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...."Transforming industries isn't always about disrupting the incumbents; collaboration is equally as important," says Erez Mathan, chief operating office of GoCardless, a company building a global bank-to-bank payment network. "Through partnerships with major financial institutions, businesses across the eurozone can take recurring payments without high fees and piles of paperwork. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . In come First Group, the operator of Great Western, in partnership with Hong Kong-owned MTR, which will also run Crossrail trains. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....It has held that contract since 2014. Dave Stewart, chief executive of Wood Group's Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the eastern region, said: "This contract clearly demonstrates the strong partnership we have developed with Premier Oil in the North Sea; renewing our support of the Balmoral FPV and broadening our delivery to include the Solan field, which came on stream in April 2016. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... But only three have been successfully established, with Sheffield leading the way on volume. SHC is a partnership between Sheffield council, housebuilder Keepmoat and Great Places Housing Group, which will manage the affordable rented homes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Apple is the world's largest corporate donor to the Global Fund. The special-edition devices celebrate Apple's long-running partnership with Red and a portion of the sales will go towards its relief operations in Africa. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The prime minister has offered promises there too. Mrs May has said she's aiming for "phased implementation" of the new UK-EU partnership after the two years of Article 50 talks are over. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Auditor KPMG has been appointed to administer the compensation scheme with oversight from the FCA, which has not imposed a penalty on Tesco. The company said it had fully cooperated with the SFO and FCA investigations and undertaken an “extensive programme of change” that involved overhauling leadership, structures, financial controls, partnerships with suppliers, and the way the business buys and sells. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. American Airlines and China's biggest carrier by passengers, China Southern, have agreed a strategic partnership. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...." it added. The English football association said "active discussions are under way regarding a lower level partnership" with Vauxhall. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . And, according to figures released by the partnership, tourists spend in excess of £30bn and support up to 1. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Vauxhall drops FA home nations football sponsorship deals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:09:23 PM
...." it added. The English football association said "active discussions are under way regarding a lower level partnership" with Vauxhall. ...
London-Paris business and tourism partnerships announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:34:45 PM
.... . And, according to figures released by the partnership, tourists spend in excess of £30bn and support up to 1. ...
Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
....Auditor KPMG has been appointed to administer the compensation scheme with oversight from the FCA, which has not imposed a penalty on Tesco. The company said it had fully cooperated with the SFO and FCA investigations and undertaken an “extensive programme of change” that involved overhauling leadership, structures, financial controls, partnerships with suppliers, and the way the business buys and sells. ...
American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:03:21 AM
. American Airlines and China's biggest carrier by passengers, China Southern, have agreed a strategic partnership. ...
Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
...."Transforming industries isn't always about disrupting the incumbents; collaboration is equally as important," says Erez Mathan, chief operating office of GoCardless, a company building a global bank-to-bank payment network. "Through partnerships with major financial institutions, businesses across the eurozone can take recurring payments without high fees and piles of paperwork. ...
Wood Group extends contract with Premier Oil in £40m deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 09:25:05 AM
....It has held that contract since 2014. Dave Stewart, chief executive of Wood Group's Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the eastern region, said: "This contract clearly demonstrates the strong partnership we have developed with Premier Oil in the North Sea; renewing our support of the Balmoral FPV and broadening our delivery to include the Solan field, which came on stream in April 2016. ...
South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise image
.... . In come First Group, the operator of Great Western, in partnership with Hong Kong-owned MTR, which will also run Crossrail trains. ...
How one council is beating Britain's housing crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... But only three have been successfully established, with Sheffield leading the way on volume. SHC is a partnership between Sheffield council, housebuilder Keepmoat and Great Places Housing Group, which will manage the affordable rented homes. ...
Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:45:31 AM
.... Apple is the world's largest corporate donor to the Global Fund. The special-edition devices celebrate Apple's long-running partnership with Red and a portion of the sales will go towards its relief operations in Africa. ...
Brexit could damage UK's fight against corruption, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:07:05 AM
....Despite condemnation by the OECD after the BAE debacle, UK guidelines to law enforcement still do not prohibit factoring economic or political considerations into any prosecution decision. Separately, the OECD report also identifies Scotland, where highly secretive “limited partnerships” can be incorporated, as notably vulnerable to money laundering. ...
Everton urged to end StubHub ticket partnership by supporters trust image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:57:44 PM
. The Everton Supporters Trust has urged the club to end their partnership with StubHub amid claims fans can be exploited on the online ticket exchange. ...
Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error | Paul Collier and Alexander Betts image
.... One of the main vehicles for this would be through a series of five new SEZs, in which refugees would be employed alongside Jordanian nationals, partly building upon existing development areas. Over the next few months, the governments of Jordan and the UK, together with the World Bank, led the negotiation of a partnership to flesh out the details of the Jordan Compact and to carry the pilot forward. ...
Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 03:02:54 PM
....Apple has launched a red version of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as a new video app for iOS. The red iPhone celebrates Apple's 10-year partnership with Red, an organisation that aims to combat Aids. ...
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 is clear in its aims," he said. "A deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe - a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union. ...
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
....”. The MP for Tatton now has a total of six highly paid jobs including his constituency work, as: editor of the Evening Standard; chair of the Northern Powerhouse partnership; adviser to BlackRock; a Kissinger fellow in the US; and an after-dinner speaker. ...
Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond to buy Panmure Gordon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:15:51 AM
.... Atlas will control a majority stake, with QInvest maintaining its existing 43% stake. Diamond did not comment in a statement confirming the deal, but Matthew Hansen, boss of Atlas in the UK and Europe, said: “We believe there is significant opportunity for Atlas, in partnership with QInvest, to apply our operational skills and financial services expertise to enhance Panmure Gordon’s strong reputation and build a larger, successful boutique investment bank. ...
Robo-nurses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:11 AM
.... But Prof Thalmann says robots could be caring for the elderly within 10 years. US technology giant IBM is also busy with robo-nurse research, in partnership with Rice University, in Houston, Texas. ...
Scottish independence: Referendum demand 'will be rejected' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:01:03 PM
....But Mrs May said her message to Ms Sturgeon was clear - "now is not the time". The prime minister added: "I think we should be working to get the right deal for Scotland and the UK with our future partnership with the European Union. ...
Marks and Spencer offers cafe space for 'frazzled' people image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:06:32 PM
....The aim of the sessions is to offer a space where people can talk openly with others about how they're feeling. The initiative is part of a partnership with comedian Ruby Wax, who has spoken often about her battle with depression. ...
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M&S launches mental health drop-ins as part of Ruby Wax project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:56:46 PM
.... Official figures last year showed the number of antidepressants given to patients in England has doubled in a decade. “This is a simple, pressure-free way of tackling what can be a taboo subject – feeling stressed,” said M&S retail director Sacha Berendji of the partnership, which is part of the company’s Plan A eco and ethical initiative. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
....The new sails will be fitted during the first half of 2018, then analysed at sea until the end of 2019. “This is one of the few fuel-saving technologies that could offer double-digit percentage improvements,” said Andrew Scott at the UK’s Energy Technologies Institute, an industry-government partnership that is helping fund the trial. ...
Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:00:07 AM
. A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded the Jacquard, a denim jacket with technology woven into the fabric. ...
Deal to allow individual Britons EU rights must go both ways, Theresa May told image
.... “I have received correspondence from thousands of affected citizens about this idea, and so hope that when it is raised it will be treated with an open mind,” he said. “We urge the negotiating parties to pursue a prudent and pragmatic approach so that a balanced deal for both the EU and the UK can be reached that does not introduce any unnecessary barriers to trade and mobility and which ensures that a strong partnership remains post-Brexit. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....9bn, and on Wednesday foreign secretary Boris Johnson told press in Jerusalem as he stood beside Netanyahu: “We are . building a global identity as a Britain that’s coming out of the EU and we want to build on our trading partnership with you. ...
Reddit is about 'starting a discussion' says co-founder image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 03:23:32 PM
. Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of the Reddit website, talks about changing perspectives, hosting Donald Trump fans, and future partnerships. ...
VW and Tata agree partnership to boost sales in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:27:03 PM
. VW and Tata have agreed to form a strategic partnership to help both companies boost economy car sales in India and emerging markets. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
.... This gives them a similar role to solicitors, however some areas of their work must be supervised. Other apprenticeship schemes involve partnerships with universities. ...
John Lewis slashes staff bonus to 6% – the lowest in 63 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:28:42 AM
....The group, which includes department stores and the Waitrose supermarket chain, said the bonus was the equivalent of three weeks’ pay and had been cut to retain profits and strengthen its balance sheet. “This allows us to maintain our level of investment in the face of what we expect to be an increasingly uncertain market this year, while absorbing the costs associated with adapting the partnership for the future,” said Sir Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the group. ...
John Lewis staff bonus cut again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:27:42 AM
....Employees will get a 6% bonus, more than three weeks' wages, down from 10% last year and the lowest since 1954, when it was 4%. The partnership said it held back more of its profits due to an "increasingly uncertain market this year". ...
Lack of pension equality for same-sex couples 'is sexual discrimination' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:05:48 PM
....”. Walker lost at the court of appeal in 2015 when judges ruled his claim could not be enforced because it applied to a period before gay civil partnerships were recognised by law. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
....". Aimed at small-to-medium-sized companies, the free-to-use app uses online sources and partnerships to pull in pricing information on everything from flights to car rental. ...
Theresa May must give Vauxhall assurances over Brexit, says Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:03:56 PM
....The Labour frontbench and MPs whose constituents work for Vauxhall said they were worried about the impact of Brexit in the coming years as PSA makes decisions about whether to invest more money in UK operations. There are potential concerns about the future of a UK-based partnership between Vauxhall and Renault, which is a major rival of PSA, to make vans in Luton. ...
NHS trust may use Uber taxis to transfer non-emergency patients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:10:37 AM
....”. “These partnerships tackle major challenges in the NHS, cracking down on bed-blocking and delayed discharges, while providing high-quality and efficient care. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
....When children drew pictures of the sky they coloured it in grey, instead of blue. Meanwhile, house ventilation systems are now being developed in increasingly sophisticated form by partnerships such as that between tech company Netatmo and Velux: sensors can automatically open and close windows depending on pollution levels outside and inside the house. ...
John Lewis and Waitrose owner set to reduce staff bonus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:49:46 PM
.... The highest payout in recent years was 18% in 2011. Despite enjoying strong trading over Christmas, the partnership warned in January that the annual bonus would be significantly lower than last year. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
....Here are the highlights of what Britain's business bosses are calling for. The government must work in partnership with firms to prioritise stability as Britain starts Brexit talks, says the Confederation of British Industry. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
.... Not the least is that vehicles are, on average, 17% more fuel efficient than in 1990, cutting into fuel tax revenue. Other funding mechanisms under consideration at the state and federal levels include mileage-based user fees, expanded tolling, congestion pricing and, on larger projects, public-private partnerships. ...
Nick Candy accused of being secret partner in brother's property group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:12 PM
.... Nick Candy also moved there two years later, but then returned to England where he is resident for tax purposes. “If, contrary to your evidence, CPC always was and still is a partnership then enormous sums of tax have been evaded by your brother,” Roger Stewart QC, acting for Holyoake, told Christian Candy, under cross-examination on Thursday. ...
More than half of new-build homes in England 'have major faults' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:01:10 AM
....”. Public land should be invested in public-private partnerships to deliver affordable homes and generate long-term revenues for the public sector. ...
Closed doors? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:04:15 AM
....But Lord Bilimoria said there was also a bigger global picture to be considered and any shift towards isolationism would have a deep negative impact on the UK's higher education system and cutting-edge research. University research depends on international partnerships, and, he said, "closing doors" would have long-lasting damage. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
...."Foxconn - with its experience working with Apple and Samsung - is certainly the standout device manufacturer," commented Tim Coulling from the tech research firm Canalys. "It's ability to help HMD go from small to large scale will be a critical factor in their partnership. ...
‘Part-time is unfairly interpreted as lack of commitment’ – our work expert responds image
.... You may know of companies from your time in marketing who would value using you on a freelance basis. Equally, there are small companies, partnerships usually, which specialise in providing such writing services to clients: from speeches and websites to internal memos and annual reports. ...
HMRC criticised over film industry tax avoidance probes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 02:46:36 AM
....The Ingenious scheme tried to use artificial losses arising from backing a range of films including Avatar, Life of Pi and Die Hard 4. The Icebreaker scheme attempted to create artificial losses from limited liability partnerships. ...
Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 01:54:08 PM
....The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre was just an idea when Sheffield University went and knocked on Boeing's door 16 years ago. It led to a partnership that has completely regenerated former industrial land that's more used to being on television because of its controversial history. ...
First Trust to close half its Northern Ireland branches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:36:10 AM
.... . The bank has also agreed a partnership with the Post Office enabling customers to bank in any of the 500 Post Offices in Northern Ireland. ...
Ex-John Lewis boss: 'The Tories are the insurgents in the West Midlands' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:00:00 AM
.... If elected in May, he plans to turn back to his former employer in an attempt to revolutionise public services. Street is looking to bring the company’s employee-owned partnership model into vital local services such as transport, social care and skills training, handing workers a stake in their performance. ...
O2 in £125m deal to keep naming rights to former Millennium Dome image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 06:31:06 AM
....The 10-year deal, announced the day after the venue played host to the 2017 Brit awards, means the Telefonica-owned mobile operator’s relationship with what was once the ill-fated Millennium Dome will stretch to at least 20 years. Under the agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) – the US company that purchased the site five years after it was shut after the millennium celebrations – O2 is thought to be paying between £10m and £15m a year in a wide-ranging partnership deal. ...
Carlos Ghosn refocuses Nissan role image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:33:29 AM
....Nissan's Alliance family is built around a 17-year cross shareholding agreement with Renault. Nissan has also previously acquired stakes or signed partnerships with other carmakers including Daimler. ...
UK plans draft response to foreign takeovers after failed Unilever bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:07:18 PM
....”. Theresa May finally gave the go-ahead for the new power plant in Somerset in September, after alarming the French and Chinese partnership that will deliver the project by putting the whole scheme under review. ...
Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....While not as aggressive as Paris, the state of Hesse is reportedly also exploring ways to change strict German worker protection rules so banks could fire high earners as easily as they can in London – although Berlin has signalled it does not agree. Frankfurt, which is seeking partnership with London rather than competition, must contend with its perception as a drab place to live: finance workers used to London may see Paris or even Amsterdam as more appealing than a provincial German city with fewer than 700,000 inhabitants. ...
Grandparents 'saving working families billions in childcare costs'  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
. Grandparents spend an average of over eight hours a week looking after their grandchildren, according to the report from insurer Ageas, in partnership with the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK). ...
Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:26:41 AM
....Microsoft is expected to release a new version of its tablet-first Surface Pro Windows 10 computer in the near future, although whether it will be more expensive than these post-Brexit referendum adjusted prices remains to be seen. The Redmond, Washington-based company came out in favour of the UK staying within the EU in May 2016 and employs more than 5,000 people in the UK, working in partnership with around 25,000 British businesses. ...
Here's how being married still has its financial benefits image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 08:07:00 AM
....3million cohabiting couples are putting their finances at risk by failing to realise they have fewer legal and benefit entitlements, according to new research from Aviva. Managing director Paul Brencher says this is a growing problem as more of us are marrying later or not at all: “Cohabiting couples do not enjoy the same financial benefits as those who are married or in a civil partnership. ...
General Motors looks to sell loss-making Vauxhall and Opel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 01:42:44 PM
....But if the two firms opt for a sale, the combined might of the Peugeot, Citroën and Opel brands would see PSA Group overtake Renault to become Europe’s second-largest car firm behind Volkswagen. GM and PSA Group already cooperate on the production of minivans and SUVs but their partnership was diminished in 2013 when GM sold a 7% stake in the French firm for £250m. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... The prime minister said: “We in the UK are determined to continue to be your partner of choice. I am determined that the UK will be at the forefront of a wider western effort to step up our defence and security partnership. ...
Hundreds of Waitrose jobs may go as retailer plans six store closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:17:54 PM
....Waitrose had a strong Christmas, with sales at established stores up by 2. 8%, but the partnership’s chairman, Charlie Mayfield, warned of a challenging year ahead as retailers would have to absorb a big chunk of the rising cost of importing goods due to the fall in the value of the pound, just as they are coping with shoppers’ shift to buying online. ...
UK supreme court backs woman's right to receive late partner's pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:31:29 AM
.... Our legal system largely ignores the needs and obligations of the adult members of separated, unmarried, families. Although cohabitants do have some legal protection in several areas, cohabitation does not alter a couple’s legal status, unlike marriage and civil partnership. ...
‘Your husband could end his MBA with little but debt to show for it’ – our work expert responds image
.... Are any of your contemporaries with whom you’ve had conversations, for example, doing interesting things you could contribute to?. So rather than thinking how you might set out on your own, I think you’d be better researching existing companies, partnerships, networks and groups – approach those with whom you feel you might have a mutually beneficial fit. ...
Power tools and sausage sizzles: meet the new Aussie face of Homebase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:11:27 PM
....Foreign retailers, even those with enviable track records at home, have come unstuck in the UK. The biggest disaster in recent times was Best Buy’s assault on the electricals market in partnership with Carphone Warehouse. ...
Hand delivered: will Ocado's robot soon be picking your shopping? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:49:24 PM
....Ocado is testing a robot hand that can pick and pack fruit and vegetables in a move that could reduce its reliance on thousands of warehouse workers. The online grocery retailer is developing the machines in partnership with academic institutions in Germany, Italy and Austria as well as Disney Research – a Zurich-based lab that is part of the US entertainment group behind Mickey Mouse and Frozen. ...
Highly paid part-time roles on the up as employers embrace job shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 12:01:38 AM
.... The only other role in the private sector from the list was human resources director at Lloyds carried out on three days a week each by Alix Ainsley and Charlotte Cherry. They began working as a job share partnership three years ago and moved together to the bank from another firm last year. ...
Smoot and Hawley, the ghosts of tariffs past, haunt the White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:00:23 PM
.... And Hoover was the man who signed off on Smoot and Hawley’s bill. Hawley, an Oregon congressman and a professor of history and economics, became a stock figure in the textbooks of his successors thanks to his partnership with the lean, patrician figure of Senator Reed Smoot, a Mormon apostle known as the “sugar senator” for his protectionist stance towards Utah’s sugar beet industry. ...
Britain has grown rich by chasing the cash. Now it has lost the scent | Will Hutton image
....Seen through this lens, Brexit is just another twist in perfidious Albion’s long history of opportunism – from Drake’s raids on Spanish treasure ships, to looting India, then to embracing the European project (with the opt-outs from things we didn’t like) before leaving. Now our aim is to build whatever trade partnership with the EU we can without the EU’s irritating constraints, but leaving us free to cut deals with any fast-growing country or region in the world we choose, while controlling immigration. ...
Tesco to buy Budgens and Londis owner Booker in £3.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 07:18:45 AM
....Retail experts nevertheless said Tesco’s biggest challenge would be convincing regulators that competition in the convenience store market was not being lessened by the combination, as in some neighbourhoods it is possible that Tesco will either run or supply every grocery outlet. James Lowman, chief executive of the Association of Convenience Stores, said opinion would be divided: “Some retailers will welcome this news, others will be concerned about competing with stores supplied through the merged Booker and Tesco business, and some will be uneasy at the prospect of working in partnership with one of their biggest historical competitors. ...
Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris image
.... It also rests on simple maths, and how on earth Trump and his people might square the kind of fiscal activism not seen since the 1930s with his plans to slash taxes. Trump has vaguely talked about public-private partnerships and tax breaks for infrastructure companies; by way of calling his bluff, Democrats in the Senate have drawn up a $1 trillion infrastructure plan they say could largely be funded by the federal government. ...
Post Office launches 'biggest expansion of face-to-face banking in a generation'  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 04:32:00 PM
....". Under the partnership the Post Office, banks and the Government are to work to raise awareness of the services available to customers who require face-to-face branch services. ...
Sainsbury's chairman sanctioned for using staff to work on country home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:00:26 AM
....The Sainsbury’s employee gave advice after visiting Tyler’s property several times, during working hours, and asked a supermarket building contractor to develop a proposed action plan – which the firm carried out for free. It then conducted a £10,000 installation of an oil-fired boiler in partnership with builders already working on Tyler’s property. ...
Theresa May’s industrial plan signals shift to more state intervention image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 12:28:07 AM
....He called for the government to “remove the existing disincentives to investment posed by a punitive business rates regime and crippling energy prices. The government must firm up procurement policies to support the British steel industry, support skills development, invest in R&D and build a partnership approach to industrial relations and management. ...
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: faces of the new 'global citizen class'? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 05:50:56 PM
....More than 10% of the world’s 212,625 ultra-high net worth individuals – defined as those with assets of at least $30m (£24m) – own five or more properties in addition to their main home, the research found. “More than ever before these homes of the wealthy will be spread far and wide, across different countries and continents,” the report, produced in partnership with the luxury estate agents Warburg Realty and Barnes International Realty, said. ...
Chinese company Alibaba signs deal to be major sponsor of Olympic Games image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 01:41:33 PM
.... On Thursday, in another sign of Chinese companies’ increasing willingness to flex their financial muscle and sign major global sporting deals, Ma was happily handing over millions of dollars after agreeing what he called a “historical” deal for Alibaba to be a leading sponsor of the summer and winter Olympics until 2028. Under the terms of the deal, announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Alibaba joins McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Visa on the International Olympic Committee’s highest level TOP partnership programme for the next six Games, as well becoming the IOC’s official Cloud Services and e-commerce platform services partner. ...
Stonewall names Lloyds the UK's most inclusive employer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....Banking group Lloyds has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain by Stonewall. The firm won the accolade after launching a new volunteering programme, forming official partnerships with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charities. ...
What do business leaders think of Theresa May's Brexit speech? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:56:08 PM
.... The government’s support for interim arrangements is essential to ensure there are no cliff-edge effects when the UK leaves the EU. “We will continue to work with government and regulators to support its negotiation strategy to agree a new partnership with the EU. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
.... He predicts a surge of strategic cooperation instead. “We will see even more cross-industry partnerships for autonomous driving in the future in which car makers and a large range of tech firms from chipmakers to big data specialists, telcos and mobility platforms will work together. ...
Our next Scandi import: organic ‘folk food’ for all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:05:01 AM
.... “We need to increase availability of organic products, and that means convincing retailers that organic should be a key part of their sales strategy,” he said. “That’s where our partnership with Denmark will be crucial as we share the insights and strategy they have pursued to get more organic on shelf in the UK. ...

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