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Global PC Market Grows for First Time in 6 Years: Gartner

The global personal computer market grew for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, driven by upgrades in the business segment, a market tracker said Thursday. The research firm Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments rose 1.4 percent in the past quarter to 62.1 million units, but said it remains unclear if the sector is… Read More »

UK economy grows by 0.6% in fourth quarter

Strong consumer spending helped the UK’s economy to grow faster than expected at the end of last year. The economy grew by 0.6% in the October-to-December period, the same rate as in the previous two quarters, according to an initial estimate from the Office for National Statistics. The figure indicates that the feared economic slowdown following the Brexit… Read More »

Pressure on Yahoo grows after massive hack attack

Pressure on Yahoo continued to grow after the internet search giant revealed that it was the victim of another huge hacking attack in 2013. The company’s shares closed down more than 6% on Wall Street on fears that a planned sale to Verizon was in doubt. Politicians and regulators called for action after Yahoo disclosed on Wednesday that… Read More »

Pressure grows to refer Rupert Murdoch’s Sky bid to Ofcom

Ministers are declining to comment on the deal, but Bradley will have to take a quasi-judicial decision on whether to ask Ofcom for an adjudication within 10 days of being formally notified of the proposal. Matthew Hancock, Bradley’s deputy minister at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said he could only reassure MPs that the culture secretary… Read More »

UK factory activity grows in September at fastest rate since June 2014 – PMI

British factory activity grew at the fastest rate in more than two years last month, boosted by a surge in export orders after sterling slumped following June’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, a survey showed on Monday. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector reached its highest level since June 2014 in September,… Read More »