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....Three months after Kraft Heinz’s £115bn takeover bid was defeated in a weekend, Unilever chief Paul Polman is still throwing punches. He’s jabbing in defence of his company’s “inclusive capitalism” business model. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....This proposed budget should be seen as a presidential statement of principles - and those principles often run counter to the ones Mr Trump campaigned on last year. The defence spending boost is there, yes, but funds allocated for a border wall aren't nearly enough to realise Mr Trump's dream. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The share of national income accounted for by pensions has just about doubled since the second world war to 12% of GDP, and is expected to increase by a further seven percentage points over the next half a century. In the post-1945 period, the rise in pension and health spending was matched by a decline in outlays on defence and debt interest. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....That decline was affected by hefty legal settlements paid by companies that included Volkswagen and US units of Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, the Commerce Department said. In a separate report on Friday, the Commerce Department said that new orders of durable goods, including defence aircraft and cars, were 0. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Long passages of the Bank’s annual financial stability report are devoted to cyber-risks. Regulators have bigger threats in mind than the danger that the governor might get duped in a prank but the Bank’s defences, as Carney might put it, seem “not appropriate at all”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The former executive had pleaded not guilty to misleading the Anglo Irish bank’s auditors about loans to him and people connected to him. On Wednesday, the 126th day of an at times a bewildering and complex trial, Fitzpatrick’s defence had argued that the case should not go before the jury because of flaws in the investigation and in the prosecution case, which involved coaching witnesses and shredding documents. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... That leaves the train franchises, which the state just could take over when franchises lapse. Economists Jonathan Portes of King’s College London and Tony Yates of Birmingham University jumped to McDonnell’s defence when he said the policy wouldn’t add to Britain’s debt burden. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Only then will its union for peace become a reality, not just a platitude invoked by politicians. During the period after the second world war, European heads of state drafted a treaty to establish a European defence community. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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US growth rate revised up to 1.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 01:36:45 PM
....That decline was affected by hefty legal settlements paid by companies that included Volkswagen and US units of Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, the Commerce Department said. In a separate report on Friday, the Commerce Department said that new orders of durable goods, including defence aircraft and cars, were 0. ...
Former Anglo Irish chair Seán Fitzpatrick walks free as trial collapses image
.... The former executive had pleaded not guilty to misleading the Anglo Irish bank’s auditors about loans to him and people connected to him. On Wednesday, the 126th day of an at times a bewildering and complex trial, Fitzpatrick’s defence had argued that the case should not go before the jury because of flaws in the investigation and in the prosecution case, which involved coaching witnesses and shredding documents. ...
Is M&S being radical enough as it slips out of fashion? | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:40:53 PM
.... He probably knows next to nothing about women’s fashion, but he does do “self-help” strategies quickly – and speed is the quality M&S’s frustrated shareholders are entitled to expect. Hands off our strategically significant industrial laundromats! As a defence strategy, it wouldn’t wash, as Berendsen, a UK company on the receiving end of a £2bn bid approach from French group Elis, has worked out for itself. ...
Cybercrime protection: How to make yourself secure online image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....”. “A strong password is your first defence against hackers and cyber criminals. ...
If London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley image
.... Long passages of the Bank’s annual financial stability report are devoted to cyber-risks. Regulators have bigger threats in mind than the danger that the governor might get duped in a prank but the Bank’s defences, as Carney might put it, seem “not appropriate at all”. ...
Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:31:49 PM
....This proposed budget should be seen as a presidential statement of principles - and those principles often run counter to the ones Mr Trump campaigned on last year. The defence spending boost is there, yes, but funds allocated for a border wall aren't nearly enough to realise Mr Trump's dream. ...
Sean FitzPatrick cleared as Anglo Irish trial collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:04:32 PM
....Prosecutors had alleged that Mr FitzPatrick had misled Anglo Irish Bank's auditors, Ernst and Young, about details of director's loans he received from Anglo Irish Bank between November 2002 and February 2008. The judge's ruling came after lengthy submissions by the defence - who argued that flaws in the investigation should prevent the case from going before the jury - and prosecutors who said that the trial should continue. ...
How can Macron unite Europe? He could start with its armies | Hans-Werner Sinn image
.... Only then will its union for peace become a reality, not just a platitude invoked by politicians. During the period after the second world war, European heads of state drafted a treaty to establish a European defence community. ...
Forget Brexit, the real challenge is creating enough wealth for an ageing population image
.... The share of national income accounted for by pensions has just about doubled since the second world war to 12% of GDP, and is expected to increase by a further seven percentage points over the next half a century. In the post-1945 period, the rise in pension and health spending was matched by a decline in outlays on defence and debt interest. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... That leaves the train franchises, which the state just could take over when franchises lapse. Economists Jonathan Portes of King’s College London and Tony Yates of Birmingham University jumped to McDonnell’s defence when he said the policy wouldn’t add to Britain’s debt burden. ...
Ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin returns to spotlight in £520m court battle image
.... Unless a settlement can be agreed at the 11th hour, the case involving Goodwin, his former chair Sir Tom McKillop, and two others who were at the helm of the bank during the run-up to its near collapse will begin on Monday. Goodwin’s defence costs will be covered by the bank and have already reached £6. ...
Remote air traffic control preparing for takeoff at London City airport image
.... “It sounds a bit silly pumping noise into a control room but it’s something they need to do the job,” Anderson added. The system has been developed by Swedish defence manufacturer Saab, using technology from its Gripen fighter jet. ...
London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:02:02 AM
....It has already been tested in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Ireland. The technology has been developed by Saab, the Swedish defence and security company, and will be introduced as part of a £350m development programme to upgrade London City Airport. ...
WannaCry lessons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:02:01 PM
...." . And Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, believes that the recent failings in cyber defences were more to do with lack of leadership in large organisations than lack of IT investment. ...
RBS settlement has left business couple feeling 'gutted' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:48:53 PM
....In a statement RBS said: "We have a duty to act in the best interests of all of our shareholders, including the UK taxpayer. We had strong defences to this claim and were thus prepared to defend ourselves vigorously in court. ...
Channel 4 executive who poached Bake Off favourite to land top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
.... The day after Hunt arrived, in January 2011, Miriam O’Reilly won her age discrimination case against the BBC after she was dropped from Countryfile when Hunt was still controller of BBC1. Hunt had appeared before an employment tribunal and given an impassioned defence against the allegations and accusations that she “hated women”. ...
WannaCry attack lifts shares in cybersecurity firm Sophos to record high image
....“If businesses don’t get it right, the cost of getting it wrong can be catastrophic,” Hagerman said. Over the weekend, a claim on the company’s website that “the NHS is totally protected with Sophos” was changed to “Sophos understands the security needs of the NHS”, but analysts believe shares in the company will continue to do well because of the growing need for cyberdefences. ...
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
....He called for the Conservatives to publish the Department of Health's risk register to see how seriously they were taking IT threats. Scottish Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said more than 120 public bodies were being contacted to ensure their defences were adequate. ...
Anti-corruption police investigate UK firm over ex-Nigerian warlord deal image
. Anti-corruption investigators in four countries are examining a British firm’s links to a multimillion-pound defence deal involving a former Nigerian warlord. ...
General election 2017: 'Robin Hood tax' on City pledged by Labour image
....Labour also wants a tax avoidance crackdown and would require anyone earning more than £1m a year to publish their tax returns. Mr McDonnell has also been defending Labour's executive pay cap proposals, which he said would include the chief executive of one of the world's largest defence contractors, Charles Woodburn, who is paid £7. ...
My walk, my signature image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:16:00 PM
....We're losing the battle against fraudsters who are stealing or guessing our usernames and passwords with increasing success. So could analysing the quirky ways we use our devices - even the way we walk - provide an additional line of defence?. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
.... Yes, there was a giveaway in the subject field – “The fool doth think he is wise” – but the initial deceit was cutely done. The revelation in the exchange, however, was the degree of fawning gratitude that Staley was prepared to display after an annual shareholder meeting in which McFarlane came to the defence of his chief executive, who is under fire for seeking to unmask a whistleblower. ...
BAE chair fails to confirm whether staff are loading bombs on to Saudi jets image
....A judgment is expected soon in a court case challenging the British government’s decision to keep granting export licences to Saudi Arabia despite mounting concerns about the toll of the strikes. The Saudi-led campaign is an act of self-defence against terrorism, Carr said. ...
Theresa May to promise price cap on energy bills in Tory manifesto image
....The move is likely to draw fierce criticism from opposition parties after the Conservatives criticised Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze pledge in 2015 as evidence that he was living in a “Marxist universe”. The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, has said Labour’s price freeze was different to a cap because it would have prevented prices from dropping. ...
Impact of UK foreign aid diluted by pursuing national interest, says IFS image
....Cross-party adherence to the 2005 promise meant that DfID was spared the austerity that affected most government departments after the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition came to power in 2010, the IFS said. DfID’s budget had risen by 24% between 2010-11 and 2015-16, while the average cuts for departments outside of the NHS, education and defence were 28%. ...
Barclays Bank launches new £10m advertising campaign to fight fraud image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 07:51:00 AM
.... . But nearly a fifth (17 per cent) of people who have been a victim of a fraud or scam take no action to boost their digital defences as a result. ...
I was conned by a fraudster pretending to be an Airbnb host image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 06:00:55 AM
.... This is the main reason it has been so successful and helps to protect visitors from frauds. It told us in a statement: “Fake or misrepresented listings have no place in our community and our team is working hard to constantly strengthen our defences and stay ahead of fraudsters. ...
Euro slips after Macron wins French presidency image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 09:50:10 PM
....Jean Pisani-Ferry, chief economic adviser to Mr Macron, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that France's new president had no interest in punishing Britain and did not want a hard Brexit, but said he would be "tough" during negotiations. He said: "There is a mutual interest in keeping prosperity that exists, that has been built over the years from lots of economic and various relationships, also the security and defence relationship is extremely important in the kind of environment we are in and which is a very dangerous environment. ...
US budget: No cash for Trump's wall in budget deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 06:26:01 AM
....Democrats say they torpedoed from the spending bill 160 policy measures, known as riders, that they labelled "poison pills". According to reports, none of Mr Trump's calls for $18bn in non-defence cuts are included. ...
MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:00:07 PM
....Mr Field also said that Uber's recent announcement that drivers could buy subsidised sickness insurance was "just another way of pushing costs on to the workforce". In its defence, Uber said it contributed towards the scheme that drivers can join, and which gives a range of benefits including illness and injury cover. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
.... . Late on 27 April, Nomx published a strong defence of its product and disputed the way in which Mr Helme tested the device. ...
'Pawternity' leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
.... "The policy gives me the flexibility to choose when to take a fully paid week off with Rye, which I'll be doing next month to get her fully house trained," she says. And in defence of Brewdog, it has also always been dog-friendly, and allows employees to take their pets to work with them. ...
Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:47:50 PM
.... . Its defence ministry has said it was misled over the pricing. ...
Voodoo Reaganomics won't save Trump on the Hill | Larry Elliot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 03:33:00 PM
.... He called it voodoo economics, which is was it turned out to be. Reagan’s tax cuts and higher defence spending were certainly accompanied by higher growth but they did not pay for themselves. ...
Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:20:59 PM
. Unexpected losses related to international business dragged down first-quarter profits at US defence giant Lockheed Martin. ...
Diesel vehicles important for UK economy, says industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:39:01 PM
. The motor industry's fight-back against growing opposition to diesel has moved up a gear with a strong defence of commercial vehicles. ...
Tories pinched Labour's energy price cap – but now we need detail | Nils Pratley image
. The Conservative party’s proposed price cap on energy bills is “very different” from the price freeze advocated by Ed Miliband at the last general election, according to Sir Michael Fallon, the defence secretary and former energy minister. ...
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge image
....Anyway. If you’ve ever had this annoying row with an ageing relative, then you’ll know that they have one last trump card, one last line of defence for their privileges. ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
....". Not everyone was convinced by Mr Dunn's defence of his product. ...
Germany wants a strong EU. Why would it allow Britain an easy Brexit? | Charles Grant image
.... Britain, like Germany, is also a net contributor to the EU budget. They fear that Brexit will weaken the EU’s foreign and defence policy. ...
How Britain can build a successful, lasting industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 10:03:01 AM
....The idea that Reagan pursued a form of pure laissez-faire is, of course, nonsense. Plenty of US firms reaped the benefits of vastly increased defence spending in the 1980s, a form of military Keynesianism, that had plenty of technological spin-offs. ...
United Airlines shows why it's time to deplane corporate-speak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:59:23 AM
.... The board of Barclays seems to think so too, because if there were a genuine chance that he could be banned, they would surely have taken pre-emptive action and asked him to resign rather than face the embarrassment of being forced into a change by the regulator. In his defence, Staley appears to have been trying to protect a friend who he felt was being harassed. ...
Trump, trade, interest and aid make for a challenging IMF summit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....But talking heads in Washington will have to concede that part of Trump’s electoral success was born out of discontent among many voters who felt harmed by globalisation. There was some admission of that, in the run-up to the meeting, in a joint defence of trade from the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. ...
Is business starting to get spooked about Donald Trump? | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:36:22 PM
....Share prices remain close to their record highs but for how long? Cannier investors have taken one look at Trump’s Dr Strangelove-style foreign policy antics and decided to park their money elsewhere. US defence stocks look like a decent bet; the rest of the stock market does not. ...
Strikes announced on Virgin Trains East Coast and Arriva Rail North image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:53:49 AM
....“It is that flagrant disregard for the safety issues at the heart of the dispute which leaves us with no option but to put on this further day of strike action. “RMT commends our Arriva Rail North members on their rock-solid display of strength, resolve and unity during the action so far in opposition to the introduction of driver-controlled operation and defence of the guards to guarantee a safer, securer and more accessible railway for all. ...
Royal Mail union warns of industrial action over pension scheme closure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:44:38 AM
....Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, warned that this could turn into a costly battle for Royal Mail. “With a highly unionised workforce, which has in the past shown itself willing to flex its muscle in defence members’ rights, introducing an alternative plan is likely to prove costly. ...
Under-fire Barclays chief is probably guilty of behaving like a chump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....The regulators’ ultimate weapon is declaring an individual not fit and proper to be a director of the bank and therefore forcing Staley’s dismissal, although Barclays’ share price (which had risen slightly by the close of trading) tells you the market thinks that outcome highly unlikely. Staley’s defence appears to be that the whistleblower was making a malicious personal attack on a colleague, rather than anything substantive about the bank’s operations. ...
Rocket launch firm blasts onto Milan stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 01:05:19 PM
.... . Cinven owns 81% of Avio, with a 14% stake held by Italian government-controlled defence group Leonardo-Finmeccanica. ...
Free trade warning – IMF, WTO and World Bank say it must be defended image
. Fears that Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House is threatening a new era of protectionism have prompted a joint defence of trade from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation. ...
Libor: Bank of England implicated in secret recording image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:47 PM
...." . The Serious Fraud Office which brought the Barclays prosecutions told Panorama that evidence of lowballing was provided to the defence. ...
Hijacked ship's crew rescued from pirates near Somalia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 09:35:34 AM
....A spokesman for UK Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO) in Dubai, who co-ordinate safe passage for merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden, said all on board the hijacked ship were safe and heading to an unnamed destination under escort. The UKMTO said the crew was from Syria, but a statement by India's ministry of defence said they were from the Philippines. ...
Unilever to sell off Flora and Stork image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:57:38 AM
....The surprise package was Paul Polman's decision to look at Unilever's historic dual-listing structure, a quirk that has its roots in the company's creation when Britain's Lever Bros merged with the Dutch margarine maker Unie in the 1930s. Dual-listed companies are rare, and shareholders generally don't like them, not only because of the increased cost and complexity that comes with supporting two corporate structures, but also because they can be useful defences against takeover bids. ...
UK keen for free trade deal with Australia, Liam Fox tells Canberra MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 08:00:15 PM
....”. While launching the robust defence of free trade, Fox acknowledges that it is important to ensure the forces of globalisation do not “leave people behind”. ...
No yolk: Cadbury and National Trust say Easter egg row is nonsense image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:15:40 PM
.... The move, he said, was “commercialisation gone a bit too far”. The Lib Dems’ Tim Farron, taking the opposite view, produced a statement featuring at least six egg puns in defence of Cadbury and the National Trust. ...
Serious Fraud Office boss warns big names to play ball – or else image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:00:28 PM
.... Lewis took over as boss of Tesco after the false accounting incident took place. Rolls-RoyceRolls-Royce and the SFO announced in January that the aerospace and defence company had agreed to pay £671m in relation to allegations that it bribed middle men around the world between 1989 and 2013. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
.... Tesco’s case is scheduled to be heard on 10 April. The DPA with Tesco follows a settlement with Rolls-Royce in January that saw the aerospace and defence company agree to pay £671m over allegations that it bribed middlemen around the world between 1989 and 2013. ...
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
.... DPAs, which have been used in the US for years, require judicial approval. Rolls-Royce qualified for a DPA because the executives in charge of the aerospace and defence company during the period under scrutiny had all left and the company co-operated with the SFO’s investigation. ...
Crest Nicholson to pay bonuses despite shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:10:32 PM
....The vote against the remuneration report is symbolic and non-binding, with investors approving the remuneration policy – which sets the broad approach to pay for the next three years and is a binding vote. However, other companies, notably Thomas Cook and defence group Chemring, have changed their pay deals after smaller rebellions from shareholders. ...
Libor expert witness texted for help image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:37:35 PM
.... . An element of the defence case, is that in making requests of the submitters for a higher or lower Libor, within a range of interest rates at which their bank might have borrowed, they were carrying out normal commercial practice, known of and allowed by bosses and regulators. ...
Police to examine 'Global Laundromat' money laundering allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:33:29 PM
....“A year after the Panama Papers, we can see that the anti-money laundering supervisors have been asleep on the job, the banks have been at best lax and at worst complicit, and the UK’s law enforcement agencies have a dismal track record of investigations that lead to prosecutions. “Basically, the UK’s anti-money laundering defences are just not fit for purpose. ...
K-Drama image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:11:15 AM
....Lotte, which is South Korea's fifth-biggest conglomerate, isn't just facing a tough time in court. Around 80% of its stores have been shut in China as part of the backlash against a US missile defence system being deployed in South Korea. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
....South Korea has appealed to the World Trade Organization to determine if the Chinese government is treating South Korean companies unfairly. Seoul claims Beijing is retaliating economically over its deployment of a US anti-missile defence system. ...
Unilever bids to heal shareholder rift amid 'garage sale' warnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 01:46:15 PM
....A survey by the investment house Bernstein suggested that investors are split down the middle over the “aggressive rejection” of Kraft’s overtures, with half believing the company should have held talks with the US company. Unilever has said it believes support for its defence is actually higher than that. ...
Brexit Britain is suddenly debating trade – but it's the wrong talking point | Larry Elliott image
....Lamy then outlined a few of the more complex issues. The EU has defences to protect against the dumping of goods at below global market prices. ...
The Ronald, the Donald – and a hamstrung Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....5% of GDP – an overall stimulus approaching 3% of GDP, which was sustained over four years. Government investment growth hit double digits in 1984-85, including a major rise in defence spending. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ...
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. ...
UK government should help companies targeted by foreign bids, says Unilever image
.... Kraft Heinz withdrew the offer after it was firmly rejected by Unilever, amid reports the UK government was concerned about the ramifications of a deal. However, Unilever believes UK takeover rules should be changed to provide more support for the company that is targeted by a foreign bid, for example enabling it to have more time to build a defence against the offer and encouraging directors to consider the interests of other stakeholders – such as employees – rather than just shareholders. ...
Charlotte Hogg’s exit raises tough questions for Bank of England | Nils Pratley image
.... Why did the Bank think such “potential, actual or perceived” conflicts did not matter or could be managed happily within existing codes? Why was it so breezy? Why did it think a verbal warning from governor Mark Carney – in effect, a gentle slap on the wrist – could suffice?. Those bankers bleating about the creation of a “Hogg defence” to excuse their own misjudgments were overstating matters, but the affair still raised awkward questions. ...
Unilever chief calls for tougher takeover safeguards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:14:02 PM
....He told the Financial Times that there needed to be a "level playing field". Under the UK Takeover Code, a company has 28 days to prepare a defence before a business returns with a firm offer. ...
The Scottish economy has strengths – but could it make a success of independence? | Larry Elliott image
.... According to estimates made last year by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Scotland will have a budget deficit of more than 9% of GDP this year, more than three times as big as that for the UK. As the IFS noted, Scotland is insulated from the consequences of its spending being higher than its tax revenues because the UK government hands Edinburgh a block grant each year that covers non-devolved items such as defence and social security. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....At his official residence on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, the British ambassador, David Quarrey, points to a growing economic relationship between the countries in the past 18 months. This included the biggest UK-Israel trade deal in history: Rolls-Royce landed a £1bn contract to service and maintain its Trent 1000 engines for the airline El Al and, in the other direction, the Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems is in a consortium that provides the Ministry of Defence with training aircraft and simulators. ...
Charlotte Hogg: a family tree deeply rooted in the British establishment image
....The connections do not end there. On her father’s side, her aunt Mary is a high court judge, while her uncle Thomas on her mother’s side was the deputy chief of defence staff in the mid-1990s. ...
MPs not appeased by May's decision to review self-employed tax hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 06:48:53 PM
....”. David Cameron was also dragged into the row, after a video clip from Thursday’s Iraq and Afghanistan memorial unveiling appeared to show him saying to the defence secretary, Michael Fallon: “Breaking a manifesto promise, how stupid can you get?”. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
. There is a gaping hole in the digital defences that companies use to keep out cyber thieves. ...
Savers urged to use THIS simple trick to beat dividend tax changes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:32:00 PM
...."This will be particularly galling for those investors who have turned to the stock market for income because the Bank of England’s monetary policy has obliterated the interest they were earning on cash. "Tax shelters are now the investors’ best line of defence against the encroachment of dividend tax. ...

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