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The Digital Currency Question: Is Bitcoin Here to Stay?

February 25 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

The Digital Currency Question: Is Bitcoin Here to Stay?

Ever since Bitcoin took off, investors have been worried about its prospects. It seems some of those fears may have been well-founded. One of the web’s largest Bitcoin exchanges just went offline …

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Are Mobiles and Tablets Set to Wipe Out PC Shopping?

February 24 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Are Mobiles and Tablets Set to Wipe Out PC Shopping?

Fears have been voiced for years that online shopping could be the death of the high street. But it appears the real competition lies between the devices themselves …

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Google Capital Takes Aim at Education

February 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Google Capital Takes Aim at Education

Google’s new investment arm, Google Capital, is testing the waters in the education sector by investing in Renaissance Learning, the internet juggernaut has announced …

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Japan Trade Deficit Soars

February 20 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Japan Trade Deficit Soars

Japan’s trade deficit has shot upwards as aggressive monetary policy has affected import costs. We look into the key factors that have impacted Japan’s economy …

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Women Lead the Way as UK Unemployment Falls

February 19 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Women Lead the Way as UK Unemployment Falls

As UK unemployment figures fall, it seems like women are driving the recovery. A record number of women in the UK are in employment, full-time and part-time. We examine this fascinating development …

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Is The London Underground Strike Set To Cost UK £200 million?

February 06 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Is The London Underground Strike Set To Cost UK £200 million?

In multiple reports published yesterday, business leaders have claimed that the London tube strikes may cost the UK economy £200m. Is the strike this detrimental to business activity? We explore …

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The Other Side: How Higher Interest Rates Could Be A Good Thing

February 04 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

The Other Side: How Higher Interest Rates Could Be A Good Thing

Last week, LSBF experts applauded Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s announcement that, despite positive economic figures, there is no need to increase interest rates yet. Today, we present counter-arguments from disagreeing LSBF experts …

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Expert View: Should UK Interest Rates Remain Low?

January 27 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

Expert View: Should UK Interest Rates Remain Low?

Last week, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney announced that there is no immediate need to increase interest rates despite rise on employment figure. LSBF’s experts share their views on the topic …

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Facebook & Co.: Do They Have A Future?

January 23 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Facebook & Co.: Do They Have A Future?

The biggest social media networks – Facebook and Weibo – are beginning to lose ground. We ponder if they are headed the MySpace way, to digital obscurity …

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Could Hybrid Mobile Apps Revolutionise Your Business?

January 22 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Could Hybrid Mobile Apps Revolutionise Your Business?

Mobile applications have played a significant role in the way smartphones, tablets and desktops are used. They have redefined and simplified B2B and B2C interaction. We look at ways hybrid mobile apps could revolutionise your business …

 

At the IAB Engage conference in London, the Internet Advertising Bureau noted that by 2014, 75% of the UK market would have access to a smartphone. Also, IAB predicted that 50% of the UK market would have access to a tablet by end-2014.

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To Frack Or Not To Frack?

January 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

To Frack Or Not To Frack?

Shale Gas – yes or no? As public opinion on fracking in the UK continues to be divided, we look at what the future might hold …

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UK Finance Jobs Inch Towards 2008 Peak

January 20 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

UK Finance Jobs Inch Towards 2008 Peak

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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Where Is The Troubled UK Housing Market Headed?

January 16 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Where Is The Troubled UK Housing Market Headed?

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

January 14 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

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

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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British Education Could Learn From Retail

January 10 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

British Education Could Learn From Retail

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

January 08 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

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

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

December 17 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

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

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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ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 2

December 11 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 2

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 LSBF Blog Staff

ACCA F8 Substantive Testing – Part 1

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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What is Asset Recovery? – Part 2

December 06 ,2013 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What is Asset Recovery? – Part 2

‘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 LSBF Blog Staff

What is Asset Recovery? – Part 1

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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The Language Question: Addressing UK’s Achilles’ Heel

November 22 ,2013 | by Hari Sri

The Language Question: Addressing UK’s Achilles’ Heel

Foreign languages are some of the decisive skills for a global career. We explore the ways in which we could reshape and aide bettering Britain’s international communication skills.

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Accountancy Age reveals top women in finance for 2018

Accountancy Age reveals top women in finance for 2018

Accountancyand finance magazine Accountancy Age has revealed its Women in Finance 2018 rankings, with top female figures from a wide range of finance firms, including professional services and Big Four firms EY and Deloitte, making the list.

The magazine put forward a list of female leaders to its readers and used their votes to identify the top 20 women across sectors such as business, finance, accountancy and the government.

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