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Halifax student account

[Retail Banking] - 20/08/2012 - Halifax has unveiled the details of its 2012 student account offering, announcing that it will now offer the largest guaranteed overdraft in the market from day one.

A level Mathematics

[Accountancy] - 16/08/2012 - The further increases in the numbers of students taking A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics are a real cause for celebration, especially for independent charity Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI).

Careers in event managment

[Marketing] - 15/08/2012 - Eventcourse, a leading events industry training provider, is launching the first Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited courses, for students looking to get a strong foothold within the competitive field of event management.

Opportunities in the City

[Investment Banking] - 06/08/2012 - Two enterprising graduates from the University of Leicester have secured themselves job offers by displaying signs encouraging business professionals in Londonís Canary Wharf and Paternoster Square to employ them.

National Apprenticeship Week

[Accountancy] - 02/02/2012 - Higher apprenticeships will draw a new generation of talent into finance, accounting and financial services, according to the Financial Skills Partnership.

Barclays and youth charity team up to help young people avoid debt fears

[Retail Banking] - 02/02/2012 - Barclays and online youth charity YouthNet have joined forces to support young people in the UK to build their financial skills, knowledge and confidence.

Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit

[Marketing] - 25/01/2012 - Schools must take a leading role when it comes to boosting the number of youngsters who grow up to become successful entrepreneurs, says leading business organisation

Student Investor Challenge

[Investment Banking] - 05/12/2011 - King Edward VI School Bath has won this yearís ifs School of Finance Student Investor Challenge. They will now go to New York on an all expenses paid educational trip, with £2000 for their school and £200 each.

Small businesses in the UK

[Investment Banking] - 05/11/2011 - Economic uncertainty and scepticism persist in the small business sector, according to latest findings reported by the first UK Business Barometer and UK Business Advisers Barometer surveys of 2011.

Careers at PwC

[Investment Banking] - 11/10/2011 - Leading professional services firm PwC is forging new links with secondary school careers advisors in an effort to assist students at a crucial stage in their career decision making.

Attitudes of employees

[Insurance] - 06/09/2011 - You may never need to master the complexities of your job, as long as you maintain a sunny disposition youíre more likely to stay in work than your supposedly Ďexpertí colleagues with poor attitudes, according to a survey.

Financial education

[Retail Banking] - 31/08/2011 - The ifs School of Finance is backing MoneySavingExpert's Martin Lewis's campaign to make financial education a compulsory part of the school curriculum. The 'e-petition' already has over 50,000 signatures.

AAT Accounting Qualification

[Accountancy] - 24/08/2011 - The AAT can help to progress your career. For instance, a school leaver could become a chartered accountant more quickly than someone who went to university because they can benefit from granted exemptions from the chartered bodies.

Advice for A-level students

[Investment Banking] - 18/08/2011 - University is not the only path to a successful future. Students should consider options such as employment, apprenticeships or a gap year to gain useful experience that will be beneficial to their career prospects on return.

Students are struggling to make ends meet

[Accountancy] - 17/08/2011 - A significant 57% of students are struggling to make ends meet. Almost one in five students say that they do not have enough money to meet monthly outgoings.

University fees

[Investment Banking] - 14/07/2011 - New research from HSBC reveals that 10% of parents will not contribute to the cost of their child's university education following news that fees will treble from next year.

Understanding finance

[Retail Banking] - 16/06/2011 - A recent study reveals that more than 4 in 10 further education students in the UK don't know that store cards are a form of debt.

ifs School of Finance

[Accountancy] - 10/05/2011 - The ifs School of Finance is celebrating its 100,000th student registering for their Financial Capability qualifications. The ifs is the only organisation in the UK which provides financial qualifications from GCSE to degree level and beyond.

Learning English as a second language

[Marketing] - 02/04/2011 - The most popular searches in 2010 on Cambridge Dictionaries Online show that idioms and slang held the key to learning English as a second language.

Enterprising students

[Marketing] - 05/03/2011 - Before Prime Minister David Cameron stepped forward to urge would-be entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, a bright young woman at Coventry University was doing just that.

Finance in schools

[Accountancy] - 11/02/2011 - The ifs School of Finance, the only specialist provider of Ofqual accredited GCSE, AS and A level equivalent qualifications in financial studies, welcomes the news that the issue of financial education in schools is likely to be debated in parliament.

Free legal advice

[Insurance] - 21/01/2011 - Student advisors, who are studying Law at the University, are on hand to offer advice on issues ranging from problems claiming benefits, to setting up a new business, to difficulties at home, work or school.

NUS provides help for new graduates

[Marketing] - 18/01/2011 - New graduates are being given Extra help in their first year out of study with a new career support themed discount card from NUS Extra.

Bedford College Open day

[Marketing] - 17/12/2010 - Bedford college offers a variety of courses to enhance your career prospects; from GCSEs to A Levels or part-time evening courses in Marketing, Accounting, Finance & IT - find out more at an open day on 26th January 2011.

Are people in their 20s being discriminated against?

[Retail Banking] - 15/12/2010 - New research suggests that conflict between younger and older generations, as seen in the recent student protests, could be the start of a new trend.

Careers in Banking and Finance

[Retail Banking] - 25/10/2010 - has launched Careers in Banking and Finance 2010/11, the definitive guide to clinching that first job, aimed at students considering a future in the world of high finance.

How does the stock market work?

[Investment Banking] - 20/10/2010 - As Wall Street : Money Never Sleeps hits cinema screens nationwide, financial education charity, ifs School of Finance offers young people a unique opportunity to learn how investing in the stock market works.

Young Business Writer of the Year competition

[Marketing] - 19/10/2010 - The ifs School of Finance has launched Young Business Writer of the Year competition and asks teenagers if the economy needs rebalancing away from financial services. The competition is open to students aged between 14 and 19.

How to build confidence

[Marketing] - 08/10/2010 - People in Swindon are being invited to attend a free five-day confidence-building workshop being organised by the University of Bath.

University fund set up to help student business ventures

[Investment Banking] - 06/10/2010 - A fund to help support the next generation of entrepreneurs is being launched at Coventry University later this month.

Insurance cheats running out of time

[Insurance] - 29/09/2010 - Insurance cheats stand a greater chance of being identified and truth-tellers vindicated as a result of new research into detecting lies.

Accounting Qualifications

[Accountancy] - 21/09/2010 - The AAT Accounting Qualification is a vocational qualification and students typically work in accountancy whilst studying at the same time.

A Level Mathematics

[Accountancy] - 19/08/2010 - The number of students taking A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics has reached an all time high this year with the best results since records began 20 years ago.

Applying to University

[Accountancy] - 18/08/2010 - More than nine in ten online users believe that it would be useful to be able to complete at least one activity concerned with starting university online.

Tax free income for students

[Accountancy] - 12/08/2010 - Students who work as Santaís helpers, ice rink supervisors and shop gift wrappers are being reminded today that they may not have to pay tax on the income they receive over the festive season.

Voice coaching

[Marketing] - 10/08/2010 - The most nerve-racking experience for most of us is to face an audience and a microphone. Is there a technique for communicating effectively, persuasively or confidently?

How to Become a Student Landlord

[Investment Banking] - 03/08/2010 - With a rising numbers of students applying for university places and the start of a new semester just around the corner, now really is the time to think seriously about becoming a student landlord.

Accounting careers

[Accountancy] - 22/06/2010 - An essay which details the profound effects of advances in technology and the recent economic climate on the role of accountants has brought success for a Nottingham University Business School.

Finance regulation

[Marketing] - 16/06/2010 - Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow has won funding to examine why previous attempts at introducing financial regulation following an economic crisis have failed.

Investment Challenge

[Management Consultancy] - 15/06/2010 - Six teams of budding British traders - four of them from Warwick University - reached the finals of this year's Investment Challenge from

Investment competition

[Investment Banking] - 15/06/2010 - Students from across North Wales region will soon be experiencing the excitement of the trading room floor 'virtually' first hand - thanks to a Bangor University initiative called Stock Market Challenge.

Accountancy jobs

[Accountancy] - 02/06/2010 - Businesses are cutting back on recruiting accounts staff, even though their role in keeping the cash flowing is more vital than ever.

General Election won by the media

[Marketing] - 18/05/2010 - As the debate continues to rage on the ability of a Conservative-Lib Dem UK coalition to govern effectively, small- and medium-sized businesses have hailed the General Election as being won by the media.

How to handle finances

[Insurance] - 27/04/2010 - Leading enterprise education charity, Young Enterprise, commissioned the poll of 1000 young people and found that they don't feel they have the right information to be able to handle their finances when they leave school.

Credit Card Fraud

[Retail Banking] - 26/04/2010 - A survey of 1000 commuters in London has found that a tidal wave of credit card fraud and Identity theft is sweeping the UK as 44 % of people said they have suffered from bank/credit card fraud.

Achieving work/life balance

[Management Consultancy] - 22/04/2010 - Women academics from the UK have greater problems achieving work/life balance than their counterparts working in Australia.

Studying at Birkbeck University

[Accountancy] - 15/04/2010 - By attending an Open Evening at Birkbeck University you can meet with academics and discuss the courses offered by the different schools and departments.

The forgotten political generation

[Marketing] - 08/04/2010 - The election campaign may be under way but new research from The University of Nottingham shows that the parties are in danger of immediately writing off at least four million young working class female voters.

Creativity, discussions and ideas

[Management Consultancy] - 01/04/2010 - When groups or companies are looking for a fresh perspective on a project, they often turn to brainstorming. A new study suggests that this doesn't generate unique and varied ideas.

Telephone Job Interview Tips

[Insurance] - 01/04/2010 - Telephone interviews are used as the first stage in a selection process. Due to the volume of applicants some jobs attract, phone interviews work like a filter, finding the best candidates - Find out to how prepare for questions.

How people respond to stress

[Retail Banking] - 01/04/2010 - Age and gender play a major role in how people respond to stress, according to a new study on 20-to-64-year-olds.

How to be successful

[Marketing] - 30/03/2010 - A new study demystifies this game of success, and shows that exceptional performance is not necessarily the direct result of special talent, experience, or sheer luck.

Saudi women's scholarly brilliance

[Accountancy] - 29/03/2010 - The first-ever academic forum for Saudi female students, designed to allow Saudi academics to share their experiences and achievements in the UK and Ireland, was held at the University of Sheffield.

Building confidence

[Marketing] - 29/03/2010 - People in Wiltshire are being invited to attend a free four-day confidence-building workshop organised by the University of Bath.

The power of optimism

[Insurance] - 25/03/2010 - Research shows that when people feel powerful they become more optimistic and less accurate in predicting the completion time of forthcoming tasks.

Bullying in the workplace

[Investment Banking] - 25/03/2010 - The number one reason for people leaving their job is the relationship with their boss. The Entrepreneurs' Business Academy are determined to change this.

Money and Happiness

[Investment Banking] - 25/03/2010 - A study by researchers at the University of Warwick and Cardiff University has found that money only makes people happier if it improves their social rank.

Interview Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

[Marketing] - 22/03/2010 - Find out how to answer interview questions relating to gaps in your CV, promotions, future plans and skills.

Older workers reporting to younger bosses

[Marketing] - 12/03/2010 - CareerBuilder has released the results of a survey showing that four out of ten workers over the age of 35 are working for a younger boss.

How to deal with stress?

[Management Consultancy] - 02/02/2010 - Scientists at the University of Essex have made a breakthrough in understanding what makes people vulnerable to stress. makes Peter Jones think twice

[Marketing] - 28/01/2010 - With over 1,650 restaurants on its books and having recently won a coveted BT Essence of the Entrepreneur Award, aspires to be the number one takeaway delivery website in the UK.

Stuck with Barack Obama

[Marketing] - 26/01/2010 - Over 40% of the British population would choose Barack Obama as their desert island companion, according to research.

Workplace bullying

[Insurance] - 20/01/2010 - Current economic pressures are creating previously unseen levels of anxiety within organisations, resulting in highly stressful working environments and encouraging increased negative behaviour.

Customer service study

[Investment Banking] - 14/01/2010 - A Nigerian student at Leeds University Business School is celebrating after winning a prize for her study on how the relationship between customers and bank tellers in her home country influences the service offered.

The benefits of bilingualism

[Marketing] - 14/01/2010 - People of all ages are taking part in what may well be the most extensive project ever to assess the benefits of being bilingual.

Improve your communication skills

[Marketing] - 14/01/2010 - Your mother may have taught you that it's rude to point, but according to new research, gesturing may actually help improve communication.

The weekend effect

[Investment Banking] - 13/01/2010 - From construction labourers and secretaries to physicians and lawyers, people experience better moods, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Gender equality

[Management Consultancy] - 07/01/2010 - Both women and men have been hit by job losses in the downturn, however, women face a higher risk of not being re-employed and continue to be in a generally weaker position in the labour market.

How to get the best Pound to Euro rates

[Retail Banking] - 16/12/2009 - Are you considering either moving or working abroad? Find out how to transfer both small and large quantities of currency at the best rates.

Exercise for a higher IQ

[Management Consultancy] - 03/12/2009 - Young adults who are fit have a higher IQ and are more likely to go on to university, reveals a major new study.

Interview tips

[Management Consultancy] - 03/12/2009 - Nervous jobseekers need to prepare for two hidden interview hurdles: the first and last three minutes, says a communication coach.

Trader tips

[Insurance] - 26/11/2009 - Researchers have identified a group of traders consistently able to outperform the market, even during the credit crisis.

Workplace literacy schemes

[Marketing] - 26/11/2009 - The government's Skills for Life initiative has not significantly improved literacy or the economic performance of participating companies, despite what policymakers believe.

Business risk forecast

[Investment Banking] - 19/11/2009 - Control Risks, one of the world's leading business risk consultancies, today launches RiskMap 2010 - its annual review and forecast of business risk for the year ahead.

Fighting the downturn

[Marketing] - 19/11/2009 - A major new report sets out the case for mental health services as the economy faces its longest recession since records began and mental health problems look set to rise.

Tackling workplace stress

[Retail Banking] - 12/11/2009 - UNISON, the UK's largest public sector union, has accused employers of "burying their heads in the sand," instead of tackling stress, anxiety and depression in the workplace.

Careers in banking

[Investment Banking] - 21/10/2009 - Hands up who still wants to be a banker? The now infamous global credit crunch will be discussed, debated and analysed for years to come. But what about jobs in the finance sector?

Opportunities at Aviva

[Insurance] - 15/10/2009 - Aviva offers many training schemes and career opportunities in the finance sector. Find out more at various events and fairs across the UK.

Top Business Schools

[Management Consultancy] - 30/09/2009 - Two new studies examining how business schools effectively attract students show a clear impact of the current global recession. MBAs are putting skills ahead of salaries and alumni are less likely to give to a financial appeal.

Age discrimination

[Insurance] - 30/09/2009 - In recognition of UK Older Peoples day, a University of Essex researcher has spoken out about the ongoing problem of age discrimination in the workplace.

Stressful decisions

[Accountancy] - 23/09/2009 - We often deliberate the pros and cons of our choices before making a final decision. A new study suggests that cognitive stress, such as distraction, can influence this logical approach to decision making.

Who will be hardest hit by the recession?

[Accountancy] - 10/09/2009 - Ethnic minorities, young adults and poorly qualified will be the hardest hit by recession job losses, but women and disabled people are relatively unaffected.

Conscientious and nice? Doesnít pay!

[Marketing] - 10/09/2009 - The nicer you are the worse you are likely to be paid. That's one conclusion from one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken into the relationship between personality and pay.

Tips for changing careers

[Marketing] - 03/09/2009 - Changing career is a big decision and should not be taken in haste. Whether you want a better paying job or career satisfaction, there are several points to consider.

Career goals

[Management Consultancy] - 25/08/2009 - A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that he or she isn't qualified to achieve the career of their dreams.

Clearing options

[Accountancy] - 13/08/2009 - Winifred has just graduated with a First in BA Accounting and Finance at Middlesex. She got her place on the course through clearing. Find out more about clearing options.

The effect of accents

[Marketing] - 13/08/2009 - More empathy and political identification with native speakers of a language makes the accent in that language lighter.

Get results with a group

[Marketing] - 04/08/2009 - A group of scientists from the Universities of Essex, Leeds and Bielefeld have successfully demonstrated that groups of people can reach decisions more accurately than individuals.

Managing money

[Investment Banking] - 29/07/2009 - Why are so many students deep in debt before they finish college, only to take on more debt as they begin their careers? Are parents to blame ?

Financial crisis increases deaths

[Insurance] - 08/07/2009 - Market crashes could lead to rises in homicides and suicides, unless governments invest in labour market protections, according to a recent study.

Law students see the value of voluntary work

[Management Consultancy] - 23/06/2009 - More than 70% of national law firms have increased their pro bono commitments in the last three years. This is something thatís high on the corporate agenda, even during the current economic downturn.

Fancy financial reporting?

[Accountancy] - 10/06/2009 - ACCA has now made its Certificate in International Financial Reporting (CertIFR) qualification available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Insurance profits

[Insurance] - 10/06/2009 - Long after it was revealed that life and health insurance companies were major investors in tobacco stocks, prompting calls upon them to divest, US, Canadian and UK-based insurance firms now hold at least $4.4 billion of investments in tobacco.

Free University Courses

[Management Consultancy] - 04/06/2009 - Cranfield University is to offer individuals directly impacted by the economic crisis an opportunity to re-skill and redirect their careers to take advantage of skills shortages in areas such as management.

Making it happen

[Management Consultancy] - 13/05/2009 - Enterprising students are taking the initiative and preparing to tackle the current financial crisis as the culmination of their degree programme.

Top Business Schools

[Management Consultancy] - 22/04/2009 - Pressure on top business schools to identify quality candidates among rapidly growing numbers of MBA applicants has created extra demand for MBA recruitment events.

Saving the economy and saving the planet

[Marketing] - 22/04/2009 - Is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly industries to cleaner, greener industries to create new and sustainable employment?

Accountancy opportunities

[Accountancy] - 14/04/2009 - The recruitment, development and retention of finance professionals is a growing challenge for organisations as the accounting profession is changing rapidly.

Mathematical anxiety

[Accountancy] - 02/04/2009 - 6 out of every 10 university students, regardless their field of study, present symptoms of anxiety when dealing with Mathematics.

From stress to financial mess

[Insurance] - 02/04/2009 - Many of us feel uneasy about the security of our jobs and being able to pay our bills. Could stress make our financial troubles even worse?

Inflation illusion

[Investment Banking] - 02/04/2009 - What would you prefer: a 3% wage rise at 5% inflation? Or a 2% wage-cut with stable prices? Is this a money illusion?

The human brain is on the edge of chaos

[Marketing] - 26/03/2009 - Cambridge-based researchers provide new evidence that the human brain lives "on the edge of chaos", at a critical transition point between randomness and order.

Business & Pleasure

[Investment Banking] - 24/03/2009 - When it comes to leading a team tasked with developing new products, being nice and playing well with others gives you a competitive advantage.

Can your name get you a job?

[Marketing] - 11/03/2009 - Before employers have a chance to judge job applicants on their merits, they may have already judged them on the sound of their names.

Can farming help UK crisis?

[Investment Banking] - 17/02/2009 - Farming can help pull Britain out of recession, says National Farmers' Union President Peter Kendall.

Banking jobs are back

[Investment Banking] - 08/01/2009 - Banks in Britain plan to continue to hire graduates and take on interns, while laying off thousands of more expensive employees, to ensure that an army of junior staff is available when business picks up.

M&S axes jobs

[Retail Banking] - 08/01/2009 - Marks & Spencer is cutting 1,230 jobs after a sharp fall in sales. Job losses in the financial sector added to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low.

How risky are first-time buyers?

[Investment Banking] - 17/12/2008 - Research by Dr Joao Ejarque from the University of Essex has looked at risks for first-time home buyers and the impact on their spending patterns.

To buy, or not to buy?

[Marketing] - 16/12/2008 - We feel good about a purchase if we believe we've made a decision that's in line with our goals. A new study examines the ways consumers evaluate brand features to make choices.

Who benefits?

[Accountancy] - 27/11/2008 - The proportion of working age adults receiving safety net social security benefits has halved since the early 1990s. So who is receiving?

The technology of education

[Marketing] - 20/11/2008 - Second life, podcasting, mobiles, PDAs...Who will survive? Who will change? Who will disappear?

Credit markets show signs of thaw

[Investment Banking] - 04/11/2008 - Global credit markets showed more signs of a thaw on Tuesday and Australia cut interest rates sharply ahead of expected reductions in Europe this week, but the deep freeze in bank lending appeared far from over.

Credit Suisse cuts 500 more investment banking jobs

[Investment Banking] - 29/10/2008 - Credit Suisse is cutting 500 more investment banking jobs, due to market conditions and projected staffing levels required to meet client needs.

Barclays degree programme

[Retail Banking] - 29/10/2008 - Thinking about University but worried about the cost? Why not get Barclays to fund your degree by applying for the Barclays degree programme?

Business networking site for graduates

[Marketing] - 29/10/2008 - is the first UK business networking site, specially crafted for those looking to make business contacts within a specific sector.

Advertising groups issue dire slowdown warnings

[Marketing] - 29/10/2008 - Three of the world's largest ad groups have issued dire warnings about an industry slowdown, amidst the global crisis.

In need of insurance?

[Insurance] - 22/10/2008 - Looking for car insurance? Oh Yes! Churchill offers up to 15% discount when you buy car insurance online. Find out more about this as well as travel and home insurance options.

Brown warns of first recession in 16 years

[Investment Banking] - 22/10/2008 - Britain's economy is likely to fall into recession for the first time in 16 years, dragged down by the global economic crisis, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced.

Liberty director launches Essex Law Clinic

[Management Consultancy] - 06/10/2008 - Shami Chakrabarti, director of human rights organisation Liberty, will launch the Essex Law Clinic at the Colchester Campus on Thursday 9 October.

EU bank deposit schemes

[Investment Banking] - 06/10/2008 - More European governments are offering blanket deposit guarantees to savers over the financial crisis. Here are details of bank deposit guarantee schemes in some EU countries:

Embracing the US bailout

[Investment Banking] - 22/09/2008 - Wall Street braced for a week of political wrangling over a proposed $700 billion bailout for troubled banks.

Microsoft awarded top rating

[Investment Banking] - 22/09/2008 - Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service on Monday assigned their top credit ratings to Microsoft Corp.

Stocks continue to plunge

[Investment Banking] - 17/09/2008 - Shares of Wall Street firms Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs plummeted on Wednesday and HBOS looked set to be bought.

U.S. markets not worth risk

[Investment Banking] - 17/09/2008 - Norway's $362 billion sovereign wealth fund is cool towards taking part in U.S. financial sector recapitalisation due to political and regulatory risks.

Lehman Brothers employees wages update

[Investment Banking] - 17/09/2008 - Administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers will pay September salaries to all 4,500 London staff of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) by the end of the month.

European stocks continue free-fall

[Investment Banking] - 17/09/2008 - European shares fell to their lowest since May 2005 on Wednesday as investors fretted that a credit crisis would claim more victims after Lehman Brothers failed and insurer AIG had to be bailed out.

Markets plunge, call for calm

[Investment Banking] - 15/09/2008 - Central banks moved worldwide to ease tensions and address deep distrust in short-term lending markets after a miserable day on Wall St.

Economic forecast gloomy

[Investment Banking] - 09/09/2008 - Britain is edging closer to recession with data on Tuesday showing sales down, house prices crumbling, factory output falling for a fifth month and firms more reluctant to hire.

Multifaceted approach to business

[Accountancy] - 05/09/2008 - The hallmark of Kingston LLP's practice has always been their direct personal approach to both clients and employees, coupled with their range of services and experience.

European markets uncertain

[Investment Banking] - 05/09/2008 - A wave of risk aversion hit financial markets on Friday, pushing world stocks to their lowest in more than two years and knocking European currencies.

Worst inflation may be over

[Retail Banking] - 05/09/2008 - Euro-zone inflation has probably passed its peak but the European Central Bank cannot let its guard down yet.

Salford student entrepreneurs

[Marketing] - 18/08/2008 - The University of Salford has won funding to appoint its own Enterprise Champion, who will help to turn the ideas of students and graduates into viable business opportunities.

Matalan shamed

[Marketing] - 18/08/2008 - FPB is naming and shaming Matalan, which is imposing a 2% deduction on payments to suppliers from 1 Sept'08. The company will use the money it saves to pay for marketing activities.

Morgan Stanley sees finance crisis lasting

[Investment Banking] - 12/08/2008 - The financial crisis will probably not end until next year or even 2010, Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper quoted Morgan Stanley co-President Walid Chammah.

Angry investors face Fortis

[Investment Banking] - 12/08/2008 - Shareholders grilled the top two executives of Belgian-Dutch financial group Fortis over the company's handling of an unexpected solvency plan.

Tough times for house buyers

[Retail Banking] - 12/08/2008 - British house prices fell a little less than expected in July but sales per real estate firm hit a record low and retail sales weakened again.

Join JPMorgan

[Accountancy] - 07/08/2008 - Sales, Trading & Research Industry Impressions at JPMorgan Monday September 8 until Friday September 12, 2008

Insurers' profits crippled

[Insurance] - 07/08/2008 - The global credit crisis tore a hole in the profits of some of Europe's top insurers with AXA and Aegon both posting sharply lower earnings.

Petrol up to 20% dearer in Britain

[Retail Banking] - 07/08/2008 - Britons pay up to 20% more for a litre of petrol than some of their major European counterparts, according to a survey.

Want to be a management consultant?

[Management Consultancy] - 06/08/2008 - Become a management consultant or business coach and earn up to 1000 pounds a day. Find out more...

Britain's economy tumbles

[Investment Banking] - 06/08/2008 - Britain's economy has almost ground to a halt, the consumer spirit is evaporating and jobs are getting harder to find.

Mexico businesses tighten security against drugs

[Investment Banking] - 06/08/2008 - Businesses in Mexico are tightening security against drug gangs that sneak narcotics into export shipments to the US.

Ethiopia aims to earn $200 mln from tourism

[Marketing] - 06/08/2008 - Ethiopia hopes to boost tourism earnings 15% to $200 million this year.

Somali pirates rich with ransoms from hijacking

[Marketing] - 06/08/2008 - Somali pirates are investing heavily in trafficking the narcotic khat, along with other businesses, as they seek to spend big profits from ransom payments after months of attacks.

Admiral sees improved outlook

[Insurance] - 30/07/2008 - Admiral posted a 16% rise in first-half profit at the higher end of forecasts, and said it was seeing evidence of a long-awaited turn in the UK motor market.

Swiss Re buys Barclays life arm

[Insurance] - 30/07/2008 - Swiss Re, the world's largest re-insurer, agreed to buy Barclays' life assurance portfolio for £753 million in cash, even as it wrote down more credit assets.

Credit crunch bites into fashion firms

[Retail Banking] - 30/07/2008 - The number of UK clothing, fashion and cosmetic retailers going into administration rose 21% in the first half of 2008 as the credit crunch crimped consumer spending.

EU approves Mars buy of Wrigley

[Marketing] - 29/07/2008 - Mars won unconditional permission from the European Commission to purchase chewing gum manufacturer Wrigley for $23 billion.

German business morale sinks

[Management Consultancy] - 24/07/2008 - German corporate sentiment dipped by more than expected in July to hit its lowest level in nearly three years.

Protest over M&S chief's dual role

[Management Consultancy] - 24/07/2008 - Controversy over Stuart Rose's combined role as chairman and CEO at Marks & Spencer looks set to persist, after a major investor group unveiled plans for a protest.

Wealth unit helps Credit Suisse

[Investment Banking] - 24/07/2008 - Credit Suisse posted a smaller-than-expected fall in second-quarter earnings as its investment banking unit returned to profit.

Battered European bank shares face more pain

[Investment Banking] - 24/07/2008 - European bank stocks have tumbled 40% in the past year, roiled by a global credit crisis.

Credit Suisse are hiring!

[Investment Banking] - 24/07/2008 - Credit Suisse finished the second quarter with more staff than a year earlier and plans more hires, at a time when the credit crunch is forcing many banks to downsize.

Change for German football

[Marketing] - 24/07/2008 - German cartel office said the marketing model for the 2009/10 Bundesliga TV rights did not meet antitrust standards and would be banned unless changed by German football association DFL.

Banks and Vodafone weigh on European stocks

[Investment Banking] - 22/07/2008 - European shares fell on Tuesday, led by Vodafone, which sank after issuing a weak outlook, while banks were weighed down by disappointing earnings from American Express.

Be a part of Barclays

[Retail Banking] - 22/07/2008 - Barclays offer internships, graduate jobs, work experience and many more opportunities to make the most of your talent.

Leading with International Commercial Law

[Insurance] - 16/07/2008 - One of the UK's leading experts in competition law from City University London has said that international litigation is set to boom during the credit crunch.

UK inflation surges

[Management Consultancy] - 15/07/2008 - British inflation shot up to nearly double the central bank's 2% target in June, intensifying doubts about whether BoE can cut interest rates to prevent a sharp economic slowdown.

Belgium PM resigns

[Management Consultancy] - 15/07/2008 - Belgium plunged back into political crisis after Prime Minister Yves Leterme tendered his resignation, having failed to push through measures to devolve more power to the regions.

RBS Insurance opportunities

[Insurance] - 15/07/2008 - As part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, RBS Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK, employing over 18,000 staff. Be a part of it!

Dawnay, Day asks E&Y to help it restructure-source

[Investment Banking] - 15/07/2008 - Privately owned British investment firm Dawnay, Day has hired Ernst & Young to restructure its complex web of companies.

WTO backs help for workers hit by globalisation

[Investment Banking] - 15/07/2008 - Government schemes to help workers displaced by trade liberalisation can promote public support for trade reform, the benefits of which are increasingly under question, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said.

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[Marketing] - 15/07/2008 - Find out about workshops specialising in sales and marketing, events, management and business.

Apply for an apprenticeship

[Accountancy] - 10/07/2008 - Accounting is a professional, well respected career. Apprenticeships provide you with relevant practical accounting and finance skills to further yourself.

Bloomberg shuffles management

[Management Consultancy] - 10/07/2008 - Financial news and data company Bloomberg is creating several new units as part of a reorganization that includes a shuffling of top management.

Aim for AXA

[Insurance] - 10/07/2008 - Whoever you are, AXA offers you a unique environment to progress your career.

Job cuts as WestLB closes Japan operations

[Insurance] - 10/07/2008 - German state bank has started liquidating its banking and brokerage businesses in Japan as part of efforts to recover from losses caused by the U.S. subprime rout.

BoE likely to hold interest rates

[Investment Banking] - 10/07/2008 - BoE is expected to hold interest rates at 5.0% until it has a better idea of which is the greater evil, surging inflation or slowing economic growth.

Global growth worries hit European shares

[Investment Banking] - 10/07/2008 - European shares fell as concern about the likelihood of yet more losses among financials dented banking stocks.

Restaurants feel mid-market pinch

[Retail Banking] - 10/07/2008 - Economists say to expect the squeeze in the market's middle: for Britain's recently fast-growing restaurants, it's starting with lunch.

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[Accountancy] - 09/07/2008 - CIMA accredited college open days give you the opportunity to make an informed decision about which college you want to study at, while giving you an insight into accountancy and finance.

Finance graduates plan jobs elsewhere

[Investment Banking] - 09/07/2008 - Before they even start working 80-hour weeks, graduates sense tougher times in investment banking, and either by choice or necessity, some are already planning careers elsewhere.

Nationwide opportunities

[Retail Banking] - 09/07/2008 - Nationwide is the largest building society in the world. This means enormous scope, variety and opportunity, plus other good reasons to join the company.

50 billion dollars for bread

[Accountancy] - 03/07/2008 - The bank of Zimbabwe has been printing higher denomination banknotes to keep pace with inflation; the most valuable note in circulation is worth Z$50 billion, enough to buy three loaves of bread.

Industry heading for shake-up

[Management Consultancy] - 03/07/2008 - The European fund management industry is set to emerge from the current bear market in markedly different shape.

No sale, no merger

[Management Consultancy] - 03/07/2008 - German chipmaker Infineon is not for sale and will not take part in a merger, the company's new chief executive said on Wednesday.

Revival of insurance exchange?

[Insurance] - 03/07/2008 - New York Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo is enlisting experts to examine the possibility of reviving the New York Insurance Exchange.

Japanese banks take steps overseas

[Investment Banking] - 03/07/2008 - Japan's big banks, unburdened by heavy subprime losses, and stuck with sputtering growth at home, are once again investing and lending abroad.

UK credit squeeze intensifies

[Investment Banking] - 03/07/2008 - The credit squeeze for British households and businesses looks set to intensify as lenders brace for rising defaults and the economy slows.

UK bank fraud plot

[Investment Banking] - 03/07/2008 - A bank clerk pleaded guilty in Britain on Thursday to conspiracy to defraud HSBC bank of more than $140 million, police said.

Rethinking risk management

[Retail Banking] - 03/07/2008 - Banks need to rethink ways of managing risk, replace outdated technologies in the area and give the traditionally lowly risk manager a higher profile,

Wishful thinking

[Marketing] - 03/07/2008 - The dollar may build on its gains next week now that the latest U.S. jobs data has failed to confirm the market's worst fears.

Goldman's clean up deal

[Accountancy] - 24/06/2008 - Goldman Sachs's bail-out of a $7 bln Structured Investment Vehicle shows investors are pushing hard for banks to clean up troubled assets.

Catastrophe bond markets surviving

[Marketing] - 24/06/2008 - Forced asset sales that have frozen major markets in the credit crisis have caused barely a ripple in the $22 bln catastrophe bond market.

Kenya to invest in infrastructure

[Marketing] - 24/06/2008 - A World Bank economist urged the Kenyan government to develop the country's poor infrastructure, particularly power generating capacity, to attract more investment.

Nortel executives charged

[Accountancy] - 23/06/2008 - A former Nortel Networks Corp chief executive and two of his lieutenants were charged with fraudulently misstating financial results.

Bond insurance strong

[Insurance] - 23/06/2008 - The bond insurance business of Dexia's U.S. unit FSA is strong and a $5 billion credit extended to it is simply to give markets.

Buying Banco Popular

[Investment Banking] - 23/06/2008 - A company was in advanced talks with shareholders with a view to acquiring 20 percent of Spanish bank Banco Popular.

Deep cuts at Citigroup

[Investment Banking] - 23/06/2008 - Citigroup Inc is set to slash about 6,500 jobs in its investment banking division, the Wall Street Journal said on its website on Sunday.

Pay restraint to ease inflation

[Retail Banking] - 23/06/2008 - Alistair Darling called for pay awards to be kept in check to ensure they did not add to inflationary pressure in the UK economy.

Potential German deal

[Retail Banking] - 23/06/2008 - British bank Lloyds TSB would consider a significant acquisition and is looking at a possible deal in Germany.

Bank expects rise in profits

[Retail Banking] - 23/06/2008 - Spain's biggest bank, Banco Santander said on Saturday it would significantly boost profits in 2008.

Dexia to provide $5 bln credit

[Marketing] - 23/06/2008 - Belgian-French financial services group Dexia said on Monday it would provide a $5 billion credit line to its U.S. bond insurance subsidiary FSA.

SocGen, Rockefeller in deal

[Management Consultancy] - 17/06/2008 - French bank Societe Generaleand U.S. wealth manager Rockefeller Financial Services have formed an alliance in private banking.

AXA taps UK appetite for investments

[Insurance] - 17/06/2008 - AXA is set to tap UK appetite for investments with guarantees, hoping to cash in on a segment that could make up 40 percent of the growing UK annuity market.

Central banks douse rate hike

[Investment Banking] - 17/06/2008 - Investors reconsidered whether central banks, including the Federal Reserve, will raise rates this year.

Goldman restructure nears

[Investment Banking] - 17/06/2008 - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has nearly completed a long-awaited rescue of a $7 billion structured investment vehicle.

Barclays could raise 7 bln

[Retail Banking] - 17/06/2008 - British bank Barclays could raise up to 7 billion pounds ($13.8 billion) from a fundraising structure.

UK inflation surges

[Marketing] - 17/06/2008 - Britain's inflation rate rose in May to its highest since the Labour government came to power in 1997.

Euro up against dollar

[Marketing] - 17/06/2008 - The dollar slipped against the euro while sterling sold off widely on Tuesday as traders broadly scaled back expectations.

British consumer mood darkens

[Accountancy] - 30/05/2008 - Britain's economic outlook darkened further on Friday as three separate surveys pointed to tumbling consumer confidence.

Swiss probe brewers

[Management Consultancy] - 30/05/2008 - Swiss authorities are examining Heineken's takeover plans for Swiss brewer Eichhof Holdings.

Bausch & Lomb to stay private

[Management Consultancy] - 30/05/2008 - Eye-care company Bausch & Lomb has a long-term growth plan and won't return to the public market any time soon.

German reinsurers eye Florida

[Insurance] - 30/05/2008 - German reinsurers Munich Re and Hannover Re said they are well prepared for an active hurricane season and would keep a close eye on Florida's insurance market.

Italy seeks Alitalia buyers

[Investment Banking] - 30/05/2008 - Italy issued new rules for the sale of Alitalia on Friday, its third attempt in nearly 18 months to find a buyer for the airline.

Asia to show reasonable growth

[Investment Banking] - 30/05/2008 - HSBC said on Friday it was difficult to determine the outlook for 2008 amid the worst financial turmoil in a generation.

HSBC faces pay anger

[Retail Banking] - 30/05/2008 - HSBC fought off investor anger on Friday over a pay plan that could see top executives share more than $230 million.

Northern Rock to boost debt

[Retail Banking] - 30/05/2008 - British lender Northern Rock plans to more than double its debt management staff in the coming year in the face of rising arrears.

Euro zone inflation a concern

[Marketing] - 30/05/2008 - Record high inflation this month in the euro zone is a matter of concern and will be discussed by euro zone finance ministers.

Adair Turner new FSA chairman

[Retail Banking] - 29/05/2008 - Britain has named former industry boss Adair Turner as chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the watchdog's biggest crisis to date.

StanChart sinks teeth deeper into Asia

[Management Consultancy] - 27/05/2008 - Indian mobile firm Bharti Airtel's bold attempt to take control of South African rival MTN for around $20 billion was noteworthy for several reasons.

Alcatel payoff to performance

[Investment Banking] - 27/05/2008 - Alcatel-Lucent, will ask shareholders to vote on a proposal to tie its CEO's 6 million euro to performance objectives.

SocGen to face shareholders

[Retail Banking] - 27/05/2008 - Societe Generale faces shareholders for the first time since rocking markets in January with the world's biggest rogue trading scandal.

Northern Foods profits up

[Marketing] - 27/05/2008 - UK-based Northern Foods reported a 25.3 percent rise in full-year earnings at the upper end of market expectations, as it cut costs.

Changes for Information Security Managers

[Management Consultancy] - 22/05/2008 - The role of information security managers is rapidly changing to focus on business needs instead of technology.

UK pensions fall short

[Insurance] - 13/05/2008 - Some of Britain's top companies have increased pension scheme life expectancy assumptions, adding billions to their liabilities.

Labour cuts income taxes

[Marketing] - 13/05/2008 - Britain's embattled Labour government trimmed income taxes for 22 million people on Tuesday.

StanChart hiring 10,000 new workers

[Investment Banking] - 07/05/2008 - Asia-focused banks Standard Chartered expects to add at least 10,000 staff this year, hiring talent from among those fired by shrinking rival banks.

Conditions ripe for hedge fund

[Investment Banking] - 06/05/2008 - Investors able to provide seed capital for hedge funds are set to enjoy the most favourable conditions in years.

UK mortgage slump

[Investment Banking] - 23/04/2008 - Approvals for British home loans slumped nearly 50 percent on a year ago to hit a record low in March.

British firms reeling

[Investment Banking] - 22/04/2008 - Britain's small and medium-sized firms are starting to feel the bite of the global credit squeeze, a report published said.

Sacyr sells Eiffage stake

[Investment Banking] - 18/04/2008 - Spanish builder Sacyr Vallehermoso said on Thursday it had sold its stake in France's Eiffage for 1.92 billion euros.

France Tel shares sag

[Management Consultancy] - 17/04/2008 - France Telecom shares fell sharply after the French telecoms operator confirmed it was considering making a bid for Nordic operator TeliaSonera.

$3 bln drive to double profits

[Management Consultancy] - 17/04/2008 - The Co-Operative Group aimed at doubling profits over the next three years and said it wanted to buy rival Somerfield.

EU opens in-depth probe

[Management Consultancy] - 17/04/2008 - The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation on Thursday into Associated British Foods' plan to buy some assets.

JC Flowers' Friends adventure

[Insurance] - 17/04/2008 - J.C. Flowers is set to drop its pursuit of Friends Provident after an ultimatum this week failed to bring the UK life insurer to the negotiating table.

Munich Re in clear

[Insurance] - 17/04/2008 - Munich Re declared itself out of the woods on big losses linked to the financial market crisis.

Demonstrators disrupt French bank

[Retail Banking] - 17/04/2008 - Striking bank workers disrupted the 2007 results presentation of venerable French state bank Caisse des Depots.

ABN mismanagement dismissed

[Retail Banking] - 17/04/2008 - The Dutch enterprise court in Amsterdam said on Thursday that it would not consider claims of mismanagement by ABN AMRO

ECB has to fight inflation

[Marketing] - 17/04/2008 - The European Central Bank has to actively fight the risk of spiralling wages and prices and ensure interest rates are high enough to curb inflation.

Edizione pulls auditor list

[Insurance] - 16/04/2008 - A controversial list of candidates for internal auditors at Assicurazioni Generali will not be put forward.

JPMorgan selling shares

[Retail Banking] - 16/04/2008 - JPMorgan Chase & Co is to sell $6 billion in non-cumulative perpetual preferred share.

New City jobs down

[Investment Banking] - 10/04/2008 - The number of new jobs in the City of London financial hub fell by 23 percent in March from a year ago as banks cut back hiring, a report by Morgan McKinley recruiters showed on Thursday.

Credit Suisse warns on loss

[Retail Banking] - 20/03/2008 - Credit Suisse warned on Thursday it could report its first quarterly loss in five years, further eroding the bank's credibility.

Bailout still a dirty word

[Accountancy] - 16/03/2008 - U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson worked the phones and airwaves on Sunday in a bid to reassure financial markets that the government stood ready to help.

US dollar caught in cross-fire

[Marketing] - 16/03/2008 - The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates again this week while the European Central Bank remains on hold for a while.

Oil eases from record high, dollar rallies

[Marketing] - 11/03/2008 - Oil fell from record highs near $110 a barrel on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar rallied after the Federal Reserve and other central banks injected liquidity into strained financial1 markets.

Shares fall

[Investment Banking] - 06/03/2008 - European shares fell on Thursday as weak U.S. housing data fanned worries about global growth.

Shares Fall

[Marketing] - 06/03/2008 - European shares fell on Thursday as weak U.S. housing data fanned worries about global growth.

All apologies

[Management Consultancy] - 04/03/2008 - Eurogroup Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker tried to mend fences with International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

HSBC on the rise

[Investment Banking] - 03/03/2008 - HSBC's profits rose 10 percent last year, just below analysts' forecasts, as strong gains in Asia helped absorb a $17.2 billion hit.

SocGen take-up

[Marketing] - 29/02/2008 - SocGen will have a take-up rate of close to 100 percent for its deeply discounted 5.5 billion euros ($8 billion) rights issue.

Targeting rating agencies

[Accountancy] - 25/02/2008 - Credit rating agencies must voluntarily show they can avoid conflicts of interest or face new mandatory rules.

Siemens to cut 7,000 jobs

[Investment Banking] - 25/02/2008 - Germany's Siemens plans to cut 7,000 jobs or two-fifths of the workforce of its corporate telecoms unit.

Allianz shores up $19 bln

[Insurance] - 21/02/2008 - Allianz moved to shore up the $19 billion structured investment vehicle K2 managed by its Dresdner Bank unit.

Fears over UK homeowners

[Retail Banking] - 21/02/2008 - Fears are growing that homeowners with 100 percent-plus mortgages could run into trouble.