Economy

Seaside Towns on the Rocks

By |2019-04-12T10:28:41+00:00April 12th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. A House of Lords’ report has just suggested that poor broadband is harming the UK’s seaside towns. In truth, the malaise goes much deeper than that. So has the situation improved since we first wrote about it nearly two years ago? Or are the UK’s seaside towns really on the rocks… Way [...]

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What Changes will 5G Bring? And What will it Cost us?

By |2019-04-08T10:03:16+00:00April 8th, 2019|Economy, Technology|

By Mark Richards. 5G is going to bring major changes to connectivity and download speeds. Some industries will be changed out of all recognition. So what changes can we expect to see? And what price will we have to pay for those changes? Last week both South Korea and the USA launched commercial 5G services, [...]

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March Economic Round-Up

By |2019-04-01T09:56:54+00:00April 1st, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the beginning of every month, CL News looks back over the month just ended. So what did March bring us? As we have long predicted, what it did not bring was the UK leaving the European Union. It did bring signs of a thaw in the US/China trade [...]

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Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 3

By |2019-03-22T11:36:16+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we did in the middle of last month, we take a day off from the doom, gloom and interminable Brexit boredom to look for some good news in the world. We celebrate the people who made a positive difference, who put a smile on plenty of faces and who gave us [...]

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The Pace of Change Accelerates

By |2019-03-11T11:11:39+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Economy|

By Mark Richards. All my life there have been three fundamental facts about cars. Now all of them are under threat, and the changes they will bring will threaten the car industry as we know it. Yes, it will affect the UK – but it will affect Germany far more. We take a look at [...]

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February Economic Round-Up

By |2019-03-04T10:28:31+00:00March 4th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the beginning of every month, MoneyGap looks back over the month just ended. So what did February bring us? A second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, this time in Vietnam. It also brought us the usual shenanigans over Brexit – but absolutely no progress and, as [...]

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Honda and the High Street have More in Common than you Think

By |2019-02-22T10:25:18+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Business, Economy|

By Mark Richards. Honda is closing its factory in Swindon. The high street could become a ‘ghost town’ – and the two are more closely linked than you might think. Is there anything we can do to stop events like this happening? Or do we simply accept that change is inevitable? Let us start off [...]

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Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 2

By |2019-02-18T10:08:51+00:00February 18th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we did in the middle of last month, we take a day off from the doom, gloom and interminable Brexit stalemate to look for some good news in the world. We celebrate the people who made a positive difference, who put a smile on plenty of faces and who gave us [...]

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January Economic Round-Up

By |2019-02-19T08:48:55+00:00February 4th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the end of every month, MoneyGap looks back over the month just ended. January was a month that brought us plenty of excitement on Brexit – but no real progress. It was a month that brought the World Economic Forum in Davos and signs of a thaw in [...]

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The End of the World is Nigh!

By |2019-02-01T10:01:08+00:00February 1st, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. Nuclear war? Catastrophic climate change? A global pandemic? Right now the end of the world – and the apocalyptic aftermath – is big business for books and TV. But how could the world end? As the snow rages outside and the US is hit by a polar vortex, we take a look [...]

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