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....The inventor said he was announcing the extent of his plans after Dyson’s ambition to develop a new form of battery-powered car was accidentally disclosed in a government document last year. Clues to the direction of travel had come when Dyson, which made its name with the bagless vacuum cleaner and later its “airblade” hand dryers, announced an investment of £1bn in battery technology last year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... We’ll leave the two sides’ lawyers to chew over the details of the incident and ask a different question. How is that the AA, which ought to be the model of a dull and reliable investment, has performed so dreadfully for shareholders?. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... This is despite the economy posting its lowest levels of unemployment since the mid-1970s. Set against a backdrop of disappointing economic news, the sharp language used by the Bank this month to signal a potential hike in the “coming months” is surprising, according to analysts at the investment bank Goldman Sachs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The US business organisation added that the initiatives had been floated by Brussels last week without any assessment of the impact and that they “could both harm the competitiveness of the EU and jeopardise international efforts to tackle tax issues if they are not subject to very broad multilateral agreement”. A statement said: “Turnover taxes, as proposed by some member states, can substantially reduce the amount of company profits available for investment and reinvestment, with a negative effect on jobs and growth. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Newcastle United and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley’s personal investment firm’s profits nearly halved last year after a difficult period for both of his main assets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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The AA should be a reliable runner – but it's dented by £2.7bn of debt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of September 2017 06:07:10 PM
.... We’ll leave the two sides’ lawyers to chew over the details of the incident and ask a different question. How is that the AA, which ought to be the model of a dull and reliable investment, has performed so dreadfully for shareholders?. ...
Mike Ashley firm’s profits nearly halve as Newcastle ticket sales dip image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of September 2017 05:22:53 PM
. Newcastle United and Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley’s personal investment firm’s profits nearly halved last year after a difficult period for both of his main assets. ...
James Dyson to invest £2.5bn on 'radically different' electric car image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of September 2017 04:02:58 PM
....The inventor said he was announcing the extent of his plans after Dyson’s ambition to develop a new form of battery-powered car was accidentally disclosed in a government document last year. Clues to the direction of travel had come when Dyson, which made its name with the bagless vacuum cleaner and later its “airblade” hand dryers, announced an investment of £1bn in battery technology last year. ...
EU tax crackdown on tech giants will damage growth, US body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of September 2017 02:16:59 PM
....The US business organisation added that the initiatives had been floated by Brussels last week without any assessment of the impact and that they “could both harm the competitiveness of the EU and jeopardise international efforts to tackle tax issues if they are not subject to very broad multilateral agreement”. A statement said: “Turnover taxes, as proposed by some member states, can substantially reduce the amount of company profits available for investment and reinvestment, with a negative effect on jobs and growth. ...
Labour's PFI pledge would be expensive – but isn't a blank cheque | Larry Elliott image
....The private finance initiative was the live now, pay later method of building hospitals, schools and other bits of public infrastructure. Governments that were short of cash could get companies to put up the cost of shiny new investment and pay the money back in instalments over many decades. ...
Labour pledge to bring PFI contracts in-house alarms business leaders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 12:16:33 PM
....Later, at a sometimes testy evening fringe event at the conference, McDonnell and Fairbairn clashed in person over Labour’s plans, with the CBI head saying she feared that a “major state intervention agenda” with policies such as nationalisation, rising corporation tax and a maximum wage could exacerbate uncertainty arising from Brexit. She said: “That is the question: how you square the commitment around investment, which we share, with this apparent dampening and chilling effect on entrepreneurship, on business and investors? And the world is watching. ...
Aldi's UK profits drop for third successive year despite growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 10:32:14 AM
....”. He said sales at established stores had risen strongly and “reaccelerated” this year, partly as a result of investment to keep prices down, though he would not give a figure. ...
UK chip maker Imagination bought for £550m by China-backed tech firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 08:13:52 AM
....Imagination said it had talked to a number of potential purchasers, adding that there may be another takeover offer from an second unnamed bidder. The deal agreed with Canyon Bridge excludes Imagination’s US unit MIPS, which is being sold to Tallwood Venture Capital, a Palo Alto-based investment group, for $65m. ...
Deliveroo valuation hits £1.5bn after food delivery firm raises new funds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of September 2017 04:11:27 PM
.... A group of 20 British riders is seeking compensation in a similar employment tribunal case. The new investment has also been unveiled just days after it emerged that the Deliveroo founder, Will Shu, handed himself a 22. ...
People’s Trust fund aims for long-term and sustainable wealth creation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of September 2017 06:00:37 AM
. An investment fund that promises to break the mould of City short-termism and aims to make gains of 7% a year is to open for small investors able to put in as little as £500. ...
Brexit isn’t a new Black Wednesday. It’s far darker than that image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of September 2017 06:00:37 AM
....Here we come to the nub of the crisis, induced by our so-called leaders’ lame acceptance of a referendum result so close that Nigel Farage would have demanded another vote if it had gone the other way. While so much of the publicity seems to be devoted to the cost of the “exit bill”, the real cost lies with all the uncertainty that the prospect of Brexit has provoked: vital economic actors are leaving town and country; investment and trade are suffering; and a divided, second-rate government, which is making a false show of unity, continues to live in a fantasy world where we can enjoy all the benefits of the largest trading group in the world and none of the responsibilities. ...
Cancellations and staffing crises – is Ryanair losing height at last? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 03:00:19 PM
.... “There’s always a risk with a high-profile chief executive, but he is someone who understands operational detail. “He’s very well-regarded by the investment community. ...
Transport chaos looms as rail unions widen strikes over driver-only trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 03:00:19 PM
....”. The heyday for UK rail industry investment, which came after the Labour government created Network Rail from the ashes of Railtrack, is a distant era. ...
Factory orders fall due to rising import costs and Brexit uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 05:40:43 PM
....The Bank of England has nevertheless said it is likely to raise interest rates at its next meeting on 2 November in the expectation that full employment will raise wage rates and keep inflation above its 2% target next year. Bank chiefs have forecast that stronger exports will help offset weaker business investment and uncertain consumer demand. ...
Deliveroo boss Will Shu gives himself 22.5% rise amid battle over riders' pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 05:21:52 PM
....5m on legal fees, partly because of the food delivery firm’s battle over pay and conditions for its thousands of couriers. Shu, a former investment banker who set up Deliveroo from his London flat in 2013, increased his salary to £124,999 and handed out close to £4. ...
Bankrupt Lehman Brothers profits from Formula One sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:31:10 PM
....Creditors of Lehman Brothers are on track for a turbocharged windfall after the collapsed bank announced it is selling its stake in Nasdaq-listed Formula One auto racing, giving it a payout of $1. 5bn from a $300m investment. ...
New figures reveal scale of controversial leasehold homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 01:17:20 PM
....“We believe the government should go much further, and set out a plan to abolish the leasehold system over time. There are no redeeming qualities to the leasehold system, which is so complex and confusing to the public that partial reforms will mean it will remain a vehicle for unscrupulous landlords and investment companies to unfairly make money from homeowners. ...
UK budget deficit narrows as shoppers boost VAT receipts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:40:03 AM
....“This suggests that the chancellor should have room for some easing of austerity in his budget in November. This could involve extra money for priorities such as the NHS, social care, housing and infrastructure investment as well as some further relaxation of the public sector pay cap,” he said. ...
Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for $1bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 04:05:42 AM
....Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive, to run its hardware division. “For Google, this agreement further reinforces its commitment to smartphones and overall investment in its emerging hardware business,” the search giant said in a statement. ...
B&Q owner Kingfisher won't let its European DIY firms do their own thing | Nils Pratley image
.... There are three big plants here – Port Talbot in south Wales, Ijmuiden in the Netherlands and Duisburg in Germany. Current commitments to all three are being maintained, but internal competition for long-term investment will only intensify. ...
Mitie Group may cut 480 jobs as clean-up costs rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 04:22:00 PM
....6% down at 257p. “Higher cost expectations are tied to higher cost to serve, overheads, and investments in the connected workspace. ...
Why you should check your finances before getting married in later life image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 09:31:00 AM
.... . Partners come with financial baggage in the form of pensions, property and investments, which must be handled carefully. ...
UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 09:00:02 AM
. Italy, France and Germany will grow faster than Britain next year as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on consumer confidence and deter much-needed business investment, according to the latest economic forecasts by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. ...
Tata Steel to merge European operations with ThyssenKrupp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 07:49:04 AM
.... This would create the second biggest steel business in Europe, which could deliver significant benefits for the UK. “As always, the devil will be in the detail and we are seeking further assurances on jobs, investment and future production across the UK operations. ...
Businesses on the couch: the co-founders  in couples' therapy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 06:00:39 AM
.... A co-founder is another committed financial partner and someone who is likely to bring a vitally different skillset and will be a source of support when the going gets tough. Research by the Kauffman Foundation in the US suggests that co-founder teams can attract 30% more investment and can increase their customer base more quickly, improving business survival rates. ...
Government backs tighter rules on takeover of UK companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 06:21:29 PM
. Bidders for UK stock market listed companies must lay out more detailed plans for their target, including location of its head office and research and development investment, under proposed rules put forward by the takeover watchdog and backed by the government. ...
Lloyd’s of London firm moves European base to Dublin over Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 03:48:56 PM
....It is thought that initially fewer than 100 XL posts will be created in Dublin, where the Bermuda-registered company has operated since 1990. The Irish minister for business, enterprise and innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, said on Tuesday it was making “strenuous efforts to ensure the right conditions” were created in Ireland for continued investment across the financial services sector. ...
Why were HBOS auditors cleared? We need a full explanation | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 02:52:10 PM
.... These proposals are miles away from radical ideas such as re-setting voting rights to favour long-term investors. And business secretary Greg Clark’s policies to address “national security concerns that can arise from foreign investment” are awaited. ...
Robots 'could take 4m UK private sector jobs within 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 10:34:36 AM
....The report also warns that increasing automation could deepen economic inequality and “demographic biases could become further entrenched”. It argues that to avoid this policymakers should take control of the development of the technology by creating an ethical framework to guide the behaviour of AI and to encourage investment in “benevolent technology that enriches the worker experience”. ...
Ministers launch group to help boost green business investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 05:28:07 PM
....A new group led by investors and leading figures from the City of London has been brought together by the government to draw up measures to encourage “green finance” in the UK. The Green Finance Taskforce will have six months to come up with proposals on how to increase investment in the low-carbon economy and will work with banks and other financial institutions. ...
Made.com founder: 'We want to be the new Ikea' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... In 2015 we secured $60m (£38m) of funding for the business [from Partech Ventures and Fidelity Growth Ventures]. As a business we have always been very cash efficient – so that [£38m investment] is probably enough for the foreseeable future. ...
Airbus launches internal corruption investigation after Guardian exposé image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of September 2017 04:42:22 AM
....A secret agreement, however, granted Airbus the right to buy the UAE businessman out at any time, effectively seizing control of the company. In exchange, the businessman received a generous annual dividend equivalent to 20% of his total investment. ...
South Wales aluminium factory to manufacture low-emission taxi image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 11:01:53 PM
.... The reopening brings back the same number of jobs over the next five years as were lost in the closure. The investment, which is also backed by £550,000 from the Welsh government, comes at a time when manufacturers face growing uncertainty over Brexit. ...
Why you should invest your money both in Britain and overseas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 01:55:00 PM
....NICE SPREAD. Chase de Vere certified financial planner Patrick Connolly says the largest chunk of your investments should be in your home country, as this is familiar territory and you also avoid foreign currency risk: “You should then balance it with a blend of overseas stock market funds, combined with other asset classes such as cash, bonds and property. ...
What will justify an interest rate rise in November? | Richard Partington image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 01:38:31 PM
....Dimitri Zenghelis, a former head of economic forecasting at the Treasury, argued in August last year for such a package, and his reasoning remains valid now. He argued that such a spending programme could help to bridge any shortfall in investment by businesses facing the uncertainty of Britain leaving Europe. ...
Former BHS owner could face fine if the charges stick image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 17th of September 2017 09:31:18 AM
.... Last March, the company reported its fifth consecutive year of losses amid weak demand for its clothes, store closures and competition in the sector. Sports Direct bought out activist investors, including Gatemore Capital Management – a London-based hedge fund that had an 8% stake – and OTK, an investment firm that owned about 7%, to add to its existing 11% stake. ...
Don’t dismiss bankers' predictions of a bitcoin bubble – they should know image
. When the boss of Wall Street’s biggest bank calls a bubble, the world inevitably sits up and listens, albeit with a sense of historically weighted irony: of course an investment bank boss would spot disaster after his industry presided over the last one. ...
Mortgage alert: Interest rates will rise FOUR times by end of 2018, economists forecast  image
.... "And our forecast is for rates to rise a further three times next year, as the economy performs better than the MPC’s forecasts currently envisage. "The group believes the economy is at a turning point where trade and business investment will increase over the coming months, prompting rising inflation and further rate hikes from the Bank. ...
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 03:00:15 PM
....To the delight of many, nonetheless, Tsipras, the man who set Europe ablaze with Marxist ideology and anti-austerity rage back in the heady days of January 2015, is becoming more pragmatic by the day. The 42-year-old’s embrace of the free-market policies he once abhorred was cemented last Sunday, when he announced that he would personally oversee the foreign investment drive now viewed as key to curing the curse of Greece’s unemployment rate. ...
Blue Bottle Coffee sells to Nestlé – so has it sold out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 11:00:10 AM
....For Nestlé, the acquisition of Blue Bottle adds to its multi-billion coffee holdings that includes Nestle and Nespresso and comes during a period of consolidation in the specialist coffee market. In 2015, Stumptown Coffee Roasters was sold to JAB Holdings, while La Colombe received investment from Chobani yogurt pioneer Hamdi Ulukaya. ...
How photography became the hottest new investment choice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... Even the boom in classic cars has stalled, with Ferrari prices in reverse by 10% last year. But Coutts said photography has emerged as the hottest new investment for the very well-off. ...
Bitcoin value plummets after China orders trading in currency to cease image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 04:52:30 PM
....Bitcoin is the first, and the biggest, "cryptocurrency" – a decentralised tradable digital asset. Whether it's a bad investment is the $70bn question (literally, since that's the current value of all bitcoins in existence). ...
Writing off student debt cheaper than claimed, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 04:40:20 PM
....The calculations come as parliament’s education select committee announced it is to hold hearings next month on value for money in higher education, including the controversial issue of high pay among vice-chancellors and senior academics. “We want to examine to what extent the individual student and the taxpayer receives value for money for this considerable financial investment,” said Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP who chairs the committee. ...
Driving force: are electric cars crowding out traditional engines? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 01:35:15 PM
....The issue of the limited charging point infrastructure is cited by many carmakers at Frankfurt as a barrier to electric car takeup. Steven Armstrong, Ford’s president in Europe, said investment was needed in ageing infrastructure. ...
KPMG chiefs in South Africa quit amid Bell Pottinger scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 12:21:12 PM
....”. Separately, it has emerged that Heather Kerzner, the fiancee of London-based Bell Pottinger’s ex-chief executive James Henderson, has hired lawyers to investigate how to get back some of her significant investment in the PR firm. ...
Don’t let the bankers fool you: bitcoin is here to stay | Dominic Frisby image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 11:25:21 AM
....” If bitcoin becomes a threat to government tax revenue, the law will move in on the companies and individuals operating in the space. But given the multibillion-dollar investment that has gone in, the US government would have the most almighty legal fight on its hands if it tries to make bitcoin illegal. ...
UN report attacks austerity budgets for growing inequality image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 06:00:52 PM
....Austerity budgets adopted by governments across the world since the 2008 financial crash are to blame for undermining the job security of millions of workers and threatening the progress made by women in the workplace, according to a UN report. The threat to jobs from the growing use of robots and artificial intelligence has been exacerbated by a lack of government investment and lack of state support for skills training, the report also said. ...
End austerity – and kickstart Martin Luther King’s revolution of values | Richard Kozul-Wright image
....Ending austerity is a basic prerequisite of any new deal. It implies not only using fiscal policy to manage demand conditions, and making full employment a central policy goal – but also using monetary expansion to finance public investments that create inclusive and sustainable results. ...
The financial system is still blinking red. We need reform more than ever | Rana Foroohar image
.... It’s a term for the trend by which Wall Street and its way of thinking have come to reign supreme in America, permeating not just the financial industry but all American business. It includes everything from the growth in size and scope of the financial sector itself, which creates only 4% of US jobs but takes about a quarter of corporate profits, to the rise in risky, debt-fueled trading, to the way in which businesses in all industries have come to emulate finance, pouring more money into the buying and selling of existing assets, and less into productive investment in things such as research and development or worker training. ...
James Murdoch warns No 10 not to shun Fox's Sky bid in Brexit run-up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 12:44:18 PM
. James Murdoch has warned the government not to turn its back on 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, claiming Brexit makes it more important than ever that the country attracts investment. ...
Former Northern Rock investors ask Theresa May for compensation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 10:33:38 AM
. Former shareholders in Northern Rock are asking Theresa May to listen to their moral case for compensation after their investment in the Newcastle-based lender was wiped out when it was nationalised 10 years ago. ...
Build-to-rent – the solution to Britain's housing crisis? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 05:00:33 AM
....Purpose-built blocks of rental homes are common in other countries such as the US, Germany and France. They are a relatively new phenomenon in Britain, but are fast becoming a hot investment for property developers and City firms such as Legal & General, which are eager to tap into the rising trend for long-term renting. ...
UK's £1bn TV and film sales industry under threat from new regulations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 11:01:26 PM
....The MPs argue that if this overseas sales revenue is lost it will mean far fewer top quality British TV shows and films being made, and will threaten tens of thousands jobs. “Any intervention by the European commission which undermines the ability to license on an exclusive territorial basis will lead to less investment in new productions and reduce the quality and range of content available to UK and EU consumers,” said John McVay, the chief executive of Pact, the UK body representing independent TV and film production companies. ...
UK wage rises lag behind inflation despite lowest jobless rate since 1975 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 10:07:10 AM
....3% in the second. Employers were expected to halt recruitment, if not lay off workers, in response to slowing consumer spending and weak business investment. ...
Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:10:44 AM
....Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea. Speaking at a conference in New York, the boss of America’s biggest bank said he would fire “in a second” anyone at the investment bank found to be trading in bitcoin. ...
Ex-ITV chief Adam Crozier appointed as Vue International chair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:00:03 AM
....Vue has 212 sites in 10 countries, making it the sixth largest cinema operator in the world and the biggest outside the US. The cinema group, which has its headquarters in the UK, appointed investment banks Rothschild and JP Morgan earlier this summer to explore strategic options and is valued at up to £1. ...
UK cities expected to get millions of pounds for green energy projects image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:00:02 AM
....Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, said Labour supported offshore wind but wanted to see windfarms built off the coast that were publicly owned by the UK. “Labour not only supports investment and real proactive support for the renewables sector but we also commit to ensuring more rapid growth and diversification of ownership within this important sector through the creation of publicly owned and locally accountable energy companies and co-operatives,” she said. ...
More bills misery: Bills set to rocket while wages stay flat - experts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Darius McDermott, managing director of investment platform FundCalibre, said if inflation continues at today’s rate for three years it would erode £1,000 in a cash account to just £920 in real terms. ...
Toyota's future investment in UK 'at risk from Brexit uncertainty' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:54:12 PM
. Uncertainty over Brexit could jeopardise future investment in the UK by Toyota, a senior executive at the carmaker warned. ...
Hammond eases public sector pay cap, but the squeeze goes on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:22:02 PM
....2bn a year to pay for the higher costs of employing more public sector workers on higher rates of pay. These are chunky figures and would throw a spanner in the works of Hammond’s preparations for his first major budget on 22 November, which according to those close to the chancellor, is focused almost entirely on his plans for skills training, overhauling university fees, infrastructure spending and public investment more generally. ...
Tuition fees row: education expert warns over graduate earnings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:10:11 PM
....Andreas Schleicher, the education director of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), endorsed the English system in which students pay annual tuition fees of £9,000 through loans, saying it had provided sustainability to the sector which had been able to expand as a result. But he sounded a note of caution about outcomes for students, warning that earnings for UK graduates did not provide as good a return on their investment in their education as elsewhere in OECD countries. ...
Bitcoin investors could lose all their money, FCA warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:48:03 PM
.... But following a crackdown by regulators around the world, bitcoin values have slumped, with the price plummeting from $4,950 at the start of September to below $4,300, although it remains substantially up on the year. “ICOs are very high-risk, speculative investments,” said the FCA. ...
Cost of living surges amid warnings the Bank of England could soon hike interest rates image
....At the last meeting two members of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted for an immediate hike to rates. Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International, said: “The tightening squeeze on cash-strapped UK households continues, with August’s inflation figure showing the CPI (Consumer Price Index) climbing to 2. ...
DUP convinces May to raise Northern Ireland plane jobs with Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:20:43 AM
....”. Boeing has objected to Bombardier’s deal with Delta, which the American plane maker claims was bolstered by a $1bn (£750m) investment bailout from the Quebec provincial government in Canada. ...
World's wealthiest families keep getting richer as markets boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 11:01:19 PM
....1bn) – increased their wealth. A further 22% reported no change to their wealth, according to a report by family office researchers Campden Wealth and Swiss investment bank UBS published on Tuesday. ...
Hinkley nuclear power is being priced out by renewables | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:12:14 PM
.... One trusts his resignation letter, assuming it’s being drafted, will adopt a humbler tone when explaining to investors how Carillion’s “progressive” dividend policy progressed to zero. “If I were able to give you an investment recommendation it would be to invest in a company that is planing to open international schools in Frankfurt. ...
Duchy of Cornwall residents fight 'unfair' freehold ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 02:26:03 PM
....Residents in the historic duchy-owned village of Newton St Loe, near Bath, and in the Scilly Isles off the tip of Cornwall have urged the communities secretary, Sajid Javid, to scrap a unique ministerial undertaking that for decades has denied them the right to buy homes outright because they are part of the duchy, which provides Charles with a £20m-a-year private income. Charles is the sole beneficiary of the duchy’s property and investment portfolio, which among other things funds the upkeep of his Gloucestershire mansion, Highgrove, the lifestyles of Princes William and Harry and even Prince George’s £18,000 preparatory school fees. ...
When is the right time to buy a property? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 01:45:29 PM
.... In the shorter term, however, I’m not sure. The capital growth on my investments far exceeds my monthly rental payments. ...
Can Macron and Merkel agree on how to fix the eurozone? | Barry Eichengreen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 12:21:34 PM
.... The eurozone, he argues, needs its own finance minister and parliament. It requires a budget in the hundreds of billions of euros to underwrite investment projects and augment spending in countries with high unemployment, Macron insists. ...
Noel Edmonds says litigation funder will bankroll his £300m battle with Lloyds image
.... Two-thirds of the compensation figure is based on his estimate of what Unique could have been worth today, with the remainder to cover the loss of speaking engagements, the fire-sale of assets – including his vintage car collection and image rights – as well as the emotional toll of the episode. He told the Mail on Sunday that “HBOS had robbed me of my marriage, my family, my businesses, my longstanding friend and business partner, my income, my investments, my self-respect, my reputation, my privacy, my physical and mental health. ...
Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner rather than later image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 06:00:29 AM
.... Even so, it’s one thing to lose a vote: it’s another to do so without being seen to try, especially in these circumstances. Retail investors may fairly wonder if they’re getting value for money from the investment industry, which claims great insight and influence alongside the promotion of good governance. ...
Personal finance: Britons keeping calm and carrying on despite Brexit image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 10th of September 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Tom Selby, senior analyst at online investment platform AJ Bell, says without a reciprocal deal the same could happen to British expats in Europe: “The value of annual increases in the state pension should not be underestimated as they could run into tens of thousands of pounds over the course of a person’s retirement. ...
Like fading powers of the past, Britain shows signs of being in terminal decline  | Will Hutton image
....I made similar arguments in my book The State We’re In 20 years ago and have attended many such launches ever since, often graced by bishops and some daring business executives prepared to break cover and speak out. It’s the same story of underinvestment; a woeful track record on R&D; overemphasis on high, short-term profits; an incredibly poor record on productivity and stagnating real wages. ...
Tory EU migration crackdown plans: the key questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
....So once the uncertainty is out of the way, the UK should find a method for letting EU migrants stay for longer than is the case in the hard Brexit proposals. Then firms could implement investment plans that had been put on hold and reap the benefits. ...
Don't dig deep for a pre-paid funeral plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... On 30 August the Financial Services Compensation Scheme issued a warning that, contrary to what some might think, it does not provide protection for individuals who have a funeral plan with a provider that fails. This is because the plans are not categorised as a “designated investment” under FSCS compensation rules. ...
Does Peter Hargreaves have a whale of an opportunity for UK investors? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 05:59:00 AM
. The man who co-founded the investment company Hargreaves Lansdown above a firm of estate agents in 1981, and is now worth £2bn after floating it on the stock exchange, is launching a fund management group called Blue Whale. ...
The Tory fallacy: that migrants are taking British jobs and driving down wages | Vince Cable image
....Nor is it satisfactory simply to ignore the perceived or real problems around immigration; the political class has lost respect and authority by doing just that. There clearly is need to take investment in skills training and continuing education for British workers much more seriously. ...
Harvey spells it out: markets alone won't protect you | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 09:58:59 AM
.... And it means having in place adequate response plans, including for evacuation. Effective government investments and strong regulations are needed to ensure each of these outcomes, regardless of the prevailing political culture in Texas and elsewhere. ...

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