UK stocks log record close as US-China ease trade-war tensions

UK stocks log record close as US-China ease trade-war tensions

U.K. stocks rose sharply on Monday, scoring a record close, as traders welcomed news over the weekend that China and the U.S. reached an agreement that eases trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. That optimism also sparked a rally in the dollar, which in turn pulled the pound lower, with weakness in sterling […]

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The City of London is being used to hide the “corrupt Russian assets,” the report says The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia’s “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. The Commons foreign affairs committee said London was being used to hide the “corrupt […]

Le Hérissier: 'Expect more pressure from UK on transparency'

Earlier this month MPs dropped a bill amendment calling for the Crown Dependencies – Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man – to produce a public register of beneficial ownership of companies, which would reveal who ultimately owns assets held by companies registered in each jurisdiction. It is feared that the move would have harmed […]

UK government plans new legislation to tame internet's 'wild west'

UK government plans new legislation to tame internet's 'wild west'

New laws will be introduced to tackle the internet’s “wild west” that will make Britain the “safest place in the world” to be online, the culture secretary has said. Social media companies have already taken some positive steps to protect users, but the performance of the industry overall has been mixed, according to Matt Hancock. […]

UK stocks fall from record as AstraZeneca, mining stocks decline

UK stocks fall from record as AstraZeneca, mining stocks decline

U.K. stocks ended lower on Friday, pulling back from the previous session’s record close, as shares of AstraZeneca declined following the heavyweight drugmaker’s earnings report, and as shares in mining companies skidded in the wake of a selloff in metals prices. What are markets doing? The FTSE 100 index […]

UK car industry must pay up for toxic air 'catastrophe', super-inquiry finds

UK car industry must pay up for toxic air 'catastrophe', super-inquiry finds

The car industry must pay millions of pounds towards solving the UK’s toxic air crisis under the “polluter pays” principle, according to an unprecedented joint inquiry by four committees of MPs. The MPs call the poisonous air that causes 40,000 early deaths a year a “national health emergency” and are scathing about the government’s clean […]

Joburg woman told to leave UK – Independent Online

Johannesburg – Gail Freathy has never spent more than a day or two away from her husband Paul in 13 years. Now the Joburg-born woman is praying for a miracle after she was given 28 days to pack up her life and get out of the UK. Freathy is hoping that a meeting with the […]

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