Man watching TV

Mega-merger of media giants brings stock moves and criticism

BROADCASTING giants CBS and Viacom are set to merge in a media deal that will see shared ownership of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount...
DVDs and CDs

Plunge in disc sales seems to prove that future is virtual and streaming

THE NEWS that sales of DVDs, CDs and video games has plunged by almost a fifth should come as no surprise. After all, consumers...
Boeing 737 MAX

Max woes continue for Boeing, with production halt mooted

BOEING may halt production of the controversial 737 Max because of the aircraft’s grounding in the wake of two fatal accidents. (Click here to see...
Unemployed Deutsche Bankers

Workers out on the streets as massive job cuts bite at giant Deutsche Bank

DEUTSCHE Bank is cutting thousands of jobs in London and New York, part of a radical plan to reduce its global workforce by 18,000. (Click...
Shanghai skyline at night

‘Ground-breaking’ link to free-up Sino-British stock exchange trade

THE BRITISH Treasury has announced a stock link to allow UK-listed firms to become the first foreign entities to list in mainland China. Chancellor Philip...

Bloodhound LSR saved by enterprising engineer

Brits are back in the bid for a land-speed record, and RICHARD THOMAS has a good sniff around. And despite the recent trend in...
Jet Airways Boeing 777

Debts too heavy for airline to retain its international flights

INDIAN AIRLINE Jet Airways is reported to have suspended its international flights. Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned in the article The...
Boeing Share Price

Boeing stocks fall fast as news of tragic Max 8 crash is shared

By Richard Thomas IN THE age of the Internet and social media, responses to developments, incidents and accidents around the world are having increasingly rapid...
Etihad Airbus A380

Airborne behemoth to go extinct as orders fall — and smaller craft begin ruling...

Future A380 orders cut by Emirates, putting up to 3,500 Airbus jobs in doubt (Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned in...
New York Stock Exchange

IPOs for the people! Investors change tack, but public access is as important as...

Venture capital may be flavour of the month, but there is still a place for stock market launches, as BRENDAN FILIPOVSKI reports ARE THE halcyon...