Saudi Arabia plans to raise the price of domestic petrol and jet fuel in January, part of a programme to gradually eliminate energy subsidies as the kingdom seeks to overhaul its economy and balance the budget, according to a person with knowledge...
Gibraltar’s financial services watchdog will introduce the world’s first bespoke licence for “fintech” firms using blockchain distributed ledger technology from next month in a bid to attract start-ups to the British overseas territory as it prepares for Brexit. The move is the...
Emergency shelters will open on every day of sub-zero temperatures in London, under a new drive by Sadiq Khan to tackle rough sleeping. The Mayor of London also announced a new alliance of charities in order to set up a single donation...
Britain's statistics watchdog is considering an investigation into comments made by Theresa May following complaints that they misrepresented the extent of homelessness. The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) confirmed concerns had been raised after the Prime Minister claimed in Parliament that “statutory homelessness...
The chairman of Persimmon is to quit the house builder following concerns over excessive executive pay at the firm. Persimmon announced on Friday that Nicholas Wrigley intends to resign and also revealed that remuneration committee chair Jonathan Davie has left the group. It...
The woes of an early bitcoin investor. Until recently, people who paid virtually nothing for the virtual currency and watched it soar had only one way to enjoy their new wealth -- sell. And many weren’t ready. Lenders on the fringe of...
It’s 5am in California and Peter Jensen, head of digital innovation for Moleskine, is already up, gathering his things together ready for a flight to New York. It will be a while yet before he returns to his native Denmark, where...
A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and thrown in jail after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.  Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House...
The US economy would be $1.6trillion larger if women had the same better opportunities at work, new research has revealed.  A study published this week by Standard & Poor's found the US could boost its GDP up to 10 per cent in...
While promoting his new Netflix film Bright, two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith had some enlightening things to say about the nation. “This is the purge, right?” he says of the current state of affairs. “This is the cleanse, this is what happens....