General election 2019: Pound and shares surge

General election 2019: Pound and shares surge

13 December 2019 comments Image copyright Getty ImagesThe pound and shares have surged after the Conservatives won a clear majority in the UK general election. Sterling rose above $1.35 at one point - its highest level since May last year - on hopes that the big majority would remove uncertainty...

Viagogo's takeover of StubHub faces competition probe

Viagogo's takeover of StubHub faces competition probe

13 December 2019 Image copyright Getty ImagesViagogo's $4bn (£3.1bn) deal to buy rival ticket reseller StubHub is to be investigated by the UK's competition watchdog. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will look at whether the deal will lead to "a substantial lessening of...

Trump halts new tariffs in US China trade war

Trump halts new tariffs in US China trade war

13 December 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposed tariffs would have hit a wide range of electronics, including all of Apple's major productsThe US and China have announced a preliminary trade agreement. The so-called phase one deal will see billions of dollars in tariffs...

Switching broadband provider 'could save £120'

Switching broadband provider 'could save £120'

14 December 2019 Image copyright Getty ImagesHaggling could save households £120 a year on broadband, but 45% of customers have not asked their current provider for a better deal, according to Which? The consumer group found that 78% of people who negotiated were offered an incentive,...

Garuda airline boss to lose job over smuggled motorbike

Garuda airline boss to lose job over smuggled motorbike

6 December 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ari Askhara has been accused of failing to declare the importation of a Harley Davidson and two folding bikesThe boss of Indonesia's national airline is being dismissed over allegations he smuggled a classic motorbike into the country....

Macron pension reform: France enters second day of strike

Macron pension reform: France enters second day of strike

6 December 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Train services have been badly affected by the strikeA strike over planned pension reforms that paralysed France on Thursday has entered its second day. Several unions, including rail and metro workers, voted to extend the strike action,...