an emerging brand in the affordable luxury […]

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