9th May 2019




Debenhams creditors back turnaround plan

Image copyright AFP Debenhams’ creditors have backed a turnaround plan that will see the closure of 50 stores and rent reductions for others. Landlords and others voted with a majority “significantly above” the required threshold…


UK has first coal-free week for a century

Image copyright PA Britain has had its first week without using electricity from burning coal since the 1880s, according to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO). Fintan Slye, director of ESO, said this would…



Trade war: US-China trade battle in charts

Image copyright Getty Images The trade war between the US and China – which seemed to be nearing an end – has suddenly escalated with the threat of new tariffs. US President Donald Trump vowed…


Australia’s A$50 note misspells responsibility

Image copyright Reserve Bank of Australia Image caption A reminder always to check the small print Australia’s latest A$50 note comes with a big blunder hidden in the small print – a somewhat embarrassing typo….