Kathryn Barnes

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Microsoft’s Hardware Push And The Falling PC Market

The PC industry had a big week. Microsoft debuted several news devices built to run its new Windows 10 operating system, garnering a more-positive press cycle than I anticipated. The software giant also announced that 110 million devices now ran the new operating system, a number that it seems …

Globalization

Corporate tax avoidance costs Africa dearly

Finance ministers from the world's leading economies have thrown their weight behind a detailed plan to clamp down on large-scale tax avoidance by …

World poverty rate to fall below 10% for the first time

Good news! The world is better off.<p>For the first time ever, the number of people living in extreme poverty is set to fall to below 10% of the global population in 2015, the World Bank said.<p>"This is the best story in the world today -- these projections show us that we are the first generation in …

Income Inequality

Oil Price Seen Falling To $60 If OPEC Does Not Cut Output

(Reuters) - Oil prices could plunge to $60 a barrel if OPEC does not agree a significant output cut when it meets in Vienna this week, market players …

Debenhams gives Mothercare floor space to make stores more appealing

Debenhams is handing over floor space to high street names Mothercare and Monsoon as it tries to make its stores more appealing to shoppers without resorting to running promotions.<p>The department store chain has already agreed deals with Sports Direct and Costa Coffee as its chief executive, Michael …

Tesco reveals 'serious' profit error, shares plunge

"We have uncovered a serious issue and have responded accordingly," new chief executive Dave Lewis said in a statement on behalf of Tesco, which is the world's third-biggest supermarket group after France's Carrefour and global leader, US retailer Wal-Mart.<p>"The chairman and I have acted quickly to …

Apple named Britain's 'coolest brand' for third year running

Apple fought off competition from Aston Martin and Nike to retain its number one spot in the CoolBrands Top 20<p>Apple has been named the coolest brand in the UK for the third year running, in spite of concerns that it might be losing momentum.<p>Technology brands continue to dominate the CoolBrands Top …

Barclays to invest $1.6 billion in green bonds by November 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays (BARC.L) will invest at least 1 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) by November next year in green bonds from issuers including the World Bank, the British bank said on Monday, more than trebling its investment in the sector.<p>A Barclays sign hangs outside a branch of the bank …

Phones 4u goes into administration – with 5,600 jobs at risk

Phones 4u went into administration on Sunday night, putting 5,596 jobs at risk after the retailer said it would not open its doors on Monday.<p>The closure of the retail chain that made the entrepreneur John Caudwell a multimillionaire comes after mobile network EE decided to stop selling through …

UK house prices will fall if Scotland votes for independence

A Yes vote in this week's Scottish referendum would jeopardise the UK's housing market recovery, according to Rightmove<p>The UK's housing market recovery, after a year of heightened consumer confidence and the healthiest transactions levels seen since the pre-crisis peak, could be put into reverse …

Dubai threatens Britain's supremacy with $32bn mega-hub airport

Dubai, which is already stealing Britain's crown as a global aviation hub, has announced plans to plough $32bn into its second airport which will become the largest in the world<p>The threat to Britain’s status as a leader in global aviation from expanding airports in the Middle East has been lifted …