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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Tuesday 13 November 2012
The United States will leapfrog Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's biggest producer of oil and gas in the next five years as the controversial practice of "fracking" for hydrocarbons contained in shale rocks has enabled the country to increase production massively, according to an authoritative new report.
Monday 05 November 2012
HMRC chief denies turning blind eye to global giants avoiding massive UK tax bills
Friday 28 September 2012
Cancer costs European countries 124 billion euros (£99 billion) every year, according to the first estimate of the full economic burden of the disease in the EU.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Britain's struggling economy is on course to shrink this year as the eurozone's debt crisis bites, according to the OECD think-tank.
Thursday 26 July 2012
Business Secretary Vince Cable denied today that he was pushing to be made Chancellor, as David Cameron faced a call from one of his own backbenchers to move George Osborne out of the Treasury.
Thursday 26 July 2012
George Osborne's programme of deficit reduction was today strongly endorsed by the head of a major international economic organisation, who urged the Chancellor to “persevere” and “stay the course”.
Friday 06 July 2012
England is neglecting its brightest children, leaving them lagging far behind youngsters overseas, new research suggests.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
At least 11 countries have lowered the age at which children start language lessons, says study
Tuesday 12 June 2012
The Government's plans to enrol people automatically in pension schemes are flawed because the contributions are too low, an economic think-tank said yesterday.
Monday 23 April 2012
Unlike households, there are no state-backed safety nets to protect firms when they fall
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Europe's richest countries today faced pressure to step up cash support for developing nations after figures showed the first fall in global aid for 14 years.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
The nation's builders saw new orders rise at the fastest rate in four-and-a-half years last month, a survey said today, further boosting hopes that the UK has dodged another recession.
Thursday 29 March 2012
The UK has slipped back into recession after the economy contracted in the first quarter of 2012, an influential think-tank warned today.
Monday 26 March 2012
Developed nations are pulling out of the economic slide seen at the end of 2011, according to new data based on hundreds of millions of financial transactions.
Monday 12 March 2012
Hopes that the UK might dodge another recession were boosted today as an influential forecaster revealed a positive shift in economic activity at the start of the year.
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- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more