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Global ransomware attack causes chaos

Global ransomware attack causes chaos

Image copyright Screenshot Image caption Many reports suggest that screens around the world are getting this message, indicating a ransomware attack is to blame. Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted […]

Britain’s best and worst shopping districts ranked

Britain’s best and worst shopping districts ranked

Image copyright Harper Dennis Hobbs Image caption Shields Road, Byker, is Britain’s least vibrant shopping district, according to new rankings Shields Road in Byker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne is the least attractive location to open a shop, according to a list ranking Britain’s retail centres. Property advisors, Harper Dennis Hobbs judged 1,000 shopping districts on how well the […]

Savers face ‘never-ending battle’

Savers face ‘never-ending battle’

Image copyright PA Nine out of 10 easy access savings accounts pay interest of less than 1% – exposing a “fundamental flaw” in the market, Moneyfacts has said. The financial information service said that there was a lack of competition among the biggest banks, which account for 70% of the market. The cost of living […]

Bank of England takes action over bad loans

Bank of England takes action over bad loans

Image copyright PA Image caption Mark Carney stressed that the UK financial system has strengthened The Bank of England has forced banks to find a further £11.4bn in the next 18 months to beef up their finances against the risk of bad loans. Banks will have to set aside £5.7bn in the next six months […]

IMF cuts forecasts for US economic growth

IMF cuts forecasts for US economic growth

Image copyright Getty Images The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cuts its growth forecasts for the US economy due to uncertainty about White House policies. It now expects growth of 2.1% in 2017 and 2018, against earlier estimates of 2.3% in 2017 and 2.5% in 2018. The forecast is also below the 3% rate targeted […]

World Cup 2018 and 2022: Fifa releases bid ‘corruption’ report

World Cup 2018 and 2022: Fifa releases bid ‘corruption’ report

Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010, with Russia given the 2018 tournament Football’s world governing body Fifa has released its full report into alleged corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. It comes after German newspaper Bild published extracts of a leaked copy of the report on Tuesday. The 2014 […]

Scotland without injured Beattie for Women’s Euro 2017

Scotland without injured Beattie for Women’s Euro 2017

Beattie has more than 100 Scotland caps, as does Kim Little – also missing through injury Experienced defender Jen Beattie has been ruled out of the Scotland squad for next month’s Women’s Euro 2017. The 26-year-old Manchester City player is missing from head coach Anna Signeul’s selections after picking up an ankle injury. Signeul has […]

Lantau: Exploring Hong Kong’s greenest island

Lantau: Exploring Hong Kong’s greenest island

Shopping in Barcelona: A fashion stylist’s guide

Shopping in Barcelona: A fashion stylist’s guide

Nicola Sturgeon to ‘reset’ independence referendum plan

Nicola Sturgeon to ‘reset’ independence referendum plan

Media captionMs Sturgeon said legislation for a second referendum would not now be introduced until at least the autumn of next year Nicola Sturgeon is to “reset” her timetable for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or the […]