Daily Archive: September 28, 2017

Sep
28

Ed Balls: Treasury has ‘washed its hands’ of duty

Former Labour MP Ed Balls says the Tories have left financial regulation to the Bank of England.

Sep
28

UK university censors title of Holocaust survivor’s speech criticising Israel

Manchester University talk was to be titled ‘You’re doing to Palestinians what the Nazis did to me’ until Israeli diplomats intervened

Manchester University censored the title of a Holocaust survivor’s criticism of Israel and insisted that her campus talk be recorded, after Israeli diplomats said its billing amounted to antisemitic hate speech.

Marika Sherwood, a Jewish survivor of the Budapest ghetto, was due to give a talk in March about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, headlined: “You’re doing to the Palestinians what the Nazis did to me.”

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Sep
28

Interest rate anxiety ‘new threat’ to central bank independence

Reserve Bank’s deputy governor Guy Debelle says people increasingly blame central banks for economic woes

One of the Reserve Bank’s most senior officials has warned the public’s anxiety about low interest rates and their affect on the distribution of wealth is posing a “new threat” to central bank independence.

Guy Debelle, RBA deputy governor, issued the warning to central bank colleagues in London overnight.

Related: Scott Morrison claims ‘better days ahead’ for Australian economy

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Sep
28

How the Michelin Guide became a million dollar idea

The BBC’s Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Michelin Guide became a million dollar idea.

Sep
28

Wooden wheels

Japanese researchers are developing new light-but-strong materials combining wood pulp and plastics.

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