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.... Imagination wants evidence that its patents won’t be infringed if Apple tries to design its own graphics architecture. The dispute continues unhappily. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies rallied 20% after the company, which is in dispute with Apple, put itself up for sale. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....You might consider going to court if you are unhappy with decisions around your housing. The alternative dispute resolution route provides an option to resolve the issues without having to go to that far. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....He considered whether the franchise should be stripped from GTR but said it could further delay Thameslink improvements. In a phrase that lays bare the involvement of ministers, often officially denied, in the battle between unions and GTR, Gibb wrote: “Whilst you are already determining the strategic direction of this dispute, the introduction of a state-owned and governed operator would mean that every aspect of the dispute would fall under the direction of the secretary of state. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
.... Imagination wants evidence that its patents won’t be infringed if Apple tries to design its own graphics architecture. The dispute continues unhappily. ...
Athens: thousands of public-sector workers march against austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:41:34 PM
....A government attempt to extend the contracts of municipal refuse collectors has been ruled unconstitutional, and government officials have said they are seeking an alternative solution. As the dispute continues, authorities in Athens and other major cities have asked people to keep their refuse at home. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
....He considered whether the franchise should be stripped from GTR but said it could further delay Thameslink improvements. In a phrase that lays bare the involvement of ministers, often officially denied, in the battle between unions and GTR, Gibb wrote: “Whilst you are already determining the strategic direction of this dispute, the introduction of a state-owned and governed operator would mean that every aspect of the dispute would fall under the direction of the secretary of state. ...
Imagination puts itself up for sale amid Apple dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:03:55 AM
. Shares in British chip designer Imagination Technologies rallied 20% after the company, which is in dispute with Apple, put itself up for sale. ...
A guide to tenants' housing rights around safety and repairs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:19:30 AM
....You might consider going to court if you are unhappy with decisions around your housing. The alternative dispute resolution route provides an option to resolve the issues without having to go to that far. ...
BA cabin crew call two-week strike in July over pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:51:16 PM
. Cabin crew at British Airways are to strike for two weeks in July, in the longest walkout to date in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay. ...
Greek bailout funds on the cards as creditors narrow differences image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 05:25:49 PM
. Greece is on track to receive vital bailout funds, after its international creditors narrowed their differences in a long-running dispute about the country’s vast debt mountain. ...
BAE 'secretly sold mass surveillance technology to repressive regimes' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 11:01:23 PM
....BAE said it was unable to comment on specific contracts “due to the strict national security and confidentiality regulations we operate under”. The manufacturer disputed some of the BBC’s claims without specifying which ones. ...
Celebrity rich list 2017: Taylor Swift falls to 49th place as Diddy takes top spot image
....The 27-year-old singer grabbed headlines with her romance with actor Tom Hiddleston and feuds with Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West, and pop foe Katy Perry. She also went through a high-profile split from DJ Calvin Harris and was later involved in a dispute with him around her involvement in his chart-topping track This Is What You Came For. ...
Bosses under fire for telling staff to vote Tory or risk losing jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:05:44 PM
....He said Labour and the Liberal Democrats would crack down on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which make up more than half of bookmakers’ revenues. Both parties pledged in their manifestos to reduce the maximum stake from £100 to £2 over allegations, disputed by the bookmaking industry, that the machines are particularly addictive. ...
British Airways cabin crew suspend four-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 11:40:18 AM
....British Airways cabin crew have suspended a planned four-day strike. Around 2,900 staff had been due to walk out from Friday in a long-running dispute about pay and benefits. ...
Deposit-free renting sounds good – or could tenants lose out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....The most galling thing for many tenants is that when they move, they inevitably have to raise a deposit for their new property before they get the previous one back. According to government rules, deposits should be returned within 10 days of the end of a tenancy, but disputes mean it often takes far longer. ...
Qatar crisis highlights rising UK energy reliance on imports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:29:15 PM
.... National Grid, which operates Britain’s energy networks, believes the reliance on imports could reach 93% by 2040. This means the Qatar dispute inevitably raises concerns. ...
Republicans take aim at Dodd-Frank financial rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 02:18:10 PM
.... . Economists also dispute claims the bill has hobbled lending and other financial activities. ...
Some RBS investors still refuse settlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 11:29:00 AM
....However, it was adjourned and the parties began discussions over reaching a settlement. The dispute centres on RBS's decision, during the financial crisis, to ask shareholders for billions of pounds worth of funds after it bought Dutch rival ABN Amro. ...
Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:03:56 AM
.... Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!" he tweeted. Kuwait - one of the Gulf countries not involved in the dispute - has offered to mediate talks, and Qatar said it was receptive to dialogue. ...
BA meltdown: switching off and on again may have caused IT crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:10:50 PM
....But the IAG chief defended cost-cutting at the airline, which has been criticised by unions as well as some City analysts. Hundreds of IT staff have been made redundant, while the airline’s mixed fleet cabin crew are going on strike again this month in a dispute over “poverty pay”. ...
Suffered BA’s weekend from hell? Find out what compensation is on offer image
.... “The rules are clear: if they move you to a higher class, they cannot request an additional payment,” says Brehany. Under dispute legislation introduced last year, passengers who have been unable to resolve a complaint with an airline can get an independent decision which must be abided by. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
.... Although the airline has dismissed any connection between the weekend’s chaos and the outsourcing of jobs to India, the GMB union said it was “counterintuitive” to see no link with BA’s having made hundreds of experienced IT staff redundant. A series of strikes by cabin crew in BA’s “mixed fleet” branch – set up during the bitter industrial dispute of 2011 and consisting entirely of new entrants – testified to simmering discontent among some staff. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... In 2016, working days lost to strikes was just 322,000, a tiny fraction of the 29m in 1979 and the all-time high of 162m in 1926, the year of the General Strike. Even during the second world war, when emergency legislation in effect banned strikes, the number of days lost to industrial disputes stood at about 2m a year. ...
BA delays: Automatic compensation urged by consumer group image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:41:04 PM
....Under EU law, passengers can claim compensation from BA for travel disruption, worth up to 600 euros (£524). They can also claim expenses for items such as hotels, meals and phone calls - a matter that led to a dispute with insurers during the week. ...
Russia lifts sanctions on Turkish food in diplomatic thaw image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:18:40 PM
....In November 2015 a Turkish F-16 jet shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber on the Turkey-Syria border. There was a dispute over exactly what happened, and it triggered a freeze in Russian-Turkish relations. ...
BA chaos: why I’m flying the flag for the new arbitration scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:14:07 AM
....EU rules mean most passengers will receive between €250 and €600 depending on the length of the affected flight. But many will have suffered substantial out-of-pocket losses on top, which is where most disputes may arise. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
....Cabin crew at British Airways have announced they will hold a four-day strike later this month, compounding the problems for the beleaguered airline which stranded 75,000 passengers at the weekend after an IT meltdown. Unite members of the mixed fleet, set up in 2011 on inferior pay and conditions, will walk out from 16 June in a dispute over “poverty pay” at the airline. ...
Shrinking tax base suggests personal allowance is generous enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:03:03 PM
.... This would be an even bigger event, except that the union is only urging its members to vote next week for Labour in the general election to benefit from Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to break the cap. Unison, the biggest public sector union, cannot name a single pay dispute across the NHS, the social care sector or local government. ...
Southern rail drivers suspend overtime ban in long-running dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:14:41 PM
....An overtime ban by drivers that was set to cause major disruption for Southern rail passengers from Sunday onwards has been suspended for two weeks. The drivers’ union, Aslef, said the move would allow time for fresh negotiations to try to resolve the long-running dispute over driver-only operation of trains. ...
Beckham-backed film funding firm loses fight against £700m tax bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 01:32:25 PM
....The two sides failed to agree on the terms of the ruling, with HMRC believing it meant the production costs associated with making the films were capital costs, and thus the investors were not due any tax relief on this either. Ingenious said it “strongly disputed this interpretation on the basis that it was completely at odds with the whole thrust of a very lengthy and closely argued judgment”. ...
Passengers still without bags after British Airways IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:34:08 PM
....The global head of IT for IAG, Bill Francis, has been attempting to find savings of about €90m (£78m) per year from outsourcing. Francis, with no previous IT experience, was previously in charge of introducing new contracts and working practices to cabin crew at BA during the bitter industrial dispute of 2010-11. ...
Painstaking detail of Brexit process revealed in EU documents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
....2 million Britons on the continent. In a red rag to hardline Brexiters, the document stresses the European court of justice (ECJ) must have full jurisdiction for ruling on disputes about citizens’ rights, while the European commission ought to have full powers for monitoring whether the UK is upholding the bargain. ...
Reality Check: The fight over women's state pensions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:29:06 PM
....It has been promoting one of those options - a return to the 1995 timetable of pension changes. The SNP says that change could be made for £8bn, however pension experts dispute that calculation, pointing out that the figure only includes costs to 2021. ...
RBS investors ready to settle share sale legal dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 10:24:46 AM
....However, it was adjourned and the parties began discussions over reaching a settlement. The dispute centres on RBS's decision, during the financial crisis, to ask shareholders for billions of pounds worth of funds after it bought Dutch rival ABN Amro. ...
PayPal refused to listen when eBay buyer returned item in pieces image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... It looks as though the buyer had used it, it broke down, and they decided to try and get PayPal to issue a refund rather than fix it. As we have reported in these pages before, PayPal will usually side with the buyer when disputes arise, and your case was no different. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'painting a false picture' at work tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:23:13 PM
....Deliveroo told the CAC that fewer than 50 of the 213 riders signed up to its systems in the Camden area were union members. However, the IWGB disputed those numbers and told the CAC panel that riders had been put off joining up by a “campaign of misinformation” by Deliveroo. ...
US accuses Fiat Chrysler of using 'defeat devices' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:28:10 PM
....". The dispute recalls the fight over devices installed in certain Volkswagen cars that were designed to bypass emissions tests. ...
Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:03:54 AM
. Apple and Nokia have settled a dispute over the use of patented technology in smartphones and agreed to "co-operate". ...
No bailout funds for Greece as eurozone finance chiefs fail to agree deal image
....It appeared the way was clear earlier in May when the Greek government agreed to extra pension cuts and tax increases demanded by creditors. However, a dispute between creditors has become a major stumbling block. ...
Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels image
....99 for Daily Burn, which offers live workouts. For Discovery, which threatened to pull off the Sky platform after a dispute over its channel carriage deal earlier this year, it marks the first time its channels have been made available direct to the consumer. ...
Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
....Under the experimental scheme, a seller can ask eBay to intervene before issuing a refund if a buyer returns a damaged or substitute item. Ordinarily, they have a week to resolve the dispute before having to part with their money, but an unscrupulous buyer can ignore contact and open a claim directly with eBay. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... Royal Mail will also be nationalised as part of a manifesto pledge to reverse some of the high-profile privatisations pushed through by the Conservatives in the 1980s and 90s, and by the more recent coalition government. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell brushed aside concerns that it would be a step back to an era when nationalised industries were characterised by lack of investment, labour disputes and poor services. ...
The UK's most delayed airlines revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:58:03 PM
....A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority said new measures were recently introduced for passengers who were finding extracting compensation from airlines difficult. "Last year we introduced alternative dispute resolution to the aviation industry so passengers, who have been unable to resolve a complaint with an airline, can get an independent decision that the airline must abide by," they said. ...
Marlboro maker accused of using branded tins to sidestep plain packaging rules image
....Big tobacco firms have failed in successive attempts to overturn countries’ laws on plain packaging. Philip Morris lost a landmark case against the government of Uruguay, while an attempt to overturn Australia’s plain packaging law via a World Trade Organisation dispute also failed. ...
Cineworld bosses to meet union over living wage dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:09:01 AM
. Cineworld has agreed to meet union representatives to try to resolve a long-running dispute over pay and conditions at its Picturehouse chain. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....Tesla’s manufacturing practices appear to have been most dangerous in its earliest years of operations. The company does not dispute that its recordable incident rate (TRIR), an official measure of injuries and illnesses that is reported to workplace safety regulators, was above the industry average between 2013 and 2016. ...
Unite suspends planned BMW strikes after new offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 04:06:09 PM
.... . Unite members were set to stage three walkouts later this month in a dispute over the closure of a final-salary pension scheme. ...
Southern rail users face fresh misery as drivers resume overtime ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:23:28 AM
....The respite from severe disruption for Southern rail passengers looks to be over, with train drivers refusing to work overtime from the end of May. Drivers’ union Aslef announced the ban on Wednesday morning, a day after talks broke down with the Southern operator, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), in the long-running dispute over driver-only trains. ...
KitKat foiled again in attempt to trademark four-fingered bar's shape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:31:17 AM
....”. The four-fingered battle is not the only protracted legal disputes between the two confectioners. ...
Dear John Lewis, all I want is my £155 refund … refunded image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:00:01 AM
....John Lewis, however, has denied all knowledge of it. I have filled in dispute forms and even pointed out that in December I was forced to change my card because of fraudulent activity. ...
Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:54:38 PM
....Ministers have claimed that all the public money used to buy Lloyds shares has been returned. However, the true cost is disputed, with some critics claiming the lost interest has not been taken into account. ...
Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:27:11 PM
....The union argues that Uber’s current business model in London necessitates drivers working excessive hours “to the detriment of the health and safety of Uber drivers in London and of other road users”. The dispute over the terms of Uber’s licence is due to be settled via arbitration, and the GMB said if this route was chosen the company’s licence should be renewed for only a six-month period in order to allow the matter to be resolved. ...
Fresh rail strikes announced for 30 May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 03:31:56 PM
....RMT members at Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Northern (Arriva Rail North) will walk out on 30 May. The 24-hour strike is the latest in a bitter dispute over staffing and plans to introduce new driver-operated-only (DOO) trains. ...
EU countries to decide on Singapore trade deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:52:08 AM
....Much commercial arbitration is shrouded in secrecy - and critics demand transparency. There is strong opposition to the system for settling disputes between investors and governments, called Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
.... In the absence of demonstrating real progress when it comes to reducing environmental impact, she says, providing innovative sustainable suppliers with support is “great PR for a company”. Ikea disputes such criticism of its latest investment. ...
Australian cricketers could strike over contract dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 08:21:57 AM
. Australian cricketers are "prepared to strike" if a contract dispute is not resolved, which could have an impact on the Ashes at the end of the year. ...
Smirnoff owner Diageo to pay HMRC £107m in 'Google tax' crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:54:14 PM
.... “Diageo does not believe that it falls within the scope of the new diverted profits tax regime,” it said in a statement. The dispute relates to profits that have been moved between the UK and the Netherlands, where Diageo employs 220 people. ...
Diageo told to pay £107m in extra tax in profits row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 04:49:21 PM
....The company does not expect the situation to have an effect on its tax for the current financial year to June, and expects the rate to be 21%. The dispute centres on profits that have been moved between the UK and the Netherlands. ...
CRUSADER: Credit card justice for stranded HOLIDAY-MAKERS image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 01:48:00 PM
.... It was a system glitch at the payment process end that had both given and then taken away from Michael, who had qualified under the rules all along. NewDay had raised the dispute for him with Mastercard. ...
Why the global markets are ignoring the global turmoil | Nouriel Roubini image
....In Asia, US or North Korean brinkmanship could precipitate a military conflict on the Korean peninsula. And China is continuing to engage in – and in some cases escalate – its territorial disputes with regional neighbours. ...
Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 02:59:06 PM
....Some experts think the market’s links to EU institutions may mean an exit is inevitable. “The government has not announced plans to leave the ETS, although disputes are handled by the European court of justice, which may be a red line,” said the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit thinktank. ...
Société Générale to pay £815m to settle Libyan lawsuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 01:57:33 PM
....The French bank Société Générale is to pay €963m (£815m) to settle a legal battle with the Libyan investment fund that dates back to the Gaddafi regime. A joint statement on Thursday announced the settlement just as the long-running dispute was due to be heard in a London court, where the Libyan Investment Authority was accusing SocGen of a “fraudulent and corrupt scheme” involving five trades that took place between 2007 and 2009. ...
MPs' report on FOBTs found to breach parliamentary standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:51:21 PM
....The ABB has said there is no evidence to suggest that FOBTs fuel problem gambling and argues that thousands of jobs would be lost, as well as millions of pounds due to the Treasury, if they are reined in. The dispute has led to accusations from addiction campaigners that the two sides of the industry are waging a propaganda war that is sidelining the needs of problem gamblers. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
....Hermes had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication. The growth of the gig economy has given rise to a series of legal disputes between workers and companies that seek to keep costs down by classifying them as something other than full employees. ...
How to resolve the FIVE most common property disputes image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:05:00 AM
....The Rights of Light Act 1959 states that if a property has received daylight for the last 20 years, you may be entitled to continue receiving that light. If so, present your neighbour with this information before worsening the dispute by attacking the tree, which could trigger a liability claim. ...
If Barclays CEO is shown the door, let it be for the right reason | Nils Pratley image
.... But the details of that supposed interference are sketchy and, in any case, the investment didn’t happen. Staley should probably have kept out altogether, and not exposed himself to any appearance of taking sides in other people’s commercial dispute. ...
Barclays chief clashes with private equity firm over family dispute image
. Barclays boss Jes Staley has incurred the wrath of one of the bank’s most powerful clients, private equity giant KKR, after backing his brother-in-law in a legal dispute with the buyout house. ...
Hundreds of IT contractors left unpaid as payroll company ceases trading image
....Plutus Payroll covers thousands of contractors, many of whom worked in IT in Canberra, and has operated for more than two years. It suspended trading this week owing to what it described as a “commercial dispute”, putting the pay of some of its customers in jeopardy. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Last month, Barclays advised that Whole Foods had experienced a “staggering” decline in foot traffic that it estimated at 3%, or roughly 14 million customers. Whole Foods has long been the butt of jokes for its prices – although it disputes it is more expensive than it rivals – and its bougie products. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
....But security analysts cracked the device's simple passwords and hacked its hardware and software. Defending itself, Nomx disputed the way the tests were done on its gadget. ...
Taylor Wimpey apologises in leasehold dispute image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:45:30 AM
. Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK's biggest housebuilders, has set aside £130m and apologised to home buyers in a dispute over sharply rising fees. ...
Trump won't scrap Nafta trade deal 'at this time' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:40:25 AM
....On Tuesday, the US lost a trade battle with the other Nafta signatory. The World Trade Organization ruled that Mexico could impose more than $160m (£125m) annually in sanctions against the US on commerce in tuna, capping a dispute dating back to 2008. ...
CBI warns against Brexit divorce bill row putting EU-UK trade ties at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:14:03 PM
. Business leaders will warn on Thursday that disputes over an EU divorce settlement worth “tens of billions of euros” risk jeopardising hundreds of billions worth of trade every year if they lead Brexit talks to collapse. ...
Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 07:47:50 PM
....Vienna prosecutors have named Airbus chief executive Tom Enders as one of the targets of a fraud investigation. The dispute stems from Austria's 2 billion-euro (£1. ...
Trump 'considering draft order to scrap Nafta' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:10:08 PM
....On Tuesday, the US lost a trade battle with the other Nafta signatory. The World Trade Organization ruled that Mexico could impose more than $160m (£125m) annually in sanctions against the US on commerce in tuna, capping a dispute dating to 2008. ...
Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:29:49 PM
.... . This is just the latest volley in the long-running lumber trade dispute between the two countries. ...
Can Donald Trump better renegotiate Nafta? Yes, by bringing back TPP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:44:58 AM
....Likewise, negotiators could boost environmental protections, such as measures to safeguard the oceans and provisions for enforcing bans on illegal logging and trade in endangered species. These additional protections could be backed up by a dispute-settlement process and threats of trade penalties that are as credible as those underpinning the resolution of ordinary mercantile disputes. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
....What do the leaks of unflattering email from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common? It’s the same thing that links the North Korean nuclear threat and terrorist attacks in Europe and the US: all represent the down sides of tremendously beneficial technologies – risks that increasingly demand a robust policy response. The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
.... Other companies did not return emails and calls for comment. A spokesman for the chamber disputed the companies that had left and their reasons for leaving but she declined to confirm which companies had stayed. ...

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