A new global ransomware outbreak, which has picked up the name Petya, has hit companies in across Europe, after supposedly beginning in the Ukraine.
After a seven-year investigation, the European Commission (EC) has ordered global tech giant Google to pay a record-breaking €2.4bn ($2.7bn) fine for manipulating search results.
Theresa May’s £1bn deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will mean Northern Ireland receives an extra £1bn over the next two years.
The US Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to enforce its travel ban, whilst it reviews the case.
The UK parliament suffered a cyber attack this weekend which saw around 90 email accounts compromised.
A year ago today the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU).
Today marks a year since the UK public voted to leave the European Union – 23 June 2016.
In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union, but almost a year on, how has the political environment changed?
Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and CEO of ride hailing app Uber, has stepped down from the company.
Global GDP could be boosted across some of the world’s biggest economies by $2trn by raising employment rates for the over 55s to match Swedish levels — the highest performing European Union country.
Around 65.6m people were forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2016, either as refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced, a total bigger than the population of the UK according to a report by the UN.
The negotiations over the UK leaving the European Union will begin today (19 June) – despite concerns the talks would be delayed after the shock general election result.
The mainstream media’s narrative: Emmanuel Macron has captured the politics of hope and swept aside far-right populism.
UK chancellor Philip Hammond said that Britain will leave Europe’s single market and customs union when it withdraws from the EU in an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.
Tech giant Google could be fined more than €1bn from Brussels for abusing its online search dominance to direct customers to its own Google Shopping service.
The revival of the US coal mining sector is a strong focus of the Trump administration, but critics are questioning whether that is possible in current market conditions.
It’s less than a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in and it looks like the new regulations could be very costly for financial institutions (FIs).
The British government is set to say it will escalate the funding it provides to startups to allow them to flourish once the UK leaves the European Union.
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates last night for the second time in three months, despite growing concerns over weak inflation.
UK earnings are at one of their lowest levels in three years after inflation climbs to highs of 2.9 percent.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a leave of absence from the private car hire company he founded as struggles to overcome a host of scandals and he comes to terms with the death of his mother.
French voters cast their ballots yesterday in the first round of the country’s parliamentary election.
The maritime sector has been rocked in recent months by a spike in piracy.
Conservative leader Theresa May has had what’s been described as a catastrophic night after failing to secure the increased majority she was targeting.
On Twitter, Brexit is one of the most popular hashtags used in relation to the UK’s upcoming General Election, more so than even the NHS, according to a report published today by the think tank, the UK in a Changing Europe.
The UK economy will slow next year as a planned so-called hard Brexit and uncertainty around negotiations takes its toll on growth and confidence, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has predicted.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will operate special flights to bring Pakistani passengers back from Doha after Saudi Arabia and four other Arab countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.
US technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook have taken the top five places in a new ranking of the world’s most valuable brands.
Tech giant Apple is holding its annual three-day World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), a showcase of the company’s latest offerings and has unveiled its smart speaker, the HomePod.
The United Nations (UN) five-day Ocean Conference co-hosted by the governments of Fiji and Sweden kicked off today in New York City.
Six Arab nations, led by Saudi Arabia, have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in a move that suggests a deepening rift between the Gulf leaders.
While New York has grown in wealth, Detroit has economically declined.
US president Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the agreement that almost every country in the world adopted in December 2015.
The pound has been having a terrible week — mainly due to concerns that next week’s general election could result in a hung parliament.
Amazon’s shares have broken the $1,000 mark, putting its founder Jeff Bezos closer to the goal of becoming the richest man in the world.
Europe — it seems — is still not done with early elections and extra ballots.
Bank holidays are prime holiday time, whether that’s a three-day city break or a chance for a longer trip.
Leaders of the G7, seven of the world’s biggest industrial nations, met at a summit in Taormina, Sicily on Friday to discuss issues ranging from terrorism to climate change.
London-based startup Memrise recently won Best App at the 2017 Google Play Awards for changing the way we learn languages.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) ministers will gather in Vienna, the Austrian capital today to discuss the world’s oil supply and prices.
In the wake of the Manchester bombing attack, prime minister Theresa May has raised the UK’s terror threat level to its highest level of critical for the first time since July 2007.
US president Donald Trump’s administration will unveil his budget later today.
What do the British public want from the future relationship between the UK and the EU?
Germany will be holding the first G20 health ministers meeting today in Berlin.
Sweden has dropped its investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, however he may not be getting a taste of freedom anytime soon.
Wall Street suffered its worst day in eight months yesterday as investors grow concerned over the political situation in the US.
Fancy an almond milk latte, some courgetti (courgette spaghetti), or brownies made from beetroot?
Almost 80 percent of job seekers read online reviews of a company before accepting a job offer, according to a report published today by global resourcing specialists BPS World.
The Liberal Democrat manifesto will offer the British public a chance to reverse Brexit.
There is evidence to link North Korean hackers with the massive WannaCry cyber attack that infiltrated the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and over 300,000 computers worldwide on Friday.
When the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in June last year, the pound fell dramatically.
UK unemployment is set to rise amid slow jobs growth according to a report by the EY Item Club, an economic forecasting group.
This afternoon the UK’s National Health Service — known as the NHS — fell victim to a cyber attack in the form of malicious software used to ransom computer files.
Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank hit the headlines in the UK last year when it announced it was spending $32bn on chip developer Arm, not long after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 states are meeting today in Bari, Italy.
The effect Brexit could have on the UK’s energy industry has been at the forefront of concerns recently.
The UK labour market has seen its steepest drop in candidates for jobs for 16 months.
Despite markets cheering Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French election on Sunday, Europe’s rich are far from feeling the quickly shifting political landscape makes for a good place to keep their cash.
UK-based city firms are making contingency plans amid the uncertainty of the Brexit negotiations, according to a report published today by legal firm Freshfields.
Recent figures put UK net migration at 273,000, however the Conservative government’s election manifesto will promise to bring it down to the “tens of thousands,” the BBC reported.
Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, an annual campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF).
Will UK-based banks and businesses move their operations abroad? And if they do, how badly will it hit the UK economy?
Have mobile phones replaced landlines?
A new UK immigration system will “not be ready” by April 2019, the scheduled date for the country’s formal departure from the EU, according to the Institute for Government (IfG), a British think tank.
Apple has announced its latest results and reported a surprising fall in iPhone sales.
The European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier has laid out his guidelines for talks with the UK as the country prepares to leave the trading bloc.
If the UK ends up with “no deal” in the Brexit negotiations, the country’s nuclear industry will be at risk according to MPs.
US president Donald Trump said he has had the “most productive” first 100 days in office.
An investigation has been opened up to look into Barclays Bank’s chief executive, Jes Staley.
The UK’s economy has slowed more than expected in the first months of 2017 according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Some of the world’s biggest drug companies warned that they will withdraw from the UK market if the NHS does not receive an extra £20bn a year.
One in three people in Europe would be happy going completely cashless, according to an ING survey.
Brexit negotiations could be put on hold until the UK settles a €2bn customs fraud fine with Brussels.
The independent centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to take on far-right leader of the National Front Marine Le Pen in the French presidential race.
We’re only a few months into 2017 and cyber attacks seem to be hitting the headlines even more regularly than last year.
The US media is “the enemy of the people,” the US president Donald Trump declared after less than a month in office.
Tomorrow marks the start of the latest G20 finance ministers meeting in Washington DC.
The UK prime minister Theresa May shocked everyone yesterday when she announced a snap general election to take place on 8 June.
US president Donald Trump’s call for a “great, great wall” running across the US-Mexico border has proved as polarising with design and construction firms as it has in the country at large.
Earlier today, the UK prime minister Theresa May surprised the country by announcing a snap general election.
The UK’s prime minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election will take place on 8 June 2017.
Since the right-leaning Mauricio Macri gained the presidency in 2015, he’s been trying to integrate Argentina back into the international community.
UK growth has carried through to the first quarter of 2017, it would appear.
British chancellor Philip Hammond said this morning fintech is part of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” at the Treasury’s first International Fintech conference in London.
United Airlines, the third biggest US carrier, is facing widespread criticism after videos of a 69-year-old Asian passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight went viral.
The joint plan between the US and the UK to pile the pressure on Russia has fallen apart after the G7 group of industrialised nations failed to back the bid.
Just when the Gibraltar Brexit controversy is dying down, Rockall — an isolated islet in the north Atlantic — is set to become the next Brexit battle ground.
The US government launched airstrikes in Syria last night targeting military infrastructure controlled by the country’s president Bashar al-Assad.
Last week, British prime minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, the official exit clause of the Lisbon treaty that sets a two-year deadline for a country to leave the European Union (EU).
The number of female directors at FTSE 100 companies went down in 2017 from last year, according to a parliamentary report on corporate governance in the UK published on Wednesday.
Hundreds of companies have submitted proposals in the hope of building US president Donald Trump’s 2,000-mile “great, great wall” with Mexico.
Executive pay is a hot political topic but tackling it won’t be simple.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Apple is breaking away from UK chip developer Imagination Technologies.
The computer and tablet market – including fitness bands and smartwatches — is about to make a come back.
Optimism among UK chief financial officers (CFO) is at an 18 month high after the Brexit vote, a new survey by Deloitte has found.
Imagination Technologies — once one of the UK’s darling tech firms — has been hugely sold off this morning after iPhone maker Apple said it will stop using its intellectual property within two years.
South African president Jacob Zuma’s sacking of his finance minister Pravin Gordhan late last night saw a five percent drop in the value of the rand, the country’s currency.
Negotiations began this week at the United Nations (UN) to discuss a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons.
Article 50 has been formally triggered.
British prime minister Theresa May has come under pressure from farmers, supermarkets and food suppliers to secure a free trade deal with the European Union (EU) after Brexit.
Mid-sized businesses in the UK have boosted their overseas turnover by 50 percent in the past five years, according to a new report.
US president Donald Trump presented his budget outline to Congress for the upcoming fiscal year last week.
This weekend, heads of state and governments in the European Union will come together to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.
If Brexit causes an ‘exodus’ of financial firms and their employees from London, exactly where would they go?
Wright Electric, a US-based startup announced plans to make all journeys of less than 300 miles electric, and therefore zero-emissions, in the next 20 years.
Tech giants including Google and Facebook will now pay tax in Australia based on the profits they earn in the country, instead of shifting income abroad.
Russia has been holding on to its Cold War role as the world’s second biggest arms exporter, yet this position is under threat.
The Trump administration is on high alert when it comes to surveillance.
China and the US dominate the 50 most popular websites in the world.
Brexit has had a “fundamental depressing effect” on financial jobs in London according to a report by Morgan McKinley.
There are fewer than 2,000 billionaires in the whole world, but how do they compare with one another?
Vienna, the Austrian capital, has come top for overall quality of living for the 8th year in a row, according to Mercer’s 19th Quality of Living survey.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into politics: #IndyRef2!
As Syria’s civil war enters its sixth year, violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016.
Jobs and wages are up, markets are up, volatility is low.
South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye has been removed from office in the political scandal that has consumed the country.
After months of back and forth, from questioning, to arrest and finally indictment, Samsung’s group leader Lee Ja-Yong will begin his trial today.
GV, formerly Google Ventures, the search giant’s venture capital arm announced its first investment in a European fintech company today.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his final Spring Budget and set out a brighter outlook for the economy in the short term.
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally every year on 8 March.
WikiLeaks has published what it has described as the biggest ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA.
The growth in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology means that anxieties are on the rise that robots will take over the world.
Hyperloop One, a US-based startup aiming to make ultra-high speed land-based travel a reality, is looking to bring the technology to India.
It appears walls are all the political rage at the moment.
US president Donald Trump’s “America first” policy could derail the retail sector, not just in the US but beyond.
The US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has given the strongest signal yet that US interest rates are going up this month.
Whether your interaction with artificial intelligence (AI) is limited to science-fiction or you spend more time in your day talking to Siri and Alexa than actual humans, you can’t hide from the fact AI is changing the world.
The cryptocurrency bitcoin’s hit a milestone, and a quite a big one.
Snap’s day has come.
Japan’s population currently stands at 127m; this is predicted to fall as low as 86m by 2060.
A subway train veered off the tracks, crashing into a wall in northern Manhattan on Tuesday morning, injuring 34 people and causing transport chaos for commuters.
US news outlet CNN saw three of its reporters resign on Monday over a retracted Russia story relating to a pre-inaugural meeting between Anthony Scaramucci, one of US president Donald Trump’s transition team officials and the head of a Russian investment fund.
Retailers are throwing more cash at all sorts of IT in the wake of pressure mounting on several fronts.
The auto industry was rocked in 2015 when it was revealed German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) was cheating on emissions tests.
A new report out from UK think-tank Reform has recommended a pre-funded social care system be phased in to eventually replace the current system of so-called Pay As You Go taxation.
The Bank of England’s semi-annual financial stability report, out today, has warned if the UK leaves the European Union without a bespoke trade agreement the consequences would be bad for all involved.
Brazilian president Michel Temer is now facing corruption charges over allegedly accepting bribes in return for political favours.
The Pew Research Centre in the US has released its global public opinion report on the Trump presidency – and it doesn’t look good for the real estate mogul turned world leader.
Worldwide the critical question is becoming; what is the future of work in an era of exponential technology development?
Michael Eavis, congratulations on another storming Glastonbury!
In the lead up to the UK’s departure from the EU, efforts are being made to ensure the stability of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
The humble ATM, or cash point, is celebrating its 50th birthday today.
For largely political reasons, Huawei’s participation in US telecoms and IT markets has been limited.
The UK is not on track to reach its target of reducing carbon emissions by more than half within 13 years, according to energy industry professionals.
A Shanghai court convicted three Australian employees of casino group Crown Resorts after they pleaded guilty to illegally promoting gambling in China.
Japanese car parts maker Takata filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan on the weekend.
Health food and supplements chain Holland & Barrett has been sold to Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s L1 Retail for £1.77bn.
Facebook has plans to launch original TV programmes by “late summer” according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market has demonstrated its ambition to dominate both online and brick-and-mortar retail.
So far in 2017 there have been two major measles outbreaks in developed countries: one in Europe and the other in Minnesota in the US.
Welcome to The Verdict Podcast — this week’s episode is titled Happy Brexitversary — falling as it does on the first anniversary of the UK’s historic vote to quit the European Union.
Snapchat, the image messaging and multimedia mobile app, introduced a new feature on Wednesday, promoted as a “new way to explore the world”.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking statute changes to grant its governing council greater legal powers over euro clearing after Brexit.
South Korea’s impeached president, Park Guen-hye, is on trial for the corruption charges that have engulfed her presidency.