5th October 2018

What’s behind Italy’s economic turbulence?

Image copyright Getty Images The controversy surrounding the Italian government’s spending plans has led to continued nervousness on the financial markets. The budget set out by the country’s coalition government last month – which involves…


Topshop dismantles feminism pop-up

Image copyright Penguin Random House Image caption The pop-up was up for 20 minutes before being dismantled, publisher Penguin tweeted Topshop removed an in-store pop-up in London used to promote feminism with publisher Penguin after…





US jobless rate hits 49-year low of 3.7%

Image copyright Getty Images The US unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in September, the lowest rate since December 1969. Figures from the Department of Labor also showed the US economy created 134,000 jobs during the…



Productivity perks up in second quarter

Image copyright Christopher Furlong/Getty Images UK productivity grew in the second quarter of the year but is still behind rates achieved before the global financial crisis in 2008, official figures show. The Office for National…


Unilever scraps Dutch relocation plan

Image copyright Reuters Unilever, which makes Marmite and Dove soap, has scrapped its plan to move its headquarters to the Netherlands after growing criticism from investors. The firm has headquarters in both London and Rotterdam,…


Where have all the ‘for sale’ signs gone?

Fewer homes have been on the market in 2018 than in any year of the past decade, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender has said. The Halifax said house-hunters have been left with relatively little choice,…