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New York is facing a threat to its position as the world’s leading financial centre, according to a report commissioned by Michael Bloomberg, the city’s mayor, and New York Senator Chuck Schumer.If current trends continue, New York could lose up to 7% of its market share, equivalent to 60,000 jobs, over the next five years. But much of that loss would be prevented if the US implemented legal and regulatory reforms, says the report by McKinsey, the consultancy.The report, to be published on Monday, says New York has also been losing out in areas such as derivatives, where Wall Street chief executives say they have been shifting business to London because of its more attractive legal and regulatory environment.
I always feel very proud when London does better than any other city in the world. Way to go!
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Tuesday, 9 January 2007
Anyway, back to the news. I am not at all surprised by this possible sale. I used to love GAP. It was sexy, colourful and nice. For the past 3 years (the last thing I bought from Gap was in 2004), I have not been impressed with the quality at all. It feels like that they try and get the big stars as the faces of their campaigns but they forget that it's not Sarah Jessica Parker or Seal that customers are going to buy. It’s the clothes! The clothes are appalling. The colours are awful. There is beige, there is very very light pink and there is more beige, more light pink, maybe a disgusting brown shade...but there is no variety. They have tops for girls. A small top that looks so well out of proportion. The jackets that just look so old fashioned. What happened? I know a lot of other people who have stopped shopping there.
The prices as well are just ridiculous. Why would I spend £25 pounds on a tank top when I can get something much better, sexier and cheaper from a more trendy shop say for example Zara or Promod?
Struggling Gap considers sale
By James Politi andJonathan Birchall in New York
Published: January 9 2007 02:00 Last updated: January 9 2007 02:00
Gap, the largest US speciality clothing retailer and an icon of American casual style, is considering a range of options, including a sale of the company, following more than two years of slumping sales.
According to people familiar with the matter, Gap has in the past few weeks given bankers at Goldman Sachs a mandate to examine the company's strategic alternatives, raising speculation that it could be taken private in a leveraged buy-out worth more than $16bn.
Link to The San Francisco Chronicle http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/01/09/MNGBCNFC1T1.DTL&type=business
Monday, 8 January 2007
Full fat milk is apparently good for you...well that's good, I use it for my cappuccino sometimes :-)
Link to the story: http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/1/7/155215.shtml?s=he
Thursday, 4 January 2007
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Monday, 1 January 2007
So I am going to Stockholm soon. These photos were taken last year. I wonder if I will get to see any snow there this year? :-/ I quite like the snow and all. I hate the ice though and freezing of course. But from inside a warm apartment, it all looks very nice and cozy :)
This one is for the ladies. Just coz he looks cute, he deserves a place on my blog! Its as simple as that! Its new year...thought would be nice to start the new year with someone cute :-)
I am going out. I had a very lazy day so far. Woke up late and have been watching the re-runs of Scrubs on TV...but they seem to show no sign of stopping showing Scrubs and I need some fresh air.
Just felt like posting photos of a cute guy who is very nicely dressed. I love black and white photos. They look so classy and sexy. The second last photo is one of my favourites.
Its back to work tomorrow! I am actually looking forward to it because I have relaxed enough! Although, some work will have to be done tomorrow :-/ I am still in my relaxed mode though so would take some time to wake up. Not to mention, my boss is coming down to London on Wednesday and we will have few meetings but over all this week should be quiet.