UK firms will face ‘deliberate disruption’ to hit zero carbon goal

State ready to disrupt or phase out the most polluting business activities to meet 2050 targetUK companies must brace for the government to deliberately disrupt or phase out business areas that are unfit for a net zero-carbon economy, according to a re…

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Weak pay rises and dearer housing fuel jump in working poor, says IFS

Number in poverty rises to 8m, with 60% living in households where someone works Britain has seen a big jump in the working poor since the 1990s, with almost three out of five people below the official poverty line living in a household where at least …

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Is Facebook’s Libra currency a case of corporate megalomania? | Nils Pratley

The planned cryptocurrency has big questions to answer, not least on transparency and trust What is Facebook’s new Libra digital currency? A way to stop money-transfer companies exploiting the world’s poor by skimming off vast fees in cross-border tran…

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BA parent company reveals plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max jets

International Airlines Group announces plans despite safety fears after two crashesThe parent company of British Airways has announced plans to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, despite safety fears surrounding the grounded model after two crashes.The s…

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Donald Trump attacks ECB for ‘currency manipulation’

Global trade war fears deepen after US president reopens EU spat after talk of new rate cut planDonald Trump has accused the European Central Bank (ECB) of unfairly manipulating the euro, further raising the stakes for Washington in its trade and diplo…

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