Proposed changes to frequent-flyer programmes may be bad news for budget travellers

ALONGSIDE Eurocrats, straight bananas and anyone who opposes Brexit, Britain’s tabloid press has found something new to hate this year: British Airways (BA). Britain’s flag carrier has been criticised for cutting legroom in economy, axeing free food and drink on short-haul flights and—horror of horror—the amuse bouche that used to be served More...

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By Pundit001 On Sunday, November 12th, 2017
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Proposed changes to frequent-flyer programmes may be bad news for budget travellers

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ALONGSIDE Eurocrats, straight bananas and anyone who opposes Brexit, Britain’s tabloid press has found something new to hate this year: British Airways (BA). Britain’s More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Trouble for the AT&T-Time Warner deal

THE titans of media in America have decided this is an opportune moment to join together in mega-mergers, the better to take on the giants of Silicon Valley. The problem for them is that the Department of Justice More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Publishers are wary of Facebook and Google but must work with them

IN RECENT months Google and Facebook have made changes that may escape the notice of most of their billions of users, but not of news organisations. Facebook began displaying the logos of publishers in some of More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Trouble for the AT&T-Time Warner deal

THE titans of media in America have decided this is an opportune moment to join together in mega-mergers, the better to take on the giants of Silicon Valley. The problem for them is that the Department of Justice More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Japan’s top two lavatory-makers are at last making inroads overseas

WHEN staff at the Louvre in Paris head to the bathroom, the toilet lid opens as they approach, a warm seat heats their derrières, and, once done, their nether regions are washed and dried precisely. Selling the More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Regulators begin to tackle the craze for initial coin offerings

“I’M GONNA make a $ hit t$ n of money on August 2nd on the Stox.com ICO.” Written in July on Instagram, these words made Floyd Mayweather, a boxer, the first big celebrity to endorse an “initial coin offering”, More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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The New York Fed’s president announces his retirement

APPLICATIONS sought for leading Wall Street post. Perks: lovely office in Italianate palace; large staff. Duties: important role in setting interest rates (some vaguely defined other responsibilities). Requirements: More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Why Qatar Airways has bought 9.6% of Cathay Pacific

[unable to retrieve full-text content] THIS morning’s news that Qatar Airways, a national carrier with global ambitions, has bought nearly 10% of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag-carrier, came as a shock for More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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A massive trove of data on offshore transactions is leaked

IN APRIL 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) dropped a bombshell. Its articles about the “Panama Papers”, a leaked trove of documents which had been stolen from Mossack Fonseca, More...