Tag : Business

Giving Birth To A Recession

5 months ago / 0 comments

A paper entitled ‘Is Fertility a Leading Economic Indicator’ concludes that the rate of women becoming pregnant begins to fall several months before the start of a recession. The research team, comprising economists from the Universities of Notre Dame (UND) and Kentucky, measured fertility in the United States by proxy … Read More

How Would Renationalisation Affect The Economy?

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Ever since his election as the Labour Party leader in 2015, Jeremy Corbyn has been closely associated with policies of renationalisation. There is a general sense that such policies are the ultimate signifiers of Corbyn’s socialist credentials, and so they have remained hot topics ever since he assumed his position … Read More

A New Era For IKEA

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It is 90 years since Ingvar Kamprad started selling matches to his neighbours and around 70 years since his small business selling matches, flower seeds, greeting cards and Christmas tree decorations began to take roots in the furniture industry. This year, Ingvar Kamprad, founder of Swedish shopping giant IKEA, died. … Read More

Technological Advancement or Too Far? Is Tinder Taking Over?

5 months ago / 0 comments

You’ve had it, your friends have it, your flatmates probably have it… but hopefully your parents don’t have it! It grows in both quantity and quality on a daily basis, and you may even hear it mentioned more than Britain’s current long-standing buzzword, the infamous “Brexit”. With dates galore and … Read More

The Best for Britain

5 months ago / 0 comments

Anti-Brexit campaign group Best for Britain has announced plans to conduct a ‘guerrilla marketing’ campaign this month in order to build support in favour of overturning the Leave result from the EU referendum, specifically in the Midlands and the north of England. This has been labelled as a ‘secret plot … Read More

Retail Sales Slump Despite Growth in Gym Wear Demand

5 months ago / 0 comments

Despite high growth in gym clothing sales, as the population seek to meet their New Year resolutions, the start of the New Year saw a fall in overall retail growth, down to only 0.1%, much lower than expectations. The fall in retail growth could be explained by falling real wages. … Read More

Empower Conference 2018 – All You Need to Know About Leeds University’s First Student Led Leadership Conference

6 months ago / 0 comments

You will almost certainly have seen it being advertised and promoted both online and in the Leeds University Union building, but what exactly is the Empower Conference? Where did the idea for a student-led, company-sponsored and leadership-focused event arise from? In addition to this, why is the Empower Conference a … Read More

The Zimbabwean Economy: From Mugabe to Droughts to Inflation to 2017

8 months ago / 0 comments

Under the ZANU party led by Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe became an independent country in 1980, freed from British colonial rule. This naturally presented challenges to governance: how could Zimbabwe disinherit its colonial institutions and become a new nation in a way which was economically viable and sustainable for its people? … Read More

Is Our Economy Slowly Waving Goodbye to Cash?

9 months ago / 0 comments

This was a question which, in a recent interview, I was asked, and to say the least, I was stumped. Some people like carrying around money, some people don’t trust the banking system, the shadow economy… were all things I drew on in an attempt to give a reasonable answer. … Read More

How the Colours You Wear Affect Your Career

10 months ago / 0 comments

The power of colours over our moods are now well known, with research showing that different colours can affect us physically, changing our heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. This science has been applied to interior design; hospitals are often painted blue and green which denote peace and calmness, and … Read More