Category : Business

Mergers and Acquisitions – A Fine Line Between Success and Failure

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One of the main motivations for merging companies is synergy, which is the idea that by combining business activities, performance will increase and costs will decrease. Budgets for certain departments can be cut and the new, larger company benefits from greater purchasing power, meaning that the costs of any raw materials … Read More

Oxfam In Crisis: Will the Charity Survive?

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Oxfam, one of the UK’s leading charity organisations, was accused by a report in The Times on February 9 of concealing the findings of a 2011 inquiry into allegations that its senior staff paid for sex with Haitian earthquake victims, in the aftermath of the crisis that left 200,000 people … Read More

Brexit to Threaten Small and Medium Businesses

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As the Prime Minister hopes to cinch a EU deal next month, more and more businesses are demanding clarity on what Brexit will look like to allow them to plan for the scenario. Chair of the EEF group, Judith Hackett, has said that most businesses are underprepared, particularly small and … Read More

The Crime Behind The Bitcoin Craze

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A common and prolific criticism of cryptocurrencies is their vulnerability and susceptibility to cyber corruption. There is good reason behind this concern, too; just this week, Europol director Rob Wainwright pronounced that there has been a significant increase in cybercrime of this nature. He estimated that around 4% of all … Read More

Virgin Rail Set To Sail

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The transport secretary Chris Grayling announced on February 5 that Virgin Trains East Coast, the franchise running services from London to Leeds, Edinburgh, York and Newcastle, is near collapse due to lower-than-expected passenger numbers. The franchise, a joint venture with 90% owned by Stagecoach and 10% owned by Richard Branson’s … Read More

Crypto Credit Crunch: Virgin Money Bans Credit Card Customers Buying Cryptocurrencies

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Virgin Money said “Following a review of our policies, I can confirm customers will no longer be able to use their Virgin Money credit card to purchase crypto-currencies.” This follows a similar move by Lloyds Banking Group earlier in the month citing concerns that customers are at risk of racking … Read More

The Urban Collective: Easy London Living

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Moving to London after uni? Searching for accommodation can be stressful and time consuming, as the founders of a new app discovered, when it took them 75 hours to search, find and organise viewings of rental properties. However, the founders of the Urban Collective took their difficult experience renting and … Read More

New Year, Same Trump: Will 2018 see the US President’s Problems with the EU Reach a Nasty Conclusion?

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Brexit is not the only issue on the plate of officials in Brussels at the moment, as Donald Trump called out the EU over unfair treatment of US exporters just last week. In a characteristically vague style, the US president told ITV in a recent broadcast that the problems he … Read More

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