I.O.T Powering the Digital Economy

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Thrilled to be presenting this new series on CNBC which investigates the internet of things to see how “smart environments” — the merging of physical and virtual worlds — are disrupting different industries …  

And the winner is ….

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What a pleasure hosting the LFS Conveyancing Awards 2016 at The Vox, NEC Birmingham. Many congratulations to all the 2016 winners. Here I am with Groundsure sponsor Dan Montagnani and the A.V Rillo brothers, Angelo & Tony Piccirillo brandishing one of their three awards of the night.

Asia – land of opportunity or political jungle?

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This week I hosted The Alpha Grid rooftop Breakfast Club, in partnership with MDEC, at the Coq D’Argent in The City. Here I am with Michael Warren, Vice President at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), one of the speakers. The audience of finance directors and CFOs heard how global companies … Read More

Seasons Greetings

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    After chatting with the news desk about publishing an advent calendar on social media that showcased a hot story, picture, graphic or video, the new.markets design team went rogue and went for this. For daily updates visit the news.markets Facebook page.

Behind the scenes

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I’ve been working with the fabulous team at ToastTV on a series of films about productivity: why the UK lags its international competitors and what steps businesses need to take to boost their performance and potentially, their profits, which can of course only be good news for the UK economy … Read More

flashback fowl

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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/51202176″>how to hold a chicken</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/julietmannuk”>Juliet Mann</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> A colleague at Proactive Investors stumbled across this video of me on location at Boycott Farm in the old English market town of Stowe while working as Business Correspondent for CNN’s Marketplace Europe weekly features show. As a … Read More

A fun look at inflation

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Here is the new basket of goods used to calculate UK CPI. The ‘shopping basket’ of items making up the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and Retail Prices Index (RPI) are reviewed every year. Some items are taken out of the basket, some are brought in, to reflect changes in the … Read More

Stretch in The City

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    I don’t know about you, but from the moment I step out of the house each morning, let alone when I scan the business pages once I’m ensconced on the Tube, my mind is buzzing in a deluge of information, to-do-lists and news. From the shock Swiss move to abandon the cap … Read More

Vanity sizing the economy and Britain’s lost talent

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A couple of stories caught my eye last week that could have implications on Britain’s economic growth. No prizes for guessing the first one: those headlines that screamed how the UK economy is 5 percent bigger than thought.  Alas, it is just statistics, damn statistics. As I understand it, “facts” … Read More

Jarring news & women on top form

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They say you either love it or you hate it. Marmite. You’d certainly love it if you’d invested in 500g jars of it back in September. The price has rocketed 50% in just five months. For my international readers, Marmite is a food spread made with yeast extract that tastes … Read More

No UK rates hike, French toast & buy Bitcoin

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Happy New Year. Since early January tends to be a time of predictions, I thought I would wade in.  There seems to be a common consensus that we can be cautiously optimistic about UK plc. A gentle reminder though that it is a debt-fuelled boom, albeit one  that will see … Read More

Star gazing and ski your way to a productive 2014

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First of all, welcome to my website and new-look blog! I had the exciting honour this week of moderating the event coverage for the launch of the European Space Agency’s GAIA mission, which hopes to decode the Milky Way. Wow. The mission has been described as a technological breakthrough in … Read More