The Conversation

Lun 12/12/2022

Banking reforms expert Q&A: will relaxing the rules help the UK economy and what are the risks?

(Robert Webb, University of Stirling) Jeremy Hunt, the UK chancellor of the exchequer, has unveiled a package of measures aiming to protect the City of London’s position as one of the world’s leading financial capitals. With the UK having lost nearly a tenth of the financial assets it manages since Brexit, plus at least 7,000 jobs, mostly to mainland Europe, much of the focus of these “Edinburgh reforms” is on making London more competitive.

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  • (Robert Webb, University of Stirling) Jeremy Hunt, the UK chancellor of the exchequer, has unveiled a package of measures aiming to protect the City of London’s position as one of the world’s leading financial capitals. With the UK having lost nearly a tenth of the financial assets it manages since Brexit, plus at least 7,000 jobs, mostly to mainland Europe, much of the focus of these “Edinburgh reforms” is on making London more competitive.

Lun 05/12/2022

As transgender employees become more common, here’s how workplaces can welcome diversity

(Jonathan Lord, University of Salford) The process for applying for a gender recognition certificate in the UK has become easier and cheaper due to government changes in recent years. There has been a slow increase in the the number of people applying as a result.

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Vie 02/12/2022

Jiang Zemin propelled China’s economic rise in the world, leaving his successors to deal with the massive inequality that followed

(Edward Cunningham, Harvard Kennedy School) By the summer of 1989, a series of problems were threatening China’s stability. Soaring inflation was undermining the economy at home while the violent suppression of Tiananmen Square demonstrations had left it largely a pariah state abroad. Yet within a few years the nation rebounded – beginning two decades of high economic growth, membership in the largest trading club in the world and international acceptance on the global stage.

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Mar 22/11/2022

Dramatic collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX contains lessons for investors but won’t affect most people

(D. Brian Blank, Mississippi State University and Brandy Hadley, Appalachian State University) In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, vast sums of money can be made or lost in the blink of an eye. In early November 2022, the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, was valued at more than US$30 billion. By Nov. 14, FTX was in bankruptcy proceedings along with more than 100 companies connected to it. D. Brian Blank and Brandy Hadley are professors who study finance, investing and fintech. They explain how and why this incredible collapse happened, what effect it might have on the traditional financial sector and whether you need to care if you don’t own any cryptocurrency.

 

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Mar 15/11/2022

Why it may not matter whether Elon Musk broke US labor laws with his mass firings at Twitter

(Raymond Hogler, Colorado State University) About a week after Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter on Oct. 28, 2022, the social media platform stirred up a storm of controversy by abruptly firing about half of its 7,500 employees.

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Lun 31/10/2022

BBC at 100: scrapping the licence fee would disrupt the whole broadcasting market

(Robert Picard, University of Oxford) The BBC has been celebrating its 100th birthday this year, proudly looking back on a century of striving to inform, educate and entertain. The next few years could be tricky though – as questions over its funding threaten to crash the party.

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Vie 28/10/2022

Elon Musk is poised to take Twitter private – here’s what that means for the company and its future success

(Erik Gordon, University of Michigan) Elon Musk’s proposed US$44 billion deal to acquire Twitter and take it private is reportedly coming together as a court’s Oct. 28, 2022, deadline nears.

 

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Vie 28/10/2022

The whole world is facing a debt crisis – but richer countries can afford to stop it

(Patrick E. Shea, University of Glasgow) Countries across the world are drifting towards a debt crisis. Economic slowdowns and rising inflation have increased demands on spending, making it almost impossible for many governments to pay back the money they owe.

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  • (Patrick E. Shea, University of Glasgow) Countries across the world are drifting towards a debt crisis. Economic slowdowns and rising inflation have increased demands on spending, making it almost impossible for many governments to pay back the money they owe.

Vie 28/10/2022

The UK is facing an economic crisis – here’s why it needs to find a global solution

(Muhammad Ali Nasir, University of Leeds) Recent changes in the UK’s top job have had a positive effect on pound sterling and long-term sovereign bond yields. But the financial market reaction has been muted compared with the financial turmoil blamed on former prime minister Liz Truss and ex-chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in recent weeks.

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  • (Muhammad Ali Nasir, University of Leeds) Recent changes in the UK’s top job have had a positive effect on pound sterling and long-term sovereign bond yields. But the financial market reaction has been muted compared with the financial turmoil blamed on former prime minister Liz Truss and ex-chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in recent weeks.

Lun 17/10/2022

World Cup 2022: Qatar’s frantic countdown to a football tournament full of controversy

(Simon Chadwick, SKEMA Business School) When Denmark play at the men’s Fifa World Cup in Qatar this winter, their shirts will mask the name and logo of their sponsor, the sportswear brand Hummel. One of the strips is all black, which Hummel described as the “colour of mourning”.

 

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  • (Simon Chadwick, SKEMA Business School) When Denmark play at the men’s Fifa World Cup in Qatar this winter, their shirts will mask the name and logo of their sponsor, the sportswear brand Hummel. One of the strips is all black, which Hummel described as the “colour of mourning”.