Job prospects for graduates and apprentices are looking brighter for next year as more companies expect to hire staff, according to a new report.
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Wednesday 19 November 2008
The American security company Blackwater is planning to cash in on the rising threat of piracy on the high seas by launching a flotilla of gunboats for hire by the shipping companies.
Tuesday 04 November 2008
The coming months look certain to bring more turmoil. Even if events do not turn out to be quite as cataclysmic as those of recent weeks, it is still highly likely that we will – in the words of the Chinese proverb – live in interesting times.
Monday 29 September 2008
Tuesday 02 September 2008
Wasps, among the most nomadic of England's professional clubs as well as the most successful, hope to be playing their rugby back inside London's city limits within a decade. "We are nowhere near fulfilling the potential of the Wasps brand," said Tony Copsey, their chief executive, yesterday, "and while we have a very good ground-share agreement with Wycombe Wanderers, it won't be long before demand outstrips supply. Our long-term vision is to play at our own stadium, and we'd like it to be in the capital."
Monday 11 August 2008
Households were today warned of water bill hikes after firms submitted their draft business plans to regulator Ofwat.
Friday 08 August 2008
Coal's time has come again. Who says so? None other than the former leader of the National Union of Mineworkers, Arthur Scargill. The man who took on Margaret Thatcher believes we should reopen the pits and start hewing fossil fuels out of the ground again.
Friday 25 July 2008
The head of the City watchdog yesterday warned financial institutions that their business models might not withstand tougher conditions as the global market turmoil plays out.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
Fifteen schools yesterday became the first state schools to ditch A-levels for a more traditional rival.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
The timing couldn't be more perfect. Just as the Dutch design pairing, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, are wowing London with a show featuring probably the world's most glamorous doll's house at the Barbican Art Gallery, it was announced that they have sold a majority shareholding in their company to Renzo Rosso, owner and founder of Diesel and the aptly named holding company, Only The Brave (OTB).
Friday 04 July 2008
An evening of overindulgence can often end with drunken boasts, flights of fancy and grandiose business plans for global domination. But for frustrated musician Neil Claxton, his alcohol-fuelled rant with a friend about the state of the music business struck such a chord that, in the cold light of day, he phoned his friend David Wood with a proposition.
Tuesday 01 July 2008
Monday 21 April 2008
Sunday 06 April 2008
The Government is coming under mounting pressure to come clean over the level of losses Northern Rock is expected to make during the next four years of public ownership.
Monday 18 February 2008
Sir Richard Branson questioned the Government's decision to nationalise Northern Rock as he admitted defeat after five months working on the deal.
Thursday 07 February 2008
The Financial Services Authority will increase spending by an inflation-busting 7 per cent this year as it tries to hire better staff and to improve practices criticised in the aftermath of the Northern Rock crisis.
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