Norway is looking into building underwater bridges

This article was published on CityMetric on 1 August 2016


Cool summer breezes drifting over the clear-blue water; snow-covered picture-perfect scenes in winter. It’s hard to imagine how life amongst Norway’s fjords could be anything other than perfect. 

But, being us, we’re going to find something to complain about, and it’s probably going to be do to with transport. 

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Housing costs are strangling the economy – but not in the places you think

This article was published on CityMetric on 27 July 2016


Living in a city can be an expensive business. In London, the average rent is now over half the average income; in Hong Kong, it’s almost two-thirds. Even cities in more developing countries like Brazil, or, say, France, incur huge costs, with average rents swallowing around a third of average incomes.

Basic economics suggests this will inevitably have an impact on the broader economy. The more money you spend on rent, after all, the less you have available to spend on new clothes, going on holiday, buying birthday presents, or, you know, eating.

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University’s business guru dismisses links to ‘Panama Papers’ law firm

This article was published in The Cambridge Student on 4 April 2016.


The Chair of the Judge Business School’s Advisory Board is one of many Cambridge figures who were today revealed to have connections to offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, which has been subject to the largest ever leak of confidential documents.

Lord Bilimoria is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords as well as being an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College since 2007, and is one of the shareholders of a Virgin Islands company called Mulberry Holdings Asset Limited.

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Miliband vetoes formal coalition with SNP

After extensive Tory efforts to force the Labour leader on the issue, Ed Miliband has today ruled out a formal coalition with the SNP. 

Following concerns raised that a government could be formed with a party committed to the break-up of the United Kingdom, Miliband said: “Labour will not go into coalition government with the SNP. There will be no SNP ministers in any government I lead.”

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