2020-01-21 01:01:41| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
More than 60% of businesses believe an EU trade deal is more important than one with the USThe government must urgently publish its negotiating objectives for the next stage of Brexit talks, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said, as it warned that business needs time to prepare for a new relationship with the EU by the end of the year.In a survey, the IoD found that directors are holding back on investment in business because of the continued uncertainty over Brexit. Continue reading...
2020-01-20 17:30:32| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Annual CEO survey found 65% of bosses were worried about climate, even before the bushfire crisis peakedAustralian company bosses are becoming increasingly concerned about the climate crisis and are expecting tough economic times in the year ahead, a new survey shows.Global accounting firm PwCs annual survey of CEOs shows bosses are preparing to cut jobs and dont think Australian business and government is doing enough to deal with global heating a dismal picture that is set to get worse once the effects of the past months deadly bushfires take hold. Continue reading...
2020-01-20 09:07:26| Mondaq.Com
First, a little recent history is in order.
2020-01-20 08:57:24| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
World Economic Forum says greater social mobility would help shrink the gap between rich and poor and boost global growth by almost 5% in next decade 7.57am GMT The climate crisis will loom large over Davos, and Mark Carney, who becomes the new UN special envoy for climate change and finance once his term as governor of the Bank of England ends in mid-March. He will also be the UKs key adviser for the next UN climate change conference in Glasgow in November (COP26). The other thing on peoples minds are trade disputes.Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, says:Those surveyed in the WEFs Global Risks Report 2020 identified economic disputes, including trade tensions, as the number one risk to the global economy this year. Alongside this, domestic political polarisation and extreme heat waves were flagged as top threats. We also expect world leaders to debate the 2020 events which have already unfolded and the repercussions of these, not least the US-Iranian conflict. Note that the WEF will get underway hot on the heels of the release of IMFs World Economic Outlook update, providing the macroeconomic context for the discussions. 7.45am GMT Larry Eliott, the Guardians economics editor, has looked back at the last few decades since the annual talkfest in the snow started. The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world but in key respects things look worse today than they did in the early 70s. Related: Davos 2020 should be all about climate crisis but Trump won't admit it | Larry Elliott Continue reading...
2020-01-20 04:17:35| Small Business Brief
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