Monthly Archives: March 2017

Elon Musk floats brain electrode firm; Big rise in visitors to UK; Singapore staff seen least engaged

1 Elon Musk floats brain electrode firm (BBC) Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has launched Neuralink, a start-up which aims to develop technology that connects our brains to computers. A report from the Wall Street Journal said the company was … Continue reading

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Trump dumps Obama climate change policies; Tough to stay rich without manufacturing; BlackRock bets on tech, cuts jobs, fees

1 Trump dumps Obama climate change policies (BBC) President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. The president said this would put an end to the “war on coal” and “job-killing … Continue reading

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Cloudy future for EU; Populism as a result of global economic failure; Gender equality at work may take years to realise

1 Cloudy future for EU (Jonathan Eyal in Straits Times) The past 60 years were about Europe’s glory; the next 60 could well be about Europe’s survival. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive body, released earlier this month a White … Continue reading

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China sees globalisation ‘unstoppable’; Eurozone growth near six-year high; When shrinkflation bites

1 China sees globalization ‘unstoppable’ (Gulf News) Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli told a gathering of Asian leaders that the world must commit to multilateral free trade under the World Trade Organisation and needs to reform global economic governance. Negotiations on … Continue reading

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Negative interest rates hit European banks; Fresh oil glut predicted; FTSE 100 CEOs earn 386 times average worker

1 Negative interest rates hit European banks (BBC) Swiss bank UBS will start charging customers who deposit more than a million euros, as negative interest rates hit banks’ profits. The annual 0.6% charge will take affect from May. UBS already … Continue reading

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Opec mulls oil cut extension; Older working women number doubles; World’s youngest new billionaires

1 Opec mulls oil cut extension (Khaleej Times) Opec oil producers increasingly favour extending beyond June a pact on reducing crude supply to balance the market, sources within the group said, although Russia and other non-members need to remain part … Continue reading

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Climate change takes world to uncharted territory; Gates tops Forbes rich list; Robo-advisor to give investment advice

1 Climate change puts world in uncharted territory (Damian Carrington in The Guardian) The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological … Continue reading

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