Deutsche Bank is predicted to announce it is almost €1bn (£850m) in the red when it releases its full year results for 2016 on Thursday morning. A consensus of analysts has forecast the German banking giant will report a net loss of €910m for the full year and €1.6bn for its fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank forecast to be in the red for 2016, with a net loss of almost €1bn predicted Read more: Deutsche Bank’s head of financial crime quits after just six monthsAlthough hefty, the financial hit is modest compared with the $14bn the bank was at one point threatened with. Shares sunk after the potential size of the fine was revealed last September, although they have since recovered. The bank also announced earlier this month that one in four of its staff would be receiving no individual bonus for their efforts in 2016, although they were still eligible for reward via the company’s “group” bonus pool, which is calculated based on the bank’s financial position rather than based on individuals’ targets. Share whatsapp whatsapp Hayley Kirton However, some analysts are predicting a full year loss as steep as €2.8bn and a quarterly loss as low as €3.3bn.Read more: The City’s duty to the next generationAnalysts are more positive on Deutsche’s longer-term future, predicting the bank will be back in the black with net income of €767m for the full year of 2017 and €2.6bn for 2018. The 2016 forecast also represents an improvement compared with the €6.8bn loss the bank reported in 2015, its first annual loss since 2008. The bank finalised a $7.2bn (£5.7bn) payment with the US Department of Justice earlier this month – made up of a civil penalty of $3.1bn and provide $4.1bn in consumer relief – for mis-selling mortgage-backed securities, having agreed the settlement in principle last December. Last month, the bank revealed the payout would set it back $1.2bn in its accounts for the fourth quarter of 2016. Sunday 29 January 2017 1:52 pm
Continued escalation of the trade war between the US and China could cut global growth by 70 per cent and cost jobs, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has said. Intensifying trade war could devastate global growth and cost jobs, WTO chief warns whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive whatsapp A full-blown trade war, with a breakdown in international cooperation, would reduce global trade growth by around 70 per cent and GDP growth by 1.9 per cent, he claimed.“There would be no winners from such a scenario and every region would be affected – clearly we cannot let this happen,” Azevedo said.President Donald Trump hit China with tariffs on a further $200bn of US goods on Monday – on top of the duties on $50bn worth of products imposed earlier this year.Beijing hit back with tariffs of its own on $110bn of US products.Read more: Theresa May says she trusts President Trump WTO chief Roberto Azevedo said the “warning lights are flashing” amid the growing trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies.The pair slapped more tariffs on each other’s products on Monday and the war of words between the two has continued this week.Read more: Peanut butter, orange juice, bourbon, steel: EU warns of US tariffsAzevedo, speaking at a Berlin industry event, said: “The warning lights are flashing.“A continued escalaton of tensions would pose an increased threat to stability, to jobs and to the kind of growth that we are seeing today.” Callum Keown Share Tuesday 25 September 2018 1:15 pm Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen said the country was being forced to retaliate and US exporters would “certainly” be hurt by the tariffs.Shouwen said on Tuesday that it would open up opportunities for other countries to trade with China, adding that Australia was an important source of fuel for China.Trump has also threatened to impose tariffs on a further $276bn worth of Chinese products.
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Bitcoin’s mysterious creator, known under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, has to this day never been unmasked, but his invention has since found global fame.Bitcoin was created to address the fact that “no mechanism exists to make payments over a communications channel without a trusted party”. It sought to revolutionise the way we make payments and remove the need for a middle-man, in the form of banks and financial institutions.So 10 years on, would Satoshi be happy with his invention’s progress? And looking ahead, where will bitcoin be in 10 years’ time?Much of the conversation around cryptocurrency has focused on bitcoin as an investment class, with wild swings in prices making (and breaking) bitcoin millionaires overnight. As a result of the hype, price is often used as a signifier of the health of bitcoin.This is largely unhelpful. A better marker with which to evaluate the success of bitcoin is to judge it against its original goal of becoming a globally accepted method of payment. whatsapp whatsapp Iqbal Gandham While you’re unlikely to be paying for a pint of milk in bitcoin right now, don’t take this as a sign of failure. Criticism around the seemingly slow pace of adoption could have been levelled at other transformative technologies of the past – like the internet, which took far longer than 10 years to be embraced by the mass market.The reality is that in its first decade of existence, bitcoin has made significant progress towards achieving its initial goal. And that is only set to continue.Currencies become obsolete when something more efficient comes along. We’ve gone from cowrie shells, to gold, to coins, to paper, to cards, to contactless – with countless other methods in between. In many ways, bitcoin is already proving itself more efficient than traditional payments.The first, sometimes misunderstood, improvement bitcoin offers over today’s dominant payment methods is transparency of transactions. Payments made in bitcoin are recorded and made publicly available on a ledger recording transactions between wallets.Bitcoin can also act as a safeguard against hacking. With online banking now the norm, fraud is one of banks’ biggest concerns. Bitcoin payments, on the other hand, have the potential to increase security – removing the middle-man from a transaction removes a key entry point for hackers. Share Lower fees for cross-border transactions are also a benefit. If bitcoin were adopted across the world, it would be cheaper to make international transactions, as exchange rates and fees would no longer apply.Lastly, and most importantly to bitcoin’s founding mission, the cryptocurrency is free from government intervention in the form of monetary policy. If you’re earning Argentine pesos while they’re suffering from severe inflation, a global, non-government currency can be very appealing.Today, bitcoin is accepted by a vast variety of organisations – including Microsoft, Expedia, Bloomberg, Save the Children, Wikipedia, Virgin Galactic, and Whole Foods. That’s phenomenal progress for a currency that only launched 10 years ago.Yet as with most game-changing technologies – the steam engine, electric power, email – success does not happen overnight. Bitcoin has much further to go. In a recent research paper with Imperial College Consultants, we set out six key challenges that need to be overcome before cryptocurrencies reach mass-adoption: scalability, privacy, regulation, incentives for use, design, and volatility.Encouragingly, progress is being made in all areas. Regulation, for example, is being hotly debated at governmental level across the world. Bitcoin is on-track to become mainstream sooner than most people think.Could we all be paying for our weekly shop or takeaway with bitcoin in another decade? I don’t see why not. A decde ago this Wednesday, just weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the start of the financial crisis, an anonymous figure published the famous essay – “Bitcoin: a peer-to-peer electronic cash system”. Monday 29 October 2018 8:13 am Tags: Trading Archive Happy birthday, bitcoin: Onwards to a brave new crypto-fulled world
Share whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive Thursday 22 November 2018 11:01 am The move marks a stark change from Tesla’s earlier strategy in China, having raised prices by about 20 per cent to account for incoming tariffs in July.Tensions worsened between the US and China last weekend, after US vice president Mike Pence vowed the country would not back down from its trade dispute with China. The US has placed tariffs on $250bn (£194bn) of Chinese goods to date, which Pence “could more than double” if Beijing does not acquiesce to its demands.Tesla said last month it had been facing a challenging environment in its newest market, where its costs have risen 55 to 60 per cent as a result of the tariffs.It is accelerating construction of its gigafactory in Shanghai in response, as Tesla currently imports all of its cars for Chinese buyers.”We are absorbing a significant part of the tariff to help make our cars more affordable for customers in China,” Tesla said in a statement sent to Reuters. Tesla cuts car prices in China on tariff fears Emily Nicolle Tesla’s latest Model 3 launched pre-sales in China last week, with deliveries to start in March or April. Tesla has said it is slashing the prices of its Model X and Model S sedan cars in China, as it attempts to absorb the hit from US President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with the region.Prices will be cut on its top two models by up to 26 per cent to make the cars more “affordable”, as the popularity of so-called new energy cars rises in the world’s largest auto market. Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapRatings: Networks Stalemate With 4-Way Tie Despite ABC’s ‘Holey Moley’ andThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot whatsapp
Saturday 24 November 2018 11:51 am Jessica Clark whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableyUndoNews SharperChrissy Metz Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A Model (Photos)News SharperUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndo Hammond, who voted remain in the 2016 referendum, said he believed the deal was better than remaining in the European Union, when asked by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.“I campaigned originally in the referendum to remain in the European Union, but the outcome of the referendum was that a majority of people in this country voted to leave,” he said.“The country is split down the middle, and what we have got to do now is bring the country back together so that we can move on and take advantage of the opportunities that are available to Britain in the future.”The support comes as leaders of the 27 remaining EU member states prepare to vote on the withdrawal agreement tomorrow.Spain said it will vote down the deal unless it excludes Gibraltar, however May has insisted that the British territory is included in the agreement. Chancellor Philip Hammond says Brexit deal better than staying in the European Union ahead of May’s summit with EU leaders More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.org whatsapp Chancellor Philip Hammond has said Theresa May’s Brexit deal is better than staying in the EU, as the Prime Minister heads to Brussels for a summit with European leaders.Hammond said he disagreed with Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster who said the deal was a worse outcome for Britain than a Jeremy Corbyn led government. Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Share Tags: Brexit Jeremy Corbyn People Philip Hammond Theresa May
The supermarket chain confirmed it was in the “early stages” of finding a successor to the veteran banker.It comes as the supermarket giant plans to diversify and grow its banking arm having acquired the Nectar customer loyalty scheme last year.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will also rule on the company’s £15bn merger with Asda, which could even lead to store closures.In September the CMA warned the mega merger could harm competition in 463 local areas across the country, and launched a full investigation.The company’s banking arm began trading in 1997 as a joint venture with the Bank of Scotland. Sainsbury’s begins search for new banking chief as Peter Griffiths prepares to retire Tags: Trading Archive Callum Keown whatsapp Share Now solely owned Sainsbury’s, the company reported in its half-yearly results in November that the bank had 1.95m customers, up five per cent on the previous year.But profits were down 53 per cent to £16m, in line with its guidance due to reduced interest margins and increased impairments resulting from IFRS 9.Griffiths served as chief executive of the Principality Building Society for a decade before joining Sainsbury’s in 2012.He previously worked for Natwest from 1977 to 2000.A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We can confirm that we are in the early stages of succession planning for Peter Griffiths, CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank, who plans to retire in 2020.” Sainsbury’s has begun the search for a new chief executive of its banking division after confirming Peter Griffiths will step down next year.Griffiths, who has been in charge of Sainsbury’s Bank since 2012, will step down in 2020, Sky News first reported. Thursday 3 January 2019 2:43 pm whatsapp
whatsapp Tags: Brexit People Theresa May The European Union is prepared to offer more guarantees to the UK that the Irish border backstop is only intended to be temporary with less than two weeks until parliament vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal.The bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has labelled the backstop as an “insurance” but has moved to try and ease fears by reiterating that it would not be permanent. Michael Searles Read more: Trump asks China to lift tariffs on US agricultural exports“We know that there are misgivings in Britain that the backstop could keep Britain forever connected to the EU,” Michel Barnier said in an interview with Germany’s Die Welt newspaper.“This is not the case. And we are ready to give further guarantees, assurances and clarifications that the backstop should only be temporary.”The backstop is a contentious issue in the proposed deal and a number of MPs have called for the temporary nature of it to be legally binding. Last month, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said that outlining the temporary nature of the Irish backstop more precisely would be the difference between getting the deal through parliament or not. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunUndoParenting FactorLily From The AT&T Ads Is Causing A Stir For One ReasonParenting FactorUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndo More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com EU ready to give UK more guarantees Irish backstop is temporary whatsapp “The question that the EU27 will ask is: What (is it) for? The answer cannot be that Britain wants to postpone a problem. One would want to solve it,” he said.He added that the extension would have to be unanimously approved at a summit on March 21. Saturday 2 March 2019 9:48 am Share “We will not reverse the backstop,” Barnier added. “It’s an insurance. We don’t want to make use of it. And this is also the case when you insure your house. It’s only intended for the worst-case scenario.”Barnier also said that the EU’s guarantees over the backstop could come as part of a wider political agreement outlining what Britain’s relationship with the bloc looks like post-Brexit.May has said that if her withdrawal agreement is rejected for a second time, with the vote due to take place by March 12, then there will be a vote on whether to request the EU delay Brexit.Read more: A lesson in resigning etiquette from the newly formed Independent GroupBarnier added that an extension would likely be granted if it was to solve a specific impasse with there little risk of opposition from the remaining the 27 EU leaders.
Harry Robertson Share Read more: Top economist: Investment could take years to bounce back from BrexitThe IoD said that it has long campaigned against excessive pay and it was in this spirit that it decided to benchmark the new head’s salary at £250,000.Valeur’s email to members said: “One key element of integrity is transparency, and the whole board of the Institute places great value on being as transparent as possible, particularly with our most important stakeholders, our members.” Wednesday 20 March 2019 4:34 pm Tags: Trading Archive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemPets DetectiveAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongPets DetectiveDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny The next head of the Institute of Directors (IoD) will be paid far less than its former leader as the group seeks to move on from recent controversy.The IoD, which represents Britain’s business leaders, confirmed today that it has begun searching for a new director general and will offer them a salary of no more than £250,000 per year. whatsapp Read more: IoD chief is latest to depart from troubled lobby groupIts chair Charlotte Valeur today sent an email, seen by City A.M., to members about recruiting a new director general. It said: “[W]e have benchmarked a maximum salary level of £250,000, and have appointed [recruiters] Odgers Berndtson to conduct our search”.The IoD’s annual report from 2017 shows that its former head Stephen Martin was paid a salary of £436,000 that year.Martin stepped down as director general in January after overseeing a turbulent period for the organisation which culminated in March 2018 in the forcing out of former chair Lady Barbara Judge due to racism and bullying allegations.Martin secretly recorded a conversation with Judge, and the tape became part of the investigation that led to her suspension. Judge was succeeded by Valeur in September 2018. whatsapp Institute of Directors’s next boss will receive barely half previous leader’s salary
whatsapp Business cards on the table – what does yours say about you? For this reason, a good quality business card is a necessity for businesses both large and small.The role of the rectangleA business card is not only a physical reminder of a meeting, but also the first step in building an effective client relationship.It’s an active stimulus for forming new client relationships, whether the card is handed over as a result of a one-to-one meeting, a networking event, or a referral.Essentially, it should aid the individual or their business in presenting themselves and what they do. So the card needs to be memorable, professional, appropriate, and reflect what its owner stands for.Get the right designA business card that is creative, unique and of a good quality is more likely to leave a positive first impression, putting the owner’s brand ahead of competitors. Wednesday 15 May 2019 10:46 am Regardless of industry or sector, the success of a business is often determined by one important moment: the first impression.Although it’s not something that we like to admit, it’s human nature to pass judgement on someone during an initial meeting – first impressions can linger for some time afterwards. The skills that an individual possesses, as well as the quality of their product or service, can be reflected in the design of their business card.Your card should consist of more than just a list of names and phone numbers. It should represent your brand image, as well as a unique element to make you stand out.Make the best first impressionAs mentioned, first impressions are crucial in business – they demonstrate what future encounters and working relationships will be like.So not only do you want to leave a good first impression, but a lasting one. Handing over business cards at the start or end of a meeting can be a key moment, as it is your chance to make a memorable impact.Whatever the outcome of a meeting, an inadequate business card may affect how you are remembered. Conversely, a distinctive, quality business card not only provides the recipient with your contact details, but could also spark further conversation.Do you really need one in this digital age? Kate Shropshall Tags: Trading Archive City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Share whatsapp Communication is now dominated by the internet and digital media. Businesses use these channels to carry out numerous processes, including how they market themselves.However, the business card is something that technology hasn’t yet replaced, and it’s possible that it will continue to live on in this ever more digital age.After all, email marketing, search engine optimisation, and paid media all do a great job of attracting leads and prospects, but people buy from people. Face-to-face sales meetings, sealed with a handshake and handing over a business card, will remain key to business growth and success.Powerful print gets results. By using design in innovative ways, your business card can create engagement and lead to more potential professional opportunities as a result. Opinion