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Monthly Archives: December 2017

North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row

South Korea says 5,100-tonne tanker may have been heading to the North in violation of sanctions. Source: BBC

Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content

Internet firms are "ruthless profiteers" who fail to fight terrorism, the security minister says. Source: BBC

Hits and misses

This was Narendra Modi's toughest year on the economic front, writes the BBC's Sameer Hashmi. Source: BBC

What to watch

What's behind stock growth in 2017 and what factors to consider in 2018. Source: BBC

Millennials to enjoy 'inheritance boom'

But a think tank says inheritance will come too late to help young people on to the housing ladder. Source: BBC

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

In half the cases it looked at, Which? found holidays were no more expensive after the promotion period ended. Source: BBC

Zombie thrills

From zombie experiences to haunted houses and high-concept horror films, the fright business is getting more profitable. Source: BBC

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager freed by kidnappers

Exmo has confirmed that Pavel Lerner is safe after reports that he was thrown out of a car. Source: BBC

UK stock markets close at a record high

London's FTSE indexes reached new heights after confounding downbeat expectations for the year. Source: BBC

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

It says it will slash the price of battery replacements and issue new monitoring software. Source: BBC

National Archives: Thatcher and Major clashed over economy

The two had a heated meeting about interest rates in January 1991, newly-released papers reveal. Source: BBC

The year in business

The year saw optimism among US investors, despite the turmoil of President Trump's first year in office. Source: BBC

Why gin and tonic has become more expensive

Drinkers are becoming more adventurous and it seems they're willing to pay for new tastes and flavours. Source: BBC

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager kidnapped in Kiev

Reports say men in balaclavas kidnapped Pavel Lerner in the Ukrainian capital two days ago. Source: BBC

DFS buys assets from failed Multiyork

DFS Furniture buys store leases, trademark and designs from Multiyork. Source: BBC

American Airlines sorry over basketball players theft claim

American Airlines wrongly accused two professional basketball players of stealing first class blankets. Source: BBC