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We all lose out when politicians ignore what business leaders have to say

Businesses aren’t being heard in today’s political discourse CREDIT: REUTERS There may be little public sympathy for senior business leaders who complain that the voice of business is not being heard. However, the absence of this voice in today’s political discourse – which in turn means that business’s messages are not cutting through on Brexit, for example, or on the UK’s economic ... Read More »

Bizarre computer glitch sends technology stocks all crashing to same price

Amazon’s shares briefly fell by 87 per cent on some data providers CREDIT: AP Abizarre computer glitch sent shares in dozens of US technology companies including Apple, Amazon and Microsoft to the same price on Tuesday morning, leading some to apparently lose billions in market value. The bug showed many stocks on the Nasdaq exchange to briefly be reported as $123.47 on ... Read More »

5 Faces of the Gig Economy: New Study Reveals All (Infographic)

The gig economy is growing at a pace faster than some might have imagined. And driving it forward are freelancers who are redefining the modern workspace. Not all of these people are gravitating to freelancing for the same reasons. A new infographic created by LinkedIn ProFinder and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) reveals there are five different types of freelancers in the gig economy ... Read More »

5 Faces of the Gig Economy: New Study Reveals All (Infographic)

The gig economy is growing at a pace faster than some might have imagined. And driving it forward are freelancers who are redefining the modern workspace. Not all of these people are gravitating to freelancing for the same reasons. A new infographic created by LinkedIn ProFinder and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) reveals there are five different types of freelancers in the gig economy ... Read More »

All that ‘animal spirits’ talk for the economy seems like a long time ago now

May’s disappointing job growth delivered another blow to hopes that the U.S. economy is on the cusp of breaking out. Job creation fell well short of economist expectations, with just 138,000 new positions created against estimates for 185,000. The unemployment rate declined to a 16-year low of 4.3 percent, but that was because of a drop in the labor force ... Read More »

SBI New ATM, Cash Transactions Service Charges. All You Need To Know

India’s largest lender State Bank of India, revised service charges on various cash transactions for its customers, effective from June 1. Announced in a circular on the SBI website on Thursday morning, the revisions initially created confusion among customers over news that all cash withdrawals through ATM will now be charged at Rs. 25 per transaction. The bank later clarified ... Read More »

High-level security must extend all the way out to parking facilities

 Heightened security measures are wisely being taken all over the world now, what with more sophisticated, increasing terrorist activities in every region of the world putting people in all industries and environments on high alert. One security measure companies are now paying much more attention to, often perhaps much overlooked in the past, is parking lot security. In years past, ... Read More »

When is the next bank holiday in 2017? All the public holidays and long weekends coming up in the UK

THERE’S nothing like a three-day weekend boost the mood, and there are still a few bank holidays on the horizon. Whether you’re planning a long weekend away or just craving an extra lie-in – here’s the lowdown on the rest of 2017’s bank holidays. GETTY IMAGES 2 If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, it will normally be shifted to the ... Read More »

Why the market for fossil fuels is all burnt out

‘I usually put a £5 bet on the oil price – and I’m collecting,” smiles Prof Dieter Helm. It’s not difficult to imagine his tally of modest wagers adding up. The highly regarded Oxford University economics professor is a long-time industry observer. Today, he is in central London after taking meetings with major oil executives. He is also a familiar ... Read More »

Despite Saudi signals, OPEC unlikely to deliver all promised oil cuts

OPEC is unlikely to deliver fully on its target to cut production despite Saudi Arabia saying it had trimmed more than it had committed to, OPEC delegates say, but compliance of 80 percent would be good and as low as 50 percent acceptable. The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is planning to cut its output by 1.2 million barrels ... Read More »