UK house prices rising fastest in Yorkshire than London

The North-South divide in house price growth saw property values climb more than three times as much in Yorkshire and Humber as in south-east England. Land Registry figures for December also revealed a post-election boost, with London prices rising 1.6%. The end-of-year surge meant all regions saw a positive annual growth rate for the first time since February 2018. UK average house prices increased by 2.2% over the year to December 2019, up from 1.7% in the previous month. They rose 3.9% in Yorkshire and Humber last year, but just 1.2% in the South East. According to the Office for…

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IoT News – Orange Business Services and Abu Dhabi Municipality develop smart city IoT application

IoT Cockpit is a bespoke App developed through a smart cities co-innovation program in the UAE3D visualisation provides immersive visual experience to monitor city servicesAbu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) and Orange Business Services – a network native digital services company – have collaborated to develop a cutting-edge smart cities virtualisation App that will enhance the city management services delivered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE.The bespoke App, ‘IoT Cockpit’, provides visualisation via an immersive, interactive user interface for the city authorities monitoring elements of the urban landscape. Orange Business Services’ co-innovation approach supports ADM’s vision for Abu Dhabi and its…

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Stocks fall as Apple warning raises China virus concerns – Long Island Business News

AP Photo/Richard Drew By: The Associated Press February 18, 2020 Apple is the latest company to warn investors that the virus will hurt its financial performance. Enter your user name and password in the fields above to gain access to the subscriber content on this site. Your subscription includes one set of login credentials for your exclusive use. Security features have been integrated on this site: If someone signs in with your credentials while you are logged in, the site will automatically close your ongoing…

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WSJ makes changes on corporate beats

Wall Street Journal business editor Jamie Heller sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:Hello,I’m excited to announce more moves and opportunities in Corp.Collin Eaton joins the Houston energy team to cover shale companies. He previously wrote about U.S. energy markets for Reuters, delivering market-moving scoops. Prior to that, he covered energy for the Houston Chronicle, where he won a business reporting award from the Texas AP managing editors for a project on meth use in the oil patch. He also wrote about banking and finance for the Houston Business Journal. He reports to Miguel Bustillo.Also within the Houston bureau, Chris…

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Bloomberg News parent would be sold if owner becomes president

Michael Bloomberg will sell Bloomberg LP, the financial-data and media company he co-founded nearly 40 years ago, if he is elected president, reports Wall Street Journal reporters Lukas I. Alpert and Tarini Parti.Alpert and Parti report, “Mr. Bloomberg owns roughly 90% of the closely held data and media company he co-founded in 1981. According to Burton-Taylor International Consulting, a research firm that tracks financial-data companies, Bloomberg LP brought in approximately $10.5 billion in revenue in 2019, up 5.7% over the year before. Bloomberg LP provides news and data to some 325,000 customers, each paying a fixed price of $24,000 a year.“The company’s…

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‘Serious damage’: Businesses warn of looming layoffs, loss of sales as rail disruption drags on

Businesses are warning of looming layoffs, lost revenue and a hit to Canada’s reputation, as rail disruptions drag on in the country.A coalition of 39 industry associations wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, calling on him to “work urgently” with First Nations and police to bring the blockade to a peaceful end.“The damage inflicted on the Canadian economy and on the welfare of all our citizens mounts with each hour that these illegal disruptions are allowed to continue,” the coalition said, which represents automotives, mining and numerous other industries.While the members said they share the government’s…

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