London crowned ‘most influential’ city by Colliers International

London crowned ‘most influential’ city by Colliers International

London takes over New York’s to be crown the world’s ‘most influential’ city by international commercial estate agent, Colliers International despite projections that its status would be damaged by the Brexit vote. Alongside Paris, London is the most attractive for businesses where looking at talent, cost and location which are all...

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Wham! 80s Fashion returns

Wham! 80s Fashion returns

What I most admire about fashion trend revivals is their perfect timing. Only emerging confidently in the knowledge the vast majority of those original clothes from the first wave have been safely disposed of. This smooth tactic ensures no-one has anything worthwhile left to salvage from the back of the...

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Despite the fact that the title sounds like a three word summary of Donald Trump’s domestic policies, Pride and Prejudice has become one of the world’s most beloved books, frequently reaching near the top of lists of “most-loved books” among both literary scholars and the general public. Since its publication...

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Trump and the markets

Trump and the markets

When Donald Trump managed to overturn all expectations to become the 45th President of the United States, the initial reaction in the business world was markedly different from the histrionics that greeted the news in the wider world. Trump’s acceptance speech at the Hilton Hotel on November was conciliatory in...

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Mayor of Barcelona opens ‘corruption mailbox’

Mayor of Barcelona opens ‘corruption mailbox’

Barcelona’s major Ada Colau will be setting a ‘corruption mailbox’ up for people aware of corruption practices to anonymously tip the city council. It will be an online mailbox that secures the identity of the informer so that they would not keep silence out of fear, although they can choose...

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Pressure on stock exchange to recognise climate change risk

Pressure on stock exchange to recognise climate change risk

There has been mounting pressure on the financial sector to recognise and factor climate change risk into investment ratings in a move that would monetise the impact of climate change, encourage corporate environmental responsibility and safeguard the global economy against destabilising climate-related issues. Organisations like CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure...

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Secret EU report claims Erdogan plotted purge before coup

Secret EU report claims Erdogan plotted purge before coup

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey planned to purge opposition forces in the military before July’s attempted coup, according to a secret EU intelligence report. The European intelligence contradicts the Turkish government’s claim that Fethullah Gülen, an exiled cleric, was behind the plot to overthrow the Turkish government. The report...

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