Facebook and WhatsApp are being tied much closer together. The social network, which owns the messenger firm, is launching a new "Click-to-WhatsApp" ad unit that’s designed to make users chat to businesses. WhatsApp is strongly opposed to the idea of placing adverts inside...
Walt Disney has agreed to snap up scores of assets from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, including its stake in Sky, for $52.4bn (£39bn) – a massive deal that will dramatically reshape the media landscape worldwide. The Fox assets that will be...
Walt Disney, which has a market value of around $166bn, has struck a $50bn-plus deal to swallow the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. But what does such a tie-up actually entail? And what does it mean for Fox’s pursuit of Sky here in...
Policymakers at the Bank of England believe the risk of a "no deal" Brexit has been reduced by Theresa May's Brussels agreement last week - and that this breakthrough may boost UK economic confidence in the coming months. The view was relayed in...
After a bouncing up and down like grasshoppers with ants in their pants, shares in internet grocer Ocado have traded in a range for more than a year because, despite the impressive sales growth it keeps turning in, half the City still thinks...
The European Central Bank has "substantially" upgraded its GDP growth forecasts for the eurozone, reflecting the brightening economic prospects for the single currency area even as the UK's outlook is gloomy due to Brexit. The ECB's latest forecast for growth in 2017 is 2.4 per...
Let's be honest: Doug Jones is likely to be a three-year senator. I don't want to rain on the winner's parade. The former US attorney, lifted from hopeless to victory by the accumulating flaws of his opponent, is the first Democrat in...
Saudi Arabia has allowed a female singer to perform solo at a public concert for the first time in the country’s history. Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji took to the stage this week at the King Fahd Cultural Centre in the capital Riyadh. Thousands attended...
A compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related...
The Human League vocalist, Joanne Catherall, has been kicked out of the Qantas business lounge in Melbourne for wearing the wrong kind of boots.  The 55-year-old singer is on tour with the band in Australia, and was en route to Friday’s gig...