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European consumers keep on ignoring politics as confidence improves for fifth month in a row

whatsapp Jasper Jolly While the confidence measure is negative, it is still significantly above long-term averages.Read more: Brexit minister confirms bumpy EU departure will hurt EuropeConfidence fell sharply last year after the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU to hit August lows of a negative 8.5 score. Since then the measure has increased steadily to its highest point since early 2015. European consumers keep on ignoring politics as confidence improves for fifth month in a row More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Political events threaten to knock this steadily improving morale. Elections will take place in France, the Netherlands and Germany over the next eight months, with anti-euro candidates expected to mount major challenges in each. Consumers in the Eurozone continue to ignore the looming political risks in the bloc, with confidence improving for the fifth month in a row.The European Commission’s measure of consumer confidence rose to a negative score of 4.9. The broader EU measure was slightly higher, at minus 4.3 points. Share Any electoral result which endangers the euro would cause a big market shock throughout Europe and the world.Howard Archer, chief UK and Europe economist at IHS Markit, said: “It remains highly possible that consumer confidence in the Eurozone will be increasingly pressurized by increasing political uncertainty over the coming months.”Read more: The year of the vampire: 2017 is when political risk bites backEconomic growth has started to show signs of a sustainable recovery in growth, as well as strong increases in headline inflation figures.As in Britain, continued consumer spending has been a large part of the increased health in the economy.Economic policymakers will watch signs of a slowdown in consumer confidence, and any consequent effect on spending. The European Central Bank has said it remains committed to accommodative monetary policy. whatsapp Monday 23 January 2017 3:55 pm read more

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Some Barclays customers are still locked out – but Barclays says it isn’t related to yesterday’s huge outage

whatsapp Emma Haslett Sunday 26 February 2017 12:59 pm Share Barclays apologised last night after the outage, which affected its debit cards, cash machines and online and mobile banking systems and led to thousands being left without cash for hours.The lender said it said it was aware customers had experienced “issues with some services” yesterday – but said by 8pm, all services had been restored.  whatsapp https://twitter.com/spudhouse/status/835777033900818432 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeweniixTop 5 best grand tourers 2021 – WENIIXweniixHistory ChronicleYour Old Sneakers Might Be Worth More Then Your Wedding RingHistory ChronicleBreast Cancer | Search AdsWarning Signs of Metastatic Breast CancerBreast Cancer | Search AdsFitSavage10 TRX Loop Exercises for a Slim and Fit BodyFitSavageanymuscle.com20 Signs That Your Kidneys Aren’t Working Properlyanymuscle.comMy Daily DiscoverySee Why This Travel Safe Is The Product Of The Year!My Daily DiscoverymylovelymalinoisEx-cop dog barks at tree, dad cuts it downmylovelymalinoisAll That's Interesting33 Chilling Facts And Photos From The Hotel That Inspired The ShiningAll That’s Interestinghttps://cinturones.net/Nursing home hospitalization – CINEThttps://cinturones.net/ Some Barclays customers are still locked out – but Barclays says it isn’t related to yesterday’s huge outage Barclays customers were still complaining about problems with Barclays’ online banking service this morning, following a huge outage stranded many of its 15m customers without access to their money last night.However, a spokesperson for the lender said while there was an “ongoing issue with a minimal number of Android users”, problems experienced this morning were not related to yesterday’s outage.  read more

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Who could replace David Davis as Brexit secretary?

Share Catherine Neilan Monday 9 July 2018 4:18 pm whatsapp Lidington is a close ally of May and likely to genuinely back her new soft Brexit position. However, he backed Remain during the referendum, making it likely that his appointment would generate a lot of heat from Eurosceptic backbenchers.Liam FoxThe international trade secretary has not blotted his copy book – although he was among the would-be rebels who had to be talked down during an 11th hour meeting with the Prime Minister ahead of Friday’s Chequers summit.He’s pro-Leave, so would get the nod from Eurosceptic backbenchers, but is not seen as one of the strongest members of May’s Cabinet.Robin WalkerAs the only MP left in the Department for Exiting the EU (DexEU) Walker could be a potential replacement, although it would be a big step up. As a junior minister he would be easier to replace and avoid the need for a mini-reshuffle.However, as a Remain campaigner his appointment may face some of the challenges that Lidington’s might bring.Other junior ministers He also frantically called and then met with a number of colleagues ahead of the Chequers away-day, it might be hard for Johnson to enthusiastically push for a deal on that basis.However, he has signed up to them and is committed to ministerial collective responsibility, so is already more involved Davis – assuming, of course, that he doesn’t follow suit and tender his resignation.However, Johnson is not viewed as a safe pair of hands, liable to shoot his mouth off and cross lines that could make these sensitive negotiations even more difficult.David LidingtonMay’s de facto deputy, conversely, is seen as a diplomatic veteran and has a lot of experience in dealing with the EU, having served as David Cameron’s Europe minister during the run-up to the referendum – which includes the renegotiation/reform efforts which arguably led to the Brexit vote.The Cabinet Office has been overseeing much of the intra-departmental work on Brexit, which means he has a good handle on progress – or lack thereof. And, given Davis is the sixth Cabinet minister to resign in eight months, the options are limited.Here are the likely candidates.Michael GoveThe environment secretary was one of the most vocal supporters of leaving the EU, alongside foreign secretary Boris Johnson. But since the 2016 vote he has become more pragmatic, and was one of the few Cabinet Leavers not said to be angered by last week’s proposals. He also has his eyes on the bigger prize of leadership, which this role – if carried out successfully – could as a springboard towards.But he has angered some and lost the trust of others, not least when he appeared to stab Johnson in the back during 2016’s leadership contest, ending that opportunity for both of them.Boris JohnsonHaving been so angry at the PM’s proposals that he is said to have described the process as “polishing a turd”. Who could replace David Davis as Brexit secretary? The Prime Minister will this morning have to decide who to replace David Davis as Brexit secretary after he resigned late last night.It is not a simple move, as Theresa May’s Cabinet is finely balanced between Remainers and Leavers. Davis had voted Leave in the referendum, but whoever she now picks must get behind the position that caused him to leave after many months of threatening to. Housing minister Dominic Raab is one of the front-runners for a promotion – but as an ardent Leaver he is unlikely to want to push for the plan that three of his allies have rejected.No oneThe irreplaceable Brexit secretary could well be irreplaceable.One suggestion doing the rounds is that DexEU is folded into the Cabinet Office, which would result in Lidington overseeing the process.However, this is not popular with pro-Leave backbenchers. 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Britain and the US can show the world what a free trade deal should like

first_imgWednesday 19 September 2018 8:34 am Read more: Tech stocks hit as Trump mulls fresh $200bn tariffs on China Victoria HewsonVictoria Hewson is head of regulatory affairs at the IEA. and Daniel Ikenson Now might seem an odd time to be considering new free trade deals with the US, when President Donald Trump has just escalated his trade war with China by imposing new tariffs on $200bn worth of goods.The UK, meanwhile, is still focused on resolving the uncertainty surrounding its future trading relationship with the EU. Talking seriously about a possible UK-US free trade agreement may feel a bit premature. Britain and the US can show the world what a free trade deal should like Yet that is precisely what policy experts from 11 think tanks on both sides of the Atlantic have been busy debating this year.Read more: UK and US should have mutual recognition of financial sectors, says reportThe culmination of that effort is a paper entitled “The Ideal US-UK Free Trade Agreement: A Free Trader’s Perspective”, published on Tuesday by the Initiative for Free Trade in London and the Cato Institute in Washington.This in-depth report includes the draft legal text, summaries, and explanations of what the authors consider provisions worthy of the model free trade agreement.Free trade is about the freedom of people to transact as they wish, with whom they wish, and without politicians and bureaucrats as gatekeepers. Therefore, genuine free traders tend to be sceptical of agreements, which are usually more about managed trade than free trade. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Despite the current uncertainty in both the UK and US policy environments, now is the ideal time to be giving serious thought to a bilateral free trade agreement. In six months, the UK will have repatriated its trade policy decision-making. Striking smart, new trade agreements will be crucial for Britain to maximise economic opportunities post-Brexit.Meanwhile, before the year’s end, the Trump administration is likely to wrap up its trade renegotiations with South Korea, Canada, and Mexico, clearing the decks for a shift in focus to new, bilateral free trade agreements.The US ambassador to Britain noted last week that Trump has a “robust appetite” for a bilateral trade deal with the UK, which suggests that commencing negotiations in late March 2019 may very well be within the realm of possibilities.It is difficult to imagine two countries that are better suited for a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, truly liberalising trade agreement than Britain and the US. And now the substance of that agreement has already been written.Governments, it’s over to you now. whatsapp Share Rather than liberalise the rules and provide consumers with greater choices, trade agreements too often contain provisions that protect incumbents from challengers by locking in existing advantages, requiring long tariff phase-out periods, and limiting competition in industries through rules that masquerade as serving prudential or socially desirable purposes.Too often, the terms are pro-business, pro-labour, or pro-special interest, when they should be pro-market.The prospect of a bilateral UK-US agreement affords two of the world’s largest economies – both traditionally committed to the institutions of free-market capitalism and the rule of law – the opportunity to break new ground and pioneer the rules of a genuinely liberalising, modern trade agreement.By removing tariffs and significantly reducing behind the border barriers that inhibit market integration, such a model will have a transformative effect, on both economies and beyond.With some limited exceptions, the final model for an ideal agreement calls for: zero tariffs on all goods; zero non-tariff trade barriers; zero restrictions on competition for government procurement and on foreign direct investment; rules to make mutual recognition of potentially protectionist product standards and regulations more feasible; prohibitions against the use of anti-dumping measures; and prohibitions against restrictions based on scientifically unsubstantiated public health and safety concerns and national security concerns that do not meet certain minimum standards. whatsapplast_img read more

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Industry slams Labour plan to bring outsourced public services in-house

first_img whatsapp “Rather than undermining local councils as Labour propose we should be looking at what further powers we can give to local communities to deliver the services they need.” Alex Daniel Main image: Getty Tags: Carillion John McDonnell Outsourcing A spokesman for communities secretary James Brokenshire told City A.M: “It should be for local councils and local communities to decide which services to outsource, not John McDonnell. John McDonnell this weekend said the party wants local councils to carry out the services themselves rather than pay companies to do it. whatsapp Read more: Whitehall ploughs one-third of annual budget into outsourced services Despite the criticism, the industry has come under strain in recent years. Several high-profile failures have thrust the question of whether private companies should provide public services into the spotlight. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell talks with journalists in Trafalgar Square after speaking to Union members as they take part in the Labour Day March on May 1, 2019 in London, England. The Labour Day March through central London coincides with International Workers Day and campaigns for workers rights and the introduction of a public holiday on May 1. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Outsourcing public services under pressure The Midland Metropolitan hospital near Birmingham was partially built when outsourcer Carillion collapsed in early 2018. Work has yet to resume (Getty Images) ‘An assault on the taxpayer’ Industry slams Labour plan to bring outsourced public services in-house Share The Confederation of British Industry’s chief UK policy director Matthew Fell said: “Labour’s rejection of the innovation, investment and cost savings suppliers can bring to vital public services and infrastructure is an extreme move devoid of evidence, based on the ideology of the past.” In a speech on Saturday, McDonnell said Labour would roll back four decades of outsourcing policy. The party hopes to change the law to make councils carry out the services unless there are “significant barriers” to doing so. “This is a dogma-driven plan to increase central control and reverse local decision making. It is nakedly anti-free market and crucially won’t provide best value for money for hard-working Council tax payers.  Labour also plans to make wholesale changes where it allows outsourcing to continue. Work has not restarted on the hospital, which was to provide 670 beds on its planned October 2018 completion date.center_img Greater accountability They accused McDonnell of “putting ideology before actual analysis of the benefits that outsourcing has delivered: improving services and significantly reducing the cost of services to the taxpayer”.  Read more: Whitehall must overhaul public sector outsourcing in wake of failures, says think tank Labour hopes to introduce to a fair wage clause, trade union recognition, annual gender pay audits and time-limited contracts. Business leaders have pilloried a Labour policy announcement to bring local council jobs like construction, bin collection and school dinners in-house. Read more: A year on from Carillion: 12 months that brought outsourcing to its knees It also maintained 50 prisons and had construction contracts with the HS2 high speed railway line, the Royal Opera House and a new £475m hospital in the west Midlands, the Midland Metropolitan hospital. One policy would be to make outsourced public service contracts subject to the Freedom of Information Act. This would force private companies to be more transparent about how well – and how cost-efficiently – they deliver services. One industry chief executive told City A.M: “This is yet another example of extremely poor, unfunded policy making from the Labour party”.  Until Carillion collapsed in January 2018, it was responsible for providing meals for 218 schools.  Denham said the Grenfell Tower fire and Carillion’s collapse showed FOI laws should extend to all public service suppliers. “The government’s ideological pursuit of privatisation and outsourcing has seen the public pay the price as fat cat bosses count their profits.” “McDonnell calls outsourcing an assault on labour. In fact the Labour party will just assault the taxpayer to pay for misguided policies like this.” Sunday 21 July 2019 1:18 pm The policy strand echoes comments by information commissioner Elizabeth Denham earlier this year. He called the industry a “rip off”, accusing firms of profiteering when they should be doing a public good. “Outsourcing is, and always has been, an assault on labour. It’s a deliberate, direct strategy to undermine the power of trade unions,” he said. 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UK households remain cautious on economic outlook, discretionary income and debt levels

first_img UK households remain cautious on economic outlook, discretionary income and debt levels whatsapp Deloitte’s consumer confidence index for the UK in the second three months to 30 June remained at a minus eight per cent – unchanged from the first quarter – but down four percentage points from the same time last year. Despite resilient employment and earnings figures released last week by the Office for National Statistics, Brits are still feeling uneasy about their ability to cover costs. Monday 22 July 2019 5:30 am UK households remain concerned about their economic outlook, disposable incomes and debt levels, survey data out today shows. Although many of the 3,000 respondents cited a lack of confidence in their disposable income levels, there was also a marginal increase in discretionary spending, up one percentage point (to net minus five per cent), though spending in essential categories has fallen by three percentage points to 10 per cent. Josh Martin Ben Perkins, head of consumer research, said: “As we’ve headed into the summer months, consumers have started to spend more on clothing and footwear, updating their wardrobes for the new season, as well as making home improvements and some major household appliance purchases. Consumer sentiment towards household disposable income and levels of debt fell by five and four percentage points, respectively, year-on-year.center_img Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, said: “Consumers’ finances are in good shape thanks to a long boom in jobs and strong wage growth. That said, uncertainties about Brexit and growth are weighing on consumer sentiment and their spending plans.” whatsapp UK retail spending surprised in June Perkins added: “While the end of this quarter saw an uplift in retail sales, a slowdown in both borrowing and saving points to growing caution which could impact spending in the coming months. The question remains how long consumers will be willing – or, indeed, able – to keep spending.” More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.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.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Share UK retail spending surprised in June Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsUndo Deloitte suggested that the contrast was due to economic and political uncertainty and potential risks to UK GDP growth from trade wars and a messy divorce with the European Union.last_img read more

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City grandees celebrate Conservative majority

first_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoTheFashionBallThe Most Beautiful Women In SportsTheFashionBallUndoNoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndo City of London grandees celebrate Conservative majority Toscafund Asset management chief economist Savvas Savouri said there was now a “real prospect a new wave of financial service firms arrive to make London their secondary home”. whatsapp However, not everyone agrees, City heavyweights have lined up to express bullish excitement about the Square Mile’s prospects after the Conservatives’ landslide election win. Share Read more: UK stocks surge after Conservative win ends Labour threat Hedge fund manager, and prominent Brexiteer, Crispin Odey said this spelled trouble for the City. He added: “The City can breathe healthy air now that the Corbyn/McDonnell nonsensical policies have been kicked into the neverland grass”. whatsapp “I think Boris when he was mayor of London was supportive of the City and I think he will continue that as prime minister,” he said Show Comments ▼ Sunday 15 December 2019 10:30 pm Sterling rose to as much as $1.35 on Friday, its highest level since May last year, thanks to the newfound Brexit certainty and the knowledge that Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto of renationalisation and market intervention had been rejected at the ballot box.center_img It appears the government is already looking to shore up these seats for the long-term as it has started to publicise its plans to invest more in these regions and make a break from the David Cameron austerity years. The domestic-focused FTSE 250 index will start trading today at its highest point all year, while the FTSE 100 also rose 1.1 per cent on Friday as banks, housebuilders and utilities all joined in the rally after the result. “If you leave London, in the main you see it’s a world of Universal Credit [welfare]… It’s a stagnant pond. Boris now will say ‘how do I get that current going?’…He has always been a believer in big government. Eventually we’ll all run out of money and interest rates will have to go up.” Dean Street Advisers managing director Mervyn Metcalf echoed the sentiments, and said there was a substantial amount of deals put off due to the UK’s political uncertainty. Johnson’s win came thanks to an avalanche of votes from traditional Labour working class constituencies in the North, the Midlands and Wales. Read more: Business ‘eager for clarity’ after Boris Johnson’s election win Johnson will address the 109 newly elected Tory MPs today to run them through the government’s agenda for Thursday’s Queen’s Speech.  The government’s first piece of legislation will be his Brexit deal, but the PM will also soon enshrine in law a £33.9bn yearly increase in NHS funding. Stefan Boscia Boris Johnson’s self-proclaimed “stonking” majority means the UKwill leave the EU by 31 January, which pundits say will provide desperately needed clarity for the financial sector. City grandee and Revolut chairman Martin Gilbert said the election result gave the wider financial industry “real relief” and that Boris Johnson would be supportive of the City. (Getty Images) City grandee and Revolut chairman Martin Gilbert said the election result gave the wider financial industry “real relief” and that Johnson would be supportive of the City.last_img read more

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A look at a day in the life of the worker of 2040

first_imgIt’s 2040 now though, and the new 7G network has just launched. Fibre broadband is a thing of the past. A connected workforce is a productive one — and there’s plenty of connectivity to go around now. An interactive robot greets visitors at the “Futurium”, House of Futures in Berlin after the official opening ceremony on September 5, 2019. – Created as a venue where significant national and international developments in scientific, technical and social research can be presented and discussed, the Futurium seeks to be an independent space for dialogue between the government, the scientific community, industry and society. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images) As one of the leaders of a global company, multinational calls are a standard practice. These have  traditionally been done in English, but it’s 2040, and things in have changed.  So, as we enter the next 20 years, CWJobs launched our Tech to the Future report to find out what people are expecting, and to consider what the office of 2040 could look like. Instead of kicking off your year driving through a frustrating traffic jam or squeezing onto a packed train, simply step into your driverless car and relax as it takes you where you need to go. Zero stress, as it avoids the major traffic jams through its machine learning capabilities — technology at its finest. In 2040, running out of printer paper and frustrating your employees is a thing of the past. Simply place the order and a delivery drone will bring it to you within 30 minutes. The time spent waiting for new supplies will  fly by. Show Comments ▼ Meet the new gang The global call The morning commute Not to worry. 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Main image credit: Getty Crunch those numbers 7G Heavencenter_img “Why is the internet so slow?” A phrase that we’ve all used at some point in our working lives.  Thanks to the invention of instant translation earbuds for the mass market, callers from each region speak their native language, speeding up meetings and avoiding anything becoming “lost in translation”. Share Office supplies. You don’t know you need them until they’re gone.  Opinion Looking back to 2000, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would have truly seen what was about to hit us, not just in our personal lives, but our professional ones too — from the invention of the smartphone and social media, to the humble USB stick.  You’re back into the swing of things. You jump into your car as it drives you home, and now it’s time to relax.  A day in the life of the worker of 2040 Of course, no prediction of the future can be 100 per cent accurate, but whatever it looks like will be exciting. Sign up to City A.M.’s Midday Update newsletter, delivered to your inbox every lunchtime The new year is usually a hot time to start a new role, and you’ve been recruiting too. You’ll meet with engineers, analysts, and designers, who have become the new specialist troops in cyber security, artificial intelligence, and software. And don’t forget about the self-driving car mechanic you hired to maintain the company’s new fleet of autonomous vehicles. First day back though, and you realise that the financial plan is due much earlier than you thought. Time is ticking away.  City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Let’s be honest, as it gets to the end of December, some things are pushed to the new year for our future selves to worry about when we return.  It is 6am, 2 January 2040, and as chief technology officer, it’s time for you to start the new year with a bang.  Dominic HarveyDominic Harvey is director at CWJobs. director , CWJobs Netflix 2.0  Dear Office Manager, we’re out of… oh never mind whatsapplast_img read more

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‘Vegans must have their own shelf’ in the office fridge

first_imgThe guidance comes amid a rise in popularity of veganism.  The charity added: “All senior staff, managers and team leaders should understand that they are under a duty to treat vegans with respect, have due regard for their needs in the workplace and be able to understand how to deal appropriately with requests or complaints from vegans. A UK property firm has also instituted a policy whereby staff can only expense meat-free meals. “If ‘jokes’ made about an employee’s veganism become burdensome, steps should be made to improve this.” Wednesday 19 February 2020 11:41 am Vegan products, like Gregg’s wildly popular vegan sausage roll, comprised a quarter of food launches last year.  Fridge space is a precious commodity in the workplace, but it could be about to get more crowded after the Vegan Society shares its new advice with firms. whatsapp whatsapp Vegan menus should be made available at work events while employers should offer vegan-friendly versions of required clothing for staff who want it, the guidelines say. That might include synthetic safety boots or non-leather phone cases. Offices should also provide colour-coded kitchen utensils and offer a separate part of the kitchen for vegans to prepare food Staff should also be able to excuse themselves from corporate events like horse racing and barbecues if they are vegan, the society said.center_img Joe Curtis Share Also Read: Vegans must have their own shelf in the office fridge, says new guidance “They should also be able and confident to deal fairly with inappropriate behaviour against vegan employees.” Vegans deserve their own shelf in the office fridge, according to new guidelines issued to businesses. “Fostering a general attitude of respect towards vegan employees is key,” the charity’s guidelines say. Also Read: Vegans must have their own shelf in the office fridge, says new guidance “Supporting vegan employees to discuss their pension investment options with a relevant member of staff” is another guideline. Vegans must have their own shelf in the office fridge, says new guidance Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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ECB ready to close bond spreads amid virus, says Italian board member

first_img Harry Robertson ECB ready to close bond spreads amid virus, says Italian board member by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsArticles StoneTeacher Throws Marine Out, He Gets The Last LaughArticles Stone Markets read the comments as a sign the Bank might not do “whatever it takes” to support the Eurozone economy as it did eight years ago. But many defended Lagarde’s comments, saying they were meant to encourage Eurozone governments to do more. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: ECB ready to close bond spreads amid virus, says Italian board member “The turbulence that struck the Italian sovereign bond market in the last few days is an undesired event that must be reabsorbed,” Panetta, himself Italian, said. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: ECB ready to close bond spreads amid virus, says Italian board member whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Christine Lagarde, who took over as president from Mario Draghi last November, upset markets last week when she said the ECB is “not here to close [bond] spreads” – the difference in price between Eurozone members’ bonds, which is an indication of the stress countries are under. Share The European Central Bank (ECB) stands ready to reduce bond spreads between Eurozone countries and could even further increase its purchases amid the coronavirus outbreak, a board member said today as the Bank continues to row back on comments from its president. Sunday 15 March 2020 6:12 pm Panetta said it could yet buy more bonds, and may lend to institutions other than banks. (AFP via Getty Images) The ECB last week said it would increase its bond-buying stimulus programme in response to the outbreak. Italian bond yields last week jumped as Covid-19 containment efforts ravaged the countries’ economy. Yields move inversely to prices, with a fall indicating Italian government debt does not look attractive to investors. “If it becomes necessary to carry out our monetary policy or preserve financial stability, the governing council could consider if and how to broaden the number of intermediaries it supplies liquidity to,” he said. whatsapp ECB board member Fabio Panetta today told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the Bank will tackle “strong, unjustified increases in the spreads on the back of the health emergency”.last_img read more