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Economy

This is a time of strong rivalry between our airline and the USA carriers, and we are of course immensely proud of our own cabin crew. Throughout the subsidies row, Al Baker has been critical of the three major United States carriers, accusing them of swindling customers in April comments .
  • Oil, gas investment set to recover slightly: IEA

    Oil, gas investment set to recover slightly: IEA

    Economy

    Global energy investment fell for the second year in a row in 2016 as oil and gas spending continues to fall, according to a new report. Geographically, China continued to be the largest recipient of energy investment, representing 21% of the global share, Kallanish Energy learns.
  • Belfast drivers' 60 hours a year spent hunting for a space

    Belfast drivers' 60 hours a year spent hunting for a space

    Economy

    Motorists in major US cities spend an average of $345 a year in lost time and wasted fuel to find parking places, according to INRIX estimates. On average, a single U.S. People driving around looking for parking also adds to congestion and pollution, the study noted. "Our country's parking pain has widespread impact - on drivers, cities, the economy and the environment".
  • High-speed Hyperloop completes first test run

    High-speed Hyperloop completes first test run

    Economy

    The Hyperloop One system test wasn't designed for speed, however, and achieved its goals of reaching full vacuum conditions within the tube, according to Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar. While Hyperloop One has announced several potential routes around the world and many governments have expressed interest in the new form of transportation, the company has yet to formally break ground on its first Hyperloop route.
  • Google Play Movies is the new home of 4K HDR flicks

    Google Play Movies is the new home of 4K HDR flicks

    Economy

    The problem thus far for the nascent format has been the slow trickle of content that has yet to yield a significant torrent for thirsty HDR TV owners. The company does promise that "many of the movies our users love" will be getting support for high dynamic range playback. Also, for now, the feature is only available in the U.S.
  • NZ dollar little changed as United States inflation data awaited

    NZ dollar little changed as United States inflation data awaited

    Economy

    America's top central banker sees President Trump's agenda as a source of uncertainty for the US economy. US stocks took a brief tumble during Tuesday trading on Wall Street after emails disclosed President Donald Trump's eldest son welcomed help from a Russian lawyer for his father's 2016 election campaign against Hillary Clinton.
  • Kaspersky Lab Survey: One-in-Four Hide Cybersecurity Incidents From Their Employers

    Kaspersky Lab Survey: One-in-Four Hide Cybersecurity Incidents From Their Employers

    Economy

    It added that government agencies will still be able to use Kaspersky products purchased separately from the GSA contract process, and will continue to run Kaspersky software if it is already installed. "Kaspersky Lab is facing one of the most serious challenges to its business yet, given that members of the US government wrongly believe the company or I or both are somehow tied to the Russian government", he recently wrote on his blog .
  • Apple Includes Free Beats Headphones with Back to School Mac, iPad Purchase

    Apple Includes Free Beats Headphones with Back to School Mac, iPad Purchase

    Economy

    That means Beats X buds will be free, but you'll need to pony up an extra $50 to get a pair of Powerbeats3 earphones or $150 for a pair of Solo3 cans. The new Mac computers that are eligible for the offer include pretty much all of Apple's Mac computers, including the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, and the Mac Pro.
  • BOC Hikes Rate to 0.75%, First in Seven Years

    BOC Hikes Rate to 0.75%, First in Seven Years

    Economy

    The move means consumers will likely pay more for such things as variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit. Further adjustments to the target rate would be determined by incoming data as they inform the bank's inflation outlook, keeping in mind continued uncertainty and financial system vulnerabilities.
  • NRG Energy targets asset sales of up to $4 bln

    NRG Energy targets asset sales of up to $4 bln

    Economy

    On average, equities research analysts predict that NRG Yield will post $0.93 EPS for the current year. The firm had revenue of $218 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $195.91 million. They issued a "buy" rating and a $20.00 price objective for the company. During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly -5.07%. The stock touched 52-week High of $19.07 on 04/04/17 and 52-week Low of $9.84 on 11/03/16.