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Commodities

‘Stark choice’: Britain will import 50% of food by 2040, farmers union warns
The UK will be importing more than half of its food supplies within a decade due to a growing population and stagnating farm productivity, farming leaders have warned.

24.02.2015 15:24

‘Tasteless’: BAE chief exec eyes lucrative arms deals in Mid East ISIS war
British arms manufacturer BAE Systems says the growing involvement of Middle Eastern states in the battle against the Islamic State has caused a spike in demand for the support services it provides for aircraft and weaponry sold in the region.

20.02.2015 11:32

‘What part of no don’t you understand?’ TTIP critics target EU trade commissioner
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom’s visit to London to promote the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been met with protest, as MPs say more transparency is needed to address public concern.

16.02.2015 15:37

‘Mockery of democracy’: UK govt flip-flops, allowing fracking under National Parks
The government has reversed its decision to accept new fracking restrictions, meaning shale gas firms will be able to drill horizontally under National Parks, provided the wells start outside their borders.

13.02.2015 09:19

Big Sugar’s scandalous sweetheart deal with public health experts exposed
British public health experts issuing guidance on obesity receive hundreds of thousands of pounds from the sugar industry, an investigation has found.

12.02.2015 09:40

​‘Innovate to survive’: Oil firms must adapt to price drop – PwC
Oil and gas companies will need to be more innovative if they are to survive in the future, a new report urges, arguing such companies need to be more creative to withstand the continued fall in oil prices.

11.02.2015 14:22

Samsung starts selling $5k Tizen-powered TVs as challenge to Android
In an effort to reduce dependence on Google's Android platform that powers the majority of Samsung's mobile devices, the South Korean tech giant has started domestic sales of TVs powered by its homegrown Tizen operating system.

05.02.2015 05:47

‘Patronizing’ energy regulator says ‘make packed lunch’ to afford sky-high bills
In protest against Ofgem’s tips, which were labeled as “patronizing rubbish” by one Labour MP, Fuel Poverty Action are demonstrating outside the regulator’s office in what they are calling the Packed Lunch Protest.

03.02.2015 15:29

​BP to slash spending by 15% in wake of oil crisis
Oil giant BP is set to announce plans on Tuesday detailing cuts worth billions of pounds to its capital spending program, following the dramatic plunge in oil prices and a 40 percent fall in its fourth quarter profits.

02.02.2015 13:28

​#MarchForHouses: Thousands to descend on London mayor’s office, demand decent housing
Thousands of demonstrators will to take to the streets of London on Saturday afternoon to demand Mayor Boris Johnson deliver solutions to the capital’s deepening housing crisis.

30.01.2015 12:17

Low oil prices create ‘window of opportunity’ for China and India - World Bank
Oil importing countries like China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia and South Africa will be the big winners as oil prices continue to weaken in 2015, the World Bank says in a report.

13.01.2015 15:04

Hedging their bets: Farage revealed as courting City fund tycoons to bankroll UKIP
Nigel Farage, who markets his UK Independence Party as a grassroots brigade immune to vested and corporate interests, has been revealed as courting hedge funds and City of London investors to fund his challenge to the mainstream parties.

02.01.2015 13:54