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 01 November 2011
Europe will grow by just 0.3 per cent next year and the US by 1.8 per cent, says Paris think tank
Friday 02 September 2011
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Monday 15 August 2011
The over the next year as manufacturers' confidence falters, a new report claims.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Sunday 24 July 2011
Friday 22 July 2011
Outlook So that went well. A month ago tomorrow, President Obama surprised world markets by persuading the International Energy Agency to release some of its oil reserves for only the third time in its 37-year history. The oil price immediately slipped back from about $113 a barrel to about $103.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Global demand for oil is set to accelerate in 2012, ramping up pressure on prices, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned yesterday.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
In an updated and expanded version of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has identified five "global shocks" that will destabilise the world economy with increasing frequency in coming years.
Thursday 16 June 2011
The International Energy Agency (IEA) upped the pressure on the Opec yesterday by hiking its oil demand estimates and warning of the “damaging implications” for the global economy if the oil producers’ cartel does not increase supply.
Friday 27 May 2011
George Osborne has been forced to fend off doubts about his economic strategy from cabinet colleagues worried that growth is so weak. The Chancellor, who refuses to consider a "Plan B", defended his approach in a discussion on Britain's economic prospects at Tuesday's cabinet meeting.
Friday 27 May 2011
Outlook One of the mantras of George Osborne in insisting on seeing through his deficit reduction plan is that it commands enormous support internationally. Well, it has not been the best 48 hours for that argument. First the President of the United States pointedly turned down the invitation to publicly endorse the Chancellor's economic experiment. Then the OECD – hardly known for its wishy-washy liberal views on borrowing – suggested Mr Osborne might have no choice but to slow down.
Thursday 26 May 2011
The OECD, the "club" for the world's most advanced economies, has said the UK will experience slower growth than previously expected, but called on the Bank of England to push the Bank Rate up to 1 per cent by the end of this year, and to 2.25 per cent by the end of 2012, compared with the current historic low of 0.5 per cent.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Friday 20 May 2011
Oil producers need to open the taps and increase supply to protect the global economic recovery, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a rare formal statement yesterday.
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