NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham puts the odds of the Trump administration ordering an attack on North Korea if it performs another nuclear test at 70%.
European Union leaders have agreed to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations on Friday, having given Prime Minister Theresa May's overnight speech a warm reception.
The Scottish government is set to implement a minimum 50p unit price for alcohol on 1 May 2018, which will have the greatest effect on beer and cider.
The number of fines imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority in 2017 has fallen to the lowest since 2002 when modern regulation of the City was in its infancy.
The Scottish government has announced it will increase the tax paid by the country’s highest earners, as it bids to raise extra money to fund wage increases in the public sector.
The public will be able to comment on Heathrow’s third runway as part of a consultation carried out by the airport from January, though the plans are being criticised for not including information on new flight paths.
Blockchain is the base of the cryptocurrency boom. Although Bitcoin is the most famous of these currencies, it is not the only one. Dash is one of the many alternatives, but it has one key difference from the rest of the new currencies springing up.
The Bank of England kept policy on hold by a unanimous vote as had been widely-anticipated given previous guidance for a very gradual pace of tightening over the medium-term.
Bitcoin, the increasingly popular cryptocurrency has dominated Google’s top searches this year.
The 2018 World Inequality Report shows the dramatic rise in inequality in recent decades caused by unequal ownership of capital, privatisation of public assets and limp tax policies.
The Ifo Institute bumped up its German growth forecasts for next year as it highlighted strength in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
Business activity in the eurozone accelerated in December, with manufacturing activity at a record high, according to figures released on Thursday.
UK retail sales increased much more than expected last month due to a statistical anomaly caused by Black Friday.
Popular video streaming sites have a secret embedded code that mines cryptocurrencies through visitors' computers.
Highways England, the government body responsible for roads, could receive as much as £30bn for the next Road Investment Strategy (RIS2).
Theresa May has said that that the government will force tech firms such as Facebook and Twitter to remove extremist content from their platforms quickly or face fines.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the United States is open to communication with North Korea 'without preconditions'.
UK wage growth is picking up slightly but still remains well short of inflation, while the number of people claiming unemployment benefit reached a five-month high.