Saturday, 16 September 2017

Bitcoin: Financial Revolution or Modern Day Tulipmania? - BBC Newsnight

Is bitcoin a financial revolution that can democratise trading or is it an unsustainable economic bubble similar to 'Tulipmania' and the dot com crash of the 1990s? David Grossman reports for BBC Newsnight.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Lord Mervyn King: 'I'm Not Terribly Impressed' by Brexit Negotiations - BBC Newsnight

Lord Mervyn King was governor of the Bank of England at the time of the financial crisis. He joins Evan Davis from New York to discuss its long-term ramifications, and how he thinks the government is handling Brexit.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Banking Reform: Has Enough Been Done? - BBC Newsnight

A decade after Northern Rock's collapse, Helen Thomas asks whether enough has been done to reform banking regulations.

Euro für alle: Juncker überrascht mit Forderung zum Ausbau der Eurozone und des Schengenraums

Angesichts von Spaltungstendenzen in Europa hat EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker eine Ausweitung der Eurozone und des Schengenraums gefordert. "Wenn wir wollen, dass der Euro unseren Kontinent mehr eint als spaltet, dann sollte er mehr sein, als die Währung einer ausgewählten Ländergruppe", sagte der Luxemburger Christdemokrat am Mittwoch vor dem Europaparlament in Straßburg. Der Euro sei dazu bestimmt, die "einheitliche Währung der Europäischen Union als Ganzes zu sein".

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Thousands Protest across France against Macron's Labour Reforms

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across France to protest against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to make the country's laws more flexible.

A day of strikes and demonstrations was launched by France's biggest trade union, the CGT, on Tuesday opposing Macron's reforms, which are intended to tackle high unemployment by loosening the rules that govern how businesses hire and fire staff.

Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Paris.

Hardliners Protest French Labour Reform as Macron Chides 'Slackers' (fainéants)

Was Your T-shirt Made in North Korea? - BBC News

North Korea's textile industry is the latest to come under UN sanctions - so how big a sector is it? The BBC's Karishma Vaswani takes a look.

French Labour Reforms: Emmanuel Macron's First Test as President

France: Thousands Take to the Streets to Rally against Labour Reforms

Monday, 11 September 2017

Dr. Richard Wolff - Are We A “Depression" Away From Fascist America?

Big Picture Interview: Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work. White supremacy reared it's ugly head last weekend in Charlottesville - Virginia - and one brave American ended up dead. Thankfully - we are not living in Nazi Germany -- not yet, at least -- but the threat that white supremacy and fascism pose to our democracy is real -- especially as Reaganomics continues to tear apart what remains of our middle class.

France: Macron's Labour Reforms, Make or Break?

‘The Model Economy’ in Germany Is Growing a Class of Working Poor

General election campaign is in full swing in Germany but little attention is being paid to the high proportion of working poor explains economist Heiner Flassbeck.

China Looks to Ban Production, Sale of Petroleum-powered Vehicles

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Long Brexit Decline | Opinion

Janan Ganesh, the FT's chief political commentator, and Miranda Green, political columnist, discuss the future of Britain and the latest Brexit developments

Luxembourg 'Wasn't Aware Britain Had a Brexit Strategy', Says Trade Boss

Nicolas Mackel is the Chief Executive of Luxembourg for Finance, the country's trade promotion body, and he speaks to Ian King about the EU view of the ongoing Brexit talks.