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Ten trade unions to observe nationwide shutdown against government policies tomorrow

Ten trade unions to observe nationwide shutdown against government policies tomorrow

The strike has been called by 10 central trade unions and a number of workers' organisations. The national capital largely remained unaffected by the nation-wide strike called by trade unions on...

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Quarter of minimum wage workers underpaid, says study

Quarter of minimum wage workers underpaid, says study

The group's research shows the number of firms not complying with minimum wage payments has increased since the National Living Wage started in 2016. The Under the wage floor report notes that just ...

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BP's plan for $625m deal with Premier Oil faces challenge

BP's plan for $625m deal with Premier Oil faces challenge

The oil company said on Tuesday it would snap up BP interests in five fields in the Andrew area, which is now producing around 18,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day . A separate deal was announced...

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Rockets Hit Airbase In Iraq Where US Troops Are Located

Griffin said on Fox News that when she asked the official if USA forces were pulling out, they responded, "no, defending". The reports come less than a week after the USA killing of Iranian mi...

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WTI trims gains on reports stating no U.S. casualties in Iran attack

WTI trims gains on reports stating no U.S. casualties in Iran attack

The heightened tension between the United States and Iran after a USA air strike killed influential Iranian general Qasem Soleimani last week will add to the global economic uncertainties, which c...

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Samsung Flags One-Third Drop in Q4 Operating Profit on Chips, Smartphones

Samsung Flags One-Third Drop in Q4 Operating Profit on Chips, Smartphones

The world's biggest memory chip maker has struggled since late 2018 as a weak global economy curbed spending by data center customers and rising inventories of memory chips squeezed prices, ending a t...

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Rolls-Royce records highest yearly sales in 2019

Rolls-Royce records highest yearly sales in 2019

In November 2019, the marque completed its dark, edgy Black Badge family with the addition of Cullinan Black Badge, alongside the Ghost, Dawn and Wraith variants, all of which were highly sought-aft...

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Govt estimates India’s GDP growth at 5%, lowest in 11 years

Govt estimates India’s GDP growth at 5%, lowest in 11 years

The RBI had cut the GDP forecast to 5.0 per cent last month from its earlier forecast of 6.1 per cent. The budget for FY20 presented in July by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had assumed ...

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Stocks, gold and oil whipsawed as Iran strikes pushes Mideast to brink

The death raised worldwide concerns that a regional conflict could erupt. "We've moved on from how Iran will respond to now anticipating the USA 52-pronged response as the USA military forces in the...

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Oil surges as Iran says it attacks Iraq base housing United States troops

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 66.6 points, or 0.98 per cent, to 6,759.8 points at 1200 AEDT today, while the broader All Ordinaries was down 67.5 points, or 0.97 per cent, to 6,876.1 points....

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Travelex 'being held to ransom' by hackers said to be demanding $3m

Travelex 'being held to ransom' by hackers said to be demanding $3m

The gang was demanding a US$6 million (NZ$9m) ransom, it reported. They have demanded payment in exchange for either restoration of IT systems or the preservation of customer data. "The system will ...

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Netgear Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router brings 5G to your workplace

Netgear Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router brings 5G to your workplace

The device is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 technology, and features a touch UI. Availability is slated for the second half of 2020, and pricing is yet to be decided. We also aren't seeing the many promised 5...

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IKEA to pay $46M to parents of toddler killed by dresser

IKEA to pay $46M to parents of toddler killed by dresser

As part of the settlement, Ikea has agreed to broaden its outreach to consumers about the Malm product recall , according to the family's lawyers. The Dudeks said at a news conference Monday that t...

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Apache and Total tally significant oil find offshore Suriname

Apache and Total tally significant oil find offshore Suriname

Apache surged 27% in NY, the most in at least four decades, after the Houston-based explorer and new partner Total SA announced the find Tuesday. Initial data indicates "the potential for prolific...

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Brexit countdown: British MPs scrutinise key divorce deal

Brexit countdown: British MPs scrutinise key divorce deal

The bill was initially approved by the House of Commons late last month. While it's a blow for Tory campaigners, it ostensibly won't put a stop to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage's celebration plan...

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Oil rises above $70 amid US, Iran face-off

Oil rises above $70 amid US, Iran face-off

Brent futures retreated toward US$68 a barrel after a two-day surge following a USA airstrike that killed a top Iranian general pushed prices above US$70 for the first time since September. "The recen...

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Trade Deficit Falls to Lowest in Three Years

Trade Deficit Falls to Lowest in Three Years

The trade deficit narrowed 0.7% through November and is on track to record its first annual decline since 2013. If that trend holds in December, the country will finish 2019 with a deficit slightly be...

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GDP first advance estimates predict economic growth at 5 pc in FY20

GDP first advance estimates predict economic growth at 5 pc in FY20

CSO has projected the real GDP growth for FY20 at 5 per cent, a substantial fall from 6.8 per cent reported in FY19. The current growth slowdown is reflected not just in the first advance estimates ...

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YouTube's newest features will protect kids from data mining

YouTube's newest features will protect kids from data mining

The company, which is owned by Google, settled for £129 million with the United States Federal Trade Commission in September over allegations that it collected personal data from children without th...

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Oil price keeps rising, industry frets over Iran-US conflict

Oil price keeps rising, industry frets over Iran-US conflict

The clash is fanning fears that a wider conflict could disrupt supply from the region, which provides nearly a third of the world's oil. It remains to be seen if OPEC and its allies will make a mean...

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Oil, gold surge as investors await Iran's retaliation

Oil prices jumped, gold hit a 6.5-year high and most equities tumbled Monday after the United States assassination last week of a top Iranian general continued to fuel fears of a major conflict in ...

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Paris, US have 15 days to settle digital tax row

Paris, US have 15 days to settle digital tax row

Washington has threatened to impose duties of up to 100 percent on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth $2.4 billion after a US government investigation found the French tax ...

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Fear of war mounts as Iran and the U.S. trade escalating threats

Brent, against which Nigeria's oil is priced, has climbed more than five per cent since a USA air strike killed Soleimani in Iraq on Friday. "Today's. Following the assassination, Iran said it wou...

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Boeing has uncovered another potential design flaw with the 737 Max

Boeing has uncovered another potential design flaw with the 737 Max

The US carrier in October estimated that the MAX would cost it $540 million in pre-tax profits in 2019 due to thousands of flight cancelations. It says the company needs to bolster its finances afte...

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Burger King: New plant-based burger 'not for vegans'

Burger King: New plant-based burger 'not for vegans'

One small problem, though: they forgot to make it vegan and vegetarian-friendly. It will also be served with mayonnaise, unless the customer asks otherwise. "Don't let perfection be the enemy of goo...

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Borden files for bankruptcy, 2nd major milk producer to file in months

Borden files for bankruptcy, 2nd major milk producer to file in months

Borden has 3,300employees. It's unclear whether the company intends to stay in business long term or liquidate. "Borden is EBITDA-positive and growing, but we must achieve a more viable capital stru...

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The Fisker Ocean electric crossover will start at US$37,499

The Fisker Ocean electric crossover will start at US$37,499

In profile, the Ocean looks quite reminiscent of the Volvo XC40 crossover. Called the Fisker Ocean, it's an electric crossover with a purported range of almost 500 km. The "world's most sustainable ...

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Top ex-official slams Google over human rights, China project

Top ex-official slams Google over human rights, China project

According to LaJeunesse , he was forced out of the company after he requested formal human rights policies while the company pushed into China - a country that Google has struggled to gain a footho...

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New auto sales on skids for third year in a row

New auto sales on skids for third year in a row

Some 2.3 million new cars were registered in the United Kingdom in 2019, a 2.4% drop-off on the previous year. New EU rules which are being phased in this year, and which enter fully into force in 202...

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Researchers develop most efficient lithium-sulphur battery to date

Researchers develop most efficient lithium-sulphur battery to date

The global effort was led by Dr Mahdokht Shaibani of the university's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , with team members from the University of Liege in Belgium and Dresden, Ger...

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