Helium shortage induces price hike

Helium is facing a global shortage which has resulted in increase in the prices of helium balloons, for instance. Sources allege the price of the gas has risen three times this year, varying from 8% to 10% each time. The…

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2,870 stores face closure

2,870 stores face closure in the first half of 2019

Latest research conducted by PwC and the Local Data Company has determined closure of about 16 shops on every day basis, owning to the trend of online shopping and restructuring of businesses. Reports allege, a net of 1,234 shops were…

Jack Ma

Jack Ma: Alibaba’s founder resigns

Jack Ma, Alibaba chairman has announced to resign, thus marking the end of an era for the firm. Alibaba is one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world today and was co-founded by Jack Ma, former English teacher in…

Microsoft ebooks service

Microsoft ebooks service reaches a dead end

Microsoft announces the closure of its ebooks services as it is losing access to its libraries. Launched in 2017, the ebook service by Microsoft was dependent on Microsoft’s online store and web browser, however the project had no success in…

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MPs in England urge on five-year fund to deal with potholes

MPs in England urge on five-year fund to deal with potholes

A report released by Commons Transport Committee sheds light on a bigger budget required to tackle the problem of potholes on local roads in England. The Filling the Gap report attributed to lack of targeted funds to the present situation…

Office for National Statistics

Exodus from London due to growing property price and crime rate

Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that about 340,498 residents of the capital city prefer living in other parts of the UK over London. One of the attributed reasons for the change includes property prices,…

Brexit uncertainty clouds over UK business investments

Recent reports revealed by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) suggest that UK firms are investing more in contingency plans. According to reports, this development cannot be regarded as sustainable, thus insinuating that the firms should direct concrete efforts to…