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Here's why Ryanair want United Kingdom airports to enforce a two-drink limit

Here's why Ryanair want United Kingdom airports to enforce a two-drink limit In a survey of 4,000 workers by Unite, one in five said that they had been assaulted by members of the public, while more than 50% reported that they had witnessed verbal, sexual or physical harassment. It said that many offenders "had the opportunity to drink heavily at the airport before they get on the flight". The airline's managing director, Phil Ward, told Panorama: "I think [the airport... [Full Article...]

Japan surges 1% to post six-quarter growth streak

Japan surges 1% to post six-quarter growth streak Robust domestic demand and capital spending offset a decline in exports, with private consumption grew at 0.9 percent. "This is a positive development for inflation ". The Bank of Japan said in July it expected the economy to expand 1.8% for the current financial year through March 2018, upgraded from the 1.6% growth estimated in April. [Full Article...]

Fleas carrying the bubonic plague have been found in Arizona

Fleas carrying the bubonic plague have been found in Arizona It's after three people needed hospital treatment after contracting the plague 400 miles away east in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, in June. Scientists carried out extensive checks around the homes of the victims - who included a 52-year-old and a 62-year-old woman, to "ensure the safety of the immediately family and neighbours". [Full Article...]

Egypt investigates fatal train accident

Egypt investigates fatal train accident The incident has prompted the resignation of Egypt's railway authority and the arrest of both train drivers. Transport ministry officials separately told state television that the crash could have been caused by a malfunction in one of the trains that caused it to stop on the tracks. [Full Article...]

Gold hovers near two-month highs on N.Korea tensions

Gold hovers near two-month highs on N.Korea tensions Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 1.69%, while mainland markets saw the Shanghai Composite dip 1.04%. So far it's just been a war of words between the US and North Korea so the rally has just been a normal reaction to the possibility of a geopolitical event. [Full Article...]

Korean tensions keep yen near eight-week highs

Korean tensions keep yen near eight-week highs Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump reacted to North Korea's nuclear weapons threats by saying they " will be met with fire and fury ". LONDON-The dollar was close to an eight-week low against the yen on Friday as escalating tension over North Korea dominated currency markets thinned out by the summer holidays in Europe and the United States . [Full Article...]

The Hansard Global plc (LON:HSD) Earns "Outperform" Rating from Macquarie

The Hansard Global plc (LON:HSD) Earns It has outperformed by 21.58% the S&P500. The Weir Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based company, which is engaged in engineering businesses. The firm now has a GBX 505.00 target on the stock. Amg Funds Limited Liability Co stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in AA PLC (LON:AA). Its down 0.21, from 1.57 in 2016Q3. Zebra Capital Management Lc invested in 0.47% or 35,006 shares. [Full Article...]

Investors seek safety as North Korea tension escalates; stocks end off lows

Investors seek safety as North Korea tension escalates; stocks end off lows SIMMERING TENSIONS: North Korea revealed on Thursday a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. The Swiss franc was on track for its biggest daily gain against the euro since the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the currency in January 2015. [Full Article...]

Trump 'badly missed the mark' on Charlottesville

Trump 'badly missed the mark' on Charlottesville Trump's equivocal response to the violence. "Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis , white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans", Trump said at a press conference. [Full Article...]

Sensex, Nifty Snap Five-day Losing Streak

Sensex, Nifty Snap Five-day Losing Streak Breaking three-session losing streak, Nifty Metal gained over 3 per cent in Monday's trade, with shares of Jindal Steel & Power (up 7.32 per cent), Vedanta (up 4.37 per cent) and Nalco (up 4.24 per cent) surging over 4 per cent. Higher global markets helped lift the sentiments. "But thereafter, the reason has been the strength in Bank Nifty, HDFC, and exhaustion of selling pressure in the ... [Full Article...]

Trump Blasts Merck CEO Frazier As He Steps Down From Manufacturing Council

Trump Blasts Merck CEO Frazier As He Steps Down From Manufacturing Council Via Twitter , the CEO of the United States' second-largest drug company resigned from his position on the president's American Manufacturing Council, effective immediately. The high-profile exit comes amid continued criticism of Trump's vague statements Saturday about the clashes in Charlottesville. Trump is more anxious about a CEO insulting him than an American who was killed in an act of right... [Full Article...]

July retail inflation seen picking up for first time in 4 months

July retail inflation seen picking up for first time in 4 months Primary articles inflation rose 0.46% led by a 21.95% rise in vegetable inflation. The wholesale prices had decelerated in May to 2.17 per cent from 3.85 per cent reported for April. Inflation rate for the "manufactured products" group, which has the highest weight of 64.23 per cent in the wholesale price index, rose by 0.2 per cent in July 2017. [Full Article...]

Dollar hits 8-week low vs yen, N.Korea tensions spook investors

Dollar hits 8-week low vs yen, N.Korea tensions spook investors The major averages have all moved to the upside, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 bouncing off their lowest closing levels in a month. South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to a 9 1/2-week low, taking its losses this week to almost 2.7 percent. [Full Article...]

The tech world rallies against Charlottesville rally

The tech world rallies against Charlottesville rally The neo-Nazi site has been given 24 hours to find a new host, otherwise it will be taken offline by GoDaddy . 'We will allow the site to remain online for 24 hours so the world can witness the hate. The hackers claimed to have obtained the location data of the editor of the website, Andrew Langlin, and stated they were "sending their allies in Lagos to pay him a visit in person". [Full Article...]

PSG Close To Agreeing £163m For Barcelona Target Mbappe — REPORTS

PSG Close To Agreeing £163m For Barcelona Target Mbappe — REPORTS Neymar Jr along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, has been the attacking trident for Barcelona . "Then I'll talk with the staff and with him". Neymar is a prodigious football talent. Since they were bought by Qatar Sports Investments in 2012, the furthest the club have gone in the Champions League is the quarter-final stage. I mean, look at Irving and Neymar respectively. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin Price Holds above $4000 , Boosted by Japan and Geopolitical Turmoil

Bitcoin Price Holds above $4000 , Boosted by Japan and Geopolitical Turmoil At the time of writing, bitcoin is valued at $4073, while the overall market cap is estimated at $135,9 billion. The price of bitcoin surged through $4,000 for the first time over the weekend thanks to increased demand stemming from tensions on the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

S&P falls 1.4 percent in safety flight on North Korea tensions

S&P falls 1.4 percent in safety flight on North Korea tensions OPEC pumped more oil in July as global oil supplies rose for the third straight month, the IEA said Friday, giving figures that cast further doubt on the cartel's pledge to cut output to raise prices. The yen is often sought in times of geopolitical tension, partly because Japan has a big current account surplus, and it being the world's biggest creditor nation, there is an assumption Japanese inv... [Full Article...]

Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev to Retire by Mid

Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev to Retire by Mid Commonwealth Bank of Australia said on Monday its chief executive Ian Narev will retire by June 2018, in the wake of a scandal over money laundering and terror financing allegations. The head of Australia's Commonwealth Bank will step down by the middle of next year, the firm said. The bank's annual report showed Mr Narev's pay in 2016-2017 had dropped to AUD5.7 million from AUD8.8 million the ... [Full Article...]

FTSE sell-off gathers strength on North Korea fears

The North is responding to Trump's threat in a statement from its military carried by state-run news agency KCNA. The president continued tweeting on Friday, saying that military solutions to the crisis are " locked and loaded ". Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Meanwhile, the major European markets have turned mixed on the day. While the German DAX Index has edged down by 0.1 p... [Full Article...]

As North Korea-US tensions brew, safe-haven currencies rise

As North Korea-US tensions brew, safe-haven currencies rise Australian shares were down 1.3 per cent, set for a weekly loss of 0.5 per cent. Japan's Nikkei also handed back earlier gains and was a shade lower. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback against the currencies of six major USA trading partners, was last 0.2% down on the day during afternoon European trading hours - it stood at 93.20. [Full Article...]


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