Analysts expect changes to economic forecasts at next meeting
Speculation grows over whether the US plans to use a weaker currency to support growth
Take-up declines by 27% as critics say levy on scheme is deterring employers
The government is under renewed pressure to implement a “radical rethink” of apprenticeships after a near 27% fall in the number taking up trainee posts in the last quarter of 2017.
The number starting apprenticeships dropped to 114,000 between August and October, down from 155,700 in the same period in 2016. That followed a 59% drop in the previous three months after the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April last year.
Draghi says governments should not target exchange rates ‘for competitive purposes’
UK chancellor tells Davos there should be only ‘modest changes’ to EU relationship
IBM today announced a partnership with low-code development platform Mendix that will bring Mendix and native integration with many of IBM’s Watson IoT and AI services to the IBM Cloud. This deal is an evolution of a previous partnership that involved what was then called IBM Bluemix (now IBM Cloud). Read More
Rally comes after Draghi issues upbeat remarks on eurozone inflation outlook
America-first approach raises concerns about fragmented global economy
Big danger for markets is what this could mean for interest rates and yields