It comes as rival Boeing works to rebuild confidence in its 737 Max aircraft after two fatal crashes.
Airlines are keeping safety training to an “absolute minimum” to cut costs, a flight safety expert says.
MCAS feature also highlighted by investigation into earlier crash of Lion Air plane
The anti-stall system that pilots battled before the crash of a Lion Air-operated Boeing 737 Max in October was also likely to have been activated before 157 people were killed this month on a flight of the same model leaving Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Airlines chief executive has said.
The new feature of the 737 Max, the manoeuvring characteristics augmentation system (MCAS), has been highlighted by an investigation into the previous crash, in which 189 people were killed when their plane went down in the Java Sea off Indonesia 12 minutes after takeoff.
Steven Spielberg and Big Bird on hand as company reveals new services including credit card and gaming platform
Apple unveiled a host of new subscription services at a star-studded event in Cupertino, California, on Monday morning.
The event marked the debut of a new era for a company that built its brand on hardware and software; just last week, Apple announced new products with little fanfare, saving its firepower for Monday’s celebration of services, from its attempt to take on Netflix to a new Apple credit card.
Surge in world energy demand of 2.3% in 2018 was mainly met by fossil fuels, says IEA
Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like “human rights”.
Commons set to vote on alternatives to May’s deal but with no certainty of clear winner
Christine Lagarde says governments must address corporation taxation concerns
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has joined the growing clamour to further tax tech firms Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of a wider review of “outdated” global corporation tax rules.
In a speech in Washington, Christine Lagarde said governments must react to growing concerns that digital companies pay little tax in most countries where they operate, which denyies exchequers vital funds for public services and welfare.
Curtice survey finds 80% of Brexiters feel government has handled negotiations badly
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as markets are hit by anxiety over the global economy
- Latest: German business morale has picked up
- Introduction: Asian markets slide amid recession worries
- European markets fall
- Scramble for government bonds pushes down yields
- ‘Inverted’ yield curve raises recession fears
- Nikkei falls 3%, biggest drop of 2019
The pound continues to be jolted around by the latest Brexit developments.
Sterling is down almost half a cent at $1.317 this morning, as MPs prepare to vote on whether to “take control” of the process (and Theresa May faces her cabinet).
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European stock markets have recovered some of their earlier losses, thanks to the rise in German business confidence…
…however Ken Odeluga of City Index fears further losses ahead.
Europe stocks pull away from lows after #IFO biz sentiment upside surprise.
-10yr bund yield back above ‘0’
–Profit taking helps
–This is very probably just a breather before risk sell-off resumes ^KO pic.twitter.com/qsnXJL3mqJ
Region was envy of Europe in 17th century. World is about to turn full circle
The games world is awash with spiteful online appraisals – but what’s the point? A committed review-bomber tells all
In an age when everyone’s a blogger or social media influencer, it’s easy for traditional criticism to get drowned out. It’s at the epicentre of this din of competing opinions that Metacritic – a review aggregator owned by CBS that parses disparate media scores into round(ish) numbers – has flourished. Every game, album and movie that is released gets added to site’s gargantuan database, and review scores from tens or hundreds of publications are crunched into an easily digestible average.
But on the right side of each product’s page is a separate score, a bane of developers, directors and record companies everywhere: the user reviews section. It’s a public forum where anyone who registers an account can jump into the discussion, leave their own score and heap praise on a release – or, perhaps more often, pour scorn on one.
Tackling the “grey noise” of potentially malicious web traffic is a full-time job for IT teams.
Excessive executive pay is undermining the reputation of British companies, says the business committee.
US president and congressional Republicans urge inquiry into special counsel probe