Monday, 26 September 2016

John McDonnell: Labour Backs £10 An Hour Minimum Wage

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, addresses the Labour party conference in Liverpool on Monday. McDonnell says Labour would raise the minimum wage to £10 an hour. He ends his speech by talking about his upbringing in the city

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Vor 20 Jahren: Jüdisches Vermögen bei Schweizer Banken

Knapp 50 Jahre nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs wird noch immer nach verschwundenem jüdischem Vermögen gesucht. Man weiß auch, wo es liegt - gut und sicher angelegt in der Schweiz. Das Problem: Die Besitzer sind tot und die rechtmäßigen Erben kennen die Kontonummern nicht. Was die ehrenwerten Banker nicht ganz unglücklich macht.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Brexit: A Start-up Boom for Berlin? | Made in Germany

Where to set up my start-up? For a long time, the answer was London, but since the Brexit vote, Berlin is hoping to surpass the British capital. In 2015 Berlin startup founders netted more than €2 bn from investors. But bureaucracy is a problem.

Greeks Face Mass Property Seizures | Focus on Europe

Late last year, Alexis Tsipras' left-wing government changed laws protecting insolvent debtors from lenders. Since then, thousands of Greeks have lost their homes to repossessions. It's yet another consequence of the financial crisis.

Like Back in the USSR | Focus on Europe

16 families sharing one apartment - the days of the Kommunalkas seem to be back in St. Petersburg. Communal apartments in older buildings are a relic of the Soviet era and starkly out of step with the grandeur of the world-famous Venice of the North.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Michael Pento: The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse

May to Meet US Business Leaders including IBM and Goldman Sachs Bosses to Thwart Post-Brexit Plans to Move Euro Headquarters from UK

THE TELEGRAPH: Theresa May will today meet some of America's most powerful business leaders amid concerns that they could be preparing to move their European headquarters out of the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote.

The Prime Minister, who is attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, will on Monday evening go to a reception with executives from companies including IBM, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Amazon.

She will tell them that she wants to hear what their concerns are over the Brexit vote. American executives want assurances that the rights of their employees based in Britain will be protected once the UK leaves the EU. » | Peter Dominiczak, political editor, New York | Monday, September 19, 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016

Greed - A Fatal Desire

Greed: Some call it a useful dowry of evolution, others a fault in the human genetic make-up. Why do people never feel like they have enough, where is this self-indulgence leading - and is there a way out of this vicious cycle of gratification?

"People like to have a lot of stuff because it gives them the feeling of living forever," says social psychologist Sheldon Solomon, who believes today's materialism and consumerism will have disastrous consequences. How much is enough?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Juncker: No à la carte Access to Single Market | DW News

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned of the dangers of populism during his annual state of the union speech. He also said Britain would not be granted ‘à la carte’ access to the single market after voting to leave the EU.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Visiting Affluent Russians | DW News

DW's Yuri Rescheto visits the artist Nikas Safronov and billionaire businessman Alexander Lebedev. The successful Muscovites offer their views on Russia and Russia's elite

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Greece – Living with Austerity | DW News

The strict fiscal austerity measures imposed as part of Greece’s international bailout deal have been accompanied by continued crippling unemployment. DW speaks to young professionals in Athens about how the crisis has changed their lives.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Inside Story - How Can Food Security in Africa Be Achieved?

Former Top EU Lawyer Says Article 50 Is Not Entirely Final

Jean-Claude Piris, a lawyer who oversaw the insertion of Article 50 into the Lisbon Treaty, says the wording makes it less final than some might suggest. Does Brexit still definitely mean Brexit?

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Inside Story - Can China Be a Global Economic Leader?

Cuban Economy Faces Hard Times amid Fears of Venezuela Fallout

The severe economic crisis in Venezuela is taking its toll on its closest ally Cuba. The communist island's economy, which depends heavily on Venezuelan oil and trade, was already struggling. Now Cubans are being warned to prepare for harder times. Al Jazeera’s Latin America Editor Lucia Newman reports from Havana.