02252020

New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation

Image copyright Bank of England You’ll soon no longer find Adam Smith in your wallet or purse. The economist has been replaced as the face of the £20 note by artist JMW Turner. The Bank [...]

Coronavirus: Car sales in China fall 92% in February

Image copyright Getty Images Car sales in China fell 92% in the first half of February as the coronavirus shutdown took its toll, according to an industry trade body. Car dealerships have remained [...]

Sinn Fein surge puts Irish economy in the spotlight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former president Eamon de Valera (on the left holding a cane) did not envisage homeless families as part of Ireland’s [...]

US continues fight to stop UK using Huawei kit

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Huawei: Our customers say we're years ahead of rivals

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How technology is aiding Malawi's music industry

Image copyright Faith Mussa In the past, it was very difficult for music artists in Malawi to find a place where they could record their music, as studios were few and far between. Just a decade [...]

The Wet'suwet'en conflict disrupting Canada's rail system

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rail blockades in Ontario and elsewhere have been in place over for a week Rail lines [...]

British retail sales bounce back in January

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales improved in January, increasing by 0.9% on the previous month, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the amount of goods [...]

Brexit complicates EU budget plans

Image copyright Getty Images EU leaders are meeting in Brussels this week to discuss the bloc’s future budget plans. These negotiations are always challenging, tending to pit net payers [...]

UK house prices rising fastest in Yorkshire and Humber

The North-South divide in house price growth saw property values climb more than three times as much in Yorkshire and Humber as in south-east England. Land Registry figures for December also revealed a post-election boost, [...]