Category : Business

Success For Health Campaigners As Leading Retailers Cut Energy Drink Sales to Under Sixteens

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Following calls from a number of health experts, dieticians and scientists to ban the sale of energy drinks to minors, it seems as if such requests are not going unheard. Many of Britain’s favourite retailers – namely Asda, Aldi and Waitrose, are now placing an age-restriction policy on the purchasing … Read More

US Government Shutdown: The End Or Just The Beginning?

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Senate Democrats in the capitol hill agreed to reopen the government on Monday after it was in a state of shutdown for three days, by voting for a temporary funding bill along with the Republicans. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Senate majority leader … Read More

Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis: Could ‘Tube Homes’ Be A Solution?

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Imagine life inside a concrete water pipe, complete with all the mod-cons of a cozy home and plenty of natural light to boot. Are these tube homes the answer to Hong Kong's housing problem? https://t.co/HNR0Y7k99I via @CNNStyle pic.twitter.com/9jmjmPoHRo — CNN International (@cnni) January 24, 2018 Eight years. That’s how long … Read More

Amazon Go: Supermarket Jobs vs. Artificial Intelligence

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My first thought was, who do you ask when you can’t find the hummus? But on second thought, the benefits of a cashierless supermarket could potentially outweigh the costs; I’m yet to decide. On Monday, in downtown Seattle, Amazon opened its first artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store. Having faced technical … Read More

Is the Hyperloop the future of travel?

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We might not be as far away from hyper-speed travel as you might think. Although it isn’t quite teleportation, the Hyperloop combines a vacuum, a train, and levitating magnets to shoot you towards your destination at hundreds of miles an hour. The magnetic levitation ‘maglev’ train is lifted above rails … Read More

Inclusion: The Key to Global Growth

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This week marks the start of the 2018 World Economic Forum. Every year the world leaders and multinational CEOs descend on the tiny Swiss Village of Davos to put the world to rights. Some argue that is an opportunity for the rich, and sometimes famous, to exercise their political and … Read More

The Carillion Crows Are Circling: Is Outsourcing Dead?

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Facility management firm Carillion’s recent collapse was one of epic proportions, casting 450 public-sector contracts into doubt, dragging down thousands of small businesses and leaving tens of thousands of employees with an uncertain few weeks ahead. As a gargantuan enterprise with a vast web of projects, services and indeed debt … Read More

The Zimbabwean Economy: From Mugabe to Droughts to Inflation to 2017

9 months ago / 0 comments

Under the ZANU party led by Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe became an independent country in 1980, freed from British colonial rule. This naturally presented challenges to governance: how could Zimbabwe disinherit its colonial institutions and become a new nation in a way which was economically viable and sustainable for its people? … Read More

World’s biggest Starbucks Opened in China

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Starbucks opened a 30,000 square foot store in Shanghai on 5th December (3% the size of Trinity Shopping Centre). The 30,000 square foot Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai is the coffee chain’s first Reserve Roastery outside the U.S. It’s twice the size of Starbucks’ flagship store in Seattle, where the … Read More

Will the New Budget Solve Our Debt Problems?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Last week, news broke that the Chancellor was looking at ways to fill a black hole of nearly £20bn in the public finances before the budget later this month. Recent analysis shows that the deficit is likely to rise to nearly £36bn in the next four years, double the forecast … Read More