John Wu

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What does a commercial law firm actually do?

#commercial law<p>Pinsent Masons is a full service commercial law firm, this means we aim to provide a comprehensive range of legal services to our …

Europe faces €253bn nuclear waste bill

Disposal and decommissioning of plants in EU’s 16 nuclear nations outstrips available funds by €120bn, European commission study reveals<p>Europe is facing a €253bn bill for nuclear waste management and plant decommissioning which outstrips available funds by €120bn, according to a major stock-take of …

McDonald's under EU scrutiny for tax rulings in Luxembourg

• Unions charge US fast food chain with avoiding about €1bn in taxes<br>• EU investigating other US multinationals’ tax arrangements<p>McDonald’s tax affairs in Europe are under scrutiny by European Union officials after labour unions accused the US fast food chain of failing to pay its dues, a person …

France’s baby boom secret: get women into work and ditch rigid family norms

Gender equality, pro-child policies and generous childcare provision are all bolstering French fertility rates rather than hindering them<p>Over the past 10 years the offices of France’s National Institute for Demographic Studies (Ined) have seen a steady stream of Korean policymakers and Japanese …

Demographics

The HS3 effect: What high speed rail in the North could do for your city

Exclusive data reveals the impact of HS3 on unemployment levels in the North of England<p>Derelict houses, boarded-up shops, and jobseekers leaving in droves to find employment. This was Liverpool in the late 1980s and early 1990s after the city was hit by the decline in manufacturing and port …

Aldi outstrips supermarket rivals with store expansion

German discount chain to open almost twice as much new store space in 2015 than rivals, and more than Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco put together<p>German discounter Aldi has underlined its UK ambitions with expansion plans that outstrip those of other supermarkets, opening almost twice as much new …

Geologists solve tectonic plate mystery with half a tonne of explosives

Geologists may have finally explained how tectonic plates shift by blowing up hundreds of kilograms of dynamite in New Zealand.<p>Half a tonne of explosive slurry was pumped into a dozen, steel-cased holes spread nearly 100km across New Zealand’s north island.<p>The seismic waves produced by the …

North Island

Voices: From Haiti to Japan: A tale of two disaster recoveries

A year ago this month, a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan. Two years and two months earlier, on Jan. 12, 2010, a much smaller …

Globalization's Eclipse of the Nation-State

Globalisation can be defined by five main criteria: internationalisation, liberalisation, universalization, Westernisation and deterritorialisation. …

Why a country's average height is a good way of measuring its development

Nations that are taller tend to be wealthier and in better health. Find out why else the OECD use it as an indicator of a country’s well-being<p>Humans were taller in almost every part of the world at the end of the 1980s than they were at the start of the 20th century.

Japanese tsunami debris will continue to wash up on US shores, expert says

About 1m tons of wreckage from devastating 2011 tsunami and earthquake still floating in Pacific and could make landfall on west coast over next three years<p>Debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami will continue to litter the North American coastline over the next three years, with everything from …

UK high streets running out of time as more shops close than new ones open

Britain’s high streets are fading away because new shops are not opening fast enough to replace those that close, despite the economic recovery.<p>The number of retail premises left empty last year almost tripled, as 5,839 shops were shuttered and 4,852 were opened, according to a survey by the …

São Paulo – anatomy of a failing megacity: residents struggle as water taps run dry

Photograph: Claire Rigby<p>The Solar das Palmas complex in south-central São Paulo.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/23/1424708378889/187eb1fb-70f9-40e4-b0ef-bbd1d34eeb20-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Claire Rigby<p>The Solar das Palmas complex in south-central São …

A tale of four world cities – London, Delhi, Tokyo and Bogotá compared

These four cities - home to a total of more than 80 million people - respond to economic, political and environmental shifts in radically different ways. LSE Cities crunches the data on growth, transport and density<p>Cities are not static. Like living organisms they change and adapt over time. Some …

UK rate of inflation falls to record low

Lower food prices – helped by a supermarket war and cheaper petrol prices were significant factors in helping to cut the UK’s rate of inflation.<p>It fell to 0.3 percent in January, its lowest level since records began, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed.<p>The lower inflation rate …