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.... The government has said it expects to secure a positive outcome but made clear there is a chance of there being no formal agreement with Mrs May saying no deal was better than a bad deal. Ahead of Mrs May naming the date European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was quoted in German newspaper Bild saying the UK may have to abandon hopes of getting a trade deal if it did not agree to the term offered by the EU. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The trigger for international interest came during David Cameron’s visit to Jordan and Lebanon in September 2015. His visit immediately followed an outpouring of public support for refugees after the image of a drowned three-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi, went viral after appearing on the front page of newspapers across Europe. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....His remarks were referred to by MPs during a half-hour debate in which Kirby, economic secretary to the Treasury, insisted the UK was doing more than any other country to tackle money laundering. The minister said: “The Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency take any such allegations seriously and will investigate closely whether recent information from the Guardian newspaper regarding money laundering from Russia . ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Nigel Adams, the Tory MP for Selby and Ainsty, said Osborne should consult his constituents over whether he could continue as an MP. “It is one thing writing a column for a newspaper, it is another being its full-time editor,” he told the Guardian. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In 2013, Rupert Murdoch split the company into two. 21st Century Fox contained the TV and entertainment operations, while News Corp kept the newspaper and publishing businesses. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....45 living wage from 1 April. “I am delighted they have seen sense, but it is a great pity it has taken people campaigning, MSP questioning and newspaper articles to bring about a satisfactory conclusion,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Together they accounted for nearly one third of Brazilian meat exports in 2016, O Globo newspaper reported. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."You have to be wary of the environment where you place your ad," insists Cristina Constandache, of the instant messaging and VoIP application, Viber. Matt Kelly, chief content officer of regional newspaper group Archant, goes further. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Ofcom will look at whether Fox’s takeover will raise issues of UK media plurality and concentration in Murdoch’s control. The deal will give him full control of Sky News, as well as the Times, Sunday Times and Sun newspapers and the radio group TalkSport, through a separate company News Corp. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The former News of the World cover star and chancellor is the new editor of the London Evening Standard, a role he will combine with his jobs as MP for Tatton and being a £650,000-a-year escort for an investment fund. Osborne has now been a Tory chancellor, an investment banker and a newspaper journalist – a sequence whose next two terms are estate agent and serial sex killer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. The newspaper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, said the US president’s unsubstantiated claims that he was bugged by his predecessor Barack Obama had undermined his credibility, a situation worsened by his failure to back down. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Apple is facing scrutiny in New Zealand following reports it paid no tax for at least a decade, despite having logged billions in sales. An investigation by the New Zealand Herald newspaper found Apple's local unit paid about NZ$37m ($3bn; £2bn) in taxes since 2007 in Australia instead. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The advisory committee on business appointments (Acoba) said it disapproved of Osborne’s decision to announce his job as editor of the London Evening Standard only four days after submitting his application for its advice. The criticism comes as more than 145,000 people signed a petition set up by the campaign organisation 38 Degrees demanding Osborne choose between his job as a backbench MP and pursuing a career in newspapers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Its advice has historically included guidance to delay appointments, which it cannot do if the appointment has already been announced. Osborne has previously been rebuked by Acoba for announcing his Northern Powerhouse initiative before seeking the committee’s advice, and is likely to be similarly criticised by the watchdog for publicly announcing his newspaper job having only informed the committee earlier this week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. On Monday, former shadow cabinet minister Clive Lewis will table questions in parliament to each government department asking them to spell out their advertising spend with the newspaper since 2010, as well as future spending plans. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:46 AM
....Apple is facing scrutiny in New Zealand following reports it paid no tax for at least a decade, despite having logged billions in sales. An investigation by the New Zealand Herald newspaper found Apple's local unit paid about NZ$37m ($3bn; £2bn) in taxes since 2007 in Australia instead. ...
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
....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. The newspaper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, said the US president’s unsubstantiated claims that he was bugged by his predecessor Barack Obama had undermined his credibility, a situation worsened by his failure to back down. ...
Police to examine 'Global Laundromat' money laundering allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:33:29 PM
....His remarks were referred to by MPs during a half-hour debate in which Kirby, economic secretary to the Treasury, insisted the UK was doing more than any other country to tackle money laundering. The minister said: “The Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency take any such allegations seriously and will investigate closely whether recent information from the Guardian newspaper regarding money laundering from Russia . ...
Advertising control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:07:48 AM
...."You have to be wary of the environment where you place your ad," insists Cristina Constandache, of the instant messaging and VoIP application, Viber. Matt Kelly, chief content officer of regional newspaper group Archant, goes further. ...
Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:39:48 PM
.... . Together they accounted for nearly one third of Brazilian meat exports in 2016, O Globo newspaper reported. ...
Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 11:39:42 AM
.... The government has said it expects to secure a positive outcome but made clear there is a chance of there being no formal agreement with Mrs May saying no deal was better than a bad deal. Ahead of Mrs May naming the date European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was quoted in German newspaper Bild saying the UK may have to abandon hopes of getting a trade deal if it did not agree to the term offered by the EU. ...
Labour demands answers over George Osborne's Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 08:00:16 PM
....”. On Monday, former shadow cabinet minister Clive Lewis will table questions in parliament to each government department asking them to spell out their advertising spend with the newspaper since 2010, as well as future spending plans. ...
Ruth Davidson doubts George Osborne's ability to remain an MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:43:24 AM
.... Its advice has historically included guidance to delay appointments, which it cannot do if the appointment has already been announced. Osborne has previously been rebuked by Acoba for announcing his Northern Powerhouse initiative before seeking the committee’s advice, and is likely to be similarly criticised by the watchdog for publicly announcing his newspaper job having only informed the committee earlier this week. ...
George Osborne told to choose whether to be MP or Standard editor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:32:55 AM
....The advisory committee on business appointments (Acoba) said it disapproved of Osborne’s decision to announce his job as editor of the London Evening Standard only four days after submitting his application for its advice. The criticism comes as more than 145,000 people signed a petition set up by the campaign organisation 38 Degrees demanding Osborne choose between his job as a backbench MP and pursuing a career in newspapers. ...
The Observer view on George Osborne as editor of the Evening Standard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:05:01 AM
.... Of course, CP Scott (blissfully reincarnated as “CP Snow” on the Radio 4 Today programme on Saturday) managed to remain a Liberal MP and editor of the Manchester Guardian for 11 years. But 1906 is an eternity ago in political (and newspaper) history. ...
George Osborne is laughing at us as he takes his Evening Standard job | Aditya Chakrabortty image
. In which tinpot country would a former finance minister and senior politician of the governing party be handed the editorship of the capital’s newspaper? In what cut-price Ruritania would that story be broken on the state broadcaster by the former right-hand man of the newspaper’s proprietor?. ...
Osborne, an ‘editor of substance’. What substance, crystal meth? | Marina Hyde image
.... The former News of the World cover star and chancellor is the new editor of the London Evening Standard, a role he will combine with his jobs as MP for Tatton and being a £650,000-a-year escort for an investment fund. Osborne has now been a Tory chancellor, an investment banker and a newspaper journalist – a sequence whose next two terms are estate agent and serial sex killer. ...
George Osborne facing calls to quit as MP over Evening Standard job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:51:44 PM
....Nigel Adams, the Tory MP for Selby and Ainsty, said Osborne should consult his constituents over whether he could continue as an MP. “It is one thing writing a column for a newspaper, it is another being its full-time editor,” he told the Guardian. ...
Scotland's exam body promises living wage after £6 hourly rate revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:59:31 PM
....45 living wage from 1 April. “I am delighted they have seen sense, but it is a great pity it has taken people campaigning, MSP questioning and newspaper articles to bring about a satisfactory conclusion,” he said. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
....In 2013, Rupert Murdoch split the company into two. 21st Century Fox contained the TV and entertainment operations, while News Corp kept the newspaper and publishing businesses. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....Ofcom will look at whether Fox’s takeover will raise issues of UK media plurality and concentration in Murdoch’s control. The deal will give him full control of Sky News, as well as the Times, Sunday Times and Sun newspapers and the radio group TalkSport, through a separate company News Corp. ...
Sports Direct calls executive pay report 'fake news' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:59:54 AM
....". The PIRC wages data was originally published in City AM, a free newspaper for workers in the City of London. ...
Donald Trump's 2005 tax return leak reveals $38m bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:38:18 AM
....Last October, the New York Times revealed parts of Mr Trump's 1995 tax returns that showed losses of $916m (£753m). The newspaper said this could have affected his returns for up to 18 subsequent years, allowing him to legally avoid paying federal income taxes. ...
Whose round is it? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 12:02:53 AM
....I speak from experience. New to a demanding role on a newspaper, I appreciated the teas that came on tap, fuelling the pithy headlines and the slog to deadline. ...
Revision App customers complain of unexpected payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
.... . The business got positive coverage in national newspapers, the BBC News website and glowing reviews online. ...
Rags to revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:12:14 AM
....Still, the Gutenberg press did change the world. It led to Europe's reformation, science, the newspaper, the novel, the school textbook, and much else. ...
Tesco chairman: White men 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 01:00:09 PM
....". Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, Mr Allan said: "The context was [that] I was talking to a bunch of aspiring non-executive directors, many of whom were women, and I wanted to give them some encouragement and, therefore, I used that rather colourful turn of speech. ...
Budget 2017: Self-employed 'tax raid' a 'rookie error' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 09:22:56 AM
.... . He said Mr Hammond should "drop" the NI increase, which has been criticised by newspapers and some Conservative MPs. ...
Charlotte Hogg: a family tree deeply rooted in the British establishment image
.... Douglas, who retired from parliament shortly after the expenses scandal, holds the title of 3rd Viscount Hailsham. Her mother, Sarah Hogg, now a baroness, is an economist whose career has spanned newspaper and TV journalism, heading Major’s No 10 policy unit and then becoming the first woman to chair a FTSE 100 company – the venture capital group 3i. ...
Brexit is about to get real. Yet we are nowhere near ready for it | Jonathan Freedland image
.... Many may be hoping that, as the price and consequences of exit become ever clearer through these talks, some among the 52% will gradually switch sides. But remainers should contemplate the less cheery prospect that the most ardent Brexiteers, and especially the anti-EU newspapers, will double down in their loathing of Brussels. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
....Superficially it looks like the rightwing press falling into yet another fit of specious morality. The morning after the budget, newspaper pages brimmed with testimony from sole traders and small-business owners, as if Philip Hammond’s budget pushed them to the brink of destitution. ...
Domino's feels the heat as Pizza Hut takes a slice out of sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:00:22 PM
....5% in the same period a year earlier. Wild added that consumer “have seen things like petrol rise in price, they’re reading in the newspaper that food and energy prices are going up, and they’re factoring that into spending. ...
Southwold: welcome to the town where business rates are set to rise 177% image
....17. ” The owners of Chapmans, the newsagents – facing a 400% rise in rates, calculated they would have to sell newspapers at £8 a copy, if they were to recoup the increase. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
.... . This is because both Sky and Fox are controlled by Mr Murdoch, who also owns News UK, publisher of the Times and the Sun newspapers. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
.... Once upon a time, advertising was like carpet bombing. You paid a lot of money to put ads in newspapers and magazines or on television and billboards, but it was all hit and miss: you could never be sure what worked. ...
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
....Ms Bradley has asked for evidence from the two companies and will decide later this month whether to intervene. Both Sky and Fox are controlled by businessman Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the Times and the Sun newspapers. ...
UK culture secretary 'minded to' refer Sky takeover to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....An Ofcom investigation found in 2012 that Sky remained a “fit and proper” owner of a broadcast licence, despite the phone-hacking affair that embroiled its then parent company. However, it published a scathing assessment of James Murdoch – then the chief executive of his father’s UK newspaper group and chairman of Sky – finding that his conduct repeatedly fell short of the standards expected. ...
Cheers! Pub saved by its customers rated best in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:01:31 AM
.... Following extensive renovations the pub was opened again, in June 2010, by William Hague, the former local MP, Tory Cabinet minister and now life peer, who is also one of the 205 shareholders. Today the George & Dragon provides a hub for community life, with a library in the corridor and a convenience shop selling milk, eggs and newspapers. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
.... It is less clear, however, whether its 3% fall in advertising spend – the first since 2009 – was a wobble or the start of a trend. The case for the defence is that commercial television is better equipped than, say, newspapers to resist the pickpockets called Facebook and Google. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take control of the whole of Sky through his entertainment business 21st Century Fox should be rejected on competition grounds alone, according to research to be published on Wednesday. In a submission to the minister considering the bid, campaigners at the Media Reform Coalition and online activist network Avaaz argue that the overall market shares of both Murdoch-owned newspapers the Sun and the Times as well as Sky remain “materially unchanged” since 2011, when media regulator Ofcom raised concerns about a similar takeover. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....His ownership of UK news media also includes the Times, the Sunday Times and the Sun as well as radio group TalkSport, which he controls through a separate company, News Corp. Given the level of opposition to Murdoch’s first bid for Sky in 2011, which was eventually abandoned because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that was engulfing his UK newspapers, Bradley is expected to refer the deal to media regulator Ofcom. ...
BMW considers making electric Mini outside UK due to Brexit worries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 06:21:12 PM
.... The German company says it will make a decision this year about where to produce the car. However, the German newspaper Handelsblatt has reported that BMW is considering building the Mini at its plants in Regensburg and Leipzig rather than Oxford. ...
Middle-aged dog walkers to lead Mountain Warehouse across US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:35:52 AM
.... The couple’s other investments include the upmarket cafe brand Fig & Favour, the first of which opened in Hagley, Worcestershire, near their country house. The success of Mountain Warehouse has propelled Neale into newspaper rich lists, with a recent poll causing a stir with his family after it ranked the anorak salesman ahead of Welsh national hero Tom Jones. ...
Marmalade in decline as Paddington struggles to lift sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 04:37:20 PM
....Marmalade has woven its way into the fabric of British life. A “marmalade dropper”, for instance, is a term used to describe a newspaper story guaranteed to shock or surprise readers over breakfast. ...
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Comparethemarket ads lead way as online firms become top TV spenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Digital businesses- online-only companies such as Amazon and traditional firms promoting online services – spent a record £639m on TV ad campaigns in 2016 to become the biggest-spending group of advertisers on the small screen. Traditional media such as newspapers and magazines have been hit hard by advertisers switching their campaigns to online platforms such as Google and Facebook. ...
Hotpoint tells tumble dryer owners: unplug faulty machines due to fire risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:55:45 PM
.... In December the trading standards office was threatened with a judicial review by consumer group Which? for its handling of the “fiasco” of the faulty machines. Whirlpool has also been advised to publicise the changed advice to consumers through advertisements in national newspapers, through social media and in stores. ...
Six auction sites' ads banned over misleading savings claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
. Controversial auction website MadBid, which makes claims in full-page national newspaper adverts about brand new cars sold for under £500 or iPhones for less than £100, has been found guilty of misleading customers following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Greece standoff over €86bn bailout eases after Brussels deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:44:42 PM
.... The country paid €2bn to the European Stability Mechanism on Monday, hailed by the fund’s managing director, Klaus Regling, as a sign that Greece was a reliable partner. He told the German newspaper Bild that Greece was unlikely to need all of the €86bn fund because the Greek budget was developing better than expected – a view that contrasts with some market watchers who think the country is heading for its fourth bailout. ...
Business rates row: senior ministers write to Tory MPs to head off revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 09:31:59 AM
....However, The Times reported that a list attached to the email sent to MPs revealed many of the areas facing rate rises are in Tory heartlands, with the home counties facing some of the biggest increases. The newspaper said rates in Theresa May’s Maidenhead constituency would rise by an average 10%. ...
A London penthouse for £60,000. No, not to buy – that's the weekly rent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 09:00:35 AM
. It may cost £60,000 a week to rent, but London’s most expensive flat does come with a butler, a choice of daily newspaper – and the use of an Aston Martin. ...
Less of the burden when reporting on tax forecasts, please | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 07:24:20 PM
....• Disappointing to see the Guardian has joined the BBC in its use of the presumptive and value-laden word “burden” when reporting on tax forecasts (Report, 8 February). This can only contribute to a tacit assumption of neoliberalism as the economic default position for the UK, and reflects poorly on a newspaper with a proud tradition of offering alternative and radical fiscal analysis. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
....The letter argues that there has been a “material change in circumstances” due to James Murdoch’s increased involvement in Sky – where he is now chairman – and his role as boss of Fox. It also says that criminal convictions for journalists over phone hacking and ongoing civil cases against the parent company of the Sun and the News of the World newspapers are also on their own enough to justify a repeat of the Ofcom investigation. ...
The Econocracy review – how three students caused a global crisis in economics image
.... First, economics has shoved its way into all aspects of our public life. Flick through any newspaper and you’ll find it is not enough for mental illness to cause suffering, or for people to enjoy paintings: both must have a specific cost or benefit to GDP. ...
Is Snapchat the new Facebook? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:13:50 PM
....Snap, which is spending a lot of money on expanding its user base, made a net loss of $515m in 2016 – up on the $373m it lost in 2015. Both companies make their money from advertising at the expense of traditional advertising markets such as newspapers and TV. ...
Grexit? Greece again on the brink as debt crisis threatens break with EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:36:32 PM
....Ahead of Germany’s general election in September, Berlin’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has also raised the stakes with growing criticism of Greece – a tactic that has proved popular with voters who might otherwise support Germany’s far-right AfD party. Earlier this week Bild, the mass-selling newspaper, stoked passions further by suggesting the German government was warming to the idea of Greece leaving the euro – a notion Schäuble has openly supported in the past. ...
Volvo to seek volunteers for self-driving car trial in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:22:32 AM
.... The 4x4 cars have already taken to public roads in test in Gothenburg, Sweden. Speaking before a conference on insuring autonomous cars in London on Thursday, Anders Eugensson of Volvo told the Guardian: “They [the engineers] will not read the newspaper; they will sit there ready to grab the wheel. ...
Amartya Sen: ‘Referendums are like opinion polls. Sometimes they’re very wrong’ image
.... You are in a parliament, you have to think about it, these are important issues to consider. Referenda are a good way of catching the attention of people, but that has to be followed up by really serious engagement in arguments in parliament and newspapers. ...
Mexico braced for exodus to US as ‘Trump effect’ hurts the peso image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
.... And to swipe remittances, money that immigrants in the US send to relatives in Mexico – a multibillion-dollar lifeline – to fund the wall. “Every time he says something, the peso weakens against the dollar,” the El Mexicano newspaper lamented in an editorial after Trump’s press conference last week. ...
He's had three strikes. Surely Pearson's chief executive is out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:19:40 PM
....Fallon offered a spirited defence that, when the dust settles, the digital future in education will be stable, reliable and “at least as profitable” as the analogue past. The theory runs that educational publishing in the US is not like the newspaper business: prices for digital content, complete with tailored material and self-assessment features, might be lower but old-style printed textbooks will no longer pass through six hands. ...
Will the Pearson chief be brought to book over profits warnings? | Nils Pratley image
....Fallon offered a spirited defence that, when the dust settles, the digital future in education will be stable, reliable and “at least as profitable” as the analogue past. The theory runs that educational publishing in the US is not like the newspaper business: prices for digital content, complete with tailored material and self-assessment features, might be lower but old-style printed textbooks will no longer pass through six hands. ...
Theresa May’s cabinet: pretty rich, but nothing on Trump’s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 09:00:34 AM
....The man who memorably said the £250,000 he got a year for his Telegraph column was “chicken feed”. In the tax year 2014-15, Johnson’s accounts revealed the newspaper paid him £266,000, and he received nearly £225,000 from book royalties. ...
'Hard Brexit' fears hit pound and Asian stocks ahead of Theresa May's speech image
....4% at one point. “Europe is going to be dominating the headlines today and the focus is justifiably on May’s speech, and also on the interviews that Trump gave to European newspapers,” said Stefan Worrall, director of Japan equity sales at Credit Suisse in Tokyo. ...
Sterling skids to three-month low on hard Brexit concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 04:58:07 AM
....20 at one point – as concern mounted that the UK was heading for a “hard” Brexit from the European Union and its single market, a day before a speech by Theresa May on the government’s plans. Some newspapers have billed the prime minister’s speech on Tuesday as a push away from preferential EU single market access and a hardening of the UK’s stance toward an economic bloc that accounts for roughly half its exports and imports. ...
Hammond threatens EU with aggressive tax changes after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 08:57:08 AM
....The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has suggested Britain could transform its economic model into that of a corporate tax haven if the EU fails to provide it with an agreement on market access after Brexit. In an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Hammond said that if Britain were closed off from European markets after leaving the EU, it would consider abandoning a European-style social model with European-style taxation and regulation systems, and “become something different”. ...
Trump Organization handover plan slammed by ethics chief image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 04:57:49 AM
....No foreign deals will be made and domestic deals will be subject to "vigorous vetting", she added. Soon after, Mr Shaub said that the arrangement would not remove conflicts of interest for Mr Trump since, unlike in a blind trust, he would still see information about the businesses and deals being made in the newspapers and on television. ...
'She only makes tea': worst excuses for not paying UK minimum wage revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 06:30:12 AM
....”. But HMRC’s role in policing failure to pay the minimum wage has been criticised by Roger Lilley, one of two newspaper delivery workers who received the biggest payout yet for breaches by Midcounties Co-op. ...
Whitbread denies pork lasagne recipe misled customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:05:27 PM
....According to the Sun, which carried the story on its front page on Tuesday, the restaurant outlets did not change some of their menus for three months after pork had been added to the recipe. The newspaper said the dish was still being advertised as a "beef lasagne" even though it had pork in. ...
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Trinity Mirror confirms talks with Richard Desmond's Express Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:26:23 PM
....Negotiations, which are thought to have started late last year, are focused on a potential merger of back office and sales operations to make significant savings. The talks come as UK national newspaper publishers including Trinity Mirror, the Telegraph, the Sun and Times owner News UK and the Guardian explore combining print and digital advertising sales to fight back against the growing dominance of Google and Facebook. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
.... This is not quite the same thing as a history of advertising, which is a more ancient business. His story begins therefore not with the paid advertisements that featured in early newspapers and printed pamphlets, but with two separate developments. ...
Apple is not the only tech company kowtowing to China’s censors | Melissa Chan image
....Apple has not explained its latest decision and which law the New York Times fallen foul to. The newspaper has a Chinese-language edition of its paper. ...
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell rejected by shareholders again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:49 PM
....The scandal prompted a parliamentary inquiry last year, in which MPs likened the depot to a Victorian workhouse, reigniting long-held concerns about the level of control Ashley enjoys at the company. The newspaper reports also encouraged some investors to react after years of backing the board, including 76% of independent shareholders voting for Hellawell’s reappointment at the 2015 annual meeting. ...
The Sun losses exceed £60m as ad slump and hacking charges take toll image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:30 PM
.... The Sun scrapped its paywall in November 2015 after two years. “The main driver of this decline [in revenues] was the challenging market conditions for newspaper print advertising with double-digit declines currently common across the industry,” the company said. ...
Ascential to sell Drapers and Nursing Times as it ditches 'heritage' brands image
....In 2015, Ascential announced it was “retiring” the venerable Emap brand, which had been a publishing institution for almost 70 years. In the 1980s and 1990s Emap expanded via a series of launches and acquisitions to become a major UK media company encompassing local newspapers, trade and consumer magazines and radio. ...
Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 09:57:31 AM
....The technology will be able to read tens of thousands of medical certificates and factor in the length of hospital stays, medical histories and any surgical procedures before calculating payouts, according to the Mainichi Shimbun. While the use of AI will drastically reduce the time needed to calculate Fukoku Mutual’s payouts – which reportedly totalled 132,000 during the current financial year – the sums will not be paid until they have been approved by a member of staff, the newspaper said. ...
Holy Big Mac: Vatican's first McDonald's opens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 05:52:37 PM
....When the plan emerged last year, one of its most strident critics was Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, who said McDonald’s fare was far removed from Roman gastronomic traditions and not the healthiest of foods. “The mega sandwich shop on Borgo Pio is a disgrace,” Sgreccia told La Repubblica newspaper at the time. ...
Sports Direct chair Keith Hellawell faces renewed pressure to resign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 05:38:18 PM
....The scandal prompted a parliamentary inquiry last year, in which MPs likened the depot to a Victorian workhouse, reigniting long-held concerns about the level of control Ashley enjoys at the company. The newspaper reports also encouraged some investors to react after years of backing the board, including 76% of independent shareholders voting for Hellawell’s reappointment at the 2015 annual meeting. ...
Tesco cuts women's razor prices to end ‘sexist pricing’ image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 10:17:21 AM
....A Tesco spokesman told the BBC: "We are guided by doing what is right for our customers and by our commitment to offering clear, competitive and transparent pricing". A newspaper investigation last year claimed women and girls were charged, on average, 37% more for clothes, beauty products and toys. ...
Payday loans are capped. Now let’s tackle other high-cost credit | Gillian Guy image
. It’s not so long ago that newspapers were awash with horror stories of how payday loans were pushing people into dangerous cycles of debt and fuelling a raft of social problems. ...
Tesco cuts price of women's razors so they cost the same as men's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 01:30:16 PM
....Tesco has reduced the price of women’s standard razors to match that of men’s in the latest victory in the battle to eliminate gender discrimination in high street products. A newspaper investigation at the start of last year showed that women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items, ranging from toys to beauty products. ...

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