Economy

Book an Airbnb While You Can?

By |2019-05-06T09:10:11+00:00May 6th, 2019|Business, Economy|

By Mark Richards. Airbnb has changed the face of many cities and ‘destroyed communities.’ Now the residents are fighting back – and it looks like the legislators are on their side. But there are signs that Airbnb will not go quietly. The battle lines have been drawn… I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday [...]

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April Economic Round-Up

By |2019-05-03T09:20:52+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the beginning of every month, CL News looks back over the month just ended. What did April bring us? First and foremost – as you’ll see at the end of the Round-Up – it brought us a disappointingly sensible month. What it did not bring (of course) was [...]

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Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 4

By |2019-04-26T08:29:28+00:00April 26th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards We are slightly late this month, thanks to Easter, but here it is. Moneygap’s round-up of the month’s good news. And in the month when Notre Dame burned down, Brexit was kicked into the long grass until Hallowe’en and my football team lost in the FA Cup semi-final, we need all the [...]

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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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