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Lloyds Bank: England and Wales regional PMI: Robust job creation continues, despite slower output growth


Business activity continues to grow but more weakly during September Employment growth picks up compared with August Costs to firms remain relatively subdued Private sector output growth lost some momentum across England and Wales in September, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®). Seven of the nine English regions saw output growth weaken compared to August. The index measuring overall business activity across the English regions showed 57.6 in September, the slowest pace of expansion since J... Read More »

Spring water for work places


Clean and safe water is very important and has become a huge concern for everybody. People are gaining awareness about the health benefits of drinking clean water and employees prefer work places where they are offered quality water. Spring water is free from toxicants like aluminium, lead, copper and other organic impurities that are harmful for our body. The great taste and freshness of spring water makes it more desirable at workplaces. Samantha Springs is a leading supplier of fresh spring water an provides bottled water to workplaces acros... Read More »

Alstom is ranked one of Sweden’s most attractive employers


This is revealed in an annual survey by Universum called "KarriärBarometern", answered by 24,000 professional academics in the country. ... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Five questions for … Fernando Alvarez Prozorovich


Alvarez Prozorovich completed his PhD in architecture at the Barcelona School of Architecture before embarking on a career in research on the history and restoration of Modern Movement architecture in Spain and Latin America. He has co-authored several books and catalogues, including La Ricarda (1996), Antonio Bonet 1913-1989 (1996), Bonet Castellana (1999), Arquitecturas Desplazadas (2007), Archivo Crítico Modelo Barcelona 1973-2004 (2012), and Arquitectura Española del Exilio (2014). He has received two international awards for his work. T... Read More »

EU needs to invest, IMF warns on eve of jobs summit


The Washington-based Fund published its annual economic outlook report on Tuesday (7 October), forecasting that the eurozone would grow by 0.8 percent in 2014, rising to 1.3 percent next year. The projections compare to an average growth rate of 3.3 percent across the rest of the world, with the United States and UK set to expand by 2.2 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively, this year. Japan, like the EU, has endured a protracted period of low economic growth. The IMF believes that the eurozone is in danger of "secular stagnation", in which ... Read More »

Teachers’ salaries start to increase in Europe


In a few countries - BE(nl), DK (primary and lower secondary education), LT, LU, AT, FI (primary and lower secondary education) and IT (upper secondary education) - the decrease in purchasing power is relatively small at below 3%, while CY, IT (primary and lower secondary education), NL, PT, RO (primary education) and the UK saw a decrease of 5 to 10%. In IE, ES, RO (secondary education), SI and IS teachers saw a fall in purchasing power of 13% to 17%. The biggest decrease was in Greece with a fall of around 40%. ©iStock / Thinkstock "Rai... Read More »

Thames Water: Giving unemployed a “start”


The programme called ‘Give Someone a Start’ was first developed by Britain’s biggest water firm in 2012 and is supported by the government. The east London scheme is the first of four that Thames Water will be supporting in the next eight months with the others set for west London, Reading and Swindon. It shows participants what employers are looking for while also equipping them with practical skills and hands-on experience in a real workplace, including at sewage and water treatment works and in offices. They’ll also be given tips on in... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Five questions for … Tim Benton


Tim Benton has published widely on the history of architecture and design in Europe between the wars. He has been particularly interested in modern domestic architecture since the publication of his book The Villas of Le Corbusier 1920-1930 (1984, revised 2007). He is a member of the Association for the preservation of E1027, Le Corbusier’s cabanon and the Etoile de Mer restaurant, Roquebrune. Tell us about your work with significant houses I am fascinated with the difficulty some of the best modern architects have had in designing houses... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch InBev announces EBM changes


João Castro Neves, currently Zone President Latin America North and CEO of Ambev, has been appointed Zone President North America. He will be succeeded by Bernardo Pinto Paiva, AB InBev’s Chief Sales Officer. Luiz Fernando Edmond, currently Zone President North America, will move to a global role, becoming AB InBev’s Chief Sales Officer. João Castro Neves is Zone President Latin America North and Ambev’s CEO. Mr. Castro Neves holds a Degree in Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from the University ... Read More »

BP welcomes report on women in engineering


The report, supported by BP, and produced by the Institute of Public Policy Research, shows that an additional 87,000 graduate-level engineers are needed every year, until 2020. The analysis presented in the report reveals that the critical point at which women are lost to a potential career in engineering is at the age of 16. A-level and vocational subject choices made at this age cut off the pathway into careers in engineering for far more women than men. In 2013 some 72,000 girls achieved grades A to C at GCSE in Physics, but just 10% ... Read More »

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