October 2018

Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says the system for global postage charges puts the US at a disadvantage The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the…





Firms defy pressure over Saudi conference

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attendees gathered for the first Future Investment Initiative conference in 2017 Major companies registered for a business conference in Saudi Arabia next week still plan to attend, despite growing…



Where are house prices rising the fastest?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parts of Nottingham are popular among house-hunters House prices are rising the fastest in the East Midlands, increasing by 6.5% in the year to August, according to official statistics….


Cheaper food drives UK inflation lower in September

Image copyright Getty Images The UK inflation rate fell more than expected in September after hitting a six-month high in August. The Office for National Statistics said the fall to 2.4%, down from 2.7%, was…


Flybe shares sink on profit warning

Image copyright SOPA Images Flybe shares have fallen more than a third after issuing a profit warning, blaming poor demand, a weaker pound and higher fuel costs. The airline said in a trading update it…