Lady Barbara Judge joins Astana Financial Services Authority as Chairman

All rights reserved. Use the active link ASTANA. KAZINFORM – The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Management Council has appointed Lady Barbara Judge CBE as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA), Kazinform has learnt from the AIFC’s press service. Lady Judge, a commercial lawyer, has a broad… Continue Reading

Priming for future

Originally published at With Theresa May set to visit China as Brexit looms, Sino-UK friendship and trade relations are expected to reach higher ground in ‘golden era’ China’s future relationship with the UK after it leaves the European Union will come under focus, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May set to make a visit to… Continue Reading

Lady Barbara Judge on why she doesn’t believe in work-life balance

Midway through her interview with People Management, Lady Barbara Judge CBE produces two phones. One is a standard smartphone, which she uses for internet access and interactivity. The other is a Nokia so obsolete she confesses it is almost impossible to buy a replacement. The dual handsets, she says, “reflect my personality”. But they also are… Continue Reading

Ahead of May’s visit, Brits take look at post-Brexit business ties with Beijing

Originally published at China’s relationship with the UK after it leaves the European Union will come under focus, with British Prime Minister Theresa May set to begin a three-day visit to China on Wednesday. May will aim to build on the “golden era” of relations between the two countries forged when President Xi Jinping made… Continue Reading

Lady Barbara Judge urges women to seize their moment

Originally published at Women were urged to seize the day to become successful business leaders at an event organised by the Institute of Directors West Midlands. Guest speaker at the Women as Leaders Brunch, Lady Barbara Judge, told the group that women had worked for decades for opportunities which are now within reach. Lady… Continue Reading

Power of Emirati women growing in the UAE’s nuclear industry

Originally published at ABU DHABI // Emirati women now make up 21 per cent of those working for the country’s nuclear sector. According to a report by the UAE mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 50 women were employed in 2014 with more than 150 joining the following year. The report marked… Continue Reading

IAEA report: Nuclear power expansion to slow before growing again

Originally published at Nuclear power’s long-term potential remains high, although its global expansion is projected to slow down in coming years, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The International Status and Prospects for Nuclear Power 2017 report found that the decline was mainly due to early retirement or lack of interest… Continue Reading

Opinion: using pensions to fund start-up businesses is a terrible idea

Originally published at Older people should be allowed tax relief if they dip into their pension pot to fund a start-up company, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD). The group wants the Government to allow people to withdraw up to 10% of their pension tax-free in order to fund said new business. “People in their… Continue Reading