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Is a Languages Strategy Essential for Britain’s Economy to Prosper Post Brexit? Is a Languages Strategy Essential for Britain’s Economy to Prosper Post Brexit?
Britain hopes to draw on the trade relationships of the former Commonwealth to grow its economy post Brexit. Could this place too much reliance on English as the language of trade? What do we know about the benefits of a languages strategy for the economy? Gabrielle Hogan-Brun explores. Following the EU Referendum there was a feeling that Britain could rely on a far larger range of economies po...
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Ireland INC Index – recognising Irish companies investing in the US. Ireland INC Index – recognising Irish companies investing in the US.
Ireland INC to launch the first ever Ireland INC Index at Ireland Day on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2018. Dubbed by many as the ‘Irish Davos’, the Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offers an unrivalled platform for C-Suite conversations on economic engagement and thought leadership. In 2018, at the exclusive invite-only C-level event, Ireland IN...
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UK factories plan to ramp up investment - EEF. UK factories plan to ramp up investment - EEF.
LONDON - British factories intend to increase investment at the strongest pace in four years, adding to signs that manufacturing will help support an otherwise sluggish economy in 2018, an industry survey showed on Monday. Europe’s fast-recovering economy has helped Britain’s factory sector grow quickly at the end of 2017, according to the quarterly report from manufacturing association EEF a...
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Best Magazines Forbes Bloomberg Businessweek. Best Magazines Forbes Bloomberg Businessweek.
Top Business Magazines. Forbes. Arguably the most famous American business magazine, Forbes is read by all manor of professionals for updated news, especially pertaining to business and finance. Bloomberg Businessweek. WIRED. Entrepreneur. Fortune. Inc. The Economist. Consumer Reports..Forbes. Arguably the most famous American business magazine, Forbes is read by all manor of professio...
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Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores. Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores.
Skype's call and messaging service has been removed from app stores in China, including the Apple app store. Apple says it is one of several apps to have been removed after the government said it does not comply with local law. Skype owner Microsoft told the BBC the app had been "temporarily removed" and the company was "working to reinstate the app as soon as possible". The app is also no long...
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Donald Trump nominates Jerome Powell as Fed chair Donald Trump nominates Jerome Powell as Fed chair
President Donald Trump has named Jerome Powell as his pick to lead the Federal Reserve. Mr Powell, a Republican and multi-millionaire, currently serves as a member of the bank's board, to which he was appointed in 2012. He had been widely tipped as the top choice for more than a week. Analysts regard him as a status quo candidate, likely to continue the Fed's current policies of gradually...
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Republican tax plan to target mortgage deduction Republican tax plan to target mortgage deduction
Republicans have unveiled details of a sweeping tax plan, aimed at slashing rates for businesses and lowering inheritance taxes. The proposal would lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, while retaining the top individual rate for the wealthiest at 39.5%. It eliminates a popular mortgage interest deduction for new home loans of $500,000 (£380,000) or more. Delivering on the plan is...
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US sets final tariffs on softwood lumber from Canada US sets final tariffs on softwood lumber from Canada
The US Department of Commerce has said it has concluded that imports of Canadian softwood lumber are being unfairly subsidised. In a statement released on Thursday, it said efforts to reach a negotiated agreement with Canada have failed. Canada called the decision on countervailing and anti-dumping duties on lumber "unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling". This is the latest salvo in a ...
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Dow Jones closes at record high Dow Jones closes at record high
The Dow Jones closed at a record high on Thursday after US President Donald Trump formally announced Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell as his pick to lead the US central bank. The Dow added 81.25 points to 23,516.26, while the S&P 500 rose 0.49 points to 2,579.85. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.59 points to 6,714.94. Stocks have surged this year, a rally analysts say is due to strong...
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Amazon and Alphabet report sales surge Amazon and Alphabet report sales surge
Tech giants Amazon and Google's parent Alphabet have posted a surge in sales over the last three months. Shares in Alphabet jumped above $1,000 in after-hours trading after the company reported sales up 24% to $27.8bn. Amazon, the world's biggest e-commerce site, saw sales rise 34% to $43.7bn - nearly the size of Slovenia's economy last year. Meanwhile, Microsoft's profit beat estimates o...
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