UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million in three months to June - lowest for more than 40 years, figures show https://t.co/zfUxeY4uEa— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 14, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Maybe they should have bought it from ALDI!"German supermarket chain Lidl, which runs over 10k supermarkets in 29 countries, has rolled back a new inventory management system in SAP after 7 years and 500millions€ spent. The project was launched as the biggest #digitaltransformation project in the history of the company" pic.twitter.com/E3Vt4MbNkd— Giovanni Gentili (@giovannigentili) August 14, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Follow the money. The Government's real faith is in the euro - just when it's claiming that the EU is useless etc pic.twitter.com/5lkd6IxsHS— Christina Patterson (@queenchristina_) August 12, 2018
This is very high risk, given the unquantified exposure of Europe to Turkey!
Friday, August 10, 2018
"Sports Direct International plc ("the Company" or "the Group") announces the acquisition of the business and assets of House of Fraser from the administrators of House of Fraser Limited, House of Fraser (Stores) Limited and James Beattie Limited, the House of Fraser group's main operating companies (the "Operating Companies"), for a cash consideration of £90 million (the "Transaction").Pursuant to the Transaction, the Group has acquired all of the UK stores of House of Fraser, the House of Fraser brand and all of the stock in the business.For the year ended 28 January 2017 (the last date to which statutory accounts are available for the parent company of the Operating Companies and prior to the appointment of the administrators), the House of Fraser group had gross assets of £946.3m and made £14.7m net profit. "
In a statement to the Luxembourg Stock Exchange the department store said administrators had confirmed that the business would continue trading, including all stores and offices, while they attempted to complete a sale.
House of Fraser employs 17,500 people, including 11,500 concession staff.
Court hearings are expected to take place at 7:30am today, "at which orders will be sought appointing individuals from Earnest & Young as administrators of each of the operating companies with immediate effect," the filing said.
The firm stated: "Significant progress has been made towards completing a sale of the group's business and assets.
The proposed administrators are expected to continue to progress those discussions with a view to concluding a transaction shortly after their appointment."
HoF chief executive Alex Williamson is quoted by CITY A.M.:
“We are hopeful that the current negotiations will shortly be concluded."Chairman Frank Slevin added:
“This has been an extraordinarily challenging six months in which the business has delivered so many critical elements of the turnaround plan. Despite the very recent termination of the transaction between Cenbest and C.Banner, I am confident House of Fraser is close to securing its future."Fingers crossed for the staff!
Thursday, August 09, 2018
JUST IN: Kremlin calls new U.S. sanctions 'categorically unacceptable' and illegal under international law https://t.co/eleXsxCjZu pic.twitter.com/4GlFjCwa6S— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 9, 2018
A record £7.8bn of pension buy-ins and buy-outs was reported by UK pension plans in the first 6 months of 2018, according to new analysis by LCP, an actuarial consultancy.— Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) August 9, 2018
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Here’s BMW’s official statement of my question.— Jaehwan Cho 조재환 (@hohocho) August 8, 2018
“BMW AG investigations have revealed that - similar to the current Korean situation - an Exhaust-Gas-Recirculation (EGR) module malfunction may, in rare cases, cause fires in some BMW diesel vehicles in the European market” pic.twitter.com/58l7RYhhMH
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2018
Friday, August 03, 2018
Will HMRC prosecute the government for advertising this illegal hourly rate?Government's "Find a Job" Website Advertising £2-an-Hour Jobs https://t.co/m8LblCAyvm pic.twitter.com/r7lm4KDapr— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) August 3, 2018
Come next year's Brexit crash the rate rise will have to be reversed.
Methinks Carney knows this, hence a rise now gives him more to cut next year eg by 0.5% or even 0.75%; which, theoretically, might have a more of a psychological impact.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
As ever most people, when it comes to talking about interest rates, are fucking clueless!Still for the life of me can't fathom this. NIESR says BoE should raise rates tomorrow, but: “It's entirely possible that in three months’ time, because of the Brexit negotiations, because of the trade wars or some other reason, the August rate increase could look like a mistake”— Jamie McGeever (@ReutersJamie) August 1, 2018