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How falling output is forcing a pay squeeze 24/05/17

How falling output is forcing a pay squeeze

Professor Geraint Johnes discusses a fall in the rate of pay growth across the construction industry.  

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The CHOICE Act may not be a good choice 22/05/17

The CHOICE Act may not be a good choice

Will Wall Street bank deregulation hamstring the government’s ability to respond to a financial crisis? Heba Abou-El-Sood and Marwan Izzeldin discuss.

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Happiness levels lower in problem gamblers than rest of population 04/05/17

Happiness levels lower in problem gamblers than rest of population

New research examining the collective costs of being a problem gambler, drawing on a survey of 10,000 UK adults, has found that problem gamblers rate their happiness as significantly lower than those gamblers who do not have a problem and non-gamblers. 

Exuberance caused the UK house price boom, according to Dr Alisa Yusupova 20/04/17

Exuberance caused the UK house price boom, according to Dr Alisa Yusupova

Dr Alisa Yusupova presented a research paper at the annual conference of the Royal Economics Society, exploring the cause of increasing house prices in England since the late 1980's.

BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win? 21/03/17

BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win?

How to get the best result from a £1.1 billion bet on football.

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency 21/03/17

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency

LUMS's Marwan Izzeldin and Heba Abou-El-Sood from Cairo University Faculty of Commerce discuss what new US legislation could mean for the oil market.

View the article on the Global Banking and Finance website
FCO leverages UK HE soft power 15/03/17

FCO leverages UK HE soft power

Dr Kim Kaivanto discusses how the FCO is using "the ground game" to open up new markets for UK industry. 

Is the WTO one of Trump’s ‘big quagmire deals’? Here’s what’s at stake. 28/02/17

Is the WTO one of Trump’s ‘big quagmire deals’? Here’s what’s at stake.

Research by Maurizio Zanardi, Paola Conconi and colleagues is cited in this article in the Washington Post.

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House prices set to grow by 3.5% in the UK in 2017 09/02/17

House prices set to grow by 3.5% in the UK in 2017

The Housing Market Observatory predicts that UK house price rises will slow, but a crash is highly unlikely due to a sound economic outlook.

View the article on the Property Wire website