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BT Pitches $788 Million Plan for Faster U.K. Rural Broadband

BT Group Plc is proposing a 600 million-pound ($788 million) plan to bring faster Internet coverage to the rural U.K., to be paid for by charges to …

Net Neutrality

Report: A Data-Driven Culture Is Critical To Big Data Success - BI Insight

Organizations have made big advances in Big Data analytics, but there’s still a long way to go even though many are already starting to see a …

Now Is The Time For Brave And Bold Action To Clean Up Our Air

Air pollution is an invisible but deadly problem. Right now, the health of thousands of people across the UK is under threat from dangerously high …


Tensions flare in cabinet over post-Brexit free movement

Divisions laid bare as Liam Fox reveals there is no cabinet-wide agreement on what a transitional implementation period should look like<p>Senior Conservative MPs are urging members of Theresa May’s cabinet to stop publicly setting out their demands for a transitional deal on Brexit, saying the move …

Amber Rudd

Dell refreshes XPS 13 with faster processors and rose gold

Dell’s XPS 13 is my favorite traditional laptop, and now it’s getting a mild refresh with some new internals and – wait for it – a rose gold color option.<p>The most important change is the new set of Kaby Lake processors; Gizmodo has an easy-to-digest write-up on the processor’s benefits here. To …

Turing says 2018 phone will have three Snapdragon 830s, 18GB RAM, 1.2TB storage... and ALAN

Last week, Turing Robotics Industries (TRI) announced details of a new device, which it says it plans to release in 2017, featuring some truly …

Overfinch has made the Range Rover SVR even madder

Thought the super fast, anti-socially noisy, surprisingly sideways Range Rover Sport SVR was as aggressive as Rangeys could get? You are wrong, …

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Middle East

These 2 charts show a huge problem with bank-CEO pay

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon took home $27 million for 2015. Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein earned $23 million.<p>Those are big numbers, and there are sure to be lots of people out there who think that they are too big.<p>Another huge issue, though, is why the most well-paid bank CEOs earn what they …


UK 'losing sight of the economy', says Institute of Chartered Accountants

The Government is “losing sight of the economy” and using the EU referendum as an excuse for policy inaction, according to Europe’s biggest accountancy body.<p>In a letter to the Business Secretary, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) attacks ministers for having “no …

Berkshire Hathaway is getting hooked up with a $63 billion interest-free loan from the US government

Buffett watchers will often point to Berkshire's unique culture, the competitive advantages of its operating businesses, and Buffett's investing and deal-making acumen. These are indeed critical factors, but Berkshire Hathaway has some structural advantages that are less well understood. One of …

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The oil crash is crushing the UAE's real estate market

Early last month, the Energy Minister of the emirates said that the UAE was not affected by low oil prices because of its diversified economy. Now economic stats for April have been released, and they reveal quite a different picture.<p>For one thing, the April purchasing managers' index for the UAE …

Real Estate

World Bank says Russia crisis to send poverty to highest in decade | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian poverty rates will return to 2007 levels this year as the economy continues to contract and inflation reduces people’s purchasing power, the World Bank said on Wednesday.<p>A vendor places a Russian 100-rouble banknote taken from a customer into a cash register at a …


How China accumulated $28 trillion in debt in such a short time

While no one is panicking just yet, there sure are an increasing number of people — including analysts at UBS and Macquarie— who are talking about <i>when</i> it might be appropriate to <i>consider</i> panicking.<p>To recap, China's total debt is about $28 trillion, larger than that of the United States or …


The Saudi stock market is in free fall

The plunge in the first day of trading in the Muslim week also follows heavy losses in global bourses on Friday, when Gulf exchanges were closed for the weekend.<p>The price of oil, which contributes more than 80 percent to Gulf states' revenues, shed more than 20 percent this year to drop below $30 a …

Stock Markets

CHINA'S $28 TRILLION PROBLEM: 'The dark side of Asia's debt'

This photo is of Wu Lin'an (on the left) giving stock investment advice to members of the public in a "street stock salon" in central Shanghai, China, earlier this year. Reuters described Wu's investment strategy this way: "Wu, seeing himself as a senior player in stock investment, believes and …


Amazon is about to go head-to-head with Britain's struggling supermarkets

The news that Amazon is to ramp up its grocery delivery business will come as a blow to the "big four" supermarket chains - Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons - which are already under pressure as a result of changing shopping habits. Large grocers have been battling falling sales as households …


REPORT: Netflix paid no corporation tax in Britain last year

The video streaming service behind award-winning series such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards charges customers a minimum of £5.99 a month to subscribe and has grown rapidly since its UK launch in 2012.<p>According to a Sunday Times investigation, it generated an estimated £200m of …


Britain's insane property market is turning 200 people a day into millionaires

More than 200 people a day in Britain are becoming millionaires (on paper), simply by owning a home, thanks to the insane growth of property prices that we've seen in the past few years.<p>Online estate agent Zoopla says that there are now 620,000 privately-owned flats and houses across the UK worth …