G7 leaders to back tech revolution for African women

Leaders to back Gates Foundation call to help rural poor and women access mobile bankingWorld leaders are to pledge to shape the technological revolution sweeping through Africa by acting to lift the threat of 400 million predominantly rural women bein…

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City watchdog admits investment rules too complex for staff

Angry investors at public meeting demand answers from FCA over financial scandals that have lost their moneyThe City watchdog has admitted that its rules are so complex that even its staff may not understand which investment products come under its jur…

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Little hope for a summer bounce as no-deal fears drag down GDP growth

The economy expanded just 0.3% in May, and a slump awaitsOne swallow doesn’t make a summer, so the old saying goes. For the warm middle months of the year, the British economy looked remarkably frosty, chilled by fears over a no-deal Brexit, until the …

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