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Bob Cervi

Breakingviews - Review: Gig-economy firms tread precarious path

08 Mar 2019

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - The world of casualised work is in a state of flux. Companies like Uber have become global giants by tapping so-called gig workers, but face challenges to the way they treat these “employees”. “Will the Gig Economy Prevail?” by Colin Crouch is timely, but its analysis misses some significant recent developments, while proposed reforms underplay deeper trends.

Breakingviews - UK takes space leap as it leaves EU orbit

20 Jul 2018

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Britain’s space industry has taken a big step forward. A plan to create Europe’s first-ever rocket launch pad taps into a commercial desire to send satellites into the Earth’s orbit. The bright spot helps offset the Brexit-related row about the UK’s membership of the European Union’s Galileo satellite-navigation project.

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