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What’s gone wrong at HSBC? 26/02/15

What’s gone wrong at HSBC?

Kim Kaivanto, writing in The Conversation, asks why HSBC so often finds itself mired in controversy.

Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs to testify on tax scandal 25/02/15

Too big to manage? HSBC's chiefs to testify on tax scandal

LUMS economist Kim Kaivanto is quoted in a story in the Huffington Post about the problems faced by HSBC.

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A bit more evidence on pay below the living wage 24/02/15

A bit more evidence on pay below the living wage

Geraint Johnes talks about the living wage and the groups of people who are not earning it.

Greece will stay in the euro – for now 24/02/15

Greece will stay in the euro – for now

Greece has been saved from expulsion for now but it would be unwise to speculate on how long its euro membership can continue, says John Whittaker in The Conversation.

Tackling youth unemployment 24/02/15

Tackling youth unemployment

Geraint Johnes talks about youth unemployment and the labour market in a blog post for the Work Foundation.

How did the pollsters get it all so remarkably wrong? 24/02/15

How did the pollsters get it all so remarkably wrong?

Geraint Johnes examines the General Election campaigns and results.

Prof Geraint Johnes interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live 19/02/15

Prof Geraint Johnes interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Lancaster University's Work Foundation, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on 18 February, discussing the UK's latest labour market statistics.

Listen on Radio 5 Live (until 20 March 2015)
Try your worst 04/02/15

Try your worst

LUMS sports economist Rob Simmons is quoted in a story in the Economist about perverse incentives not to win in football.

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Europe a good bet despite crises 26/01/15

Europe a good bet despite crises

Dr Robert Read is quoted in China Daily about Europe's investment climate. Read argues that international companies should have contingency plans to deal with major events that take place in Europe.

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