15th October 2019

Neil Woodford closes crisis-hit investment empire

Image copyright Reuters The UK’s best-known stockpicker is to close his remaining investment funds, signalling the end of his multi-billion-pound empire. Neil Woodford was sacked from his flagship fund early on Tuesday, and has now…





Royal Mail union votes in favour of strike action

Image copyright Getty Images Royal Mail is facing its first national postal strike in a decade after staff voted overwhelmingly for action. The dispute between workers and the firm is over job security and terms…



IMF warns world growth slowest since financial crisis

Image copyright AFP Image caption New IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva The global economy is growing at its slowest pace since the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. The fund said world…


UK jobs market ‘shows signs of slowing’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK jobs market is showing signs of slowing, after a surprise drop in the number of people in work. The unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 3.9% in the June-to-August period…



Brexit: EU ministers to be updated as talks continue

Image copyright Reuters EU ministers meeting in Luxembourg are to receive an update on Brexit talks from the bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, later. Discussions between EU and UK officials aimed at reaching a Brexit…