Ecotricity founder to grow diamonds 'made entirely from the sky'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A British multi-millionaire and environmentalist has set out plans to create thousands of carats of carbon-negative, laboratory-grown diamonds every year “made entirely from the sky”. Dale Vince, the founder Läs mer…

Amazon third-quarter earnings soar as pandemic sales triple profits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon reported blowout third-quarter results on Thursday as a pandemic sales boost helped the company triple its profits amid a 37% increase in earnings. The company’s revenues of $96.15bn Läs mer…

Furlough: how UK jobs market has fared during the pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government’s coronavirus job retention scheme closes on Saturday, ending the first phase of the UK’s economic response to the pandemic. When the scheme was announced in March it Läs mer…

New Zealand house prices soar despite Covid recession, worsening affordability crisis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Property market posted an 11% rise in median values, masking rising homelessness and a widening social divide, critics say New Zealand house prices have defied the Covid-19 recession and Läs mer…

Economists call for extension of UK's furlough scheme to save businesses

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; With scheme due to end on Saturday, Rishi Sunak is under pressure to extend protection measures Economists have urged the chancellor to extend the furlough scheme and ramp up Läs mer…

US blocking selection of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to be next head of WTO

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The US is blocking the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next head of the World Trade Organisation despite the former Nigerian finance minister winning the overwhelming backing of Läs mer…

How Melbourne embraced its first day of freedom – starting at the stroke of midnight

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Melbourne residents have become somewhat accustomed to the world changing overnight. But for what felt like the first time, they went to bed on Tuesday knowing they would wake Läs mer…

How Melbourne embraced its first day of freedom – starting at the stroke of midnight

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Melbourne residents have become somewhat accustomed to the world changing overnight. But for what felt like the first time, they went to bed on Tuesday knowing they would wake Läs mer…

Heathrow overtaken as Europe's largest airport by Charles de Gaulle

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; London airport hits out over Covid testing, with passenger numbers below Paris rival Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Heathrow has lost its crown as Europe’s Läs mer…

CBI chief fires parting shot over slow pace of Brexit negotiations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The head of the UK’s leading employers’ organisation has stepped up pressure on the government to conclude trade talks with the EU so that the country can move on Läs mer…

Big breakfasts and latte art: cafe culture returns to post-lockdown Melbourne

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As barista Hayley Kim wound up the large canopy outside Leroy Espresso in the early hours of Wednesday morning, a man walked past, smiling under his mask and said Läs mer…

Nearly 200 airports in UK and Europe could go bust due to collapse in air travel

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nearly 200 airports across the UK and Europe are at risk of going bust within months due to the dramatic collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Läs mer…

Harry Potter publisher says Covid has weaved magic over book sales

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, has reported its most profitable first half in more than a decade, after a nation tiring of box sets fuelled a lockdown boom in Läs mer…

Asic admits it acted at 'glacial' pace over rent payments to deputy chairman

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The acting chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Karen Chester, has admitted to parliament that the regulator acted with “glacial” speed in dealing with concerns about rent Läs mer…

Eggs Benedict and tattoos: what Melburnians are looking forward to when lockdown ends

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After a long dark night, there always comes the dawn, and for many Melburnians that dawn is a good strong coffee. That’s certainly what retiree James Green missed the Läs mer…

BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to Läs mer…

China sanctions major US defence companies after arms sales to Taiwan

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China will sanction several major defence companies in retaliation for multibillion dollar US arms sales to Taiwan, the foreign ministry has announced. Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Space & Security Läs mer…

Victoria Covid hotspots: list of Melbourne and regional case locations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As coronavirus restrictions ease in Victoria, here are the current hotspots and what to do if you’ve visited them Vic cases map; NSW cases map; full Australian stats interactive Läs mer…

US and European markets dip as Covid containment efforts founder

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Stock markets in the US and Europe fell sharply oas investors focused on signs that rich countries’ efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic were foundering. In Europe the Stoxx Läs mer…

Jack Ma's Ant set for world's biggest flotation at £26bn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Financial technology firm will list on Shanghai and Hong Kong stock markets in snub to US Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s financial technology firm is aiming to raise more than Läs mer…

France urges end to boycott of French goods as Macron defends Muhammad cartoons

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France has appealed for foreign governments to stamp out calls by what it calls a “radical minority” for a boycott of French products after Emmanuel Macron’s public backing of Läs mer…

Oil prices, stock markets slide as coronavirus cases rise – business live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Key events Show 4.22am EDT04:22 Boots launches rapid Covid-19 tests for £120 4.09am EDT04:09 European stock markets slide at the open 3.51am EDT03:51 Introduction: Covid-19 concerns and pessimism around Läs mer…

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it's Google's turn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The tech giant claims that no one is forced to use its search engine. All power to regulators set on proving otherwise Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s Läs mer…

Facebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite high-tier lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook moderators working for one of the company’s Dublin-based contractors are being forced to go into the office, even as Ireland returns to its highest tier of Covid lockdown, Läs mer…

They built it, but people did not come: the cautionary tale of Quibi

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Wall Street linked arms with some of the best-known business executives and tech firms, it looked like their plan to Läs mer…

Airbnb to collaborate with former Apple design chief Jony Ive

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Airbnb has hired Sir Jony Ive, the lead designer of Apple’s IMac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, to create the next generation of the home rental firm’s products and Läs mer…

Sky to open network of high street stores across UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sky ‘Social hub for shoppers’ to launch in Liverpool despite localised Covid restrictions Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sky’s new UK stores aim to bring Läs mer…

Uber pledges £5m toward electric vehicle charging points in London

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Uber Firm will install public chargers in poorer boroughs to persuade its drivers to switch to electric cars According to Uber’s analysis, the concentration of public charging points is Läs mer…

The streaming startups trying to save the music industry mid-pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lockdown culture Music streaming The streaming startups trying to save the music industry mid-pandemic From livestreaming platforms sharing their revenues with roadies, to immersive weekend-long gigs over high-end speakers, Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Amazon's dominance: we have to make different choices | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Amazon The Guardian view on Amazon’s dominance: we have to make different choices Editorial Amazon has helped many in lockdown, and reaped soaring profits. But the company must Läs mer…

Instagram to crack down on 'hidden advertising' in UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram CMA investigation found social media was not doing enough to tackle problem Social media influencers can make considerable income by charging fees to promote products on their social Läs mer…

Fifty hours spent trying to get Vodafone to fix my vital broadband

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I’ve had no home broadband for the past four months and have spent more than 50 hours trying to resolve this with Vodafone. It’s made lockdown extremely difficult as Läs mer…

Apple's iPhone 12 Mini could mark end of giant smartphone era

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; iPhone Analysts expect rivals to follow as Apple addresses gender-bias cricitisms with smaller handset Promotional image of the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini. Photograph: Apple Inc./EPA Apple Läs mer…

Amazon to escape UK digital services tax that will hit smaller traders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon US tech company’s third-party sellers face a 2% rise in the amount they pay Amazon paid only £14.4m in corporation tax on total UK revenues of £13.7bn last Läs mer…

UK shoppers urged to shun Amazon Prime Day to support small businesses

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Campaigners ask consumers to consider plight of retailers struggling due to Covid Chester high street … Experts say almost a quarter of independent retailers in UK failed to Läs mer…

Deal on cross-border tax needed to save economies ravaged by Covid-19, says OECD

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; OECD Fears that poorest countries will be worst hit if a trade war erupts due to talks failing The head of the OECD, Angel Gurria, says failure to reach Läs mer…

UK must compel Amazon to improve worker conditions, say unions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Government urged to use influence it has through £630m of state contracts with firm Amazon’s Prime Day looms but unions say the annual event pushes hardworking staff to Läs mer…

UV cabinet that zaps Covid 'could become fixture of UK homes'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Manufacturing sector Electricals firm Beko among those tapping into demand for professional levels of hygiene Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Beko Hygienic Shield cleaning cabinet. Läs mer…

GSK tells UK staff: turn off Covid test-and-trace app while at work

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; GlaxoSmithKline Drugs company says infection controls at some of its sites are so secure the app is not needed Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage GlaxoSmithKline’s Läs mer…

Rishi Sunak: UK needs to protect tech secrets from foreign investors

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector New state aid rules required to stop hostile countries getting access to firms, says chancellor The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, says the UK’s openness to foreign investment puts Läs mer…