All the latest business and economics news, as a new survey shows business optimism fell sharply in October
Markit: October business confidence lowest since 2009
Firms fear worsening global outlook, rate rises, geopolitics….
Spanish 10-year yields hit record low below 2%
Bloomberg is reporting that Greece’s government will hold talks with its lenders tomorrow, in Paris, in an attempt to reach a breakthrough over its bailout programme.
Bloomberg : GREEK GOVT, TROIKA OFFICIALS SAID TO MEET IN PARIS TOMORROW #Greece #euro
Eurozone government bond prices are rallying this morning, driving down the interest rates on the debt to all-time lows.
10yr yields hit record lows across Europe http://t.co/u1tNZgf4hT Spain 1.98% Italy 2.18% France 1.10% Austria 0.939% pic.twitter.com/PKgiKYwbY2
Shares in Friends Life have jumped 7% to 373p as investors respond to the
Electronic health records usability, or lack thereof, is the big talk this year in health IT, as federal officials get ready to contemplate the rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program. While Stage 3 will not begin before 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [...]
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan was recently named the 2014 Best Central Bank Governor by Euromoney and rightly so. Annualized Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rates have eased to five-year lows in India, falling to 5.5% in October down from over 11% a year ago (even prompting some [...]
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., a holiday for most employees. We all have people in our lives for whom we’re grateful, and Thanksgiving week is a great time to count those blessings by thanking those who matter most. Here’s how…
We’re coming up to the autumn statement, the government’s laying out of their financial plans for the coming year (the Budget, in the spring, is the details of it all, the statement is the outline as a not entirely accurate but good enough explanation) and various organisations are making plain [...]
Seumas Milne (Austerity has clearly failed, 20 November) rightly points out the destructive economic and social effects of an insecure workforce, through zero-hours contracts, the exploitation of migrant workers and the lack of secure and stable jobs.
The workplace relationship needs to be rebalanced, so that everyone at work is treated with dignity and respect, producing a more positive and productive working environment. Strong
Most taking up jobs are trapped on less than living wage, finds report by Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Insecure, low-paid jobs are leaving record numbers of working families in poverty, with two-thirds of people who found work in the past year taking jobs for less than the living wage, according to the latest annual report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
While it may seem unlikely for Ukraine to become the next tech mecca, it’s got some surprising advantages. I wouldn’t bet against it.