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Germany – Minimum wage in temporary employment will increase the Black Economy

26 January 2011

New research published by Black Economy expert Professor Schneider of Linz University in collaboration with the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) reveals that the unexpected growth in the German economy in 2010 has reduced the German Black Economy by -4.2 billion Euro. For 2011 the ex...


UK – GDP falls in Q4 2010 q-o-q but is up y-o-y

26 January 2011

UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decreased by -0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, following growth of +0.7% in the previous quarter.Output in production industries increased by +0.9%.Output in the construction sector decreased by -3.3%.Output in service industries decreased by -0.5%.GDP increased...


World – Youth unemployment is a world priority at Davos Economic Forum

26 January 2011

The number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work continues to rise worldwide. In the United Kingdom, for example, government figures show one in five young people is jobless, the highest proportion since records began. Even in countries such as Germany, where the economy has been robust, a skills mis...


UK – StepStone Solutions appoints Nick Discombe as Chairman

26 January 2011

StepStone Solutions, the provider of talent management solutions, has announced the appointment of Nick Discombe to its Board as Chairman.Discombe's appointment follows the management buyout of StepStone Solutions from Axel Springer of Germany, with funding provided by HgCapital.Nick Discombe was...


UK – Brighter outlook for graduates as vacancy numbers increase for first time since recession began

25 January 2011

The number of graduate vacancies rose in last year's recruitment season for the first time since the recession started to bite, according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).Despite a slow start to the recruitment year 2009/2010, leading to initially pessimistic forecasts, employers r...


Germany – Consumer climate continues upward trend

25 January 2011

After taking a short breather in the previous month, consumer sentiment continued its upward trend in January 2011. The propensity to buy improved significantly, while economic expectations remained high. By contrast, income expectations declined slightly from the high level previously recorded....


Europe – Public sector restructuring initiatives on the rise

25 January 2011

The latest quarterly edition of the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) shows that while the European Union (EU) technically emerged from the recession eighteen months ago, growth continues to b...


France – Output rises at fastest rate in four months in January 2011

24 January 2011

The 'Flash France Composite Output Index' published today by economic research firm Markit, based on around 85% of normal monthly survey replies, indicated an acceleration in growth of French private sector output during January. The headline index rose to a four-month high of 56.9 from 56.3 in D...


Germany – There will be a shortage of -6.5 million workers by 2025 unless we do something serious, says government agency

24 January 2011

New research by the Federal Agency for Labour (BA) reveals that due to the ageing population the number of people in Germany who are able to carry out work will be reduced by -6.5 million by the year 2025.The government agency has produced a so-called 'Ten Points Action Plan' on how to deal with...


Germany – Real salaries rise by +0.7% in 2010

24 January 2011

The latest data published by the Institute for the Economy and Social Sciences (WSI) reveal that the average salary in Germany rose by +1.8% in 2010. When taking into account consumer price rises of +1.1% during 2010, the real average salary increase amounted by +0.7% in 2010.Sector-by-sector, sa...