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Rail Firms Urge the Government Not to Reduce APD on Flights
Consumer Stocks

Rail Firms Urge the Government Not to Reduce APD on Flights

British rail industry members body, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which brings together companies from passengers and freight sector, has requested the government not to reduce air passenger duty (APD) on UK domestic flight routes for the journey ...

UK inflation soars to 2.1%, highest since July 2019
Economy

UK inflation soars to 2.1%, highest since July 2019

Summary UK CPI-based inflation rate soared to 2.1% in May 2021 Sharp increase clearly portrayed the sudden spike in demand Clothing, meals and drinks, motor fuel contributed majorly to the upsurge  The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) bas...

What will Bitcoin be worth in 2025?
Cryptocurrency

What will Bitcoin be worth in 2025?

Back at the beginning of twentieth century, a gentleman named Joseph C Wilson started a company named Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York, United States. The company gained expertise in manufacturing the photostat machines. Such was the impact o...

Will Dogecoin reach $5?
Cryptocurrency

Will Dogecoin reach $5?

Summary Dogecoin has been the most popular Altcoin since its inception. It has recently touched a high of US$0.64 on 8 May 2021, and investors started speculating new heights for it. Being a popular cryptocurrency, its inherent volatility is w...

UK-Australia First Free Trade Agreement Post Brexit to Boost Boris Johnson’s Political Standing
Economy

UK-Australia First Free Trade Agreement Post Brexit to Boost Boris Johnson’s Political Standing

Summary Australia and the UK signed the first free-trade agreement since Brexit. The deal would remove tariffs on swimwear, Hardy wines, Jacob’s Creek, and confectionery. It would also let people less than 35 years of age to work and liv...

Stiff Competition for Tesco and Likes, Mere to Open 300 Stores Across the UK
Retail Stocks

Stiff Competition for Tesco and Likes, Mere to Open 300 Stores Across the UK

Summary A new budget supermarket Mere is set to open 300 stores across the UK. The supermarket chain will be 30% cheaper than the existing budget retailers of the UK. A new supermarket chain Mere is planning a grand launch in the UK. Since...

Ether vs Ethereum: What is the difference?
Cryptocurrency

Ether vs Ethereum: What is the difference?

Summary Ethereum is a decentralised blockchain, within which Ether is the platform’s currency. Ethereum cannot be bought and sold, whereas Ether can be bought and sold. The difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum is, although both use blo...

Crude oil rises 44% YTD, stoking up inflationary pressure
World News

Crude oil rises 44% YTD, stoking up inflationary pressure

The prices of brent crude have surged by 44% in the calendar year 2021, which has been adding to the inflationary pressure across the economy. Brent crude oil prices, as on date, stand at US$74.62 a barrel, compared with US$51.8 a barrel on close of...

Is virtual reality the future of eSports?
World News

Is virtual reality the future of eSports?

Summary The eSports industry grew massively in 2020 as gaming became the main source of entertainment for people restricted to their homes during the pandemic. The global digital PC games market is likely to grow at a double-digit CAGR and cros...

APAC markets mixed as Japan export data misses estimates
World News

APAC markets mixed as Japan export data misses estimates

Summary APAC markets mixed ahead of the US Fed’s policy decision announcement. Japan’s export data for May has missed estimates. China is set to release retail sales numbers. The shares across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region we...

When will COVID-19 be over?
World News

When will COVID-19 be over?

In January 2020, I had a bout of cold. As a precautionary measure I wore a mask to the office. It was before COVID-19 became the monster it is known as now. One of my colleagues joked: “do you have Corona?”. That day, the number of globa...

What are platinum group metals and why are they in high demand?
Investing Essentials

What are platinum group metals and why are they in high demand?

Summary Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) is a group of six precious metals that have similar properties. PGMs are extensively used in medical applications, jewellery, electronic devices, and vehicle manufacturing to limit emissions. The demand for...

How are medical chatbots transforming patient care?
World News

How are medical chatbots transforming patient care?

Chatbots are software developed with machine learning (ML) algorithms for stimulating and engaging in a conversation with a user to provide real-time assistance to patients. Chatbots have applications across multiple industries including retail, ba...

How one gesture by Ronaldo cost Coca Cola US$4 billion
World News

How one gesture by Ronaldo cost Coca Cola US$4 billion

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrating a goal during a Spanish League match against RCD Espanyol at the Power8 stadium on Maig 17 2015 in Barcelona Spain. Football star Cristiano Ronaldo’s snub to carbonated drink Coca Cola has taken a t...

Wall Street stocks drift on weak retail-sales data
World News

Wall Street stocks drift on weak retail-sales data

Benchmark US indices edged lower on Tuesday, June 15, in mixed trading after the latest government data showed retail sales fell by 1.3% in May compared to figures in the previous month. The S&P 500 shed 0.20% to 4,246.59. The Dow Jones declined...

Technology & Energy Shares Traded in Green; FTSE 100 up 0.36%
Market updates

Technology & Energy Shares Traded in Green; FTSE 100 up 0.36%

US Markets: Broader indices in the United States traded in red - particularly, the S&P 500 index traded 8.22 points or 0.19 per cent lower at 4,246.93, Dow Jones Industrial Average Index dipped by 121.64 points or 0.35 per cent lower at 34,272.11...

What are the 5 main reasons for investing in FTSE 100 shares?
Investing Essentials

What are the 5 main reasons for investing in FTSE 100 shares?

Summary Stock markets have always attracted a large pool of investors In order to recognise quick gains, people often consider various lucrative options FTSE 100 shares provide several advantages over penny stock investing Stock markets h...

What are the best stocks under £1?
Penny Stocks

What are the best stocks under £1?

Summary Shares that trade on stock exchanges for less than £1 are known as penny stocks.  In the past one year, many penny stocks have given multifold returns to their Investors. Companies typically trading below £1 ar...