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UK companies remain confident about economic outlook

Growth in UK manufacturing has eased back to more moderate levels, but companies remain confident about the economic outlook, according to a new study.<p>A survey of almost 300 businesses by the EEF, the UK manufacturers' group, suggested a continued positive picture, with plans to invest in machinery …

Asian stock markets rise as dollar gains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, lifted by new signs of strength in the U.S. economy and expectations that Europe's …

Eurozone recovery hopes dashed by poor manufacturing data

A surprisingly weak survey of euro area manufacturers points to another difficult quarter for the currency bloc<p>Hopes of a eurozone recovery in the third quarter were dashed by a wave of weak manufacturing data, released on Monday.<p>Survey data from Markit revealed that the outlook for euro area …

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis starts work as share price falls

Tesco was one of the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 on Monday, after one of its leading shareholders revealed it had cut its stake because the supermarket was "too risky".<p>The criticism from long-term shareholder US investment fund Harris Associates highlights the scale of the challenge confronting …

Airport expansion critical for UK, says CBI

<b>A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.</b><p>The business lobby group said the UK was already losing out to European rivals on direct flights to emerging markets, and urged action by …

China manufacturing growth slows in August, surveys show

The official purchasing managers index (PMI) came in at 51.1 last month, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement.<p>The figure was down from 51.7 in July, and the first decline since slipping to 50.2 in February, according to previous data. Readings above 50 indicate growth, while …

Your brain stores imagination and memory separately

Neuroscientists have pinpointed where imagination hides in the brain and found it to be functionally distinct from related processes such as …

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for …

Hong Kong Protests Gain Pace as China Rules Out Full Democracy

China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will …

The Crown season two trailer has landed and here’s what we know so far

We officially can’t wait.<p>Following Netflix’s huge success with the first season of <i>The Crown</i> last year, we weren’t surprised when a second season was …