Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.
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OECD cuts eurozone growth forecasts and backs to George Osborne's austerity strategy as Europe faces unemployment crisis
Wednesday 29 May 2013
George Osborne’s deficit-slicing strategy gained backing from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, but the international thinktank called on the eurozone to turn to the printing presses to revive growth.
Friday 24 May 2013
Outlook Big Brother watched you. And Google? Google just loves you. The internet search leviathan's boss Eric Schmidt told us so this week. "Google will continue to invest in the UK no matter what you guys do," he told the audience at the company's annual Big Tent shindig this week. "We love you guys too much".
Sunday 19 May 2013
It is a funny time in Italy. On paper the country's economy has now shrunk for seven consecutive quarters, making it the longest recession since the Second World War, and leaving it some 8 per cent below the peak reached in 2007.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
After taxes, the richest 10 per cent earned 9.5 times the income of the poorest 10 per cent in 2010
Thursday 04 April 2013
OECD reports budgets are down by 4 per cent but Britain sticks to foreign-spending target
Sunday 31 March 2013
The noise of the past 10 days – our Budget, Cyprus – drowned out the news of the next stage of an important OECD initiative, the publication of guidelines to promote well-being.
Friday 29 March 2013
Friday 08 March 2013
We are supposed to be entering a golden age for women in the workplace, an era where enlightened employers would finally appreciate the true qualities of the fairer sex, and where "mumtrepreneurs" would set up successful businesses like never before.
Friday 18 January 2013
The prospect of rising oil prices was raised today after the International Energy Agency increased its forecast for daily global oil consumption this year by 900,000 barrels a day to a record average of 90.8 million barrels.
Saturday 29 December 2012
The UK has one of the highest rates of family breakdown in the Western world with just two thirds of children living with both parents, according to research by a global development organisation.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt said £2.5 billion tax avoidance 'is called capitalism'
International Day of Disabled People: Why isn't Iain Duncan Smith looking at the barriers that prevent disabled people from getting work?
Monday 03 December 2012
The likelihood of a disabled person in the UK being unemployed is twice that of a non-disabled person.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Outlook Remember when everyone was twitching about a double dip recession? Those seem like halcyon days now that there's a new phrase creeping its way into the popular lexicon: The triple dip.
Saturday 17 November 2012
Britain is the fattest nation in Western Europe, with more than a quarter of the population ranked as obese.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
This year's World Energy Outlook (WEO) may look exciting to economists, with a new oil and gas renaissance meaning the US is soon to overtake Saudi Arabia and reclaim its position as the world's leading producer of hydrocarbons. But to anyone concerned about climate change, it is distinctly depressing.
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