Feds investigating Amazon warehouses in New York, Chicago, Orlando

Amazon warehouse worker

It’s no secret that a sizable chunk of Amazon warehouse workers are unhappy with workplace conditions

Chances are you’ve heard the stories of workers being forced to meet strict productivity standards and even urinate in bottles because they don’t have time to use the restroom on the job. Federal investigators have heard them too.

Monday morning, federal prosecutors from the Department of Labor and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York launched an investigation into...


Employment alert – Living with Covid – what does this mean for employers?

Employment alert

Living with Covid – what does this mean for employers?

Following the publishing of the government’s latest Covid-19 response, ‘Living with Covid-19’, on 21 February, updated guidance from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has been provided and applied in England since 1 April. In this article, which is an update of our March article “Living with Covid – what does this mean for employers?”, we look at how the updated guidance impacts on employers and some of the options open...


Brit gun enthisiast fined for illegal firearms possession


Easter visitor figures give boost to economy
There was a very large influx of tourists over the Easter weekend, Minister of Finance and Economy Jean Castellini told a meeting of the Trade Observatory on Tuesday, April 19…

British gun enthusiast fined for illegal firearms possession
A British businessman who was being evicted from his apartment after losing his job has been fined 18,000 euros for the illegal possession of firearms…

20,000th Huracan delivered to client in Monaco The Lamborghini...


Joint Statement of the ASA SPC 34th Interim Meeting 2022 held on 18 April 2022

The 34th Interim Meeting of ASA SPC was held online on 18 April 2022 due to precautionary measures against COVID-19. The meeting was  chaired by Mr Keiji Tomoda, Vice President of the Japanese Shipowners’  Association and participated in by 24 delegates from ASA member associations of ASEAN, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, as per the participants list attached. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 2:30 pm JST. ASA SPC members were reminded of the importance of full...


Rentokil 1st quarter trading update – sales grow after raising prices

Steve Clayton, fund manager of the HL Select UK Growth Shares fund

Rentokil Initial has released a trading update covering the three months to end-March. The group’s sales grew by 1.8% to £722m. Strip out the extraordinary contribution from Covid-related disinfection revenues in the prior year and the underlying growth rate was 12.3%. The group was able to recover all of its input cost inflation by raising its own prices, achieving organic revenue growth of 8.0% in the process. The large...


Kremlin figures will miss the Med this summer

Monaco; the marina and at the centre the Yacht Club de Monaco
Good Morning Monaco

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Kremlin figures will miss the Med this summer
Oleg Tinkov, a sanctioned Russian tycoon who rejects the label oligarch, has denounced what he calls “this insane war” in Ukraine. He said that 90 percent of Russians oppose the war…

Prince Albert visits Italian towns
HSH Prince Albert has been visiting Terlizzi, Canosa di Puglia, Poggiorsini and Spinoza, in the Puglia region of southern Italy, all...


Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry supports seafarers impacted by Ukraine crisis by facilitating the opening of bank accounts

Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister – Credit: Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

CYPRUS, 20th April 2022: The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has collaborated with the financial institutions in Cyprus to facilitate the opening of bank accounts for seafarers affected by the war in Ukraine.
The Seafarer Workforce Report, published in 2021 by BIMCO and ICS, reports that combined, Ukrainian and Russian seafarers represent 14.5% of the global workforce. As more Russian banks are...


Market Report – US and Europe markets up while Netflix hits the headlines for the wrong reasons

Steve Clayton, HL Select fund manager:

“Stock markets were strong in the USA last night, with the S&P 500 index rising 1.6% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index jumping 2.2%.

Japan’s Nikkei index rose 0.9%, but the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong dipped 0.3%, taking the lead from a 1.4% slump in the Chinese market.

In Europe markets are trading slightly firmer, with the UK’s FTSE 100 index up 3 points to 7604 in early trade.

Netflix hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when it released results after...


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