HSBC boss attacks gay City leaders who stay in the closet

first_img whatsapp Monday 10 November 2014 11:39 am Antonio Simoes, the chief executive of HSBC’s UK operation, has criticised gay City leaders who stay in the closet.Speaking at a conference hosted by Deutsche Bank in the City today, Simoes, who spoke openly about his sexuality for the first time in a video message to his employees last year, said business leaders have a “huge personal responsibility” to come out. We’re in London, we’re in 2014. It’s not acceptable that we take for granted all the work done by others on issues such as marriage equalitySimoes, who described himself as “the short, bald, Portuguese gay guy”, added that the fact he is “authentic” makes him “a more empathetic and a better leader”.His comments come shortly after Apple chief executive Tim Cook became the most prominent openly gay business leader, when he said he was “proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me”. At the time, Lord Browne, the former BP chief executive who quit when he was outed by a former lover and has gone on to become a civil rights campaigner, said Cook’s decision to speak about his sexuality means he”has become a role model and will speed up changes in the corporate world”.Last month OUTstanding in business, a network for gay executives, published its annual list of its top 20 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) business role models. The top two spots were taken by Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey, the only FTSE 100 boss who is openly gay. and Simoes. It also included Beth Booke-Marciniak, EY’s global chair of public policy, Nike chief information officer Anthony Watson and WHSmith boss Stephen Clarke. HSBC boss attacks gay City leaders who stay in the closet Tags: NULLcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Emma Haslett last_img read more

Crisis at the FCA as top regulator Clive Adamson departs

first_imgThursday 4 December 2014 9:01 pm David Hellier whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Crisis at the FCA as top regulator Clive Adamson departs Share Tags: FCA by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors Some of the City’s most senior insurance executives last night expressed their dismay at the departure of Clive Adamson from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).Adamson was widely respected within the industry for being a tough but fair regulator. The news that he is to step down comes days ahead of the pub­lication of a report on the watchdog’s handling of a botched media briefing on closed book legacy business earlier this year, which resulted in the regulator being publicly reprimanded by chancellor George Osborne. “It’s been rumoured for a while that he would take the rap for the debacle over the leak,” said a source from one leading insurer last night. “But Clive seemed like the one bit of good sense there is around there.”Nigel Wilson, chief executive of Legal & General, while not commenting about the circumstances behind Adamson’s departure, praised his professionalism. “Adam­son’s departure is a sad day for the FCA. He will be a loss to regulation in the UK. He’s somebody that always listened to what the industry said, but was tough and quick to discuss problems.”Adamson, director of supervision and a board member at the FCA, has overseen the financial services industry since 2007, when he joined the Financial Services Authority as a senior adviser. In March, a report in the Tele­graph claiming that the FCA was planning an inquiry into 30m pension and investment policies, which named Adamson as the source, wiped billions off the market value of various insurance companies. In the 24 hours following the botched briefing, Aviva’s share price tumbled by three per cent, L&G’s by 3.5 per cent, and Resolution’s by seven per cent. Phoenix at one stage saw its shares plunge by 21 per cent. Last night, two separate sources said they understood that Adamson had not been responsible for the controversial briefing to the media.George Osborne made his disapproval over the leak known at the time, and wrote to the FCA saying he was “profoundly concerned” by the event.The regulator later clarified that the review would have a narrower focus. However, Osborne also called on the FCA to explain why its clarification statement was “issued so late” the day after the story was published. The results of an inquiry into the issue, led by Simon Davis, partner at Clifford Chance, are expected next week.Earlier this year, Adamson was forced to defend his decision to back the appointment of Paul Flowers, disgraced ex-chairman of the Co-op. Adamson admitted to a Treasury Select Committee in Jan­uary that it was clear in his interview with Flowers in 2010 that he had no banking experience.Adamson was seen as having more of a relationship of equals with insurance firms than FCA boss Martin Wheatley. Several insurers have expressed disquiet with Wheatley’s trigger-happy approach, made famous by his claim that he would “shoot first and ask questions later” in his role at the regulator.Sources close to the matter told City A.M. that a strained relationship existed between Adamson and Wheatley, and added that Adamson had been made to take the fall for the leak fiasco. In the aftermath of that incident, Wheatley faced numerous calls for his resignation and admitted that it was “clearly not the FCA’s finest hour”. The FCA declined to comment. whatsapplast_img read more

Wonga cuts interest rates and fees as FCA clamps down

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wonga cuts interest rates and fees as FCA clamps down whatsapp Wonga is capping interest rates on its loans at 0.8 per cent per day and is limiting the amount of debt its borrowers can rack up, the troubled payday lender announced yesterday.The move comes in response to new rules from City watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Its crackdown on the sector is expected to drive most so-called payday lenders out of business.Wonga is cutting its maximum interest rate from the current level of one per cent per day, and will cut its fee for missed payments by £5 to £15.Along with removing its £5.50 transmission fee, Wonga has raised its minimum loan size from £1 to £50. It has also promised no customer will owe more in fees and interest than the sum originally borrowed. “This and all the changes we’re making at Wonga reflect our commitment to provide short-term lending to the right customers in a responsible and transparent way,” said UK chief executive Tara Kneafsey.She took the job in September after a year of turmoil at the lender, which has seen a series of bosses quit. Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorElvenarIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenar whatsappcenter_img Tuesday 16 December 2014 8:52 pm Express KCS Share Tags: FCA Payday lenders Wongalast_img read more

Destiny gamers have spent collective 100,000 years playing most-expensive game of all time

first_img Destiny gamers have spent collective 100,000 years playing most-expensive game of all time Tuesday 23 December 2014 5:07 am whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Humanity has been walking and populating this earth for around 200,000 years. It has also spent roughly half that time playing Destiny, the video game released last September. According to the game’s developer Bungie, gamers have collectively spent over 872m hours ridding malignant aliens from the solar system in Destiny’s dense universe. That’s equal to 99,523 years. Bungie claims that 12.9m people across the world have played Destiny on various platforms since its release. If they all got together for a game, the meet-up session would have a larger population than Scotland, Mumbai, Moscow, Tokyo, London or New York. By one interpretation, that could mean the average Destiny player has spent an unhealthy-sounding 67.8 hours playing as a “guardian” in the game’s sci-fi universe. Those numbers are set to get even bigger after Christmas, with Destiny sure to have been written into many letters to Santa. In a blog post, Bungie asked the more seasoned gamers to go easy on the “Christmas Noobs”.  Back in October, Bungie said that the early adopters of the game were averaging around three hours of in-game time every day. Those “noobs” could be in for a tough time. Destiny reportedly cost $500m (£321m) to develop, making it the most expensive game of all time. To the relief of both Bungie and publisher Activision, sales have been strong – Destiny broke a UK games record for number of copies sold within the first week of release.  center_img Joe Hall Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

London record population of 8.6m will not cramp style

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health Magazine1MDDoctor: Try This For A Fatty Liver (Watch) 1MDAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmzenherald.comArchie Issued New Birth Certificate After Harry’s Title Revokedzenherald.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorGundry MDTop Doc: Simple “Trick” To Help Fight FatigueGundry MDElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Show Comments ▼ Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp Sunday 18 January 2015 11:09 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comcenter_img London’s population is forecast to hit its highest-ever level this year, surpassing its pre-war peak of approximately 8.6m. Yet it remains one of the least densely populated major cities in the world, according to research by LSE Cities, based at the London School of Economics.  “It is one of the least dense megacities of the world: half the density of New York, and a small percentage of super-dense cities like Shanghai or Hong Kong,” professor Ricky Burdett, director of LSE Cities, told City A.M.  “London’s footprint within the M25 occupies a very wide area – much of it made up of gardens, parks and open spaces, as well as large, empty derelict sites.” “As a result it has capacity and resilience to grow, as long as new development works with – rather than against – London’s historic ‘urban grain’ of streets, squares and terraced housing. Notting Hill and Sloane Square, for example, are the densest areas in London.” By Burdett’s calculations, London is 30 per cent bigger than it was when its population last peaked in 1939. Even if London’s population density grew, it would bring with it a raft of benefits. If everything is nearby, cars are used less, for example.  LSE Cities’ research finds that holding family income and size constant, petrol consumption per family per year declines by 106 gallons (401 litres) as the number of residents per square mile doubles. A higher population density can also facilitate a more diverse range of businesses and services than lesser ones can – such as hospitals, airports, theatres, and museums. London is also less dense than other major cities when commuter density is considered. The number of commuters entering a square km peaks at 21,000. This compares to 33,000 people per square km in Tokyo and 75,000 in Delhi. In terms of employment density, the number of jobs per square km in London peaks at 141,600 which is below New York at 151,600 but above Hong Kong at 120,200. Share London record population of 8.6m will not cramp style Tags: Population explosionlast_img read more

Senior bankers could go to jail for seven years under new FCA rules

first_img Senior bankers could face up to seven years in prison under new rules revealed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today. Following a series of scandals such as Libor and Forex, the financial watchdog has changed the legal requirement for punishment from “innocent until proven guilty” to “presumption of responsibility”. This means bankers will be guilty of misconduct until they can prove they “took such steps as a person in their position could reasonably be expected to take” to prevent an offence from happening.  The FCA had already confirmed that the rule was changing, but today’s announcement made clear the extent of punishment those found accountable could face.  “Today’s policy measures are an important step in ensuring that regulators have the tools at their disposal to hold individuals to account and they build on the cultural change we are beginning to see in the boardrooms of firms across the country,” said Martin Wheatley, chief executive of the FCA.  At an event hosted by Bloomberg, he said he expected this “heightened accountability” to “reduce the need for individual pursuits by regulators”. He added that those at the top, namely directors, were focused on transforming the industry into a trusted one. “Boards are spending significant amounts of their time on culture and regulatory issues. Some boards are saying they spend up to 70 or 80 per cent of their time debating these issues,” he said. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Senior bankers could go to jail for seven years under new FCA rules Sharecenter_img Sarah Spickernell whatsapp Monday 16 March 2015 11:46 am Tags: FCAlast_img read more

Winners and losers pound dollar euro exchange rate movements

first_img whatsapp Winners and losers pound dollar euro exchange rate movements Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday News whatsapp Tags: NULL The tale of two central banks has seen monetary policy diverge this year, taking their respective currencies with it.Exporters:When a country’s currency strengthens, the effect that generally receives the most immediate attention is that on exports and profits. A strong sterling will also have an impact on companies’, who have a strong internaitonal footprint, when their profits when they’re translated back into pounds.However, despite adverse currency movements, there are a number of factors which will help companies.  Tourism industry:What’s more it’s bad news for euro-earners visiting our shores Airliners:Europeans will find that their own carriers’ flights are cheaper compared with British Airways or Virgin.However, across the Atlantic, Americans will find that British carriers actually offer better value for money.– Take into account falling oil prices, cheaper fuel etc. & dollar impact of this. The treasury: – current account balance:”Sterling’s appreciation could could affect overall demand through several channels: lower reported profits (which translate into lower equity valuations and dividends, thereby affecting spending), lower exports, and lower domestic production in import-competing sectors.””Another effect could be lower reported income on prior investments in foreign bonds, equities, and other forms of investment – whether made by individuals, pension funds, or companies.””Any reduction in thi sinvestment income – even if it just resulted from currency translations and not real changes in income – would reduce the current account balance.”http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/speeches/2014/speech760.pdf Holidaymakers:– Tourism figures – Euro vs. United States. Consumers:Shop prices will see some downward pressure as retailers find they came buy more goods with their money.While it’ll take a while filter through to the high street people will eventually start to see even lower prices.Another force driving this is inflation, which is being dragged lower by oil prices, taking it to a record low.– How much do we import from Europe?– How much do we import from the US?… if you’re buying anything linked to or directly from Europe then this will get cheaper.… if you’re buying anything linked to or directly from the United States then this will get more expensive. Drivers:A global supply glut and the waning appetites of once ravenous emerging economies like China and India means Brent oil prices have However, as the pound continues to depreciate against the dollar, it’ll put a ceiling onto some of these gains. This is because oil is priced in dollars, and when the exchange rate rises, this actually pushes up oil prices.  center_img Tuesday 17 March 2015 9:43 am Share More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Jessica Morris last_img read more

Brexit could cost UK 2.2 per cent of GDP without radical free market reform and liberal immigration policy

first_img Share Monday 23 March 2015 2:51 am whatsapp whatsapp Tags: Brexit UK immigration Britain’s economy could take a hit of up to 2.2 per cent of GDP – or £56bn – by 2030 if it leaves the EU, according to a new report from think tank Open Europe.The report argues that in the worst case scenario, the negative effects of Brexit would not wholly be offset by a new free trade agreement with the EU. However, the UK could maintain its buoyant economy outside the EU, but it would require embracing one aspect of policy that has sparked a surge in Euroscepticism – open immigration.“In order to be competitive outside the EU, Britain would need to keep a liberal policy for labour migration,” the report argues. If Britain combined a liberal immigration policy with significant deregulation and a bilateral free trade agreement, the UK would actually prosper outside of the EU.Open Europe estimated this strategy could cause UK GDP to rise by 1.6 per cent. But retaining a relaxed immigration policy post-Brexit is highly unlikely as both Ukip and many Conservatives have argued one of the main benefits of leaving the EU would be the abandonment of open borders.Maintaining high levels of immigration isn’t the only aspect of a post-Brexit Britain Open Europe is worried about. Rodney Leach, chairman of Open Europe and a Conservative peer, doubts the UK would even adopt a radically more free market economy outside the EU.”Transforming Britain into the deregulated, free trading economy it would need to become outside the EU sounds easy in theory, but in practice would come up against some serious political resistance within the UK itself,” Leach said.The report forecasts the most likely outcome would be neither the best or worst case scenario. The pro-EU think tank believes Britain will suffer a permanent loss of 0.8 per cent of GDP, even after negotiating a free trade deal with the EU.Open Europe has warned of the dangers of Brexit in the past while still arguing for significant reform. In particular, it sees financial services at risk from severing ties with the EU. An independent UK would fall foul of the EU policy that offers companies in non-member states only limited cross-border access to EU markets, with strict conditions to boot.David Cameron has promised a renegotiation of Britain’s terms of membership followed by an in-out referendum. Labour leader Ed Miliband by contrast has stated his commitment to EU membership and ruled out any possibility of a referendum should Labour win in May. center_img Jeff Misenti by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Brexit could cost UK 2.2 per cent of GDP without radical free market reform and liberal immigration policy last_img read more

Oakley raises £130m for deals

first_img whatsapp Thursday 26 March 2015 10:01 pm Oakley raises £130m for deals Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL Express KCS center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express TIME OUT and made.com owner Oakley Capital yesterday raised £130m through its stock market-listed vehicle to pursue more deals. Fund manager Neil Woodford and firms Invesco Perpetual, Sarasin and Ruffer will stump up the cash for Oakley, which is led by entrepreneur Peter Dubens. The placing is comprised of 78.7m shares at 165p each and will boost the group’s listed vehicles by about 40 per cent. Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Productivity gap solved? British businesses lose £250m through distracting office behaviours

first_img Productivity gap solved? British businesses lose £250m through distracting office behaviours Catherine Neilan by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedySwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley Could this be the answer to the riddle of the UK’s productivity gap?We’ve all been there: a colleague talks loudly and you lose your train of thought. You go to make a cup of tea and find you’re making a round for the entire bank of desks. Someone is typing really loudly and you sit and glare in their general direction.  Well apparently all this is costing British businesses £250m a year., according to a report carried out by the University of Leeds for Samsung. Apparently we are so easily distracted respondents said they only felt they had been productive for 3.6 days a week on average. That’s a total of 70 days a year where they are not doing what they should be.  Loud talkers are the main culprit when it comes to distractions – 57 per cent of people said this prevented them from working. Ringing phones put 39 per cent of people off, while unnecessary meetings affected 26 per cent of people.  And, following the news earlier this week that we spend 36 days a year writing emails, the Ahead of the Curve report found that over a third of us – 38 per cent – check our emails every 15 minutes.  [infographic id=”40″]  whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Thursday 16 April 2015 6:28 am Sharelast_img read more

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