How the big emerging economies climbed the World Bank business ranking

THE CENTRAL SPORTHOTEL in Davos usually plays host to skiers intent on picturesque descents. But during the World Economic Forum in January it celebrated an eye-catching ascent. One side wall was bedecked with a poster of Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister. Its caption boasted that India had climbed 30 places in the previous year’s World […]

The internet was entranced by a raccoon that climbed to the top of a Minnesota skyscraper

Guardian News / YouTube The internet was gripped by a daring raccoon that climbed a 23-storey skyscraper in Minnesota, USA. Nicknamed the #MPRraccoon after a local radio station, the animal drew small crowds and a lot of online support. The raccoon finally made it to the top of the building at 3 AM this morning, […]

‘Spiderman’ migrant hero who climbed building to save a child given French citizenship

Thibaut Camus/Reuters Malian man who climbed a Paris building to save a child has been given honorary French citizenship by President Emmanuel Macron. Footage emerged of Mamoudou Gassama climbing the outside of a building in the French capital to rescue the child, who had fallen from a balcony. Gassama was invited to the Elysee Palace […]

Jennifer Lawrence climbed over seats and hugged other stars at the Oscars with a glass of wine in hand — and the photos will give you life

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence arrived at the 90th Academy Awards wearing a gold Dior dress. When she was inside the Dolby Theater, Lawrence got a glass of wine.  Getty photographers caught her climbing over chairs. She also said hello to fellow stars, and sat with friend and fellow A-list star Emma Stone. Jennifer Lawrence […]

Lloyds Bank profits climbed 24% — but it is still feeling the pain from PPI claims

Thomson Reuters Lloyds Bank profits increased 24% in 2017, with the bank bringing in £5.3 billion profit before tax. The bank also started a £1 billion plan to buy back shares. “2017 has been a landmark year for the group,” said Lloyds chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio. Lloyds Bank annual profits leapt by almost a quarter […]

WEEKEND SURGE: Bitcoin just climbed through $US4,000 for the first time

Bitcoin’s weekend surge continues full steam ahead. The cryptocurrency broke through $ US4,000 for the first time earlier this morning. It peaked at $ US4,100 per coin and a short time ago was trading at $ US4,055. Here’s the chart: According to a CBNC report, Bitcoin’s price increase over the weekend has been driven by […]