From Vlad to Opec it would seem everyone is at it. Fixing a price:
""Russia is ready to accede to joint measures to reduce [oil] production, and is calling on other oil exporters to do so," said Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We support the recent Opec initiative to set production limits," he added. In late afternoon Brent Crude oil was trading up by 2.5% at $53.21 a barrel, just off the $53.73 high hit earlier on Monday. Speaking at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul, Mr Putin said that oil prices had "more than halved" in two years due to surplus production, provoking a "cycle of decreasing investment". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37610287. Not quite the 'barrel' of laughs some anti-frackers were expecting but hey ho. The UK is going Horizontal: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37567866, BBC (weirdos, yes they said that /this "Horizontal fracking can go ahead, the government has said, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in Lancashire. Environmentalists and local campaign groups reacted angrily, saying it was a denial of local democracy. It means, for the first time, UK shale rock will be fracked horizontally, which is expected to yield more gas." (trust no one) Putin always pulls a cracker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hAgcXgUFVo
Credit rating gone down hill? Its quite, multiplexing 4:1? Hi ho, check the standards. http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-kingdom/rating
Mind, May's 'Brexit means Brexit' places the UK in Brexiteer mode. Every man for himself as the falling pound continues to hammer down on the UK economy. Independence has a price, but is it worth paying?
"Sterling shed more than 4 per cent last week in its worst weekly performance since the EU referendum. It has been easily the worst performing of the G10 group of major currencies versus the dollar this year.... Goldman Sachs said its three-month forecast was for the pound to fall to $1.20, while Rabobank revised down its forecast for sterling after last week’s sharp falls and expects the pound to drop to $1.18 by mid-2017."
As the Euro draws up its bridges Brexiteers have gone from a 'ravishing' to a 'brutal' week : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/sterlings-punishment-fiv... Equality for all as the Euro takes on the pound ;-) https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/eur Oh Dear ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37609114 (Yep, tell that to the Man that is picking up the litter six month a year, and unemployed t'other six month, with a mortgage ) Nope am not mistaken: "https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/gbp-live-today/5571-gbp-to-eur-and-usd...
Yep, best stay at home, tis all home grown after all.
As Bilboa Bob aired on the local radio early July, people are afraid to go abroad they might get blown up.... terrorism is good for the UK tourist industry (btw, wot you say and what is heard are often two things, link at YCR still not put up.. )
A view shared by one of his flock? http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/why-everybody-s-flocking-to-brexit-b... "Sir Gary, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, hailed the “terrific” national figures, adding: “Although we await a breakdown to see how this translates for Yorkshire, anecdotally businesses have told us they’ve had a hugely busy summer. Events like the Tour de Yorkshire have attracted crowds of millions and beamed Yorkshire into homes in 178 countries across the world."
Write oh, Sunbeam, still, plucking huge numbers from the air seems a tad crude: "Written evidence has been gathered for a parliamentary inquiry into the role of tourism in supporting rural growth in England and a series of hearings will be held next month by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee. Committee member, Richmond MP Rishi Sunak, said: “I think we are doing a great job in bringing visitors to this country with London and our regional cities like Edinburgh, York and Oxford leading the way. “But I want to see the British countryside getting a larger slice of this cake. In many parts of rural Britain, including my constituency, tourism is a key, major element of the economy.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmNscnaz2eU
Meanwhile who needs terrorists when Samsung have their own devices: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37614770
Ah, so ... litter louts abound http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/andrew-vine-charging-for-car... perhaps a green tax on delivery vehicles would be prudent.
Boundaries. Mates Rates are not all they are cracked up to be. Working with what you've got seldom gets you anywhere, though granted tis part of the wheel. Cogs in wheels, be they your kin, kind or brotherhood of man it is simply the bottom line.
Mates rates are always the bottom line. That's the nature of the 'game', innit.
However, never let slip the Top line. Cos that's the interesting bit.
Still, barking up a wrong tree .... a tenner that Trump will walk it...
Beggars belief ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37592866 "The letter is signed by leaders of the CBI and manufacturers' body the EEF. It says the way in which the UK leaves the EU and on what terms is critical for jobs and investment in the UK. It says defaulting to trading by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would leave 90% of UK goods trade with the EU subject to new tariffs. The letter says that would mean 20% in extra costs for the UK's food and drink industry and 10% for car producers. These significant costs would affect British exporters and importers, as well as those in their supply chains, it adds. "We respect the result of the referendum, but the government must make sure that the terms of the deal to leave ensure stability, prosperity and improved living standards," the groups write." Scripted.
In a nutshell, hard times calls for hard measures... fiend or foe Theresa May is doing an excellent job.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/11/revealed-hard-brexit-will-cos... "...Conservative former minister Anna Soubry, a supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said: "The horrific damage of a hard Brexit is clear. Less tax revenue means less to invest in schools and hospitals, lower trade and investment means businesses and jobs at risk." Oops ? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/11/revealed-hard-brexit-will-cos... "...Treasury coffers will take a £66 billion annual hit if Britain goes for a so-called hard Brexit, Cabinet ministers have been warned...."
Leaked Government papers suggest leaving the single market and switching to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would cause GDP to fall by up to 9.5 per cent compared with if the country remained in the European Union.
If you want a job doing professionally, on budget, on call and you call the shots .... never employ a mate.
Work harder ... earn less.
More bang for the buck.