2020-01-25 00:12:04| Telegraph Business
2020-01-23 14:56:21| The Economic Times
"We need to seriously think whether we need to have such a House which appears to be functioning with only political motives. It is not mandatory to have the Council, which is our own creation, and it is only for our convenience. So let us discuss the issue further on Monday and take a decision on whether or not to continue the Council," CM Jagan Mohan Reddy said.
2020-01-21 16:47:23| digg
How the president's reckless fixation on immigration threatens to shatter democracy.
2020-01-21 15:15:52| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
This tokenistic plan undermines the governments claim that it wants to tackle regional inequalityA new House of Lords will not be built in York for a simple reason: such an endeavour is replete with political risk for the governing party while unlikely to sway many votes at the next election. Building a fully functioning modern legislature would cost hundreds of millions while paying the expenses of peers between London and York would invite the same ridicule as the European parliaments daft journeys between Brussels and Strasbourg. Poring over the details of construction costs would be a boon for tabloid journalists but a millstone for the Tories at the next election. And even if it were to happen, it would be a mere token. So what would a real plan to address regional inequality entail?The scale of the challenge cannot be overstated. The gap between the richest and poorest regions in the UK in 2020 is wider than that between east and west Germany at the time of the fall of the Berlin wall. London is the wealthiest region in northern Europe, while six of the 10 poorest regions are found elsewhere in the UK. Productivity (what each worker produces in an hour) in London and the south-east is 30% higher than every other region of England as well as Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland does somewhat better but productivity there is still 20% lower. There are no quick fixes. Continue reading...
2020-01-21 01:00:45| BBC News | Business | World Edition
The retailer went through a controversial insolvency process increasingly used to rescue firms.