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Steel Tariffs Are First Shot In NATO Spending War

US President Donald Trump agrees countries that pay their way by spending at least 2% of GDP on NATO defence are likely to escape...

Initial Coin Offerings Ripe For Scams, Regulators Tell Investors

City watchdogs are warning speculators that initial coin offerings (ICO) are high risk and could lead to investors losing their stake. The UK Financial Conduct...

African Babies Born With More Hope In 21st Century

It’s just a stroke of luck that some people were born in the cossetted wealth of Europe and America and others struggle for life...

Is The World Really Running Out Of Chocolate?

The planet is heading for another major disaster – there’s not enough chocolate to go around despite bumper cocoa crops. The problem is everyone likes...

Brexit Trade Deal Dreams Misplaced, Warn Experts

Britain’s aim of thrashing out lucrative trade deals with American and the European Union look doomed to failure. Prime Minster Theresa May and her ministers...

Brexit Was Going To Ruin The Economy, But Has It?

Brexit still dominates the headlines and has driven politics at home for more than a year, but does leaving the European Union really matter? It...

Calling In The Cleaners After Wars And Natural Disasters

Nature and man can reduce whole cities to a pile of rubble hiding dangers that can do even more harm to innocent bystanders. Hurricanes and...

Number’s Up For The Consumer Price Index

The nearest the normally sedate world of statistics comes to a spat has finally been settled in an orderly fashion after almost three years...

Expats Can Cash In On SEIS And EIS tax breaks

Investing in UK start-ups and collecting attractive tax breaks is possible for British expats. The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme...

That Hoard Of Old Bank Notes May Not Be Worthless

Trying to find a wad of cash left over from a holiday lounging on the exotic beaches of Goa, India, years ago has prompted...

More Tax Relief On The Way For Social Investments

Community-minded investors will have the chance to plough more cash into social enterprise projects as investment limits are raised from April. A policy paper from...

Oil Exploration Drops To Lowest Level For 64 Years

Oil and gas contractors kicking their heels waiting for the market to pick up may have more time on their hands. Spending on new oil...