Thursday, August 16, 2018

‘Semi-infinite’ trove of rare-earth metals found in Japanese waters

Scientists have found rare-earth metals required to produce high-tech products ranging from mobile phones to electric cars, in Japanese waters.  It is estimated the newly discovered trove could supply...

Pro-Orban magazine lists Hungarian investigative journalists and refugee advocates among ‘mercenaries of Soros’

A Hungarian magazine published Thursday more than 200 names of people it claims are likely part a group that Prime Minister Viktor Orban calls "mercenaries" paid by U.S.-Hungarian billionaire philanthropist George...

Independent coffee shops call for major chains to offer more sustainable cups

A group of independent coffee shops has called on major chains to offer more sustainable cups. To mark the start of London Coffee Festival,...

Quiet, efficient and under the radar: Bayern Munich could yet make the most noise...

Rarely are teams of Bayern Munich’s stature happy to be held to tepid goalless draws in their own backyard. But at almost exactly the...

Goldman Sachs might not have built European HQ in London if it had known...

Goldman Sachs might not have chosen to build its new European headquarters in London if the decision had been made after Brexit, the bank's...

Metro Bank chairman faces rebellion after handing millions to wife’s company

Metro Bank chairman Vernon Hill is facing the prospect of an embarrassing shareholder rebellion after an investor hit out at more than £21m...

British Airways’ parent company buys shares in Norwegian Air, sparking takeover bid rumours

Shares in Norwegian, the rapidly expanding low-cost airline, have soared by one-fifth after IAG called its rival an “attractive investment” and sparked rumours...

Mothercare: could hiring some mothers to run the thing fix its problems?

What’s wrong with Mothercare?  A revolving door of CEOs have been trying to answer that question. So far none of them have got even...

Toys R Us receives multiple $1bn bids for Asia business

Toys R Us has received several $1bn (£706m) bids for a majority stake in its Asia arm, a lawyer for the company said. The US company...

A View from the Top: Naina Lal Kidwai, the former banker trying to make...

It’s midday in New Delhi and Naina Lal Kidwai is talking about faeces. “It’s all very well funnelling all the shit into loos,...

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