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UK wheat prices hit record high

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AIG agrees $2.2bn Taiwan unit sale

first_img Show Comments ▼ AIG agrees $2.2bn Taiwan unit sale US INSURER American International Group has accepted a $2.16bn (£1.39bn) cash offer for its Taiwan Nan Shan Life unit from a group led by local conglomerate Ruentex.The sale marks the beginning of the end of a drawn-out process fraught with political wrangling over the past year.AIG has been trying to sell the unit for some 15 months as part of its plans to help pay back the US government for its $180bn bailout, but regulatory issues have dogged the sale process and might yet delay it further.The buyer group, called Ruen Chen Investment and comprising Ruentex Industries and shoe maker Pou Chen, has signed a deal for the 97.57 per cent of Nan Shan that is for sale, Ruentex said in a statement to the Taiwan stock exchange.“Ruen Chen offers strong operational and funding capabilities and possesses a clear ability to satisfy the strict criteria that governed AIG’s bid review process,” said Robert Benmosche, AIG president and chief executive, in a separate statement.AIG had a deal worth $2.15bn last year blocked by the regulator, citing concerns about the previous bidders’ industry experience. That forced AIG to put the asset back on sale and prompted Benmosche to personally visit the regulators in December to discuss the sale.Sources have previously told Reuters that Ruentex, a major player in the hypermarket business in China and Taiwan, may not meet all of the five criteria the regulator has laid down for a buyer.“The regulators’ criteria are subject to interpretation. Hence, there is still some uncertainty about this deal going through,” said Sally Yim, senior analyst at the financial institutions group at Moody’s Investors Service, adding that AIG is likely to have reviewed the bid carefully so would feel confident about getting it past the regulators. Share whatsapp whatsapp alison.lock center_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Wednesday 12 January 2011 6:34 am More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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Why I was right to predict a GDP contraction

first_imgTuesday 25 January 2011 9:29 pm Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com TODAY’S GDP figures took almost everyone by surprise. The snowfall obviously added uncertainty to the December numbers, but this was expected to show in later revisions. Instead, underlying output was softer than thought, and the Office of National Statistics chose to make an early guess at a large negative effect of the bad weather.But we probably shouldn’t have been as surprised as we are. We knew the service sector was contracting even in October, well before the snow. And I and others had for some time been forecasting the likelihood of a quarter of contraction in GDP in either the last quarter of 2010 or first quarter of 2011, because every recession since quarterly records began has involved at least one in the recovery phase.This quarter’s contraction has little to do with the coalition’s spending cuts – yet. The key drivers of the fall were construction, and business services such as consultants or outsourcing. But the VAT rise this month could cause another quarter of contraction to start 2011.It’s very important now that the government does not backtrack on the spending cuts. What has been announced is already barely adequate and “rear-loaded”, so many of the cuts do not take effect for some years. On tax rises, matters can be a little more flexible if needed. The VAT rise is already done, but with the Budget coming up there is the option of raising the income tax threshold a bit more than expected. That shouldn’t be done just on the basis of a bad statistic because of a bit of snow, but if the first three months of 2011 continue to look weak, income tax cuts should be an option.I and others have been urging more quantitative easing for some time, and this GDP contraction strengthens our case. Inflation is well above target and will go higher: Citi has forecast CPI of five per cent, and I am still less sanguine – I think it likely to reach six per cent in 2012. That means we will have to raise rates very aggressively from the end of 2011 into 2012, potentially to above 5.25 per cent to keep CPI inflation to only a six per cent peak. But that is next year’s story.It’s quite normal to have a quarter or two of contraction at this point in a recovery from a recession. It would have been a surprise not to see it after as deep a recession as in 2008/09. But from the middle of 2011, barring calamities, I believe we will see very strong investment-driven growth. For now, we should not panic, but we should be flexible where appropriate – on QE and on taxes.Dr Andrew Lilico is a director at economic consultancy Europe Economics. whatsapp whatsappcenter_img KCS-content Why I was right to predict a GDP contraction Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Airlines are wary over NATS plan

first_img Airlines are wary over NATS plan Tags: NULL Share AIRLINES do not want the government to reduce its dominant stake in the country’s air-traffic control system below 25 per cent, it is understood.The government is considering reducing its 49 per cent stake in the air-traffic control system NATS as part of measures to pay off the ballooning public debt.But the Airline Group, a consortium of airlines which owns 42 per cent of NATS, is understood to think that a reduced government stake would weaken national influence over European Union air traffic policy.“It would be highly damaging if we were left on the sidelines to watch while others, notably France, Germany and Spain, decided the future of the air traffic control industry,” Airline Group chairman Peter Read wrote in a letter to transport secretary Philip Hammond.The government will decide by the time of its 23 March budget whether to sell the stake.Potential bidders for the stake include services company Serco, the owner of London’s Gatwick airport Global Infrastructure Partners and US defence company Lockheed Martin.Airlines which own a stake in NATS include British Airways, Virgin, Lufthansa-owned bmi, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook and Tui Travel.•Rolls Royce is understood to be discussing a deal with Qantas that would see the Australian airline get free servicing of its engines rather than cash compensation for last November’s engine troubles. The engine maker still expects to book a £50m-£60m one-off change for the engine failure that forced Qantas to ground its Airbus A380 fleet. KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Sunday 6 February 2011 9:59 pmlast_img read more

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King warns over protectionism

first_imgFriday 18 February 2011 9:41 am Share John Dunne whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoammoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com The world is at risk of renewed protectionism or financial crisis if policymakers do not agree to currency and other reform, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said. “Improved financial regulation will help to intermediate the flows associated with global imbalances. But the global economy will remain vulnerable to the risks associated with imbalances if they are not tackled at source,” King said, according to an abstract of a speech he is to deliver at a Bank of France event.King reiterated long-standing concerns that rebalancing of the global economy was needed.“Two principles should underpin the way ahead. First, discussions should focus on the underlying disagreement about the right speed of adjustment to the real pattern of spending and hence the reduction in these imbalances. This discussion should be informed by countries’ ability to follow that path in a sustainable way.“Second, many policies, in addition to changes in exchange rate, will be needed to reduce imbalances. If agreement is not reached on these two principles, at best there will be a weak world recovery; at worst the seeds of a next financial crisis will be sown.”“Global imbalances helped to fuel the financial crisis and today they threaten the sustainability of the recovery in global demand,” he continued. center_img whatsapp King warns over protectionism Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com last_img read more

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CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE RECENT RISE IN PETROL PRICES?

first_img Save or Borrow peer to peer at RateSetter.com www.RateSetter.com Customer Phoneline: 08442490115GERARD HEFFERNAN | BLACKMORE BORLEY“It’s worrying because oil will always shake up businesses and personal finances alike. We need to pay for our petrol regardless of the price so this will have a big impact.”IAN HUFFAM | NEXANS“I am because oil is one of those things we can’t live without – I’m not looking forward to an extra £40 bill.”MICHAEL FRANK | LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE“Everyone should be preoccupied because our society demands rapid access to oil at reasonable prices.” Thursday 24 February 2011 8:49 pm More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Share CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE RECENT RISE IN PETROL PRICES? Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

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CITY VIEWS: DO YOU TRUST NUCLEAR ENERGY?

first_img CITY VIEWS: DO YOU TRUST NUCLEAR ENERGY? whatsapp whatsapp MICHAEL HOWARD | KENNEDYS“I absolutely trust nuclear energy because it’s going in the right direction. While it wasn’t the brightest idea to put nuclear energy plants in areas that are prone to earthquakes, we need more analysis on how we can safely contain potential meltdowns.”GRANT ROBERTSON | MILES SMITH“Before the earthquake and tsunami, I definitely thought there were no safety hazards about nuclear energy. But because of the events that have transpired in Japan, it has definitely changed my view of nuclear energy.”MICHAEL BIRKS | ADSATIS“I continue to support nuclear energy. We can destroy our world with mining fossil fuels, but nuclear is safe. We need to continue to invest in nuclear and improve safety issues because in fifty years there will only be nuclear energy.” Share KCS-content center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Thursday 17 March 2011 9:31 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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SDL sees first-quarter profit in line

first_img KCS-content More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Translation software firm SDL said yesterday its performance for the first-quarter of 2011 was in line with management expectations for both revenue and operating profit. The group, which provides patent translation software services for Ford, Canon and Dell, said demand conditions overall remain strong. “Whilst we continue to see varying demand conditions in different industry verticals and some level of economic uncertainty, overall demand conditions remain robust driven by our geographically diverse customer base and our differentiated, technology-led solutions ,” SDL said in a company statement. Last month the group announced that it would pay a maiden dividend to reflect its confidence in future trading. whatsapp whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:47 pm Tags: NULL Share SDL sees first-quarter profit in line last_img read more

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The importance of creating a diverse workplace

first_img Jane Ryan, chief operating officer of B2B at Nektan, on why the igaming industry needs to adapt to modern trends to plug the gender gap Email Address The importance of creating a diverse workplace Regions: Asia Europe US Jane Ryan, chief operating officer of B2B at Nektan, on why the igaming industry needs to adapt to modern trends to plug the gender gap.For years the igaming industry has acknowledged it needs to do more to create a diverse working environment. In recent years, there has been more emphasis on increasing the number of women holding senior positions across the board.The reality, however, is that we are still some way from achieving the ambition of gender diversity, as well as from hiring individuals from all different cultural backgrounds. It’s something I’ve experienced first-hand, having worked in the industry since 2002. At that time there were a lot of young female employees but very few at higher levels. And of the former female colleagues I’ve worked alongside, very few of them still work at all due to the challenges faced when bringing up children while holding down a senior role in the gaming industry.Since then, the industry has moved slowly in the right direction and changes can be seen when attending the various boardroom meetings and walking down the aisles of trade exhibitions.Nowadays, you can pretty much guarantee that not only will there be a handful of strong, successful women at the table but no white, male counterpart would dare make outdated remarks.However, that’s not to say the problem has been totally eradicated, as old habits die hard.Women are still significantly underrepresented in positions of power in the business world. Only 6.4% of full-time executive roles at FTSE 250 companies are held by woman, according to analysis from Cranfield University as part of its 20th FTSE Women on Boards Report in 2018.Investing in social diversity isn’t just about doing the right thing, it’s about driving a change that’s long overdue and one that will benefit us all, both socially and financially.There are often clear reasons why women leave the workforce, but this doesn’t need to be the case. By taking a flexible approach to diversity, we can hopefully improve those figures somewhat.At Nektan, we have a strong female workforce in a number of key positions, including our chief executive officer, Lucy Buckley, who joined the organisation at the end of last year. Our flexible approach to working hours means we are not only an attractive place to work, but we can also retain female workers should their personal circumstances change.As the company’s COO of our B2B division, I am actively engaged in encouraging flexible working. I endeavour to work from home one or two days a week in order to spend time with my family. As a leader, it’s important to demonstrate the successes of flexible working, while still being able to play a pivotal role within the organisation. The great gender divide is something that needs solving sooner rather than later, especially as it poses a threat in our ambitions to attract the very best talent to the industry.Recruiting new talent is becoming increasingly difficult, such is the competition we’re facing from other fast-growing and exciting technology areas, including the telecommunications, engineering and automotive industries.Offering more money isn’t always the answer. We need to have inclusive strategies by bringing in new organisational practices, as well as making cultural changes that allow for flexible working to attract a variety of talent, from different backgrounds and walks of life. In doing so, we will be fostering a culture of acceptance, resulting in a wealth of knowledge sharing, that we, as an industry that relies on innovation, can tap into.For the igaming industry to grow and introduce innovative ideas, it needs to adapt to a changing society, inclusive of all genders, races, sexual and religious orientations.Not only will diversity help our internal effectiveness, it will also make us more attractive to a diverse audience of customers, which in an increasingly competitive market place, has to be our ultimate goal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: People Strategy 7th February 2019 | By contenteditor Peoplelast_img read more

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Scientific Games renews Danske Spil partnership

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Scientific Games has signed a new agreement with long-term partner Danske Spil, which will see the supplier’s SG Digital division roll out a range of new features to enhance the Danish operator’s sportsbook offering.The five-year extension, continuing a relationship first established in 2012, will see SG Digital roll out a range of its enhanced solutions to improve user experience, starting with a revamped front end.The new agreement is based on a revenue share model, which means Danske Licens Spil – the division of the operator that competes in the regulated Danish igaming market – will be able to deploy all new product features from SG Digital as they are released.“We are excited to expand our relationship with Danske Spil, a long-term partner that shares our passion for delivering engaging and intuitive sports betting experiences,” SG Digital’s senior vice president of sportsbook and platforms Keith O’Loughlin said.“Since the start of our partnership in 2012, Danske Spil has grown and retained their position of leadership in the Danish market, and we now look forward to supporting Danske Spil in creating enriched, memorable experiences for their players,” he explained.Chief executive Niels Erik Folmann of Danske Licens Spil added: “We are very happy to continue our relationship with SG Digital.“This partnership will continue to form the core of our sportsbook offering moving forward,” Folmann said. “At Danske Spil we pride ourselves on delivering entertaining games and a premium user experience, and our partnership with SG Digital is key in this regard.” Scientific Games has signed a new agreement with long-term partner Danske Spil, which will see the supplier’s SG Digital division roll out a range of new features to enhance the Danish operator’s sportsbook offering. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Scientific Games renews Danske Spil partnership Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation 1st April 2019 | By contenteditor Sports betting Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Email Addresslast_img read more

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