LSBF Blog | Global Matters – LSBF

LSBF Blog - Global Matters

UK Trumps US And Japan In Business Competitiveness

March 27 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

At a time when businesses are concerned about rising costs, the UK has been found to be a cheaper business destination than some of its major rivals.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Where Now For The Indian Rupee?

March 27 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

India’s currency has seen a rally in recent days, but Barclays is warning traders to beware. Where is the Indian rupee headed?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

25 Years Of The World Wide Web: What Comes Next?

The World Wide Web, the brainchild of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, turned 25 this month. Being one of the greatest inventions of our time, how will the future of the internet look?

It’s hard to imagine a time when the internet didn’t exist. Without social media, live TV streaming, online news channels and all the other functions we expect of the World Wide Web, society would look very different. Now, as the internet reaches its quarter-century, users are wondering what the future of the web will look like.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Emerging Market Stocks Witness Strong Growth

March 26 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Stocks in emerging markets such as Russia and Turkey have seen close to four days of consecutive gains. What has brought about the longest rise since October?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Twitter Considers Losing ‘#’ Hashtags And ‘@’ Replies

March 26 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

After being listed on the NYSE in late 2013, Twitter is now thinking about losing ‘#’ hashtags and ‘@’ replies in a bid to “move scaffolding into the background”.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

6 Things You Need To Know About Bitcoin

The idea of a virtual currency has certainly stirred the world’s imagination. But is Bitcoin the future or just fool’s gold? Here’s a beginner’s guide to Bitcoin.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Chinese Languages Flourish In The City Of London

March 25 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

French is still the top foreign language spoken in the City of London, but Astbury Marsden has found that Mandarin and Cantonese are catching up in London business circles.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

CBI: Budget 2014 “Will Put Wind in Investment Sails”

March 25 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

The Confederation of British Industry has applauded investment-boosting measures in the Budget presented by George Osborne, but not everyone has welcomed the announcement so strongly.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Google Glass Partners With ‘Stylish’ Ray-Ban And Oakley

Google has struck a deal with the owner of Ray-Ban and Oakley, Luxottica, to make Google Glass stylish. Will it broaden the product’s appeal?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Why Does The Co-Operative Bank Need Another £400m?

March 24 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

The Co-operative Bank completed a £1.5 billion recapitalisation three months ago. So why is it trying to raise another £400 million?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

HS2: Will High-Speed Rail Deliver On Its Promise?

March 24 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

The debate on Britain’s new high-speed rail is never far from the headlines, but can it really deliver the economic benefits to the north of England that it promises?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

UK Budget 2014 Review: Winners & Losers

March 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Major reforms to savings and pensions took the headlines in yesterday’s Budget, but who really stands to benefit?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

New US Federal Reserve Chief’s ‘Blunder’ Spooks Markets

March 21 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Janet Yellen took the stage as the new chair of the Federal Reserve this week. How were her surprising interest rate comments received around the world?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Yahoo To Emulate Netflix ‘House Of Cards’ Success

Following on from Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ success, Yahoo has suggested the firm will seek to produce more original TV content. Does this mean the company is moving away from its traditional core offerings?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

New Book Reveals Steve Jobs ‘Said No To Apple TV’

Steve Jobs wasn’t in favour of an Apple television set. Does that mean the company won’t pursue it?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Headhunters Called For Transparency In Women Recruitment

March 20 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

As the call for gender equality in the workforce rings louder than ever, headhunters could be expected to publish information regarding the number of women on their shortlists.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Alibaba IPO Aims To Raise $15 billion

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

In a bid to internationalise itself, China’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group is planning to float in the US stock markets and raise $15 billion from sales of shares. Will the IPO help Alibaba become more global?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Candy Crush Developer Is Worth $7.6 billion!

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

The game development company behind Candy Crush, King, is set to float an initial public offering (IPO) later this month. And King might be worth an eye-watering $7.6 billion!

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Osborne’s Budget Boost To Savers and Pensioners

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

UK chancellor George Osborne has taken to the dispatch box to present a crowd-pleasing, what was in effect the last, Budget of this parliament by claiming it was for ‘the makers, the doers and the savers’.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Libor Scandal: Sixteen Banks Sued By US Regulator

March 18 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Sixteen banks, including Barclays, are being sued by a regulatory body in the US that alleges they were involved in fixing the Libor interest rate.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Sainsbury’s Sales Drop For First Time In Nine Years

March 18 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Sainsbury’s has seen its first falling sales figures in nine years, but is this a sign of the times or just a temporary slump?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Exports Drop As UK Trade Deficit Widens

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

A fall in exports has seen the UK’s trade gap widen, new data shows – so what can the country do to turn it around?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

UK Budget 2014: What Should We Expect?

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Consumer groups, businesses and unions have all published their wish lists for this year’s UK Budget. But who will be disappointed and what can we expect?

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

Oxfam Calls For Moves To Tackle Inequality

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Oxfam has urged the government to do more to tackle inequality, after new research found that five families are worth more than 20 per cent of the population.

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1

How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

March 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this post, Alex Carroll shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education…

Read more >>

Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn +1