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Employment

Greece: Strangled by the euro-noose
Like a leveraged Sisyphus, the Greek economy finds itself unable to push up the hill. The increasingly toxic euro effect is precluding the chances of a meaningful Greek rebound from its great depression.

22.12.2014 16:01

Slumping Russian ruble threatens German economy – top exec
German companies doing business with Russia are suffering from the weak ruble, as one in three companies will have to fire employees or cancel its projects, the managing director of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce warned.

21.12.2014 11:18

Majority of Brits want to quit EU – poll
Among the six European states participating in the poll questioning EU membership, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union with only 37 percent against breaking ties.

20.12.2014 20:49

​Women to take brunt of UK welfare cuts, Labour research shows
New analysis has shown that women will suffer the most from a freeze in tax credits and benefits that the Chancellor, George Osborne, has said will be introduced if the Tories win the general election.

20.12.2014 17:06

​Being gay in the UK could affect your pay, study suggests
How much you are paid in the UK is not merely defined by the gender pay gap. It could also be based on your sexual orientation.

19.12.2014 16:25

IRS: Americans should expect delays in tax refunds this year
Budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service will likely delay tax refunds, hinder taxpayers services, and hamper enforcement efforts, according to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

19.12.2014 15:57

How diamond diplomacy adds sparkle to Indo-Russian ties
Direct trade between India and Russia in rough diamonds is a diplomacy gem which was a Russian initiative buttressed by some quick decision-making by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

16.12.2014 10:33

‘Ethnicity gap widening’: Top UK directors overwhelmingly white, study shows
Top management in Britain’s biggest companies is becoming less ethnically diverse, despite government attempts to encourage the promotion of minorities to senior posts, according to a recruitment organization.

15.12.2014 13:34

BP cuts hundreds of jobs, oil price slump & Deepwater Horizon spill blamed
Oil giant British Petroleum (BP) plans to cut hundreds of jobs, many of them in the US and the UK, owing to the recent drop in oil prices and rising costs due to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

08.12.2014 12:27

​Belgrade: Suspension of South Stream ‘bad news’ for Serbia
Russia’s decision to drop the South Stream project has been met with regret in Serbia as it affects the energy security of the country. But the Serbian government says it will find a solution.

07.12.2014 21:00

Longer working hours for tobacco-addicted civil servants in Russia’s south
Government employees who fancy a cigarette or two while on duty will have to stay longer hours in the office, a local senior official in southern Russia announced. Working smokers will also be signed up for mandatory out of office activities more often.

05.12.2014 19:12

Teetotal Muslims ‘to blame’ for pub closures – Tory peer
A former brewery boss and Tory peer has blamed the closure of “many” British pubs on the rise of non-drinking Muslims communities. Lord Hodgson also said cut-price alcohol in supermarkets was a problem for the industry.

05.12.2014 11:55