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Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas postal strikes

Picture copyright AFP Royal Mail has received its authorized battle to forestall a postal strike after the Excessive Court docket backed its software for an injunction. The choice is a setback for union plans to stage strikes within the run-up to the overall election and Christmas. Final month, 100,000 Royal …

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Hong Kong shares slide as violent protests proceed

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption College students are looking for to have police banned from getting into campuses after violent clashes Hong Kong shares have fallen once more as one other day of anti-government protests forged a shadow over the town and rattled traders. The Grasp Seng index misplaced …

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HS2 ought to occur regardless of rising value, says evaluate

Picture copyright Getty Photos A draft copy of a evaluate into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England says it needs to be constructed, regardless of its rising value. The federal government-commissioned evaluate, launched in August, won’t be printed till after the election. It says the …

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PMC Financial institution: Indian prospects protest after fraud investigation launched

Almost 1,000,000 offended prospects of India’s Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative financial institution are panicking as they wrestle to entry their cash. The financial institution is underneath investigation for alleged fraud totalling $500m (£390m), with police in India’s monetary capital Mumbai arresting its managing director final month. Its prospects, who’ve been …

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Alibaba sees sturdy gross sales as Singles’ Day kicks off

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Chinese language e-commerce large Alibaba delivered sturdy early gross sales as its annual Singles’ Day purchasing frenzy kicked off. The world’s largest on-line purchasing occasion raked in 100bn yuan ($14bn; £11bn) in gross sales in simply over an hour of buying and selling. A gala that …

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Apple’s ‘sexist’ bank card investigated by US regulator

Picture copyright APple A US monetary regulator has opened an investigation into claims Apple’s bank card supplied totally different credit score limits for women and men. It follows complaints – together with from Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak – that algorithms used to set limits is perhaps inherently biased in opposition …

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Normal election 2019: Row breaks out over Labour spending plans

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has criticised a report printed by the Tories A spending row has damaged out after the Conservative Celebration printed what it claims could be the price of a Labour authorities over 5 years. The report, compiled by the celebration and …

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