A European court ruling in favour of a gig economy worker who never got a paid holiday in 13 years has been declared an example of how Brexit would be “a disaster for workers’ rights”. The union representing those in the gig...
When the Chancellor Philip Hammond didn’t blame me in his Budget speech, I thought I’d got away with it. But the Internet never forgets; someone always has receipts. And after a week of reflection I can no longer ignore the damage caused...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. There are no more made-up or imported days that promise discounts and savings. Yet despite a rocky economic outlook, or maybe because of it, we’re all set for a bumper Christmas. Research from...
RBS has announced plans to close 259 branches, cutting 680 jobs, in response to customers migrating towards online and mobile services. In total, 62 RBS branches and 197 NatWest outlets will be shuttered by the middle of next year. It said that in...
A man in Pennsylvania says he contracted an eye-eating parasite from an amusement park water ride, and he is suing the park for negligence. Robert Trostle claims that he contracted the parasite microsporidia in his left eye from being splashed during a...
Emperor Akihito, who has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan’s throne seeking to soothe the wounds of the Second World War, will step down on 30 April 2019 - the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries. A...
The White House has signalled that President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a distinction that would likely cause controversy in the region and would reverse the precedent established by his predecessors. Mr Trump is reportedly considering recognizing...
Jambu Palaniappan, the regional general manager for UberEATS for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is leaving the company to join a venture capital firm. His departure from Uber follows that of head of policy Christopher Burghardt and Europe managing director Jo...
Bitcoin and bubble have become virtually synonymous in the minds of many skeptics during this year’s breathtaking rally. While the digital currency has defied doomsday prophesies, there’s a number of ways this party could end badly for the swelling ranks of...
Bitcoin is all the rage, but there are also a handful of stocks that have equalled the digital currency’s gravity-defying surge this year. Lesser-known companies trading on stock exchanges in Japan, Hong Kong and India have seen their share prices soar at...