Cameron to make first China visit since Dalai Lama row Read
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a major trade delegation to China early next month, he said on Monday, his first such visit since he angered Beijing by meeting the Dalai Lama last year.
‘Soaring demand’ for homes says Rics Read
Chartered surveyors are calling for urgent action to cope with ‘soaring demand’ from house buyers.
China criticises ‘kill everyone’ remark on U.S. talk show Read
BEIJING (Reuters) – China sharply criticised an American talk-show host on Monday for a remark made by a child on his programme which has set off protests by Chinese-Americans in the United States.
RBS agrees 1,080 mortgages through UK’s ‘help to buy’ scheme Read
LONDON (Reuters) – State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed in principle mortgages with 1,080 customers since Britain’s flagship ‘Help to Buy’ housing stimulus programme was launched a month ago.
‘Strong start’ for Help to Buy Read
Royal Bank of Scotland and Halifax report a strong uptake in the first month of the government’s extended Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.
Peru uses climate twist to lure tourists to shrinking glacier Read
HUARAZ, Peru (Reuters) – In its heyday, the Pastoruri glacier in central Peru, drew daily throngs of tourists packed into dozens of double-decker buses 16,000-feet (5,0000-meters) high into the Andes to ski, build snowmen and scale its dizzying peaks.
Brief unity in Venezuela over Miss Universe win Read
CARACAS (Reuters) – Squabbling bitterly every day over politics and economics, Venezuelans of all creeds could at least unite briefly on Saturday to hail their latest beauty queen.
BT trumps Sky to show Champions League matches Read
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s BT has beaten BSkyB to win the right to show Champions League football from 2015, in the biggest blow to Rupert Murdoch’s dominant pay-TV operator since it started broadcasting more than 20 years ago.
BT wins £897m Champions League deal Read
BT Sport announces an exclusive three-year deal to broadcast live Champions League and Europa League football matches in the UK.
Bank’s Help to Buy role questioned Read
An influential committee of MPs asks the Bank of England to clarify its role in policing the Help to Buy scheme amid fears of a property bubble.