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The Times (January 11)

2018/ 01/ 12 by jd in Global News

Driven by the cheap pound, UK factory growth hit a seven-year high. “Factories are growing at the fastest pace in almost seven years after a solid three months to November that beat all forecasts and put Britain on track to start 2018 on a firm footing.” Still, the manufacturing sector “accounts for only a tenth of output in Britain, with four fifths generated by services.”

 

New York Times (October 19)

2014/ 10/ 20 by jd in Global News

“The regulatory woes seem to be never ending for the newest wave of tech start-ups.” Start-ups like Uber and Airbnb are facing regulatory hurdles and legal battles in numerous jurisdictions. A naïve “belief that problems can be solved without involving people is probably why many of these companies did not meet with regulators and officials before starting services in new cities. And it has come back to haunt them.”

 

Financial Times (May 2)

2014/ 05/ 03 by jd in Global News

“First money and low-cost production jumped across borders, now it is creativity and services.” Knowledge intensive flows “are now worth a heady $12.6tn; to set this in context, this is half of all cross-border flows, and almost four-fifths the size of the US economy.” This new “globalisation does not just threaten western manufacturing jobs, but many service jobs too.”

 

Los Angeles Times (April 13)

2014/ 04/ 14 by jd in Global News

“The upside of the Heartbleed bug is that it reminds the world of the need not just for coders to plug the security holes in their software but for websites and services to stay on top of the changes.”

 

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