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....Samsung had faced pressure from environmental campaigner Greenpeace. The organisation had lobbied the technology giant over its plans for the devices, launching a petition and staging global protests including at the Mobile World Congress event. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . "But the Congressional Budget Office also highlighted that the savings expected from Trump's healthcare bill would be much less than expected, which could limit the size and scope of his infrastructure spending plan. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Wall Street’s uncritical love affair with Donald Trump is over. For five months, traders have swallowed whole the idea that the president would swiftly get a package of tax cuts through a Republican-dominated Congress, giving a boost to growth and corporate profits in the process. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....” . Stock markets have been flying since Donald Trump was elected US president but they now look vulnerable, as investors question whether his proposed $1trillion (£798billion) stimulus blitz will pass Congress. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Older savers taking big market risks to trump inflation image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 08:25:00 AM
....” . Stock markets have been flying since Donald Trump was elected US president but they now look vulnerable, as investors question whether his proposed $1trillion (£798billion) stimulus blitz will pass Congress. ...
Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:38:47 PM
....Samsung had faced pressure from environmental campaigner Greenpeace. The organisation had lobbied the technology giant over its plans for the devices, launching a petition and staging global protests including at the Mobile World Congress event. ...
FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
.... . "But the Congressional Budget Office also highlighted that the savings expected from Trump's healthcare bill would be much less than expected, which could limit the size and scope of his infrastructure spending plan. ...
Nervous markets take fright at prospect of Trump failing to deliver | Larry Elliott image
....Share prices have risen steadily since Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in last November’s race for the White House amid optimism that the US could be on the point of breaking out of the low-growth path evident since the world’s biggest economy emerged from recession almost eight years ago. But sentiment has turned this week after it became clear that there is likely to be a protracted delay before the Trump administration can get tax cuts through Congress. ...
Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian image
....Donald Trump’s election as US president has triggered a surge in positive economic sentiment, because he pledged that his administration would aggressively pursue the policy trifecta of deregulation, tax cuts and reform, and infrastructure construction. Republican majorities in both houses of Congress reinforced the positive sentiment, as they signalled Trump would not face the kind of paralysing gridlock that Barack Obama confronted for most of his presidency. ...
UK Mail driver who was unable to work after car accident charged £800 image
....”. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, said UK Mail’s “punitive fines” were “a stark example of an employer reaping all the benefits of the gig economy, while the worker bears all the risk”. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
....But Sports Direct is only the tip of the iceberg. The Trades Union Congress estimates that precarious low-paid work – low-paid self-employment, agency working and zero-hours contracts – affects one in 10 workers. ...
Netflix and Tesla overrated? Yes, in this mad, mad world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:01:32 AM
....50 in 2012 to $31 by mid 2015 – then go bankrupt. Trump may have problems pushing his infrastructure spending through Congress. ...
Trump budget to cut foreign aid to pay for defence boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:07:20 AM
....The Trump administration has laid out plans to boost US defence spending by $54bn (£44bn) while slashing funding for foreign aid. The federal government budget plan will be submitted to Congress on Thursday. ...
US raises benchmark interest rate by 0.25% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:29:37 PM
.... those would be very welcome changes that we would like to see," she said. Some economists think the next rate hike will be no earlier than June, given that the Fed probably wants time to assess the likelihood that Congress will pass Trump's ambitious program of tax cuts, deregulation and increased spending on infrastructure. ...
Trump faces formidable institutional obstacles – so what can he do? | Barry Eichengreen image
....Donald Trump took office promising a raft of sweeping economic policy changes for the United States. He has quickly discovered, like previous US presidents, that America’s political system is designed to prevent rapid, large-scale change, by interposing formidable institutional obstacles, from the Congress and career civil servants to state governments and the courts. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
....More than 20 van drivers working for DX, an Aim-listed courier firm which works for Amazon, the US embassy and dozens of other clients, began legal action questioning their employment status. Speaking on Tuesday at the first hearing into the future world of work by the Commons business, energy and industrial strategy committee, Hannah Reed, a senior policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, said: “There should be a floor of rights for all working people – a single worker definition. ...
China sees first monthly trade deficit in three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:19:40 AM
....Leaders are trying to rebalance the economy, reducing reliance on state investment and exports, and growing more through domestic consumption. At the weekend, Premier Li Keqiang used his speech at the country's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC) to cut China's annual growth target to 6. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....Speaking on Tuesday at the first hearing into the future world of work by the Commons business, energy and industrial strategy committee,. Hannah Reed, a senior policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, said: “There should be a floor of rights for all working people – a single worker definition. ...
Senate votes to repeal labor protection laws that safeguarded poultry workers image
.... McConnell, with his fellow Republicans, voted to rescind it. Debbie Berkowitz, formerly a senior official with the Obama administration’s Office of Safety and Health Administration (Osha), called Congress’s decision to undo Obama’s order a major setback for workers. ...
China cuts growth target to 6.5% this year - Premier Li Keqiang image
.... . He was addressing the country's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), which has gathered in Beijing for its annual session. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
....Trump seems to have a genuine passion for rebuilding America. “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land,” Trump said in his speech before Congress last Tuesday as he renewed a campaign promise, vowing to ask Congress for a $1tn infrastructure investment package financed through public and private capital. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
.... . In a new report to Congress, the administration promises to use "all possible leverage" to encourage other countries to give US producers fair reciprocal access to their markets. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
....Trump is far from the first president to arrive in the White House planning to shake things up. Jimmy Carter tried, but immediately ran afoul of his party’s leadership in Congress – and subsequently struggled to get anything accomplished. ...
MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:05:29 AM
....Netflix's chief executive Reed Hastings has said his movie and TV streaming service is facing growing competition from Amazon, Apple and Google. But at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona he told the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones that there was still room for growth. ...
Dow Jones breaks through 21,000 mark image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:48:45 PM
....31 points to close at 21,115. 55 following US President Donald Trump's address to Congress last night. ...
Wall Street stocks rise after Trump's corporate tax cut promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:42:20 PM
....Exchanges in Spain, Germany and France also saw steep rises in the value of listed shares as investors bet on a spending spree by the new Trump administration filtering out to increase the profits of large corporations across Europe. In his most measured speech to date, Trump told Congress he would bring back to life dying industries and “crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful land”. ...
Will Trump build a wall protecting US banks from global rules? | Howard Davies image
....But that will not be the end of the story. The battle lines are now drawn, and McHenry’s letter shows the arguments that will be deployed in Congress by some Republicans close to the president. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:19:22 AM
....US shares also hit record highs, with the Dow Jones Index pushing through the 21,000 level for the first time. Some traders attributed the rise to Donald Trump's speech to Congress overnight, while others said it was to do with growing expectations of a US rate rise. ...
Top Republican says Trump's budget plan 'dead on arrival' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:09:20 PM
. Republicans are lining up against President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to the State Department, hours before his address to Congress. ...
Dow Jones stock index hits best winning streak in 30 years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 10:19:25 PM
....It is the longest winning streak for the share index since January 1987. Analysts said Wall Street was buoyed by hopes the US president would set out more on his spending and tax plans in a speech to Congress on Tuesday. ...
Trump lays out hike in military spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:03:25 PM
.... . The president has consulted government agencies about his plans and will present his budget to Congress in May. ...
MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:45:47 AM
....Apple, Samsung, LG and Xiaomi are among those to have used its technology in recent handsets. The new phone was unveiled alongside several lower specification devices on the first day of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. ...
MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:18:09 PM
. Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show. ...
MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:47:07 PM
....But other virtual assistants are out there. At the Mobile World Congress tech show in Barcelona, Lenovo Moto revealed that Amazon's Alexa assistant would be coming to the Moto Z phone. ...
MWC 2017: LG G6 phone wants to run two apps at once image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:28:32 PM
....But the G6 has shunned the modular design of its predecessor meaning it no longer supports slide-in hardware enhancements. The device was unveiled a day ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. ...
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MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:03:56 PM
.... One analyst said the change in strategy was wise. The new device was unveiled in Barcelona ahead of the opening of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show. ...
MWC 2017: Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:18:56 AM
....The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of its smartphones. The device was unveiled ahead of the start of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. ...
Trump's Treasury Secretary targets tax reform 'by August' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:37:58 PM
. US Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has promised "very significant" tax reform before the Congressional break in August. ...
Donald Trump, the master of unreality, must be resisted at every turn | Joseph Stiglitz image
.... Not surprisingly, citizens and leaders in business, civil society, and government are struggling to respond appropriately and effectively. Any view regarding the way forward is necessarily provisional, as Donald Trump has not yet proposed detailed legislation, and Congress and the courts have not fully responded to his barrage of executive orders. ...
Deutsche Bank examined Trump's account for Russia links image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:31:00 PM
Trump's changed stance on Nato, will he sober up about IMF and WTO? | Barry Eichengreen image
....The real test of Trump’s stance on multilateralism will be how he approaches the WTO. Persuading the US Congress to agree on corporate and personal income-tax reform, a $1tn infrastructure initiative, and a replacement for Obama’s signature health-care reform won’t be easy, to say the least. ...
Senators grill Janet Yellen on Republican plans to neuter Dodd-Frank Act image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:35:18 PM
. Dueling senators turned the Federal Reserve chairwoman’s first testimony before Congress since the election of Donald Trump into a row over Republican plans to defang Dodd-Frank, the financial regulation brought in after the Great Recession. ...
Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:01:36 AM
. The rapid rise in insecure work in the UK is costing the government almost £4bn a year in lost tax income and benefit payouts, according to new research into the gig economy by the Trades Union Congress. ...
Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs exec, confirmed as treasury secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 12:50:03 AM
....”’. Congressman Maxine Waters of California, the top Democrat on the House financial services committee, called Mnuchin “the foreclosure king”. ...
Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:25:57 PM
....What’s happened is this. Both houses of Congress have voted to gut a law that would have forced US oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their royalty, licensing and other payments to foreign governments. ...
Devil-may-care investors fall under spell of Trump-mania image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:31:01 PM
....Wall Street is making some big bets on Donald Trump. One of the biggest is that the US president can persuade Congress to unravel the Dodd-Frank Act that he believes ties the financial services industry in knots. ...
Voting for Brexit hasn’t saved us from secretive trade deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....Donald Trump’s new secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, won millions of dollars for ExxonMobil in secret arbitration deals when he was boss of the sprawling energy firm. Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, has already told Congress that he wants to present other countries with a “take it or leave it” trade model that includes stronger “enforcement mechanisms”, which very plausibly sounds like a more extreme version of the current secret courts system. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day in months following Trump travel ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 06:26:31 PM
....“The market is reacting negatively right now because of the uncertainty that it creates,” said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth. “If it can pull more Republicans off of the president’s following and maybe weaken his strength in Congress then you start to wonder about the other initiatives that may not get passed. ...
Smoot and Hawley, the ghosts of tariffs past, haunt the White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:00:23 PM
....Can Donald Trump hear them? Alone in the Oval Office in the wee dark hours, illuminated by the glow of his Twitter app, can the president detect whispering voices? Does he feel the sudden chill flowing from those freshly hung gold drapes? It is the shades of Smoot and Hawley. Willis Hawley and Reed Smoot have haunted Congress since the 1930s when they were the architects of the Smoot-Hawley tariff bill, among the most decried pieces of legislation in US history and a bill blamed by some for not only for triggering the Great Depression but also contributing to the start of the second world war. ...
Drugs firms are accused of putting cancer patients at risk over price hikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 02:54:55 PM
.... These are all generic drugs where the patent has expired, which means they can be made for little more than the cost of the raw ingredients. But, say experts who presented their findings at the European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam, generic drug companies have been price-gouging, just as Turing Pharmaceuticals was found to have done in the US with Daraprim, a 70-year-old drug used in Aids treatment. ...
Strong dollar drags US growth to slowest pace since 2011 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:15:35 PM
.... Trump and his treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, have insisted that the US economy can expand at a faster rate than under the Obama administration. Mnuchin, a former financier at Goldman Sachs, said last year after his nomination that GDP growth of 4% would be achievable once Congress implemented a series of tax cuts and spending plans put forward by Trump. ...
Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris image
.... The remainder seems to be all about bringing home manufacturing jobs said to have been shifted abroad, using a mixture of protectionism, the lifting of regulation, loud threats to errant corporations, and the engendering of a new patriotic spirit. Whether the infrastructure plans will materialise is partly down to politics: essentially, whether Republicans in Congress will endorse a huge burst of the kind of economic interventionism they have been trained to hate for the best part of 40 years. ...
Well-paid bosses should not get knighthoods – says Sir Philip Hampton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 06:22:08 PM
....Hampton was giving evidence as part of the review, which he iand Dame Helen Alexander are leading, into how to get more women in to more senior roles below board level. The government is also facing calls to force companies to recognise executive pay is a problem from a group of bodies including ICSA, which represents company secretaries, the Institute of Directors and the Trades Union Congress. ...
Trump didn’t kill TPP, the people did | Owen Jones image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:39:47 AM
.... It was already dead. Thanks to pressure from ordinary Americans – yes, it really does work – TPP already lay without a pulse on the floor of Congress. ...
Bernie Sanders supports Trump's TPP order while McCain criticizes opting out image
....Daniel Ikenson, director of libertarian thinktank Cato Institute’s Herbert A Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, said the US was now becoming “more protectionist than at any point since the Hoover administration”. Ikenson, said there had been bipartisan support for trade liberalization from 1934 to 1994 when Congress was split over the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). ...
Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership amid flurry of orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:46:50 PM
....”. The TPP was never ratified by the Republican-controlled Congress, but several Asian leaders had invested substantial political capital in it. ...
Globalisation has made the world a better place | Jim O'Neill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 10:07:59 AM
. I was recently in beautiful Chile for a Futures Congress, and I had a chance to travel south to the very tip of Latin America. ...
Southern rail strikes suspended as two sides agree to TUC talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 11:43:37 AM
.... He said the firm’s “focus and efforts now will be on productive talks with the union and trying to find a solution and a way forward”. Aslef is expected to formally confirm the suspension of its industrial action when talks begin at the TUC’s Congress House, including an overtime ban that has also affected services on the short-staffed rail network. ...
'Europe's fate is in our hands': Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:54:18 PM
.... I believe it would make the US car industry weaker, worse and above all more expensive. I would wait and see what Congress has to say about that, which is mostly full of people who want the opposite of Trump. ...
Trump is a conservative – but that won't stop him sending deficits soaring image
....In the early 2000s, another Republican president, George W Bush, essentially followed Reagan’s playbook, again slashing taxes and sending deficits soaring. In 2012, at the height of the standoff between the Republican-controlled Congress and Democratic president Barack Obama over deficits and the national debt, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney proffered an economic plan that featured eye-popping deficits to finance tax cuts and higher military spending. ...
Obama's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:03:44 AM
.... . This was a package of government spending which Congress passed, at the new president's behest, within weeks of his taking office. ...
CES 2017: Nokia Android phone spurns the West image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 08:27:14 AM
....HMD Global had previously indicated it would release several Nokia-branded Android phones in 2017. It is expected to provide details of at least some of the other launches at another trade show - Barcelona's Mobile World Congress - in February. ...
US jobs growth slows to 156,000 during December image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 02:39:54 PM
....Mr Trump has promised to cut tax both for individuals and for businesses, as well as invest in national infrastructure. The US Federal Reserve indicated in the minutes from its last rate-setting meeting in December that it may have to raise interest rates at a quicker pace if Congress passes Mr Trump's tax cuts. ...
Working people need fairer share of economic gains, says TUC head image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 12:01:17 AM
. Working people in Britain must get a “new bargain” in 2017 that gives them a fairer share of the country’s economic gains and that turns the tide in an increasingly precarious jobs market, the head of the Trades Union Congress has urged. ...
Airline passenger details easy prey for hackers, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:47:03 PM
.... To most travellers, the technology is most obviously associated with the six-character Passenger Name Record (PNR) frequently used to enable online check-in and ticket retrieval. The PNR system was also the route for many of the weaknesses demonstrated by Karsten Nohl and Nemanja Nikodijevic, the researchers who revealed the flaws at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress hacker convention in Hamburg. ...
Sugary drink taxes could be threatened by Trump administration, experts say image
.... “But meanwhile, regardless of what the lobbyists are doing at the federal level, we think local communities will keep making progress”. New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle, author of Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), said progress on soda taxes has been outstanding, but it was difficult to predict how Trump and a Republican-dominated Congress would act towards public health initiatives. ...
Trump must overcome global barriers to deliver his economic promise | Mohamed El-Erian image
. Donald Trump should have a relatively clear road ahead at home for the implementation of his economic programme: with Republicans holding majorities in both houses of Congress, he seems likely to benefit from a break in the political gridlock that has paralysed the body for the last six years. ...
US could wait until next summer to raise interest rates, say economists image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 05:58:02 PM
....The New York Dow Jones index soared last week to within 160 points of a record 20,000 amid forecasts that a huge stimulus package in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency would trigger an economic boom. While Trump has promised to cut taxes affecting middle-income earners and pump funds into major infrastructure projects, many economists are wary that Congress could delay or block the moves, fearing a steep rise in the government’s budget deficit. ...
Will it be a happy new year for your investment funds? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 07:00:15 AM
Economic output per person in London more than double rest of UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:49:30 PM
....The figures from the Office for National Statistics also showed the gap between the capital and the rest of the UK had grown over the last decade. Responding to the latest sign of regional imbalances in the UK, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) called on the government to urgently step in with support, including investment in infrastructure projects like housebuilding, rail improvements, roads and clean energy. ...
Donald Trump says 'no new deals' after postponing  business conflicts briefing image
.... Although federal ethics laws do not directly apply to the presidency, Trump risks a constitutional violation under the emoluments clause. That provision found in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the US constitution provides that “no person holding any office of profit or trust under them shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state”. ...
Iran signs $16bn deal to buy 80 Boeing aircraft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 11:35:41 AM
....It came after the US and other nations agreed last year to lift sanctions on Iran, in exchange for it ceasing its nuclear activities. President-elect Donald Trump has criticised that nuclear deal, and Congressional Republicans are making efforts to counter the accord. ...
'Toxic employee' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:25:22 AM
....A boss who is a bully is also more likely to turn a blind eye to bad behaviour by his or her favourite workers. The Trades Union Congress (TUC), the organisation that represents most of the UK's unions, says that while nobody likes dealing with a difficult or disruptive colleague, "it's important that everyone is treated fairly, with dignity and respect". ...
Human rights abusers who buy London homes could have assets seized image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of December 2016 10:45:24 PM
....The amendment is the latest in a series of legislative initiatives around the world to end the impunity of those involved in the Magnitsky case and other human rights abuses. In 2012, the US Congress passed a Magnitsky act, which sanctioned the Russian officials involved and provoked a furious backlash from the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. ...
Mnuchin promises to boost US growth as Treasury boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:21:46 PM
....But it was also accused of driving homeowners into foreclosure to generate earnings - claims Mnuchin has denied. As Treasury secretary, Mr Mnuchin would be the administration's chief economic spokesman, responsible for selling its economic programme to Congress. ...
UK government defends apparent U-turn over workers on boards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:37:39 AM
....”. The Trades Union Congress urged May to stick to her promise of putting workers on boards. ...
HSBC has closed all the accounts of campaign group and won’t say why image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
....Abrupt closure of bank accounts without explanation is becoming a worryingly frequent issue in my inbox as banks run scared of draconian US crackdowns on anyone deemed complicit in money laundering. HSBC narrowly avoided prosecution by the US Congress, so the chances are it is neurotically reacting to any account with political overtones or foreign transactions, be it owned by a suburban householder or a high-profile campaigning group. ...
The Trump effect has rallied the US markets – but what next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 03:04:14 PM
....Similar tendencies can be seen in Trump’s approaches to his Republican campaign opponents, including the House Speaker, Paul Ryan, and one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican detractors, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Given that Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress and gained further ground at the state level, Trump’s détente with the party establishment bodes well for the enactment of his pro-growth policies. ...

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