Global pay gap will take 202 years to close, says World Economic Forum

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Gender pay gap Gender equality has stalled, says WEF, as women globally are paid 63% of what men get The WEF ranked the UK 50th out of 149 countries for gender pay. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA The global pay gap between men and women will Läs mer…

Carmakers criticise 'unrealistic' EU plan to slash vehicle emissions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Automotive industry Anger over intended 37.5% cut for new cars but environmental groups say it is not enough Take-up of electric cars has been slow, comprising 1.5% of all cars sold in the EU last year. Photograph: Cyril Zingaro/EPA An EU agreement to cut Läs mer…

Cabinet standoff over £30,000 threshold for skilled migrants

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Immigration and asylum White paper setting out post-Brexit regime could be delayed amid disagreements The CBI has warned that a £30,000 threshold could exclude many making ‘a hugely valuable contribution’ to the economy such as lab technicians. Photograph: Blend Images – ERproductions/Getty Images The Läs mer…

Stock markets fall as growth worries deepen – business live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as stocks suffer their worst December in decades Latest: FTSE 100 falls in early treading Investors worried about global economy, and Fed rate hikes Wall Street hit a 14-month low last night Asia-Pacific stocks drop Läs mer…

Twitter shares tumble on concerns about hacking activity

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Company discovered suspicious traffic to a customer-support forum while investigating a security bug that exposed data Twitter shares posted their biggest drop in more than two months. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter shares fell almost 7% after the company said it was Läs mer…

France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Tax will come into effect from 1 January, but plans for an EU-wide levy have faltered The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, says he believes the tax will raise €500m in its first year. Photograph: Romuald Meigneux/Sipa/Rex/Shutterstock France is to press ahead Läs mer…

Laura Ashley to close 40 stores, putting hundreds of jobs at risk

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Laura Ashley New chairman wants fewer but larger stores in UK and is keen to expand presence in China Laura Ashley’s new chairman, Andrew Khoo, said the stores were closing amid a ‘challenging environment’ in the UK that had hit sales of expensive products Läs mer…

Student loan shake-up puts £12bn hole in public finances

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Office for National Statistics National deficit increases after ONS says student loans count as government spending The total value of student debt in the UK has ballooned in recent years. Photograph: Alamy Philip Hammond is facing a £12bn hole in the public finances this Läs mer…

Amazon faces boycott ahead of holidays as public discontent grows

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon A growing number of customers are fed up with the company, from its working conditions at warehouses to anti-tax lobbying An anti-Amazon rally in New York on 27 November. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock The holiday season is all about spending the time with your loved Läs mer…

1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 1MDB Charges filed against US firm as part of corruption and money-laundering inquiry Goldman Sachs underwrote bonds issued by 1MDB on three occasions totalling $6.5bn. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the Läs mer…

Asos issues shock profit warning after November downturn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Asos Downturn for fashion retailer suggests high street malaise is spreading to online companies Shares in Asos crashed 37.5% to £26.14, the lowest since January 2015 – wiping £1.3bn off the firm’s market value. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Asos has issued an unexpected profit warning Läs mer…

Jaguar Land Rover to 'axe up to 5,000 jobs'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Automotive industry Analysts say carmaker will outline job cuts in new year as part of drive to combat Brexit and falling sales Up to 5,000 roles at JLS could go in 2019, say analysts. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Jaguar Land Rover is planning Läs mer…

Orient Express sold to owner of Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mergers and acquisitions LVMH acquires Venice’s Hotel Cipriani and Hotel Splendido in Portofino as part of £2.5bn deal LVMH will pay $25 a share for Belmond, the British company that runs the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Orient Express has been Läs mer…

Beat the 'crunch': new union for video games workers launches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Games Game Workers Unite UK will take aim at unpaid overtime, racism and sexism in sector Karn Bianco, one of the founders of the UK’s first trade union for workers in the games industry. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian It is known as Läs mer…

Nine jobs George: Osborne adds new role at venture capital firm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Venture capital Ex-UK chancellor and austerity architect adds job as adviser to brother’s tech fund to portfolio George Osborne’s elevation as editor of the London Evening Standard didn’t pass without comment (or mocking truck-mounted billboards). Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA George Osborne has added a ninth Läs mer…