Friday, 28 July 2017

Business

Most British companies are optimistic about the future post-Brexit

LONDON: Nearly two-thirds of British businesses are “optimistic” about their future in the wake of the Brexit vote, a major survey has disclosed. A poll of 34,000 companies by the Institute of Directors found that 60 per cent of businesses are “optimistic” or “very optimistic” about the year ahead. The businesses, predominantly ...

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How late are the shops open for? Closing hours for Christmas Eve shoppers

LONDON: Bread sauce, Uncle Martin, batteries for the presents, crackers. There’s always something you only remember at the last minute. Worse, even if you’ve done your planning perfectly, things break at the worst possible time – and having children and pets running about in a crowded house hardly helps matters. ...

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American Apparel cuts 150 jobs as all but one of its UK stores closes

LONDON: Nearly 150 American Apparel staff have been made redundant before Christmas after the fashion chain closed 12 of its 13 UK stores. Only the Camden High Street store has remained open, leaving 147 employees working at the other branches out of work. Jim Tucker, joint administrator and restructuring partner at ...

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Travellers face Christmas rail closures due to planned work

LONDON: Rail passengers will face disruption over the Christmas period, with 200 sets of engineering works affecting up to 10% of the railways. Network Rail, which maintains the UK’s railways, said carrying out works over the festive season would have the least effect on the travelling public. London, Manchester and ...

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UK third quarter GDP growth revised up to 0.6%

LONDON: The UK economy grew by 0.6% in the third quarter, according to official figures, faster than previous estimates. Growth for the July-to-September period had originally been estimated at 0.5%. New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggested that the business and financial sector was more active than ...

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Kendal food poisoning ‘linked to raw milk’

LONDON: A food poising outbreak in Cumbria is linked to the sale of raw milk at a farm, council officials have said. Six cases of campylobacter have so far been linked to people consuming unpasteurised milk from Low Sizergh Barn Farm in Kendal. South Lakeland Council said it had launched ...

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London Underground staff to stage 24-hour strike in new year

LONDON: Thousands of London Underground workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in the new year in a dispute over jobs. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) will walk out from 6pm on Sunday 8 January. The unions are embroiled ...

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UK car production roars to 17-year high

LONDON: Car production has reached its highest level since 1999, with over 1.6 million models rolling off the production line so far this year, new figures show. Almost 170,000 vehicles were built in UK factories last month, an increase of 12.8pc on November last year and the best total for 17 ...

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IPhone Dual Sim May Be Coming

PARIS: The main significant handset producer that has not coordinated double SIM functionality on its cell phones is Apple. It appears to be fairly odd in the matter of why Apple adhered to a solitary one so far. However, a few new patent filings propose that Apple is thinking about ...

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