Eight podcasts to make you better at your job

Listen hereBusiness LeadersHost Paul Blanchard knows his formula: get important people to talk about themselves. His Media Masters podcast is required listening for journalists, and Business Leaders does much the same for anyone who does a job, and probably those who don’t. (Also catch him discussing PR crises in the new year with City A.M.) Guests include Metro Bank’s founder Vernon Hill, the founder of Brooklyn Brewery, and Britain’s most influential plumber, Charlie Mullins.Listen here50 Things that Made the Modern EconomyRemember when the British Museum became cool with A History of the World in 100 Objects? The BBC is at it again, this time with economics. Tim Harford (aka the Undercover Economist) takes an object – from concrete to the shipping container to the iPhone – and shows how it changed (or is changing) our lives.Listen hereHow I Built This whatsapp Share Eight podcasts to make you better at your job More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Mining the same “I’ve actually done it” vein but with a more US-centric focus, How I Built This (another from NPR) features entrepreneurs who founded companies you’ve heard of telling their stories. Listen to the people behind big-hitting brands – think Instagram, Airbnb, and (hot off the record press) glasses maker Warby Parker.Listen hereNew Statesman/SpectatorEveryone needs to be able to throw out a reasonably informed opinion on the politics of these strange islands. The New Statesman and the Spectator eye each other from across political divides old and new (left/right; Remain/Leave). Listen to both (we’re counting them as one) for as much of a balanced view as is probably possible.Listen here and hereFT AlphachatIf you want to be taken really seriously at the water cooler Alphachat is probably your best bet. Its host Cardiff Garcia and expert guests discuss the more complex reaches of economics, markets and business in a way that’s accessible without holding back on the detail. Wednesday 28 December 2016 11:26 am Jasper Jolly whatsapp There’s a podcast for everything, but not all programmes are created equal. Here are some of the best to download for your commute – and which could even make you better at your job.Planet MoneyA podcast about economics hardly sounds like it will set the world alight but this offering from America’s National Public Radio (NPR) is genuinely entertaining as well as featuring top production. Learn more about how the economy actually works through stories on anything from apple varieties, to Venezuela’s hyperinflation, to the history of banking. Listen hereElementsSometimes the best way to approach something is sideways. Sideways here means the Periodic Table. The BBC’s Elements takes a chemical element and shows how it impacts modern business. Find out why we should expect phosphorus to spark the next world war, and why tonnes of silver are buried under the streets of London.Listen hereCity A.M. UnregulatedAnd of course no business podcast list would be complete without City A.M.’s very own Unregulated. Digital editor Emma Haslett talks to economists, entrepreneurs and, er, esports athletes to get behind-the-scenes views on the business world.Listen here Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndomaternityweek.comStevie Wonder’s Wife Finally Reveals Why He Went Blindmaternityweek.comUndoGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoHouse CoastPregnant Beggar Was Asking for Help, But Then One Woman Followed HerHouse CoastUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndo Tags: City A.M. Unregulated read more

EU leaders don’t believe UK will walk away from trade talks, according to the UK’s former ambassador to Europe

EU leaders don’t believe UK will walk away from trade talks, according to the UK’s former ambassador to Europe Mark Sands Rogers said this morning Brussels has estimated a total of between €40bn and €60bn for contributions to UK-based projects and pension liabilities. Read More: Davis kicks off Article 50 Bill debates with call on MPs to “move swiftly”Rogers stepped down last month, blasting “muddled thinking” on Brexit from the government in his resignation letter.However, this morning he also strenuously rejected claims he leaked a memo which advised the Prime Minister on the duration of Brexit talks.Rogers said document reflected growing views in Brussels it will take until the “early-mid 2020s” to negotiate a new trading relationship with with the EU, but strenuously denied he was responsible for its release. Senior European leaders do not believe the UK will follow through on Theresa May’s claims “no deal is better than a bad deal”, according to the UK’s former ambassador to the EU.May made the claim as part of her landmark Lancaster House address last month, warning EU leaders against seeking a punitive deal with the UK after Brexit. whatsapp “I never leak. Never would, under any government,” he said. “It had nothing to do with me.” Wednesday 1 February 2017 1:13 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com However, speaking to MPs this morning, Sir Ivan Rogers said senior figures in Europe remain unconvinced May is prepared to crash out of the EU without establishing a new trading relationship, and defaulting to World Trade Organisation tariffs.”The view of many will be that the implications for the UK of walking away without any deal on the economic side and without any preferential arrangement and walking into a World Trade Organisation-only world are – from their perspective, which may be a misreading [by] us – so unpalatable that we won’t do it,” Rogers told the House of Commons European scrutiny committee.Read More: May confirms Brexit white paper will be published tomorrowRogers also said there was a “genuine” possibility the UK could be presented with an exit bill of up to €60bn (£51bn) upon quitting the EU.The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has previously warned the UK will be expected to keep paying “tens of billions” into the EU until 2020. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdDaily Finance StoriesRemember Monica Lewinsky? Take A Look At Her Net Worth At Age 47Daily Finance StoriesPOPSUGARSee Prince William and Duchess Kate’s 3 Beautiful KidsPOPSUGAR Share read more

Twitter could be the people’s platform – but not unless it turns a profit

whatsapp The advice us marketing types give to brands that can’t be the biggest and broadest is to find something that you truly believe in and double down. In the tech space that’s even more important. Connecting an emotional benefit to your technical function is something that Twitter can absolutely do, and in a way that can get it a unique voice, role, and perhaps, a unique way to make money.For me that unique benefit is the real time democracy of voice that Twitter – over and above any of it’s competitors – can offer.Twitter has a unique place in mass culture, it’s both high and low brow, thoughtful and knee jerk, desirable and undesirable, and because of that, there is still no better way to gauge public sentiment in a live snapshot.It is, in a way, a true platform for the people. The trick though is to use that sense of open “blink and you’ll miss it” magic to create value.One route open to Twitter is to become the only way consumers can get desirable live content. Another is to offer brands an added premium set of data to access in real time, while others receive data with a time lag. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com While revenues and active users plateau, complaints that not enough is being done to control trolling is rife. More pertinent to its longevity, nor is enough being done to attract new users, who can initially be confused with entering the jumbled stream of content that is, I think, brilliantly unstructured.Product points aside, it’s true that if you juxtapose Twitter, from an adtech point of view, with Google and Facebook, it may not fare well.Because of it’s sheer scale and controlled product interface, Twitter can’t grow by emulating a mélange of features from other platforms’ products, in the way that Instagram has to compete with Snapchat.Similarly Twitter can’t necessarily compete on a pure ad buy basis. Both Facebook and Google command an increasing slice of the online ad market because they offer more consumer signals at a competitor-dwarfing volume scale.Twitter needs to find its place, and make that place work for itself and its huge band of passionate fans. Twitter has a problem.Despite unbridled use by the President of the United States; despite being used the world round to mobilise protests and marches – to distribute news, to interact and advertise – it looks like it’s in trouble. Awareness of it has never been higher and yet, Twitter isn’t making a profit. It could, if it were really bold, find a meaningful way to be the People’s Platform, making use of data for the benefit of consumers. Imagine if you knew that contributing your thoughts to Twitter might result in Twitter passing on some of the value it extracts back to you.Being the first data transparent platform that shares success with its users, while offering them a space to consume and comment on live happenings would result in building a wider user base and the delivery of real data back to the brands that need it.Twitter has nothing to lose by trying out a Brave New Model. An approach as bold as its initial launch, when it first offered the world this incredibly open, short form way of communicating – that swam the opposite way to the content rich offerings around it – might just save the platform.Lawrence Weber is Managing Partner of Innovation at Karmarama, part of Accenture Interactive Twitter could be the people’s platform – but not unless it turns a profit Share Monday 6 February 2017 8:13 am whatsapp Lawrence Weber read more

Bank of England pushes back date for changes to Sonia, an alternative to Libor for some contracts

Sonia is based on the amount of unsecured overnight sterling transactions which are brokered in London each day. It is considered by some to be a good alternative to Libor for underpinning contracts, the latter’s reputation having been tainted by claims it was regularly rigged in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Read more: Bank of England: Sorry, vegans. We’re keeping the polymer £5 noteThe Bank, which is running an ongoing consultation into how Sonia should be determined in a bid to lessen the chances it could be manipulated, also today proposed using a trimmed mean approach. With this method, the rate would be based on the mean average of brokers’ figures but outlying numbers would be dropped from the final average calculation.At the moment, Sonia is calculated using a volume-weighted mean.Read more: The Bank’s lack of diversity is fuelling dangerous self-confidenceIn a consultation paper released last October, the Bank, which has been responsible for overseeing the rate since last April, proposed using a volume-weighted median. However, some of the respondents noted this measure could cause the rate to shift drastically if the sample pool of rates was very diverse on any particular day. whatsapp Share Bank of England pushes back date for changes to Sonia, an alternative to Libor for some contracts Thursday 16 February 2017 2:35 pm whatsapp Hayley Kirton The Bank of England today announced it was delaying changes to the way a key interest rate benchmark is calculated.The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street was due to implement changes for how the Sterling Overnight Index Average (Sonia) is calculated by the end of this year, but announced this morning the new calculations would instead be put in place in March or April 2018. Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourWant Thicker Hair? Follow These 12 StepsVegamourHow Often Can You Dye Your Hair?VegamourTips & Tricks for Styling Thin HairVegamour16 Foods to Grow Your Healthiest Hair EverVegamour read more

Former chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of London daily the Evening Standard – Twitter reacts

To add to the mix, the announcement came just as the Conservative Party Spring Forum got underway…It is fair to describe Downing Street spokesman as speechless when asked about @George_Osborne editing Evening Standard in morning lobby— Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) March 17, 2017https://twitter.com/helenlewis/status/842701391407865857and of course, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has reacted with customary aplomb. Share Osborne’s journalism career: –Didn’t get hired by The Times graduate trainee scheme–Bit of freelance work–Becomes Evening Standard editor— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 17, 2017There have been some serious concerns expressed about how Osborne can handle six jobs… whatsapp Former chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of London daily the Evening Standard – Twitter reacts whatsapp Twitter hacks everywhere started doing a bit of digging on Britain’s former chancellor. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like2021 Buicks | Search AdsIntroducing The Head Turning 2021 Buicks!2021 Buicks | Search AdsScientific MirrorWe Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Use Flour For ThisScientific Mirrorgeasbest2Reasons Why Cats Follow Us to The Bathroomgeasbest2DailyforestMom Gives Birth To 7 Babies Where Are They 20 Years Later?DailyforestInteresticleA Customer Was Offended By The Staff, But She Only Apologized After Seeing Him In His UniformInteresticleYahoo! SearchResearch & Get Unlimited 5G Talk Text Data PlanYahoo! SearchHealth.recetasget10 Evening Habits that are Definitely Bad for Night’s SleepHealth.recetasgetAttorneys NoteQueen Latifah And Her Partner Welcomed A Son This Year. How Are They Doing Now?Attorneys NoteKnife ReviewerOne Japanese Knife That Is Taking Over Kitchens In United StatesKnife Reviewer https://twitter.com/DannoCaley/status/842706697592430592​… and about potential conflicts of interest given that he has not stepped down from his position as MP for Tatton. Friday 17 March 2017 12:43 pm After getting over the initial hilarity of the situation… Breaking: Gordon Brown has been appointed Editor of Teen Vogue.— Tom Wilson (@feedthedrummer) March 17, 2017 Kenza Bryan George Osborne has announced yet another new job, and Twitter has gone a bit nuts…The former chancellor has just been appointed Editor of the Evening Standard and it’s fair to say the news came as a surprise to basically everyone. read more

Warren Buffett: I’d pick my iPhone over my airplane

Its new flagship will be called the iPhone XS, according to 9to5Mac, which also claimed the company will release a new Apple Watch with a larger screen and rounded edges.Leaked images appeared to show that two new OLED screen models will come in gold, a 5.8in model and a 6.5in ‘iPhone X Plus’ model, and rumours have it that a cheaper 6.1in device with an LCD screen model will appear too.Despite his comments, Buffett recognised that market competition means the tech giant can’t raise its prices, but said of its price tag: “You could have a dinner party that cost that, and here this is, and what it does for you, it’s incredible.” whatsapp Joe Curtis Warren Buffett: I’d pick my iPhone over my airplane Share Despite the $999 (£770) iPhone X being the most expensive smartphone Apple has produced, he claimed the device is undervalued, with him preferring to lose the keys to his aeroplane than to misplace his Apple device.“I have a plane that costs me a lot, a million dollars a year or something or the sort,” he told CNBC. “If I use the iPhone like all my friends do, I would rather give up the plane, which is a million or million and a half a year. For something that costs a thousand bucks the iPhone is enormously underpriced.”Buffett’s praise comes after his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, upped its stock in the world’s most valuable company, buying 12.4m shares in Apple in the three months to the end of June to reach 252m shares.Apple’s share price received a small boost in pre-market trading, after shares hit record highs yesterday – at one point seeing them rise to $228.The surge came as the tech firm revealed it will host an event at its Cupertino campus on 12 September, when it is widely expected to launch three new iPhones, succeeding the X model. Friday 31 August 2018 2:11 pm People should be taking better care of their iPhones, if billionaire Warren Buffett is to be believed.The business magnate said in an interview yesterday that he would prefer to have his iPhone over his private jet. whatsapp read more

Alex Jones, brand safety, and the issue of how brands can protect themselves in a murky online world

first_img Share Monday 17 September 2018 8:22 am whatsapp To paraphrase Game of Thrones, the internet is dark and full of terrors. We’re all aware of issues on the web: the proliferation of hate speech, fake news, offensive content, easy access to pornography or violent images, even terrorist propaganda.For individuals wanting to safely navigate the online world, it’s easy to avoid the darker fringes. For brands, however, it’s a major concern, as automated ad technology can place adverts against inappropriate content, which can potentially harm a brand’s reputation – and its bottom line. whatsapp However, in the online world, misalignment can be much more damaging, with the potential for an ad to appear alongside content that is not just inappropriate, but actively offensive or even illegal.This problem hasn’t gone unnoticed – brand safety concerns are widespread. Computer vision company GumGum released a survey of US marketers earlier this year, and found that 75 per cent of brands reported at least one brand-unsafe exposure in the past year.The survey found that the consequences for a brand safety incident included social media backlash, negative press, and lost revenue.“Most responded to say hate speech is the riskiest kind of content, but also pornography and violence, as prominent risk factors,” says Ed Preedy, GumGum’s managing director of Europe.And despite YouTube’s repeated brand safety issues, respondents actually cited Facebook as the riskiest platform, due to fake news and user-created hate speech groups. LinkedIn was unsurprisingly the safest. “Unless there is a cataclysmic error, the cost of hiring will quite quickly outweigh the potential losses. Also, what a grim job to be a brand safety officer in advertising land. By the time an ad fail has done the rounds and had its 15 seconds of viral fame, there will be another controversy, fail, or presidential tweet to grab the attention of consumers.”Fergus Hay, chief executive of global creative agency Leagas Delaney, also placed scorn on the concept. “You don’t pour on the aftersun to prevent sunburn, and a Brand Safety Officer is a reactive, not proactive solution to a problem. As such, marketers should concern themselves not solely with damage limitation, but how to secure an unfair advantage by really integrating media placement into creative development. In other words what you say should be at equal measure to where you appear,” he says.Alternatively, better technology could help. Ad platforms already use semantic analysis to check whether content is appropriate for an ad. This tool looks for problematic keywords in the text and metadata on a website.The problem with these contextual tools is that they struggle with images and videos, which have become much more common on the internet.Instead, computer vision could be used to “see” the contents of an image. GumGum has technology that can analyse the pixels in images and videos for problems. Too much flesh colour in an image could indicate it’s pornography, for example. This, combined with other contextual analysis tools, could avoid brand safety issues.“Some of the major incidents over the last year or two have involved video advertising and placement around videos, where the metadata has not pointed to the real content of the video, so we would say an increase in the deployment of computer vision should be at the top of the agenda for a lot of advertisers,” says Preedy.Whatever systems you have in place, mistakes are going to happen. But by combining human input, in the form of brand safety officers, with these analytical tools that can flag up problems, brands can more reliably avoid ad misalignment, and keep their reputation safe.The internet remains dark and full of terrors, but hopefully it is getting safer too.Read more: Representation in advertising isn’t just about ‘pinkwashing’ Obviously, publishers like Google and Facebook must do more to tighten up their systems to prevent misalignment and police their platforms for fake news and hate speech, and they have belatedly started making an effort to do so. But what can brands do to protect themselves?One solution is to hire brand safety officers to inspect where ads appear, implement safeguarding strategies when an issue occurs, and liaise with the brand’s partners to make sure that they know what is and isn’t appropriate for their ad.“Given the damage that an ad placed next to fake news or offensive content can have on brand image, we’re going to see a rise in in-house brand safety officers,” predicts Nicky Palamarczuk, editorial director at content creator VCCP Kin.Sairah Ashman, chief executive of brand consultancy Wolff Olins, suggests that they could also help keep a brand tied to its core values. “In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need brand safety officers. But technology is changing the rules of engagement for businesses at a rate few are able to keep pace with.”However, others scoff at the idea. Zoheb Raza, social media director at creative agency Isobel, doesn’t see brand safety officer becoming a necessary cost of doing business anytime soon. Alex Jones, brand safety, and the issue of how brands can protect themselves in a murky online world Luke GrahamLuke is a former City AM features writer, now features editor for Tyto PR The issue of brand safety has come into sharp focus recently, when articles and videos created by Alex Jones, the right-wing US conspiracy theorist and owner of Infowars, were banned from Facebook, Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and Twitter, on the grounds that he violated rules on broadcasting hate speech.Read more: Anger-inducing adverts and the power of outrage in marketingThese platforms have been trying to combat offensive content for some time, mainly to improve the experience for users, but also to appease advertisers, especially after brand safety concerns came to a head last year.Several UK brands, including Marks & Spencer, pulled adverts from YouTube when it emerged that they were running against extremist videos. YouTube’s owner Google had to make several big changes to its ad rules in order to improve brand safety.Of course, brand safety isn’t a problem unique to the digital world. In the past, even in carefully curated spaces like newspapers, adverts could be misplaced with embarrassing or negative consequences: in 2012, a Swedish paper placed cruise ads next to a story about Costa Concordia, the ship which sank in the Mediterranean sea. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPaillast_img read more

Economies of the future will have to engage with the world, not just the EU

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 10 October 2018 5:27 am The fire and the fury rage from day to day around the outcome of the Brexit process. Economies of the future will have to engage with the world, not just the EU The discussion has lost sight of the longer-term context in which both the UK and the EU will operate, regardless of the precise deal which is or is not struck.The crucial fact to appreciate is that Europe’s share of world GDP has halved during the past 50 years.Read more: Brexit: Japan would welcome UK into Trans-Pacific PartnershipIn the 1960s, the countries which are now in the EU-bloc represented just under 30 per cent of world output. This has already fallen to less than 15 per cent.And on any reasonable extrapolation of trends, it will dip under 10 per cent at some point in the next two decades. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryQuizGrizThe Average Baseball Fan Only Gets 7 Right! Can You Beat That?QuizGrizOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA whatsapp Sharecenter_img Paul OrmerodPaul Ormerod is an economist at Volterra Partners LLP, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL, and author of Against the Grain: Insights of an Economic Contrarian, published by the IEA in conjunction with City A.M. This compares to their projection of the US middle-class market at that time of $15.9 trillion.Okay, so their decimal points give an air of spurious accuracy to the forecasts – but the general point is clear. Whether Europe likes it or not, the vast majority of world trade will take place outside the EU.The second key point to note is that Europe has hardly been a major economic success story. The narrative peddled by Remainers seems stuck in the past.If we travel back in time to, say, 1970, it becomes easy to believe that the European economies are so dynamic that it is essential for us to have the closest possible links with them.In the 1950s and 1960s, annual real GDP growth in the economies which then made up the EU averaged over seven per cent. In contrast, the UK barely scraped above three per cent. Since then, the long-term average growth rate of the original EU countries has fallen more or less continuously to less than two per cent a year.The UK’s has also dropped, but not by much. Over the past 20 years, our GDP has risen by 2.1 per cent a year. France registers 1.6 per cent, Germany 1.5 per cent, and Italy a mere 0.6 per cent.Regardless of the eventual Brexit terms, successful economies in the future will simply have to engage with the rest of the world, rather than depend upon the EU.Read more: Michel Barnier tells UK to abandon free trade plans to get Brexit deal This does not mean that Europe is getting poorer. Far from it. It means that the rest of the world, especially Asia, has been becoming richer much faster.The Brookings Institute calculations released last week were a marvellous piece of news.For the first time in human history, just over 50 per cent of the world’s population, or some 3.8bn people, live in households with enough discretionary expenditure to be considered either “middle-class” or “rich”.This has been achieved by capitalism. Until the 1980s, for example, in their own ways both India and China were centrally planned economies. Once they shifted to the principles of market-based economies, they have boomed.The Brookings authors estimate that in 2030 – just a decade and a bit away – the middle-class markets in China and India will account for $14.1 trillion and $12.3 trillion, respectively. Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

Canada chooses British-designed frigate for multi-billion warship contract

first_img Share The BAE-designed frigate was being put forward by a consortium led by Lockheed Martin Canada and also including BAE, CAE, L3 Technologies MDA and Ultra Electronics.Read more: Russia to deploy missiles which can evade defence systems ‘within months’A contract award is expected this winter with construction due to start in the early 2020s.The multi-billion dollar project is the largest and most complicated procurement exercise in Canadian history.“These ships will form the backbone of our Royal Canadian Navy and will be Canada’s major surface component of maritime combat power for decades to come,” the Canadian government said in a statement. Canada chooses British-designed frigate for multi-billion warship contract Saturday 20 October 2018 9:39 am James Booth whatsapp This marks the second recent success for BAE’s Type 26 after Australia awarded the company a £20bn contract for nine frigates in June.Read more: Cyber warriors – the frontline defence against digital attacksThe Canadian deal would be a licensing agreement with the ships built at Irving Shipbuilding of Halifax, Nova Scotia.BAE’s design beat rival bids from ​Alion Science and Technology, which had submitted a bid based on the Dutch De Zeven Provincien Air Defence and Command frigate, and a Navantia-led consortium which had submitted a proposal based on the Spanish F-105 frigate.BAE declined to comment. whatsapp The Canadian government said last night it had selected the British-designed Type 26 Frigate in a competition for its new generation of warships. Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

Theresa May still has ‘more work to do’ to secure Brexit deal with EU

first_img Emily Nicolle Theresa May still has ‘more work to do’ to secure Brexit deal with EU Share Monday 31 December 2018 4:34 pm whatsapp “We want an orderly exit which implements the referendum result.””We have been consistent throughout the negotiations that Great Britain is Northern Ireland’s main market therefore, any deal which will undermine the economic or constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom single market, will not have DUP support.” “There’s still more work to do. The PM is absolutely focused on doing that in the lead up to the vote itself,” the spokeswoman told reporters.A debate is due to be held on the withdrawal agreement on 14 January, having been postponed since before the Christmas recess to the outrage of many MPs on both sides of the house.May admitted that had the debate gone ahead in December as planned, the deal would have been struck down.Today, DUP leader Arlene Foster said while her party still requires some changes to be made to the current withdrawal agreement, it will work with the government to “achieve a better deal”.”For our part, we want to leave with a sensible deal which works for the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland in particular but also our neighbours in the Republic of Ireland,” said Foster.center_img More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com A spokesperson for the Prime Minister has said Theresa May still has “more work to do” in order to secure assurances on the UK’s exit from the European Union before the next parliamentary debate.May is said to have spoken to EU leaders over the Christmas period about reassurances on the deal, particularly on the so-called Irish backstop, which is an insurance policy to avoid a hard border between the UK and Ireland. whatsapp Tags: Brexit People Theresa Maylast_img read more