Mice are sometimes on the fox’s menu, but not when they’re named Mickey.  When they’re named Mickey the prey turns predator, with the 21st Century variety of Fox on today's menu.  Yes, the worst kept secret on Wall Street has finally been confirmed, with...
It is interest-rate week. The Federal Reserve will almost certainly increase US rates again, the last rise with Janet Yellen as the Fed chair. So as usual we should look not just to the increase and the market reaction to it,...
Jurors have convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died. The 12-person jury found Nicole Finn, 43, guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and child endangerment in the October...
Britain’s military has prioritised the protection of undersea cables from Russia because if they are cut or disrupted there would be an immediate and “potentially catastrophic” hit to the economy, the chief of defence staff has said. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart...
A court in El Salvador has upheld the 30-year sentence of a woman jailed for what she says was a stillbirth. Teodora Vasquez, 37, has been in prison for nearly ten years. She says she called an ambulance and collapsed after suffering severe abdominal...
The European Central Bank has "substantially" upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for the eurozone, reflecting the brightening economic prospects for the single currency area even as the UK's outlook is gloomy due to Brexit. The ECB's latest forecast for growth in 2017 is 2.4 per...
The British Chambers of Commerce has marginally revised down its economic growth forecast for the UK, citing sluggish household consumption and lacklustre business investment over the next couple of years, largely because of Brexit. The BCC on Monday said that it now...
Having spent eight months merely to get to the starting line for talks with the European Union on the vital issue of post-Brexit trade arrangements, British ministers are not, perhaps, in a good position to speculate on the lack of productivity...
More than eight years since the birth of bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognising the potential upsides and downsides of digital currencies. The guardians of the global economy have two sets of issues to address. First is what to...
The media landscape is about to change forever. Walt Disney has agreed to the purchase of large swathes of assets from 21st Century Fox for an eye-watering $52.4bn (£39bn), including film and television studios. The deal includes namely: film production businesses Twentieth...