Tag: rules

Does BlackRock have the world’s toughest rules on romance?

Image copyright Getty Images New rules over office romances are being rolled out at the investment giant BlackRock. They will now extend to relationships outside the office in a bid to clamp down on conflicts of interest. BlackRock staff were already expected to tell managers if they were dating one of their 16,000 colleagues. But the new policy, shared in… Read more →

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US China tariffs ‘inconsistent’ with trade rules says WTO

Image copyright Getty Images The World Trade Organization has ruled that tariffs the US imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war, were “inconsistent” with international trade rules. The WTO said the US did not provide evidence that its claims of China’s unfair technology theft and state aid justified the border taxes. Chinese officials welcomed the ruling. But… Read more →

Coronavirus: New rules to protect British firms amid virus

Image copyright Getty Images The government will introduce new measures on Monday to protect businesses critical to public health from foreign takeovers. Changes to legislation would give ministers extra powers to protect those needed to help in future pandemics, who might be struggling now. The new powers will cover firms such as pharmaceutical companies. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: “The… Read more →

Social distancing: Fear pubs will ‘go bust’ unless rules relaxed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSA Brain chief executive Alistair Darby: “The industry is running out of time rapidly” Many Welsh pubs will go bust – putting thousands of jobs at risk – unless social distancing measures are relaxed, the boss of Wales’ biggest brewery has said. Pubs and bars have been closed since the start of… Read more →

Sir Tom Hunter: Social distancing rules could mean mass job losses

Image caption Sir Tom Hunter has warned governments against “hiding” behind science when considering reopening businesses Leading figures in business have warned of mass unemployment in Scotland when the furlough scheme ends. Scotland’s first ever billionaire, Sir Tom Hunter urged the Scottish and UK governments against “hiding” behind scientists to keep “nonsensical” social distancing measures in place. He called for… Read more →