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What it reported: On average, men at The Economist Group made 33 percent more than women there did in 2017. Seventy-six ... What it reported: News UK, which owns The Times of London and The Sun, has a permanent staff of 66 percent men to 34 percent women, according to the publisher. In 2017 ...
Stephen Bullivant, a professor of theology and sociology at St Mary's University in London, produced the figures by crunching data in the European social survey of 2014-16, an academic project which spans the continent and also includes Israel. He concluded that the sense of being Christian by default ...

It would be hard to find another living artist able to pull off the trick that Ms Dean has done: three shows at once in three of London's most important cultural institutions, each focusing on a different genre: still-life at the National Gallery, landscape at the Royal Academy and portraiture at the National Portrait ...
The figure represents around 670 permanent staff in the UK, mainly in London, including the majority of The Economist's editorial teams plus marketing, ... Like other publishers and broadcasters who have declared their figures so far, The Economist Group said the fact there are more women in junior roles ...
Success in the 1990s meant having a chauffeur, shopping in London and eating at $200-a-head restaurants. To be cool today is to use car-sharing, attend a public lecture about urbanism or make your own way around India. “I prefer cycling around Kaliningrad to going by car,” says Anton Alikhanov, the ...
This week Save the 8th confirmed that it has hired Kanto Systems, a London-based political consultancy with links to the campaign for Britain to leave the EU, the embattled Cambridge Analytica (a British firm at the heart of a Facebook data row) and Donald Trump's election. In January it was reported that ...

The CCN calculates that county councils will see a 93% reduction in their biggest government support grant from 2016 to 2020; by the end of the decade they will be receiving an average of £161 per person, whereas the figure for London boroughs, for example, will be £459. Matt Golby, acting leader of ...
They found that children who score in the top 5% of standardised tests in the third year of primary school are many times more likely than the other 95% to file patents in later life. But the likelihood is still much greater among smart kids from rich families. Philippe Aghion of the London School of Economics ...
The struggle to disentangle anti-Semitism from fraught discussions over the Middle East is not unique to Labour, points out David Feldman, a historian of anti-Semitism at Birkbeck, University of London. Where parts of the left sometimes fail “is in recognising anti-Semitism when it is in front of them”, he adds.
SINGAPORE remains the most expensive city in the world for the fifth year running, according to the latest findings of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey, which compares the price of over 150 items in 133 cities around the world, found that Singapore was ...
The report was released late last year by The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, a London-based company that specializes in international business. The index ranked the safety of 60 international cities across four categories, including personal security ...
WHEN Sergei Skripal left Russia in 2010, his fate seemed to have taken a bright turn. As part of a prisoner exchange with Britain and America, the MI6 double agent swapped a Russian jail cell for suburban life in Wiltshire. Having been pardoned in Moscow and debriefed in London, he appeared destined ...
He had produced the award-winning film score to Sebastian Schipper's one-take thriller “Victoria”, curated a weekend-long show at the Barbican Centre in London and set up a universal day of worship for his favourite stringed instrument—the piano. Then Mr Frahm went quiet. He retreated from the online ...
It has had to make acquisitions in some areas: recent purchases include QuantumBlack, an advanced-analytics firm in London, and LUNAR, a Silicon-Valley design company. It is increasingly recruiting outside the usual business schools to bring in seasoned data scientists and software developers.
In 1894 the Times of London famously predicted that by the 1940s every street in the city would be buried under nine feet of manure. By comparison, cars seemed clean and hygienic, a key reason why they were adopted so quickly in the 20th century. “Cars replaced something that was in many ways far ...
THE residents of a supported-living home in south London are an active bunch. All six have severe learning disabilities and are cared for by ten full-time staff from Mencap, a charity. Nevertheless, once a month they discuss their ambitions with their key worker. About a year ago, one middle-aged client ...
Mr Corbyn has done the opposite. “He's gone from Mr Bean to Stalin,” says one adviser. Two-and-a-half years into the job, Mr Corbyn has never been stronger. Once-mutinous MPs have fallen into line. Corbynites fill crucial positions in the party's apparatus. Left-wingers dominate Labour councils in London ...

But that does not go nearly far enough, says John Battelle of NewCo, a digital publisher. Last month when Facebook reported earnings, it announced a decline in daily active users in America and Canada for the first time and estimated that, globally, users were spending around 50m fewer hours per day on ...
Investors took the news glumly; on the day of the announcement Magnit's shares fell by 10% in London, and nearly 8% in Moscow. Many worry that VTB lacks the expertise and attention to manage Magnit's complex retail business effectively. Western sanctions on VTB add another set of risks. In addition, by ...
That is partly due to recognition that some long-term conditions, such as diabetes, can improve with lifestyle changes. Last year Sadiq Khan, London's mayor, included the idea in his health plan for the capital. A recent count found that London already had over 50 schemes. All general practitioners (GPs) in ...
THE centrepiece of the opening-bell ritual at the London Stock Exchange on February 2nd was a roll call to honour 27 global investors. They were lauded for pledging allegiance to the “30% Club”, a group which campaigns for precisely that proportion of women on corporate boards globally. Membership is ...
TRADITIONALLY, to count as an oil power a country had to be a big producer of the black stuff. China is the world's biggest importer but still wants to break into that exclusive club. On March 26th it launched a crude futures contract in a bid to gain more clout in the global market. Some think that, if successful ...
The immediate cause of the protest was a recently unearthed comment that Mr Corbyn posted online in 2012 in response to a piece of London street art. The mural in question is a blatantly anti-Semitic portrait of a group of capitalists, most of them with hook-noses, playing Monopoly on a table resting on the ...
“THE pub quiz is a uniquely British invention,” says a character in James Graham's latest play, “Quiz”, which opens in London's West End on March 31st. “It combines our two great loves: drinking, and being right.” Mr Graham might be on to something. A conservative estimate suggests at least 100,000 ...
GERMAN carmakers have much in common with the self-confident roadhogs who favour their vehicles. The cars they produce, with sleek design, doors that close with a satisfying thunk and roomy interiors swagged with leather and technology, are the dominant force at the upper end of the car market ...
Ms Saunders first discovered a copy of “Druqks” while living in London, at the time rejecting the Celtic music of her youth for what she calls “plastic American pop culture”, and was struck by the radical possibilities of the language within the context of avant-garde music. For “Le Kov”, she took one of Mr ...
Web publishers will not welcome another threat to the efficacy of advertising, their main source of income. Google at least promises that only pages which display the most annoying ads—those that automatically play videos with sound, for instance—will fall foul of its new filter. What counts as annoying is ...
One example of such an approach is research by DeepMind, an AI firm in London that is owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet. This has yielded an intriguing insight into the behaviour of a piece of image-matching software the company has designed. A group of DeepMind's engineers, led by ...
Many of the cultural clashes the president has engineered work to his advantage. Not this one. Print edition | United States. Feb 17th 2018. IF DEMOCRATIC strategists could build a candidate for Pennsylvania's sixth congressional district, she would probably look something like Chrissy Houlahan. A 50-year-old former ...
That is partly due to recognition that some long-term conditions, such as diabetes, can improve with lifestyle changes. Last year Sadiq Khan, London's mayor, included the idea in his health plan for the capital. A recent count found that London already had over 50 schemes. All general practitioners (GPs) in ...
THE centrepiece of the opening-bell ritual at the London Stock Exchange on February 2nd was a roll call to honour 27 global investors. They were lauded for pledging allegiance to the “30% Club”, a group which campaigns for precisely that proportion of women on corporate boards globally. Membership is ...
In September, his Edinburgh to London flight was one of the thousands cancelled by Ryanair. A pair of seats had cost just £34. Yet despite making alternative plans with minimal effort–an easy feat when travelling domestically–Gulliver received a full refund, plus €500 ($621) compensation, plus £160 in ...
Capita, an outsourcing company that runs some big public services in Britain, such as London's congestion charge, warned that its profit will fall far below expectations. With the bankruptcy of Carillion, another government contractor, still rippling through Whitehall, investors took fright, sending Capita's ...
A recent survey by Queen Mary University of London painted the fullest picture to date of Tory members. Some 44% are over 65 and 71% are men. They think austerity has been a good thing. They believe in traditional values and harsh prison sentences. They love Brexit—and not just any old Brexit, but the ...
Research by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton of the London Business School has shown that these factors have achieved superior returns in numerous countries over many decades (see chart). But they are not wholly reliable. Sometimes the factors can underperform the market for long ...
Alphabet, Google's parent, has just launched a third health-care firm, Cityblock Health, to operate alongside Verily, a subsidiary based in San Francisco, and DeepMind Health, an arm of its London-based artificial-intelligence (AI) firm (a fourth company, Calico, is working to extend human lifespans, but ...
ONE of London's most famous strip-clubs, the Windmill, could soon be closing. Former policemen hired by a women's-rights group went in undercover and found that the Soho club was in breach of “no touching” rules. In January Westminster City Council decided not to renew the Windmill's licence to ...
AMERICA's 45th president went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, a gathering of influential people in favour of unfashionable ideas like free trade and world peace, and gave a speech. The performance was a little low energy, as Donald Trump once said of Jeb Bush, but 90% of his speech could ...
The study's authors, Henrik Kleven from Princeton University, Camille Landais from the London School of Economics and Jakob Sogaard from the Danish Ministry of Taxation, used administrative data from Denmark, which covers the country's entire population for generations. They defined the child penalty ...
IN A school classroom in north-east London, Ken Hinds preaches calmness and confidence. Mr Hinds, who runs the Haringey Independent Stop & Search Monitoring Group, is telling a handful of teenagers with behavioural problems how to respond if a police officer stops them in order to perform a ...
But the more dramatic makeover is of the financial books of Guardian Media Group (GMG), publisher of the Sunday Observer and the daily Guardian, which may find its news operation in the black next financial year. A newspaper business that two years ago was beset with existentially worrying losses ...
Early on January 3rd itself, Germany's and Britain's regulators allowed three large futures exchanges—Eurex Clearing in Frankfurt, and ICE Futures Europe and the London Metal Exchange in Britain—to delay implementation of “open access” provisions until mid-2020. These rules, divorcing the execution ...
ALONG with 3m other workers, Eamonn, a civil servant, used to commute into London daily. It was once an easy jaunt of 30 minutes by train from Coulsdon South to Victoria. But after years of strikes and driver shortages at Southern Rail, the operator on that line, getting to work became a lottery—a train ...
But that does not go nearly far enough, says John Battelle of NewCo, a digital publisher. Last month when Facebook reported earnings, it announced a decline in daily active users in America and Canada for the first time and estimated that, globally, users were spending around 50m fewer hours per day on ...
Chengdu wants to turn itself into a cosmopolitan city like New York and London by 2025, and “the gathering of global talents is a precondition”, he says. Another entrepreneurial type, Steven Tong, chief executive of Startupbootcamp China, cites the government's desire to develop cutting-edge technologies.
Investors took the news glumly; on the day of the announcement Magnit's shares fell by 10% in London, and nearly 8% in Moscow. Many worry that VTB lacks the expertise and attention to manage Magnit's complex retail business effectively. Western sanctions on VTB add another set of risks. In addition, by ...
Partly to meet this obligation it is reportedly hoping to sell around 100bn yuan of assets over the next six months, including offices in New York and London and resorts in French Polynesia. It will list Swissport, the world's biggest airport-servicing company, which it bought in 2015. But shedding assets will ...
Alphabet, Google's parent, has just launched a third health-care firm, Cityblock Health, to operate alongside Verily, a subsidiary based in San Francisco, and DeepMind Health, an arm of its London-based artificial-intelligence (AI) firm (a fourth company, Calico, is working to extend human lifespans, but ...
At a school in greater London, a head teacher recently tried to ban girls under the age of eight from wearing the hijab. She was forced to back down after pressure from parents and Muslim community leaders. This week Ofsted, the government's chief inspector of schools, weighed in on the side of the head ...
The publisher is al-Qaeda, which seems fed up with the way other jihadists empower their women. Al-Qaeda's scribes tell female members to stay indoors and be good brides. “Make your house a paradise on earth,” it advises. “Prepare the food your husband loves, prepare his bed after that and do what he ...


 

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