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.... . Cathay has been facing tough competition from Chinese and Middle Eastern airlines that have expanded rapidly in the Asia Pacific region. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The vision for Hambantota was that it would bring more ships to Sri Lanka, and ease pressure on the Colombo port, one of Asia's most important container terminals. Sri Lanka is located on the sea route that sees oil shipments travel from the Middle East, making energy security a key reason China was keen to invest. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But one can see why the board rejected that option. Asfari, with his network of contacts in the Middle East plus a role as a UK trade ambassador, is the public face of Petrofac and the man who makes the company tick. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
....But one can see why the board rejected that option. Asfari, with his network of contacts in the Middle East plus a role as a UK trade ambassador, is the public face of Petrofac and the man who makes the company tick. ...
Trapped in debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:21:21 PM
....The vision for Hambantota was that it would bring more ships to Sri Lanka, and ease pressure on the Colombo port, one of Asia's most important container terminals. Sri Lanka is located on the sea route that sees oil shipments travel from the Middle East, making energy security a key reason China was keen to invest. ...
Cathay Pacific cuts hundreds of jobs in major shake-up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 02:21:31 AM
.... . Cathay has been facing tough competition from Chinese and Middle Eastern airlines that have expanded rapidly in the Asia Pacific region. ...
What $110m for a Basquiat painting tells us about the art market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:24:38 AM
....The UK sits in third, partly due to the prestigious London auction houses owned by Sotheby’s and Christie’s among others. The buyers vying for the most expensive works are: wealthy collectors from the US, Russia and the Middle East; states with deep pockets; or in some cases, museums. ...
Mothercare looks to almost halve number of UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:10:59 PM
....Pruning the UK chain, which has racked up losses of close to £100m over the last six years, has put it on the road to recovery with analysts predicting it will move into profit next year. In recent years Mothercare has been forced to fall back on the success of its large overseas business but that is now facing headwinds of its own as shoppers in the Middle East – its biggest regional market outside the UK – spend less because of the slump in the oil price. ...
$6.40 an hour for nine years: how I got stuck in a career as a Walmart employee image
....Nathan firmly believed that any form of federal intervention in his personal life was “communism. ” His idea of foreign policy was to “blast the Middle East into one big, gleaming sheet of glass. ...
Fanning the flames image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:33:21 PM
....The feeling is that the people at the US Department for Homeland Security will take their decision in isolation from the safety people at the US Federation Aviation Administration. That's what happened when the current laptop ban on some flights from the Middle East was brought in. ...
Tory donor questioned by SFO over corruption claims at Petrofac image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 04:47:44 PM
.... The chief operating officer, Marwan Chedid, has also been interviewed under caution by SFO investigators. According to its website, Petrofac is focused on Africa and the Middle East. ...
Why the global markets are ignoring the global turmoil | Nouriel Roubini image
....At the same time, Russia has maintained its aggressive behaviour in the Baltics, the Balkans, Ukraine, and Syria. The Middle East still contains multiple near-failed states such as Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Lebanon. ...
Hanging up the microphone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:23:22 PM
....Co-owned with a former boss of Kentucky Fried Chicken, KRR was initially a great success, and grew strongly. Within five years it had more than 400 restaurants across the US, Canada, the Middle East and Asia, and was so well-known in the US that it was even the central focus of one episode of hit comedy show Seinfeld. ...
Lancashire living rooms: the backdrop to cottage industry revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 12:02:08 PM
....The Front Room Factories film, which premieres at the festival on Saturday, follows Bilal as she dreams of taking her “fusion pies” beyond the streets of Blackburn. Also featured is Rizwana Matadar, a young Muslim designer from Bolton selling modest but fashionable clothes to the UK and the Middle East under her Cover Me brand; business analyst Ami Gleeson who spends her evenings making children’s clothes in her Preston living room under the label Ida and Rudy (named after her own two small children); and a man who makes modernist tealight holders in his Pennine conservatory. ...
Cybercrime on the high seas: the new threat facing billionaire superyacht owners image
....The cybercrime session was one of the most popular at the Superyacht Investor London conference, where the industry was celebrating the best annual sales since the 2008 financial crisis. Over lunch of smoked salmon and roast chicken, superyacht builders and financiers discussed the best ways to win over new customers in growing but underexploited markets such as China and the Middle East. ...
As wind, wave and shale power converge, could this be the end for Opec? image
....“My view is that oil prices will probably carry on falling forever, and $50 is a high price for oil, not low,” the University of Oxford professor told an audience in London last week. Helm described his book as “very bleak” about the fate of the Middle East’s oil producers, who he warns face challenges “at best uncomfortable and at worst close to existential”. ...
Hummus 'crisis' sheds light on secret world of mass food production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
....A far-sighted Waitrose was the first British supermarket to stock hummus in the 1980s, with others following in the next decade. Chefs such as Yotam Ottolenghi, Claudia Roden and the Lebanese chef and author Anissa Helou have done much to popularise Middle Eastern foods in recent years, with shoppers now viewing hummus as a grocery staple. ...
Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:40:00 AM
....Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer have been forced to withdraw parts of their ranges from stores due to a "production issue". With Britain consuming around 12,000 tonnes of the stuff a year, the shortage has led to social media hysteria over the Middle Eastern dip. ...
Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:20:59 PM
....Chief executive Marillyn Hewson said Lockheed profits took a hit this quarter on a defence programme for an international customer. Lockheed also reduced the value of a joint venture in the Middle East, which is not seeing as much demand as expected. ...
Hummus shortages after shops remove dip from sale over 'taste issues' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 01:18:52 PM
. Lovers of Middle Eastern cuisine are bracing themselves for a new kind of double dip recession as both Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer face a shortage of hummus. ...
Accountants Grant Thornton fined £2.3m over audit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 02:48:48 PM
....AssetCo subsequently teetered on the verge of insolvency and the FRC is currently taking action against three of the firm's former executives. Based in Monmouthshire, the firm now operates only in the Middle East. ...
Now on sale: Jimmy Choo (the whole company) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 08:25:28 AM
.... The company floated on the stock market in 2014 at a price of 140p a share, valuing it at about £550m. Any sale is expected to attract interest from strategic American buyers as well as Middle Eastern, Chinese and Russian bidders. ...
Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:35:35 AM
....Now the British firm is going on a strut of its own, as its board puts the business up for sale. Valued at about £700m, analysts believe Jimmy Choo could attract attention from rival luxury houses along with Chinese, Middle Eastern and Russian buyers. ...
Unilever sales rise on higher prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 08:45:55 AM
.... The Swiss company highlighted the strength of its skin care products and of Nespresso, which is gaining traction in North America. The firm also said Nescafe pricing was up in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. ...
Burberry's sales growth slows despite 'exceptional' UK performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:23:32 PM
.... Julie Brown, chief operating and financial officer, told analysts that UK sales were up by nearly 40% in the six-month period. However, sales in Hong Kong, Korea and the Middle East all fell as a result of local factors including travel restrictions and the falling oil price. ...
Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:33:04 PM
. Emirates will reduce flights to five US cities from next month, after new security rules targeted travellers from the Middle East. ...
Rachel Whetstone: from Tory power broker to Silicon Valley PR guru image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:02:53 PM
....She moved back into the corporate world, joining Google in 2005 and rising to become senior vice-president of communications and public policy. DJ Collins, founder of the PR firm Milltown Partners and Google’s vice-president of communications and policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, worked with Whetstone for seven years. ...
Starbucks says Brexit vote hit UK profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:33:41 PM
....Starbucks said that UK investment and restructuring costs had also affected its profits. Martin Brok, the president of Starbucks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: "Whilst there are undoubted challenges presented by a more cautious consumer environment, lower High Street footfall, and adverse currency impacts, we are investing significantly to drive innovation in our food and coffee offering, and are greatly encouraged by our customers' response. ...
Starbucks blames UK profits plunge on Brexit and slowing growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:32:31 PM
.... Today just over a third of its 894 stores are actually company-run. “Whilst there are undoubted challenges presented by a more cautious consumer environment, lower high street footfall, and adverse currency impacts, we are investing significantly to drive innovation in our food and coffee offering, and are greatly encouraged by our customers’ response,” said Martin Brok, president of Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. ...
Pound falls on weak UK economic data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 11:52:23 AM
....Elsewhere, stock markets remained wary following news of the US missile attack on a Syrian government airbase. Worries over disruption to oil supplies in the Middle East sent Brent crude 0. ...
Oil price jumps after US strike on Syria image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 07:14:20 AM
.... . Syria has limited oil production, but its location in the Middle East and alliances with big oil producers raised worries about a spreading conflict that could disrupt crude shipments. ...
Mothercare to raise prices after pound's Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 06:45:25 AM
.... International sales were down 1. 7% in constant currency as shoppers in the Middle East – its biggest regional market outside the UK – spent less because of the slump in oil prices. ...
Non-stop Sydney-to-London flights could happen by 2022, says Qantas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:30:29 AM
....”. Airbus, Boeing and engine manufacturers are constantly investing to reduce fuel usage, extending a plane’s range and its ability to perform in hot conditions such as the Middle East. ...
The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain’s luxury housing market image
....3bn joint venture by the Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar will see 900 flats squeezed in behind the London Eye and packed so close together that, according to an independent survey, a third will fall below the minimum daylight standards. The estate agents’ sales strategy identifies the target market as “international tycoons” and “Middle Eastern couples”, but I give it a go anyway. ...
Leading City firms begin to lay groundwork for London jobs exodus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 01:06:02 PM
....”. Citi confirmed to staff that London would remain its headquarters for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and an “important global hub”. ...
Lloyd’s of London will move jobs to new Brussels office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:21:41 PM
....Lloyd’s headquarters will remain in London, but its chief executive, Inga Beale, will regularly visit the Brussels hub, alongside the market’s other overseas offices. The new subsidiary will be similar to its Dubai office, which serves clients in the Middle East and north Africa, and its China company based in Beijing, which operates with 26 underwriting divisions. ...
Toshiba's Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 07:15:32 AM
.... . Its European business, including the UK, as well as its Asian, Middle East and African operations would see no impact, helped by the firm securing $800m (£650m) of extra financing, Toshiba said. ...
Laptop cabin ban 'ineffective' says IATA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:13:47 PM
.... . It covers inbound flights on airlines operating out of 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. ...
Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:08:10 AM
. Amazon has made its first move into the Middle East after agreeing to buy the region's largest online retailer, Souq. ...
Tesco and Serious Fraud Office near to deal over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
....The SFO is also close to making a decision on whether to formally charge Barclays and former senior executives at the bank over a £7. 3bn bailout from the Middle East at the height of the financial crisis. ...
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:30:53 PM
....Back in 2010, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Obama administration was "inclined" towards approval based on an assessment of environmental and economic impacts. For several years Mr Obama remained conflicted over the project, torn between opting for dirty-but-secure Canadian oil over cleaner-but-vulnerable Middle Eastern sources. ...
UK millionaires think Brexit will make them even richer, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:35:35 AM
....2m) in assets – is expected to increase by 30% to 12,310 over the next decade. Liam Bailey, Knight Frank’s head of research, said London would remain “the city of choice” for the super-rich from Asia and the Middle East despite concerns over Brexit. ...
UK flight ban on electronic devices announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:34:26 PM
.... . It is not the result of a specific, identified terrorist plot, but of mounting concern in US and British intelligence circles at the ongoing interest amongst jihadist groups in the Middle East in blowing up a passenger plane in mid-air. ...
Google boss says sorry for extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 01:50:02 PM
. Matt Brittin, head of Google - the owner of YouTube - in Europe, Middle East and Africa, has promised to take action after advertising appeared next to extremist content on the video site. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....Google’s European chief has publicly apologised after online adverts for major brands appeared next to extremist material, but declined to say whether the company would begin actively seeking out such content and taking action against it. Matt Brittin, Google’s head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, told the Advertising Week Europe conference in London on Monday: “I want to start by saying sorry to the brands affected by this. ...
Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 03:24:45 PM
....GroupM’s chief digital officer, Rob Norman, told Sky News that Google should apologise publicly to companies whose reputation has been “compromised”. Mark Howe, head of Google’s agencies business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will also speak at Advertising Week Europe. ...
Cathay Pacific sees first annual loss in eight years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 05:47:20 AM
....The airline's shares fell by 7% in early trading, but then recovered. Cathay Pacific is facing fierce rivalry from mainland Chinese and Middle Eastern airlines that are expanding rapidly in the region. ...
Rags to revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:14 AM
....It is also not true that Gutenberg single-handedly created mass literacy. It was common 600 or 700 years earlier in the Abbasid Caliphate, spanning the Middle East and North Africa. ...
Trump faces formidable institutional obstacles – so what can he do? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... He can invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977 on the grounds that the loss of jobs to Mexico and China constitutes an economic emergency. He can even invoke the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917 on the grounds that the US has special forces active in the Middle East. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
.... Its bookings started rising straight after the referendum, says group commercial director Hasnain Alloo. “There is no doubt that the fall in value of the pound has made the city appealing to foreign travellers, particularly those from the US, Middle East and China,” said Alloo. ...
London to remain a 'magnet for global superrich despite Brexit' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:46:10 PM
....2m) in assets – is expected to increase by 30% to 12,310 over the next decade. Liam Bailey, Knight Frank’s head of research, said London would remain “the city of choice” for the superrich from the Asia and the Middle East despite concerns over Brexit. ...
US tourism experiences a 'Trump slump' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:09:45 PM
....5% (excluding China), according to Forward Keys. The analyst says that the Trump travel ban “is putting off people travelling to the US from many regions of the world, beyond the Middle East”. ...
German budget surplus highest since 1990 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 02:29:14 PM
Global arms trade reaches highest point since cold war era image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 12:02:22 AM
. The global transfer of major weapons systems rose over the past five years to the highest volume since the end of the cold war as the Middle East nearly doubled its imports, according to an annual report on arms sales. ...
A London penthouse for £60,000. No, not to buy – that's the weekly rent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... Another three Rollers were waiting under cover in the building’s dedicated garage. The penthouse is a favourite of celebrities and Middle Eastern royalty, according to the agents marketing it. ...
Trump's changed stance on Nato, will he sober up about IMF and WTO? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... Among his most controversial campaign statements were some suggesting that Nato was obsolete, a position that bodes ill for his attitude to other multilateral organisations and alliances. Last week, however, Trump stepped back, reassuring an audience at US Central Command in Tampa, Florida (the headquarters for US forces that operate in the Middle East). ...
Foreign billionaires in London choosing to rent to avoid stamp duty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:04:20 PM
....The agents said £3,000 a week would not come close to the cost of renting an apartment in One Hyde Park or other luxury developments, but would secure a large house or flat in Belgravia or Mayfair. They said the vast majority of renters in the £3,000-plus bracket were from overseas, particularly the Middle East and the US. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... It is now more than six years since the start of the uprisings that became known as the Arab spring. Far from leading to a flourishing of democracy across authoritarian countries in the Middle East and north Africa, the political turmoil caused many to descend into chaos. ...
Trump means happy days are here again for the UK’s arms exporters | Paul Rogers image
....As the war expands, May will be put under heavy pressure to ensure Britain takes a larger role. For all Trump’s emphasis on making America great again, it is still essential to avoid war in the Middle East being seen purely as a US venture. ...
UK and EU heading for economic cold war, says Italian minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 07:00:46 AM
....”. His first concerns included Libya and Turkey, where he said any increase in instability threatened to “drag us into it, into the confusion of the Middle East”. ...
Free range eggs may have to be renamed because of bird flu restrictions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 01:07:22 PM
....6 million poultry birds were destroyed. As well as affecting 18 countries in Europe, H5N8 has been found in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. ...
Citigroup plans new operations away from London after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 07:49:23 PM
....The US bank, which employs 9,000 people in the UK, has been in discussions with the authorities in Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands as potential locations for the new operation it is preparing in anticipation of losing access to the remaining 27 members of the EU once the UK leaves the trading bloc. James Cowles, who runs Citi’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said a decision would be made in the first half of the year. ...
'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
....Other senior members of Merkel’s government were quick to defend Germany’s policies after Trump criticised the chancellor’s handling of the refugee crisis and threatened a 35% tariff on BMW cars imported to the US. Responding to Trump’s comments that Merkel had made an “utterly catastrophic mistake by letting all these illegals into the country”, the deputy chancellor and minister for the economy, Sigmar Gabriel, said the increase in the number of people fleeing the Middle East to seek asylum in Europe had partially been a result of US-led wars destabilising the region. ...
Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 08:45:05 PM
.... “The city’s early trade was mostly with markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe. From the sprawling container markets of the former Soviet Union to the bazaars of the Middle East, commodities purchased in Yiwu have both made and unmade people’s lives. ...
Lord Marland: ‘People are obsessed with free trade agreements’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 07:30:11 AM
....“It is a totally different state of mind to when I first started in business. We thought of nothing about getting on an aeroplane and going to do a deal in the Middle East or America,” Marland says. ...
Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce car sales rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 07:24:06 AM
....Rolls-Royce - which is owned by BMW - has seen record sales in the US, Japan, the UK and Germany. The only market where conditions were difficult was the Middle East, "where consumer demand for all luxury goods was dampened by economic and political uncertainty". ...
We name this ship Brexit Britain - yacht firms toast booming market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 07:10:48 PM
....Sheriff, who was previously managing director of supercar maker McLaren Automative, described his customers as “very wealthy people with a passion for boating”. He said demand was fast growing among Middle Eastern buyers and people from eastern European countries. ...
Ascential to sell Drapers and Nursing Times as it ditches 'heritage' brands image
....The publisher, which made an £800m stock market flotation in February last year, said it was selling off the 13 titles to focus on its “largest brands and those with the highest growth potential”. The titles, which are being hived off into a separate business while buyers are sought, include Construction News, Health Service Journal, Local Government Chronicle and Middle Eastern Economic Digest (MEED). ...
How to make the most of booming Britain as the stock market hits record highs image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Booming UK markets could crash back to earth because of threats abroad, such as more strife in the eurozone, a Chinese meltdown, or president-elect Donald Trump triggering a global trade war. Sheridan Admans , investment research manager at The Share Centre, said other dangers include political tension in the Middle East and rising oil prices, but the global economy should continue to grow regardless. ...
UK manufacturing growth at a 30-month high, says PMI survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 11:26:49 AM
....New export business rose for the seventh successive month in December as exports were helped by the pound’s sharp drop against the euro, dollar and other currencies, which makes UK goods cheaper in overseas markets. The PMI report, which surveys more than 600 companies in the manufacturing sector, found they reported a pick-up in demand from the US, Europe, China, Middle East, India and other Asian markets. ...
Will Donald Trump's election put America first and global conflict next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 08:33:31 AM
....That US-led global order has enabled 70 years of prosperity. It rests on market-oriented regimes of trade liberalisation, increased capital mobility, and appropriate social welfare policies; backed by American security guarantees in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, through Nato and various other alliances. ...
Business confidence stabilises but Brexit jitters linger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
....On a more positive note, there has been a jump in businesses expecting to export to Asia, bolstered by the weaker pound. The net balance of firms anticipating stronger export sales in the next six months rose for all regions, from the US/Canada, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia Pacific to Europe. ...
Surging stock markets say Trump is a conman and May a phoney | Andrew Rawnsley image
.... One of the most inexperienced and erratic personalities ever to occupy the Oval Office – and that’s the PG version of his character – will take office at a time of severe geopolitical turbulence. The agonies of Syria are part of a wider proxy war in the Middle East in which Russia, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states are all participants. ...
Google: Our job to help remove hate and harmful content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:50:44 AM
. Matt Brittin, the head of Google's Europe, Middle East and Africa business has acknowledged that Google has a role to play in removing hateful or harmful content from the internet. ...
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Work-life balance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:02:13 AM
.... . Matt Brittin, president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Google and father of two sons, said balance was possible because he loved his job. ...
Boxing Day footfall tumbles as shoppers go online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 07:12:36 PM
.... The pound’s weakness has meant tourists’ spending money here stretches further and official figures show a jump in watch and jewellery sales after the Brexit vote. Ward said the weak pound was only part of the picture in the pickup in spending at Harrods by visitors from China, Thailand, Malaysia, the US and the Middle East. ...
Telecoms giant to buy stake in cab-hailing firm Careem image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 03:21:20 PM
....Saudi Arabia's main phone company, STC, plans to buy a 10% stake in cab-hailing firm Careem. Based in Dubai, Careem is a rival to Uber and has developed a strong presence in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. ...

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