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No matter what research says about the UK as a whole, productivity in London is actually pretty good

You may have heard the line about how an average German worker can go home shortly after lunch on a Thursday having already achieved as much as a …

Productivity

On encryption, the UK sets a collision course with Europe

End-to-end encryption is still seen as a danger by British politicians but as a useful protection by Europeans.<p>Is encryption a threat to law and …

Amazon ordered to repay €250m by EU over 'illegal tax advantages'

Commission also says it plans to take Irish government to European court of justice over failure to collect €13bn from Apple<p>Amazon has been ordered to repay €250m (£222m) in illegal state aid to Luxembourg, as EU authorities continue their campaign against sweetheart deals that help the biggest …

Europe

9 Most Breathtaking Europe Train Journeys

It’s a heady experience to take on a Europe train journey – you travel through spectacular landscapes and glorious architecture in luxury and style. …

Trains

Everyone wants to trade with Britain, says Iceland's foreign minister

"Everyone" wants to strike a free trade deal with the UK, Iceland’s foreign minister has claimed.<p>Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson, who has already cautioned European leaders about punishing Britain with a bad trade deal, called for a quick resolution to trade talks between the EU and the UK.<p>Speaking on …

How regulators could kill off Australia's water recycling industry

A world-leading system in Sydney’s Central Park precinct helps residents reuse up to 97% of their water. But a pricing change threatens future schemes<p>In the basement of a Sydney housing development is the world’s largest water recycling plant in a residential building.<p>Normal apartments put more …

Water

Be amazed by the first drone footage of Kakadu National Park in Australia

The first drone footage of Kakadu National Park has been released, showing off stunning footage of the Australian landscape.<p>Released by Tourism NT (Northern Territory), the video, entitled A Journey through Kakadu, shows the World Heritage-listed national park from above, from the famous Yellow …

Australia

'I don't recognise my country anymore': British citizens leaving UK because of Brexit amid exodus of Europeans

British citizens devastated by the EU referendum result are leaving the UK to seek a new life abroad as statistics reveal rising emigration.<p>Following …

This Gorgeous Island Is the Least-visited Country in the World and We Don’t Understand Why (Video)

The waters are rising though, so act fast.<p>With beautiful beaches, low crime, and expansive natural beauty, the island of Tuvalu is an ideal getaway …

Sea Level

The world's most beautiful budget train journeys (prices from 42p)

Trains

World’s Most Beautiful Kayaking Trips for the Ultimate Adventure

Unspoiled nature, stunning scenery, and an increased heart rate are cravings of the adventure travel lover’s soul, and there are few better ways to …

Here's how much house prices in England and Wales have increased in the last year

House prices in England and Wales dipped slightly (0.2 per cent) in July but still recorded annual growth, according to Your Move’s latest house …

Housing

UK economy is about to surge back to life, says leading forecaster

Economic thinktank NIESR predicts boom in exports and higher wages will lead to GDP growth of nearly 2% and interest rate rise<p>Britain’s economy will surge back to life in the next six months following its slow start this year, a leading forecaster has predicted, prompting the Bank of England to …

Economics

This revolutionary battery material charges your phone in just seconds

It typically takes around two hours to charge your iPhone from dead to fully juiced up. But what if you got your hands on a magical battery that …

Clean Energy

Shipping firms and banks are caught in a vicious circle of debt

Vroon, a 127-year-old family-owned group which operates about 200 vessels and transports livestock, oil and other commodities, wants to extend its credit lines and adjust repayment schedules.<p>But European banks that lent heavily to the sector when it boomed more than a decade ago have a heavy toxic …

Profit

Five big threats to UK tax revenues

Brexit is likely to dominate the news in the coming years. In its inaugural fiscal risks report, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) identified 57 issues for the Government to chew over when examining threats to revenues and expenditure.<p>Many of them pose risks to the economy regardless of …

The newest Philips Hue smart LED bulb is already discounted on Amazon

LED light bulbs are a dime a dozen these days, and plenty of them have “smart” features built in. Try as they might, however, no other company has …

NHS faces staff crisis as student nurse applications plummet after Tories scrapped their grants

Nursing leaders today warn the NHS faces a staffing crisis after figures showed a sharp fall in applications for training places.<p>The number applying …

Radiation Therapy

Bank of England demands tougher line on consumer lending | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England took a tougher approach towards banks over their booming lending to consumers on Tuesday, ordering them to apply credit rules prudently and prove by September they are not being too complacent about risks to their balance sheets.<p>Pedestrians walk past the Bank …

Bank of England

Italy rules out winding down struggling Veneto banks - source | Reuters

MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italy has ruled out the idea of winding down two struggling lenders in the northern Veneto area, a source said on Sunday, following a report Brussels was set to tell Rome it could not use direct state support to rescue them.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of Veneto Banca bank is seen in …

Italy

Moody's says loses Hong Kong appeal over 'red flags' report | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal found credit rating agency Moody’s broke the rules when it published a report on Chinese companies in 2011, rejecting the company’s attempt to appeal a tribunal ruling on the matter, Moody’s said in a statement on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of …

Hong Kong

London will see big property deals this year despite Brexit uncertainty and the General Election verdict, predicts CBRE EMEA boss Martin Samworth

More global firms will set up offices in London this year despite uncertainty following the Brexit vote, property consultancy CBRE predicts.<p>“We are …

United Kingdom

Tax on homes 'to treble under Labour plans for Land Value Tax'

Council tax bills would treble for middle-class homeowners under Labour plans to introduce a so-called “garden tax” on the value of land, it was claimed last night.<p>The Labour manifesto contains plans for a Land Value Tax to replace council tax, which would hit people with gardens the hardest.<p>The …

Housing

A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation …

Google Play

Brexit: Flying could take a huge step backwards to Seventies-like conditions, says airline boss

Higher air fares, less choice and possibly even a return to 1970s air charter days to get around flight restrictions: a leading UK airline boss has …

United Kingdom

London Stock Exchange boss fires EU politicians euro clearing warning: "You protect, you fragment, you isolate, you stall"

London Stock Exchange boss Xavier Rolet has warned of the damage the EU would inflict on itself if it makes a grab for the City’s lucrative euro …

Xavier Rolet

German government at odds with itself over Greek debt relief | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s coalition government split along party lines on Monday over the question of debt relief for Greece ahead of a crunch meeting in Brussels to tackle the thorny issue.<p>Municipal employees take part in an anti-austerity demonstration in front of the parliament building in …

Europe

Exclusive: ECB plan to take euro clearing from London stalled by infighting - sources | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Discord between the euro zone’s three largest countries is stalling the European Central Bank’s efforts to come up with a way to force euro clearing out of London and put it under its watch, three sources told Reuters.<p>The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) are …

London Stock Exchange

Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

As we inch closer to E3, games are top of mind.<p>The Destiny 2 gameplay trailer was finally released earlier this week, which you can check out below.<p>But as Forbes pointed out, there is still a hint of mystery and a dash of disappointment when it comes to the Destiny 2 PC port.<p>For one, Destiny 2 for …

Game Trailers

Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin returns to spotlight in £520m court battle

For eight years, Britain’s most vilified banker has kept a low profile. But next week in London’s high court a £520m legal case will force Fred Goodwin into the limelight.<p>Thousands of shareholders in Royal Bank of Scotland are accusing the institution’s former chief executive – along with three …

Investing