Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling struggles after UK service sector missed forecast

For holidaymakers preparing for the trip away, economic experts have advised brushing up on debit and credit card charges before travelling. It’s easy for travellers to fall into the trap of using their debit cards without realising the hidden costs attached.  Many UK debit cards not only charge a load and ATM fee but also […]

Russia rebuilding Syria's energy sector

Russian oil and gas companies have started work on restoring and developing Syria’s energy infrastructure, according to Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak. Read more “A number of projects there are already underway, and there are negotiations with the Syrian government about new projects,” Novak told journalists. In February, Russia and Syria signed a roadmap for cooperation […]

Trump will take his trade war to China’s tech sector this week

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Trump administration this week will unveil the list of Chinese imports targeted for U.S. tariffs to punish Beijing over technology transfer policies. The list of $ 50 billion to $ 60 billion worth of annual imports is expected to target “largely high-technology” products and it may be more than two months […]

UBS: How investors made 23% returns on a key UK property sector since the Brexit vote

Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York/flickr Booming demand for warehouses used by the likes of Amazon has given property investors a huge 23% return since the Brexit vote, according to UBS Wealth Management. Warehouses used for delivery by the likes of Amazon and Tesco is growing rapidly, drying up supply and boosting demand. […]

Fidelity sector expert: Buy stocks that are sensitive to the economy

Business Insider In the Fidelity Insight of the week, Silverstein speaks with Denise Chisholm, a sector strategist for Fidelity Investments. Chisholm talks about earnings growth, noting that the US market was in a corporate profit recession from 2013 to 2016, which she attributes to a defensive rotation. She says that cyclical sector outperformance will remain […]

Grindr is trying to shake up the sleepy LGBTQ media sector with its new millennial lifestyle magazine Into

Into Grindr, the popular gay social network, launched a content site over the summer. The company says Into, which covers a range of political and lifestyle issues impacting the LGBTQ community has exceeded expectations. Grindr’s marketing team saw an opening in a media category dominated by legacy brands. Grindr’s got a very distinct reputation: as a […]

The Migrant Leading Lithuania’s Fintech Sector

Sitting comfortably in a sleek office just a stone’s throw from the center of Vilnius, Lithuania’s charming capital, Daumantas Dvilinskas waxes poetic about the plight of Europe’s economic migrants. “It’s a very peculiar life that’s sometimes a bit misunderstood by traditional media,” he says, “which portray these migrants as unpatriotic, or people that have lost […]

Sioux Falls Startup Weekend highlights the city’s tiny but growing tech sector

Sioux Falls Startup Weekend (SFSW) brought over 40 participants out to the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship to take part in a 54-hour business building competition. But SFSW is more than just a fun weekend for aspiring business owners to test the entrepreneurial waters. It’s also a chance for the local startup community to demonstrate how it’s coming together […]

Some state-level policies really do curb energy sector emissions

(credit: EPA) Researchers studying state-level climate policy in the US confirm what high school teachers already know: if you make an assignment voluntary and offer no incentives for completing it, no one’s gonna do it. In an assessment of 17 climate and energy policies enacted by US states between 1990 and 2014, researchers from Emory […]