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Dow sees sharpest drop since June 2016

Dow sees sharpest drop since June 2016 The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Common suffered its steepest decline since June 2016 on Friday, amid wider losses in US markets. The autumn got here after a string of disappointing earnings stories from giants corresponding to Apple. Robust wage development within the newest payrolls knowledge additionally spooked traders elevating the opportunity of greater rates of interest than anticipated. The Dow fell greater

Apple sells fewer telephones however income rise

Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise Apple offered 77.three million iPhones within the last months of 2017, barely fewer than throughout the identical interval within the prior yr. However increased costs compensated for the dip, lifting the agency’s income within the quarter to greater than $20bn (£14bn). The report outcomes, which included sturdy progress in Japan, had been the primary to offer a glimpse of gross sales of the

Fb income rise regardless of tax hit

Facebook profits rise despite tax hit Fb can pay $2.3bn (£1.6bn) in sudden taxes on account of the tax overhaul the US permitted final 12 months. Regardless of the hit, the agency’s quarterly income elevated 20% year-on-year to almost $four.3bn. The figures underscored Fb’s robust monetary place, despite the criticism it has confronted over faux information and different points. Fb boss Mark Zuckerberg known as 2017 “a robust 12 months

US shares fall for second consecutive day

US stocks fall for second consecutive day US markets have suffered a second day of steep losses, as traders dumped well being care corporations and Apple. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Common sank almost 1.four%, marking its largest one-day decline in months. The autumn adopted the news that Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway would create a new healthcare company with the intention of reducing well being prices for

Joe Bloggs proprietor and vogue agency East go into administration

Joe Bloggs owner and fashion firm East go into administration The proprietor of Joe Bloggs, the style label that turned synonymous with the “Madchester” music scene of the late 1980s, has gone into administration. Juice Company has made 60 folks redundant and its property are being put up on the market. Joe Bloggs was recognized for its dishevelled denim flares, with some measuring as broad as 25-inches. Asian-inspired Excessive Avenue

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies in Sweden at 91 Media playback is unsupported in your machine The Swedish founding father of the Ikea furnishings chain, Ingvar Kamprad, has died on the age of 91, the corporate has introduced. Mr Kamprad – who pioneered flat-pack furnishings – died at his residence in Småland, Ikea confirmed in a press release. The corporate stated that Mr Kamprad was “one of many biggest entrepreneurs

US Bombardier dispute: 'Large reduction' for British employees

US Bombardier dispute: 'Huge relief' for British workers Media playback is unsupported in your system Politicians and union leaders have welcomed a ruling which stops the US imposing large 292% import tariffs on planes partly made by British employees. Over a thousand jobs in Belfast depend upon the success of the C-Sequence passenger jet, which is manufactured by Canadian aerospace agency Bombardier. UK Prime Minister Theresa Could stated it was

Bombardier wins commerce dispute in US

Bombardier wins trade dispute in US A Canadian aerospace agency which confronted damaging import tariffs on one among its jets has received a commerce dispute in the US. The UK authorities had suspected that Bombardier would lose and unions feared gross sales and UK jobs related to the C-Sequence could be hit. However in a shock ruling, the US Worldwide Commerce Fee (ITC) rejected a grievance introduced by Boeing. PM

Fb and Google criticised by George Soros

Facebook and Google criticised by George Soros The billionaire investor George Soros has criticised tech “monopolies” resembling Fb and Google, calling them a risk to democracy. At his annual dinner on the World Financial Discussion board in Davos, Mr Soros warned that social media platforms had been “obstacles to innovation”. He raised issues about their energy to form folks’s attentions. Nevertheless, he predicted their days had been numbered as a

UK PM seeks 'secure and moral' synthetic intelligence

UK PM seeks 'safe and ethical' artificial intelligence The prime minister is to say she desires the UK to steer the world in deciding how synthetic intelligence may be deployed in a secure and moral method. Theresa Could will say on the World Financial Discussion board in Davos new advisory physique, previously announced in the Autumn Budget, will co-ordinate efforts with different international locations. As well as, she is going