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UK - Financial services start-ups using interim managers to help win FSA approval

27 September 2011

Increased uncertainty over regulatory approval means that financial services start-ups are making greater use of interim managers to help them win Financial Services Authority (FSA) approval, says Interim Partners, the provider of interim managers.
The FSA implemented a tougher regulation...

G20 Countries - Warns of serious job shortfall by 2015

27 September 2011

The slow-down in the global economy could result in a massive jobs shortfall among G20 members by next year, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) warns in a joint study prepared with the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) at the request of the G20 for its labour ministerial...

UK - New regulation will cost businesses 45 million Pounds

27 September 2011

Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has responded to the publication of the government's second Statement of New Regulation, "this statement shows that ministers have failed to stem the flow of new regulation, even on their own measures....

Germany - Consumer climate defies fears of recession

27 September 2011

Consumer sentiment in Germany remained inconsistent in September. Income expectations improved from an already high level, but slight declines were recorded in economic expectations and willingness to buy. Following a value of 5.2 points in September, the overall indicator is also forecasting a value...

Europe - Business schools play a vital role in gender balance

27 September 2011

European Union (EU) Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has met with leaders of Europe's business schools to discuss how to improve the gender balance in company boardrooms by encouraging more young women to follow a career in business.

The meeting brings together deans of European business schools and...

Germany - Staffing agencies confident about Q4 2011

26 September 2011

81.1% of agency temporary employees have a permanent employment contract with their staffing agency and 89.5% work full-time, according to the first edition of the new barometer of the medium-sized temporary employment agency sector, published today by the Interest Grouping of German Temporary Employment...

UK - Demand for agency workers remains robust

26 September 2011

With the Agency Workers Regulations now just days away from implementation, employers remain committed to the use of temporary staff over the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
A total of 22% of employers expect...

France - Labour cost up +2.7% y-o-y

26 September 2011

The Labour Cost Index for the private sector, excluding agriculture, rose by +2.7% in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest data published by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE).

The Labour Cost Index rose most strongly in industry where it was up by...

Austria - Unemployment falls to 4.1% in Q2 2011

26 September 2011

The number of employed increased by +60,000 individuals to a total of 4.14 million in the second quarter of 2011 when compared with the second quarter of 2010. The number of employees as well as the number of self-employed increased (+44,000 and +16,000 respectively), according to the latest data published...

Germany - Business climate cools slightly

26 September 2011

The Business Climate Index for German industry and trade declined once again in September. Business expectations for the coming six months once more deteriorated markedly, according to the latest data, published today, by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research.

The current business situation, however,...