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​UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s clinching a deal with 27 members of European Union, paved the way for UK’s referendum on EU on June 23rd. Mark your calendars. With poll showing close call and heavy weights like London mayor Boris Johnson joining the exit camp, it’s no telling upfront, which side may prevail. Just like Mr. Cameron, promised to campaign in favour of stay with heart and soul, we promise to bring our readers latest ins and outs, surrounding the referendum as well as UK asset class, FTSE 100, Gilts and Pound.​

Briferendum Series

Brexit harms startups but it may not be fatal

Jul 01, 2016 09:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

As the market turbulence starts to subside after Brexit, startups are worried that the UKs exit from the European Union might put access to venture capital and private equity at risk. Despite the UK ranking highly for...

Briferendum Series

UK food faces historic realignment after Brexit

Jun 30, 2016 13:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

The situation created by the British vote to leave the European Union is momentous for UK food. It is on a par with the Repeal of the Corn Laws of 1846 when Britain decided its Empire could feed it, not its own farmers....

Briferendum Series

Referendum petition hack shows even democracy can be trolled

Jun 30, 2016 13:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The electronic petition submitted to parliament calling for a second referendum on Britains exit from the European Union is a notable development in digital democracy. The number of signatories has passed 4m how many will...

Briferendum Series

Coalition likely to win following Brexit

Jun 28, 2016 20:49 pm UTC| Politics Insights & Views

The UKs vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) was known by the afternoon of the 24 June Melbourne time. The ReachTEL and Galaxy polls in the table were both taken entirely before the Brexit result was known. The one...

Briferendum Series

Why Britain's decision to leave the EU is bad news for Africa

Jun 28, 2016 20:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The fallout from the UK referendum that ended in victory for those wanting the country to exit from the European Union (EU) is still reverberating around the world. But what does it mean for Africa? The decision will...

Briferendum Series

Post Brexit: does South Africa have the appetite to strike new trade deals?

Jun 28, 2016 20:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The UK has voted to leave the European Union (EU). South Africa has historical and very close trade ties with the UK. Most of these relations were inherited by the EU when South Africa signed a free-trade agreement with...

Briferendum Series

UK’s Osborne assures of contingency plan to deal with market volatility

Jun 28, 2016 11:35 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The United Kingdoms Chancellor Osborne has reassured the public that robust contingency plans have been put in place to deal with any potential fallout and address any market volatility that is expected to persist for some...

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Economy

Walt Disney promoted Alisa Bowen to become Disney+ president as it prepares to launch the new ad tier subscription.

Walt Disney Co. announced on Thursday, Sept. 29, that it had promoted Alisa Bowen to become president of its video streaming platform, Disney+. Her appointment comes as the company is preparing to introduce its new...

Coca-Cola and Molson Coors have expanded their collaboration to release a new canned cocktail drink.

Coca-Cola Company and Molson Coors Beverage Company have expanded their partnership to release another drink. The companies announced the launch of the new Topo Chico Spirited cocktail as part of their latest deal. As...

Lululemon debuts its membership platform to amplify its home fitness business.

Lululemon athletic apparel retailer headquartered in British Columbia acquired Mirror interactive fitness firm in 2020 for $500 million, and now it is using it to amplify its home workout programs. It is launching its...

Amazon hikes up hourly pay of its workers in warehouses and transportation.

Amazon Inc. announced that it would be implementing new pay hikes for its delivery and warehouse workers. Their average starting pay has been increased by $1 or more per hour. Amazon revealed the higher wage rate on...

Reese's is offering a new treat featuring an epic blend of its peanut butter cup and puffs cereal.

Reeses, a popular chocolate cup filled with peanut butter, is set to be released with a twist. The Hershey Company is offering a new version of this candy, and this one has peanut butter and Reeses Puffs cereal...

Politics

Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.

The British opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer has called for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans to cut taxes and increase borrowing. Starmer said that the government should recall parliament...

The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.

US President Joe Biden announced this week that the private sector had pledged $8 billion to fight hunger in the country. Hundreds of millions of dollars would be spent on ensuring meals after lawmakers failed to extend...

US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."

Protests continue in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the countrys Morality Police. A US-based Iranian journalist said Aminis death marks a tipping point for Iran. Speaking with...

The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.

Afghanistans acting Commerce and Industry Minister said the insurgent group has signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gas, diesel, and wheat. This comes as the ministry is looking to diversify its trading...

Science

The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

Technology

Report claims Samsung will launch Galaxy S23 Ultra with a 200MP main camera

More premium Android phones launching in 2023 are expected to feature a 200MP main camera. And a report now claims it got confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be one of those devices. Tech fans saw the...

Google is shutting down Stadia streaming and subscription in January 2023

Google announced on Thursday that it is shutting down Stadia servers in January 2023 after months of speculations about the streaming services future. The company assured customers that they would get a refund for hardware...

PlayStation Stars will provide priority customer support to Level 4 members

Sony just launched its new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars in Asia, including Japan, on Thursday. Players soon noticed that one of the perks of reaching the highest tier is getting better customer service, but...

Microsoft’s next major gaming acquisition could be a Japanese publisher

Microsoft made it clear that its acquisition spree will not end with its $68.7 billion deal with Activision Blizzard. Now, Xboxs parent company is rumored to have reached out to Japanese publishers and studios for a...

Samsung could be removing the camera bump on all Galaxy S23 models

Samsung is still a few months away from launching its next lineup of flagship Galaxy phones. But it is not too early for Galaxy S23 leaks to start appearing online. A series of image renders were released recently,...
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