Boris Johnson, UK PM, looking serious

The incredible Boris lets his imagination take flight

BV’s JASON AGNEW gives Boris Johnson a poke with a pointy stick, and considers the likely outcomes of Brexit — at this stage… IT’S A...
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Born under a bad sign? Libra seems set to face opposition

THE TRUMP administration’s all-encompassing “national security concerns” have been invoked once more, this time in relation to Facebook’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency,...
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4 ways business is stepping up to meet global climate goals

Non-state actors like businesses are essential to meeting the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. A panel discussion at the recent ECOCITY World...
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G7 Meeting of Ministers of Labour and Employment focuses on the future of work

ILO head calls on global community to ensure "that the great transformations underway in the world of work are shaped to create the decent...
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Yuan tumbles to lowest level in a decade as US tariffs imposed

THE US has accused Beijing of currency manipulation after the Chinese yuan dropped to its lowest level in more than 10 years. The rate now...
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World Bank Visits Slavonia to Identify Growth Constraints

Zagreb, September 7-9, 2017– A World Bank team, led by the new Country Manager, Elisabetta Capannelli is undertaking a visit to Slavonia to discuss...
UK currency, pound stering

The jingle of coins and the rustle of banknotes: noises of the past?

By Hal Williams IT’S A CONFUSING time for cash in Britain — maybe even crunch time in the run-up to the Budget. The roll-out of limited...
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Business voice has been heard – reaction to PM speech in Florence

The CBI has responded to the Prime Minister’s speech in Florence ahead of the next round of EU negotiations. Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said: “The Prime...
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Venezuela’s cash crisis, coupled with blackouts, leaves country’s population in the direst of straits

VENEZUELA has the world’s largest oil reserves — and no money. Rampant inflation and depleted reserves of almost worthless bolivar banknotes have created a nightmare...
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To TTP or not to TTP

BV staffer Richard Thomas peruses the latest development in the on-going saga of Britain’s EU-exit — and discovers new potential for UK trade In an...