26th May 2011
From the Independent, an in depth piece on whether Christine Lagarde's nationality is a help or a hindrance to her candidacy. She has claimed it is not.
Today on the New York Times: Are you passionate and have a near compulsion on any subject? Yes? Then turn your career in to being a full time blogger!
Also from the New York Times, the actor who is passionate about technology and turns it in to sound investments.
The Telegraph are reporting on the news that consumers are technically back in recession, household spending has contracted for the second quarter in a row.
The Guardian have looking in to how the service sector has been effected buy the lack of consumer spending.
Also in the Telegraph, like many other luxury goods companies, Burberry is enjoying a surge in sales due to popularity within the emerging markets.
From Reuters, luxury brands aren't the only ones to look towards emerging markets, LinkedIn is said it will be seeking out opportunities in China to capitalize on its massive user base even though it sees the market as complicated.
BBC News have covered a report from HSBC on the lack of preparation the younger generation has for their retirement. "The report suggests that Britons currently have a culture of dependency on the state, which is a false economy. People have to take greater personal responsibility for their retirement and rely less on the state, by planning more effectively and saving more for themselves."
The BBC News constructed a report on the best places in the world for entrepreneurs. With Indonesia coming in at the top spot. The rest were a mixed bunch, with the majority of developed countries resulting fairly high, excluding Italy. But there were also plenty of developing economies that came out as pro-entrepreneur – India, China and Nigeria were also perceived by their own people as relatively favourable places for new businesses.
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