George Goldberg


€3 million fails to get delivered

A French cash delivery man has been arrested after a van with €3 million had vanished. A team of three were completing cash deliveries on the outskirts of Paris, where it is believed one of them drove off in the security van. The vehicle was recovered nearby, but with both the driver and an estimated…


Times Higher Education release annual subject rankings

The University of East Anglia has ranked highly in an array of subject areas by Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual global subject rankings. For law, the university has been positioned 55th out of 187 worldwide with Polly Morgan, Deputy Head of UEA’s Law School, expressing that she is ‘delighted’ with the result. She continued, ‘It…


‘Dangerous undercurrents’ threaten global economy, IMF warns

The International Monetary Fund has warned of growing ‘dangerous undercurrents’ that threaten the world economy. In its biannual Financial Stability Report, the IMF provided an in-depth look into markets and the banking sector a decade on from the Global Financial Crisis. Although the US-based organisation concluded banks are now safer than in 2008, governments should…


Threshold raised for student loans

From 6 April 2018, university graduates were able to earn more before they begin to repay their student loan. Changes to student finance increased the repayment threshold for English and Welsh undergraduates who started during or after September 2012 from £21,000 to £25,000 a year, with the threshold to be adjusted annually to remain in…


Bitcoin shareholders worried over warnings

The governor of the Bank of England (BoE) has called for elements of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to be regulated to tackle illegal activity. In a speech made earlier this month, Mark Carney highlighted how cryptocurrencies fail at fulfilling the roles of money and act more like assets, exhibiting the “classic hallmarks of bubbles.” He…


Students mind their business

More than a quarter of UK university students currently run or intend to start a business alongside their studies, according to research. Commissioned by Santander Universities, the study found the average turnover of a student enterprise is £11,408 per year, collectively generating £1 billion of revenue in 2017 – up from £913 million the year…


The year of Chinese growth

China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2017. It’s the first increase in the country’s growth rate for seven years. The figures, which were released earlier this month by The National Bureau of Statistics, surprised many analysts who expected a slowing of the world’s second-largest economy, as fears had begun to develop over the country’s…

Finance, Uncategorized

Commuter woes to continue

Train fares across the UK went up by an average of 3.4 percent in the New Year, the largest rise in rail fares for five years. The amount is slightly below July’s Retail Prices Index (RPI) of 3.6 percent which is used to set almost half of fares, including season tickets. It means an annual…

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