Vincent Bolloré is questioned by police near Paris over contracts to run ports in Guinea and Togo.
For the first time, music streaming is making more money than sales of CDs and vinyl.
@TBPInvictus here: There have been a few recent minimum wage related developments that I thought I’d memorialize in one quick post. In no particular order: In March, a minimum wage study was released (pdf) by Kevin Rinz & John Voorheis at Census. You probably didn’t hear about it because it didn’t get much publicity. Herewith…
The Chinese firm that owns the toy store could take a stake in the department store chain, a report says.
My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream (New York Times) see also How to Buy a Wind Farm (Bloomberg) • Yes. It’s a Bubble. So What? (Research Affiliates) • Reed Hastings, the Netflix chief with a global vision (Financial Times) • Exoplanets May Help Us Understand How Venus Turned Into…
Shares in bookmakers tumble on reports the maximum stake on betting terminals will be cut to £2.
In Singapore, senior citizens are learning how to code computer programs on training courses designed to modernise skills and keep older brains sharp.
Chancellor may ease austerity as public sector net borrowing falls to £42.6bn for the last financial year
Britain’s budget deficit has dropped to the lowest level since before the financial crisis, laying the ground for Philip Hammond to raise government spending on public services later this year.
The Office for National Statistics said public sector net borrowing, excluding the state-owned banks, dropped by £3.5bn to £42.6bn in the last financial year, cutting the budget deficit to the lowest level since the year ending March 2007.