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‘Theft of the century’ in #Moldova: Billion was stolen by #Filat and #Platon

‘Theft of the century’ in #Moldova: Billion was stolen by #Filat and #Platon

| February 6, 2019

Probably, there is no person in Europe who would not have heard about the “theft of the century” in Moldova. From the banking system of this small post-Soviet country, painfully experiencing a choice between the West and the East, nearly a billion US dollars were stolen. Among the victims was the system-forming bank ‘Banca de […]

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#Investment in UK Startups Rising Despite Brexit

#Investment in UK Startups Rising Despite Brexit

| August 3, 2018

With all this weeks Brexit-related drama, and in the face of mounting evidence of law-breaking, cheating, and foreign interference, it would be fair to say that many in the EU are predicting a grim outcome for the UK post-Brexit. Businesses, in particular, are concerned about what the future outside the EU might hold for them. […]

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Why More Businesses Plan to Move to Europe in Response to #Tariffs

Why More Businesses Plan to Move to Europe in Response to #Tariffs

| July 6, 2018

The recent introduction of tariffs by the US government prompted a response from the European Union. New tariffs were introduced as a retaliatory action against US products, causing those products to be less competitive in the European market. The move could be the start of a bigger trade war with the United States, especially since […]

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Examining impact of US steel #Tariffs on Europe’s #Steel and #Aluminium industry

Examining impact of US steel #Tariffs on Europe’s #Steel and #Aluminium industry

| July 3, 2018

In what seems to be a continuation of the Trump administration’s protectionist policy, president Trump announced that a variety of tariffs would be introduced to counter the influx of various commodities coming into the country. This move towards more tariffs sparked the ire of many of its trade partners and forced many to start seeking […]

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Tips on how to get #Kanban right for an operations business

Tips on how to get #Kanban right for an operations business

| May 24, 2018

When running an operations business (particularly in lean manufacturing) you will often see many different types of tools and techniques for companies to improve their productivity and eliminate any identified bottlenecks.  Large companies may even have a dedicated business improvement function with green, black or even master black belts appointed to do activities such as […]

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#Brexit ‘doesn’t deter UK property investment’

#Brexit ‘doesn’t deter UK property investment’

| April 17, 2018

You might suspect that UK investment is dwindling post uncertain Brexit negotiations. Since the referendum in summer 2016, negativity has bombarded the headlines and left the UK unsure about its future. Nevertheless, a portion of the economy which remains undeterred by Britain’s exit out of the European Union, is its property market. Investment in property […]

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Should banks be banning #Bitcoin?

Should banks be banning #Bitcoin?

| February 15, 2018

Over the past year, the rise of Bitcoin has been exponential with everyone seemingly jumping on this bandwagon. The value of this digital currency has hit the headlines again recently, with many banks banning their customers from purchasing Bitcoin with their credit cards. However, is this a step that the banks should be taking? Or […]

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