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Europe needs a pay rise!

Tim Page

18 Sep 2014, by in Economics

Europe needs a pay rise as productivity permits, according to Raymond Torres of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Speaking at the conference ‘Labour Economics after the Crisis’ here in Brussels, Torres added that in response to persistent unemployment, the euro area should widen its reforms to cover product and financial markets, and taxes, rather than…

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How can we put Britain’s economy on a stable footing?

Tim Page

17 Sep 2014, by in Economics

Amidst the saturation coverage of the Scottish referendum, there’s a fascinating editorial in the Financial Times (£) today, entitled ‘Put Britain’s economy on a sustainable footing’. The crux of the FT’s argument is that the Government moved quickly to stave off a return to recession in 2012, but in going for a quick result at…

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Carbon time is running out: time to change the game?

Philip Pearson

17 Sep 2014, by in Environment

The UN’s Global Commission on the Economy & Climate, chaired by Lord Stern, argues that it is possible to “achieve lasting economic growth at the same time as reducing the immense risk of climate change.” Its 10-point Global Action Plan is led by the principle of “integrating climate into core decision making processes.” But with…

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NUM invests in future for Hatfield colliery with £4m loan

Philip Pearson

16 Sep 2014, by in Environment

The National Union of Mineworkers has invested £4 million in the employee-owned Hatfield colliery, Yorkshire, with a commercial loan to provide bridging funds to open new coalfaces within weeks and protect 500 jobs. NUM national secretary Chris Kitchen acknowledged this action is “an unprecedented step for the Union but reinforces its commitment to the deep…

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If CETA goes through, TTIP might not matter: Say no to CETA

Owen Tudor

13 Sep 2014, by in International

On Thursday, trade negotiators from the 28 EU member states met in Brussels to discuss the final stages of the EU-Canada free trade agreement known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Most public debate currently is about the potentially much larger Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the USA,…

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