August 2nd, 2012
03:25 PM GMT
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London (CNN) – British Prime Minister David Cameron has made no secret of the spoils he hopes that hosting the Olympics will bring to London - and the UK.

The estimated $20 billion of investment over the next four years would offset some of the $14.5 billion splurge of staging the Games.

Last week he helped launch a $1.6 billion investment drive to drum up business for UK plc.
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August 1st, 2012
07:19 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

(CNN) – Milli Bongela has the drive and the initiative to be her own boss. That much we have already discovered, as she is one of our Millennials. When she started her own clothing retail company, she showed true Millennial spirit and determination.

Making that first bold move is one thing. She's now discovering actually making money is quite another. Being Millennial is no guarantee of profit. Bongela looks for advice on handling her cash.



July 30th, 2012
06:53 PM GMT
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London (CNN) - In 2008, 92% of all Olympic swimming medallists were wearing Speedo suits. But then, after the Beijing Olympics, the rules changed.  Swimming’s governing body FINA dramatically reduced the amount of skin the suit could cover, and the last four years have been a race to adapt.

Using testing techniques often reserved for aeroplanes and Formula One cars, and working with experts from around the world in its top-secret “Aqualab,” Speedo came up with a solution. It’s known as the Fastskin 3.  This week’s Make, Create, Innovate looks at the evolution of this suit, and the designer’s hopes for their own Olympic success.

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July 17th, 2012
05:19 PM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them. Here, CNN contributor and Millennial David Lloyd, with Jos van der Bij, a Dutch student doing an internship in London, write on the risks of mass unemployment.

(CNN) –  Youth unemployment in the 1930s destabilized Germany and radicalized a resentful youth, propelling support for extremist parties.

The consequences are well known. Now, with European unemployment rising, we should be drawing on lessons from the past. It is nothing short of a tragedy that youth unemployment in both Greece and Spain has surged above the 50% mark.

To prevent a generation of young people being unable to find jobs and set themselves up with a secure future, it is essential to act now. The policy maker who does not heed the lessons of history is guilty of negligence on a massive scale.

Just like in the 1930s, when the Great Depression caused youth unemployment to hit the 50% levels in Germany, the current financial crisis is wreaking havoc on young people.
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July 17th, 2012
02:14 PM GMT
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London (CNN) –Thirty years on from designing his first Formula 1 car, Red Bull’s chief designer Adrian Newey still refuses to do his drawings on a computer. He draws by hand, first sketching and then moving to a drawing board. He says it helps him to develop his ideas, that he views drawing as a language. But this self-confessed “last dinosaur” of the industry is still at the top of his game.

 

This week’s Make, Create, Innovate gets to the heart of his design process, and the cars that have brought him so much success.

 

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July 17th, 2012
01:55 PM GMT
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London (CNN) – Even in this high-tech world, slow and steady still wins the race. It's estimated world bicycle production overtook car production in the 1960s - and now two wheels outstrip four by more than two to one.

This week's Make, Create, Innovate takes you into the world of a bicycle that has sought to revolutionise commuting.  The Brompton bicycle was developed in the 1970s by an engineer working as a landscape gardener.

Since then they have developed a cult following, with a retro look and the ability to fold up small enough to take on the bus. Around 27,000 bikes are built each year at the factory in West London with each bike taking around six hours to build and test by hand.

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July 11th, 2012
11:18 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

London (CNN) – The Millennials meet two new faces from the streets of North London.

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have style, substance and an entrepreneurial spirit. The two have known each other since childhood, and have been working together for more than five years.

These days, they are modern day Willy Wonkas - creating a business from jelly molds.



July 6th, 2012
04:26 PM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

London (CNN) – This week, we say goodbye to our London Millennial, Joe Braidwood.

We have seen his tenacious ambition, and had insight into his fears.

Joe tells CNN's Richard Quest why he feels so driven, and the cost of his achievements.



July 4th, 2012
11:02 AM GMT
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London (CNN) – Here's a question for football fans - if your team was given a $100 million cash injection this summer, what would you like to see it spent on? New players? Contract extensions? Stadium improvements?

If you're a Manchester United fan, the good news is that your team is planning to get that $100 million in cash. The bad news is, all the money's going straight to servicing one of the biggest debt piles in sports.

The team revealed its plans for a $100 million public offering on the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday night, crushing hopes in Asia that the world's most popular football club would choose to float in Singapore. In filing with the SEC, however, the club also showed just how difficult it will be to keep up with its noisy neighbors (and reigning English champions) Manchester City, bankrolled by Sheikh Mansour's bottomless pockets.
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June 27th, 2012
10:28 AM GMT
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Editor’s note: The Millennials are a generation that are constantly plugged in and moving fast to make their mark on the world. CNN’s Quest Means Business is tracking four of them.

(CNN) –In Johannesburg Milli Bongela takes on a new project, with a little help from a friend. In London, Joe Braidwood welcomes a new team member – as he admits he can’t do it all.

In this show, Joe puts these worries aside, and lets off some steam. He catches up with some friends he hasn’t seen in a while, including his sister.

Milli, meanwhile, recognizes taking time out is a necessity, not a luxury.



About Quest Means Business

Quest Means Business airs Monday to Friday, 1600 New York and 2100 London, and is hosted by Richard Quest.

 

 

 
 
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