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Headhunters Called For Transparency In Women Recruitment

March 20 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

As the call for gender equality in the workforce rings louder than ever, headhunters could be expected to publish information regarding the number of women on their shortlists.

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Alibaba IPO Aims To Raise $15 billion

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

In a bid to internationalise itself, China’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group is planning to float in the US stock markets and raise $15 billion from sales of shares. Will the IPO help Alibaba become more global?

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Candy Crush Developer Is Worth $7.6 billion!

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

The game development company behind Candy Crush, King, is set to float an initial public offering (IPO) later this month. And King might be worth an eye-watering $7.6 billion!

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Osborne’s Budget Boost To Savers and Pensioners

March 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

UK chancellor George Osborne has taken to the dispatch box to present a crowd-pleasing, what was in effect the last, Budget of this parliament by claiming it was for ‘the makers, the doers and the savers’.

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Libor Scandal: Sixteen Banks Sued By US Regulator

March 18 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Sixteen banks, including Barclays, are being sued by a regulatory body in the US that alleges they were involved in fixing the Libor interest rate.

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Sainsbury’s Sales Drop For First Time In Nine Years

March 18 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Sainsbury’s has seen its first falling sales figures in nine years, but is this a sign of the times or just a temporary slump?

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Exports Drop As UK Trade Deficit Widens

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

A fall in exports has seen the UK’s trade gap widen, new data shows – so what can the country do to turn it around?

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UK Budget 2014: What Should We Expect?

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Consumer groups, businesses and unions have all published their wish lists for this year’s UK Budget. But who will be disappointed and what can we expect?

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Oxfam Calls For Moves To Tackle Inequality

March 17 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Oxfam has urged the government to do more to tackle inequality, after new research found that five families are worth more than 20 per cent of the population.

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

March 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this post, Alex Carroll shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education…

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It’s Official: Facebook Is Contagious!

A new study has found that posting a happy or sad Facebook status increases the chances your friends will do the same.

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Streaming Leads The Way For Home Entertainment in The UK

Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are leading the way in home entertainment – but could they really put an end to traditional media?

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7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

March 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Accountants have great salary and career prospects, but some have ended up in places you may not expect …

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Mr Kipling: Still ‘Exceedingly Good’ at Marketing

March 13 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Premier Foods has mocked suggestions that Mr Kipling will drop its “exceedingly good” strapline …

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8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

March 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

ACCA-qualified accountants can earn an impressive starting salary of up to £45,000 per year, but what could that buy you?

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What Next For Morrisons?

March 12 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Morrisons is facing a fight if it wants to hold onto its place among the UK’s biggest supermarkets. Where can it go from here? …

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Retail Sales Prove the Power of Ecommerce

March 12 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Poor weather has kept shoppers away from the high street recently, according to new research, but ecommerce has grown at the same time …

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#StartUpSpotlight: Motoriety Offers ‘Hassle-Free’ Vehicle Ownership

March 11 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

In this week’s StartUp Spotlight, we speak with Lucy Burnford – Founder of Motoriety – a web-based platform that seeks to transform the way we manage vehicle ownership and maintenance …

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Is Spotify Seeking an IPO?

Spotify’s decision to secure a $200 million credit facility has investors talking – but is the music streaming giant really considering an IPO? …

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part I)

March 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In this post, Karina Kizhner shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education… 

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Android Takes Apple’s Crown as Top Tablet OS

Apple iOS has lost out to Google’s Android operating system, which already dominates the smartphone market, as the world’s top tablet OS. Is the giant really losing its grip? …

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Protect Your Smartphone from Advert Malware

If you’ve got malware on your smartphone, it’s more likely to come from ads than any other source. Here’s how you can protect your mobile …

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8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

March 05 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

An ACCA qualification is a passport to working as an accountant in 170 countries worldwide. Here are some of the places it could take you …

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5 Years of Low Interest Rates: Who Wins?

March 05 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Five years ago to this day, the Bank of England cut interest rates to a record low – and they haven’t moved since. We look at the flip side of low interest mortgages and consumers having more to spend …

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

March 04 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

It’s easy to assume that accountants do nothing but count all day. But there’s more than meets the eye to this ancient profession – here are a few random facts you may not know…

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