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Eddie Izzard: 'Mo Farah is proof of great multicultural Britain'

Eddie Izzard: 'Mo Farah is proof of great multicultural Britain' | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
There were so many golden moments at the London 2012 Games, but for me, the moment that Team GB's Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters was a wonderful collision of electricity.

During these Olympic Games, I have felt very proud to be British and proud of the British.

I think the London 2012 Games will come to be seen as a shining time for the UK. It has been a time when athletes of all races and backgrounds have come together, and people have understood what modern multicultural Britain is all about, and that it obviously is working - no matter that David Cameron says it isn't.

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What 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Can Teach You about Hiring a Virtual Assistant!

What 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Can Teach You about Hiring a Virtual Assistant! | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
This blog post profiles 40 very Successful Entrepreneurs who in order to free up their time to focus on the most important aspects of their businesses decided to hire Virtual Assistants.

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European shares creep higher led by miners and banks

European shares held aroundfour-month highs on Wednesday with gains in miners and banksoutpacing weakness in auto-related stocks and oils.

Europe's top shares have rallied 7.4 percent in the last 10-days since ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank was "ready to do whatever it takes" to preserve the euro.

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Why Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant is Worthwhile

Why Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant is Worthwhile | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
January 21, 2011 Even after the global economic crisis, business owners are finding that outsourcing is becoming an on-going necessity to keeping up with...

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LinkedIn Recruiter Program Pulls in Big Bucks for Company

LinkedIn Recruiter Program Pulls in Big Bucks for Company | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
Everyone knows that they’re supposed to have a LinkedIn profile. We all have a vague awareness that it might somehow help us get a job some day.
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FT Alphaville » Lloyds co-ops with the Co-op to shift Verde

FT Alphaville » Lloyds co-ops with the Co-op to shift Verde | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

António Horta-Osório is surely a little happier this morning after he looks to have finally gotten rid of the 632 branches known as Project Verde which the European Union had ordered he shift as a condition for approving government aid. The EU had given him till 2013 to complete the disposal.


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Central banks to discuss Libor

Central banks to discuss Libor | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
Bank of England head Sir Mervyn King has proposed to central bank counterparts that they discuss alternatives to Libor at a meeting in September.
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Visa delays spell hidden threat to outsourcing efficiency

Visa delays spell hidden threat to outsourcing efficiency | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
Outsourcing projects are being significantly slowed because of delays in securing visas to work in the US, according to recent research.
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As world watches, Merkel finds hands tied on euro rescue

As markets and debt-wracked eurozone countries cry out to Chancellor
Angela Merkel for immediate action, a defiant top court and a
strengthened role for Germany's parliament are slamming on the brakes.
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British banking giant HSBC used to launder Mexican drug money

UK’s largest bank HSBC was used to launder Mexican drug money, according to a new report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, a Congressional watchdog responsible for investigating financial improprieties.

The investigation by the Senate reveals how weak controls at the bank left it vulnerable to being used to launder dirty money and suspicicious funds from Syria, Cayman Islands, Iran and Saudi Arabia are also understood to have been flushed through the bank, the BBC said.

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IMF says it expects the world economy to expand 3.5% in 2012 down slightly from its previous estimate of 3.6%

IMF says it expects the world economy to expand 3.5% in 2012 down slightly from its previous estimate of 3.6% | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
Irish/Ireland Business News, Internationa, Global, World, European Union, Financial Information - Irish Finance and Business Portal - providing Irish, European and global market information including mortgages, pensions, investment, property...

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London's population hits eight million

London's population hits eight million | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
London’s population has reached eight million, up by 850,000 since 2001, the census has revealed.

London’s got nine out of the 10 local authorities with the highest population growth. Also, 19 out the 20 most-crowded local authorities in the country are in the capital.

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Asia the biggest growth area for global assignments

Asia the biggest growth area for global assignments | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

Asia is the likely biggest growth area for global assignments across the next year, according to 66% of respondents to a survey conducted by engineering and manufacturing recruiter JAM Recruitment.

It also shows that 63% say demand for the services of global mobility professionals will increase in the next 12 months – they currently hold the position of relatively niche specialists, with 79% of respondents working in teams of less than 15 people.


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Does Olympic hype mean we have forgotten the euro?

Does Olympic hype mean we have forgotten the euro? | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

The Olympic feel good factor is cheering up Britain, but it has a huge task if it is going to counter-balance the European economic experience.

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European markets lifted by China data

European markets lifted by China data | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
European shares rose early today after inflation data from China left the door open for more monetary policy easing from the world's second biggest economy.
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Five business lessons from Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins

Five business lessons from Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
Bradley Wiggins is not only the first Britain to win the Tour de France but is now the most decorated Brit following his gold-medal performance in the individual Olympic cycling time trials.

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‘Value for money’ tops list of brand values for most UK start-ups | Startups

‘Value for money’ tops list of brand values for most UK start-ups | Startups | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

“It’s interesting to see that, despite so many technological innovations and social developments over recent years, good old value for money is top of the priority list for start-ups when defining their own brand.”


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Microsoft confirms Windows 8 date

Microsoft confirms Windows 8 date | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
Microsoft confirms the exact date in October that its new computer system will go on sale in what it calls the most important redesign in 10 years.

Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will be released on 26 October.


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Britain’s businesses say no to further EU integration, according to BCC poll

Britain’s businesses say no to further EU integration, according to BCC poll | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today released the results of a poll of nearly 2,000 businesses, which suggest that most businesses (85%) do not want further EU integration.

The survey found that only 12% of firms want to leave the EU altogether. Almost half of businesses (47%) want to negotiate a looser relationship but with the UK remaining a member of the European Union. Only 9% of businesses want further integration.

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UK Ministry of Defence to outsource procurement

UK Ministry of Defence to outsource procurement | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
The MoD is planning a £14bn-a-year outsourcing contract for the procurement of military equipment, the defence secretary told Parliament on Tuesday.

This allowed Mr Hammond to claim in May that he had balanced the budget and erased the £38bn overhang left by decades of overspending.

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Taxman set to make YOU responsible for checking your tax code, leaving you at risk of shock bills

Taxman set to make YOU responsible for checking your tax code, leaving you at risk of shock bills | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it
HMRC wants to burden you with greater responsibility for paying the correct amount of tax — leaving you at risk of hefty fines and shock bills. Brian Costigan (pictured with family) has been fighting a £2,505 demand.
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UK inflation drops sharply - FT.com

The UK’s annual inflation rate dropped sharply and unexpectedly in June to 2.4 per cent, the lowest since November 2009, as fuel prices fell and clothing retailers started their summer sales early.
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How To Make A Big Mac At Home - Forbes

How To Make A Big Mac At Home - Forbes | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

What is this blasphemy? Giving up secrets to the public? Revealing the mysteries that could potentially keep us away from McDonalds? Showing us the dark magic that goes into photographing a cheeseburger or making a Big Mac? No, it’s just transparency. And it’s fascinating. And it’s fun. And we should pay attention.

 

I could mow my own lawn, but I use a landscaper. I could do repairs around my house, but I use a handyman. I could make my own Big Mac, but I choose not to. Is this because I’m lazy? Yes. But it’s also because I choose to do other things with my time. Today, smart business owners choose how to spend their time profitably. Some feel that futzing with a new server is a good use of their time and maybe that’s the case. But many others choose to outsource this work to an expert while they devote their time to selling or collecting or product design.


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Worries about Europe, growth hurt shares and euro

Worries about Europe, growth hurt shares and euro | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

The worsening outlook for the world economy and uncertainty over Europe's bailout plans pushed the euro to a 3-1/2 year low against sterling.

"2012 is turning out to be a slightly worse year for the U.S., for China and for Europe," said Sarah Hewin, senior economist at Standard Chartered in London.

"We're seeing the three large regions of the (global) economy all experiencing below potential growth and, in the case of Europe, we think we'll see a recession for the year as a whole," she said.

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Late payments to freelancers and SMEs getting later

Late payments to freelancers and SMEs getting later | JuliaC Agilico | Scoop.it

A new study by BACS has found that the average amount owed to small businesses has once again grown, now up to a staggering £35.3 billion, more than half the £64 billion Deloitte estimates is outstanding to all UK businesses. On average £45,000 is owed to each small business in the UK – up from £39,000 last year.

The average duration of overdue payments has also grown again from 25.6 days in 2011 to a massive 29 days over the agreed payment terms so far in 2012. It would seem once again as cash gets tight, large corporates are leaning on the UK’s smallest firms, including freelancers and contractors, for a free line of credit.

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