Keeping up with the news can be tricky. Even the most eagle-eyed observer can miss a vital news story. We think being up-to-date on economic developments is key to the success of your startup.
Every Wednesday we provide the top 10 key bits of business news from the past week.
Tumbling markets on Trump victory
The 45th president of the USA is Donald Trump which has propelled Asian and European (including the UK) stock markets to tumble. It has not been as extreme as the post-brexit fall.
2025 marks closure of the last British coal power station
Britain is trying to replace the most polluting fossil fuel (coal) with cleaner energy sources, such as gas, to hit climate commitments by closing down the last British power station.
The Pound strengthens against the US dollar
Donald Trump’s presidential win has seen the US dollar weaken again the Japanese yen and the sterling.
Economical stability for UK is essential to keep its position in world diplomacy
If the UK cuts itself from the single market due to Brexit, it may face significant economic instability. This risk could cost its position as a global diplomatic force.
Wind energy could power most of the UK’s electricity
It is said that wind farms could power the majority of the UK’s electricity which could mark it as a global leader in renewables.
Google ‘search risk’ could be real
Google has been accused of ‘hiding’ competitors’ webmail services in their search engine results. ProtonMail claims that is was effectively removed from Google for almost a year.
Cybercrime attacks Tesco Bank
Tesco Bank had £2.5m stolen from 9,000 people by cyber-thieves. All money has been refunded to customers and the services have been restored.
Slowed increases of CO2 in the atmosphere
Global greening is slowing down CO2 levels in the atmosphere. However, this is not enough to directly impact climate change.
GoPro drone recalled after power failure
Reports of power failures have seen GoPro recall their new drone: Karma.
New MacBook Pros criticised
Apple has had to cut prices for USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 adapters as the new MacBook Pro has no ports other than the new USB standard.