12th August 2019



Argentine peso and markets plunge after shock vote

Image copyright EPA Argentine stock markets and its currency have both plunged after conservative Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffered a shock defeat in primary elections on Sunday. The peso fell 15% against the dollar on…


KPMG ousts head of financial services unit

Image copyright Reuters One of the UK’s biggest consultancies has ousted the head of its financial services consulting division, following a probe into alleged misconduct. A spokesperson for KPMG confirmed that Tim Howarth had left…


South Korea hits back at Japan in WW2 dispute

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japan’s decision to change South Korea’s trade status drew protests South Korea has said it will take Japan off its favoured trade partners’ list. The move is a tit-for-tat…


The town battling the High Street blues

Image caption Stockton-on-Tees has invested in its town centre, but still shops keep closing In a shopping arcade in Stockton-on-Tees, the loudspeakers are playing Empire State of Mind. “Bright lights will inspire you,” goes the…




Gambling companies see huge rise in complaints

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“If I hadn’t gone online for a day, they were quickly on the phone or sending me an email.” The number of gamblers complaining about British betting…