BAE Systems and Qatar have entered into a contract valued at around £5bn ($6.7bn) for the country to buy 24 Typhoon combat aircraft, the British defence group said on Sunday. The company said delivery was expected in late 2022 and that the...
The chief executive of investment bank Goldman Sachs has waded into the debate over whether a second Brexit referendum is needed, after new polling showed Britain turning its backs on EU withdrawal. Lloyd Blankfein said he had to take an interest because...
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, the vote count showed, but with a reduced margin, which will be a boost for the opposition. A combined opposition led...
One in three gig economy workers juggle at least two jobs at the same time, according to a study by one of the world’s biggest insurance companies. Research conducted by the UK arm of insurer Zurich, found that as well as the...
Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a “no-deal” Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May’s Brussels agreement last week – and that this breakthrough may boost UK economic confidence in the coming months. The view was relayed in the...
Ryanair has offered to conduct last-minute talks with an Irish pilots' union in a bid to stave off a threatened pre-Christmas strike.  The budget carrier, which is one of Europe's largest airlines, said it will recognise unions for the first time as...
Terrorist manuals showing jihadis how to build the same type of bomb used in last week's New York subway attack remain online amid warnings of further attacks. Google's algorithms could lead extremists to the material, which was still available through search results more than 48 hours after...
Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham as part of plans to rebalance the economy and strengthen the regions. A report commissioned by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has concluded that the Bank’s London base is “unsatisfactory and leads to...
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...
Theresa May will insist on Monday that she will try to sign new free trade deals during the UK’s Brexit transition period, setting herself on a collision course with Brussels. Ms May will tell the House of Commons she will attempt to...