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Media playback is unsupported on your device The chancellor has told the BBC that he does not expect the UK to slide into recession after data showed the economy shrank by 0.2% between April and June.Sajid Javid was speaking after the Office for National Statistics said the economy had contracted for the first time since 2012.The surprise decline came after Brexit stockpiles were unwound and the car industry implemented shutdowns.The pound sank after the data was released, raising fears of a recession.Against the dollar sterling fell to $ 1.2025. Against the euro, it dropped throughout the day to €1.0736, a level not seen since the global financial crisis a decade ago.Rob Kent-Smith, head of GDP at the ONS, said manufacturing output fell and t
By Lucia Binding, news reporter It is "only a matter of time" before protesters in Hong Kong face punishment, a Chinese official has warned.Yang Guang, spokesman for the Chinese cabinet, warned protesters on Tuesday to not "play with fire" and mistake Beijing's restraint for weakness. Hong Kong has suffered weeks of sometimes violent protests that began with opposition to a now-suspended extradition law. Fe...
July 28 (UPI) -- Writer-director Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had the biggest opening of all his films, box office figures indicate. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino, the 1960s-set movie earned $ 40.4 million between Friday and Sunday in North America. It was No. 2 on the box office chart behind the remake of The Lion King. CNN said Tarantino's 2009 World War II epic Inglourious Basterds, which opened with $ 38 million, previously had been the Oscar-winner's top performer on an opening weekend. His other films include darkly comic and violent Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and The Hateful Eight. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Manchester City continue their preparations for the new season by taking on Hong Kong Premier League side Kitchee.City have been in Asia for their pre-season schedule and lost to Wolves in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy over the weekend. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola’s Man City take on Kitchee in a pre-season friendly They are now set to take on Kitchee before wrapping up their tour on Saturday and heading back to England. City face Liverpool in the Community Shield on August 4 before taking on West Ham in their opening top-flight fixture on August 10. NOT INVOLVED Man United ace to miss another pre-season match amid exit rumours