Gap between rising prices and pay widens as wage growth figures disappoint; unemployment drops to 4.3pc
Wage growth remains steady at 2.1pc; disappointing figures pull pound back down to flat territory against the dollar Unemployment nudges down to 4.3pc, its lowest rate since 1975 FTSE 100 lurches into the red; global relief rally on stock markets stutters Miners weigh heavily on blue-chip index early on; housebuilder Galliford Try edges up after posting profits at the higher end of estimates 4:20PM US markets lose steam after jumping to record closes Apple and energy shares are engaging in a tug of war in the US After jumping to record all-time closes yesterday, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have lost their steam slightly over in the US this afternoon. Both indices are in flat territory with the tug of war between Apple's 1.2pc retreat and energy stocks buoyed by stronger prices resulting in a flat finish. Buyers are running out of steam, according to CMC Markets analyst David Madden. He commented: "Stock markets in Europe are experiencing low volatility as the rally that we saw at the start of the week has lost momentum. "The bullish sentiment on the back of Hurricane Irma not being as severe as predicted, and no new tensions in relation to North Korea, has been replaced with a lacklustre attitude. You could say traders are pausing for breath, after the positive run." 3:52PM Blackpool Airport returns to public ownership after 13 years as Balfour Beatty sells stake Simon Blackburn, leader of Blackpool Council, said today’s sale would protect the 30 people currently employed by the airport Balfour Beatty has agreed to sell its majority stake in Blackpool Airport to the council, as the local authority looks to protect the future of the site. Construction company Balfour agreed the deal to sell 95pc of the airport for £4.25m, saying that it “further simplifies the portfolio, in line with the group's strategy”. Blackpool Council had originally owned the airport until 2004, when it sold the stake to a consortium led by City Hopper Airports and Mar Properties for £13m. The council retained the remaining 5pc, while the rest was sold to Balfour Beatty in 2008. However, falling passenger numbers and a legal dispute with operator Jet2 over the opening hours of the airport led to the site falling into administration in 2014. Read Rhiannon Bury's full report here 3:25PM Jobs growth accelerates but pay disappoints in interest rate dilemma for Carney Unemployment tumbled to a new 42-year low in July, with more Britons than ever before in work. Private and public hiring picked up in the three months to July with employment rising by 181,364, the fastest pace of jobs growth since 2015. More than 31.2m people are now in work, while joblessness dropped to 1.46m, or 4.3pc - a low not seen since mid-1975. Employers appear keen to keep on hiring as the Office for National Statistics found 774,000 vacancies in August, a modest rise on the month. The number of public sector workers also rose for the first time in a year to 5.44m. Read Tim Wallace's full report here 2:58PM Galliford Try avoids large infrastructure projects as charge on legacy contracts hits profits Peter Truscott, Galliford's chief executive, said that the company was remaining "cautious" about the impact of political uncertainty and the outlook for the macro economy The developer and construction company Galliford Try has said it will no longer bid for large fixed-price infrastructure contracts after its profits were hit by a charge on legacy contracts. Pre-tax profits fell nearly 60pc to £59m due to the £98m charge it announced in May, relating to problem legacy contracts for the the Queensferry Crossing and part of a road in Aberdeen. But the company posted a 7pc rise in revenues to £2.7bn in the 12 months to June 30, and a 9pc increase in pre-tax profits excluding exceptional items including the charge. Galliford added that the amount set aside was unchanged and it was making "good progress" on its target to increase profits by 60pc by 2021. Its housebuilding arm, Linden Homes, and the regeneration division both reported stronger results, with operating profits up 16pc and 27pc respectively, but the construction side suffered, with margins on its underlying business squeezed to virtually nothing. Read Isabelle Fraser's full report here Galliford Try 2:40PM Pound and dollar await crucial Thursday Weak inflation is holding back interest rates rises in the US Sterling has dipped into the red against the dollar in the last half an hour but today's movements could be small fry compared to a big day for the two currencies tomorrow. While sterling has the Bank of England's Super Thursday to contend with, the US's own inflation and interest rate hike worries will be the focal point for traders stateside. Persistently sluggish inflation in the US has dampened hike hopes but a pick-up could reignite expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise rates for a third time in the cycle before the end of the year. Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM, said this on tomorrow's US figures: "Thursday’s CPI report is a big deal, especially when considering how concerns over stubbornly low inflation rates remain one of the key culprits weighing heavily on US rate hike expectations. "Price action suggests that dollar bears still remain in control, as investors become increasingly sceptical over the Federal Reserve’s ability to raise interest rates again before the end of the year. A soft inflation figure on Thursday that falls below market estimates is likely to dent the prospect of higher US rates, consequently punishing the vulnerable dollar further." 2:01PM Brent crude rallies close to $55 per barrel on upgraded demand forecast Oil stocks have been boosted by the IEA's upgraded forecast Oil demand will pick-up faster than expected this year, the International Energy Agency has forecast today, boosting the price of Brent crude to close to $55 per barrel. The IEA said that the market is beginning to rebalance as oil demand grows and production among OPEC members begins to fall. Brent crude jumped 0.8pc to its highest level since late May after the report bumped up its demand growth forecast by 1.6m barrels per day. Oil stocks have lagged behind crude’s rally in recent months but today the two oil giants on the FTSE 100, BP and Shell, have advanced 0.5pc and 0.6pc, respectively. 1:27PM UK funds back DNA data miner that can diagnose disease Sophia Genetics holds a database of 125,000 human genomes A biotech offering artificial intelligence that can diagnose diseases by mining hundreds of thousands of patients’ DNA data has completed a $30m (£22.6m) fundraising, backed by names including UK venture capital giant Balderton Capital. Sophia Genetics said it would use the cash to expand its network of hospital tie-ups, which already stands at 330 hospitals in 53 countries, including nine in the UK. The push will be focused on expansion outside Europe. It will also help fund a move into cancer diagnostics, with the latest therapies from drugmakers increasingly being tailored to suit a patient’s genetic profile. Swiss-based Sophia Genetics has already analysed the genomic profiles of over 125,000 patients, providing a database that aids doctors in diagnosing a range of conditions from cystic fibrosis and hereditary heart problems. Read Iain Withers' full report here 1:02PM Halfords names Dixons Carphone software boss as new chief executive Halfords said summer sales had been boosted by a rise in the number of Brits choosing to vacation closer to home Halfords has appointed the boss of Dixons Carphone’s software business as it new chief executive. Graham Stapleton has been hired to replace Jill McDonald, who is taking the reigns at Marks & Spencer’s clothing, home and beauty business next month. Mr Stapleton, who joins the company in January, has previously served as chief executive of Dixons Carphone’s Connect World Services division. Prior to that, he was chief executive of Carphone Warehouse UK & Ireland. Earlier in his career he held senior positions at Kingfisher and Marks & Spencer. Read Sam Dean's full report here 12:48PM Lunchtime update: Squeeze on households confirmed by stagnant wage growth The gap between inflation and wage growth has continued to widen The squeeze on UK households got a little tighter today as the ONS confirmed that wage growth lags far behind rising inflation. Unemployment dropped to its lowest level in 42 years but the tighter labour market failed to translate to earnings with wage growth stagnating at 2.1pc. The fall has knocked hawkish hopes of an earlier-than-expected interest rate rise at the Bank of England and the pound has pared its early gains on the currency markets. Sterling remains at a one-year high against the dollar, however, trading at $1.3274. The FTSE 100's losses have eased but it is still stuck in the red, bucking the trend on markets. Miners weighed heavily on the blue-chip index as copper slipped to a three-week low while Tesco is the sharpest faller on a broker downgrade. Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell commented on this morning's action: "While sterling’s slide took the edge off the FTSE’s losses it couldn’t fully lift it out of the red. Instead the index is still down 30 or so points, weighed down by its mining stocks. As for the Eurozone, the euro’s bounce against the pound meant there was little for the DAX and CAC to enjoy, instead both indices sitting flat as the morning went on. "Looking to this afternoon and for now the Dow Jones seems to have stalled at 22100. The index is set to start the US session flat at that level, with little on the agenda – bar the latest PPI reading – to help it on its way to a fresh all-time high." 12:26PM Slow wage growth a global problem A reminder that some pay squeezes are more equal than others... pic.twitter.com/lc4xAEEU6V— Rupert Seggins (@Rupert_Seggins) September 13, 2017 Today's wage growth figures are proving a bit of a head scratcher for economists. The normal connection between a tight labour market and wage growth just hasn't been feeding through into the figures recently. Real wage growth has fallen in almost all sectors with only a handful, including finance and arts, enjoying a rise. Looking at the employment figures by region, Northern Ireland lags behind with just 68.2pc of its population in work compared to 79.6pc in the South East. Investec economist Philip Shaw points out that slow wage growth is not just a UK problem: "Both basic economic theory and common sense suggest that pay growth is likely to be bid up as labour becomes scarcer and shortages become more commonplace. "However, soft wage growth is not just a feature of the UK economy, but an international phenomenon, with the authorities in the US, the euro area and Japan attempting to make sense of similar developments, despite tight, or at least tightening labour markets there." Ashurst employment partner Crowley Woodford believes that confidence is key to sluggish wage growth: "There is still a lack of confidence amongst employers with regards to the longer term future whilst workers still feel insecure in their jobs. This dampens the pressure on employers to offer higher pay and employee representative bodies to demand it." 11:57AM Apple's iPhone X unveiling pulls down European suppliers The iPhone X will be released in November and cost £999 Unless you've been living under the rock or taken a vow against capitalism, you may have noticed that Apple unveiled its new iPhone X yesterday and the markets are of course not immune to the latest release from the world's largest listed company. Disappointment that the iPhone X will not hit stores until November dragged down Apple shares 0.4pc last night in the US with the new £999 phone available to buy on November 3, a considerable delay compared to previous releases. Given that Apple left its fourth quarter guidance in tact, it suggests that the tech giant expects to compensate for the delay with sales of its new iPhone 8, which will be released later this month. Apple's share price knock has had a read across to its suppliers with British semiconductor firm IQE falling nearly 6pc while in Europe suppliers AMS and Dialog have both retreated. Imagination Tech shares, which have plummeted since Apple announced that it would soon stop using the company's chips, have fallen 4.5pc. 11:28AM Markets update: easyJet jumps on new long-haul booking service EasyJet has moved into long-haul through its 'Worldwide by easyJet' service All that wage growth excitement has led me to neglect the big movers in London this morning so let's take a quick look at the laggards and leaders. On the FTSE 100, easyJet has been propelled to the top of the leaderboard after making the move into long-haul through a new service that allows passengers to book connecting flights on partner airlines. At the other end, Tesco has dropped 1.9pc on a broker downgrade from Exane BNP Paribas while mining stocks are struggling as the price of copper falls to a three-week low. On the mid-cap FTSE 250, homeware store Dunelm has popped over 7pc after it told shareholders of a strong start to its financial year while wholesale retailer Booker has retreated 2.5pc following a broker downgrade. 10:58AM Dunelm sales drop as it warns of difficult trading climate in the UK Dunelm like-for-like sales were down last year Homewares retailer Dunelm has warned that it expects trading conditions to remain difficult in the UK as it reported a drop in like-for-like sales. In its full-year results, Dunelm said like-for-like sales in its stores were down 2.4pc in the year to the start of July. Overall like-for-like sales were down 0.5pc, and pre-tax profits fell to £92.4m from £128.9m in the previous year. The decrease came despite an 8.5pc jump in total revenues, from £881m to £956m. The FTSE 250 company said the sales drop in its stores was the result of lower footfall as a result of “unusually warm weather”. Shares jumped 40p to 650.5p, a 6.6pc increase, following the update. Read Sam Dean's full report here Dunelm 10:48AM Job figures reaction: link between wages and unemployment weakening Minister for Employment Damian Hinds said today's figures show employers investing Britain The link between wages and unemployment is weakening, according to Deloitte's chief economist Ian Stewart. He said: "Job creation is a huge UK success story. Despite Brexit uncertainties and slower growth, the UK continues to generate ever lower unemployment and ever more jobs. " "But the recession, and its aftermath, has weakened the link between unemployment and wages. In the past this degree of tightness in the jobs market would be pushing wages higher. Instead earnings growth has flat lined in the last couple of years." Here's the reaction of the Minister for Employment Damian Hinds to today's job figures: "The strength of the economy is helping people of all ages find work, from someone starting their first job after leaving education, to those who might be starting a new career later in life. "Britain’s employment success is largely about a growth in full-time and permanent work, as employers invest in Britain and offer quality job opportunities that put more money into people’s pockets. "But there is more to do, and we will continue to build on our achievements through our employment programmes and the work of Jobcentre Plus." Unfortunately that extra money in people pockets is being pinched by high inflation. Real (excl. bonuses) pay fell -0.4%y/y in July using CPIH. If you prefer CPI, then the fall was -0.7%y/y. Total pay 3.2% below 2008 peak pic.twitter.com/h6IAEqlKA4— Rupert Seggins (@Rupert_Seggins) September 13, 2017 10:34AM Job figures reaction: high inflation and weak wage growth muddies BoE decision UK real wages down 0.5% YoY in July, set to decline faster in August after y'days 2.9% CPI. Continued strong employment growth: +181,000 QoQ pic.twitter.com/068T4vKKKd— Simon French (@shjfrench) September 13, 2017 Av earnings miss changes the conversation for the Bank of England after inflation was higher than exp. Real wages negative and worsening.— Richard Perry (@HantecRich) September 13, 2017 The Bank of England is stuck between a rock and a hard place ahead of tomorrow's monetary policy meeting after wage growth failed to keep up with inflation. While high inflation boosts hopes that the central bank will soon take a hawkish turn, today's poor wage growth figures in a tight labour market has added another layer of uncertainty. Ranko Berich, head of market analysis at Monex Europe, believes today's figures have put the central bank in an uneviable position: "Looking at the across the board inflation increase reported in August and low unemployment rate, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the BoE’s policy decision will be a no brainer in favour of higher rates at some stage in the next 12 months. But today’s miss on average earnings highlights the fact that this is just not the case: wage growth remains sluggish, and real wages are in deep contraction in the UK. "The BoE is in an unenviable position heading into tomorrow’s MPC meeting, given that inflation is above target but the latest wage and investment data show that the economy is hardly going through a demand driven boom that needs an immediate monetary response." Wage growth failing to keep pace with inflation has muddied the decision at the Bank of England, according to ETX Capital analyst Neil Wilson. He explained: "At the same time inflation is exchange rate rather than demand driven and therefore expected to retreat soon enough. Hopes of a hike by year-end may well be dashed on the rocks of economic uncertainty. "In the short-term, cable may find it hard to hold onto gains if there is no additional indications from the Bank that it is prepared to hike this year. Today’s wage growth data would appear to temper any hawkish inclination, proving bearish for sterling in the near-term." 10:06AM Wage growth reaction: today's disappointing figures pull down early interest rate hike hopes Wage growth has weakened this year despite the decline in job market slack, according to Pantheon Macro Has today's disappointing wage growth wounded hopes of an early interest rate hike? The chance of an early rate rise have been dealt a blow this morning, according to Jake Trask, FX Research Director at OFX. He said: "Before this morning’s data, there had been some speculation that the Bank of England’s Chief Economist would switch tack tomorrow, and address above-target inflation by voting for a rate hike. "But this morning’s sluggish reading will likely see him sit on his hands a while longer, to avoid adding pressure to consumers already facing rising prices." Pantheon Macro UK economist Samuel Tombs agrees that today's job figures weaken the argument of monetary policy hawks. He explained: "The latest labour market data are, on balance, a setback for the hawks on the MPC arguing for higher interest rates. Admittedly, employment rose by 181K, or 0.6%, in the three months to July, the fastest growth since the end of 2015. "But the three-month average number of job vacancies in August was 0.9% lower than in the previous three months, pointing to a slowdown in employment growth ahead." 9:57AM Gap between wages and inflation widens UK economy in a bad place. Rising inflation, wages going nowhere and a BoE that cannot raise interest rates. !!?? stuck— Mark Shapland (@spencershapland) September 13, 2017 UK:CPI at highest level since 2013, Unemployment is at 42yr low but real wages still negative.Does Haldane bite the hawkish bullet tomorrow?— Joumanna Bercetche (@CNBCJou) September 13, 2017 Today's wage growth figures will reignite concerns that the tightening labour market is still failing to feed through to wage growth. Wage growth was expected to nudge up to 2.2pc but the figures remained steady at 2.1pc. The figures mean that the gap between wages and inflation, which rose to 2.9pc yesterday, has widened even further to tighten the squeeze on UK households. London Capital Group analyst Ipek Ozkardeskaya believes the pound's retreat following today's data could be short-lived, however. She added: "The widening price-wage inflation gap is becoming a serious headache for the Bank of England (BoE) policymakers as lower wages require a dovish monetary policy, but only as long as the inflation allows. "Despite the slow improvement in wages and street protests from several sector workers, the rising inflationary pressures could encourage some Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members to vote in favour of an interest rate hike in the coming months." 9:44AM Job figures key takeaways Wage growth now lags far behind inflation Wage growth remains steady at 2.1pc, lower than expectations. The disappointing figures widen the gap between pay and rising prices. Unemployment nudges down to 4.3pc, its lowest rate since 1975. 32.14m people were in work in the three months to July, 181,000 more than the period between February to April. Pound retreats back to flat territory on the currency markets following sluggish wage growth data. 9:33AM Wage growth disappoints; unemployment nudges down to 4.3pc Wage growth disappoints, remaining steady at 2.1pc to widen the gap between rising prices and pay. Unemployment nudges down to 4.3pc, a 0.1 percentage point drop. Pound slips back towards flat territory against dollar, trading 0.1pc higher at $1.3280. 9:20AM Pound eases off morning highs; still firmly in positive territory against most major currencies The pound has jumped 0.3pc higher against the dollar this morning The pound's ascent on the currency markets has eased off a little as we approach the job figures at the bottom of the hour with sterling flirting with flat territory against the euro. The FTSE 100 is continuing to suffer at the expense of the stronger pound, according to Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell. He said: "With the UK jobs report on the way the FTSE continued to suffer in the shadow of sterling’s September rise. The FTSE plunged more than 50 points after the bell, swiftly falling to a 7350-grazing near one week low. The miners have all moved lower, while BP and Shell are both down half a percent. "However, the main reason for the UK index’s decline was the pound’s latest climb. Though only up 0.2%, that takes cable to a fresh, $1.33-plus one year peak; it has also risen 0.1% against the euro, cementing a 6 week high." 9:05AM Job figures preview: what the experts say 4.The (rough) historical relationship between wage growth & unemployment may still be there. Sort of. Light at the end of the pay squeeze? pic.twitter.com/iDDXr8rmIi— Rupert Seggins (@Rupert_Seggins) September 13, 2017 Let's have a quick round-up of what the experts are saying ahead of today's job figures. CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson believes strong figures today will lift interest rate hike hopes. He said: "A solid wages number could shift the calculus on the MPC further towards a rate rise with Chief economist Andrew Haldane likely to join the other two hawks Michael Saunders and Ian McCafferty in pushing for a rate rise, given recent comments he made during the summer, when inflation ticked up to the same level it is now. "He suggested that “beginning the process of withdrawing some of the incremental stimulus provided last August would be prudent moving into the second part of the year”, though the caveat was that the data supported such a move." He added that it would have been a "delicious irony" if inflation had pushed past 3pc and Bank of England governor Mark Carney had been forced to write a letter to chancellor Philip Hammond to explain why the figures had so badly missed the central bank's 2pc target. Many blame Mr Carney and co's emergency monetary policy change after the EU referendum for knocking down the value of the pound and pushing up inflation. Disappointing wage figures will only complicate matters at the central bank, according to Accendo Markets head of research Mike Van Dulken. He commented: "Following yesterday’s much hotter than expected inflation prints, the Bank of England will be hoping for a reciprocal surprise from wages too. "A disappointment, however, will add yet another level of complexity to their current interest rate quandary, with policymakers hesitant to increase rates which consumers are subject to an extended pinch on their pockets." For all the millenials in the queue to buy a £1,000 #iPhoneX don't forget you were moaning about student debt, low wages and rent yesterday.— Steve Sedgwick (@steve_sedgwick) September 12, 2017 8:48AM Job figures preview: what to expect Unemployment is expected to remain at a 42-year low Yesterday's jump in inflation reignited hawkish hopes of an interest rate hike before the end of the year, sending the pound soaring on currency markets. There are concerns at the dovish end of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, however, that the UK economy is too fragile to withstand a rate rise. Could today's figures be enough to persuade wavering MPC members, such as chief economist Andy Haldane, to back a hike? What to expect Wage growth is expected to nudge up to 2.2pc in the three months to July, a 0.1 percentage point rise on last month's figures and lagging far behind inflation. Meanwhile, unemployment will remain unchanged at 4.4pc, a 42-year low, according to economists. 8:27AM Agenda: Pound pushes past $1.33 against dollar ahead of wage growth data Housebuilder Galliford Try posted profits at the upper end of estimates Lagging wage growth is the focal point for the markets this morning with the ONS' figures expected to show the gap between pay and rising prices continuing to widen. Average earnings growth will nudge up to 2.2pc, according to the consensus of economists, cranking up the pressure on households and marking another knock-back for real wages. The pound this morning has built on yesterday's post-inflation data gains against the dollar, rising 0.4pc at $1.3326, a one-year high. Asia stocks extending gains as reflation trade takes hold. Global bond yields rebounded w/upside inflation surprises from CN, India, UK, SWE pic.twitter.com/RsCthL55GA— Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) September 13, 2017 The FTSE 100 under pressure from the buoyant pound missed out on the relief rally pulling up equities globally yesterday. This morning it has lurched into the red while European stocks' rally has stuttered with the CAC 40 in flat territory and the DAX nudging down. Galliford Try's full-year results are the highlight on a slightly lighter corporate calendar. The housebuilder, which was hit by a £98m provision to cover legacy contract costs earlier this year, posted profits at the upper end of estimates, pushing its shares 1.3pc higher earlier on. Interim results: Alliance Pharma, Ten Entertainment Group, Just Group, Soco International, Gaming Realms, Ingenta, Epwin Group, SQS Software Quality Systems AG, Advanced Medical Solutions Group, Columbus Energy Resources, MyCelx Technologies Corporation Full-year results: Wilmington, Dunelm Group, Town Centre Securities, Galliford Try, Haynes Publishing Group AGM: Marechale Capital, Versarien, Tricorn Group, Argo Group, Games Workshop Group, Intercede Group, Hardy Oil & Gas Economics: Unemployment Rate (UK), Claimant Count Change (UK), Average Earnings Index 3m/y (UK), PPI m/m (US), Industrial Production m/m (EU)Employment Change q/q (EU)
Модернизированная версия легендарного кнопочного телефона Nokia 3310 поступила в продажу в Великобритании, почти через 17 лет после начала продаж оригинальной модели.
Анонсированный в конце февраля «ремейк» легендарного в прошлом мобильного телефона Nokia 3310 пользуется большой популярностью у потенциальных покупателей, говорится в заявлении британской торговой сети Carphone Warehouse. Правда, количество предварительных заявок на новинку ретейлер не раскрывает, но называет спрос на неё беспрецедентным для кнопочных телефонов. Высокую востребованность Nokia 3310 отмечает и аналитическая компания Captify, исследующая за месяц свыше 30 млрд поисковых запросов в Сети. По её данным, после презентации упомянутого аппарата интерес к бренду Nokia вырос сразу на 797 %. При этом чаще всего пользователи хотят узнать подробности о предустановленной на модель игре «Змейка», возможностях камеры и продолжительности автономной работы.
Обновленный мобильный телефон Nokia 3310 был представлен на международной выставке MWC в Барселоне. Согласно данным интернет-магазина Carphone Warehouse, обновленная модель пользуется огромным спросом среди покупателей.
Возможность предварительного заказа на Nokia 3310 появилась у покупателей спустя неделю после официального анонса. — Этот удивительный интерес к Nokia 3310 говорит о том, что покупатели действительно хотят получить телефон, — рассказал Эндрю Уилсон, директор по продажам Carphone Warehouse, не назвав количества предварительных заказов. После того как компания HMD объявила о выпуске телефона, количество поисковых запросов Nokia увеличилось на 797%, пишет The Telegraph. Тем не менее аналитики считают, что компания не должна сосредотачивать основные усилия на Nokia 3310. — Запуск нового телефона Nokia 3310 угрожает затмить современные смартфоны компании, — считает Ян Фогг, руководитель подразделения аналитической компании IHS Markit. — HMD должна избежать того, чтобы бренд Nokia воспринимался как сугубо ностальгический. Сейчас HMD должна предложить конкурентоспособные цены на свои смартфоны, чтобы завоевать рынки Западной Европы, считают в IHS Markit.
Shake Shack and Five Guys: ‘Teenagers have terrible taste in food’ – restaurant review | Marina O’Loughlin
‘This is gooood,’ swoons the teen, falling into a bacon double cheeseburger. ‘Gooood foood.’ And, lordy, it is It had to be burgers. (“Nando’s,” says the actual teen. “Should be Nando’s.”) There’s no point tackling McDonald’s or Burger King, and the new breed of “artisan” burgers are beyond most teens’ budget, so mid-ground it is and two big US players: legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer’s almost-cool Shake Shack, a cult brand launched in New York; and the more blue-collar Five Guys, backed by Carphone Warehouse mogul Sir Charles Dunstone. They didn’t impress me much at the time, and I’ve had no interest in going back, but here I am, taking one for the teens. Continue reading...
Компания Verizon разместила в интернет-магазине новые неанонсированные смартфоны Google Pixel и Pixel XL. В описании обоих девайсов указана поддержка новой функции Google Magic.Прямая трансляция анонса Google Pixel и Pixel XL" --> Магия какая-то Google Pixel и Pixel XL появились в бизнес-разделе сайта, предназначенном для корпоративных клиентов. Функция Google Magic ранее компанией не анонсировалась. Другой ритейлер, Carphone Warehouse, опубликовавший данные о продуктах за сутки до анонса, также о Google Magic не упоминал. Издание Gizmodo, обнаружившее информацию, теряется в догадках о том, что может скрываться за «магическим» названием. Возможно, это новый виртуальный помощник – конкурент Siri (хотя у Google уже есть Google Now) или новая функция управления жестами. Google Magic также может быть просто маркетинговой уловкой – дескать, вот она, магия новых смартфонов. Что ж, точный ответ на этот вопрос получим только в 19:00. Присоединяйтесь к прямой трансляции презентации Google Pixel и Pixel XL на Hi-Tech Mail.Ru!
Качественные изображения и подробная информация о двух смартфонах под собственным брендом Google опубликованы до официальной презентации, намеченной на 4 октября. Теперь о новинках Google Pixel и Google Pixel XL остается узнать лишь цены и дату начала продаж.
В преддверии мероприятия Google, намеченного на 4 октября, в Сети появилась информация о смартфонах Google Pixel и Google Pixel XL, которые, как ожидается, будут завтра представлены технологическим гигантом в числе целого ряда новинок. Несколько компаний, включая канадского оператора Bell Canada и британского ретейлера Carphone Warehouse, опубликовало изображения представителей новой серии смартфонов Google Pixel, подтверждая слухи об отказе Google от бренда Nexus.
В интернет-магазине Carphone Warehouse за день до анонса появились новые смартфоны Google. Ритейлер опубликовал полные списки характеристик устройств и промо-обзоры.Фото смартфонов отличаются от рендера, опубликованного инсайдером OnLeaks. Как они будут выглядеть в реальности, увидим 4 октября. Устройства различаются размерами, диагональю и разрешением экрана, емкостью батареи. Характеристики Google Pixel XL Чипсет: Snapdragon 821 Quad Core CAT9-12, 4 ядра, частота до 2,15 ГГц Оперативная память: 4 ГБ Постоянная память: 32-128 ГБ Поддержка карт microSD: до 256 ГБ Экран: 5.5 дюйма, QHD AMOLED, Quad HD, 1440x2560 точек, 534 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4 Основная камера: 12 Мп, 1,55 мкм (крупные пиксели), апертура f/2.0, оптическая стабилизация изображения Фронтальная камера: 8 Мп Аккумулятор: 3450 мАч, поддержка быстрой зарядки, до 456 часов в режиме ожидания, до 26 часов в режиме разговора Сканер отпечатка пальца: есть Коммуникации: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, 3G, 4G, 3,5 мм Слот для SIM-карт: один, nanoSIM ОС: Android Nougat (v7.1) Размеры: 154,7x75,7x8,6 мм Вес: 168 г Характеристики Google Pixel Чипсет: Snapdragon 821 Quad Core CAT9-12, 4 ядра, частота до 2,15 ГГц Оперативная память: 4 ГБ Постоянная память: 32-128 ГБ Поддержка карт microSD: до 256 ГБ Экран: 5 дюймов, FHD AMOLED, Full HD, 1080 x 1920 точек, 440 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4 Основная камера: 12 Мп, 1,55 мкм (крупные пиксели), апертура f/2.0, оптическая стабилизация изображения Фронтальная камера: 8 Мп Аккумулятор: 2770 мАч, поддержка быстрой зарядки, до 552 часов в режиме ожидания, до 32 часов в режиме разговора Сканер отпечатка пальца: есть Коммуникации: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, 3G, 4G, 3,5 мм Слот для SIM-карт: один, nanoSIM ОС: Android Nougat (v7.1) Размеры: 143,8x69,5x8,6 мм Вес: 143 г Издание Engadget, опубликовавшее характеристики устройств, признается, что будет скучать по Nexus 4. Внешний вид новых Pixel и Pixel XL не впечатляет: вероятно, верхняя часть будет просто отполирована, никакой стеклянной вставки в ней не предусмотрено. Теоретически она могла бы стать дополнительным сенсорным экраном – это согласовывалось бы с девизом: «Сила Google у вас под рукой». В целом Google может показать что-то действительно необычное на презентации, однако пока Pixel и Pixel XL искреннего восторга не вызывают.
The group, which included leaders of 50 of the FTSE 100, outlined their support for Britain in the EU in a letter to The Times A late plea for voters to back the remain option in this week’s EU referendum has been issued by 1,285 business leaders who say in a letter to The Times that Brexit would damage Britain’s economy.Smaller businesses and employers would be particularly vulnerable to any economic shock as a result of a leave vote, according to its signatories, who include the leaders of 50 of the FTSE 100 companies. Continue reading...
The sale wouldn’t go through and Carphone Warehouse couldn’t tell me whyI recently went to purchase my first smartphone on contract at a Carphone Warehouse store. But I was informed that the sale could not proceed because of a problem with my credit rating. I opened an Experian account and found I had a credit rating of 995 out of 999. Neither Experian nor Carphone Warehouse would explain why I had been refused. I returned to the same Carphone Warehouse and attempted to purchase again. The exact same thing happened. Citizens Advice got nowhere either. FC, EdinburghCarphone Warehouse says the contract you were refused was with your chosen network provider, not with itself, and that due to data protection, the former is not allowed to tell the shop why. Carphone Warehouse collects data from the customer and acts as an intermediary between the customer and the network, which runs its own credit checks. So you need to get in touch with the provider to find out what the problem is, although Experian has offered a clue. Continue reading...
Stephen Fry hosted the 69th Bafta awards … and Stuart Heritage ushered us through a ceremony which featured kiss-cams, shout-outs for Leonardo DiCaprio’s mum and some dubious jokes from Fry himself and Rebel Wilson• Full results here! Peter Bradshaw’s reaction here! 10.57pm GMT And that concludes the 2016 Baftas (which actually finished two hours ago, but whatever). What has tonight taught us? We’ll have to wait until the Oscars to find out. Fortunately, they’re taking place exactly two weeks from now. Unfortunately, I’ve drawn the short straw and I’ll be doing the all-night soul-sapping hellride that is the Oscars live blog as well. So see you there, if you like tuxedos and hate sleep. Derrr! 10.56pm GMT And that’s everything. But wait! Stephen Fry needs to talk at length about the terrifying concept of human mortality. Well done for winning your trophies everyone! Have a fun evening! Continue reading...
She bought me an over-the-top present of a Samsung phone and I am having trouble returning itIn a rather over-zealous act of generosity my 15-year-old daughter decided she would buy me a new £700 Samsung mobile phone for Christmas. After being rejected by Carphone Warehouse’s Westfield store for a lack of ID, she went to the Hayes branch, where they served her and took £700 cash. This was, in my view, a completely inappropriately over-the-top present. She’d been given the money to buy a laptop for herself. Continue reading...
Black Friday sales got off to a calm start in stores but some websites crashed as retailers struggled to keep up with demand. 3.54pm GMT We’re bringing this live blog to a close now, though the reason is certainly not to ensure its authors can catch the few hours of Black Friday sales.Thanks for all your comments and tweets. 3.39pm GMT America, the ancestral home of Black Friday, is now in full swing at the sales. Shops across the pond also seem quieter than usual, but there are big queues at some out of town malls and discount stores. It’s expected 135m Americans will shop this Black Friday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. Continue reading...
BlackBerry Limited (BBRY) recently announced Nov 6, 2015 as the date of shipment for its first Android smartphone, Priv.
BlackBerry Priv, первый смартфон компании BlackBerry на платформе Android, сочетающий операционную систему компании Google с выдвижной классической «ежевичной» клавиатурой, уже доступен для предзаказа в Великобритании, а в Канаде и США открыта регистрация для извещения о поступлении устройства в продажу. Британский электронный ретейлер Carphone Warehouse открыл предзаказ на BlackBerry Priv с ожидаемой датой поставки 6 ноября. Без заключения контракта стоимость устройства равна £579,99 ($895), при условии заключения договора с некоторыми операторами — £49 в месяц. Согласно недавним слухам, цена Priv должна был быть равна $630, но Carphone Warehouse указал стоимость значительно выше.
Сегодня в странах первой волны стартуют продажи iPhone 6s и iPhone 6s Plus. Толпы людей по обыкновению встали очередь за девайсами еще неделю назад. Иными словами, были созданы все условия для диверсии со стороны конкурентов. И компания Samsung этим воспользовалась. Сегодня в Лондоне на Риджент-стрит, где расположился главный Apple Store в городе, были замечены сотрудники Samsung. Их задача была напомнить толпе, собравшейся разжиться новенькими iPhone 6s и iPhone 6s Plus о том, что смартфоны выпускает не только Apple. В руках у диверсантов были плакаты с лозунгом «Уже совсем невтерпеж» (The iTch To Switch Got Bigger), который отсылал к последней южнокорейской новинке Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, 5,7-дюймовому смартфону с изогнутым с двух сторон экраном. Они раздавали листовки и зазывали в магазин цифровой техники Carphone Warehouse. Неизвестно, нашлись ли в «яблочной» толпе отщепенцы, но очевидно, что было весело. Основные характеристики iPhone 6s и iPhone 6s Plus: Уже через несколько часов первые iPhone 6s и 6s Plus появятся у «серых» продавцов в России, однако цены на флагманы Apple 2015 года кусаются. Кстати, не стоит сильно надеяться на ближайший уикенд как на время покупки новинок за адекватные деньги , так как по собственным данным Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru в Россию привезут в 10 раз меньше iPhone, чем в прошлом году.