Chile & SQM to initiate lithium talks by Q3 to increase state control

The government of Chile and Chilean chemical firm, SQM, are reportedly set to initiate talks over its operations inside the Atacama Desert by the third quarter of FY23 to convince the lithium mining company, the world's No. 2, to ink a state-led public-private deal, the nation’s economy mi

SpaceX Starship rocket’s debut flight postponed due to frozen valve

In an unlikely turn of events, SpaceX, the American spacecraft manufacturer, launcher, and satellite communications corporation, has reportedly cancelled and postponed the debut launch of its highly anticipated Starship rocket during the final countdown, citing a frozen pressurization valve as the r

More than 50% Britons scale down on non-essential spending, says KPMG

More than half of consumers in the United Kingdom have reportedly reduced their leisure expenses since the start of the year, with approximately two-thirds preferring to lower their out-of-home dining expenses, KPMG data suggests. As families deal with a slew of bill hikes and increased taxes tha

UK govt data reveals forcible installation of 94k prepayment meters in 2022

Recent data from the UK government has revealed that energy companies in the nation forcibly installed 94,000 prepayment meters during the energy crisis in 2022. Scottish Power, British Gas, and Ovo were among the companies who ordered the most of these installations. Energy companies often use p

Malawi President issues call for help in Cyclone Freddy aftermath

Malawi has become a major casualty of Cyclone Freddy, damaging over half the nation, urging President Lazarus Chakwera to ask for help from international bodies to aid in its recovery from the vast structural destruction. Cyclone Freddy has broken the record for the longest-lasting tropical storm an

HSBC to purchase UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank for financial stability

HSBC, a leading bank in the United Kingdom has stepped forward to buy the UK division of the Silicon Valley Bank, which has recently undergone a sudden collapse. This will be a great support to the technological firms in the UK, which were facing potential challenges due to this setback. The custome


Workers in the offshore oil, gas and renewable sector of the United Kingdom demand for public ownership in energy companies, in order to ensure that jobs, communities, and the environment remains protected amid the country’s net-zero transition. This move comes along the heels of concerns aris

PDP-Labour Party accuse APC & Inec of compromising electoral process

Ahead of the declaration of the results of tightly contested presidential elections in Nigeria, the opposition parties, Peoples Democratic Party and the Labour Party have claimed lack of transparency in the results. This is the first national election where an electronic voting machine was used to c

Mauritius halts flights to brace for imminent impact of Cyclone Freddy

Mauritius has reportedly decided to take precautionary measures to prepare for the impact of the impending Cyclone Freddy, which is being touted as a direct threat to the Indian Ocean. As part of these measures, Mauritius has grounded flights and closed its stock exchange in preparation for the trop