Monthly Archives: October 2012

Jobs bloodbath at UBS London; How childcare bankrupts Britain; Turkey’s dragnet; When part-time life is a way of life; What India yuppies want at the cafe; Bumpy ride to women’s rights

1 Jobs bloodbath at UBS London (The Guardian) UBS will axe up to 3,000 jobs in its London offices, in one of the biggest banking bloodbaths since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The move to halve the Swiss bank’s workforce … Continue reading

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Microsoft and Apple in tough new world; Management shake-up at Apple; Smartpen gets smarter

1 Microsoft and Apple in tough new world (Jason Pontin in The Financial Times) There is a smug maxim in Silicon Valley and the places that imitate it: “To survive, you must destroy your company every x years” (where x … Continue reading

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US jobless rate seen rising; Australia’s new vision; Samsung’s success is its biggest weakness; Life after another reshuffle; The fine line of marriage

1 US jobless rate seen rising (Khaleej Times) The jobless rate probably rose in October as US employers kept a tight rein on payrolls with the nation closing in on the so-called fiscal cliff, economists said before a report this … Continue reading

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UBS shake-up may cost 10,000 jobs; Apple’s $120bn cash pile problem; Spain’s jobless cross 25%; India’s activist politician; Impressive US recovery

1 UBS shake-up may cost 10,000 jobs (The Guardian) Thousands of City jobs could be on the line as Swiss bank UBS prepares to announce a restructuring of its investment bank. The bank will publish third-quarter figures on Tuesday and … Continue reading

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CEOs urge tax hikes, spending cuts; South Korea slows; The menace of slavery; Euro survives, but the future is shaky; Chinese leader has billions in hidden wealth

1 CEOs urge tax hikes, spending cuts (San Francisco Chronicle) CEOs from more than 80 major US companies are pressing Congress to reduce the federal deficit by raising taxes and cutting spending. They warned that the uncertainty spawned by the … Continue reading

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America’s self-inflicted decline; Lessons at the world’s biggest school; Hi-tech loos are big biz; Television going the print media way — to doom

1 America’s self-inflicted decline (Ting Xu in The Diplomat) America’s greatness was very much a function of the visionary pragmatism of its founding fathers. The common sense decision to pursue liberty, equality and individual well-being was achieved through creativity, openness … Continue reading

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Good news grand slam; Moody’s warns of German banking weakness; Am I a ‘working dad’?; Paperless news

1 Good news grand slam (Stephanie Flanders on BBC) There have now been four pieces of good economic news in as many days: inflation, employment, retail sales and now the public finances have all come in better than expected. The … Continue reading

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