• 24 April 2019 Related TopicsChristchurch mosque shootings Image copyright Getty Images Image caption "It's critical that technology platforms like Facebook are not perverted as a tool for terrorism", Ms Ardern said New Zealand and France will lead efforts to stop the use of social media to organise and promote terrorism in the wake of the Christchurch attacks.A gunman killed 50 people in an...

  • 24 April 2019 Image copyright Alamy The government has approved the supply of equipment by Chinese telecoms firm Huawei for the UK's new 5G data network despite warnings of a security risk. There is no formal confirmation but the Daily Telegraph says Huawei will build "non-core" components such as antennas.The US wants its allies in the "Five Eyes" intelligence grouping - the UK, Canada,...

  • The trouble started when the interest rates started rising and home ownership reached a saturation point. From June 30, 2004, onward, the Fed started raising rates so much that by June 2006, the Federal funds rate had reached 5.25% states Alan Green, senior analyst at Molton Wealth believes interest rates will plummet to below 1% in the next two years. There were early signs of distress already...

  • 24 April 2019 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe families living in converted office blocks in HarlowLabour says it would scrap a government scheme that allows offices and industrial buildings to be converted into homes without planning permission. The party said changes to permitted development rules in England had led to the creation of "slum housing and...

  • 24 April 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images Government borrowing last year fell to its lowest annual level in 17 years, official figures show.Borrowing for the 2018-19 financial year was £24.7bn, £17.2bn less than in the previous financial year, the Office for National Statistics said.Despite the drop, the amount was still higher than the Office for Budget Responsibility's...

  • 24 April 2019 Image copyright Getty Images The government has launched the recruitment process for a new governor for the Bank of England.The current governor Mark Carney will step down on 31 January 2020 after more than six years in the post.For the first time the government has hired a recruitment firm - Sapphire Partners - to help with the search.The job description has been placed on the...

  • 24 April 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images Virgin Trains has proposed an end to standing on long-distance journeys by managing rail services like flights.The firm argues seats should be sold as reservation-only, as part of a broader break-up of the rail franchise system.The firm, which operates trains on the West Coast Main Line, said customers should have to book a ticket and a seat...

  • "Stocks will rally sharply under Trump's election win on hopes of not just corporate tax cuts, but also deregulation and government spending. He also promises a simplified tax system with tax cuts across the board. In my view bank equities will soar as Trump will implement deregulation of the financial sector and its my belief he will abolish the Dodd Frank law and Volker rule. I believe from the...

  • 24 April 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption McDonald's are phasing paper straws into their 1,361 UK and Ireland restaurants McDonald's is being called on to stop its roll out of paper straws in the UK and Ireland, amid claims that they "dissolve" in drinks.The fast food giant is switching from plastic to paper straws at their 1,361 restaurants after customer pressure.An online petition...

  • 24 April 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images Easyjet has banned the sale of nuts on flights to help protect passengers with allergies.The airline will also ban passengers from eating nut products if somebody on board has an allergy to them.Nut policy among airlines differs. British Airways and Ryanair, ask passengers to refrain from eating peanuts if a fellow passenger has an allergy.At...

  • 24 April 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has said it still does not know how the crisis over the safety of its 737 Max 8 jets will affect its profits.In its latest set of results, Boeing said that uncertainty over when the plane would be allowed to fly again meant it could not forecast profits for this year.A fall in 737 deliveries has already led to a $1bn drop in revenues.In March, a...

  • 24 April 2019 Related TopicsSocial media regulation debate Image copyright Reuters Facebook has said it will set aside $3bn (£2.3bn) to cover the potential costs of an investigation by US authorities into its privacy practices.The social media giant also said sales for the first three months of the year leapt 26% to $15.08bn, narrowly beating market expectations.While it has provided for a...

  • 23 April 2019 Image copyright PA Criminal barristers in England and Wales are threatening to walk out of trials or refuse new work over a pay row with the Crown Prosecution Service.The Criminal Bar Association says rates for prosecution work have not risen in 20 years and barristers can receive as little as £46.50 for a day's work.In a CBA survey, 95% of barristers said they would strike...

  • 23 April 2019 Image copyright BEYOND MEAT US plant-based meat-maker Beyond Meat is raising money by issuing shares which will value the firm at over $1bn in its stock market debut.The firm, which made its UK launch in November, expects to offer 8.75 million shares priced between $19 and $21 each.At the upper price range, the flotation would value the company at $1.2bn.Beyond Meat says it wants...

  • 23 April 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images Vodafone has been rated as the UK's worst mobile network provider for the eighth year in a row, in consumer lobby group Which?'s eighth annual survey.EE and O2 also finished in the bottom three. Virtual network provider Giffgaff came top of the poll, ahead of Utility Warehouse and Plusnet Mobile.Which? said the study proved that good "customer...

  • 'I feel refreshed': Brits embrace multiple careers By Felicity Hannah Wake up to Money, BBC Radio 5 live 22 April 2019 Image copyright Sam Gray Image caption Sam Gray working in security - one of her many jobs More than 320,500 self-employed people in Britain are working two or more jobs, new analysis suggests.A study by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) -...

  • 23 April 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric car company Tesla, has said he expects the firm to have self-driving "robotaxis" on the road by 2020.The entrepreneur made the pledge as he announced an improved microchip for its driverless vehicles.Mr Musk told investors he expected regulators to approve ride-hailing in some areas for autonomous...

  • 23 April 2019 comments Image copyright TED Image caption Twitter founder Jack Dorsey answered questions at TED on problems with his platform at last week's Vancouver conference Shares in Twitter have surged more than 17% after the firm reported rising numbers of users and higher revenues, days after its chief executive promised to improve how it tackles online abuse. The company's revenue rose...

  • 23 April 2019 Image copyright AFP Cathay Pacific has vowed to act after stories emerged of food, drink and other items being stolen from planes.Items such as mini tubs of Haagen-Dazs ice cream, bottles of champagne and cutlery are said to have gone missing.Reports said cabin crew were to blame, but the airline's boss, Rupert Hogg, said the blame may lie elsewhere."The bigger issue is a pilferage...

  • 23 April 2019 Image copyright PA Image caption Staff walked out of Google's London office in November over the company's treatment of women Organisers of a series of walkouts in protest at Google's treatment of women have said they have since become victims of retaliation by the company.In November, 20,000 employees walked out of their offices demanding several key changes in how sexual...