Money, Growth, Seedlings

High street hopes trump high ambitions for UK companies

UK BUSINESSES are “hyper-local” with few international aspirations, a recent survey revealed. As Brexit draws closer, more than half of those canvassed believe their local...
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Changes and optimism in the engine room of UK economy

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are in the news with optimistic projections for Britain’s export trade – despite Brexit – and BNP Paribas appointing...
Cacao Pods, Beans, Powder

Chocolate frenzy: don’t bite into the wrong bar, students advise

Dutch university probe highlights one company’s go-ahead policy to avoid cacao from unethical sources A GROUP of International business management students from the Fontys University...
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Rolls-Royce forced to cut more than 4,000 jobs in major reorganisation

Despite pre-tax profit turnaround over 2016, aerospace manufacturing giant says it must trim middle-management positions ICONIC British engineering firm Rolls-Royce is cutting 4,600 jobs over...
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DIY projects can go wrong – as Wesfarmers finds out in Britain

Home and hardware chain Homebase is sold for the princely sum of £1 – with strings attached… By HAL WILLIAMS THE UK DIY chain Homebase has...
Global Commission on the Future of Work

ILO Global Commission homes in on key opportunities and challenges surrounding the future of...

The Global Commission on the Future of Work  wrapped up its first meeting on Sunday 22 October following an in-depth discussion of the main forces shaping...
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Europe and Central Asia Region Sees Stronger Growth, Amidst Rise in Migration

Warsaw, October 19, 2017 – Economic growth for the Europe and Central Asia region will reach 2.2% in 2017, according to the World Bank’s latest...
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Airbus strikes a deal with Bombardier

Just as the Canadian firm looked like it was being grounded by massive US tariffs, a European saviour with a long-term plan comes to...
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Statement on Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2017 ‒ The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) donor countries today issued the following statement: It is with great pleasure that we officially launch...
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ILO calls for new strategies to help SMEs get loans

Bank loans can help firms improve job quality and productivity, but are often difficult to get for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Consequently, policy-makers...