Tag Archives: Ciara lee

13Nov/17

IMF warns of ‘disruptive’ Brexit threat

Europe’s economy is now hitting its stride, according to the International Monetary Fund. But, as Ciara lee reports, a disruptive Brexit could result in “appreciably” lower growth for Britain and the euro zone. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Juncker: No EU-UK trade talk until divorce settled

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stressed on Tuesday that negotiations about a future EU-UK trading relationship after Britain leaves the European Union could only start once divorce issues were resolved. Ciara Lee reports Continue reading

28Aug/17

Revellers enjoy last day of London carnival

Revellers at London’s Notting Hill Carnival enjoyed a second day of festivities on Monday as the sun came out for the last day of Europe’s biggest street party. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

24Apr/17

French election relief sends markets soaring

European shares open sharply higher and the euro briefly vaults to five-month peaks after the market’s favoured candidate won the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of another Brexit-like shock. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

13Apr/17

How Uganda is financing its top cyclists

Yusufu Mbaziira founded a bicycle courier inside his small town, Kasubi, a Kampala suburb in 2002. He hopes that the courier service can empower the riders financially, while helping to produce world class cyclists. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

03Apr/17

Credit Suisse takes out newspaper ads after raids

Credit Suisse has taken out adverts in British Sunday newspapers stressing a zero-tolerance policy on tax evasion, as the Swiss bank tries to limit any damage to its reputation from raids on three of its offices. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

19Mar/17

EU demands changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

European consumer protection authorities are taking aim at media companies Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter, asking them to amend their terms of service or possibly face fines. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

17Feb/17

Facebook CEO’s bid to reboot globalisation

Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism. As Ciara Lee reports, he’s written a letter to users saying the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe. Continue reading

15Feb/17

Trump wall doesn’t stop Siemens Mexico deal

Siemens has signed a cooperation agreement to expand investments across numerous enterprises in Mexico. As Ciara Lee reports, the German industrial group hasn’t been put off by Trump’s plans to build walls and impose border taxes. Continue reading

29Jan/17

Central banks to play second fiddle to Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump will again be centre of attention in the coming week with any policy statements, having helped put the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and other central banks in wait-and-see mode. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading