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What Next For Morrisons?

March 12 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

What Next For Morrisons?

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

Retail Sales Prove the Power of Ecommerce

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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