Though the UK is currently undergoing its departure from the European Union, many sectors of British business are almost booming, seemingly impervious to the political turbulence. UK exports have risen by £14 billion in one year, showing that Britain is hardly stalling as we teeter uncertainly towards exiting the EU. Richard...
Tensions eased last week in South Asia as the region's two nuclear powers reined in their latest military skirmish, ostensibly over partitioned Kashmir. On February 14th a Pakistani militant group, Jaesh-e-Muhammad (JeM), attacked and murdered around 40 Indian troops, within the Indian Line of Control. India's Air Force used F16 Fighter...
International Women’s Day is being celebrated by millions of women (and men) around the world today. At GBS, formerly the Global Banking School, some 500 female students, and staff are joining these celebrations too. More than a century old, the first national women’s observance day occurred in New York in 1909....
International Women’s Day is being celebrated (or angrily embraced) by millions of women around the world today. More than a century old, the first national women’s observance day occurred in New York in 1909. European human rights movements were quick to follow. In Germany, Russia, Denmark, and Great Britain, socialist-oriented groups,...
Opinion polls in the UK are now showing a commanding lead for the ruling Conservative Party, as well as a minimal impact caused by a new group of so-called ‘Independent’ MPs. Deltapoll (23 February) found a Conservative party lead of seven percent (Conservative: 43%, Labour 36%), whilst Opinium recorded an...
Brexit or no Brexit, the world is truly a global market place. Competition to attract inward investment into cities and countries has never been more frenetic for city mayors, business forums (such as Chambers of Commerce) and national business ministers. One of the starkest stories of Brexit, or Britain’s uncertain...
Contrary to what doomsayers tell us, good business practices can mean that companies flourish in unstable business environments. Well-run oil majors, defence companies, tech firms, eco-car manufacturers, investment houses (not just those betting on shorts), have all extracted healthy profits, or sustainable capacity expansion from the back of ailing...
Today that House of Commons voted on a motion of no confidence in the government by Jeremy Corbyn in which Theresa May survived by a mere 19 votes. My reaction to the confidence vote and last night's Brexit vote on @BBCPolitics Live. In short: get ready for Article 50 extension...
The Labour Party has been fined £12,500 by the Electoral Commission over failings to deliver accurate and on time declarations about donations. The watchdog said Labour had failed to deliver an "accurate quarterly donations report" and "accurate weekly pre-poll reports" from April-June 2017. It said it was the "highest fine we...
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson MP has today ahead of the crunch Brexit vote by calling for unity in the UK, stating ‘this country always succeeds whatever the challenges we face’. Mr Williamson told the Express & Star: “I will be supporting her deal and very much hope it will go through. “I hope...