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....Some of those who refused to make these payments, which were greater than those agreed in suppliers’ contracts, were given notice that they would be ousted within as little as four to eight weeks, according to the industry watchdog. Other changes including cost price reductions were also demanded from suppliers with as little as 24 hours notice under the group’s project renewal plan, designed in partnership with the Bain & Company consultancy to save costs and help cut prices for shoppers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The government should cut the Bank of Ireland out of the Post Office network and establish a state-run Post Bank, using it to boost services to small firms and rural communities, a new report argues. Ending the partnership – which offers savings, credit cards and mortgages through the Post Office brand – and buying the Dublin-based bank’s Post Office assets would cost up to £2bn, according to research from Cass Business School on behalf of the Communication Workers Union. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... With the Ionic tracker, due to go on sale next month, cardholders will be able to pay with Fitbit Pay. Meanwhile, on Thursday Visa also announced a partnership with Garmin, perhaps best known for its satnav and GPS products. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The report’s authors, former employees of the engineering giant Arup and the recently privatised Green Investment Bank, called on ministers to tackle the problem by creating Clean Energy Action Partnerships between national and local government. The partnerships would employ teams of experts to support councils who want to build local low carbon projects, such as heat networks or solar power. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....She said that Sainsbury’s investors should be relieved that the Co-op had taken the lead in takeover talks as the supermarket was now likely to avoid a CMA investigation and Nisa shareholders’ discontent. “A Co-op-Nisa partnership provides more benefits than a partnership with Sainsbury’s would have done due to complementary business models, supply chains, and customer requirements,” she said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Analysis of the 50 most-followed celebrities on Instagram by the US marketing firm Mediakix in May found that 93% of posts promoting a brand were not compliant with the FTC guidelines. Instagram recently confirmed that it would soon begin rolling out use of a “Paid partnership with” tag to “more clearly communicate when a commercial relationship exists between a creator and a business”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Several teams of academics are competing for a $1m (£770,000) prize promised by Galvani by racing to develop an implant that can record, stimulate and block neural signals, and are testing prototypes in animals. Galvani has struck more than 50 partnerships to speed up the development of bioelectronics, but is also working on its own device. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 06:32:47 PM
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.... They will remain independent contractors rather than becoming partners, the term John Lewis uses for its staff who jointly own the company. The independent tradespeople have all been through a “rigorous” six-stage recruitment process in partnership with trade associations including interviews, background checks, reviews of their past work and training in customer service. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... At stake is an enormous online retail market which Amazon not only want to protect, but grow. The move also comes a day after Walmart announced a partnership with Google where the search giant will start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“I firmly believe the early rounds of the negotiations have already demonstrated that many questions around our withdrawal are inextricably linked to our future relationship,” Davis said. He added: “Both sides need to move swiftly on to discussing our future partnership, and we want that to happen after the European council in October. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Jobs’ multimillion dollar textbook was never released to the public, but in January 2012, three months after he died, the company revealed a stripped-down version of his plan: iBooks Textbooks, a partnership with the publishing industry to sell $15 high school textbooks for the iPad in the US. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:53:35 AM
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. Q My partner and I (we are in a same-sex relationship of four years but no civil partnership) are buying a house for £377,500 as joint tenants. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Agency fees, for M&C Saatchi and the media planning and buying agency Manning Gottlieb OMD, totalled £3m. A further £3m was spent on partnerships, PR and social media customer service, and £1m on legal fees, staff costs and contingency. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 29th of August 2017 04:25:34 PM
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....A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spokesman said: “Our automotive sector is one of the most productive in the world and Toyota’s decision in March to invest £240m upgrading its Burnaston plant in Derby, with £21m of additional government support, was a further demonstration of this. “The government has been clear that we believe an interim period is in the interests of both the UK and the EU, providing certainty to businesses and citizens, and ensuring we avoid any cliff-edge as we move to our future partnership. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Artists like Swift know exactly how to directly engage with their fans on Twitter. Her ability to strike a conversation between herself and fans is priceless,” says Will Hardy, entertainment partnership manager at Twitter. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The EU27 have consistently said they will require sufficient progress to be made on three issues – the Northern Ireland border, the divorce bill, and the future status of EU citizens – before negotiations can move onto the future partnership between Britain and the EU. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Death is an expensive business: insurer SunLife last year said the average funeral, not including the send-off, cost £3,897, and in May the Guardian reported that typical cremation and burial fees had risen by at least 5% in a year. Consumer group Fairer Finance, in partnership with Dignity, one of the largest funeral plan providers, published a report in July that called for stronger industry regulation. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Traineeships, which were introduced in 2013, are under the spotlight as jobcentres across Britain prepare to sanction potentially thousands of young people if they do not agree to take up a traineeship, apprenticeship or work experience. Halfords runs a two-month scheme in partnership with Qube, which involves 25 hours a week working in store and three at a training centre. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The lesson from Portugal is not just that breaking with austerity is good for the economy, but that a more democratic electoral system provides the basis for challenging the mantra of “there is no alternative” by giving a stronger voice to a wider range of political views. If Britain used proportional representation, we would not simply be relieved that Labour did better than expected in June’s general election but would be potentially experiencing our own anti-austerity economic revival from a Labour-led minority government in partnership with smaller progressive parties. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Social media stars face crackdown over money from brands image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of September 2017 11:26:40 PM
.... Analysis of the 50 most-followed celebrities on Instagram by the US marketing firm Mediakix in May found that 93% of posts promoting a brand were not compliant with the FTC guidelines. Instagram recently confirmed that it would soon begin rolling out use of a “Paid partnership with” tag to “more clearly communicate when a commercial relationship exists between a creator and a business”. ...
UK cities expected to get millions of pounds for green energy projects image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:00:02 AM
....The report’s authors, former employees of the engineering giant Arup and the recently privatised Green Investment Bank, called on ministers to tackle the problem by creating Clean Energy Action Partnerships between national and local government. The partnerships would employ teams of experts to support councils who want to build local low carbon projects, such as heat networks or solar power. ...
Toyota's future investment in UK 'at risk from Brexit uncertainty' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:54:12 PM
....A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spokesman said: “Our automotive sector is one of the most productive in the world and Toyota’s decision in March to invest £240m upgrading its Burnaston plant in Derby, with £21m of additional government support, was a further demonstration of this. “The government has been clear that we believe an interim period is in the interests of both the UK and the EU, providing certainty to businesses and citizens, and ensuring we avoid any cliff-edge as we move to our future partnership. ...
Tim Cook: Apple products aren't just for the rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:53:35 AM
....”. Jobs’ multimillion dollar textbook was never released to the public, but in January 2012, three months after he died, the company revealed a stripped-down version of his plan: iBooks Textbooks, a partnership with the publishing industry to sell $15 high school textbooks for the iPad in the US. ...
Halfords and Prudential criticised over unpaid traineeships image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:00:26 AM
....Traineeships, which were introduced in 2013, are under the spotlight as jobcentres across Britain prepare to sanction potentially thousands of young people if they do not agree to take up a traineeship, apprenticeship or work experience. Halfords runs a two-month scheme in partnership with Qube, which involves 25 hours a week working in store and three at a training centre. ...
SavvyWoman calls on banks to make joint account rules clearer for couples image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 10:01:00 AM
....6 per cent) don't know who is liable to repay a debt on a joint account. Official statistics show that over four in ten marriages in the UK end in divorce and the percentage of relationships that end is higher among couples who live together but who aren’t married or in a civil partnership. ...
Don't dig deep for a pre-paid funeral plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Death is an expensive business: insurer SunLife last year said the average funeral, not including the send-off, cost £3,897, and in May the Guardian reported that typical cremation and burial fees had risen by at least 5% in a year. Consumer group Fairer Finance, in partnership with Dignity, one of the largest funeral plan providers, published a report in July that called for stronger industry regulation. ...
Anti-smuggling proposal 'may let tobacco industry in by back door' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 12:18:16 PM
....”. In a statement, the partnership said: “We trust that the commission and member states will be vigilant and resist attempts by the industry to push for its own system through third parties or position itself as a partner of national authorities in the tracking and tracing of its products. ...
Government should cut Bank of Ireland out of Post Office bank, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:01:44 PM
....The government should cut the Bank of Ireland out of the Post Office network and establish a state-run Post Bank, using it to boost services to small firms and rural communities, a new report argues. Ending the partnership – which offers savings, credit cards and mortgages through the Post Office brand – and buying the Dublin-based bank’s Post Office assets would cost up to £2bn, according to research from Cass Business School on behalf of the Communication Workers Union. ...
Asda forced to repay suppliers after breaching fair dealing code image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:29:45 PM
....Some of those who refused to make these payments, which were greater than those agreed in suppliers’ contracts, were given notice that they would be ousted within as little as four to eight weeks, according to the industry watchdog. Other changes including cost price reductions were also demanded from suppliers with as little as 24 hours notice under the group’s project renewal plan, designed in partnership with the Bain & Company consultancy to save costs and help cut prices for shoppers. ...
Progressives take note: Brexit means Brexit, so let’s create a vision for it | Ivan Lewis image
.... A federal state with far greater devolution of power and financial autonomy to the nations and city regions. The new cadre of elected mayors should have a leading role in developing trading, cultural and educational partnerships with their counterparts across the world. ...
Should Oxford and the V&A take millions from this Putin pal and Trump donor? image
.... Eventually Blavatnik combined assets with Viktor Vekselberg and Mikhail Fridman to form AAR. Their partnership with BP ended in acrimony. ...
From streaming to selfies – six things Taylor Swift taught the music industry image
....“Artists like Swift know exactly how to directly engage with their fans on Twitter. Her ability to strike a conversation between herself and fans is priceless,” says Will Hardy, entertainment partnership manager at Twitter. ...
Contactless means your car keys are the debit card of the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 06:00:07 AM
.... With the Ionic tracker, due to go on sale next month, cardholders will be able to pay with Fitbit Pay. Meanwhile, on Thursday Visa also announced a partnership with Garmin, perhaps best known for its satnav and GPS products. ...
John Lewis rolls out scheme to take the hassle out of finding a tradesperson image
.... They will remain independent contractors rather than becoming partners, the term John Lewis uses for its staff who jointly own the company. The independent tradespeople have all been through a “rigorous” six-stage recruitment process in partnership with trade associations including interviews, background checks, reviews of their past work and training in customer service. ...
Co-op closes in on £130m Nisa takeover as Sainsbury's pauses talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:31:02 AM
....She said that Sainsbury’s investors should be relieved that the Co-op had taken the lead in takeover talks as the supermarket was now likely to avoid a CMA investigation and Nisa shareholders’ discontent. “A Co-op-Nisa partnership provides more benefits than a partnership with Sainsbury’s would have done due to complementary business models, supply chains, and customer requirements,” she said. ...
Hasta la vista, PPI! Schwarzenegger fronts FCA's £42m campaign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 04:25:34 PM
....Agency fees, for M&C Saatchi and the media planning and buying agency Manning Gottlieb OMD, totalled £3m. A further £3m was spent on partnerships, PR and social media customer service, and £1m on legal fees, staff costs and contingency. ...
No 10 insists early talks on post-Brexit trade deal are possible image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 11:42:44 AM
....”. The EU27 have consistently said they will require sufficient progress to be made on three issues – the Northern Ireland border, the divorce bill, and the future status of EU citizens – before negotiations can move onto the future partnership between Britain and the EU. ...
Electroceuticals: the 'bonkers' gamble that could pay off for GlaxoSmithKline image
....Several teams of academics are competing for a $1m (£770,000) prize promised by Galvani by racing to develop an implant that can record, stimulate and block neural signals, and are testing prototypes in animals. Galvani has struck more than 50 partnerships to speed up the development of bioelectronics, but is also working on its own device. ...
Lessons on austerity from all over Europe | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 04:48:15 PM
....The lesson from Portugal is not just that breaking with austerity is good for the economy, but that a more democratic electoral system provides the basis for challenging the mantra of “there is no alternative” by giving a stronger voice to a wider range of political views. If Britain used proportional representation, we would not simply be relieved that Labour did better than expected in June’s general election but would be potentially experiencing our own anti-austerity economic revival from a Labour-led minority government in partnership with smaller progressive parties. ...
Whole Foods price cuts are at center of Amazon-Walmart online war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:38:51 PM
.... At stake is an enormous online retail market which Amazon not only want to protect, but grow. The move also comes a day after Walmart announced a partnership with Google where the search giant will start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. ...
Should we buy as joint tenants or tenants in common? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 01:30:49 PM
. Q My partner and I (we are in a same-sex relationship of four years but no civil partnership) are buying a house for £377,500 as joint tenants. ...
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Brexit: UK hopes of autumn trade talks 'will be dashed', says Slovenian PM image
....“I firmly believe the early rounds of the negotiations have already demonstrated that many questions around our withdrawal are inextricably linked to our future relationship,” Davis said. He added: “Both sides need to move swiftly on to discussing our future partnership, and we want that to happen after the European council in October. ...
Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie image
....9 mm-thick smartphone has similar specifications to other top-end rivals, but lacks the super-slim bezel designs of the best devices from 2017, with large panels above and below the screen, which have been eliminated by rivals. Nokia’s rekindled partnership with Zeiss has produced dual 13-megapixel cameras for the back of the phone. ...
UK will 'mirror' much of EU customs system for Brexit, plans reveal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 11:31:05 AM
....But even the two scenarios outlined by the government for this end-state position could still involve substantial overlap with EU customs procedures to try to minimise chaos at ports. The second, and more ambitious, of two options outlined in Tuesday’s paper was called a “new customs partnership” and “would involve the UK mirroring the EU’s requirements for imports from the rest of the world where their final destination is the EU”. ...
Fairtrade chief defends cocoa sourcing scheme with Cadbury owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 04:55:37 PM
. The chief executive of the Fairtrade Foundation has defended a controversial partnership with Cadbury owner Mondelēz and the creation of a rival sustainable cocoa sourcing scheme. ...
Men from poor families twice as likely to be single, IFS study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 11:01:42 PM
.... “And this is a new phenomenon. Amongst men born 12 years earlier, the differences in partnership status and partner earnings by family background were considerably smaller. ...
Co-op ATM thieves to be sprayed with long-lasting traceable gel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:01:07 AM
.... The gel glows neon yellow under UV light and is “difficult for criminals to remove”. The Metropolitan police has a partnership with SmartWater aimed at cutting the number of burglaries in London. ...
Richard Branson cedes control of Virgin Atlantic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:01:06 PM
....The deal forms part of an extensive tie-up on lucrative transatlantic routes announced by Virgin, Delta and Air France-KLM on Thursday. The three airlines, along with ailing Italian carrier Alitalia, will join together in a single joint venture on flights between Europe and the US, co-operating on schedules and frequent flyer schemes – an alliance that will step up competition with the partnership between American Airlines and Branson’s great rival, British Airways. ...
AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot's 'pivotal' year is turning out horribly | Nils Pratley image
.... That’s definitely true. Another lung cancer pill, Tagrisso, has produced good data and the company is forming a potentially big partnership with Merck on another immuno-oncology drug, Lynparza. ...
Labour softens stance on staying in single market after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 10:49:04 AM
.... “As we spelled out in our election manifesto, Labour believes that the Brexit negotiations should put jobs and the economy first, with the priority of tariff-free access to the European single market. “We want to see a new partnership with the EU that maintains the benefits of both the single market and the customs union. ...
Boots ends 130 years of manufacturing as it sells off factories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 12:24:08 PM
....Globally, Fareva produces and packs pharmaceutical, beauty, industrial and household products backed by 12 research and development centres. Walgreens Boots Alliance said: “The proposed agreement will create a partnership to provide Walgreens Boots Alliance with a core multinational manufacturing and development resource, enabling the company to accelerate its global product strategy. ...
Ground rents: aristocrats and shell firms among those making millions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 05:00:32 AM
....” It says many of the investors in its fund are pension groups looking for a secure long-term income. A Long Harbour spokesman said it met all of its tax obligations, adding that investors in its unit trusts and limited partnerships “are responsible for payment of any of their own taxes”. ...
How a father's tragedy moved the Teamsters to fight an opioid distributor image
.... It said it has set up extensive new mechanisms to prevent the delivery of opioids to pharmacies suspected of feeding the epidemic and is “aggressively working” to prevent pills being misused. “We are doing everything we can to help address this crisis in close partnership with doctors, pharmacists, government and other organisations across the supply chain,” it said. ...
Tesco launches same day delivery across Britain as supermarket takes on Amazon image
....It comes as Amazon made further strides into the grocery market, with a takeover of Whole Foods announced last month. The online shopping giant last year launched AmazonFresh last year and a partnership with Morrisons, which allows customers to order fresh and frozen food from the supermarket. ...
Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 06:30:29 AM
....In response to the Guardian investigation, the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has now vowed to publish new guidelines on how these spaces – some of the city’s most prominent squares and plazas – are governed. In partnership with Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL), the capital’s environmental records centre, Guardian Cities has produced the first ever comprehensive map of pseudo-public spaces in the capital. ...
Great British Bake Off to be sponsored by Lyle's Golden Syrup and Dr Oetker image
....Channel 4’s relaunch of Bake Off, which also includes newly arrived hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding, has to prove it retains the recipe for success with viewers for budget-watching advertisers to come out in force next year. Jonathan Lewis, head of digital and partnership innovation at Channel 4, said that bringing on board two brands has been common in the past, such as with the channel’s hugely successful coverage of the London 2012 Paralympics. ...
Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case image
....Court documents and company records show that AFI was cited in the Prevezon case as a business partner of the defendants. In 2008, Prevezon entered a partnership with AFI in which Prevezon bought for €3m, a 30% stake in four AFI subsidiaries in the Netherlands. ...
Mike Ashley brushes off 60% dive in profits as shares in Sports Direct rise image
....Ashley told City analysts that he was now expecting a better UK performance at Sports Directs partly because the company had “smashed the ball out of the park” with its investment in more up-market flagship stores. The latest development is a new strategic partnership with Japanese footwear brand Asics, which will take space in Sports Direct’s flagship stores. ...
Peer-to-peer lender Ratesetter hit by £80m of struggling loans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 07:37:39 PM
....A further £32m has been loaned via George Banco, a provider of consumer credit, in which Ratesetter had taken an equity stake. Ratesetter now says it is withdrawing from its partnership with the company and will only be a “passive shareholder in the business”. ...
The man who won a landmark legal battle for same-sex pension rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
.... Not only had the company promised to do so, Walker believed, but the Department of Work and Pensions’ opposition undermined claims that the Conservatives had delivered equal rights to gay and lesbian citizens. The government relied on exemptions in the 2010 Equality Act that, their lawyers argued, permitted firms to restrict benefits generated by periods of service before 2005, when civil partnerships were introduced. ...
One in three Burberry shareholders revolt against executive pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 03:37:20 PM
....The new appointment followed pressure from shareholders concerned that Bailey was struggling to handle his dual role in a luxury goods market faced with slowing sales across key markets such as China and the Middle East. Speaking after the meeting, Gobbetti said both he and Bailey were used to working in partnership. ...
Sports Direct buys 26% stake in Game Digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:59:54 AM
....Game said in a statement to the London Stock Exchange that it was aware Sports Direct had taken “significant strategic equity stakes in a number of retail and brand businesses across both the UK and US”, and that it was “pleased that the strategic value of the group has been recognised by Sports Direct”. It added: “The group looks forward to working collaboratively with Sports Direct to explore the clear opportunities that a constructive partnership and collaboration can deliver for all stakeholders in the gaming, live events and rapidly growing eSports markets in which it operates. ...
Carillion has 'no future without rights issue of at least £500m' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:20:18 AM
....Meetings through Saturday and Sunday produced an 800-word statement to the stock exchange, which shocked the City when it was released at 7am on Monday morning. It was a monster profit warning following an £845m writedown, of which £375m related to three large public private partnership (PPP) contracts in the UK and £470m to the cost of pulling out of several markets in the Middle East and Canada. ...
Paris's Colette – 'the trendiest store in the world' – set to close image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 01:19:11 PM
.... During its final four months, collaborations are planned with Sacai, Chanel and Saint Laurent. Other past partnerships have ranged from Ikea to Hermès and Vespa to Vans shoes. ...
Carillion boss steps down as shares crash 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:40:51 AM
....Carillion has worked on the £400m Battersea power station revamp in London, the £335m Royal Liverpool University hospital, Birmingham’s flagship library and the expansion of Liverpool FC’s main stand at Anfield. But some of these projects have run into problems, and the firm announced a writedown of £845m related to three big public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the UK, including the Royal Liverpool, and the cost of pulling out of construction projects in the Middle East and Canada. ...
German industry warns UK not to expect help in Brexit negotiations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 08:51:32 AM
....A government spokeswoman said: “While we will be leaving the single market and the EU customs union, we want to achieve a comprehensive free trade agreement that allows for the most frictionless possible trade. The government has been clear that we want to ensure a smooth implementation of our new partnership with the European Union that is in the interests of businesses in the UK and across the EU. ...
UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market image
....”. A government spokesperson said on Thursday evening: “The government has been clear that we want to ensure a smooth implementation of our new partnership with the European Union that is in the interests of businesses in the UK and across the EU. ...
Jeremy Corbyn: UK firms must pay more tax to fund better education image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 11:20:27 AM
....“I don’t see a future for this country of being a sort of low-tax haven on the shores of Europe. I see the future of this country as one that has a close partnership with the European Union, a tariff-free trade access to Europe and a similarity in taxation levels. ...
Post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal urged by ministers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:50:52 AM
...."Our overall aim is to ensure that patients in the UK and across the EU continue to be able to access the best and most innovative medicines," they added. In the letter, they cited examples where the UK and EU partnership had helped patients, including the licensing of 130 products to treat rare diseases. ...
Channel 4's Bake Off set 'will be product-placement-free' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 02:25:38 PM
....Advertisers think Bake Off is a really good property, but very few have that big chunk of cash to commit in this market. “The Bake Off tent will look exactly as it always has when it airs on Channel 4 for the first time later this year,” said Jonathan Lewis, head of digital partnership innovation at Channel 4. ...
Horror stories told by central bankers will not end in an interest rate shock image
.... On a line that promised easy pickings, first GNER and then National Express each lasted only 18 months before announcing they couldn’t make it work. The present incumbent has managed two years before confirming it would be seeking some form of bailout, demanding that the Department for Transport renegotiate with preferential terms for the Stagecoach-Virgin partnership. ...
Online fraud 'overlooked' by government says watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
....Improved data-sharing between banks and law enforcement had closed thousands of accounts linked to fraud, it said, adding that it was working with Financial Fraud Action UK on its Take Five to Stop Fraud awareness campaign. Tom Ironside of the British Retail Consortium said: "The retail industry strongly supports a much closer partnership between the government, law enforcement and industry to tackle online fraud. ...
Malawi and Unicef launch drone air corridor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:27:48 PM
. Malawi has launched Africa's first air corridor to test the use of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in humanitarian missions in partnership with the UN children's agency, Unicef. ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
.... There ought to some comprehension of the forces that drive ever-closer union. There ought to be some effort to see how countries, overrun time and again in war, have a different order of priorities for partnership. ...
Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings image
.... Puma is now replacing short-term contracts for workers who have given more than two years’ service. It was engaging with Better Factories Cambodia – a partnership between the United Nations’ labour organisation and the International Finance Corporation. ...
UK caves in to EU demand to agree divorce bill before trade talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:23:20 PM
.... Whitehall officials had feared that future trade deals could be held to ransom while the EU extracted the highest possible divorce settlement from a weakened UK government. “The UK wants to build a deep and special partnership with the EU,” Davis reportedly told Barnier during their plenary session. ...
Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 01:26:19 PM
....Analysts at Bernstein suggested Morrisons and Sainsbury’s were possible targets in the UK alongside Ahold Delhaize in the Netherlands and France’s Carrefour. But Roberts said Amazon already operated partnerships with a number of regional supermarkets in the US as well as Morrisons in the UK and would not necessarily need to buy them out in order to expand. ...
Tesco says price rises are last resort as UK growth hits seven-year high image
....Last year Tesco removed Marmite and other household brands made by Unilever from its website after the manufacturer tried to raise its prices by about 10% as a result of sterling’s slump after the Brexit vote. “The whole idea is to work in partnership with our suppliers,” Lewis said. ...
Debt warning: Cash-strapped Brits adding a TENNER a day to their burdens - this is how image
....”. The group runs free financial education courses, in partnership with the Open University, which have helped 250,000 learn about finance and gain confidence dealing with money, but more action is needed, added Mr Harrison. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....Silicon Valley’s other behemoth, Google parent company Alphabet, has also shifted the focus of its driverless vehicle plans towards technology for installation in cars built by established automotive firms. The company’s Waymo division confirmed on Monday it is phasing out its “Firefly” bubble car and has instead sought to highlight its partnership on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan. ...
EasyJet offers private jet experience at Luton – without the private jet image
....Passengers can pay £475 to be checked in and clear security while relaxing in a luxury lounge, before being driven across the airfield to the plane in a private car and returning to bleak reality onboard. The partnership will allow passengers travelling from the headquarters of Britain’s biggest budget airline to use Luton’s new Signature terminal, opened in December 2016. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
....”. In a trading update, Capita confirmed it had “entered a period of exclusive engagement with British Airways to explore forming a potential partnership to support its global customer contact operations”. ...
Celebrity rich list 2017: Taylor Swift falls to 49th place as Diddy takes top spot image
....Rapper and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs landed on top of the rich list for 2017 with annual earnings of $130m. Combs’ big payout was thanks to his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, earnings from his Sean John clothing line, and his partnership with Ciroc vodka. ...
Qatar and the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:51:11 AM
....". Qatari Diar also has a partnership with the real estate investment company Delancey and the Dutch pension fund asset manager, APG to develop and rent the 2012 Olympic Athletes' Village, known as East Village, and the Elephant and Castle redevelopment. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....Interns in the UK are entitled to the national minimum wage unless they are under 16 or are taking part in a student internship for less than a year as part of a school or university course. Halliburton said applicants for its unpaid positions could use their work as part of a degree but did not say whether they formed part of a recognised course in partnership with specific universities. ...
Hopes of EU-US trade agreement put on ice, say Brussels sources image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 10:46:08 PM
....Neither Donald Trump nor European officials raised the possible resumption of talks during the US president’s visit to Brussels last month, EU sources said. Documents relating to the transatlantic trade and investment partnership, known as TTIP, had now been locked in a filing cabinet and the code to open it had been lost, one diplomat joked. ...
Canada calling: tech industry lures workers north in wake of Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 10:00:21 AM
....”. The opportunity comes at a unique time for Canada’s tech industry, said Heather Galt who helms Go North Canada, a partnership between the country’s tech organisations aimed at bringing Canadian expats home. ...
Walmart asking staff to deliver online orders on their way home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 06:36:59 PM
.... Britain’s biggest supermarket this week announced it had successfully used a six-wheeled buggy to deliver food from stores to homes in some parts of central London. The company said it planned to widen the pilot scheme in partnership with Starship Technologies, who make the robots that have also been used by takeaway company Just Eat. ...
China sees an opportunity to lead as Trump withdraws from Paris. But will it? image
....In the meantime, China will likely look for a new global partner to tackle climate change, as Chinese officials are not entirely comfortable taking sole responsibility. “The moment Trump announced his Paris pull out marked the divorce of US-China climate relationship and the beginning of a reinvigorated partnership between China and the EU,” said Li Shuo, climate policy adviser at Greenpeace East Asia. ...
David Beckham and other celebrities lose £700m tax case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 02:53:43 PM
....Last year, HMRC won a case against another tax avoidance scheme used by celebrities called Icebreaker. The Tax Tribunal ruled members had claimed tax relief on losses many times higher than the actual amount they invested in the partnerships. ...
The new hipsters? London's exclusive 'downsizer' homes for the over-55s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 06:15:16 AM
....Branded downsizer housing remains niche for now, although other private developers, including McCarthy and Stone and Barratt Homes, seem to be tapping into the clear economic opportunity they represent. Even Quadra is a private-public partnership with the developer Hill: downsizing obviously represents a commercial opportunity to private developers, not just socially motivated housing associations. ...
NatWest CLEARSPEND APP gives growing firms instant spending and budget insights image
.... . Alison Rose, chief executive of NatWest's commercial and private banking division, drove the innovation in partnership with Silicon Valley start-up SpendLabs. ...
Aston Martin roars back into profit as DB11 revs up sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:41:58 PM
....Demand for Aston Martin’s first all-new model for a decade – the flagship DB11 coupe – helped the luxury carmaker to double revenues in the first quarter, as it seeks to recover from six years of losses. The DB11, the first model Aston Martin has launched under a technology partnership with Daimler, accounted for the majority of 1,203 vehicles sold during the period. ...
Google plans to track credit card spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:13:45 PM
...."In under three years, advertisers globally have measured over five billion store visits," it said. It added that Google's "third-party partnerships" already capture approximately 70% of credit and debit card transactions in the US, but did not reveal who the partners were or how information was captured. ...
How can Macron unite Europe? He could start with its armies | Hans-Werner Sinn image
....That being said, it is important European integration moves forward. There is still much work to do to improve the EU’s cross-border traffic routes and strengthen its security partnerships. ...
EU's Barnier refuses to imagine UK Brexit talks walkout image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 01:08:19 PM
....Asked a second time what he would do if the British walked out of the talks, Mr Barnier said there would be moments of tension but things had to be put in perspective. "The new partnership is what's important. ...
Universal agrees deal to stream on China's Tencent's services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:08:54 AM
.... . The chairman and chief executive of Universal Music Group, Sir Lucian Grainge, said recent developments in technology and the commercial environment in China meant is was "the right time for an innovative strategic partnership with a leading Chinese company like Tencent". ...

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