Oil tanker at sea, platform in background

Oil price hits negative territory for the first time, Virgin Group ailing, UK firms...

CORONAVIRUS infections are dropping in many countries, but corporate and financial impacts are increasingly being felt. Virgin Australia is going into administration, the US oil...
Disney+ Booth And Signage D23 Expo 2019

Streaming services basking in unprecedented demand from a currently ‘captive’ audience

IT'S AN ILL wind that blows no good, and Disney Plus is on the sweet end of a compensatory breeze from the pandemic. The video...
Tesco Colney Hatch by Michelle Davies

Welcome to a crazed new world: coronavirus, paranoia, and some Zombie Apocalypse shopping tips

By Hal Williams YOU WALK into the supermarket, intending to just pick up a few things, and wha…. ? The place is swarming. Shelves are...
Car dealership

UK car market stalled for fears of ‘emissions laws and Brexit’

NEW UK car registrations in 2019 fell to their lowest level in six years. A total of 2.31m new cars were registered in 2019, down...
Trainers, sneakers in shop

Walking a mile in China’s shoes likely to cost US shoppers dear

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump may figuratively have shot himself in the foot. Another industry is about to become a casualty of America’s escalating trade war...
Black Friday in Brazil

Black Friday: brawls, stampedes and security staff on full alert…

By Hal Williams BLACK Friday… it’s here again. The term was first used in America, with annual sales starting the day after Thanksgiving sparking shopaholic...
e-cigarette, vaping

Imperial Brands running out of puff? A tough year for the vaping industry

BRITISH multinational firm Imperial Brands has had a challenging year, with pre-tax profits for 2019 falling from £1.83bn to £1.69bn and shares down 9.4...
Halloween shop

Oh, my gourd: pumpkins, sweets and costumes make today a monster hit

WANT to hear a scary story…? Well gather round the hearth, children, and consider these facts (well, internet facts, courtesy of the US National...
Thomas Cook shop

Thomas Cook ceases trading, leaving tens of thousands of customers stranded abroad

AFTER almost 180 years in business holiday firm Thomas Cook has collapsed — leaving 150,000 Britons stranded abroad. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said...
Qantas Boeing 787

In for the long haul: Qantas to experiment with non-stop trips between London and...

QANTAS Airways is planning to run test flights between London and Sydney to discover how planes, crews and passengers will cope with the longest...