The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

Wall Street may get temporary stay of execution

June 27, 2011

Wall Street is once again aflutter with talk of impending job cuts. But jittery traders may have a few months more grace before the knives come out. With trading revenue falling, the pressure is growing for investment banks to lay off staff. But executives are still debating whether the current slump is a blip. Nobody wants to slash ranks right before a turnaround. The summer could be safer than many think.

Targeting ‘champion’ businesses can assuage unemployment fears

By Guest Contributor
December 23, 2010

Charlotte Hogg– Charlotte Hogg is Managing Director of Experian UK & Ireland. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Reuters Investigates:

An economic giant’s Achilles heel

December 16, 2010

A year ago, Nick Carey went on a road trip around America for a project called "Route to Recovery" that took him to places hit hardest by the recession. Nick went to Saginaw, Michigan, this time for a follow-up special report on the manufacturing sector and structural unemployment: "Is America the sick man of the globe?"

from Reuters Investigates:

China’s rebalancing act puts consumer to the fore

December 10, 2010

consumerWal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, now has 189 stories in China, according to its website. Soon it will have many more.  The U.S. chain has announced plans to open a series of "compact hypermarkets", using a bare-bones model developed in Latin America, the Financial Times said.

As the axe falls, spare a thought for the private sector too

October 20, 2010

BRITAIN-SPENDING/Most of the media and commentator attention today will rightly be on the public sector. When the Chancellor announces the cuts we all expect, the axe is going to fall on public services and the only real question is where and how hard it falls.

Vauxhall future is headache for Mandelson

September 11, 2009

jb2- John Bowker is Reuters’ UK transport and defence correspondent. The opinions expressed are his own -

from The Great Debate:

Are women better off marrying for money?

June 5, 2009

Daniela Drake-- Daniela Drake, M.D., attended Wellesley College and received an MBA from Stanford University. She, along with Elizabeth Ford, authored the book "Smart Girls Marry Money." A former McKinsey consultant, she is now a full-time primary care physician. Drake married (for love) and has reaped the consequences. The views expressed are her own. --

from UK News:

Would you take a pay cut?

December 11, 2008

A small but growing number of companies are considering asking their workers to take a pay cut as a means of cutting costs without having to fire anyone.