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UK retail sales rebound as shoppers flock to January sales – business live

Time for a quick summary of the corporate news doing the rounds today: RBS said Brexit uncertainty has “gone on far too long”, as the bailed out bank reported a doubling of profits in 2018 and fresh dividend payouts that will hand the government £1bn Premier Foods has abandoned plans to sell-off Ambrosia, its custard and rice pudding brand, blaming the current business… Read More »

Want to study in UK? Check out the new trends in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Computer science and electronic engineering courses continue to be hugely attractive to Indian students choosing to study in the UK. Computer science and electronic engineering courses continue to be hugely attractive to Indian students choosing to study in the UK because of the exciting possibilities of the latest technologies and the job opportunities they offer. These courses can… Read More »

UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases “in which social media has had an impact” to be forwarded to the Attorney… Read More »

UK police charge man under terror laws over Buckingham Palace incident

British police said on Thursday they had charged a 26-year-old man under terrorism laws after an incident outside Buckingham Palace that left three police officers injured last week. The Metropolitan police charged Mohiussunnath Choudhury under the Terrorism Act of 2006 for preparing to commit an act or acts of terrorism after he was held near the queen’s official residence in… Read More »

Half of UK girls are bullied on social media, says survey

Almost half of all girls in the UK have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey of more than 1,000 young people. The poll also showed that 40% of boys have received harassment online. The survey, conducted by Opinium for the children’s charity Plan International UK, involved 1,002 young people aged between 11 and… Read More »

Facebook Launches Online Civil Courage Initiative in the UK

Facebook is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as Internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts to remove extremist and terrorism content from its social media platform last week, will launch the Online Civil Courage Initiative… Read More »

UK manufacturing soars thanks to weak pound and global recovery

Britain’s manufacturers are enjoying the strongest demand for their products in almost 30 years as a recovering global economy and a weaker pound boost order books. The monthly snapshot from the CBI found that export and total order books were both at their highest for decades – providing some hope that a stronger manufacturing sector would cushion the… Read More »

UK industrial output weaker than expected

The UK’s industrial output rose by much less than expected in April, according to official data. Output rose by just 0.2% in the month, much lower than the 0.8% increase forecast by economists. Manufacturing output – a key component of overall industrial output – grew by 0.2%, which was also much weaker than expected. Separate figures from the… Read More »

UK consumer stumbles in May as surveys show spending squeezed

British shoppers kept a tighter grip on their credit cards last month as they felt growing pressure from rising inflation, new figures showed just two days before they vote on whether to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power. With record numbers of people in work and public borrowing more manageable, the economy has played a smaller role… Read More »

UK elections aside, hedge funds bet pound to fall anew on Brexit

Whatever the outcome of Britain’s election on Thursday, some hedge funds are still betting sterling will fall anew — anticipating Britain’s exit from the European Union will lead to an economic slowdown whichever way the vote goes. The pound has fallen 2.5 percent in trade-weighted terms in less than four weeks as opinion polls showed the opposition Labour… Read More »