Business

US sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China's latest tariff salvo in brewing trade war

Several ships carrying cargoes of sorghum from the United States to China have changed course since Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping deposits on US imports of the grain, trade sources and a Reuters analysis of export and shipping data showed.

Celebrity

'Bittersweet after an amazing 12 years': Kim Kardashian confirms sisters are shutting down all their DASH stores

The sisters are closing the boutique shops 12 years after starting the clothing business

United Kingdom

Blacksmith’s business booms after he starts making metal bondage sex aids and contraptions costing up to £14,500

A BLACKSMITH’S business is booming after he branched into the metal bondage market — selling saucy gear for up to £14,500. Colum Collins, 27, struggled to make a living making conventional candleholders and fences. But a couple into  BDSM – bo

Australia

AMP's chief executive to stand down immediately amid banking commission scandal

Craig Meller will leave the company, which has issued an unreserved apology for misconduct and failuresThe chief executive of AMP will step down immediately following shocking revelations from this week’s banking royal commission that the company had re

Business

Pound sterling slumps after Mark Carney casts doubt on May interest rate hike

Earlier this week sterling had hits its highest level against the dollar since the June 2016 Brexit vote as traders bet heavily on another hike in the cost of borrowing next month

Business

Coffee cups: major chains fail to match Costa's recycling targets

'We're hoping that via this announcement our other competitors will come on board with us as well – we can't see why they wouldn't,' says Costa managing director

Business

Home and car insurance prices both fall in first quarter

'This is a glimmer of good news for drivers who are facing rising fuel prices and increased vehicle excise duty rates,' says AA's Michael Lloyd

Business

Charities' boards less diverse than those at FTSE100 firms, research finds

Just 6.6% of the trustees of leading charities are from an ethnic minority background

United Kingdom

John McDonnell offers City of London 'seat at the table' in Labour policy making

Shadow chancellor proposes a 'new start in the relationship between Labour and the finance sector'

Business

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell's attempt to make nice with the City is a smart move

Mr McDonnell's willingness to break bread with financiers demonstrates confidence in his position

United Kingdom

What bank holiday dates do Northern Ireland and Scotland have that England doesn’t get?

IF you thought bank holidays were the same across the UK in 2018 you’d be wrong. Each of the nations in the union has different dates of significance to them. Here’s how they differ. What are bank holidays? Technically bank holidays are when banks

Business

The office where the average age of employees is just 25

Staff say they focus on a "life-life" balance, not a work-life balance.

Business

Unilever hikes dividend and announces €6bn share buyback

Anglo-Dutch company, which last month announced plans to consolidate its global headquarters in Rotterdam instead of London, also hiked its dividend 8%

Business

Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp

India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

Scotland

Survey suggests Scottish business investment is 'rising'

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce finds that many firms are looking to invest in capital and training.

Sport

Premier League shooting itself in the foot bringing summer transfer deadline day forward warns Everton's Sam Allardyce

The top flight has opted for August 9 — before its first round of games — while the rest of Europe can do business all month

World

Elon Musk says walking out of long meetings and hanging up on boring calls is how to get ahead in business

Elon Musk believes the way to get ahead in business is to walk out of meetings if they go on for too long.

Business

Are the wheels coming off the UK car industry? From the heyday of Vauxhall to its current malaise

Vauxhall sales have gone into reverse, as the company feels the downturn in demand from UK motorists.

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