Great news from the continent of Africa. The 1.2 billion people who live there (with the exception of Nigeria who have withdrawn at the last moment) plan to create a Free Trade Zone similar to the EU Single Market. The economic impact and benefits to the diverse and varying countries could signal a shift towards raising the standard of living.
Remember the straddling bus from China? Well this may be the next generation of traffic congestion solving transport… and these designs are equally as innovative and impressive, but also perhaps more realistic.
Wagamama and TGI Friday’s are to be fined after it was found they do not pay their employees the National Minimum Wage:
Think of the implications and consequences for this… bad PR may affect sales.
Lego profits down for the first time in 13 years due to having an excess amount of stock.
Basically they have overproduced too many Lego bricks and have had to reduce their prices to clear their stock.
Amazon have been granted two patents for wearable tech to be able to help check and guide workers using wristbands. However many people are viewing this an Orwellian surveillance scheme.
Frederick Winslow Taylor would no doubt approve!
Not good news for Glasgow Airport.
300 jobs expected to go. 11 flights being moved to Edinburgh from Glasgow. Troubling times. Brexit and high Air Passenger Duty to blame. Mind you, last time I checked, Edinburgh was still in Scotland too.
Remarkable situation at KFC. Surprised they didn’t have assurances in place from their new supplier. McDonald’s et al must be making a few extra sales due to this.