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Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new Syria ceasefire deal between government and opposition forces, with Russia and Turkey as guarantors

Syria’s army said the ceasefire will begin at 00:00 (22:00 GMT) on Friday.The truce excludes Islamic State and the Al-Qaeda-linked group formerly known as the Nusra Front.Read more: Syria must burn itself out: It is time for the West to do nothingRussia and Turkey, who have backed different sides in the almost six-year long conflict, will be guarantors of the deal. This is the third Syrian ceasefire agreement to have been agreed. Both the former agreements, reached in February and September, later collapsed. The Syrian government and rebel groups have agreed a countrywide ceasefire that will take effect at midnight on 30 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced today. The agreement will be followed by peace talks between Bashar al-Assad’s government and opposition forces in Kazakhstan at an as yet unspecified date. Russian President Vladimir Putin announces new Syria ceasefire deal between government and opposition forces, with Russia and Turkey as guarantors whatsapp Share Last week, Syria’s army said it has returned the city of Aleppo, formerly Syria’s most populous city, to government control, ending a four-year hold by rebel forces over parts of the city.In October, the US ended negotiations with Russia concerning a ceasefire agreement with Syria. At the time, the US State Department said Russia was “unwilling or unable” to convince the Syrian leadership to agree the ceasefire, and it had instead turned on the opposition in Syria. Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourWant Thicker Hair? Follow These 12 StepsVegamourHow Often Can You Dye Your Hair?VegamourTips & Tricks for Styling Thin HairVegamour16 Foods to Grow Your Healthiest Hair EverVegamour Thursday 29 December 2016 11:48 am Francesca Washtell whatsapp read more

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Meet the Anglophile who could soon be Trump’s man in Brussels

This week, Dr Ted Malloch faces an Apprentice-style grilling at Trump Towers in New York to see if he will be hired as Donald Trump’s US ambassador to the EU. Like the President-Elect, he is in tune with the peaceful revolution of 2016 and argues that the liberal elite in Europe need to wake up to the new reality.“Davos-man is dead,” he declares. “Read the obituary. It is framed in the US election and all that Trump represents. The post-Berlin Wall globalisation consensus is over. Going around telling the locals that they are racists for opposing migration does not help. They are not racists, they are nationalists – and the reality is that just like homeowners they want to feel and see the benefits of home ownership or being a national. Building the country is now Trump’s political and economic imperative.” Share Meet the Anglophile who could soon be Trump’s man in Brussels More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tim Newark Malloch understands that voters have lost patience with the so-called benefits of globalisation and it is now the turn of European politicians to catch up with that truth.“No longer do we need to have ultimate allegiance paid to corrupt international organisations,” he says, “and think that globalisation or its attendant trade deals will solve all our ills. It has disenfranchised extensive swaths of our populations. Those groups have seen their median incomes fall in the last decade and a half and their costs rise, while disproportionally suffering from under and non-employment. Thanks to blue-collar populism, these working people have now spoken and they have found a voice in Trump. His administration and what it will build is more about hope and change than rage.”But Malloch will be no populist bull in a Brussels china shop. The former Oxford professor and current member of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ academic advisory council is an experienced diplomat, having served on many international bodies. During the Cold War, he served at an ambassadorial level in Geneva as deputy to the executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe. He speaks German and French and is a Europhile complete with a Scottish surname and Roosevelt family ties. Immediately after the US election, Malloch was invited to Brussels to address the distinguished EU Montesquieu Forum.Read more: The liberal left will keep losing until they empathise with their enemies“For all the turmoil, turbulence, and sheer reality-show melodrama of the 2016 US presidential campaign,” he told them, “the actual results deepen long-standing trends in the electorate rather than shatter them. You may think the Trump election is a so-called black swan event or as one commentator called it a ‘white lash’. It is not. Rather it is part and parcel of a much larger global pendulum swing towards populism and nationalism after decades of elitist globalism. These trends are perceived as problematic for governance, partisanship and democracy. But in fact they spell a different consequence, one that promises market-based solutions, more inclusive capitalism and greater participation and reassertion of national sovereignty.” whatsapp Wednesday 4 January 2017 4:59 am whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutHealthyGemBaby Has Never Eaten Sugar Or Carbs, Wait Till You See Her TodayHealthyGemSportPirateMeet The Woman Catherine Bell Is Dating At 52SportPirateMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirrormoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.com In conclusion, talking to the Brussels elite, he reassured them that it was not all bad news. “Yes, Trump’s success will embolden populist anti-establishment parties across Europe and around the world. Face it: this is the new reality but it is not necessarily injurious to democracy or Montesquieu’s original notions of a commercially based Republic. In fact, it could under the best circumstances and with the right personnel enhance both.”Read more: It’s time to face facts: Pandora’s Box is open and Europe is finishedThroughout the US election, Malloch was very close to Trump and was a key adviser. His insider’s view of the campaign, Hired (WND Books), with an afterword by Nigel Farage, is published this week. This insight makes him the perfect lightning rod for EU politicians to get a real understanding of where the Trump administration is coming from.“Make no mistake, Trump and his ilk are not anti-trade,” he insists, “and most certainly, as entrepreneurs and most importantly builders, firmly believe in market-based fairly played capitalism. They just don’t want or see the results of a long-term system rigged to benefit only the few, the well connected, the super-elites, who game the system or force their one-world globalism on the rest of us.”There should be no fear either of him going native in the corridors of Brussels and taking a position against the UK. “In the UK, Brexiteers can take heart from the victory of another anti-establishment figure. His political sympathies for Brexit could lead him to prioritise a trade agreement with the UK once the country leaves the EU. It will also ensure a stronger US-UK Special Relationship.”Let’s hope that Malloch’s interview in Trump Towers goes well and he hears the legendary Trump phrase “You’re hired!” read more

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Lord Lawson says the UK should ditch corporation tax and replace it with a Trump-style border tax

Former chancellor Lord Lawson has suggested the UK ditch corporation tax altogether, replacing it instead with a Donald Trump-style border tax.In an interview with Sky News today Lawson, a prominent Brexit campaigner who earned a reputation as an enthusiastic abolisher of taxes during his time as chancellor, said corporation tax should be replaced with one that taxes companies on imports. Although car companies took the lead, last night Apple chief executive Tim Cook hinted it may move more of its manufacturing to the US. At its annual meeting in Cupertino yesterday, Cook said it was “always looking for more ways that we can help our country”.”We know that Apple could only exist in the US.”Trump speechIn an eerily calm speech to Congress last night, Trump promised a “new chapter of American greatness”.”A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp,” he said. Emma Haslett More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Wednesday 1 March 2017 9:38 am His comments come as similar proposals to stop taxing companies based on where their goods are produced, rather than where they are made, are being proposed by the Republicans in the US.”The scale of avoidance is massive,” said Lawson. “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t do it ourselves and be a pioneer. There’s no reason for the US to lead.”Read more: Is Lord Lawson right that Britain should not seek a special EU trade deal?Manufacturing moves back homeTrump’s focus on a 20 per cent border tax has led to dozens of companies moving their manufacturing bases into the US.  whatsapp Lord Lawson says the UK should ditch corporation tax and replace it with a Trump-style border tax whatsapp Share In a wide-ranging speech covering job creation, immigration, national security and international trade, Trump added that he wanted to provide “massive tax relief” to the middle class and cut corporate tax rates, but did not provide any specifics.”The US border tax plan… failed to gather an unanimous consent, given that the import-driven businesses as retailers, carmakers and refineries opposed to the plan, while export-driven businesses were delighted to be exempt of taxes,” said Ipek Ozkardeskaya, from London Capital Group.Read more: Warren Buffett beefs up Apple stake buying 120m shares in 2017 read more

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DEBATE: With Apple sales slowing and the share price tumbling, is China to blame?

first_img Couple this with the fact that Apple products are very expensive, and that the competition (especially from Chinese companies) is better than it ever used to be, and you have enough circumstantial evidence to deduce that going without an iPhone in China is not such a tough thing to do.What is interesting is that the Chinese are not alone in taking this view. Electronics is a tough industry and consumers are price-sensitive, especially if they believe that they may be entering a period where belts need tightening.Plus, the Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and now even Google phones are actually pretty good – some even say better than iPhones. But most importantly, they are cheaper. And right now, that matters.Leon Emirali, entrepreneur and investor, says NO.It’s always convenient for chief executives to blame external factors for commercial slumps, but the reality is that Apple’s slowdown is down to much more than just “China”.After years of supremacy, Apple’s competitors are catching up. The likes of Huawei, Samsung and Google have taken a chunk of Apple’s market share and, at times, it feels like Tim Cook and co. have run out of ideas. With Apple sales slowing and the share price tumbling, is China to blame?Neil Goddin, manager of the Kames Global Equity fund, says YES.Unlike the western world, the Chinese people are likely to support their country in the midst of a trade war by not buying American if they don’t need to. They would not have to be told to do this; it may even be somewhat subconscious, but it is the way they are. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Tags: Apple Google Samsung City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Neil Goddin and Leon EmiraliLeon Emirali is an entrepreneur and adviser. Follow him on Twitter @LeonEmirali center_img DEBATE: With Apple sales slowing and the share price tumbling, is China to blame? Monday 7 January 2019 8:12 am Share Opinion Apple relies on around 60 per cent of its revenue from iPhone sales. To counter the consumer trend of less frequent phone upgrades, Apple hasn’t done much else other than raise prices. Although its products are still among the best in the market, innovation-hungry tech consumers (and investors) are looking for something more.Expect Apple to now prioritise its services division and we could see a flurry of big-name acquisitions.The lesson from this is clear: regardless of whether you’re selling in China or anywhere else in the world, consumers demand regular innovation at realistic prices. whatsapplast_img read more

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The Democrats have embraced the Trump trend of childish insults and illiterate ideas

first_img whatsapp whatsapp While the US healthcare system is in desperate need of a shake-up and millions remain uninsured, Sanders has not been forthcoming about the quality of care under his preferred system, let alone the cost of it.The Democratic party has allowed itself to be pulled to the left. It will be up to its primary voters to decide on a direction for the presidential race: pragmatic or radical.But the ghosts of 2016 have not been laid to rest. Brazen, half-concocted, financially irresponsible policies are not being held to account like they once were – and we can anticipate a queue of politicians lining up to put them forward. My worse fear has been realised: the 2020 presidential race is upon us.Like many readers, I’m not ready to re-board the political and emotional rollercoaster of 2016. But I cannot deny reality anymore: 2020 is in full-swing. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting FactorUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoGrowitchRemember Penny From The Big Bang Theory? This Is Her NowGrowitchUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesUndo Friday 8 March 2019 8:07 am Donald Trump has altered the tone and standards of debate in US politics. Many of his supporters applaud the changes as “honest”, “direct”, and “telling it like it is”.I don’t see it this way. His crass form of communication and low-brow insults are already being embraced by his competition – a few weeks ago, the Minnesota senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar responded to Trump’s tweet about climate change by asking how his “hair would fare in a blizzard”.If we continue at this pace, the Commission on Presidential Debates might as well supply water balloons and silly string. We can determine our voting preference by who survives the literal pile-on for 90 minutes straight.But it’s not just the mud-slinging that Trump has legitimised. He has a nasty habit of making promises he can’t keep, and promoting questionable policy in the process.Take his pledge to tackle America’s “trade deficit”, which has actually grown under this President by over $100bn. It would be near-impossible to “fix” what is in reality a non-issue without cutting off Americans’ access to cheaper goods from abroad. Kate AndrewsKate Andrews is associate director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Sharecenter_img City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. 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This promise was never financially or industrially realistic. But he pushed it during the election, and continues to push for it now – so hard, in fact, that he may try to circumvent Congress to get the funding.Worryingly, the democratic frontrunners seem to have adopted Trump’s method of championing radical policy proposals that are either impossible to implement or dangerous to try.There’s Californian senator Kamala Harris, who has tweeted out her support for state-wide rent controls – a housing policy that virtually no economist will endorse, because history has consistently shown that it lowers the standards of rental accommodation and keeps new renters out of the market.Other leading hopefuls – including Bernie Sanders from Vermont and New York’s Kirstin Gillibrand – have embraced Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. This “deal” would require obscene tax hikes and borrowing, while undermining industry, reducing easy access to air travel, and cutting off imports from the rest of the world.Meanwhile, Sanders continues to lead the charge for universal healthcare through a single-payer system – like the type seen here in the UK, which hit an 11-year low in satisfaction polling this week. Tags: Climate change Donald Trump People Taxlast_img read more

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Brexit party will win most EU election votes as Tories languish under May, finds poll

first_imgWednesday 15 May 2019 3:14 pm The latest poll follows a Yougov survey that found most Brits believe Farage’s Brexit party will disappear within the next 10 years while 56 per cent said the same of the Change UK party.Read more: UK voters think the Brexit Party and Change UK will disappear in 10 years Share Nigel Farage’s politicians topped the public vote with a 27 per cent share according to a Comres Centrum poll published this month.Labour came a close second with 25 per cent of the vote while Theresa May’s Tories languished in fourth with 13 per cent.However, all three parties dropped one percentage point as the Liberal Democrats picked up a three percentage point boost to 14 per cent.Meanwhile Change UK, the party comprising former Labour and Tory party rebels, suffered a two percentage point decline to look set to win just six per cent of the vote on 23 May.It comes as the Standard reports the Prime Minister has been given 24 hours to set a date for her resignation as Brexit talks with Labour look set to fail. whatsapp Members of the 1922 committee of Tory backbenchers called for a “clear timetable” to replace May.If May fails to offer MPs a resignation date she will risk rebellion from Tories determined to oust her, the Standard said.The PM has signalled she will attempt to get her deal through parliament for a fourth time in early June after MPs dealt her three heavy defeats between December and March.She will put her deal to parliament again on 3 June, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn made clear last night he would not back the withdrawal agreement.Prominent backbenchers in Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab – both Tory leader hopefuls – have written an open letter to the Prime Minister to warn that any deal that commits the UK to staying in the EU’s customs union will tear the Conservative party apart. The Brexit party is on course to win the lion’s share of votes in the upcoming EU elections as the Tories continue to shed support among the public.Read more: MPs in eurosceptic ERG ‘will vote against’ May’s Brexit deal in June Brexit party will win most EU election votes as Tories languish under May, finds poll whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Joe Curtis Tags: Boris Johnson Brexit Jeremy Corbyn Nigel Farage People Theresa Maylast_img read more

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Oil and gold prices jump amid heightened Middle East tensions

first_img Oil prices jump and gold hits seven-year high amid heightened Middle East tensions Anna Menin The region accounts for almost half of the world’s oil production, and a fifth of the world’s oil shipments pass through the straight of Hormuz. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBezenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.com “We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s [in Iraq]. It cost billions of dollars to build, long before my time. We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it,” Trump said. Benchmark Brent crude added as much as 1.95 per cent this morning, taking it to $70.04 (£53.54) per barrel, while West Texas Intermediate rose 1.87 per cent to $64.22. Iran has vowed “severe revenge” over the assassination of Soleimani. An Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar (image: Getty) The precious metal climbed to $1,576.85 per ounce – its highest price since April 2013. Today’s gains mark the first time Brent crude has crossed the $70 threshold since September. The rises extended a surge of over three per cent on Friday after a US airstrike in Iraq killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, raising concerns that unrest in the Middle East could disrupt oil supplies. Oil prices have continued to rise after US President Donald Trump threatened Iraq with sanctions if the country expels American troops. whatsapp “The big uncertainty now for markets is how Iran will respond to this attack,” ING analysts said in a note. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Trump said that if US troops were asked to leave Iraq and this was not done on a friendly basis, “we will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever”. Read more: Qasem Soleimani: Dominic Raab urges ‘nefarious’ Iran to calm tensions Gold also hit a seven-year high as investors seek shelter from mounting tensions in safe haven assets.  Show Comments ▼ “While clearly, the latest developments put US assets in the region at risk, it also increases the risk of disruptions to oil supply in the Middle East, be it through the Iranians disrupting Strait of Hormuz oil flows, or through attacking energy infrastructure of US allies in the region.” Read more: Qasem Soleimani: Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions if US troops are expelled “Most observers believe a much bigger spike in oil would be required to have a significant impact on the global economy. But a fully blown conflict in the Middle East could deliver such a spike and investors may now need to add this to their list of worries for 2020.” AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould said higher oil prices can “act as a drag on economic growth as the costs of transport and materials like plastic increase”. Monday 6 January 2020 9:50 am Share whatsapp Tags: Oil priceslast_img read more

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How can we turn the light-bulb moment of science into business success?

first_imgUnlike simple shared and serviced offices, the worldwide research and science park movement has evolved as science in business has grown. Commonly, parks support their tenants, from micro-startups through a spectrum of complexity. They help with property rights, physical infrastructure, advice on venture capital and legal support — including protection of intellectual property.  The next challenge is to find the business growth opportunities that are going to emerge from exponential technologies that sit behind innovative platforms and social change markets. I’m certain that research parks can help with this. Tags: Data science Higher education Monday 17 February 2020 5:01 am The UK’s research and science park movement tried to fill this gap in the market in the early 1980s, and the idea is now an international phenomenon.  whatsapp For example, the Surrey Research Park — owned and run by the University of Surrey — provides a location where science (including social sciences), technology, and engineering entrepreneurship can flourish.  But more can be done. The UK government’s expenditure on research and development is planned to be just 2.4 per cent of GDP. Additional support in the commercial environment currently includes R&D tax credits to encourage a spirit of innovation.  Of course, I believe in supporting entrepreneurial scientists and engineers as they turn their “light-bulb moment” into a business success, but there are numerous challenges to setting up a space for this. For instance, many commercial property landlords dislike the risks associated with the support of startups, and want to tie tenants into long leases.  Ideas are taken by entrepreneurs from the lab bench or metaphorical “drawing board”, through proof of concept, viability, scalability, value, and quality, before finally arriving in the market as a warrantable product or service.  Malcolm ParryDr Malcolm Parry is chief executive of Surrey Research Park. chief executive, Surrey Research Park Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Over the years, many companies founded on the park have attracted investment from large corporations.  City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. To this end, the value of research parks as business enablers, acting as both landlords and mentors, is vital.  whatsapp That’s why the global research and science park movement has taken off. It is designed to support the clustering of enterprises to commercialise applications of science, engineering, and technology. These parks provide the right place to fast-track the development and growth of knowledge-based SMEs, and provide managed access to business support and government-led programmes to share the risk of early-stage company development. Opinion Research parks can help turn the light-bulb moment of science into business success Access to technology and talent enables entrepreneurs to explore the demand and competition for their ideas in an environment that supports the creation of an investable business. In essence, it is an environment where entrepreneurship can bring economic value to a broad definition of “science”. Today, the potential of place-based benefits is materialising as co-working incubators. These offer knowledge-sharing events, education programmes, and the chance to secure funding via a business accelerator.  Share Main image credit: Getty Based on 35 years of experience, I am a proponent of the idea that “place matters”.  Businesses benefit from being located in an environment willing to share the risks involved in fostering entrepreneurship.  Show Comments ▼ London, like all cities, needs to make the most of the talent, finance, and science it harbours. Whatever happens politically in the coming year, it is vital that we continue to embrace research, development, and critically innovation-led initiatives that actively support the global economy, society, and help enhance the planet. last_img read more

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Labour MP self-isolates after attending transport conference

first_imgThe total number of people infected by coronavirus to 63,851 and the number of deaths to 1,380. Labour MP self-isolates after attending conference with coronavirus patient Among the speakers listed were Baroness Vere, Nusrat Ghani who lost her job as junior transport minister in yesterday’s reshuffle, and Sobel. The new figures come amid concern that medics are under strain because of the lack of protective resources. Despite this the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the number of cases are not rising significantly outside of China despite a dramatic spike in Hubei yesterday. The patient attended the UK Bus Summit at the QEII centre on 6 February, according to Sky News. A person diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK attended a conference near parliament last week along with 250 other delegates and Labour MP Alex Sobel. Share “The duties of medical workers at the front are indeed extremely heavy; their working and resting circumstances are limited, the psychological pressures are great, and the risk of infection is high,” Zeng Yixin, vice minister of the NHC said, according to Reuters. Sign up to City A.M.’s Midday Update newsletter, delivered to your inbox every lunchtime Wenliang noticed seven cases of a virus in December and urged other doctors to wear protective clothing to avoid infection. There were reportedly 15,000 new cases and 240 deaths in the province but WHO’s head of health emergencies programme Dr Michael Ryan said it was largely down to a new methodology for diagnosis. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Angharad Carrick Coronavirus fears weigh on the economycenter_img Fears over the coronavirus outbreak have weighed on China’s economy, which is already burdened by tariffs from its trade war with the US. “As a precaution we have cancelled all engagements until next Thursday when the 14-day incubation period will end.” Last week the death of Dr Li Wenliang, who tried to warn Chinese authorities about a Sars-like virus in December, prompted mass outcry. The coronavirus has now spread to 25 countries around the world, including the UK, which has nine confirmed cases. (Getty Images) China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 5,090 new cases in mainland China yesterday and 120 more deaths, of which 116 were in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak. The coronavirus has now spread to 25 countries around the world, including the UK, which has nine confirmed cases. (Getty Images) Also Read: Labour MP self-isolates after attending conference with coronavirus patient Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Earlier this month China’s central bank decided to pump 150bn yuan (£16.4bn) into the economy to maintain liquidity in the banking system. Sobel said he was among attendees and said while he is at low risk he has called 111 for a formal assessment. In China, officials have today reported that the coronavirus has now infected 1,700 health workers and killed six. The summit was reportedly organised by Transport Times, which emailed attendees on Thursday to inform them that a person suffering from the coronavirus had been at the event. Chinese medics come under strain The China Securities Regulatory Commission said today it will loosen its refinancing rules to help listed companies fight the epidemic and resume production. 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A history lesson on the Black Death teaches us to resist the urge to panic about Covid-19

first_img The plague crossed the channel in 1348 and never left. Once it had finished ravaging Britain, 53 per cent of the population was dead. It would take until Tudor times for the numbers to recover. Nearly 700 years ago, Pope Clement VI was trying very hard not to catch a different infectious disease that was then sweeping Europe. Known to contemporaries as the pestilence, modern science has identified it as the yersinia pestis bacterium: the plague. When Pope Francis announced the cancellation of major public engagements, his tired face half-obscured by a handkerchief filled front pages across the world — before he headed into self-imposed isolation. Share Covid-19 is not in the same league as plague. Public anxiety is fuelled because everything we see about it focuses on the fatalities, provoking a crude correlation in our brains’ primitive risk processing centres, leading us to associate Covid-19 with death.  The plague of 1346–51 changed Europe’s economy forever (Getty Images) There were many opportunities for the taking, and newly wealthy families and dynasties emerged from the chaos. There were also significant consequences for women. Widows often had to take on their late husbands’ roles. Among the gentry and merchants, this included running landed estates and businesses, forcing legal changes allowing women to be estate managers and entrepreneurs, and permitting daughters to inherit. Opinion Clement locked himself in a large stone room with fires roaring either end night and day, and did not come out until it was all over. When he emerged, he found a world in which the graveyards were overflowing. One chronicler said that people were piled up in pits, layered like lasagne. With our risk-fear circuitry only really able to classify dangers into “high”, “low”, or “none”, we assume the worst because we have no personal experience of surviving Covid-19. In comparison, millions survive the flu many times in their lifetimes, so conclude that it is entirely safe, despite it killing up to 500,000 annually. Tuesday 10 March 2020 5:02 am A history lesson on the Black Death teaches us to resist the urge to panic about Covid-19 But — on a national level — the damage is unlikely to be lasting. Dominic SelwoodDominic Selwood is a barrister and historian center_img This is not even close  to the plague, and nor will its consequences be, however much we panic. By contrast, the plague of 1346–51 changed Europe’s economy forever.  whatsapp It decimated the workforce, leading to a critical imbalance of supply and demand. The traditional manorial system collapsed, as free markets for the labour of survivors developed, pulling workers across the country to wherever they could demand the highest wages. King Edward III passed punitive laws to control the rampant wage inflation, but they were unenforceable and failed. The economic power this put into the hands of the poorest was unprecedented — and soon led to demands for political recognition in the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. The plague killed around 90 per cent of those it infected. Spanish flu — which claimed between 50–100m people after World War One — killed around two to three per cent of those who caught it. Normal flu is fatal for some 0.15 per cent of cases. On current estimates, Covid-19 claims somewhere between normal flu and 3.4 per cent. Yersinia pestis is the deadliest infectious disease ever to have hit Europe. It had surfaced many times throughout history, but never on this scale. The last major outbreak came in 1665, when it killed 20 per cent of the population. People still catch it today — especially hikers in rural America — but it is now treatable with antibiotics. whatsapp City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Main image credit: Getty Our Covid-19 panic is not cost-free. Financial markets have been spooked into costly volatility, wiping real value off pensions and investments. Airlines and other travel businesses are losing critical customers, and a number will inevitably go to the wall as the panic worsens. There will be economic hardships as more people self-isolate and business productivity slows. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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