Tag Archives: Ivor Bennett

11Jan/18

iPhone addiction: vice or virtue?

Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading

11Jan/18

CES 2018: the battle of the virtual assistants

Several thousand people descended on a wet and dreary Las Vegas as the world’s largest technology showcase opened to the public. As Ivor Bennett reports, voice assistance and artifical intelligence are this year’s hottest trends. Continue reading

28Mar/17

Mixed messages on eve of Brexit

With a day to go before UK prime minister Theresa May triggers Article 50 to start separation talks with the EU, the Bank of England is warning UK banks to prepare themselves in case of a disorderly Brexit. But, as Ivor Bennett reports, the eve of Brexit also attracts a vote of confidence from Qatar as its sovereign wealth fund pledges over $6 billion in investment in Britain. Continue reading

22Jan/17

Trump’s first 100 days: the analysts’ view

As the US moves from a ‘post-truth’ election to post-Trump inauguration, markets ponder an uncertain future for the world economy. Ivor Bennett canvasses analysts on what they expect to emerge from the new president’s first months in office. Continue reading

17Jan/17

China’s Xi: globalisation not to blame

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of globalisation and free trade in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. As Ivor Bennett reports, it underscores Beijing’s desire to play a greater global role as the United States turns inward. Continue reading

01Nov/16

More Brexit trauma ahead for sterling?

UK manufacturing showed solid growth in October thanks to exchange rates driving up new orders, according to the latest data. But as Ivor Bennett reports, sterling could fall even further than some might want – a new poll forecasting lows of $1.15 when Britain starts formal divorce proceedings from the EU.
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17Aug/16

Why De Beers is spending on diamond technology

It takes billions of years to produce a natural diamond, but a laboratory can grow one in days and to the untrained eye they look the same. In an attempt to protect its reputation, De Beers has developed technology that can spot the difference. Ivor Bennett reports Continue reading

29Mar/16

Osborne: Brexit is ‘convulsive shock’

As Britain’s Brexit debate heats up, the UK finance minister George Osborne faces tough questioning by parliament on “The economic and financial costs and benefits of UK’s EU membership”. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading

10Feb/16

Will sugar tax sour business?

2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers. As Ivor Bennett reports, it could be bad news for business.
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09Feb/16
Dax board at the stock exchange

Banks centre stage in stocks shocker

European shares gave up early gains as bank stocks dropped again and losses in Asian markets sent investors scurrying for save havens. Ivor Bennett reports.
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