5. Consumer and industrial activity in both the U.S. and China slowed in April, even before the world’s two biggest economies entered the latest phase of an escalating trade war that could take a bite out of global growth.
4. The Labour Party's plans to nationalise the country's energy networks would hinder the shift to green energy, National Grid has said.
3. Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from "foreign adversaries".
He signed an executive order which effectively bars US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose national security risks in a move that is believed to target Huawei.
2. HS2 will not offer value for money and risks "short changing" the North of England, a group of peers has warned.
A report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee also said it was "far from convinced" the new high-speed railway will be built within the £55.7bn budget.
1. Britain's female unemployment rate in the first three months of the year has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest since comparable records began in 1971.
For men the rate was 3.9%, the lowest since mid 1975.
Tlou's Managing Director, Mr Tony Gilby said “The Company will now progress with additional work on the ground to deliver a Gas-to-Power solution that can bring significant benefits to the country and to our shareholders. I look forward to updating the market as we continue to develop the project."
On today's podcast: Reabold Resources provide an operational update. GST discuss their LoI to build, own and operate a data centre. Malcy covers 10 Oil & Gas stocks.
Tone Goh, Executive Chairman of GST, commented: "The Company is delighted to have signed this LOI with SIAM. SIAM are one of Thailand's leading business groups and we look forward to working with them to progress this planned data centre project.”
Five financial stories, trending today in a 60 second podcast, including: Google has barred phone maker Huawei off from receiving some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm and their new smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.
On today's podcast: Glen Goodman author of, "The Crypto Trader", talks about the recent rise, fall and rise again of Bitcoin. Russ Mould covers Stock Spirits, Nichols & Vodafone. Alan Green talks about: Cadence Minerals, RA International & BigDish.
SP Angel research note on commodities and miners, featuring: Anglo Asian Mining* (AAZ LN) BUY – 126p – Earnings update African Battery Metals* (ABM LN) – Kisinka copper-cobalt project field programme completed BlueRock Diamonds* (BRD LN) – Funding raised to implement new mine plan Pan African Resources (PAF LN) – Q3 results on track to meet guidance of 170,000oz of gold production