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Spanish economic system surpasses pre-crash peak

Picture copyright Reuters Spain’s economic system grew by zero.9% within the second quarter because of improved exports and family spending. The expansion determine, a primary estimate from the Nationwide Statistics Institute (INE), suggests the nation’s economic system has lastly grown again to the scale it was earlier than the credit score crunch of 2008. Spain was bailed out in 2012 by the EU on the peak of Europe’s debt disaster.

FTSE 100 opens decrease as BT shares fall

Picture copyright Getty Photos Shares in telecoms group BT dropped three% after it took a £225m cost associated to its Italian accounting scandal. BT is paying the cash to Deutsche Telekom and Orange to keep away from authorized motion over the difficulty. The 2 corporations now maintain stakes in BT as a consequence of the deal that noticed them promote the EE cellular community to the UK firm. BT was

BT takes £225m hit over Italy accounting scandal

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Earnings at telecoms group BT have fallen after it took a £225m cost associated to its Italian accounting scandal. BT is paying the cash to Deutsche Telekom and Orange to keep away from authorized motion over the problem. The 2 corporations now maintain stakes in BT as a consequence of the deal that noticed them promote the EE cell community to the UK firm. The cost

North Korea hackers ‘need money not secrets and techniques’

Picture copyright Getty Pictures North Korean hackers are more and more attempting to steal money fairly than secrets and techniques, a South Korean government-backed report suggests. Cyber-criminals are focusing on monetary establishments as Pyongyang faces robust nuclear sanctions, the Monetary Safety Institute (FSI) claims. Suspected hacking makes an attempt have been till lately considered geared toward inflicting disruption or accessing knowledge. North Korea has routinely denied involvement in cyber assaults.

British Airways proprietor IAG says IT chaos value £58m

Picture copyright Getty Pictures The IT failure at British Airways in Could that left hundreds unable to verify in baggage value it 65m euros (£58m), the airline’s proprietor, IAG, has mentioned. About 75,000 passengers confronted extreme disruption when BA’s system failed over the second Financial institution Vacation weekend in Could. BA mentioned it was attributable to an engineer who disconnected an influence provide. Regardless of the additional value, IAG nonetheless

Barclays units apart further £700m for PPI

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Barclays has put aside an additional £700m to fulfill compensation claims for mis-selling fee safety insurance coverage. The information got here because the financial institution reported a 13% soar in group pre-tax earnings to £2.34bn for the primary six months of the 12 months. The lender has been present process a significant restructuring to concentrate on its core UK and US enterprise. Chief govt Jes Staley

Starbucks makes biggest-ever acquisition in China

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption The corporate additionally introduced plans to shut all 379 of its Teavana shops Starbucks is shopping for out its three way partnership companions in China for $1.3bn (£994m), marking the espresso chain’s biggest-ever acquisition. The all-cash deal will see Starbucks purchase the remaining 50% stake it doesn’t already personal, within the agency’s fastest-growing market exterior of the US. It would then acquire full management

Clear rubbish?

Picture copyright SEA Picture caption Kings Transport in Melbourne now has an all-electric fleet The clock could also be ticking for petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, nevertheless it’s vans, vehicles and buses which might be driving the electrical automobile revolution on the world’s roads. This week the UK authorities followed France in saying it might ban the sale of such vehicles by 2040, whereas the mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico Metropolis

Amazon earnings are sharply decrease because it invests abroad

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Amazon’s gross sales continued to develop within the second quarter, however rising bills took a big chunk out of earnings. The e-commerce big earned $197m in revenue within the three months to the top of June, lower than 1 / 4 of what it took dwelling in the identical interval of 2016. The autumn got here because the agency pursues enlargement abroad, whereas investing closely in

Invoice Gates Chooses Preventing Poverty Over Being The Richest Man In The World

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has develop into the world’s richest person, surpassing Microsoft co-founder Invoice Gates.  That is hardly a loss for the 61-year-old Gates, who’s been making an attempt to develop into much less wealthy for years.  Bezos’s Amazon is a beast, a revenue-generating monster that’s revolutionized retail and seen its inventory soar, and the corporate founder and CEO seemingly would’ve landed the richest particular person title