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...
Professional services firm Babcock has won a 10-year contract to supply nuclear decommissioning site Sellafield with specialist handling and containment systems to process nuclear material. The London-headquartered company on Monday said that its subsidiary, Cavendish Nuclear, had been awarded the deal, which...
Hershey is near a $1.6bn (£1.1bn) deal to buy Amplify Snack Brands, according to CNBC, which cited unidentified sources familiar with the matter. The deal values Amplify, the owner of crisp brand Tyrrells, at $12 a share, CNBC said, which would represent a...
The oldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has been arrested in Alaska on charges of domestic violence. Track Palin, 28, was prosecuted on Sunday on charges of felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief for causing property...
An influential committee of MPs has thrown its support behind a Brexit transition agreement that sees EU laws continue to reign supreme, stressing that it would be a "price worth paying" for stability after March 2019. The Treasury Select Committee is urging...
What has Mathew Elliott to fear from a second referendum? The decision to reverse Brexit now appears to be the wish of the majority. He presents no arguments and offers no alternatives that will mitigate the withdrawal of trade with our...
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...
Republican Senator John McCain will reportedly head back to Arizona this week to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumour, meaning he will miss the vote on his party’s tax bill.  The Arizona Republican is unlikely to...
Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American citizens abroad at risk, a diplomat who resigned last week has said.  The State Department has been sidelined by the administration, which does not "realise the role we play," Elizabeth Shackelford told CNN.  Ms...
EasyJet has confirmed the acquisition of part of bankrupt German carrier Air Berlin in a deal worth €40m (£35.2m). The transaction will see the budget airline taking control of Air Berlin's operations at the capital's Tegel Airport, with easyJet leasing 25 of...