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January 8, 2019 4:20 PM BREXIT BLOCK: Macron vows to EXCLUDE UK's creative industries from future EU trade deal

EMMANUEL Macron has pledged to restrict market access to the European Union’s markets for Britain’s creative industry in order to protect “cultural diversity” in France. The French President confirmed he will maintain his country’s opposition to include audiovisual services in any future free trade agreements signed by the EU including Britain’s post-Brexit 156

January 2, 2019 9:51 PM Apple cites China as it cuts forecast

Apple has warned investors about its growth in the most recent quarter, citing weaker sales in China. In an unexpected disclosure, the iPhone maker said it expected revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) in the three months to 29 December. That is down from its November forecast of at least $89bn - a prediction that had already disappointed investors. The firm's 97

December 24, 2018 5:49 PM Donald Trump compares Federal Reserve to bad golfer as US stocks dive in shutdown chaos

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has blasted America’s independent central bank and compared the Federal Reserve to a “powerful golfer who can’t score”. The president is annoyed over the Fed’s decision to raise its short-term rate four times this year in a bid to prevent the economy from overheating. President Trump wrote on Twitter: “The only problem our economy 136

December 3, 2018 10:06 AM Cracks in EU: Crunch EU meeting today will FORCE Italy to come to heel

ITALY’S budget is back on the table in Brussels with eurozone’s finance ministers meeting again to discuss national draft budgets for next year. The cash-strapped country’s proposals have already been rejected by the EU because it fails to lower massive public debt but the government then refused to make changes to prevent a disciplinary procedure that could 133

November 26, 2018 7:01 AM New ombudsman service for rail passenger complaints

Consumer groups hope the new system will act as a 'wake-up call' to train companies to start improving their services. Consumer groups hope the new system will drive improvements in the way train companies handle complaints. The ombudsman's decision will be binding and companies will have to take action if failings are identified. Figures from the regulator 115

November 15, 2018 2:36 PM 'Brexiteers are LIARS!' France warns UK it will PAY for Brexit

BREXITEERS “lied” to the British people in the lead up to the EU referendum and will “pay” for Brexit, France’s finance minister has claimed. In a strongly worded attack against Britain, Bruno Le Maire said Brexit was a "historical mistake" and he hopes the UK will ask to rejoin the EU in 15 years. He said: "I think many British politicians have been liars 62

November 8, 2018 5:54 PM BREXIT BOOST: Demand for language tutoring SOARS as UK gears up for the global market

BREXIT has led to a boost in demand for private language classes, with an increasing number of Britons seeking to learn another language as Britain prepares to forge new trading relationship around the world. Brexit has created profitable opportunities for language tutors, who saw their number of customers spiking in the last two years. As UK negotiators 73

November 5, 2018 3:57 AM US-China trade war: Xi Jinping in SLY DIG at Donald Trump during MAJOR conference speech?

CHINA’s President Xi Jinping urged global leaders to resist protectionism and sought to portray his country as a champion of free trade in a speech at China International Import Expo which is seen as a sly dig at US President Donald Trump. Speaking in China’s financial hub Shangai on Monday, Mr Xi advocated for an open and inclusive economy with remarks 86

November 1, 2018 5:56 AM Pound jumps on report of a tentative financial services deal with the EU

Negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on all aspects of a future partnership on services, The Times says. British and European negotiators have reached an agreement on all aspects of a future partnership on services, the paper said. The deal gives UK financial services companies continued access to European markets after Britain leaves the EU, as long as British 128

October 25, 2018 12:27 AM US stock CRISIS: 2018 economic gains WIPED OUT after Dow Jones drops 608 points in one day

US STOCKS went into further free-fall on Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by over 600 points in a day, wiping out any economic growth that was made in the entirety of 2018. Facebook saw a loss of 5.41 percent, Amazon plummeted by 5.91 percent, Google's parent company Alphabet by 5.17 percent, AT&T by 8.08 percent and Netflix by 9.4 percent 113