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.... At one end, he’s invested in high-risk startups where you don’t need all to succeed. At the other, he’s in cash and cash-like investments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Revenues more than doubled to £188m in the quarter. Aston Martin, which has made an annual loss for each of the past six years, was sold by Ford in 2007 to Italian and Kuwaiti investment firms. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A US fund manager has thrown down the gauntlet to high-charging rivals and financial advisers by slashing fees to less than half the UK average. Vanguard will offer the cheapest way to buy funds and investment ISAs in the UK, with fees half the level charged by Hargreaves Lansdown and Fidelity Funds Network. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Ms Kelly founded the Women of the World festival and developed the cultural strategy for London's Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Alice Bentinck, the founder of Entrepreneur First, a investment programme for start-ups, received the Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:22:18 PM
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.... . "We needed a huge investment in public transport, serious taxation changes and a new Clean Air Act - but none of these solutions are in the plan. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Once seen as cheap and soulless, fit only for hen- and stag-do destinations, Britain’s budget hotels have had a makeover and are winning favour with a growing number of business travellers. Analysts say the investment in better amenities is coinciding with a reduction in corporate travel budgets. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...." . And Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, believes that the recent failings in cyber defences were more to do with lack of leadership in large organisations than lack of IT investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:02:01 PM
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....A five-year old British virtual simulation startup, co-founded by Cambridge computer science graduates, has been valued at more than $1bn after raising $502m (£390m) from Japan’s SoftBank. The investment in the London-based firm Improbable is thought to be the largest made in a fledgling European tech firm. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said: “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades. “The industrial recruitment industry has faced pressure due to the exponential growth of the UK e-commerce sector and the experience and quality of the Transline team and its investment in compliance and infrastructure will ensure the business reaches its future potential. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . President Putin of Russia and President Erdogan of Turkey were among those applauding from the front row as the Chinese leader talked of a big family of harmonious co-existence and pledged billions of dollars in loans and investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:55:39 AM
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. JP Morgan, the US investment bank, has bought a new office building in Dublin that can accommodate up to 1,000 staff. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 02:01:38 PM
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....Lloyds Bank said the government will see a return of £21. 2bn on its investment. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:54:38 PM
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.... Garrington said the “hipster hotspot” of Hackney saw sales collapse by more than a third in 2016, and there have been few signs of a recovery since. LCP, a property investment company, blamed big hikes in stamp duty for a collapse in sales. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:10:32 PM
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....A government report (pdf), published last year, found that achievements in AI have so far been driven by research centres and startups, rather than by any government strategy. Subsequently, the spring budget introduced a £270m investment fund for disruptive technologies such as AI and robotics. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
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...." . The SNP said Theresa May wanted a "free hand to dismantle the welfare state and to push through their reckless plans for a hard Brexit which threaten jobs, investment and livelihoods". ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:26:25 PM
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. President Donald Trump on Monday said he is considering breaking up big Wall Street banks, by splitting their consumer business from their investment operations. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 1st of May 2017 06:18:44 PM
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.... They were previously known as the “stewardship” funds, the first ethical funds launched in Britain. The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, played a crucial role in the divestment, as president of BMO’s responsible investment council. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 05:01:36 AM
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.... We believe this will increase to 15%–20% by 2020,” Gosling says. In 2016, the business received £13m of investment from Carphone Warehouse founder, Sir Charles Dunstone. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 8th of May 2017 06:00:55 AM
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. Adidas has sold its struggling golf operations to investment firm KPS Capital Partners. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:22:31 AM
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....Borg said European power companies are attracted to the UK market because of two fundamentals: tight margins between energy supply and demand which means a constant appetite for new entrants; and the UK’s legally enshrined climate targets, which will remain when the UK leaves the EU and ensure demand for energy generated by renewables or nuclear. The combination, she said, means the government will support investment in new plants and will require energy from low-carbon entrants. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It added that there is a "clear gap in mid-career provision, which employers are not addressing". The think tank suggested that skills qualifications "should be reviewed to ensure they remain fit for their purpose" and also called for the Scottish government to consider how business tax allowances could be used to encourage investment in skills by employers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:17:06 PM
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.... . Speaking to Bloomberg News, Mr Pinto, head of investment banking at JP Morgan, said: "We are going to use the three banks we already have in Europe as the anchors for our operations. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. The huge US investment firm Vanguard is launching a new service to attract personal investors in the UK. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 12:45:12 PM
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....”. The announcement coincided with a report in the Financial Times revealing that JP Morgan intends to hire more staff in Dublin for its custody operations, which look after the investments of major investors, hedge funds and big companies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 11:23:31 AM
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...."I worry that all this competition that we are starting to see could go away, we have seen that in other markets," Energy UK chief executive Lawrence Slade told Radio 4's Today. "It risks investment and it does ultimately risk profit levels. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....99 a month costs the same as Netflix which offers just TV and film, includes 2m songs and one free Kindle book a month. Amazon is secretive about the numbers of Amazon Prime members, and therefore whether its huge investment in extra services is paying off, but analysts at Ampere estimate that there are about 5 million Amazon Prime subscribers in the UK. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:52 AM
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....Revealing for the first time the locations that will benefit from the UK’s exit from the EU, one of the US bank’s most senior executives indicated that other roles would follow once the outcome of the Brexit negotiations was known. “We are going to use the three banks we already have in Europe as the anchors for our operations,” Daniel Pinto, JP Morgan’s head of investment banking, told Bloomberg. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The latest Ikea move saw it acquire a 15% minority stake in Dutch plastic recycling plant Morssinkhof Rymoplast, spending some of the €3bn (£2. 54bn) the company has allocated to sustainability investments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Mr Rosenblatt, one of the people in attendance, works with smaller investment firms and start-ups, navigating issues relating to coin offerings and "smart contracts", which use similar technology to enforce and verify business transactions. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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BT considering closing defined-benefit pensions scheme for existing staff image
.... The largest of these, the BT pension scheme (BTPS), represents over 97% of our pension obligations. The BTPS faces similar risks to other UK DB schemes: things like future low investment returns, high inflation, longer life expectancy and regulatory changes may all mean the BTPS becomes more of a financial burden. ...
Greece warns recovery threatened if debt deal is blocked at next talks image
.... Held in the dining room of the Athens’ mansion that houses the prime minister’s office, it appeared to highlight the mood of nervousness pervading the Greek government. With a debt mountain hovering around €314bn – or 180% of gross national product – the Syriza-dominated coalition of Alexis Tsipras has long argued that debt relief is essential to foreign investment and economic recovery. ...
Sky-high carbon tax needed to avoid climate catastrophe, say experts image
....20) for every tonne of carbon they release into the atmosphere. The European scheme, which issues firms with carbon credits that can be traded on a central exchange, has come under fire for allowing heavy energy users to avoid investments in new technology to cut their emissions. ...
Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism' | Nicole Aschoff image
....But according to its 13D filing, Jana Partners — whose founder and fund manager Barry Rosenstein recently bought the most expensive home in America — wants even more. Like Whole Foods, Jana is experiencing a slump, suffering negative returns in 12 of the last 19 months; it’s expecting to cash in on its investment in the organics chain. ...
The Crusader: Insurance sleuthing finds forgotten cash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM
.... . A year ago we helped with the quest of Edmund and Mary Pink as they tried to trace three with-profits investments Edmund had taken out with London and Manchester in the 1980s. ...
UK lobbies Europe to dilute flagship energy efficiency law image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 01:06:30 PM
.... The UK called for the target to be abolished or, failing that, it should no longer be legally binding. The directive was important for giving companies the long-term certainty to plan their investments, one business group said. ...
This election ignores the most pressing issue: our economic outlook is disastrous | Laura Gardiner image
.... Labour’s suite of tax increases would raise government receipts relative to GDP to their highest level since the mid-1980s. This means significantly more money to spend on public services in an expansive programme of nationalisations and investment in health, schools, higher education and childcare. ...
Labour’s hope doesn’t usually play well in an age of anxiety image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 04:00:32 PM
....A deeper look into the figures shows that much of the deterioration in the UK’s net trade position was down to higher import costs, mostly in response to the declining value of sterling – not a fall in exports. Also, business investment rose on an annual basis for the first time in over a year, and the second quarter began with a bit more momentum than previously believed. ...
Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:00:25 AM
....Ek is listening. Last week, Spotify announced it had added four new board members, including the former Walt Disney chief operating officer Tom Staggs; Shishir Mehrotra, YouTube’s former head of product; Padmasree Warrior, who heads the US unit of the Chinese electric auto firm NextEV; and Cristina Stenbeck of the Swedish investment firm Kinnevik. ...
Serious Fraud Office warns of £120m pension scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
....Fears are growing that large numbers of people may have lost huge sums of money after investing their retirement pots in – of all things – self-storage units. The Serious Fraud Office this week launched an investigation into storage unit investment schemes, and revealed that more than £120m has been poured into them. ...
FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:37:09 PM
....3%. A survey by the CBI of services firms earlier this week found that optimism increased markedly on the previous month and investment intentions were upbeat. ...
Student housing tempts wealthy investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:08:32 PM
. Some of the world’s richest people and sovereign wealth funds are turning their attention to student housing, with the increasingly luxurious and expensive purpose-built accommodation becoming regarded as a must-have part of their investment portfolio. ...
SFO delays decision again on charging Barclays over 2008 fundraising image
.... The Conservative party manifesto outlined plans to roll the SFO into the National Crime Agency, in an attempt to “improving intelligence sharing and bolstering the investigation of serious fraud, money laundering and financial crime”. The investigation, according to disclosures by Barclays, focuses on commercial arrangements between the bank and Qatar Holding – an investment vehicle for the Gulf state – which bought shares in Barclays during two fundraisings at the height of the financial crisis. ...
REVEALED: How YOU could get bumper returns of 6.5 per cent with new ISA  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 03:57:00 PM
....”. Unlike traditional saving accounts, peer-to-peer investments are not protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which cover up to £85,000 of customer cash if a provider goes out of business. ...
US growth rate revised up to 1.2% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 01:36:45 PM
....The first three months of the year have a record of lower GDP growth rates than other quarters, which some attribute to the difficulty of accounting for factors such as heavy snowstorms. Friday's report from the US Commerce Department said there was sluggish investment in business inventories and a $40. ...
IFS to voters: you have a choice between the 'undeliverable' or 'unworkable' image
.... Infrastructure spending would rise by £250bn over the next 10 years funded by higher borrowing. The IFS doesn’t have that much of a problem with borrowing for public investment when interest rates are historically low, noting that it could boost growth in the short- and the long-term if used wisely. ...
Trapped in debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:21:21 PM
....At a small village near the harbour, locals are furious about the plan. Many of them participated in a large protest against the investment hub in January. ...
Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:02:32 PM
.... Prime members get the online prices in the store, while non-members must pay the list price for books. "There's an opportunity to get their platform closer to the consumer and interact, engage, at a very minimal investment," he said. ...
Ansell offloads condom division for $600m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:08:57 AM
....The condoms business is the company's oldest and smallest division. Anton Tagliaferro, investment director at Investors Mutual Ltd, a major investor in Ansell, said: "They've sold what was a smallish part of their overall business for a very good price, we think it's a good move. ...
UK economy slows more than expected as inflation hits spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:24:06 AM
....“High inflation is hitting consumers, but a weak pound and a recovering global economy are helping businesses. UK growth is likely to tilt away from the consumer towards exports, manufacturing and investment this year. ...
UK economic growth estimate revised down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:49:40 AM
....The ONS added that the construction and manufacturing sectors showed "little growth", but said business services and finance "continued to grow strongly". There was also good news from business investment, which rose by 0. ...
UK car production fall blamed on late Easter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 07:27:24 AM
...."Overall, British car manufacturing remains in good health with the production outlook still very positive and significant new models due to go into UK production shortly. "To guarantee future growth and investment into our industry and its vital supply chain, however, we need the next government to safeguard the conditions that have made us globally competitive, keeping us open and trading and delivering an ambitious industrial strategy for our sector. ...
UK car production falls at fastest rate in more than two​-​and​-​a​-​half years image
.... The average UK-built car has about 6,000 parts, with the majority coming from the EU and passing in and out of the country several times during the production process. “To guarantee future growth and investment into our industry and its vital supply chain, however, we need the next government to safeguard the conditions that have made us globally competitive, keeping us open and trading and delivering an ambitious industrial strategy for our sector,” Hawes said. ...
TUC urges government to help boost pay as debt nears record levels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 05:01:19 AM
....O’Grady said: “A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. Communities that lack good jobs today could thrive tomorrow if they get proper investment in training, transport links, broadband and decent housing. ...
Mongolia gets financial aid totalling $5.5bn from IMF image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:51:17 AM
....The three-year arrangement, led by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), also involves the World Bank plus Asian neighbours Japan, Korea and China. The IMF said in a statement that the reforms "aim to improve the business environment, promote economic diversification, and encourage foreign direct investment". ...
TUC warns household debt will rise to £15,000 by 2020 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
...."A lot more government support is needed for the parts of Britain where well-paid jobs are in short supply. "Communities that lack good jobs today could thrive tomorrow if they get proper investment in training, transport links, broadband and decent housing. ...
Aston Martin roars back into profit for the first quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 03:56:30 PM
....Revenues more than doubled to £188m in the quarter. Aston Martin, which has made an annual loss for each of the past six years, was sold by Ford in 2007 to Italian and Kuwaiti investment firms. ...
Is M&S being radical enough as it slips out of fashion? | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:40:53 PM
.... That is not a game-changer, but it does underline the opportunistic nature of Elis’s approach. The bidder might equally argue that Berendsen is full of jam-tomorrow tales, the biggest of which is the claimed 15% returns from a three-year £300m investment in new facilities. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
....However, the stock tumbled again after investors realised that Pokémon Go had not been developed by Nintendo or its affiliate The Pokémon Company, but instead by the developer Niantic. Nintendo, which had a small investment in Niantic, the San Francisco-based company spun out of Google, released a formal notice pointing out it was not making direct sales from Pokémon Go and hence would not be making a fortune from last summer’s worldwide craze. ...
China's credit rating downgraded amid fears over slowing economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:48:29 PM
....“Moody’s views that China’s non-financial debt will rise rapidly and the government would continue to maintain growth via stimulus measures are exaggerating difficulties facing the Chinese economy, and underestimating the Chinese government’s ability to deepen supply-side structural reform and appropriately expand aggregate demand,” the ministry said in a statement. The downgrade is likely to increase – if only modestly – the cost of borrowing for Beijing and Chinese state-owned organisations, and it remains within the investment grade rating range. ...
Not just Bitcoin... image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 09:07:22 AM
.... . Mr Rosenblatt, one of the people in attendance, works with smaller investment firms and start-ups, navigating issues relating to coin offerings and "smart contracts", which use similar technology to enforce and verify business transactions. ...
English champagne anyone? British wine goes from sad to sparkling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 07:00:30 AM
....There was a time when English wine was the butt of jokes among connoisseurs, and given the inferior quality of what was being produced, many would say, deservedly so. Today, however, thanks to a combination of climate change, increased wine knowledge and more investment, British wines are flourishing. ...
Will Opec extend output cuts in bid to push up oil prices? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:07:36 PM
....Yet in the longer term, the weakness of oil prices does perhaps contain the seeds of its own reversal. The low prices have undermined investment in new production capacity in the last two years, which in turn means that there could be a supply crunch. ...
'Nothing we could do' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:00:17 PM
...."When Ford arrived and we thought everything would be good. there was investment and there was money," he says. ...
If London subsidises the rest of the UK, where does that leave Scotland? | Nils Pratley image
.... It is a member-owned organisation with some freedom to manage its profits upwards or downwards, depending on how it wants to balance incentives between savers and borrowers. As long as profits continue to arrive around the £1bn mark, capital can be replenished and investment can continue. ...
Nationwide profits drop 18% as it shields savers from interest rate cuts image
....Garner said: “As a member-owned organisation we don’t seek to maximise our profits but to manage them in our members’ interests. We make conscious choices about how we distribute our profitability between strategic investment, capital generation and member financial benefit. ...
Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:31:49 PM
....The defence spending boost is there, yes, but funds allocated for a border wall aren't nearly enough to realise Mr Trump's dream. Infrastructure spending is below the massive investment Mr Trump promised. ...
SFO to investigate pension liberation scams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:23:01 PM
....The SFO is also investigating the Westminster Pension Scheme and the Trafalgar Multi Asset Fund. Investors to these schemes were told their money was being put into a variety of other assets, including property loans, as well as investments in Mauritius and Florida. ...
Opec oil producers poised to extend production cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:42 AM
....But when oil ministers meet in Vienna on Thursday, where they are expected to agree a Saudi Arabia and Russia-backed nine-month extension to the cuts, their best immediate hope is that prices stay stable in the face of an oil glut. “They have to renew, otherwise prices would collapse,” said Joe McMonigle of US investment research firm Hedgeye. ...
Retailers sag as FTSE 100 slides image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 08:04:48 AM
....8% after it said underlying pre-tax profits rose 4. 3% to £525m, helped by fewer leaks following an investment programme. ...
Scotland sees record foreign investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:35:31 AM
. Scotland won a record number of investments from overseas in 2016, although growth was substantially lower than the previous year. ...
Oil bosses have given £390,000 to Tories under Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:00:43 AM
.... The North Sea has provided more than £300bn in tax revenue to the UK economy and supports thousands of highly skilled jobs across Britain. “We will ensure that the sector continues to play a critical role in our economy and domestic energy supply, supporting further investment in the UK’s natural resources. ...
Australians aren't being paid for their productivity. Get set for an industrial relations war | Greg Jericho image
.... Unlike most, however, productivity in Australia from 2010-15 grew as fast as it did in the five years prior to the GFC:. And while much of our increased productivity is off the back of “capital deepening” – which is the increase in investment per worker – the figures also show we are doing comparatively well on multifactor productivity, which essentially measures the ability to “work smarter”:. ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
....If you’re Ford and your market capitalisation has fallen below that of the electric upstart Tesla, you’re probably right to worry about investors’ implied judgment that your business model is vulnerable to technological innovation. So here’s the company’s big idea: kick out Mark Fields as chief executive and appoint the executive who has been running the part of the company responsible for Ford’s investment in electric and autonomous vehicles. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....The choice of Hackett as his successor indicates a firmer commitment to driverless vehicles from the company whose founder introduced the assembly line production method that dominated the 20th century. In February, Ford announced a $1bn investment over five years in the artificial intelligence software company Argo AI, as part of its attempt to make driverless cars a reality. ...
Could citizens’ wealth funds halt the dominance of the financial elite? image
....“The fund is permanent,” explains Raymond Mainland, its business manager. “To ensure longevity, the fund’s disbursement and investment policies seek to inflation-proof the capital, and only spend income and returns above this level. ...
Reproductive rebels image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
.... . A sexually active woman who tried to become a doctor, dentist or lawyer was doing the equivalent of building a factory in an earthquake zone: just one bit of bad luck and the expensive investment would be trashed. ...
Dough kidding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:10:46 PM
....However, it wasn't until seven years later that Mr Masuko decided to start making pizza for a living. By that time he was living in Vietnam where he worked for a Japanese investment firm. ...
Church of England fund sees 'stellar' returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:34:39 PM
. The Church of England's investment success has pushed it into the top ranks of the world's best performing funds of its type last year. ...
War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:00:07 PM
.... Based on The Operators, a book about controversial US army general Stanley McChrystal, the film takes place on a big scale, across Afghanistan and along the corridors of power in DC. An investment in the range of $60m also makes it Netflix’s biggest-budget feature to date. ...
Church of England made stunning 17% return on investments in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:08:44 PM
....9bn in order to “support the Church of England as a Christian presence in every community”, said it had smashed targets by making a 17. 1% return on investments during 2016 – figures which will be the envy of many high-profile figures in the fund-management industry. ...
Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:38:07 AM
....”. Separately, the UK-based investment group Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (Pirc), which represents around 1% of shareholders, has urged investors to reject both the directors’ pay last year and Shell’s future remuneration policy. ...
Australia leads fight to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:06:03 AM
....But some remaining members of the pact – the so-called TPP 11 – are desperate to keep the deal alive, believing the pact will lock-in free trade as well as boost labour rights and environmental protections. After the Sunday morning meeting, the Australian minister for trade, tourism and investment, Steve Ciobo, said: “It’s important to leave the door open to the United States. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....5billion to prevent a banking meltdown, and is now set to offload its remaining stake. Lloyds’ share price jumped on the news, peaking at 74p earlier in the week, and stockbrokers are now saying it could be a good long-term investment for savers seeking dividend income. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... Royal Mail will also be nationalised as part of a manifesto pledge to reverse some of the high-profile privatisations pushed through by the Conservatives in the 1980s and 90s, and by the more recent coalition government. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell brushed aside concerns that it would be a step back to an era when nationalised industries were characterised by lack of investment, labour disputes and poor services. ...
Picture perfect: how to make an art of your investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... Starting today, Slade School of Fine Art in London and Falmouth University in Cornwall are among the art colleges running the first of about 100 graduation shows in coming months, presenting the latest “hot” art produced by students. The annual BA and MA shows are a great place to pick up a piece of original artwork that you can enjoy looking at, but which could also turn out to be a savvy financial investment. ...
A new Green Deal bond that pays 12% interest – too good to be true? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
. A “green” investment that pays an extraordinary 12% interest and has received a semi-endorsement from a government minister was launched this week. ...
Police probe UK links to Magnitsky money image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:34:21 PM
....The US Justice Department highlighted the UK connection to suspected illicit funds after investigating how proceeds of the Russian tax fraud were allegedly laundered into luxury apartments in New York. US court documents, seen by the BBC, show alleged wire transfers from the Russian organised crime group going into the UK bank account of Renaissance Capital - a Russian investment banking firm, which has offices in London. ...
Mine craft: why BHP's strategic overhaul could help repel a hedge fund predator image
....While people in the UK are used to seeing companies and utilities bought and sold to the highest bidder – Cadbury, ICI, British Steel and Jaguar Land Rover have all disappeared or gone into foreign hands – Australians appear more attached to their big names, especially ones worth billions and which have paid handsome dividends to shareholders and pension funds down the years. Richard Knights of the London-based investment banking and share brokerage firm Liberum Capital says Elliott had misjudged the likely political fallout from its proposal that BHP drop its stock market listing in Australia. ...
Brexit clouds gather over Chelsea flower show as sponsorship wilts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 05:57:59 PM
.... It has also brought in celebrity chef Raymond Blanc’s team to improve the attractiveness of its garden dining chalets through the week. Amid the economic uncertainty, it is no surprise companies scaled back their investment in show gardens – booking space alone can cost at least £100,000 including designing and building the garden. ...
Alisher Usmanov: Arsenal shareholder makes £1bn takeover bid to Stan Kroenke image
....Alisher Usmanov has wanted control of Arsenal for some time. A long-standing critic of the current board, he has attempted to curry favour with fans by calling for greater investment by Stan Kroenke. ...
Alisher Usmanov fails with £1bn bid to buy out Stan Kroenke at Arsenal image
.... He remains fully committed to the club and, even though Usmanov’s offer would net him a massive profit, he is not minded to sell. Kroenke has long maintained his investment is on behalf of his family for the long term and he sees it as being for generations. ...
Winter fuel allowance: Will I still get my winter fuel payment under a Tory government?  image
...."We already have a comprehensive network of means-tested benefits with their own rules and regulations and the last thing we need is a new and different means-test. "Winter Fuel Payments are paid per household so any means-test will presumably have to take account of all of the pensions, investment income, property income and earnings of all household members which will add to the complexity. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
.... The EEF, which represents manufacturing firms, said last week that orders were improving as UK exporters enjoyed an improved competitive position “vis-a-vis the pound depreciation” and global growth picked up strongly from a dip last year. But there is anecdotal evidence that while manufacturers have boosted production, they remain reluctant to increase investment and expand capacity. ...
What $110m for a Basquiat painting tells us about the art market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:24:38 AM
....Hedge fund billionaires also lurk among the big beasts in the market and seem to have a taste for De Kooning. Griffin’s $300m outlay on Interchange followed fellow investment guru Steven A Cohen shelling out $137. ...
How to measure success in the world of megaprojects | Jane Dudman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:09:48 AM
....Crossrail, HS2, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station: three massive infrastructure projects, costing billions of taxpayers’ money, and all subject to controversial and time-consuming debate before getting the go-ahead. But were these megaprojects in fact easier to get politicians to approve than other, smaller investments in UK infrastructure and transport?. ...
GM to stop making cars for Indian market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 05:19:34 AM
....GM had planned to invest $1bn in India to boost its domestic presence, but its sales figures fell below below 1% in the year ended in March 2017. "We determined that the increased investment required for an extensive and flexible product portfolio would not deliver a leadership position or long-term profitability in the domestic market," Mr Jacoby added. ...
WannaCry lessons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:02:01 PM
...." . And Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, believes that the recent failings in cyber defences were more to do with lack of leadership in large organisations than lack of IT investment. ...
Mothercare looks to almost halve number of UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:10:59 PM
.... The shares closed down more than 3% at 124p. GlobalData analyst Sofie Willmott described the figures as “lacklustre” with the inclusion of online sales masking some poor store performances in the UK: “Given that Mothercare’s turnaround plan is in part focussed on investment in store refits we expected to be seeing more significant gains in UK store sales by now. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said: “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades. “The industrial recruitment industry has faced pressure due to the exponential growth of the UK e-commerce sector and the experience and quality of the Transline team and its investment in compliance and infrastructure will ensure the business reaches its future potential. ...
National Grid boss says Labour plan will stall green energy drive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:00:40 PM
....Pettigrew, who joined National Grid shortly after it was privatised in 1990, said the costs of transmitting power across the UK had come down 40% since public ownership. Private companies would be better suited than the public sector to paying the £230bn-£462bn annual investment needed globally to switch to clean energy, he claimed, citing a figure from a recent report. ...
Trump pulls trigger on Nafta negotiations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:43:32 PM
....Ms Freeland said in a statement on Thursday that Canada remained "steadfastly committed to free trade in the North American region". "We are at an important juncture that offers us an opportunity to determine how we can best align Nafta to new realities - and integrate progressive, free and fair approaches to trade and investment," she said. ...
Japan's economy grows faster than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 09:25:20 AM
....The figures means Japan has now recorded its longest period of expansion in more than a decade. The economy's prospects have been boosted by strong exports, a pick-up in consumption and investment for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. ...
EU insists trade deals must meet its labour  and competition standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:21:29 AM
....However, Vestager indicated that the EU executive was open to rethinking its competition rules, by considering a “Buy European” policy favoured by France Emmanuel Macron. The newly elected French president wants a “Buy European” act that would make it harder for non-European firms to bid for public contracts, as part of a more muscular response from Europe on foreign trade and investment. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: it’s bad | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:48:00 PM
.... That goes a long way to explaining why earnings growth has been so weak. It will also require action to tackle the long-term structural weaknesses of the economy: the lack of capital investment, the low level of research and development, the lack of attention to skills, and the paucity of long-term, patient finance. ...

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