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.... Old £1 coins will be melted down to make new ones. Outer ring: gold-coloured, made from nickel-brass. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... If you give your money to someone you want to make sure they’re using it properly and can justify their actions back to you,” said Sarah Wilson, chief executive of investor advisory firm Manifest. “Power is handed over to a select few with the shareholders bearing considerable financial risk – remember those founders will be getting gold-plated pay schemes as well as their stock ownership. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The start of the tobacco marketing and selling season has brought in some much-needed hard currency to the Zimbabwean economy. The leaf is the country's second biggest export after gold and almost all of the annual crop goes to China, South Africa and Germany. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... French state-owned EDF, which is building two new reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset at a cost of £18bn, struck a subsidy contract with the government that will see it guaranteed twice the wholesale price of electricity for 35 years. The deal means Hinkley would be an “absolute goldmine” when operational, Atherton said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....co. uk expands: “The gold sovereign came into existence in 1489 under King Henry VII. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The new coins have been made at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, at a rate of three million per day. They have a gold-coloured outer ring and a silver-coloured inner ring and are based on the design of the old 12-sided threepenny bit, which went out of circulation in 1971. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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.... “Absolutely,” he replied. Viagogo’s rapid growth has also attracted some well-known investors, among them the golden couple of tennis, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Informal networks can help people get internships, jobs, they pass on information and influence legislation. Be it a certain Tunisian extended family and the market for smuggled gold, or the Bullingdon club and the market for male Conservative politicians, informal networks connect our society’s power structures and economic life. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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New £1 coin's 'hidden' security feature image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:40:11 PM
.... Old £1 coins will be melted down to make new ones. Outer ring: gold-coloured, made from nickel-brass. ...
New 12-sided £1 coin hits shops tomorrow edging out old round pound after 30 years image
.... . They have a gold-coloured outer ring and a silver-coloured inner ring and are based on the design of the old 12-sided threepenny bit, which went out of circulation in 1971. ...
New pound coin: £1 would be worth more than THREE times as much as original counterpart image
....The new coins have been made at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, at a rate of three million per day. They have a gold-coloured outer ring and a silver-coloured inner ring and are based on the design of the old 12-sided threepenny bit, which went out of circulation in 1971. ...
Snapchat 'will be bigger than Twitter, Yahoo and AOL with advertisers' image
.... If you give your money to someone you want to make sure they’re using it properly and can justify their actions back to you,” said Sarah Wilson, chief executive of investor advisory firm Manifest. “Power is handed over to a select few with the shareholders bearing considerable financial risk – remember those founders will be getting gold-plated pay schemes as well as their stock ownership. ...
Thought Mike Ashley was hard to work for? Meet Jennifer Hardy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:00:24 AM
....co. uk expands: “The gold sovereign came into existence in 1489 under King Henry VII. ...
Foreign companies flock to build nuclear plants in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... French state-owned EDF, which is building two new reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset at a cost of £18bn, struck a subsidy contract with the government that will see it guaranteed twice the wholesale price of electricity for 35 years. The deal means Hinkley would be an “absolute goldmine” when operational, Atherton said. ...
Viagogo: who runs it and who owns it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:03:57 PM
.... “Absolutely,” he replied. Viagogo’s rapid growth has also attracted some well-known investors, among them the golden couple of tennis, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. ...
Zimbabwe's cash-strapped tobacco farms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:34:10 PM
....The start of the tobacco marketing and selling season has brought in some much-needed hard currency to the Zimbabwean economy. The leaf is the country's second biggest export after gold and almost all of the annual crop goes to China, South Africa and Germany. ...
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From smugglers to supermarkets: the 'informal economy' touches us all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 11:13:18 AM
....Informal networks can help people get internships, jobs, they pass on information and influence legislation. Be it a certain Tunisian extended family and the market for smuggled gold, or the Bullingdon club and the market for male Conservative politicians, informal networks connect our society’s power structures and economic life. ...
New pound coin: 12-sided piece enters circulation NEXT week - here's what you need to know image
....The new coins have been made at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, at a rate of three million per day. They have a gold-coloured outer ring and a silver-coloured inner ring and are based on the design of the old 12-sided threepenny bit, which went out of circulation in 1971. ...
Asian shares drop as investors fear Trump won't deliver on promises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:59 AM
....Concerns about the Trump administration’s ability to push through key reforms and deliver on a promised fiscal boost turned share markets across the Asia Pacific region into a sea of red on Wednesday. As investors dumped risky assets and rushed to safe havens such as gold and government bonds, the worries were amplified by a strongly worded editorial in the Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday. ...
Low UK interest rates 'hurt productivity but saved jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:03:10 PM
...."As Olympic athletes have shown, marginal improvements accumulated over time can deliver world-beating performance. Applying those marginal gains to the population of UK companies could significantly improve UK living standards, even if those are harder to measure than gold medals," Mr Haldane said. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
. Jamie Oliver has struck a new multimillion-pound “golden handcuffs” deal with Channel 4, including a new TV series, that will tie him exclusively to the broadcaster for the next three years. ...
Rising food costs - what's that got to do with the price of Brexit? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 07:00:01 AM
.... Who says these folk don’t have a sense of humour?. When it was founded by Stuart Wheeler in the 1970s, the Investors Gold Index allowed punters to bet on the price of gold bullion at a time when you could get banged up for buying the real thing. ...
What a £1 coin could have made since 1983 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:03:18 PM
.... . This investment in shares would outstrip investing in gold, which would have had a real value of £1. ...
Student digs in Britain giving first-class returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:40:59 PM
....One specialist developer of student accommodation laid on a golf day at a course just outside the resort town in the south of France to entertain wealthy prospective backers. While more traditional property assets have been hit by tax rises, more regulation and uncertainty surrounding Brexit, big investors including multinational investment banks and overseas pension funds have identified student housing as a goldmine that can generate big and predictable profits. ...
Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:08:09 AM
. A hoard of gold discovered hidden inside an old piano has been revealed to be a collection of sovereign coins. ...
Anglo American soars as billionaire buys 12% stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 09:20:01 AM
....2% to 878p. Other mining companies including Antofagasta, Fresnillo, BHP Billiton and Randgold Resources also posted strong gains to help lead the London market to a new record high on Thursday. ...
Bye round pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:04:47 PM
....Is this the food that's making us fat?. The new £1 coin is about the the same size as the old one but has 12 edges and is gold and silver. ...
Unilever chief calls for tougher takeover safeguards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 07:14:02 PM
.... Under existing laws, it can only step in when a deal threatens national security, media plurality and ownership, and financial stability. For example, it holds a "golden share" in Rolls-Royce and BAE, two UK strategic defence and aerospace companies. ...
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer could land $23m payout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:22:07 PM
....This could trigger Ms Mayer's severance payment, which consists of $3m in cash and the rest in stock. Ms Mayer is entitled to the "golden parachute" payment if she is fired without cause by Yahoo. ...
Vibrator maker ordered to pay out C$4m for tracking users' sexual activity image
....In addition, data is collected and sent back to Standard Innovation, letting the company know about the temperature of the device and the vibration intensity – which, combined, reveal intimate information about the user’s sexual habits. The flaws with the We-Vibe sex toy were first revealed at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas in 2016 by New Zealand-based hackers “goldfisk” and “follower”. ...
UK shares lifted by takeover news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:09:59 AM
....". The benchmark FTSE 100 closed 24 points higher at 7,367, with mining shares helping to pull the index higher after the price of copper and gold rose. ...
Rags to revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:14 AM
. The Gutenberg printing press - invented in the 1440s by Johannes Gutenberg, a goldsmith from Mainz in Germany - is widely considered to be one of humanity's defining inventions. ...
Budget 2017: Chancellor announces North Sea help image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:29:53 PM
....A lot of fields aren't now making enough money for those oil majors and they want rid. But there are new kids on the block with the skills and commitment to produce the last few drops of black gold who would consider buying fields and keeping them going. ...
Patagonia and The North Face: saving the world – one puffer jacket at a time image
.... The Grateful Dead played at the opening, and there was a fashion show featuring Joan Baez and her sister, the late singer and activist Mimi Fariña. In Southern California, Chouinard, who was among the pioneers of what has since become known as the “golden age of Yosemite climbing”, had begun making his own equipment in the late 1950s. ...
In the Vauxhall towns, workers view PSA takeover with unease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 06:59:58 PM
.... He used to work at Vauxhall and says his main concern when he heard the news was whether pensions would be protected. “I worked there between 1965 and 1975 before taking the golden handshake [redundancy] and going to work on the rigs,” he says. ...
New pound coin enters circulation THIS month: How to get the 12-sided edition first image
. Britain's only all gold-coloured coin will start to be phased out from service when its replacement is released on March 28. ...
Has wearable tech had its day? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
....And yet the wearables market has had a rollercoaster ride in recent months. This time last year analysts were making multi-billion dollar forecasts for the developers of health trackers and smartwatches, and Apple was boldly selling a $10,000 gold edition of the Apple Watch. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
.... In December alone, the film sector accounted for half of all growth in the key services sector – which accounts for 80% of the British economy – because of box-office takings from UK-made Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The TV production industry is enjoying a golden age of investment, with deep-pocketed new arrivals such as Netflix pouring money into big-budget shows including £100m royal series The Crown. ...
Bitcoin value tops gold for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:16:15 AM
. A unit of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has exceeded the value of an ounce of gold for the first time. ...
REVEALED: Winners and losers of Bank of England's money-printing programme  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:57:00 PM
.... Property, as measured by the Nationwide house price index, have returned 38. 2 per cent since over the eight years, while gold has delivered 56. ...
All change: how the Royal Mint is making the new 12-sided £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:41:18 PM
....Its bimetallic construction is similar to the existing £2 coin. The outer ring is gold-coloured nickel-brass and the inner ring is silver-coloured nickel-plated alloy. ...
‘Housing should be seen as a human right. Not a commodity’ | Patrick Butler image
.... Many subsidise it through tax breaks and bank bailouts, while simultaneously slashing public spending on social housing programmes. Others openly encourage it, offering rich individual foreign investors citizenship (“golden visas”) in return for property investment. ...
Australia Post CEO says he feels sorry for Pauline Hanson over pay controversy image
.... He told the committee he structured his departure as a resignation so it would not trigger a termination payment. “There’s no golden handshake, there’s no watch, I hope I’ll get a stamp though,” he quipped. ...
Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....Its bimetallic construction is similar to the existing £2 coin. The outer ring is gold-coloured (nickel-brass) and the inner ring is silver-coloured (nickel-plated alloy). ...
The Crusader: How to keep travel insurance fit for your purpose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:43:00 PM
.... . The golden rules for those with medical conditions Which? advises are:. ...
Is YOUR pound coin worth £50? Check your change NOW for valuable designs image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:10:00 PM
. The gold-coloured coins have been around for more than 30 years and at their peak around 2. ...
Business rate rises: government warns of 'campaign of half-truths' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:22:16 AM
....“If we are anything in the Conservative party, we should be the party of business and commerce,” he said. “And we’ve put huge burdens on to the private sector which they are bearing and still delivering the highest economic growth in the G7 and I think we have to be very careful not to kill the golden goose. ...
Savers need a balancing act to beat inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:00:31 AM
.... The Brexit vote and Trump election drove demand to a four-year high in 2016 as pension funds and other institutional investors piled in. “Because it pays no interest, savers often overlook the precious metal assuming it’s only for active traders or wealthy investors,” says Adrian Ash, head of research at gold broker BullionVault. ...
ISA allowance: If I don't use this year's allowance, can I carry it over to next year? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 04:42:00 PM
.... . Adrian Lowcock, investment director at Architas, said: “The golden rule for any investor – new and experienced – is to always take advantage of your annual tax wrappers such as an ISA. ...
Diamond rings sparkle for the internet dating generation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 01:39:04 PM
....The group has access to about 400,000 stones, but only a fraction of this is held as stock helping to keep costs down. The jewellery is made to order with most of the gold and platinum rings cast at a firm based in Birmingham and then fitted with diamonds in the London workshop. ...
Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:25:57 PM
....The oil and gas lobby group has successfully portrayed Cardin-Lugar as another bit of excessive bureaucracy that will put American companies at a competitive disadvantage. Other countries will not insist on gold-plating anti-corruption rules in such a way, it has insisted. ...
Golf diplomacy: Japan's Abe hopes for strokes of genius to seal Trump trade pact image
....This weekend’s talks are the culmination of an Abe charm offensive that began with a meeting with the then president-elect at Trump Tower in New York in November, during which the two men laid the foundations for their “golf diplomacy”. Trump gave Abe a golf shirt; the prime minister reciprocated with a $3,700 gold-coloured golf club. ...
What is an ISA? How to save money with an ISA? Advice and tips image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:00:00 PM
.... . He said: “The golden rule for any investor – new and experienced – is to always take advantage of your annual tax wrappers such as an ISA or SIPP. ...
Germany: Greece must implement reforms or leave the eurozone - business live image
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The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... By the end of the 1970s, 99 organisations were generating projections for the UK economy. Forecasting had become a numerical alchemy: turning base human assumptions and frailty into the marketable gold of rigorous-seeming science. ...
If we’re going to tackle the evils of renting, at least do it properly | Penny Anderson image
.... The freedom to paint walls, and change the curtains. Banishing a life spent living as I once did in a home where the landlord had installed a mirror in a tacky gold frame then painted around it so removal left an unsightly gap. ...
Universities minister announces sale of student loan book image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 03:28:59 PM
.... “Why should it keep the loans for ever on its books? Why shouldn’t the demand of pension funds for long-term income streams be satisfied if there are no clear losers?” he asked. But Hillman raised concerns about whether the sale would result in taxpayers getting value for money, saying: “We saw in Gordon Brown’s sale of the government’s gold and also in Vince Cable’s sale of Royal Mail how hard that is to achieve and how controversial it can be if the price paid comes to seem too low. ...
Farewell, American Apparel. Your moment has passed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Hotpants, mesh vests, even on a rainy Tuesday they pushed the amateur choreographer look hard. You could even buy lens-less glasses which, when worn with a gold leotard, gave the appearance of a confident person debating the politics of raunch culture. ...
Is Ticketclever the way to put rail fares back on track? We find out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 07:01:22 AM
....30am Monday to Friday, or any time at weekends. The gold card trick. ...
Falling DVD sales put boot into profits at Sony Pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:16:33 PM
.... It is long-term factors that have underpinned the decision by Sony Corp, which bought Columbia in the mid-80s, to write down the film unit’s value. Those factors include a golden era for TV programming. ...
Demand for gold hits four-year high after Brexit and Trump votes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:14:45 AM
. The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump drove global demand for gold to a four-year high in 2016, as pension funds and other institutional investors piled into the precious metal while higher prices put consumers off jewellery purchases. ...
TalkTalk hoping for rapid results as Dunstone gets his hands dirty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:29:32 PM
.... It is the safe thing to do, and Dunstone can afford to take some upfront financial pain for greater long-term gain. In the 1980s and 1990s, the retail industry’s golden years, Sir Ken Morrison, who has died aged 85, was king. ...
Power tools and sausage sizzles: meet the new Aussie face of Homebase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:11:27 PM
....On Sunday Davis gave suppliers and workers’ families the first glimpse of Bunnings debut store and he says the feedback was positive – even from the suppliers, who are “pretty hard-nosed buggers”. One of the badges on Davis’s bib is a gold hammer that celebrates a career milestone 20 years ago when a Bunnings store delivered a bumper profit. ...
Smoot and Hawley, the ghosts of tariffs past, haunt the White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:00:23 PM
. Can Donald Trump hear them? Alone in the Oval Office in the wee dark hours, illuminated by the glow of his Twitter app, can the president detect whispering voices? Does he feel the sudden chill flowing from those freshly hung gold drapes? It is the shades of Smoot and Hawley. ...
Hard times for luxury Swiss watches as sales drop 10% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:48:05 PM
....The federation said sales in Hong Kong and China have fallen by 25% and 22% respectively in the four years since the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, announced a campaign against rampant corruption that he said threatened to “doom the party and the state”. Philippe Pegoraro, the federation’s lead economist, said the sales decline was most severe among the most expensive watches, which are often worth much more than their weight in gold and are less conspicuous to transport. ...
Star Wars and Trainspotting sequels help UK film production break records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:43:34 PM
.... Only three actors are up for Academy awards: Dev Patel for adoption weepie Lion; Andrew Garfield for war epic Hacksaw Ridge; and Naomie Harris, who plays a crack-addicted mother in acclaimed drama Moonlight. Only Harris is felt to be in with a chance of going home with gold on 26 February. ...
Gucci owner gets teeth into snakeskin market with python farm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 02:47:46 PM
....All the group’s brands, which include Stella McCartney and Balenciaga, are developing action plans and 10% of their chief executives’ annual bonus will be dependent on them meeting sustainability promises. The company has been piloting a number of other ideas, including using only ethically-mined gold and heavy-metal-free leather tanning, and is now aiming to use more of these materials. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
....Business leaders welcomed the concept of an industrial strategy but accused the government of missing an opportunity to improve productivity in Britain, which lags behind other developed economies. Stephen Ibbotson, director of business at the ICAEW, which represents chartered accountants, said: “A golden opportunity has been missed to provide a solution to the UK’s productivity puzzle and this is just one example of the significant lack of detail in the industrial strategy overall. ...
If Brexit Britain is to survive, Theresa May must get industry right | Matthew d’Ancona image
.... In this regard, Clark has been much influenced by the speeches of Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, who has addressed himself to the significant impact that targeted action can make upon the efficiency of production. Intriguingly, ministers have also been examining the achievements of sports technology, and the extent to which (for instance) tiny changes in technique, uniform and engineering in cycling have yielded Olympic golds. ...
Scots can enjoy the best of exchange rates | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 06:39:24 PM
....Henry MaltBythorn, Cambridgeshire. • A staple in our house on Weetabix in the 1950s (Letters, 16 January) was margarine (butter wasn’t an option) and golden syrup. ...
Mining firm hopes to extract lithium from Cornwall's hot springs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 11:00:43 AM
.... “This is a new type of mining but it is mining. Hopefully lithium will be the new gold in them there hills. ...
'Hard Brexit' fears hit pound and Asian stocks ahead of Theresa May's speech image
....Gold was helped by the heightened risk aversion stemming from Brexit and uncertainty over Trump’s plans. Spot gold was $1,203. ...
Hamilton West End tickets appear on resale sites despite anti-tout measures image
....Less than two hours after tickets for the London run went on early sale, Viagogo listed several tickets at between £999 and £2,500 each, rising to nearly £3,000 once VAT and the company’s booking fee were included. Tickets for Hamilton on Broadway were like gold dust after rave reviews prompted unprecedented advance box office sales, and Michelle Obama proclaimed it “the best art I have ever seen in my life”. ...
Politicians have ignored the working class for too long | Phil McDuff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 10:00:20 AM
.... They know how increasingly difficult life has become since 2007. People whose “careers” are a treadmill of stints at call centres and warehouses watched the people who crashed the economy into the side of a cliff in 2007 get rewarded with golden parachutes. ...
The new retirement: how an ageing population is transforming Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 08:07:13 AM
.... What do those in their 60s to mid-70s, who have pensions and properties and perhaps three decades of life still ahead of them think? But also those in their 50s and 60s, whose pensions have been eroded and benefits whittled away, and who might not be on the housing ladder? What if you’re in your 30s and barely able to pay your rent, let alone save for a retirement that may not ever arrive?. Help us understand and analyse the lives, challenges and delights of a period of life that was once referred to as the golden years but is now a more complex picture. ...
Norway’s $885bn-nil advantage in Britain’s sea of social troubles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:51:15 PM
....The result is that Norway has amassed $885bn (£727bn) – easily enough to cope with the cost of looking after a population of 5 million as it ages. In Britain, by contrast, the NHS is at breaking point, the social care system is struggling to cope and there is no pot of gold to pay for the healthcare and nursing fees of the baby boomer generation as it advances into old age. ...
Let’s move to Streatham, south-west London: forget what you know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:30:01 PM
.... It’s worked. The neighbourhood’s golden ages have left it with homes high on its hill that’d be the envy of Hampstead, but without the snobbery. ...
Malta accused of being tax haven as it takes EU presidency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 08:00:14 AM
....Tax campaigners are questioning whether Malta has the political will to push this agenda, pointing out that the government does not mention tax in its presidency priorities. Sven Gielgold, a German Green MEP who campaigns on taxation, told the Guardian the study showed Malta was a tax haven, according to EU criteria. ...
Cash car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:21:21 AM
.... . As part of the fun, there are fancy dress outfits in the boot to match The Italian Job film theme, along with a crowbar and a bar of (imitation) gold. ...
FTSE 100 index closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:35:43 AM
.... This back-pedalling has done nothing to reverse the decline in the pound," she said. The biggest risers were Glencore, Randgold, BAT, Imperial Brands and Sage group. ...
Brexit wasn’t a ‘Michael Fish moment’: but economics does need to change image
....Bankers insist that the bonus season is not what was it before the 2008 crisis. Then they got their payouts in lump sum cash amounts or, going back 20 years or so, in gold bars to take the sting out of taxes​. ...
Productivity gap yawns across the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:13:07 PM
....What are the odds that the best-qualified and most competent person in the world to run a business just happens to be the son or daughter of the current boss? . As one economist has put it, this is like selecting the children of previous gold medallists to be members of the country's next Olympic team, rather than picking the best athletes. ...
Crash 'was crisis moment for economists' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:13:41 PM
.... . Referring to Mr Haldane's remarks on Friday, as "Michael Fish" continued to trend on Twitter, the weatherman tweeted: "I reckon that Andrew Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, owes me a gold bar or two!". ...

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