Opec: Saudis keen to pump more oil but cartel's other members not sold

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opec At the meeting Vienna, Opec members will debate whether to lift the 18-month-old production cap to stabilize prices Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday. The two nations played each other in the World Cup’s Läs mer…

How safe are savings as Fed rushes in where ECB fears to tread?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European Central Bank Business leader How safe are savings as Fed rushes in where ECB fears to tread? With the base rate in the eurozone still at 0%, funds are flowing back to the US using a myriad of financial instruments Germany was a Läs mer…

Liverpool community launderette honours the Saint of the Slums

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Liverpool The Observer City co-op pays homage to Kitty Wilkinson, who opened the UK’s first public washhouse A local authority public washhouse in the 1950s. A Liverpool community group plans to create a non-profit launderette. Photograph: Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images She is the Läs mer…

Ten years on, how countries that crashed are faring

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Financial crisis The Observer A decade of austerity has had a lasting legacy for eurozone members Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Spain Construction work in the Grand Canal Dock area of Dublin. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images Ireland Three years after it was saved from bankruptcy in Läs mer…

Tourists and tech bring resilient Iceland back from the brink

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Iceland The Observer Tourists and tech bring resilient Iceland back from the brink When the country lets its banks go bust 10 years ago, there seemed to be no timetable for recovery. Things have changed Reykjavik has become home to an incubator for the Läs mer…

Social mobility in richest countries 'has stalled since 1990s'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social mobility OECD report says it could take 150 years for a child from a poor UK family to earn national average In the UK, just 18% of sons born to low income fathers make it to the top earning group. Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Alamy Läs mer…

Tech leaders say visa cap removal may not solve UK skills shortage

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology Easing of immigration rules may not be enough to keep UK ahead of rivals, say experts Silicon Roundabout in central London, the UK’s technology hub. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Leaders in the UK tech industry have warned that the government’s removal of a Läs mer…

Trump announces $50bn in China tariffs despite retaliation warning

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Trump administration President told Fox he was ‘very strongly clamping down’ Beijing describes course of ‘confrontation and mutual loss’ A crane loads shipping containers on to a vessel at the Port of Savannah in Georgia. Photograph: Stephen B. Morton/AP Donald Trump has announced $50bn Läs mer…

Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control? Technology is starting to behave in intelligent and unpredictable ways that even its creators don’t understand. As machines increasingly shape global events, how can we regain control? by James Bridle The voice-activated gadget in Läs mer…

What if Canada had backed wind energy instead of the oil sands?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; $2,688 Based on gas prices in Fort McMurray on 27 May 2018, driving a car with a fuel efficiency of 12 litres per 100km for 16,000km would cost drivers about $2,688. $190.40 Driving a Chevy Bolt electric vehicle using 28 kilowatt hours (kWh) for Läs mer…

Steve Bannon backs bitcoin and eyes his own 'deplorables' cryptocurrency

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Steve Bannon Ex-Trump strategist calls cryptocurrency ‘disruptive populism’ and says he is interested in making a currency of his own Steve Bannon with Front National leader Marine le Pen in March. Cryptocurrency is ‘disruptive populism, it takes control back from central authorities’, said Bannon Läs mer…

ECB calls halt to quantitative easing, despite 'soft' euro

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Quantitative easing Wind-down in three-year bond buying programme balanced with a hold on interest rates Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, says the QE programme achieved it goal of controlling inflation. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images The European Central Bank has shrugged off Läs mer…

Tesla workers say they pay the price for Elon Musk's big promises

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tesla workers say they pay the price for Elon Musk’s big promises The CEO is known for outsized claims and ambitious goals. But numerous factory workers say he doesn’t follow through – and that his leadership sets a troubling tone by Julia Carrie Wong Läs mer…

Fishermen warn against carve-up of UK waters in Brexit deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Industry members urge MPs to take back control and rectify ‘travesty’ of 1973 EEC deal One fisherman from Cornwall said towns like Newlyn, which has 200 fishing boats, were desperate for a rebalancing. Photograph: Katherine Hadden/AFP/Getty Images Fishermen from across the UK have Läs mer…

Amazon launches its assault on sport coverage with tennis at Queen’s

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tennis • Fever-Tree Championships screened on Amazon Prime Video • US Open, ATP Tour and Premier League will also be shown The Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club have been rebranded the Fever-Tree Championships and boast the strongest ever field for Amazon’s big day on Läs mer…