Tag Archives: James Bevan

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

08Jan/17

The rise of the greenback: unstoppable?

The U.S. dollar has been at 14-year peaks on an abundance of upbeat global economic data and signs of quickening inflation, and a new Reuters polls shows most analysts expect the rally to continue through 2017. David Pollard reports on the winners and the losers of the greenback’s surge. Continue reading

18Jan/16
The Swiss ski resort of Davos

The divided world debate at Davos

Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades. Grace Pascoe reports. Continue reading

18Jan/16

Tata Steel to axe 1,050 UK jobs as steel crisis simmers

Tata Steel, the biggest steelmaker in Britain, is expected to axe more than 1,000 jobs, on top of the 1,170 cuts it announced last year, due to low steel prices.

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12Jun/15

DSK acquitted of “aggravated pimping”

(REUTERS) – It was expected and now it’s official.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer leaves a French court with the news of his client’s acquittal.

DSK, as he’s known in France, was found not guilty of hiring prostitutes for a party he and others attended.
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