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8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

March 05 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

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

5 Years of Low Interest Rates: Who Wins?

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

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

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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Women Rise Up Forbes Billionaires List

March 04 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

Women Rise Up Forbes Billionaires List

In a record-breaking year for women in the world of business, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is just one of them to make her debut on the Forbes Billionaires List…

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Microsoft Strikes Back: To Launch ‘Free’ Windows

Microsoft Strikes Back: To Launch ‘Free’ Windows

In its first big move since appointing Satya Nadella as new CEO, Microsoft is launching a free or low-cost upgrade of Windows 8.1 with Bing, suggesting the company is mounting another counter-attack against its rival Google. Will this work? …

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#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

February 28 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

In this edition of our weekly StartUp Spotlight column, we speak with Bradley Duke – European MD of Zapper – a mobile app that intends to simplify the world of mobile payments …

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From The World of Business: February 2014 Highlights

February 28 ,2014 | by Thiago Kiwi

From The World of Business: February 2014 Highlights

Welcome to this month’s round-up of some of the most interesting news this month. These are just a few of the topics that have had people talking in February…

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Introducing ‘Black’, Boeing’s self-destructing phone for secret texts!

February 28 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Introducing ‘Black’, Boeing’s self-destructing phone for secret texts!

Boeing is making a new smartphone specifically for defence and security staff – complete with a self-destruct function. The world of technological innovation never ceases to amaze us…

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How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

February 27 ,2014 | by Paul Merison

How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

So, you have just 2 papers left to complete ACCA and you have to choose 2 from 4. How should you go about making your selection? Paul Merison, Director of ACCA at LSBF, outlines some very practical suggestions for students and marks them on a scale of 10 …

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3 Things Facebook Can Expect From WhatsApp

February 27 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

3 Things Facebook Can Expect From WhatsApp

Facebook shocked millions of users with its record-breaking acquisition of WhatsApp and the future of social networks now looks very different. We look at what Facebook can expect from buying WhatsApp …

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Video: Become a City of London Trader in 3 Months

February 26 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

A 3-month course delivered by the London Academy of Trading (LAT), in partnership with LSBF, aims to teach how to trade in financial markets across the major asset classes used at banks and financial institutions worldwide …

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Hope for Europe as Commission looks to growth

February 26 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Hope for Europe as Commission looks to growth

The European Commission has raised its growth predictions for the UK and the eurozone. Is Europe’s financial fortune changing for the better? …

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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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#StartUpSpotlight: Rocket Lawyer Brings Affordable Legal Services for All

February 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Rocket Lawyer Brings Affordable Legal Services for All

In this first edition of our weekly StartUp Spotlight column, we speak with Mark Edwards – VP & General Manager of Rocket Lawyer UK – whose company aims to bring affordable legal services to families and businesses …

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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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How the UK Can Become More Attractive to Overseas Students

February 18 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How the UK Can Become More Attractive to Overseas Students

The UK is a major venue for international students pursuing higher education. We explore how we could make the UK an even more lucrative destination for overseas students …

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How LSBF ACCA Helped Me Build a Great Career in Accountancy

February 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How LSBF ACCA Helped Me Build a Great Career in Accountancy

LSBF ACCA not only trains you to be a skilled accountant, but also helps you reach great professional heights. Namita Gupta, Senior Financial Analyst for the NHS and an LSBF ACCA alumnus, shares her story with us …

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How to improve as a team player

February 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to improve as a team player

Even when you’re the boss, being a team player is an essential skill all business minds will need at one stage or another. The following article will discuss how you can improve your team skills.

You may feel like you are an effective team player, as many of us view ourselves how we want to view ourselves, rather than trying to look at ourselves objectively. 

It doesn’t matter what level of experience you have, or what your role is within an organisation; many people need to know how much of a team player they are. If you want to ensure you are a well-oiled cog within your organisation then you should consider the following points.

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Video: LSBF ACCA is the Students’ Top Choice

February 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

No one knows an institution better than a student who is part of it, day in and day out. David Taylor, an online ACCA student, discusses his experiences of studying online at LSBF …

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‘Global Matters’ Celebrates its 10,000th Visitor!

February 10 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

‘Global Matters’ Celebrates its 10,000th Visitor!

Last week, the LSBF Blog welcomed its 10,000th visitor! Besides thanking you for your support, we look at some of the most popular articles we shared with you over the past few months …

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LSBF ACCA Heads to The City

February 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

LSBF ACCA Heads to The City

‘Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours’, went a famous theme tune. That little ditty certainly rings true when it comes to business schools. In the City of London, LSBF will find itself at the heart of UK’s financial and accountancy hub …

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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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