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Parliamentary motion calls on Sainsbury's to retain Fairtrade mark image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 04:04:44 PM
....”. The motion, which is backed by Conservatives including Peter Bottomley, Lib Dems including Jo Swinson, Labour MPs including Catherine McKinnell, as well as Plaid Cymru MP Hywel Williams, says: “This house deeply regrets the decision by the supermarket Sainsbury’s to drop the Fairtrade mark for its own-brand tea and develop its own certification scheme; notes that the Fairtrade Foundation is a respected organisation and part of a global network that strives to ensure that farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal for their produce. ...
The Tories must rein in Rupert Murdoch and block the Sky deal | Tom Watson image
. Rupert Murdoch wields enormous power through his global network of media companies, particularly in Australia, the US and the UK. ...
UK energy industry cyber-attack fears are 'off the scale' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 04:20:06 PM
.... However, he said the company had a strategy of repelling what it could, detecting what got through and then cleansing when cyber-attackers had breached defences. The World Energy Council, a global network of energy leaders, said cybersecurity in the energy sector had been high on the agenda of a security conference in Munich earlier this year. ...
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
.... Its power was guaranteed by an uninterruptible supply – only this one was, somehow, interrupted. For a brief but critical moment, the electricity to the servers was cut: and when it was restored, the inter-related systems guiding BA’s global network were thrown into meltdown. ...
Doing the legwork image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:55:41 AM
...."These days people want to do the activities they do at home when they are away," says Mr Paech, who adds that a large proportion of his customers are business travellers on tight schedules. With a franchise now open in Singapore, and one on the way in Melbourne, Mr Paech hopes to create a global network. ...
Brad Stone: ‘We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 08:00:18 AM
....What’s the best call Travis Kalanick has ever made?Surrendering in China in an expensive battle with local rival, Didi Chuxing. Last year Uber lost $2bn trying to win that market; Kalanick couldn’t bring himself to sacrifice his dream of building a truly global network. ...
Uber: the app that changed how the world hails a taxi image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....In Paris, they all stayed at a lavish apartment that Kalanick had found on the website VRBO. Camp was talking endlessly that week about Uber, but Kalanick had his own startup idea, which, considering everything that subsequently happened, was ironic: he was envisioning a company that would operate a global network of luxurious lodgings, identically furnished and separated into different classes, which could be leased via the internet. ...
Globalisation once made the world go around. Is it about to grind to a halt? image
....”. What’s the difference between Keynes’s Londoner sipping his tea and today’s Londoner slurping a latte while using a smartphone to buy something from Amazon? Sure, technology is faster and the global networks are more integrated. ...
A man for all seasons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 11:05:02 PM
...."I still participate in the approval process of the hotels we're building, aesthetics and architectural concepts, and changes occurring in the company - they still come across my desk for final approval," he says. In establishing a global network of hotels that have become a household name, Mr Sharp has never made his formula for success a secret. ...

Britain sent millions to African charity controlled by 'cult' whose leader is wanted by Interpol
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.... . Some staff pay as much as half of their annual salary to the group, which runs a global network of offshore companies and commercial ventures instead of aid projects as it claims. ...

Turkish foreign minister says purge of ambassadors next
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 01:53:46 PM
.... . Mr Gulen, 75, whose foundation runs a global network of schools, charities and media interests, has strongly denied the accusations. ...
HSBC starts laying off 840 IT staff in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 01:01:28 PM
....4bn. The bank announced its three-year restructuring plan last year, designed to pare back its sprawling global network by shutting underperforming businesses to improve earnings hurt by high compliance costs, fines and low interest rates. ...
Financial trader's plan for mast higher than the Shard suffers setback image
....The document also revealed that Vigilant was considering using helicopters to ferry equipment to the proposed site of its mast. Eric Bellerive, the director of global networks at Vigilant Global, said it was common practice for additional information to be requested on such large planning applications. ...
The tools being used in Latin America and the Caribbean to protect children online image
....Meanwhile, ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) develops technical tools for police, immigration officials, and other NGOs to help battle sexual exploitation of children in the region. The NGO also researches the roots of the problem in order to design targeted interventions, and as a global network, supports collaborative action. ...
How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven image
....Although “Panama is one of the world’s sleaziest tax havens, it is just part of a bigger global system”, says Shaxson. “The United Kingdom runs a global network of overseas territories and crown dependencies that includes some of the world’s biggest tax havens. ...
Hate networking? Perhaps you're doing it wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of April 2016 06:50:09 AM
....”. Emma Sexton is co-founder of Flock, a global network for entrepreneurs with over 300 members, which holds monthly meet-ups and international trade trips. ...
Mossack Fonseca: inside the firm that helps the super-rich hide their money image
.... The situation was serious, it said, but there was no way his name might get out. The email added: “Our commitment to our clients’ privacy has always been paramount, and in this regard your confidential information is stored in our state-of-the-art data centre, and any communication with our global network is handled through an encryption algorithm that complies with the highest world-class standards. ...
Financial traders clash over plans to build masts higher than Shard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 06:35:26 PM
....Securing a delay to Vigilant’s planning process would help NLN catch up, as the two firms slug it out to get their mast up first. Eric Bellerive, the director of global networks at Vigilant, said: “We are working with Dover district council, as the determining local authority, to respond to feedback from all parties following submission of the planning application and the public engagement programme. ...
HSBC shares slide after earnings image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 05:19:41 AM
....Last year, the bank announced thousands of job cuts, along with asset sales, as part of a major cost-cutting plan. The lender has a global network of more than 6,000 offices in 72 countries and territories and serves some 48 million customers, according to its website. ...
GPS error caused 'havoc' for companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 11:54:46 AM
.... . "One particular network we have, which is a global network, [was] seeing alarms from all over the place, all over the world. ...
Could a basic income solve the biggest challenge of the digital economy? | Andrew White image
.... The Democratic candidate in the 1972 US election, George McGovern, for example, proposed a “demogrant” of $1,000 a year for every American. Robert Reich, the labour secretary in Bill Clinton’s first presidential term, has also advocated a combination of minimum income, earnings insurance and a $60,000 nest egg for each citizen to cushion against the violent vicissitudes of the modern, global networked economy. ...
Games Workshop fails to weave its magic at Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 08:48:14 AM
....Related: Hook, line, and sinker: the best opening lines in children’s and young adult fiction. Sales fell at its global network of 430 shops, where customers can paint and play with figurines, while online sales increased 5. ...
Why protecting customers' data should trump profits every time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 01:05:03 AM
.... Rimmer warns against taking anyone’s claims at face value, however. “Remember that Google, Yahoo, Facebook and co were part of the global network initiative, saying they respected human rights and privacy, at the same time, as they were secretly dealing with the NSA in its dragnet mass surveillance,” Rimmer says. ...
Cambridge student tabloid raises $3m to take over the US image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 09:30:32 AM
. A student tabloid founded in Cambridge University has raised $3m (£2m) to fund its US expansion and build its global network of student reporters. ...
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Masabi raises $12m to destroy the paper ticket  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 6th of December 2015 07:21:22 PM
.... . Masabi, which has rolled out its hi-tech tickets in Boston, London and Athens and is soon to begin working in New York, will leverage MasterCard’s global network to help it break into new territories, founder Ben Whitaker told The Daily Telegraph. ...
How to make the world your oyster as an exporter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 03:44:35 PM
....The Legal Partners is a business and employment legal firm with specialist partners in Singapore, Malaysia and south China. First Law International is the Brussels-based hub for a global network of 70 plus independent, full-service national law firms known as FLI NET . ...
Candy Crush firm bought for $5.9bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 07:37:45 AM
....Video game publishers are switching from the physical sale of games to digital growth as consumers move from consoles to playing on smartphones and tablets. In a statement, Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick said: "With a combined global network of more than half a billion monthly active users, our potential to reach audiences around the world on the device of their choosing enables us to deliver great games to even bigger audiences than ever before. ...
My career has taught me women’s networks are crucial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 12:28:44 PM
.... Before I moved to the UK, I had coached and mentored both men and women, but these experiences drove me to focus on working with other women. In 2010, I became involved in an international women’s forum in the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO), the premier global network of chief executives. ...
Worms in the kitchen: how food waste could be solved by the humble invertebrate image
.... Of a dozen northern European municipalities surveyed by Guardian Sustainable Business, none use worms for municipal organic waste, though all encourage their residents to do so. A spokeswoman for C40, the global network of megacities fighting climate change, says she is not aware of any city involved in worm composting. ...
Fishing industry vows to tackle wildlife deaths from 'ghost gear' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 04:57:20 PM
.... Its fishermen are already involved in retrieving ghost gear and releasing marine animals from ghost gear as they come across it. For a small charity like Surfers Against Sewage, with limited resources but an army of volunteers angry about ocean waste, the chance to be part of a global network sharing best practice and contacts was a “no-brainer” says project manager Dom Ferris. ...
The barcode’s days are numbered image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 28th of August 2015 09:42:17 AM
....The bigger challenge remains gathering, storing and standardising the information in the first place, he said. According to Reuters, companies and groups such as the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global network of some 400 retailers and manufacturers from 70 countries, is now coordinating efforts to harmonise product data and labelling. ...
Carphone Warehouse hackers 'used traffic bombardment smokescreen' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 06:00:47 PM
.... . To mount a DDoS attack, a global network of hijacked computers, known as a botnet, is used to bombard the target computers with traffic, overloading them and potentially forcing them offline. ...
Bitcoin chief arrested in Japan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:34:07 AM
....That total amounts to about 7% of all the bitcoins in existence. Bitcoin is a virtual currency built around a complicated cryptographic protocol and a global network of computers that oversees and verifies which coins have been spent by whom. ...
Sun, sand, sea and circular economy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of July 2015 12:57:56 PM
.... Tourists don’t want the rigidity of hotels anymore, they want to feel like part of the furniture. Couchsurfing is a similar concept that boasts a global network of 10 million travellers in over 200,000 cities. ...
New business models and solutions through circular lighting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 04:30:14 PM
. Bruynzeel Storage Systems is a trendsetter in producing, advising and installing space-saving filing and storage solutions for offices, archives, museums and libraries, with a global network of distributors in 43 countries. ...
Vanishing act: how global auditor failed to spot theft of 15% of Moldova's wealth image
.... Moldova is already Europe’s poorest country. The theft was discovered in November 2014 at Unibank, Banca de Economii and Banca Sociala , which the Moldovan member of Grant Thornton, a global network of independent firms, has been auditing since 2010, 2011 and 2013 respectively. ...
UK fund aims to create the next Poldark image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:00:19 AM
.... . The venture will seek new talent involved in developing and producing original programmes that would benefit from distribution via Entertainment One’s global network, including its longstanding links to Hollywood. ...
Fyffes hikes profit forecasts as price rises bear fruit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of June 2015 07:15:18 AM
.... . The Dublin-based company is exposed to currency fluctuations through its global network and has been impacted by the weak euro and relatively strong dollar. ...
Using big data could alert us to risks in the food supply chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 10:38:07 AM
....Food production in these supply chains is often based on large numbers of small farmers, working on different types of land using different techniques. In other industries, such as automotive, there are global networks of information-sharing among players in supply chains which can result in significant cost reductions, reliability and sustainability benefits. ...
High-profile figures in business and finance named in the honours list image
.... The supermarket chain avoided the horsemeat scandal and has been involved in a campaign to donate surplus food to charities – any that is not fit for consumption goes to help create energy rather than to landfill sites. Carol Rosati, director at Harvey Nash and founder of Inspire, a global network for senior businesswomen, gets an OBE for services to women in business. ...
HSBC sets out choice between immeasurable differences image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of June 2015 07:24:43 PM
....The question is whether HSBC, even after its “pivot” towards Asia, will still be too big and too sprawling to be managed efficiently. Gulliver offered a robust defence of the model, arguing that $22bn of HSBC’s revenues can be attributed to its global network. ...
UK banks launch Fifa payment reviews image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 31st of May 2015 10:23:22 AM
....They weren't accused of anything - merely cited by the FBI as evidence of payments made by "co-conspirators" and the banks they used to funnel illicit wire transfers. Nonetheless Barclays, Standard Chartered and HSBC will be actively looking at all payments through their global networks which might be tied to the accused officials and Fifa in general. ...
The firm which can hire pop stars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of April 2015 11:04:41 PM
....Mr Cheatle, now 45, says: "Initially it was just Andrew and I, one laptop and a few Nokia mobile phones, wandering round London trying to sort things out for people. "Obviously we didn't have the global network of staff that we do now, so we didn't promise that we'd be good, just that we would try really hard. ...
Nokia confirms acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of April 2015 07:51:11 AM
. Nokia has confirmed it is acquiring the ailing French telecom company Alcatel-Lucent through a public exchange offer in France and the United States, in a bid to become a leading global networks operator. ...
Inmarsat to boost high-speed broadband after successful satellite launch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 1st of February 2015 06:19:17 PM
.... . “We believe that our new global network will power innovation, support economic development and help transform social services, from education to healthcare, in regions not adequately served – or not served at all – by terrestrial networks. ...
Heathrow offers a legacy worthy of the Victorians image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 31st of January 2015 04:36:43 PM
.... Heathrow is a national asset we need to protect. It's at the heart of a global network of arrivals, departures, transit passengers and cargo – supported by complex road and rail links. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:35:54 AM
....com, said: “Trainline has achieved a lot during our eight years working alongside Exponent to develop the business, and we are well positioned to capitalise on great growth opportunities driven by the systemic shift to online in rail and the step-change in mobile and e-fulfilment, as well as international opportunities. “In KKR we have found a partner that can support our expansion with capital, operational resources and access to its global network. ...
US firm buys Trainline.com image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:00:00 AM
.... Trainline chief executive Clare Gilmartin said: “We are well positioned to capitalise on great online and mobile growth opportunities. “In KKR we have found a partner that can support our expansion with capital, operational resources and access to its global network. ...
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WEF and Davos: A brief history image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 15th of January 2015 09:00:45 AM
.... . 2011: The Forum started a global network of people between the ages of 20 and 30 who have shown great potential for future leadership roles in society. ...
US merger talks send insurer Catlin soaring image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 18th of December 2014 12:00:00 AM
.... We see this transaction as deeply accelerating the strategies of both companies. “Specifically, the combined entity would be a leader in the global specialty and property catastrophe markets and would make greater and more efficient use of both companies’ global networks and infrastructure. ...
Grant Thornton chooses Sacha Romanovitch as its new chief executive image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of December 2014 10:55:09 AM
.... The firm bars chief executives from serving more than two terms of up to four years. Mr Barnes will become chairman of Grant Thornton International, the firm’s global network. ...
Standard Chartered to close up to 100 branches  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of November 2014 05:40:38 AM
....Standard Chartered will close up to 100 bank branches next year in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in an attempt to improve its profitability. The UK bank plans to cut about 8% of its global network of more than 1,200 branches to save $400m (£251m) a year. ...
'Tesco Law' rules relaxed to encourage more one-stop law shops image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 26th of October 2014 06:11:56 PM
.... The AA, Stobart Group and Admiral have also opened law practices under the rules. PwC won a licence for its legal practice in January, allowing it to directly own the firm that was already part of its wider global network of companies. ...
Nokia returns to profit after handset sale to Microsoft image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of October 2014 11:25:36 AM
....9%. Nokia, which ranks third in the global network-equipment market after Ericsson and Huawei, said it now expects the network unit's full-year margin to be slightly above 11%. ...
Monitise stock plunges as major shareholder Visa seeks exit image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of September 2014 09:50:54 AM
.... He said: "Monitise is a global, agnostic and interoperable mobile money network of unique scale and capability. We are honoured to have our ongoing alliance with Visa as we continue to develop and expand our global network. ...
Manchester City FC have plans for global brand domination image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of August 2014 05:00:39 AM
.... . Sceptics say that the recent signature of England star Frank Lampard, who will be loaned to Manchester City before joining the New York team for the 2015 season, is an example of using the new global network of clubs to bend the FFP rules. ...
Rupert Murdoch attacked by Channel 4 boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of August 2014 06:15:23 PM
.... “If Fox, Time Warner and Shine/Endemol all merge, how long before that would subsume Sky Europe, presumably all taking sensitive nuanced direction from a Murdoch in New York?” . “Our independent sector, built up and nurtured over decades, is being snapped up almost wholesale and acquired by global networks and sold by private equity investors at a faster rate than tickets to a public flogging of Jeremy Clarkson. ...
Dance firm’s exports progress in leaps and bounds image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of August 2014 06:58:00 PM
...."We have a huge stock. "Our objective has always been to building long term relationships, a global network,” says IDS chief executive Anne Walker. ...
Polo match networkers use horses to connect entrepreneurs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of June 2014 03:44:47 PM
.... If you understand the horse, you have a bridging point, to build a conduit between cultures. We want to create the best global network, to do anything we want. ...
Children's education is an attractive option for profit-with-purpose investors image
....Another example of innovative business approaches to social challenges is Third Space Learning, a provider of online maths support to schools across the UK, which recently secured £745,000 equity capital from investors. Third Space connects a global network of maths specialists, trained in the National Curriculum, to provide one-to-one support to students at risk of failure. ...
Heathrow airport's new Terminal 2 opens to passengers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 04:59:21 AM
.... . "Heathrow is one of the most important airports in United's global network, and T2 represents a huge improvement in the service and facilities we are able to provide to all our customers. ...
Info wars: why it's time for Google & Co to come clean image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of May 2014 05:04:00 PM
.... This was intended as an example of how consumer behaviour is changing the news, but might also point to how much social platforms and search engines influence how we find it. Besides Facebook's role in delivering news and opinion to a population that decreasingly goes straight to news sources, even Twitter – which has done more than any other platform to enable people to publish news straight to a vast global network – is finding itself under ever more pressure to remove increasing amounts of material from sensitive areas such as Ukraine and Pakistan, where last week the social platform agreed to remove "blasphemous" tweets. ...
Astra’s 'Shriti Vadera defence' is depriving investors of their proper choice image
.... In any case, it was well chosen for the first of the GREAT Festivals of Creativity, with others to follow later this year in Hong Kong and Shanghai. As the name implies, this is about promotion of Britain’s creative industries, about trade, exports, inward investment and the development of new global networks. ...
Voters have had enough of bloated and dysfunctional governments image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of May 2014 03:47:21 PM
.... Technology is the other big hope. In the private sector, the digital revolution has swept away hierarchies and unwieldy conglomerates, replacing them with looser, decentralised global networks. ...
Inmarsat offers free airline tracking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of May 2014 12:49:45 AM
....Inmarsat says the free service it is offering would carry definitive positional information. It would see a plane determine its location using GPS and then transmit that data - together with a heading, speed and altitude - over Inmarsat's global network of satellites every 15 minutes. ...
Google under fire from European media tycoon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of April 2014 01:20:24 PM

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