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Opinion

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

07 Oct 2014

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Opinion

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

11 Aug 2014

Opinion

Dissatisfaction with ‘European project’ threatens recovery

The basic obstacle to stronger eurozone growth is lack of structural reforms which hampers the region’s dynamism and supply potential

13 Jun 2014

News

Year of growth stokes service sector optimism

CBI survey finds businesses are hiring in significant numbers after a strong year

27 May 2014

News

Half a million new jobs expected in next 12 months

An increase of 2.2% is expected in employee numbers over the coming year

12 May 2014

News

UK enters two-speed jobs market

Competition for skilled finance professionals has increased over the last year

03 Apr 2014

News

FTSE 100 bonuses fall for third consecutive year

New BIS pay disclosure rules sees bonuses reduced and pay frozen for FTSE 100 executives

01 Apr 2014

Opinion

Markets ignoring warning signs at their peril

Even if a new European conflict involving Russia can be avoided, the global recovery is facing serious challenges

24 Mar 2014

Opinion

Markets worried about China's slowdown

Nervousness has been linked to Federal Reserve tapering and signs that Chinese growth is slowing. But this is unlikely to produce a market rout

26 Feb 2014

Opinion

Carney's forward guidance replaced by traditional policymaking

The Bank of England has returned to a more traditional style of policymaking, writes George Buckley

14 Feb 2014

News

UK business confidence at record high

Confidence among UK businesses reaches highest point in 22 years, BDO report finds

10 Feb 2014

News

Cautious start to New Year as risks are still lurking

2014 may prove a bumpier year than many now anticipate, and making money will be more difficult in 2014 than in 2013

16 Jan 2014

News

Period of non-exec pay rises comes to an end

Median base fee level for FTSE 100 non-executive directors falls for first time in five years

13 Jan 2014

Analysis

Government gets tough on employment of illegal workers

The government aims to get tough on rogue employers with changes to the prevention of illegal working regime, writes Natasha Chell

25 Nov 2013

Analysis

Government launches review of zero-hours contracts

The government is reviewing the use of zero-hours contracts, which is likely to lead to rule changes, finds Kim Hoque

24 Sep 2013

Opinion

Carney's forward guidance takes a backward step

Critics are already picking holes in Mark Carney’s forward guidance policy

13 Sep 2013

News

Employee benefits must be overhauled to protect workers

Employee benefits must be overhauled as they have failed to adapt to a changing workforce leaving workers financially exposed, a report has urged

05 Jun 2013

Feature

Age presents challenges for a changing workforce

Employers should use existing performance management systems to proactively address concerns with employees - regardless of age, writes Rebecca Harding-Hill and Elin Hannah

21 Mar 2013

Event

FD Evening with Unum

Join us at the FD Evening with Unum – 25th April Soho Hotel, London. The theme is ‘getting value from your benefits programme’

11 Apr 2012

Special

Trend setters

An already difficult-to-predict workforce has only got more complicated. This has spurred a genuine revival in analytics, finds Peter Crush

22 Feb 2012

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Latest Opinion

Guest column: Gaining an R&D advantage

How developing your R&D can make all the difference in gaining a competitive edge

Tech: Ignoring an increasingly complex world is not an option

Making things simple has been a hallmark of our past, but it won’t do for the future

Editor's Letter: Devolution revolution

As the Scottish referendum came to a no vote, some might have assumed that meant it’s now business as usual. They would have been wrong

Latest Analysis

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

Dew drops into FD role at Kier with 'relevant City experience'

Dew joins a resurgent Kier riding high on wave of optimism as turnover leaps by 50%

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