Thomas Cook shop

Firm that snapped-up troubled Thomas Cook is facing job cuts

THE COMPANY that bought-up 2,000 defunct Thomas Cook shops last October has warned that almost 900 of its staff may lose their jobs. Hays Travel...
Hang Seng Bank

New tech index is launched on Hong Kong stock market

A SHARE INDEX for Chinese technology giants, the Hang Seng Tech, has been launched on Hong Kong's stock market. Companies on the list include internet...
escape room

Time to play! New company brings experiential and live gaming to UK

A NEW company dedicated to developing and staging large-scale experiential and live gameplay productions has been launched in the UK. Gamepath is a partnership between...
Thames Estuary, Kate Willard

Thames Estuary plan aims to bring green development and create jobs for communities in...

THE UK government is backing the Thames Estuary as Britain’s biggest growth opportunity. With the claimed potential to create 1.5m jobs and add value of...
Gold bars

Selfless gesture: world’s super rich calling for higher taxation

SOME of the richest people on the planet want higher taxes on themselves and their peers to aid economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. A...
Climate Change

Green Alliance says £14bn needed each year to meet climate challenge

THE GREEN Alliance think-tank says Britain will need an extra £14bn each year to meet its climate commitments. It says £9bn that has been spent...
UK Government loan

Covid-19 loan schemes ‘a debt, not a grant’ cautions UK Finance

UK BUSINESSES are pessimistic about their growth potential once the COVID-19 crisis passes. A survey of 1,200 firms has found that the pandemic has negatively...

UK faces ‘productivity collapse’ as remote workers admit they do less — and get...

BRITAIN’S economy is on the brink of a productivity collapse, with homebound workers admitting they get away with an average of two hours and...
Zara shop

Online push from Inditex as up to 1,200 stores to close

INDITEX, the Spanish owner of fashion and clothing stores Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti, will close up to 1,200 outlets around...
Online Banking, Laptop

Banks ramp-up tech recruitment in response to pandemic crisis — and retail banking ‘may...

The advance of digital currency is one thing, but the swiftness by banks to incorporate tech roles is another ANALYSTS predict online banking penetration in...