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Apple App Retailer costs rise in UK, India and Turkey

Picture copyright Getty Photos Apple is to place up the value it prices for apps within the UK, India and Turkey. UK costs will numerically match these of the US, which means program that prices $zero.99 will now be 99p. That represents a 25% rise over the earlier forex conversion, which was 79p. “Value tiers on the App Retailer are set internationally on the premise of a number of components,

Trump has ‘monumental respect’ for Merkel, says aide

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Anthony Scaramucci will likely be a senior adviser to Donald Trump One among Donald Trump’s closest advisers has instructed the BBC the US president-elect’s criticism of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been misinterpreted. In an interview, Mr Trump had said Mrs Merkel had made an “completely catastrophic mistake by letting all these illegals into the nation”. However Anthony Scaramucci mentioned the incoming president had

UK inflation fee jumps to 1.6%

The UK’s annual inflation fee was 1.6% in December, up from 1.2% in November and the very best fee since July 2014. Increased meals and air fares helped to extend December’s Client Costs Index (CPI), the Office for National Statistics said. The rise was greater than anticipated, with economists predicting a fee of 1.four%. The autumn in sterling for the reason that Brexit vote was beginning to feed into the

Davos 2017: Is the urban-rural divide rising?

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption France’s Marine Le Pen is hoping to capitalise on the far-right motion this 12 months, although it’s stronger in rural areas than in cities 2016. The 12 months through which populist forces throughout the developed world gained momentum, sowing the seeds of nationalism, protesting towards mass immigration and rolling again the tide of globalisation. Nicely, maybe not should you lived in a significant metropolis.

Pound recovers forward of Could Brexit speech

Picture copyright Getty Pictures After falling sharply on Monday the pound recovered in early commerce as markets waited for Prime Minister Theresa Could’s speech on Brexit. Sterling had fallen under $1.20 against the dollar on Monday on worries over a so-called “onerous Brexit”, however had recovered to $1.2127 on Tuesday. Nevertheless, Neil Wilson at ETX Capital stated the transfer was extra all the way down to greenback weak point than

Google Play and iOS apps demand surges in India and China

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Rising demand for apps means Apple and Google proceed to revenue from smartphones lengthy after they’re bought The 2 main app shops each skilled a tilt in the direction of Asia in 2016, in line with an annual examine. India leapfrogged each the US and Brazil to change into the nation that downloaded essentially the most apps from Google’s Play Retailer, in line with

Greggs’ Christmas gross sales give ‘a robust end’ to 2016

Picture copyright PA Excessive Road baker Greggs has reported sturdy Christmas gross sales, with takeaway meals, mince pies and its “Festive Bake” pie proving in style. Like-for-like gross sales grew 6.four% within the remaining three months of the 12 months, and have been up four.2% within the 12 months as an entire. The Newcastle-based baker added full-year outcomes have been set to be “barely forward” of its earlier expectations. Nonetheless,

British American Tobacco takes management of Reynolds for $49bn

Picture copyright Reuters British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4bn (£40bn) deal to take management of US rival Reynolds, creating the world’s largest listed tobacco agency. The UK firm has been in talks with Reynolds for months about shopping for the 57.eight% stake it doesn’t already personal. The merger would convey collectively a number of the tobacco business’s best-known manufacturers, together with Fortunate Strike, Rothmans, Dunhill and Camel cigarettes. A

Keith Ellison Will Boycott Inauguration Over Trump’s Insult Of Rep. John Lewis

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a leading candidate to chair the Democratic Nationwide Committee, stated Monday he wouldn’t attend the presidential inauguration in protest of President-elect Donald Trump’s comments concerning the civil rights chief Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). Ellison revealed his resolution in a sequence of tweets. Ellison joins a growing number of Home Democrats boycotting the inauguration. Some had determined to not attend earlier than Trump attacked Lewis over the

Concentrix: Tax credit score claimants compensated

Picture copyright Thinkstock Tax credit score claimants have obtained practically £87,000 in compensation after US contractor Concentrix mishandled their claims, an official report has discovered. About 35,000 individuals had their funds wrongly stopped, the UK’s Nationwide Audit Workplace (NAO) mentioned. The agency was employed to try to save greater than £1bn in incorrect or fraudulent tax credit score funds, however saved lower than a fifth of that focus on. HMRC,