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John Lewis staff bonus in doubt 2019-01-10 03:44:13Retailer sees higher Christmas sales but says it will think carefully about paying its staff bonus.

Debenhams sales tumble over Christmas 2019-01-10 03:15:41Debenhams blames "volatile" trading environment for 5.7% fall in sales as it holds talks with lenders.

Marks & Spencer food and clothing sales hit 2019-01-10 03:15:25Like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of new stores, were down 2.2% in the 13 weeks to 29 December.

Tesco reports strong Christmas trading 2019-01-10 02:36:48The UK's biggest supermarket chain reports a 2.2% rise in like-for-like sales over Christmas.

BBC World News business headlines 2019-01-10 02:05:16The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.

Trade war: China says US talks 'laid ground' 2019-01-09 23:39:14US and China officials held their first formal talks since both sides agreed to a trade war truce.

Japan to scrap UK beef ban imposed after 2019-01-09 22:16:16It comes ahead of a Downing Street meeting between Theresa May and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie divorce 2019-01-09 19:48:48The Amazon CEO and novelist wife, MacKenzie, married for 25 years, release the news on Twitter.

How is Qatar coping with its economic embargo? 2019-01-09 19:04:23As the boycott of Qatar by four of its neighbours enters a third calendar year, what is its continuing impact?

Are the days of the private car really 2019-01-09 19:01:49Is the "robo-taxis" revolution really on its way? Many readers were doubtful, so we address their counter-arguments.

Savile Row retailer Hardy Amies calls in administrators 2019-01-09 11:25:38Founded by the Queen's former dressmaker, Hardy Amies is in administration for the second time.

Ferry firm insists it will be ready for 2019-01-09 09:59:29Seaborne says it will be ready for Brexit, despite fears the Ramsgate-to-Ostend line is behind schedule.

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Activist Elliott tells Pernod there is still work 2019-02-08 07:33:49Activist investor Elliott kept up the pressure on French spirits group Pernod Ricard, welcoming this week's first-half results but calling for boardr

Shell leads cash race but Exxon catching up 2019-02-08 07:30:41Royal Dutch Shell widened its lead over Exxon Mobil as king of cash among the world's top oil and gas companies last year but its U.S. rival could ca

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank merger talk 'speculation': German finance 2019-02-08 07:26:19German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Friday he was in talks with banks about their future and called reports of a merger of Deutsche Bank and C

Crypto bear market threatens to last as potential 2019-02-08 07:18:14Cryptocurrencies may be facing a prolonged bear market.

Fifty years on, Boeing's 747 clings to life 2019-02-08 07:16:35Boeing's 747 jumbo jet, an aircraft that democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine passenger jets, has bounced b

U.S. Steel wins tax breaks from one of 2019-02-08 07:13:38United States Steel Corporation founded Gary, Indiana in 1906 - naming it after co-founder Elbert Henry Gary - and the city's fortunes have been clos

World share index set for weekly loss as 2019-02-08 06:55:01Global shares fell for a third straight day on Friday and were set to post their first weekly loss in seven, as investors worried about a broadening g

Brookfield in talks with India's Reliance Industries to 2019-02-08 06:49:15Canadian private equity firm Brookfield Asset Management is in preliminary talks with India's Reliance Industries to buy a stake in its optical fibre

Bank of America appoints head of new EU 2019-02-08 06:49:12Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named Sanaz Zaimi as head of its new Paris-based European Union broker-dealer unit BofA Securities Europe, the U.S.

Sony stock jumps after first-ever share buyback announcement 2019-02-08 06:44:12Sony Corp announced its first-ever major share buyback on Friday, worth 100 billion yen ($910 million), helping its stock recover from a hammering day

Staff wanted: pensioners welcome, but anyone, really 2019-02-08 06:30:43Zsuzsanna Czeizel told herself she'd never work again after she retired in 2012. But since October, she's held a job -- scanning boxes of sweets in

Exclusive: U.S. considers withdrawal of zero tariffs for 2019-02-08 05:51:33India could lose a vital U.S. trade concession, under which it enjoys zero tariffs on $5.6 billion of exports to the United States, amid a widening di

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Afghanistan Population 2019-02-06 10:28:00The total population in Afghanistan was estimated at 29.7 million people in 2017, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of

Afghanistan Unemployment Rate 2019-02-06 10:26:00Unemployment Rate in Afghanistan remained unchanged at 8.80 percent in 2017 from 8.80 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Afghanistan averaged 9.60

Afghanistan - Credit Rating 2019-02-02 19:00:00In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Afghanistan thus ha

Afghanistan Corruption Index 2019-01-29 07:29:00Afghanistan scored 16 points out of 100 on the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International. Corruption Index in Afghanist

Afghanistan Corruption Rank 2019-01-29 07:19:00Afghanistan is the 172 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency Internat

Afghanistan Sales Tax Rate 2019-01-17 05:24:00The Sales Tax Rate in Afghanistan stands at 10 percent. In Afghanistan, the sales tax rate is a tax charged to consumers based on the purchase price o

Afghanistan Inflation Rate MoM 2019-01-14 11:03:00The Consumer Price Index in Afghanistan increased 0.70 percent in November of 2018 over the previous month. Inflation Rate Mom in Afghanistan averaged

Afghanistan Inflation Rate 2019-01-14 11:00:00The inflation rate in Afghanistan was recorded at 1.10 percent in November of 2018. Inflation Rate in Afghanistan averaged 3.86 percent from 2005 unti

Afghanistan Cpi Transportation 2019-01-14 10:58:00The transportation sub-index of the CPI basket in Afghanistan increased to 119.80 Index Points in November of 2018 from 118.40 Index Points in October

Afghanistan Food Inflation 2019-01-14 10:58:00Cost of food in Afghanistan decreased 0.50 percent in November of 2018 over the same month in the previous year. Food Inflation in Afghanistan average

Afghanistan Cpi Housing Utilities 2019-01-14 10:57:00Cpi Housing Utilities in Afghanistan increased to 110.70 Index Points in November from 110.50 Index Points in October of 2018. Cpi Housing Utilities i

Afghanistan Core Inflation Rate 2019-01-14 10:56:00Core consumer prices in Afghanistan increased 2.70 percent in November of 2018 over the same month in the previous year. Core Inflation Rate in Afghan

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Recession is a risk in 2019. But maybe 2019-01-10 07:37:44A number of key trends in the economy are positive, from wage growth to low interest rates. Some of the biggest wild cards are trade policy and centra

Stocks dive, again. Does Wall Street foresee a 2019-01-10 07:37:44After several strong years, stock markets look rattled as 2018 draws to a close. A mix of factors signal a heightened risk of a slowdown, but an outri

Where local residents help birth the businesses that 2019-01-10 07:37:44Often new businesses rely on financing from a top-down system where bankers call the shots. For places that feel left behind, often communities o

From hemp to organic foods, farm bill embraces 2019-01-10 07:37:44Passage of the farm bill is a rite of Congress that often borders on the arcane. But this year’s version signals how American farming is gradual

Post-layoffs, GM fights to keep tax credit for 2019-01-10 07:37:44A $7,500 tax incentive for buyers of electric vehicles is critical for General Motors as it ramps up production in the EV market. But some government

Qatar leaves OPEC, cementing distance with Saudi Arabia 2019-01-10 07:37:44Qatar will leave the world's largest consortium of oil producing countries in a bid to expand natural gas and oil drilling even as oil prices remain

Which fork in the road to take? Detroit 2019-01-10 07:37:44US carmakers appear poised to try two paths forward at once, building more SUVs and pickups, which the US market loves, to pay their way along a 

It’s a wide world of charity out there. 2019-01-10 07:37:44As ‘Giving Tuesday’ arrives, it’s a good time to think about charitable donations. Increasingly, average givers are focusi

Preparing for tech shift, GM cuts thousands of 2019-01-10 07:37:44The largest automaker in the US, General Motors, announced Nov. 26 that it would cut as many as 14,000 workers in North America. The cuts affect both

Instead of amplifying human biases, can algorithms help 2019-01-10 07:37:44The rising use of artificial intelligence has become one of the dominant trends in business. On the heels of that trend come questions about fairness

Ahead of Black Friday, market sees red 2019-01-10 07:37:44The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 600 points on Nov. 20 as tech companies and retailers face losses and an oil surplus pushed barrel prices low

Hard times in farm country coincide with a 2019-01-10 07:37:44Farmers are resourceful by necessity. But many face a test as a US-China rift undercuts their exports – a challenge familiar to those who weathe

UN News Centre - Economic

Nearly two-thirds of children lack access to welfare 2019-02-06 10:12:09More than six in 10 children globally lack access to social protection, leaving them particularly vulnerable to falling into chronic poverty, the UN s

As inequality grows, the UN fights for a 2019-02-04 16:54:05The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the UN’s blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all – calls for a redu

Neither side stands to benefit in US-China trade 2019-02-04 13:18:14The tit-for-tat trade dispute between China and the United States may do little to protect domestic producers in either country and could have “

Boom in Artificial Intelligence patents, points to ‘quantum 2019-01-31 10:55:34The “upsurge” in patent applications for devices and machines powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the last five years, suggests tha

Guterres in Davos: ‘Dysfunctional’ response to common problems, 2019-01-24 12:16:35The world’s problems are “more and more integrated” but the response to them is increasingly “fragmented” and “dys

UN chief urges top digital tech panel to 2019-01-23 12:10:49Key discussions among global decision-makers and influencers have taken place at the UN in Geneva this week, aiming to limit the growing risk of inter

‘Countless opportunities’ for new people-centred workplace, but ‘decisive 2019-01-22 12:22:01Unprecedented innovations in the world of work provide “countless opportunities” but unless they are embraced through action, inequality a

Human rights are ‘key’ for economic policymaking says 2019-01-21 14:45:30Calling on governments to take human rights obligations into account when designing economic reforms, an independent United Nations rights expert said

Global economy to see ‘steady’ growth of three 2019-01-21 12:20:15The global economy grew at a “steady” 3.1 per cent last year and similar levels of growth are expected in 2019, but these headline figures

Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in 2019-01-19 17:55:50The United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hid

Libyan authorities must shoulder the burden to support 2019-01-18 15:02:54Despite years of promises to address the “vulnerable heart” of Libya – the country’s south – conditions around its water

‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of UN coalition 2019-01-15 16:59:03Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday &l

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Holloman Air Force Base receives notice for groundwater 2019-02-08 13:43:15 New Mexico's Environment Department served Holloman Air Force Base with a notice of violation for high levels of carcinogenic contaminants in ground

BIW awarded $15.6M for USS Jackson yard services 2019-02-08 10:45:31 Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, was awarded a $15.6 million contract for planning yard services of the USS Jackson and follow ship

Raytheon awarded $406M for Army radio system 2019-02-08 10:26:40 Raytheon was awarded a four-year contract for hardware and support of the AN/ARC-231 Multiple-Mode Aviation Radio Suite on U.S. Army helicopters and

Bell awarded $240M for 12 Viper helicopters for 2019-02-08 09:01:33 Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. was awarded a $240.3 million contract to build 12 AH-1Z Viper helicopters for the kingdom of Bahrain.

Watch: Rafael test-launches missile from light vehicle in 2019-02-07 11:32:37 Israel's Rafael defense contractor, Advanced Defense Systems, showed video of tests of precision-guided SPIKE NLOS missiles launched from a Tomcar l

State Dept. approves sale of VIP aircraft missile 2019-02-07 11:14:25 The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of two large aircraft self-protection suites for aircraft used to transport the prime minister and pr

General Atomics awarded $30.9M more for MQ-9 missile 2019-02-07 10:13:17 The Missile Defense Agency awarded General Atomics another $30.9 million to continue testing the MQ-9 Reaper drone for a role in the Ballistic Missil

BAE awarded $225M for APKWS kits rocket upgrades 2019-02-07 09:00:17 BAE Systems was awarded a $225 million contract for system kits used to turn unguided rockets into laser-guided rockets for the U.S. military, Nigeri

U.S. Army to purchase Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile 2019-02-06 15:58:27 The U.S. Army will purchase Israeli-made and battle-tested Iron Dome missile defense system, it announced on Wednesday.

Federal budget to be released mid-March, Pentagon expects 2019-02-06 14:37:39 The U.S. government's budget for fiscal year 2020 is expected to be released beginning on March 11, with the Pentagon expecting the spending plan to

Navy awards $90M to Lockheed to cut cost 2019-02-06 13:40:32 Lockheed Martin was awarded a $90 million contract to further reduce the cost of F-35 fighter aircraft, with focus on the plane's air system, the U.

U.S. Navy ships collide in Atlantic Ocean, no 2019-02-06 11:42:10 Two U.S. Navy vessels, a guided-missile destroyer and a cargo ship, struck each other off the Florida coast, with no injuries, the Navy reported.

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