Bank of England holds fire on further emergency help for UK economy despite darkening outlook Markets and euro slide after European Central Bank fails to deliver on grand promises to prop up single... Government in talks to nationalise Royal Bank of Scotland so it can lend more to cash-strapped Britons … [Read more...] about ‘He’s not going anywhere’: Cameron says Osborne is safe in his post until 2015 election
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Representatives of the City and other international financial centres will warn this week that governments must avoid "the self-defeating lure of protectionism" and seek a coordinated response to aid the global economy's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Financial centres warn over protectionism risks
Even Barack Obama, for long BlackBerry's most high-profile fan, seems to have cooled on the company. As a candidate in 2008, Obama criss-crossed America with his BlackBerry seemingly glued to hand. After his election there were fears he might have to end his CrackBerry addiction due to security fears. But he fought hard, and successfully, to keep the device. "Let the man have his BlackBerry," John Podesta, co-chairman of Obama's transition team, told security chiefs. Without it "he'd be like a caged lion padding restlessly around the West Wing, wondering what's happening on the other side of the iron bars that surround the People's House". … [Read more...] about BlackBerry goes up for sale after years of struggle in smartphone market
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has said one of its scientific papers found a few reported cases of viral conjunctivitis among coronavirus patients, but a "lack of evidence" meant it was "unable to report on the association of vision impairment, as a result of a patient contracting COVID-19". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Does COVID-19 really impact your eyesight – and if so, how?
'I know from personal experience as a mum of three that I do not want to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on homewares and furniture that has the possibility of being broken, so Kmart gives us an affordable range of homewares that look great.' … [Read more...] about Meet the mums who made Kmart ‘cool’: How thousands of savvy and stylish shoppers transformed the once ‘daggy’ store into a powerhouse dominating the retail market