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Japan economy shrinks 6.8%

13/08/2014

The Japanese economy contracted by 6.8% in the second quarter of 2014 as the impact of a sales tax tightens its grip.


 

Students worried academic results not enough to secure jobs

13/08/2014

As many young people await exam results this month, a new report from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) highlights that achieving their grades is not their only worry, with many reported to feel under pressure and concerned about having the right skills to secure a job after education.


 

Britain means Business: Clyde wins £350 million warship contract

12/08/2014

Three new warships will be built in Clyde, securing more than 800 jobs in Glasgow, after BAE Systems won a £348 million contract.


 

Small businesses losing out on £48 billion exports

12/08/2014

British businesses are losing out on £48 billion due to reduced capability to export, according to research by Cardiff University on behalf of the UK government.


 

Britain means Business: Britain is 'self-employment capital of the world'

12/08/2014

Britain has been dubbed the 'self-employment capital of the world' after figures published today (Tuesday) showed strong growth in the first quarter of 2014.


 

Google and Asian telecoms firms to connect USA and Japan with $300 million underwater cable

12/08/2014

Google and five Asian telecoms firms have agreed to invest around $300 million to design, build and operate an undersea cable network to connect USA and Japan.


 

New intellectual property laws for small businesses

12/08/2014

Registered design right holders in the small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) sector will be better protected by changes under the Intellectual Property Act, with fines and possible prison sentences for deliberate copying, sending a clear message to potential perpetrators.


 

Transport dominates Government's construction plans

12/08/2014

Transport projects dominate the government's construction plans, according to analysis by KPMG.


 

Direct selling goes mainstream

12/08/2014

The direct selling industry is booming in the UK with over 4.8 million direct sales transitions in 2013, netting over £2bn for the UK economy.


 

Ladbrokes profits plummet

12/08/2014

Betting firm Ladbrokes has seen its profits plummet in the first half of 2014, despite a "good World Cup".


 

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