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FTSE 100 opens lower as mining shares fall

FTSE 100 opens lower as mining shares fall

Image copyright Getty Images Mining shares pulled the UK market lower as trading resumed after the Easter bank holiday weekend. Shortly after trading began, the benchmark FTSE 100 share index was down 36.42 points at 7,291.17, with little company news about to drive the market. Shares in mining companies saw the biggest falls, with Anglo […]

Hove’s BN3 postcode the most sought-after for ‘young urbanites’

Hove’s BN3 postcode the most sought-after for ‘young urbanites’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unlike other property hotspots on the list, homes in Hove are cheaper than the surrounding areas Brighton and Hove Albion’s promotion to the Premier League has crowned a top weekend for the area, which has been named as a top property hotspot for young professionals. Hove’s BN3 postcode area […]

Netflix says opportunity ‘gigantic’ despite slowing growth

Netflix says opportunity ‘gigantic’ despite slowing growth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Netflix’ science fiction-horror series Stranger Things, featuring Winona Ryder (centre) and Millie Bobby Brown (second from right), has been a hit Netflix has grown slower than it expected in the first three months of the year, but insists that the opportunity for growth is “gigantic”. The streaming firm added […]

Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight

Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The passengers were due to fly from Luton Airport to Catania in Italy last Monday Two Easyjet passengers were removed from an overbooked flight and not offered compensation a day after a United Airlines passenger was dragged off a plane in the US. The British couple were due to […]

Lloyds eyes Berlin for post-Brexit push

Lloyds eyes Berlin for post-Brexit push

Image copyright Getty Images Lloyds Banking Group has decided to set up a European base in Germany after the UK leaves the EU, the BBC understands. Lloyds has decided to convert its Berlin branch into a European hub, in order to maintain a presence inside the EU, sources told the BBC. Several British financial institutions […]

Can Toshiba escape the clutches of corporate Japan’s zombie hordes?

Can Toshiba escape the clutches of corporate Japan’s zombie hordes?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Another of Japan’s corporate behemoths faces the prospect of biting the dust Once a household name, Toshiba is now bleeding billions of dollars and frantically trying to reassure investors that it will not succumb to the kiss of death. But it also faces another fate: becoming the most high-profile […]

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The creative sector is said to support 2.9m jobs in the UK Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s future economic success and should be at the heart of the government’s new industrial strategy, a trade body says. The Creative Industries Federation says film-making, music, advertising and […]

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The creative sector is said to support 2.9m jobs in the UK Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s future economic success and should be at the heart of the government’s new industrial strategy, a trade body says. The Creative Industries Federation says film-making, music, advertising and […]

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The creative sector is said to support 2.9m jobs in the UK Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s future economic success and should be at the heart of the government’s new industrial strategy, a trade body says. The Creative Industries Federation says film-making, music, advertising and […]

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Industrial strategy ‘must help’ UK creative industries

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The creative sector is said to support 2.9m jobs in the UK Creative companies are becoming increasingly important to the UK’s future economic success and should be at the heart of the government’s new industrial strategy, a trade body says. The Creative Industries Federation says film-making, music, advertising and […]