With a skilled workforce, low property prices, and great links to other major financial hubs, Wales is proving to be an attractive location for many big name companies. However, with the addition of unbeatable financial incentives for companies
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Zero-hours workers earn nearly £300 a week less, on average, than permanent employees, according to a new report published on Monday to mark the beginning of the TUC’s Decent Jobs Week.
A new CSFI report (with financial support from the CISI)
Professional bodies can lead the banking industry’s efforts to reclaim professional standards – but only if they have greater employer recognition and credible teeth, according to a new report from the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI).
• 85% of UK investors plan to increase the size of their property portfolio in the next 5 years, with only 4% planning to scale back.
• The average property investor owns just under 5 properties.
• The average property investor owns 5 properties and makes a net income of £17,434 from their portfolio.
Insulation in the roof or walls of your property can save you hundreds of pounds a year by keeping heat inside the home, and reducing the need to keep your radiators pumping away. Loft insulation alone can slash a home’s heating costs by 15%.
• Almost 90,000 calls received in the last year
• Average 350 calls per day
HMRC’s tax evasion hotline received almost 90,000 calls in the last year
Office workers have five key ways to get some peace and quiet at work, research shows.
According to a new international study carried out by market researchers IPSOS
It was a week with massive volatility with unexpected fundamental developments. The US dollar index broke its own records making a high of 89.56 however failed to push towards much anticipated 90.000 level and closed the week at 88.30 level.
Cooling house price growth and tighter mortgage regulation should be a warning signal for anyone depending on capital tied up in UK property to fund an overseas purchase in 2015, said online resource OverseasGuidesCompany.com in December.
Ernst & Young (EY)’s annual Eurozone Economic Growth Forecast predicts that Lithuania will be the fastest-growing economy within the single-currency bloc in 2015. The country, which enters the Eurozone on 1st January 2015, is expected to expand by 4.5% and outstrip Latvia as the bloc’s fastest-growing economy.
Activity in the manufacturing sector remained steady in December, and production is expected to continue rising in the next three months, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
By Dr. Sean Chang, Head of Asian Debt Investment – Baring Asset Management (Hong Kong)
The Dim Sum bond market – bonds issued outside of China but denominated in Renminbi (RMB) – will become a global trend.