U.S. Bancorp is well positioned should a tax cut be implemented, but the rally in bank shares means it doesn't look like a bargain today.
Damien Hirst always likes to collaborate closely with the artists he shows in his Newport Street gallery, not only in the selection and installation of their works from his collection, but also - in the case of Ashley Bickerton - also spurring them on to make new pieces. Bickerton spent the earlier
It is no secret that Apple has been working furiously to develop self-driving car technology in a bid to compete with rivals including Google and Tesla. Images have emerged of Apple's first autonomous car on the roads of Silicon Valley. The car appears to be a Lexus RX450h that is fitted with a
RBS shares rose 2% to 258p, but this remains well below the 502p price on which the taxpayer breaks even for bailing out the bank. Royal Bank of Scotland has reported its first quarterly profit since 2015, as its management hopes it has started to turn a corner after nine years of losses since its £45bn
BEIJING — Global stock markets were mixed Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy.
Natwest's internet banking services appear to be completely broken, leaving people unable to check their account. The problem has happened on the morning of most people's payday, and right before a bank holiday weekend. Users report being unable to check their online banking either through
Sony Corp. reported Friday a January-March profit of 27.7 billion yen ($250 million) on the back of healthy sales of image sensors, PlayStation 4 game software and batteries for mobile devices, marking a recovery from its red ink a year ago. Tokyo-based Sony had an 88 billion yen loss in the same period
By Karolin Schaps LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rebounded on Friday after dropping to a one-month low the previous day, prompting investors to buy at cheaper levels ahead of a May OPEC meeting at which producers could extend output cuts. Gains were also helped by a weaker dollar and signs that non-OPEC
Sitting beneath a contemporary chandelier, I sipped a glass of chilled white Japanese wine as a bowing waitress placed a dish before me – an artful composition of delicate sea eel with strips of cucumber and a scattering of rainbow-bright flowers. No, I was not sitting in one of Tokyo’s countless high-end
As growing numbers of Questor correspondents are realising, the taxation of company distributions - whether these are regular dividends or one-offs - is becoming more complex and onerous. This is relevant to today's Income Portfolio column because we are set to benefit substantially from a special
Euro zone inflation jumped to 1.9 percent in April from 1.5 percent in March driven essentially by energy prices, flash data showed Friday.
When Taj Manku's son was around 11, he asked his father how cellphones worked. If you could see what Manku is describing, you would see the world awash in a perpetual glow, waves of radio frequencies (RF) radiating from thermostats, televisions and children's toys. Manku calls it "the luminescence
Kathie Weiss-Lefebvre of Toronto got a tempting offer in her email this week. The sender claimed to be the Canada Revenue Agency and said she was set to receive a $896.70 tax refund by way of an Interac e-Transfer. Fortunately, Weiss-Lefebvre knew immediately it was a scam: she hasn't even filed
A large corporate tax cut proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump must still get approval from Congress before it sees the light of day, but it could have impacts on Canada, economists say. If it comes to be, that could bring benefits and disadvantages to Canada, which currently has a federal corporate
Marks & Spencer could become the latest company to offer home delivery across the UK, contending with Sainsbury, Tesco and Waitrose in response to a swelling appetite for on-demand dining and a more convenient way to shop. “[This] is not something that we are going to rush into until we have substantial
The UK economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year, in a sign that rising prices has brought the recent growth spurt to an end. The economy grew by 0.3pc in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The Government has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group to less than 1 per cent, keeping it on target to offload the final shares in the bailed out lender within weeks. UK Financial Investments, which manages the Government's stake, said on Friday that it now holds just 0.89 per cent of Lloyds
The U.S. Federal Reserve is moving appropriately on the path to unwind asset purchases and normalize rates, while the European Central Bank (ECB) may be too hesitant, said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at the Allianz Group. The Fed, ECB and Bank of Japan (BOJ) need policymakers to step up
A little known flaw in the Consumer Credit Act may put millions of shoppers at risk of losing their money if things go wrong, an investigation has revealed. Under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, shoppers who make payments between £100 and £30,000 on a credit card can get their money back if there