Cataclysm of Brexit ‘could lead to Welsh independence’

New Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price says no-deal scenario would turn away Labour voters The new leader of the Welsh national party Plaid Cymru has declared himself a “rebel and heretic” and claimed that...

Thomas Cook rules out compensation for no-deal Brexit disruption

Airline and tour operator amends terms but says it will still reimburse ticket costs British tourists travelling with Thomas Cook will not receive compensation or expenses should their flights be grounded as a result...

Apple, Google and Amazon named as most valuable brands in world

Facebook slips in top 10 but US tech firms dominate Interbrand’s ranking again Apple, Google and Amazon are the top three most valuable brands in the world, according to an annual report that underlines...

Danske Bank faces US investigation into money laundering

Denmark’s largest bank cooperating with Department of Justice over Estonian branch Danske Bank faces a criminal investigation by US authorities over a €200bn (£177bn) money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian branch. Denmark’s largest bank said...

San Marino plans to ask for IMF bailout to bolster banks

Loan for enclave still affected by bad debts from 2008 financial crisis equates to £7,500 per resident Leaders of the medieval enclave of San Marino are preparing to ask the International Monetary Fund for...

Shell approves $12bn liquefied natural gas project in Canada

Scheme will send supercooled gas to Asia as countries switch over from coal Shell has approved a $12bn (£9.3bn) investment in a mega energy project to send supercooled gas from Canada to China and...

Amazon raises minimum wage for US and UK employees

Company says it has ‘listened to its critics’ as it increases US rate to $15 and UK to £9.50 Amazon has raised its minimum wage for British and American workers, in a major...

Referendum only way to heal Brexit divisions, says top German politician

Germany’s foreign affairs committee chairman, Norbert Röttgen, also hits out at Jeremy Hunt’s ‘disproportionate rhetoric’ The UK will only be able to reach a collective reconciliation after the disastrous divisions of the...

Deliveroo’s sales rise to £277m but losses soar

Uber is reported to be considering a bid for the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo’s sales have more than doubled to £277m, but losses at the takeaway delivery service also increased to nearly...

No-deal Brexit ‘could halt production at UK Toyota plants’

Boss of Derbyshire facility says disruption could last ‘hours, days, weeks – even months’ Toyota has said production at its UK factories would be disrupted for weeks or maybe months if Theresa May...