Monday, May 20, 2019

Thomas Cook reassures holidaymakers after shares plunge

Troubled travel firm Thomas Cook has been reassuring customers who contacted the firm with concerns about holiday trips, after its share price crashed. Its share price fell sharply at the end of last week, and...

Billionaire Robert F Smith to pay entire US class’s student debt

A billionaire technology investor has shocked graduating students in Atlanta, Georgia, by telling them he will pay off all of their student loans. Robert F Smith, one of America’s most prominent black philanthropists, was giving...

Ryanair cautious on outlook as profits slide

Ryanair’s profits fell by nearly a third last year to €1bn (£880m) as fuel costs rose and fares fell. Europe’s biggest discount airline added that profits could be lower this year as fares continue...

Japan economy beats expectations of slowdown

Japan’s economy unexpectedly grew in the three months to March, shrugging off forecasts for a contraction in the world’s third largest economy. The economy grew at an annualised 2.1% in the period, preliminary gross domestic...

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European crisis could be brewing.

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could be brewing. Dr Lars Feld, one of the German Council of Economic Experts, was one of the first last year to...

Google ‘restricts Huawei’s use of Android’

Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, Reuters reports. New smartphones made by the company will also lose access to Google’s app store and software such as...

Warning over ‘new eurozone crisis’

A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could be brewing. Dr Lars Feld, one of the German Council of Economic Experts, was one of the first last year to...

Rail passengers lost 3.9m hours in 2018, Which? report says

UK rail passengers lost an estimated 3.9m hours to delays in 2018, according to consumer group Which? The data covers trains which arrived at their destination 30 minutes or more late, and is based on...

‘Your team is your product, build a well-oiled machine’

Avi Meir created a new type of website for business travellers, called TravelPerk. It was easy to use and has been adopted by hundreds of firms. But as TravelPerk grows, Avi has found his...

Inside the world’s most expensive election

With voting completed, India is now waiting to see who will be its next prime minister. Over the course of five weeks, hundreds of millions of Indians across the country took part in the...

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