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Business crowdfunding to boost economy

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Sheffield to play host to crowdfunding event. Photo: Paolo Margari

British business owners become their own financiers, set to make banksters obsolete 

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ So fed up are British business owners with the bankster establishment, their disinterest in lending or supporting the economy that a group of British entrepreneurs, dissatisfied with ‘business-as-usual’, have come together to ‘tear up the rulebook’  and ‘cutting out the middle-men’. Continue reading

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Yuan trade prospects good for Britain

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Britannia on Plymouth Hoe

Hong Kong and England exchange would be good for future British prosperity as euro collapses

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ As Europe collapses under the strain of its top-heavy, over-debtedness and uber-bureaucratised idealism, the prospects for Britain are looking infinitely brighter in the light of recent exchange trade talks with the world’s second-largest economy, China.

Reports that the current British chancellor Osbourne is glad-handing the Chinese in the former British colony of Hong Kong comes as a welcome refrain for Britain’s social and economic prosperity, following the disintegration of the euro now taking place across the continent. Continue reading

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Axe gods grab hi-fi firm in high-end audio expansion

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Nashville, Tennessee, home of Gibson Guitars

Gibson acquires stake in Onkyo Japan and majority interest in Onkyo USA

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ American musical instrument manufacturer Gibson Guitar has just inked a strategic partnership with Onkyo Corporation, the Japanese audio specialist.

According to the Nashville firm, Onkyo will give Gibson’s newly-formed pro audio division substantial technology resources. Continue reading

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Crowd-funding entreprenuers get on their bikes and ride

On yer bike! Peoplefund.it

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall presents cheque for £40,290 to The Bicycle Academy, thanks to Peoplefund.it

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Broadcaster and food writer Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall has presented a cheque for £40,290 to Andrew Denham of The Bicycle Academy, at River Cottage HQ, in Axminster.

The money was raised in an amazing 6 days, through website Peoplefund.it and is thought to be the fastest ‘crowd-funded’ enterprise in Britain. Continue reading

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Assets finding safe haven in Britain – report

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Safe as houses: assets bolt for Blighty's bricks

Economic jitters weigh heavy as property market indicators flatter to deceive

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The latest ‘Property Snapshot’ by real estate analysts Colliers International reveals that the lack of robust property fundamentals continues to be more than offset by international economic and political fear.

According to Colliers, safe haven investment is now flowing into British property, in what it calls ‘a defining market feature.’

Key new findings for the economy, Colliers said that despite a positive Q3 of 2011 GDP outturn, uncertainty and concerns about Britain’s economic prospects, what it calls the ‘Eurozone fallout’ and financial issues continue to restrain capital investment and consumer spending substantially. Continue reading

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Banks failing to meet SME needs – report

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Banks failing businesses - report

Banks around world failing to meet government commitments – VRL Financial News

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In a new damning report ‘The Best Practices In SME Banking’ released today, top financial and professional services information provider VRL has found that despite demands over commitment by banks to lend more to small-to-medium sized enterprises, in real terms, lending is in fact ‘growing at a snails’ pace’ the report states. Continue reading

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German telco taken to task by workers

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Telekom trangresses corporate guidelines as unions escalates to OECD

Global union alliance files OECD complaint against Deutsche Telekom for union-busting

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ A complaint filed with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) describes how German telco behemoth Deutsche Telekom has engaged in anti-union activity in the United States of America and in Montenegro that violates OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

According to the complainant, filed by the German union ver.di, US union the Communications Workers of America and global union federation UNI Global Union, details the union-busting activity in the United States, where the management of wholly-owned subsidiary T-Mobile USA “has engaged in a pattern of conduct designed to undermine and frustrate employees’ efforts to choose union representation freely and to deny employees their rights to collective bargaining.” Continue reading

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‘Lull before storm’ as debt overhang threatens market

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CORPORATE FINANCE: US$1 billion of Lehman debt traded on IlliquiDX platform over past eighteen months

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Trading volume of over US$1 billion in Lehman creditor claims have been made since the beginning of 2010 in more than 120 separate transactions, according to London-based platform for securities IlliquidX. Continue reading

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FEATURE: GRC – After The Meltdown, Quo Vadis The Fallout?

Former Enron Building, Downtown Houston
Former Enron building in downtown Houston

What is being done to restore confidence in corporate reporting and governance and to avoid future attempts to mislead stakeholders by bolstering systems and process controls?

By PAUL QUIGLEY

When Enron fraudsters were given custodial sentences for their parts in the systemic fraudulent trading activities that epitomised Enron’s fall from grace a decade ago, few could have foreseen that such a sorry chapter in corporate governance could ever plumb such depths of ethical disdain and moral hazard again. Continue reading

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