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It was some year. Anyone who took on the challenge of forecasting what would happen in 2020 more than likely saw it all swiftly swept aside – but, as they say, prediction is very difficult, especially when it’s about the future. Still, investing is a forward-looking profession and so we inevitably find ourselves thinking about [...]
The UK’s economy is set to remain the fifth largest in the world, according to a respected annual report, and to surge ahead of cross-channel rivals despite Brexit. The Centre for Economics and Business Research’s annual tally of the world’s leading economies sees the UK retake fifth place from India. Read more: Brexit deal lays [...]
Retailers are expected to enjoy a bumper Boxing Day as Brits head to online and physical sales. New data from Barclaycard suggests Brits could spend as much as £2.7bn across the January sales. Read more: Free ports and smart investment are the Brexit prize, says Gove But data from the West End’s leading retailers paints [...]
Buzzfeed has agreed to acquire Verizon Media-owned HuffPost in a stock deal, in a move that will tie together two of the largest digital media players. The two news sites will be able to syndicate content on each other’s platforms and explore joint advertising opportunities under the agreement. “From powering new consumer shopping experiences, to [...]
Digital currencies could reduce risk in the financial system and aid monetary policy with interest rates close to rock bottom, Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane has said. Haldane also told The City UK’s annual conference that new technological infrastructure should be considered to help small and medium-sized businesses better access finance after years [...]
FCA Bans Crypto Derivatives and ETNs for Retail Investors, Square Bets $50 Million on Bitcoin This week CryptoCompare data shows the price of Bitcoin (BTC) moved steadily up from around $10,600 to an $11,400 high. The cryptocurrency has seemingly finally been able to breach the $11,000 mark as it’s now trading at $11,350. Ether (ETH), [...]
What are the different options when trading cryptocurrencies? There are a couple of different options for trading cryptos. You can buy the physical cryptocurrency with a provider that usually gives you an online wallet which you must learn to use to store your crypto. More recently trading platforms have emerged, but these remain unregulated in [...]
There is “clear evidence of collusion” between Chinese tech giant Huawei and authorities in Beijing, top MPs have warned. In a report published today parliament’s defence committee claimed Huawei was “closely linked” to the Chinese state and the Communist Party. It also cited concerns about Huawei’s receipt of state subsidies and Chinese intelligence laws that [...]
The double-whammy of a pandemic and a recession has made 2020 one of the most challenging and disrupted years in living memory. But the bright spot, in an otherwise battered economy, is construction, which forms a major part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ”Build Back Better” campaign. Britain’s construction industry grew at the fastest rate in almost [...]
Is there a future for tech hubs after Covid-19? Gavin Poole, chief executive of Here East, says YES. For centuries, the success of London’s business landscape has been steeped in the clusters of industry across the city. Companies and entrepreneurs exist side by side, driven by a shared mission and passion, and an exchange of [...]
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