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Why is BusinessEurope doing the banks’ dirty work?

Owen Tudor

29 Jan 2015, by in International

BusinessEurope, the body which represents employers’ organisations around Europe (the CBI is its UK member) wrote last week to European Union finance ministers in a last ditch attempt to derail the European financial transactions tax (FTT, aka the Robin Hood Tax) that a group of Eurozone countries representing 70% of EU GDP are committed to…

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The slowest recovery in modern history slows down

Geoff Tily

27 Jan 2015, by in Economics

GDP figures today disappointed expectations, with growth slowing for the second quarter in row, and increasingly departing already from the Office for Budgetary Responsibility forecast. In numbers: growth slowed to 0.5% in the last quarter of 2014, from 0.7% in the third quarter. This defied city expectations for 0.6%. The first official estimate for growth in…

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Web links for 22nd January 2015

ToUChstoneblog

22 Jan 2015, by in Web links

Training is essential in the labour market of today and tomorrow Skills and qualifications are needed more than ever and at every level, writes unionlearn's Tom Wilson. The number of jobs needing no qualifications fell from 28% in 2006 to 23% in 2012; jobs requiring a degree rose from 20% to 26%. The global elite…

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