Category : Business

Spotify Public Offering: Wise Move or an Unnecessary Risk?

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Cracking on with its plan to go public, Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, has filed paperwork to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The Swedish company, often lauded with helping reverse the huge losses in music revenue caused by piracy, currently boasts 140 million … Read More

EasyJet Boss Takes Pay Cut – but will this Fix the Gender Pay Gap?

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It was recently announced that the chief executive of easyJet has taken a pay cut in order to make his salary match that of his predecessor. Johan Lundgren took over as the chief executive last December on a basic salary of £740,000; his predecessor, Carolyn McCall, was on a salary … Read More

Facebook: an Addiction to be Regulated?

9 months ago / 0 comments

The average UK smoker spends 25 minutes smoking cigarettes a day, and depends on cigarettes to occupy their mind or lift their mood. More worryingly, most UK smokers smoke their first cigarette just 30 minutes after waking up. We are hounded to avoid cigarettes and frequently bombarded with graphic cancerous … Read More

The End of the Road for UK’s Trade Ties with China?

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Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to beat the drum for deepening trade ties and showcasing Britain’s global ambitions. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming it is essential for the UK to open up new overseas markets as the general consensus is that trade with the EU … Read More

Empower Conference 2018 – All You Need to Know About Leeds University’s First Student Led Leadership Conference

10 months ago / 0 comments

You will almost certainly have seen it being advertised and promoted both online and in the Leeds University Union building, but what exactly is the Empower Conference? Where did the idea for a student-led, company-sponsored and leadership-focused event arise from? In addition to this, why is the Empower Conference a … Read More

Bitcoin: Over-emphasised Or Over-Criticised?

10 months ago / 0 comments

The dizzying heights of bitcoin’s mid-December valuation in 2017 at $17,900 per coin has proven impossible to maintain, slipping down to a figure below $14,000 within the space of a week. Just this month, the most prominent of cryptocurrencies dropped to almost half of its peak value, slumping to a … Read More

Automation Threatens to Widen North-South Divide

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For years, northern industry was at the forefront of England’s economy. From the industrial revolution which traces its roots from Lancashire cotton mills, to coal mining across Yorkshire and the North-East, Britain was powered by Northern workers. That is until technology began to make more and more jobs redundant, and … Read More

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