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‘Tory civil war over Brexit poses risk to Scotland’s economy’

TORY squabbling over Brexit is placing jobs and incomes in “grave peril”, Scotland’s Europe minister has said. Mike Russell issued the warning after Ruth Davidson and Boris Johnson bitterly clashed ahead of the Tory conference. Russell said the party’s civil war over Europe would destroy the prospect of a smooth …

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Is capitalism at a crossroads? | Politics

Back in the days when Ed Miliband was being criticised for dragging the Labour party too far to the left, political junkies seeking a guide to the new times would often be pointed in the direction of a tome entitled Varieties of Capitalism. Much-thumbed-through by the former Labour leader, this …

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The Strange Economy – And Now The Aftermath Of The Hurricanes

It seems to me the economy is acting strangely – and now the USA must deal with the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The Federal Reserve stated in their 20 September meeting statement: Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have devastated many communities, inflicting severe hardship. Storm-related disruptions and …

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‘I continue to enjoy the full support of the minister’

We have publicly expressed our view that corporate governance standards remain an important consideration in our investment decision-making and we will continue to emphasise this point wherever and whenever the opportunity presents itself. In the same interview, I also spoke about allegations that there are people who would like to …

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SoftBank Group plans to set up $300bn asset management arm

SoftBank Group Corp founder Masayoshi Son has made a name for himself building a telecommunications and technology empire. He’s now planning an expansion in asset management.The Japanese firm is eyeing further acquisitions in the financial sector in order to potentially create a $300bn asset management arm that would also house …

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