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Labour leader calls bankers speculators and gamblers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at investment bank Morgan Stanley, telling the company it was right to regard him as a...

Oil exporters agree to extend output curbs

The world's leading oil exporting nations have agreed to extend production curbs, aimed at boosting the oil price, by nine months. The Organisation...

Shell reveals gender pay gap of 22%

Oil giant Shell says male staff working for the company on average earn 22% more than women in the UK. Shell says that despite...

More gamblers 'self-excluding' as online betting grows

More gamblers are opting to "ban" themselves amid a rise in online betting, new figures have revealed.Firms received almost 50,000 requests from customers asking...

Net migration falls by more than 100,000 after Brexit vote

Net migration is estimated to have fallen by nearly a third to 230,000 in the year to June, new figures show.It is the first...

Pound rises on hopes of Brexit progress

The value of the pound continued to climb on Thursday as hopes rose of progress in the Brexit negotiations.Sterling hit a two-month dollar high...

Elon Musk bids to build Chicago travel pods

Elon Musk's infrastructure firm, the Boring Company, will compete to build a new transport link in Chicago.Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring options for a...

Australia to hold major inquiry into nation's banks

Australia will hold a royal commission inquiry into its banking and financial sector, the government has announced.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the commission -...

Why India's government is pumping money into banks

India's banks are due to get a cash injection from the government, in the hope that it will get them lending again. Source: BBC

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its...

Aging indicators

It's been almost five years since Shinzo Abe took power as Japan's prime minister for the second time.Mr Abe promised to smash deflation, and...

Snow business

With the latest competitive skiing season taking to the slopes once again and the next Winter Olympics just around the corner, the sport is...

Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up

Uber has revealed that 2.7 million British riders and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach that it covered up for more than...

Fraudsters pose as police to steal cash

Criminals are posing as police and stealing money from victims who believe they are helping an undercover investigation.UK Finance, which oversees banks' crime prevention,...