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Entrepreneurs tell politicians their economy fears during small business visits

16/10/2011

The state of the economy has been the main topic of discussion between small business owners and politicians taking part in a ‘work experience’ scheme being run by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).


 

2012 Olympic 'ambush' streakers to get £20,000 fines

16/10/2011

The 2012 Olympics could spell the end for streakers after officials looked to tweak the current laws to ensure a maximum £20,000 is dished out to any would be exhibitionists.


 

New Zealand banking on a rich Rugby World Cup, winners or not

15/10/2011

A report published by MasterCard has suggested that the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC) could, in the long run, boost New Zealand's economy by $1.2bn (£756m).


 

Manchester United chase three points against Liverpool, at a cost of £7.2m

15/10/2011

A victory for Manchester United against fierce rivals Liverpool in the Premier League today (Saturday) will be worth more than just three points to the leaders.


 

Green entrepreneurs backed to boost UK competitiveness

14/10/2011

1,000 ‘Green Entrepreneurs’ are receiving financial support and advice from the Green Growth Bootcamp project designed to foster innovation in sustainable industries.


 

Business news roundup: the week’s biggest stories

14/10/2011

Fresh Business Thinking bring you a selection of the week's most significant and interesting business news...


 

Microsoft finalise Skype deal

14/10/2011

Following months of deliberating, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) have finally closed their acquisition of Skype.


 

Businesses struggle to find suitable applicants despite soaring unemployment

14/10/2011

Businesses are still struggling to hire the right staff due to a severe skills shortage that threatens the UK recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce have said.


 

EU financial regulation damages crucial UK growth, warn CBI

14/10/2011

Heavy-handed regulation coming from Europe could do serious damage to the UK’s professional and financial services sector, which is crucial for jobs and growth, the CBI’s Director-General John Cridland said last night (Thursday).


 

£1.5bn growth set to create 23,000 jobs in manufacturing

14/10/2011

A new nationally operated Manufacturing Advisory Service will focus on helping small and medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) to grow, Business Minister Mark Prisk announced today (Friday).