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EPF investment income rises 5.13% in Q3 to RM12.95 bil, has benefited from overseas equities

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The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reports an increase in quarterly investment income to RM12.95 billion for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2017 (Q3 2017), despite recorded net impairment of RM791.55mil in the third quarter, more than double the impairment made a year earlier. 778 more words

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Seeing and doing the social science in the Industrial Strategy

Tim Vorley is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Engagement, Impact and Innovation at Sheffield University Management School. He is an economic geographer by training, and the focus of his research is entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development. 680 more words

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Economic gloom overshadows Hammond's Budget

By Peter Urpeth

Photo Above: Chancellor Phillip Hammond © Secretary of Defence on Wikipedia

Chancellor Phillip Hammond produced a Budget with higher than expected spending and with a raft of new commitments, despite predictions for a slowing of economic growth over the next five years. 530 more words

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Fire service union calls for an end to emergency service cuts

By Peter Urpeth

Photo Above: Denise Christie © FBU Scotland on Twitter

Ahead of its march and rally to the Scottish Parliament tomorrow,  the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called for an end to cuts to the fire service, and for the Scottish Government to use its tax-raising powers to fund public services across Scotland. 735 more words

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Queensferry Crossing operational but not fully functional

Former Scottish Labour leader, Kezia Dugdale, has asked the Scottish Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, to confirm the date he expects the Queensferry Crossing to be fully functional for commuters. 129 more words

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Union vows: 'Nothing leaves Bi-Fab yards until we get paid'

By Aisling Press and Peter Urpeth

Union Unite has pledged to put BI-Fab’s yards into lock-down with no turbine jackets leaving the site until workers get paid. 957 more words

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UK jobless rate falls by 59,000

BREAKING NEWS – The jobless rate in the UK has fallen by 59,000 in the past two years.

However overall employment throughout the UK has also decreased. 188 more words