Saturday, 25 March 2017

What Is At Stake for EU Economies after Brexit? - Counting the Cost

The Brexit battle lines are being drawn. European leaders are due to meet at the end of April, when they will lay out their strategy for talks with the UK, following Theresa May's formal notification on the British departure from the European Union.

A deal is expected to be reached by March 2019. In 2014, 45 percent of all UK exports went to the EU, which is $284bn worth of goods. After Germany, the UK is the trading bloc's second largest economy, and it imports over $360bn worth of goods from its fellow EU members. In 2015, the UK contributed over $16bn to the EU budget and received about $7.4bn back in aid and subsidies from Brussels.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Brexit Economy: UK Faces Squeeze on Living Standards

THE GUARDIAN: The latest monthly Guardian analysis finds signs of a slowdown as prices rise and real pay shrinks

British households are being warned to prepare for a tightening squeeze on living standards, as a Guardian analysis shows the Brexit vote’s blow to the pound is stoking inflation while pay packets are shrinking in real terms.

As Theresa May prepares to trigger article 50 next week, kicking off the formal process of the UK leaving the EU, the economy continues to defy the doomsayers who predicted a sudden downturn after the referendum. But signs of a slowdown are now emerging as higher prices put pressure on companies and consumers alike. » | Katie Allen | Friday, March 24, 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

‘See You in the Hague’: EU to UK If It Fails to Pay ‎€60bn Divorce Bill – Leak

The EU is apparently plotting to slap Britain with a €60 billion divorce bill for abandoning the EU, according to a leaked document believed to be the European Union’s strategy negotiating with Britain on Brexit, which was reported on by a renowned Dutch newspaper.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Goldman Sachs to Move Hundreds of Staff Out of London due to Brexit

THE GUARDIAN: Bank, which employs 6,000 staff in UK, says it will take extra space in Frankfurt and Paris as part of contingency plan

Goldman Sachs is to start moving hundreds of staff out of London before a Brexit deal is struck, the bank’s European boss has confirmed.

Richard Gnodde, chief executive of Goldman Sachs International, said on Tuesday the decision to relocate staff was part of the bank’s contingency plan for the UK leaving the EU. “We are going to start to execute on those contingency plans”, he told CNBC.

Gnodde said the bank, which currently employs 6,000 staff in London, would take extra office space in Frankfurt and Paris. » | Jill Treanor | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Steve Jobs' Top 10 Rules For Success

He's considered the "Father of the Digital Revolution," a "master of innovation," and a "design perfectionist." He had a net worth of over $8 billion in 2010. He's one of my personal favorite entrepreneurs of all time. He's Steve Jobs from Apple and here are his top 10 rules for success.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Exclusive Look At President Trump's 2005 Tax Return | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and David Cay Johnston discuss how Johnston obtained the summary pages of President Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns and what they say about the president's tax burden. Maddow also reads a response from the White House.