1. UK Interest Rate
    16 Aug, 2018
    UK Interest Rate
    UK Interest Rate Interest rates in the UK have increased from 0.5% to 0.75%. The decision, made by the Bank of England, means that 3.5 million people with variable or tracker mortgages will pay more. This increase has happened for the second time in a decade. Initially interest rates were due to be raised in May. Due to state of the economy at the beginning of the year, however, this was pushed forward.  The decision has had an impact on those planning to move house within the next six
  2. Cryptocurrency
    31 Mar, 2018
    Cryptocurrency
    Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency, the buzzword of the moment, is money within the digital sphere. It is a currency associated with the internet that utilises cryptography, the process of converting legible information into an impenetrable code to monitor purchases and transfers. It has garnered news coverage in recent weeks for revolutionising the way individuals transact value, invest savings and raise capital with its decentralised digital cash system. JPMorgan has praised cryptocurrency by
  3. Amazon under attack by President Trump yet again
    31 Mar, 2018
    Amazon under attack by President Trump yet again
    Amazon under attack by President Trump yet again President Trump launched a new attack on Amazon on Thursday as he claimed that the company ‘short changes taxpayers’. He took to Twitter stating that Amazon ‘pay little or no taxes to state and local governments, use our postal system as a delivery boy and are putting thousands of retailers out of business’. He does this without providing evidence to back up his claims or suggesting actions he would take. His tweet came a day after news site
  4. Uber reveals 2.7 million UK app users affected by data breach.
    04 Dec, 2017
    Uber reveals 2.7 million UK app users affected by data breach.
    Uber reveals 2.7 million UK app users affected by data breach. Uber has shared that 2.7 million UK users of its app were affected by a data breach in 2016. The company disclosed this information only last week.  The ride hailing company says that user names, email addresses and mobile numbers of UK customers were hacked.  It is reported that the company hid the breach by paying hackers a ransom of £75,000 ($100,000) to delete the data and to not speak of the mass security error. This news
  5. 24 Aug, 2017
    Global Cyber Attack
    According to Techopedia (2017), a cyber-attack is a deliberate exploitation of computer systems, technology-dependent enterprises and networks.” Cyber- attacks use malicious codes to change computer coding, logic or data, resulting in disruptive consequences that compromise data and lead to cybercrimes, such as information and identity theft. It is also termed as, a computer network attack (CNA). Cyber-attacks have numerous consequences, and are classed as, fraud, malware, phishing, Trojans,
  6. Chinese Spaceship innovation
    08 Jun, 2017
    Chinese Spaceship innovation
    In April 2017, China launched a spaceship innovation set to change the aerospace industry. Its first cargo resupply aircraft on a mission to test docking and refuelling supplies in its laboratory module at orbit. The spaceship launch plan was confirmed in 2015. Many details were being progressed over the years, and plans were unveiled through drawings and spokespersons. These details were revealed through various news sources, and how the plans were initiated begs belief. China’s
  7. The Trigger is pulled.
    24 Apr, 2017
    The Trigger is pulled.
    Brexit has been described as 'historic' and 'shocking' and is a result of the United Kingdom's (UK) referendum, which occurred on Thursday 23rd June 2016. Brexit will change Britain and the European Union (EU) forever. The referendum was the day that Britain voted to leave the EU. Thirty million people voted, and 'leave' won by 52 percent to 48 per cent for remain. This prompted former Prime Minister and British Ambassador to the EU David Cameron to resign. The present Prime Minister, Theresa
  8. 08 Mar, 2017
    Social Media Impacts on Businesses
    Social Media Impacts on Businesses Social media plays a huge part in business communications today. It is the "Frontier" of all organisations for customer engagement (Telecom and Front & Sullivan Executive Brief (White Paper, Site). Corporations are faced with the complexity of maintaining a competitive edge amongst competitors, whilst still enhancing communication processes beneficial to their consumer. Organisations therefore ought to understand the benefits and how critical social media
  9. Dubai’s Diamond
    08 Jan, 2017
    Dubai’s Diamond
    Dubai’s Diamond Every country in the world is rife with competition, to be the best and to have the strongest economy.  The race for economic superiority has never ended, and will never end. Those who think the race has ended will be left behind, and whilst some have Brexited others have Trumped-in and the full impact is yet to take shape. Despite all these changes in the Global Theatre, Dubai has kept the world at the edge of their seats and will not stop anytime soon. Dubai, a key member of
  10. Will Brexit, Trump affect global accounting standards?
    12 Dec, 2016
    Will Brexit, Trump affect global accounting standards?
    Political decisions that may affect cross-border business policies in the US and the UK have so far had no effect on international accounting standards, Hans Hoogervorst said Tuesday. In June, UK voters decided to withdraw from the EU. Less than five months later, US voters elected Donald Trump, who has vowed to renegotiate trade agreements and take a tough stance on immigration. Both decisions were widely viewed as a backlash against globalism. But will they result in a retreat from global