● Hong Kong/property: developing story The rapidly deteriorating sector reflects a fundamental shift in the economy
● US regional banks: on the margins The historic collapse in oil prices is likely to set off a wave of loan defaults
● ScS reopens all 81 stores in England but shops in Scotland and Wales remain shut SOFA retailer ScS has reopened all 81 stores in England – but shops in Scotland and Wales remain shut. The homeware chain confirmed the news in...
● Several jobs saved after sale of office supplier Spicers Ireland Future of brand in Ireland secured after deal struck with Paragon for an undisclosed sum
● The changing face of the billionaire classes Is Europe becoming more American in its wealth creation as the US becomes more European?
● Politicians back post-lockdown tax rises - taxpayers could be affected TAX could face a hike after the coronavirus crisis in a move to fund public services, research of MPs has revealed.
● Volkswagen loses landmark German 'dieselgate' case A ruling in a German court could have implications for other VW motorists seeking compensation.
● Bangladesh clothing makers say Philip Day owes them £27m Manufacturers say they will halt production unless Edinburgh Woollen Mill pays up Bangladesh clothing manufacturers are threatening to halt production and deliveries to...
● Orsted/offshore wind: a verdant outlook The Danish darling of ESG investing plans to have 9.9GW of capacity in place worldwide by 2022
● Is there post on May bank holiday Monday? THE last May bank holiday is here, and for anyone out there expecting some important post or special deliveries today you may be disappointed. Here’s everything you need to know about ...
● Where to buy the cheapest flower, vegetable and seed bundles online PLANTS can brighten up any outdoor space, and they don’t need to cost the earth. There’s lots of online shops where you can pick up a bargain and they’ll be...
● German business expectations pick up as lockdown is lifted Monthly survey finds improving outlook despite pessimism over current impact of pandemic
● US shale industry braces for wave of bankruptcies Seventeen producers have filed for Chapter 11 so far this year but many more are close
● Pizza Express in talks to 'permanently close 470 UK restaurants' Pizza Express - owned by Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital - is grappling with an eye-watering £1.1billion debt pile, of which £665million is owed to...
● British Airways 'to axe 43,000 workers and rehire them on half the pay' The airline, which has been slammed by unions over the past 24 hours is reportedly in talks for a new restructing, just weeks after confirming plans to...
● Warning as £150,000 lost by one person in shock lockdown scam SCAM artists have been conning unsuspecting Britons out of thousands of pounds in organised fraud which seeks to prey upon needs during the lockdown.
● Race for a vaccine raises fears over unequal access Governments must accept defeating Covid-19 is a shared interest
● Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Coronavirus Bailout Twenty large chains received more than $5 billion in federal grants even while sitting on more than $100 billion in cash.
● Help! One Company Refused to Refund Travelers More Than $100,000. Then our columnist intervened with the Boston-based tour operator Overseas Adventure Travel.
● Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers Twenty large chains received more than $5 billion in federal grants even while sitting on more than $100 billion in cash.
● Consett fishing enthusiasts launch mug range LOCKDOWN imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has opened the door to a high flying success story for Durham entrepreneurs David Miller and Dave Foster.
● State Pension payments: Is State Pension paid in arrears? STATE PENSIONS are payments made to those of pensionable age, but is it paid in arrears?
● South Korean cafe hires robot barista to help with social distancing The new robot barista at the cafe in Daejeon, South Korea, is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way towards customers.
● Trade deal with Europe seems a long way off The government has confirmed that in the absence of a trade deal with the EU27, the UK is ready to operate on the basis of global World Trade Organisation tariffs.