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UK Finance Jobs Inch Towards 2008 Peak

January 20 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

After several turbulent years, the finance job market in the UK finally seems to be back on track. Since 2008, never has a degree in finance mattered more …

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Books You Must Read In 2014

January 17 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

As we approach the end of the third week of 2014, we have compiled a list of ‘must-read’ books for the year just for you! Here’s what your bookshelves must acquire in this new year …

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Where Is The Troubled UK Housing Market Headed?

January 16 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

As property values in Britain climb higher and higher, fears of a property bubble bursting grow more realistic. But the cost ascension continues undisturbed. We look at what 2014 holds for UK realty …

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Helping People Help Themselves – Microfinance in Cambodia

January 15 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Two years ago, LSBF-GGSB MSc Finance student Caroline Poll out to understand how microfinance encourages financial inclusion in the developing world. Today, she finds herself putting one together in Cambodia. Caroline tells her story …

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The $100bn Handshake: M&As Witness Early Year Roar

January 14 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

The ‘business takeover’ spiel has had an astonishing start in the new year – valued at over $100 billion. We chronicle some deals that were revealed and see what the future holds …

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UK Graduate Job Market Set For 2014 Boom

January 13 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

The job market is looking better than ever for UK graduates. We discuss what this means for graduates and how they can better prepare to enter the professional market …

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Is it time for a start-up revolution?

January 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this fresh, fast-changing market, those who can blend traditional skills with newly developed technologies are able to climb the career ladder at a faster pace. We take a look at an LSBF success story – Rafael Laky …

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British Education Could Learn From Retail

January 10 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

There are many parallels that could be drawn between British retail and the education sector. Drawing parallels with traditional high street retail, we look at the future of British education …

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5 Ways For Businesses To Make Money

January 09 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

As the holiday season draws to a close and businesses resume operational normalcy, 2013 fades into the background. We look at 5 ways businesses could make and save more money in 2014 …

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The Big Freeze: Will Polar Vortex ‘Cool’ The Economy?

January 08 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

As North America gets caught in a vicious Polar Vortex that has left most of the continent well below the freezing point, we explore how it might impact businesses and the economy … …

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5 ‘Holiday Season’ Tips For Your Business

January 02 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

It is that time of the year when society enters its comfort zone. Unwinding, relaxing, spending quality time with friends and family. We look at 5 things you could do to ensure your business stays on top of things during this period …

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Be who you want to be in business

December 19 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

If you woke up to find you had been granted the opportunity to be anyone else in business world, who would you choose? Who do you look up to and most aspire to be like?

In the following article we take a closer look at LSBF’s nifty new application tool, which aims to allow you to answer such ambivalent questions. 

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5 Tips on how to improve your LinkedIn Profile

December 18 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Are you using your LinkedIn profile to its full potential?

In this post Alex Carroll lists 5 tips that you should consider adopting in order to improve your employability and searchability.

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Parlez-Vous Second Language? Those Who Do Might Be Smarter

December 17 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

At a time when UK’s (lack of) language skills and schooling performance are being questioned, an academic study claims that learning languages might be key to raising a ‘smarter’ next generation …

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5 Business Resolutions for 2014

December 16 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

With the end of 2013 drawing near, it is the perfect time for businesses to reflect on their activities and make their resolutions for 2014. We try to chronicle what businesses must try to pursue in the coming year …

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5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

December 13 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

As the world bids Nelson Mandela adieu, we must not forget that there will always be much to learn from this great man’s life. We take a look at the most important leadership lessons we can absorb from Mandela’s life …

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Mamba Mentors Finalists: Trucking in Africa

December 12 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Last month, LSBF announced the five finalists of Mamba Mentors, an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to help self-starters to get their businesses off the ground. We invited Alabi David, one of the finalists, to write about his trucking company, Cloud Flyers.

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 2

December 11 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

In the final instalment of this two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison explains how to use the information provided in the previous article to conceive tests …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 2

December 11 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In the final instalment of this two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison explains how to use the information provided in the previous article to conceive tests …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing - Part 1

December 10 ,2013 | by Paul Merison

In this first part of a two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison illustrates the differences between control tests and substantive tests and explains how audit tests are aimed at testing the assertions in the financial statements …

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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 1

December 10 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this first part of a two-part article aimed at students of the ACCA F8 paper, Paul Merison illustrates the differences between control tests and substantive tests and explains how audit tests are aimed at testing the assertions in the financial statements …

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10 Fun Tips to Passing ACCA Exams

December 09 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

One of the reasons many people avoid revision is that it can be perceived as boring! However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, as we asked students and alumni of LSBF to share with us their most unique and fun revision tips.

From chewing and digesting revision notes to having five-minute dance sessions in-between completing past paper questions, here’s what they had to say … 

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What is Asset Recovery? - Part 2

December 06 ,2013 | by Jonathan Price

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the first of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is with the example of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case …

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What is Asset Recovery? – Part 2

December 06 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the last of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is by taking a closer look at the Costa Concordia case …http://blog.lsbf.org.uk/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

 

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What is Asset Recovery? - Part 1

December 05 ,2013 | by Jonathan Price

‘Asset Recovery’ is a multi-faceted term that could entail many a meaning. In the first of this two-part series on this subject, Jonathan Price explains what ‘Asset Recovery’ is with the example of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case …

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