Capitalism seen doing 'more harm than good' in global survey

LONDON (REUTERS) – A majority of people around the world believe capitalism in its current form is doing more harm than good, a survey found ahead of this week’s Davos meeting of business and political leaders. This year was the first time the “Edelman Trust Barometer”, which for two decades has polled tens of thousands of people on their trust […]

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As Brexit nears, Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with Africa

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union. After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on Jan. 31, Johnson is keen to develop business […]

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Election bounce sends price of a house rocketing £7k a month

The 2.3 per cent upswing is the biggest month-on-month increase at this time of year since its records began in 2002. The large monthly jump helped to push the annual rate of growth in asking prices to 2.7 per cent, the highest level since July 2017. Miles Shipside, Rightmove director, said: “These statistics seem to indicate that many buyers and sellers feel […]

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Tech revolution could worsen global inequality, says WEF

ZURICH (BLOOMBERG) – Global inequality is going to worsen unless governments do more to ensure those most affected by rapid technological change aren’t just cast aside and forgotten, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). As it prepares for its annual Davos gathering of leaders from the worlds of business, politics and finance, the WEF said it’s time to change […]

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Meghan Markle title: Is Meghan still the Duchess of Sussex?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s step down as senior royals was outlined by Buckingham Palace on Saturday. The couple will no longer use their HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) titles as they carve out a life for themselves outside the royal fold. From Spring 2020, the terms of Meghan and Harry’s Megxit agreement will take effect. The couple will mostly be […]

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