Russia’s former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev has had a difficult year, and it shows. The first serving minister to be arrested for 60 years, Mr Ulyukayev has lost a considerable amount of weight and youthful exuberance.  What lies ahead could be...
Bitcoin has smashed through barriers in rapid succession as its stratospheric rise continues. On Wednesday it went past $11,000, having surpassed $10,000 less than a day earlier.  This has caused many financial experts to warn of a dangerous bubble, while other commentators...
The EU’s top court has backed a British window salesman in a bombshell ruling over unpaid holiday during 13 years of employment. The judgment has been described as a “game-changer” for gig-economy workers and a reminder of the “impending disaster” that...
For the past half-century in villages, towns and cities the length and breadth of Britain, Dr Richard Beeching has been blamed for dismantling the nation’s railways. With The Reshaping of British Railways, the doctor ordered thousands of miles of track to...
Jared Kushner has reportedly met with the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which is probing potential connections between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. According to CNN, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was the primary topic of conversation between investigators and...
The OECD expects Brexit to result in a sharp slowdown in UK growth. In its November forecast, the Paris-based multilateral think tank projects UK GDP growth this year of 1.5 per cent, slowing to 1.2 per cent in 2018. In 2019, when the UK...
Britain failed to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with European allies reeling from a wave of terror attacks when it voted to leave the EU, Brussels’s chief Brexit negotiator has said. Michel Barnier’s comment came as he warned that Britain will be cut...
Lloyds Banking Group is to close 49 branches and axe almost 100 jobs in a move that unions have branded as "unnecessary". Branches under the Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds brands will be affected, resulting in 99 job losses. The lender said...
Bitcoin isn’t big enough to pose a risk to the global economy, Bank of England deputy governor Jon Cunliffe said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency hit a record high of above $10,000 (£7,493) for the first time. The virtual currency traded below $1,000...
Consumer confidence has dipped again this month, hitting its lowest level since the aftermath of the June 2016 Brexit vote and underlining the fragility of the household sector as a driver of GDP growth. The GfK Index came in at -12 in November, down...