Globalisation is under attack. It was meant to be the unstoppable economic force bringing prosperity to rich and poor alike, but that was before the financial crisis ripped up the rulebook. For the past four years, international trade flows have increased more slowly than global GDP – “an outcome unprecedented in postwar history”, as analyst Michael Pearce of Capital Economics put it in a recent note. Crisis-scarred global banks are retreating from risky cross-border lending, and multinationals are casting a sceptical eye over foreign opportunities as geopolitical tensions simmer. Populist politicians in a string of countries, not least the UK, are playing on public fears about migrant workers undermining their pay. Global trade flows are still expanding: but they have never regained the breakneck pace of the 1990s and early 2000s. In the innocent days before the Great Recession, the dismantling of trade barriers between nation states often seemed inevitable. Yet more … [Read more...] about Borders are closing and banks are in retreat. Is globalisation dead?
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Cyrell Paule has officially quit her day job to become a full time celebrity. Following her rise to fame on Married At First Sight, the star has turned her back on life as a quality assurance officer for a health insurance company. 'I had to stop my day job... I had to make the choice to do this for the meantime,' she told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday of life in the spotlight. Married At First Sight's Cyrell Paule (pictured) has revealed her shock that her fame has lasted so long, as she QUITS her day job to become a full time celebrity Cyrell, 30, also admitted her shock at how her fame and popularity is yet to fade. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 3 Next My Kitchen Rules axed! Channel Seven cancels planned second... Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: 'Mean Girl' gang torn... Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Which stars from this... 'I don't really speak to anyone anymore': Martha Kalifatidis... 'People rip me to shreds': MAFS star … [Read more...] about Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Cyrell Paule reveals shock her fame has lasted so long as she QUITS her day job to become a full time celebrity – after ‘making $27,000 in nine days’
The summit, which opened on Thursday, had a strong agenda, such as Russia sanctions, Turkey, climate change, global security and other issues. Yet the main point was to discuss those best equipped to take over senior posts in the European Commission, European Council and European Parliament. In the early hours of Friday, European Council President Donald Tusk finally said: "There was no majority on any candidate ... [The council] will meet again on the 30th of June." Political Wrangling Over Top Jobs The most important position up for grabs is the replacement of Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission. Manfred Weber, a member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, is still defended by Germany while the other countries still say no. Berlin may be raising the stakes to get another candidate, but still a Christian Democrat. French President Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, wants to see at the helm a Liberal and preferably a woman, Competition Commissioner … [Read more...] about Two-Day EU Summit Ends in Deadlock Over Top Job Candidates, Climate Agenda Discord
People with visually impairment who work at banks complained that some of them are not provided with tools, such as screen readers, required to perform their job. At the first general body meeting of Visually Impaired Bank Employees Welfare Association (VIBEWA) held in Secunderabad on Sunday, members of the association have resolved to pursue departments concerned to address their issues, including money allotted for commuting between home and office.Around 4,000 people who are visually challenged or have low vision -- work at various banks across the country. Most of them are allotted jobs which does not include financial transactions. Rather, they are assigned posts in accounts, data processing, credit appraisal, risk management, academic faculty posts.Listing out the problems faced by the employees, president of the association Rajesh H Asudani said according to a study conduct by them among 450 bank employees with the impairment, they got to know that some of the banks do not … [Read more...] about ‘Visually challenged bank staff deprived of promotion’
Gordon Banks, who has died aged 81, was the best goalkeeper England have ever had and is widely regarded as one of the finest to have played for any side in any era. A World Cup winner in 1966, he also appeared in the 1970 World Cup finals, where, against Brazil, he was responsible for what is often cited as “the greatest save ever made” – a supremely agile effort from a close-range header by Pelé. The scene of Banks’s famous save was Guadalajara in Mexico, where England were playing Brazil in the group stage. Jairzinho, the fast and powerful Brazilian outside-right, crossed the ball after beating the England left-back, Terry Cooper. Pelé, Brazil’s most lauded player, met the ball with a downward, bouncing header, and was already shouting “Goal!” when Banks miraculously hurled himself across his goal, reached the ball with a flailing right arm, and turned it over his crossbar. “As soon as I got my hand to it, I thought it was … [Read more...] about Gordon Banks obituary