Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

Business

China stocks tumble on virus outbreak, but regional markets steady

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stock markets bounced on Wednesday as China’s response to a virus outbreak tempered fears of a global pandemic, although Shanghai shares slipped amid worries about a hit to domestic demand and tourism. Fears of contagion, particularly as millions travel for Lunar New Year festivities, has pushed stocks from record peaks. The […]

Honda to join White House initiative to boost U.S. job training

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co (7267.T) will join on Tuesday a growing number of companies signing a White House pledge to boost U.S. job training opportunities. The third largest Japanese automaker will announce in Ohio it will provide expanded job training opportunities to 50,000 workers by 2025. Other major companies including Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) […]

Martin Lewis explains how to earn an astonishing 50% on your savings

Money expert Martin Lewis has explained how millions of people can earn an astonishing 50% on their money without putting it at any risk of being lost at all. Speaking on the Martin Lewis Money Show on Monday evening, he was giving advice on how people can ensure they make the most on their money […]

Shopper praises top-rated £6 Matalan anti-snore pillow that saved marriage

One shopper has revealed how a wallet-friendly anti-snore pillow from Matalan has saved her marriage. The mum shared her revelation with members of the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group. The member wrote: "This is a bargain, if you are ready to suffocate your partner in the night. £6 from Matalan!!! "I bought it, […]

Director pay hike hits profits at seafood group HJ Nolan after HQ sale

Pre-tax profits at the main firm of fish distributor HJ Nolan last year declined by 10pc to €1.98m. New accounts show that the main factor behind the drop in profits at HJ Nolan (Dublin) Ltd was pay to directors soaring. George V Nolan and James Ryan are listed as the directors. Directors’ pay increased more […]

Jet lessor NAC opens new HQ in Limerick

NORDIC Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest lessor of regional aircraft, has opened its Limerick headquarters and says its portfolio now exceeds 500 aircraft. The new Irish base is located at Gardens International, a major urban renewal project in Limerick. The lessor said it generated a business performance of $98.1m (€88.5m) in the first half […]

Young drivers can get £257 off the exact same car insurance with a single change

Choosing to pay monthly for your car insurance could add £257 to the total cost for young drivers, new figures show. Research from GoCompare Car Insurance shows, between them, British motorists pay £544million extra by choosing to pay in in instalments – with the average driver able to save £55.36 by switching to a lump […]

Global FDI dips, hit by Hong Kong divestment, Brexit: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Global direct foreign investment (FDI) dipped slightly around the world last year, hit by massive divestment in Hong Kong and a drop in flows into Britain due to Brexit uncertainty, the United Nations said on Monday. FDI could rise marginally in 2020 on the back of modest growth as trade tensions between […]

Asia shares pause near high ground, oil jumps on Libya shutdown

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares held near a 20-month top on Monday even as investors took some money off the table following a strong run recently, while oil jumped to more than a one-week high after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down. In early European trades, the pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 […]

Oil jumps to highest in more than a week after Libyan shutdowns

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices rose to their highest in more than week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade, setting the stage for crude flows from the OPEC member to be cut to a trickle. Brent crude LCOc1 futures were up by 74 cents, […]