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....01% of the world’s population has a bitcoin wallet,” he said. “If this would reach 1%, the demand for bitcoin would skyrocket, because there are only 18m coins available. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. It’s a common grumble: lured in by a big energy supplier offering a low tariff, you find your bills skyrocketing a year later when the agreement expires and the standard variable rate kicks in. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:10:44 AM
....01% of the world’s population has a bitcoin wallet,” he said. “If this would reach 1%, the demand for bitcoin would skyrocket, because there are only 18m coins available. ...
Meet the UK energy company that will give profits back to customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 06:04:36 AM
. It’s a common grumble: lured in by a big energy supplier offering a low tariff, you find your bills skyrocketing a year later when the agreement expires and the standard variable rate kicks in. ...
Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe | Elizabeth Becker image
....In Barcelona this summer, I was shown a protest sign written in English that said: “Why call it tourism season if we can’t kill them?” Anger over unhampered tourism is getting ugly, even in Barcelona, where the mayor, Ada Colau, is one of the few politicians dedicated to reining in the industry. Residents told me they have had it with skyrocketing rents, thousands of tourists from cruise ships swamping the city’s historic centre and partygoers keeping families up into the night. ...
Driver complaints about car park fine policies hit unprecedented levels image
.... Smart Parking insisted the charge should stand. “Since the system changed from a simple pay-and-display, charges and complaints have skyrocketed,” says Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife who is preparing a members’ bill to demand that private parking in Scotland be regulated. ...
Xiongan district becomes hot property in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:10:56 AM
....". Homeowners were overjoyed to find themselves sitting on potential goldmines, with their property value skyrocketing overnight. ...
Obesity crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:04:40 AM
....This discrepancy is what Prof Hawkes calls the "quinoa question". Increasing western demand for the so-called "superfood", which has been grown high in the Andes for thousands of years, has been blamed for its skyrocketing price and unavailability for people in the countries it first came from. ...
Southwold: welcome to the town where business rates are set to rise 177% image
....He added that at the turn of the century, two-thirds of the houses in Southwold were occupied by local residents; 17 years later, the balance has shifted so that now 57% of properties in the town are holiday lets or second homes. “Property skyrocketed around 2010,” Windell said. ...
Brexit budget: what leave and remain voters in Hull and London want image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:59 AM
....He is worried about the impact that Brexit will have on his farm, which has been in his family since the 1960s and where he grows wheat and barley. Since the referendum the costs of fertiliser have skyrocketed, he says. ...
Creative retirement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:24:42 PM
....But there are uncertainties about selling at auctions. Pieces can sell for lower than expected to buyers looking for a deal or skyrocket in a bidding war. ...
The cost of living is easing. So why doesn't it feel that way? | Greg Jericho image
....Take for example the impact of storms on fruit prices. In early 2011 the price of fruit jumped 66% due to Cyclone Yasi, and mostly due to skyrocketing prices for bananas. ...
Wage hikes at Aldi and Lidl are welcome news. But don’t get too excited | Peter Fleming image
.... In any case, there is a major skills deficit in economically developed countries such as Britain. Firms are reluctant to invest in training (since that eats into the next dividend payment) and skyrocketing tertiary education fees have turned generations away from university. ...
Ten ways to save money on your holiday flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 07:00:21 AM
....Living in north-east London, flying from Stansted makes the most sense. At Christmas, however, prices skyrocket, particularly for the most convenient times of day. ...
Venezuela pulls highest-value banknote 'to strike against mafia' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 02:33:45 AM
...."I have given the orders to close all land, maritime and air possibilities so those bills taken out can't be returned and they're stuck with their fraud abroad," he said speaking on television. Venezuela's currency has fallen dramatically amid skyrocketing inflation. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:10:07 AM
....In contrast to Ms Angel, The Hairdrobe's Timothy Connor admits that he initially thought "it was a bit of a gamble" to create a Trump wig, saying "we weren't sure how well they would do". Then sales skyrocketed. ...
Leaks reveal Amber Rudd's involvement in Bahamas offshore firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 06:00:27 PM
....Records at Companies House also identify her as a director of Monticello plc, which became the centre of an investigation into share ramping after one of her co-directors, Mark O’Hanlon, gave an interview in January 2000 in which he made false claims about the company’s prospects. Monticello’s share price subsequently skyrocketed and trading on its shares was suspended. ...
House prices continue to soar adding £16,000 to average home in a year   image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 01:08:00 PM
.... Yesterday the Bank of England cut interest rates, which means mortgages are set to become even cheaper helping to underpin the housing market. Ben Madden, managing director of London estate agents Thorgills, said: "This week's quarter point cut in interest rates certainly won't send house prices skyrocketing but it will help to further stabilise them. ...
Major Singapore bank to suspend lending for London properties over EU leave vote image
.... A weaker pound makes British goods and services cheaper for overseas buyers, potentially boosting tourism. Searches by people in China for UK holidays “skyrocketed” after news of the Brexit decision broke, travel company Ctrip. ...
Singapore bank halts lending for London properties over Brexit vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:03:06 AM
.... A weaker pound makes British goods and services cheaper for overseas buyers, potentially boosting tourism. Searches by people in China for UK holidays “skyrocketed” after news of the Brexit decision broke, travel company Ctrip. ...
Finger slip could be costly as contactless and cashless payments become more popular image
.... . Defender Note director Morgan Rothwell says: “Contactless card use is skyrocketing and cash is on the decline, but this is unsettling for many older spenders. ...
Top FTSE 100 bosses landed pay rises of nearly £100m in 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 12:52:16 PM
....“These are huge increases on already excessive salaries,” said Paul Nowak, deputy general secretary of the TUC. “When workers see only modest increases in their pay packets, it is particularly galling to see multimillionaires’ pay skyrocket. ...
NHS in England set to announce £2.3bn deficit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of May 2016 08:15:19 AM
....”. He described the unprecedented deficit as a “classic symptom” of skyrocketing demand with just a 1% increase in NHS funding. ...
Top UK civil servant reviews HS2 project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of May 2016 01:25:10 PM
....“The idea that government is looking to see what they can slice off to stop cost escalation is very disturbing to communities and environmentalists, as the very first thing to go will be the already inadequate proposed mitigations, and the only other thing they can do is reduce the already woeful access to compensation. “But even if government did that, it would not stop the cost skyrocketing as this project is simply out of control. ...
UnitedHealth's Obamacare exit won't hurt system but is a PR blow, say experts image
....Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a Texas senator, said in a statement that United’s decision was not a surprise. “That’s the latest in a string of Obamacare failures that have led to American families losing their doctors, having few or no insurance options, and facing skyrocketing premiums and deductibles,” said Cruz. ...
Education minister's Hecs gaffe forgivable as long as he doesn't forget rising tide of debt image
....30 that the main reason for the increase in costs was due to the ALP government’s decision to open the Help system to the private vocational education sector. And certainly that policy did open up students to a great deal of shonky behaviour and skyrocketing fees. ...
Run on Kenya bank forces it to close image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 05:16:59 PM
.... . An audit later showed the bank had loaned its directors $80m, and its bad debts had skyrocketed to $100m. ...
Commuters save £3,000 on property each minute further out of London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 03:38:21 PM
.... The average price dropped to £929,000 for Sunningdale in Berkshire, which is nearly an hour away, and then by about a third for Great Shelford, near Cambridge, which is just over an hour away, to £622,000. Related: Property prices skyrocket in towns near London. ...
Average UK house price tops £200,000 for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 08:33:37 AM
.... However, within the figures, the price gap between the average house price in the south of England and that in the north has widened to nearly £163,000. Related: Property prices skyrocket in towns near London. ...
Savers lose interest as NS&I cuts rates, plus a look at shared ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of March 2016 04:17:10 PM
....NS&I cuts interest rates for millions of savers. Property prices skyrocket in towns near London. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 07:19:17 AM
....The British property market has been fuelled by foreign buyers from places like China, Russia and the Middle East, who grabbed huge swathes of property in the capital. That, coupled with market speculators buying homes and demand far outstripping supply, sent London prices skyrocketing. ...
Australian dollar soars to nine-month high on US Fed's dovish comments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 11:01:51 PM
....“Borrowing is running at a higher rate than household income growth more recently,” she said. “But it’s simply not true to say that it’s been skyrocketing the way that it did in the late 1990s and early 2000s, there’s a clear inflection point. ...
The doomsayers are wrong – our debt is well-regulated, and sound | Stephen Koukoulas image
.... Absurd, isn’t it?. Related: Don't get too excited about the cooling housing market – the cost of loans is skyrocketing | Greg Jericho. ...
The big flaw in Warren Buffett's view of climate change image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of March 2016 09:28:26 PM
....The key, Buffett suggests, is timing. Noting the concern about skyrocketing property losses from climate change, he explains that “such worries might, in fact, be warranted if we wrote ten- or twenty-year policies at fixed prices”. ...
Selling off Network Rail power lines is 'thin end of wedge', says union image
.... These plans will leave Network Rail without valuable long-term sources of revenue which could push up both fares and the overall cost of running the railway. “This sale is going ahead because the cost of major projects has skyrocketed, but Tory ministers kept quiet about the scandal until after the election. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 12:24:42 PM
....A large proportion of foreign buyers have come from China and Russia but growth in the world's second biggest economy has continued to slow while Moscow has struggled to escape recession in face of a slump in oil prices - the country's main export. Those wealthy foreigners had been buying up huge swathes of property in the capital and that, coupled with market speculators buying homes and demand far outstripping supply, sent London prices skyrocketing. ...
Scott Morrison's response to Labor's negative gearing plan is truly disturbing | Greg Jericho image
.... Malcolm Turnbull didn’t quite suggest that the residential housing market would be wiped off the map à la the fate predicted for Whyalla under a carbon tax, but he went close. Related: Don't get too excited about the cooling housing market – the cost of loans is skyrocketing | Greg Jericho. ...
What next for China's property market? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 10:07:08 PM
....2011-2013: Visiting scholar at Harvard. It's a shrewd move, tapping into the rising frustration felt by China's urban middle class at skyrocketing pollution levels. ...
Can hiring ex-offenders make a business more profitable? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 10:00:05 PM
....Some businesses simply see it as the right thing to do, realizing that those who have criminal records face an uphill battle to find jobs and frequently end up back in the legal system partly because they couldn’t find work to support themselves. In fact, cutting the skyrocketing cost of running prisons, which house nearly 2. ...
Apartment building is booming, so betting on a rate cut isn't as safe as houses image
....70 – would seem out of joint with the usual conditions required for a cut. Related: Don't get too excited about the cooling housing market – the cost of loans is skyrocketing | Greg Jericho. ...
Stelios Haji-Ioannou poised to block easyHotel chiefs' pay deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 04:40:01 PM
....Sources close to Haji-Ioannou said that while costs had risen across the board, in line with the firm’s plans to expand in the UK and Europe, he was chiefly concerned about pay. Deals for the company’s new management team include a host of bonuses and incentive plans that could see their pay packets skyrocket. ...
Spirits soar in Surrey Hills as Silent Pool rides artisan gin boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 06:19:02 PM
.... It is located on a historic site owned by the Duke of Northumberland, who is said to be an enthusiastic backer of the business. “Demand has just skyrocketed in the past few months,” McCullough says, adding that in a Majestic Wine store in Guildford his firm’s gin accounted for one third of all spirits sales recently. ...
Where to buy the cheapest Christmas turkey right now image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 08:38:47 AM
.... . Even in supermarkets turkeys can fetch serious prices, and when it comes to butchers or specialist farmers those figures can skyrocket. ...
Oil prices to hit $100 a barrel, and nine other predictions for 2016 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 02:30:30 PM
.... . Even the poster child for emerging markets weakness, Brazil, could be set for a stellar year, overcoming collapsing consumer confidence, skyrocketing unemployment and negative GDP to lead emerging markets out of their current malaise. ...
Why millennials should use holiday expenses to build credit card knowhow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 12:00:21 PM
.... In fact, Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of CardHub, a company that compares credit cards, calculated in September that Americans will end the year with total credit card debt of $900bn, a net increase of $60bn. That, he argues, puts us “perilously close to a tipping point at which (card) balances become unsustainable and delinquency rates skyrocket”. ...
Why female experts are outnumbered 3:1 on the small screen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 08:16:52 AM
....You work hard, you’ve reached a senior level in your organisation, so you deserve recognition and exposure. In fact, your career will skyrocket as a result of a few media appearances, so don’t hide your light. ...
Aberdeen may need a shelter from the storm image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 04:33:15 PM
.... The trouble with that approach is that, if there’s a downturn in the economy, it may turn out that the different customers aren’t so different after all. Default levels will skyrocket. ...
Robots may shatter the global economic order within a decade  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 5th of November 2015 08:04:30 PM
.... . The report said the demand for automation is “skyrocketing” as the world’s population ages – with the number of people over 60 expected to rise from 841m to more than 2bn by the middle of the century – and as the once limitless supply of cheap labour dries up in Asia. ...
Changing Kenya's education by phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 12:02:00 AM
.... . "If I was giving individual feedback on a daily basis as a teacher I would see my kids scores just skyrocket, but in some classrooms there might be 70, 80 students, and you can imagine how overwhelming that is for one teacher. ...
Marketing and PR 2015-16 competition entry: Aduna image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of October 2015 09:44:14 AM
.... We’ve successfully taken baobab from obscurity to best-selling superfood in retailers like WholeFoods, Planet Organic and Liberty, creating a global health food trend, and enabling us to provide sustainable income to 2,000 women and their families in Ghana’s poverty-stricken Upper East Region. Our baobab sales have skyrocketed 683% in the last two years. ...
SwiftKey raises cash after move to make keyboard app free hits revenue image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 06:00:11 PM
.... . The number of people using the app has skyrocketed since SwiftKey went free, a spokesman said. ...
US shale oil stares into abyss with Opec ready push it over image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of October 2015 05:05:32 PM
.... . Russia has also suffered from the decline in oil prices, and the smouldering embers of instability in the Middle East could still result in oil prices skyrocketing if a wider conflict between Iran and the Arab Gulf states is ignited. ...
Gentrification doesn't have to be a dirty word for business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of October 2015 08:27:39 AM
....”. What is happening in Manchester is arguably more benign than what is happening in parts of London, however, where the sale of council housing stock, among other factors, has caused property prices to skyrocket. ...
The hefty price of living in the capital: London renters forced to pay much more than they can afford image
.... . “There is an increasingly competitive property market at play - from skyrocketing housing prices to the supply/demand imbalance. ...
Chilean earthquake reveals Dr Copper is sickly, not critical image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 20th of September 2015 08:59:30 PM
.... Copper, like all major commodities, is going through a period of transition. The concern is that in cutting back on investment, mining companies are creating an environment in which – within a few short years – demand once again begins to outstrip supply sending copper prices skyrocketing again. ...
Google-backed San Francisco nonprofit offers showers for the homeless image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 05:41:12 PM
....”. It’s a key issue as skyrocketing rents compound the homeless problem in the area. ...
Solar industry is being slashed and burned by the Tories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 11:50:33 AM
.... The new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point in Somerset was supposed to open in 2017. Now that has been pushed back to 2024 while its estimated cost is skyrocketing to £24bn and beyond. ...
Glencore first out of the traps with plan to counter ‘doomsday’ scenario image
.... . S&P spared Glencore’s all-important debt rating from a downgrade - a move that would have sent the FTSE 100 company’s financing costs skyrocketing. ...
Restaurants suffer as students shun Saturday jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of September 2015 06:10:09 AM
....The statistics come as leading UK restaurants warn of a critical shortage of chefs in the industry, which could put some eateries at risk of closing their doors for good if they are not able to recruit and retain new talent. Figures released by CV-Library show that job postings within the hospitality industry skyrocketed by 61% last year. ...
New Orleans fishermen battle back from a decade of hurricanes and oil slicks image
.... “Oyster industry got wiped out,” he says. “We lost the product as well, and it caused the cost of oysters to skyrocket. ...
Businesses delivering the most coveted perk: a better commute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 12:00:01 PM
.... Today, 6,400 of Alphabet’s 11,000 Bay Area employees use the corporate fleet of 140 biodiesel-fueled buses to get to work each day. While the buses have been met with protests since 2013 for fuelling gentrification in the form of skyrocketing housing costs, the buses have succeeded in keeping cars off the road. ...
Twitter is in a quandary of Wall Street's making image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 9th of August 2015 08:55:39 PM
.... . It was the biggest day in the social network’s history: as it followed Facebook onto the public markets, the company’s value skyrocketed from an initial $14bn to $24bn, a 73pc increase. ...
Londoners are the real losers of the city’s luxury property boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 10:02:46 AM
.... That the London property market is so attractive to tax dodgers, mystery overseas investors and criminal gangs is no accident, but symptomatic of the very root of the problem of housing in the UK. For years now, as the crisis has rumbled on, politicians have implied that the housing shortage, skyrocketing house prices, the decimation of social housing and the disastrous state of the private rental market is a fact of life. ...
Swiss central bank in 50bn franc loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of July 2015 09:36:29 AM
....Switzerland shocked markets in January when it abandoned its four-year currency peg to the euro. The move saw the Swiss franc skyrocket in value as investors piled into the currency over fears of a renewed eurozone debt crisis despite the imminent onset of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank (ECB). ...
Drugs firms boost their dementia spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 11:02:11 PM
....Shares of Eli Lilly have risen more than 30% over the past year, fuelled, in part, by optimism over solanezumab's ability to drastically reduce Alzheimer's progress in early-stage sufferers. With the number of Alzheimer's sufferers across the world set to rise as people live longer, experts say the demand for Alzheimer's treatments could skyrocket, along with the costs. ...
Greek banks reopen for first time in three weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 08:16:54 PM
....”. Greek banks were ordered to close on 29 June to prevent the financial system collapsing, as withdrawals skyrocketed over worries that the country’s debt crisis would see it ejected from the euro. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 11th of July 2015 12:57:11 AM
.... . But restricting sales and marketing abroad – where American tobacco companies make most of their money? Where lung cancer is pretty much untreatable and where rates of cancer are skyrocketing? An outrageous restriction of business freedom!. ...
The little-known Canadian gridiron image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 11:01:09 PM
....The current TV deal, first signed in 2013 and recently extended, is double the previous agreement. And teams have seen their profits skyrocket - the Edmonton Eskimos recorded a 2014 profit of $2. ...
Floyd Mayweather tops the 2015 Forbes Celebrity Rich List image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 29th of June 2015 09:15:13 AM
.... Forbes says: Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. 's earnings continue to skyrocket thanks to his roles in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and the forthcoming "Captain America: Civil War," for which he is commanding a reported $40 million. ...
House prices rise faster outside of London as overseas investors look for better value  image
.... Henry Gregg, assistant director at the National Housing Federation, said: "Families in the East of England and the South East are being particularly hard hit, with house prices exploding well above the national average. “As a country we’ve failed to build enough homes for decades, the result being that house prices have skyrocketed way above wage increases and left people behind. ...
Interview with Erkki Liikanen: full transcript image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of June 2015 11:01:48 PM
.... . When we analysed the years from 1990s to 2007-08 banks’ traditional business, deposits and lending, was growing in relation to GDP, but then these high risk trading activities skyrocketed. ...
Bank reform must reflect changes since crisis, says Liikanen image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of June 2015 11:01:24 PM
.... . Erkki Liikanen, the governor of Finland's central bank and author of the Liikanen report in 2012, said the financial system had changed dramatically since 2007, when an era of light-touch regulation saw high risk trading "skyrocket". ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 06:21:18 AM
.... In London the median was 9 - and some analysts said 10. London prices have skyrocketed, often turning in double-digit annual gains and far outpacing the national market, but the poll suggested their rises will be more modest over the coming years and pretty much match the overall pace. ...
Opec under siege as Isil threatens world's oil lifeline image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of May 2015 12:00:08 PM
.... . Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Yergin argued that the price of a barrel of oil could skyrocket to levels above $100 per barrel if Isil is allowed to press deeper into Iraq, the second-largest producer in the cartel after Saudi Arabia. ...
Can Elon Musk and Tesla save the mining industry? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of May 2015 08:48:52 AM
.... . Should the concept capture the imagination of Americans who are increasingly conscious of reducing their carbon footprint demand for these crucial elements could skyrocket in addition to the already robust global demand for lithium, nickel and copper. ...

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