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On Co-determination

The 2018 Labour Conference brought with it a raft of new proposals, but none attracted as much press as Labour’s proposals to force large companies to have a third of positions on their boards be reserved for workers at the company, and to make large companies reserve 10% of their shares for a fund owned and managed by workers....

World Economy This Week

A resolution to the trade war between the USA and China remained a distant prospect, as new tariffs came into force. The Trump administration announced that tariffs would be imposed on a further $189bn (£145bn) worth of Chinese imports. A rate of 10 per cent will apply starting from September 24, rising to 25 per cent starting January 1...

World Economy This Week

In the ongoing China-US trade war, President Donald Trump’s administration plans to unveil fresh tariffs on $200bn in Chinese products, as Beijing is debating new ways to retaliate. China’s stocks dropped to their lowest level in nearly four years on Monday, the slow burn exacerbated by investor concerns over trade tensions with the US. A weaker yuan also makes...

Is Tesla a Financial Basket Case?

Over the past year, the previously impervious Tesla Incorporated has been through the ringer. A company that only last April passed Ford to become the highest capitalized automotive company in the United States has gone from weakness to weakness, with its stock price consistently falling and its investors increasingly skittish. That Tesla has reached this low is simultaneously unsurprising...

Amazon Prime Student: Is the Free Trial Worth It?

Nearly every student on campus likely knows by now that they can use their student credentials to get a trial of Amazon Prime Student. It comes with most of the same perks as Amazon Prime, but we get a six-month trial rather than 30 days and it costs £3.99/month, half of the regular Prime rate of £7.99/month. It seems like...

A Guide to Saving Your Hard-Earned Cash in St Andrews

So, it’s a new year here at the University of St Andrews and already your calendar is filling up with activities. Some are bound to cost more than others. By the time we make the journey to university, many of us already know the basic tips: bring cash on nights out, make your own meals when possible, and take...

Investing in Inventions: The Future’s Not Always Clear

One basic premise of the stock market surrounds the idea of early investment in business ventures which have the potential to grow and attract a wide user-base. It is a mutual goal of public and private investors alike. While governments regularly subsidize research in medical advancements, energy, or national security; businesses might opt to invest in household goods. Since...

St Andrews Brewing Co Talks Beer, Success and Expansion

St Andrews Brewing Co opened as the town’s one and only local brewery in 2012, 111 years after its predecessor closed down. The town of St Andrews has a superb national and international reputation, so the brewing company was on its mission to serve the town with high-quality beer. Having wild ambitions in mind, the founders chose the most...

Haggling: The Economics and The Art

The practice of haggling is prevalent in many cultures. Whether one sees it as part of a travelling experience, an opportunity to save money, or a game to win, it boils down to a situation where two parties are interested in cooperating in a transaction but dispute over how to cooperate. Similar to many people, I was more interested...

Out-of-hours Services for GPs in Fife Cancelled

Temporary closure of out-of-hours GP cover in Fife as a result of staff shortages has concerned local residents. As of last Monday, primary care emergency services (PECS) at St Andrews, Queen Margaret and Glenrothes hospitals will be closed for three months. This means that patients put in place by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (FHSCP) will be referred...