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UK service sector optimism grows to highest level since 2006

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Firms planning to expand despite being hit by Brexit port delays and falling orders due to Covid Optimism across the services sector improved for the fourth consecutive month in February to its highest level since 2006, reflecting hopes that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a strong economic rebound. The IHS Markit survey found that […]

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UK inflation up to 0.7% on back of rising food prices

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Statisticians say they have seen no evidence Brexit-related custom fees and transport costs had pushed up consumer prices. UK inflation rose last month pushed by higher food prices and less discounting on household goods, official figures show. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased to 0.7% in January from 0.6% in December, according to the Office […]

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The biggest threat to growth in the economy

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There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about the sluggish nature of the economy and how there is a very real concern that we will be moving in to a lost decade of slow growth similar to that of Japan. Research has shown that when the economy is in this sort […]

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Middle East – still an attractive proposition?

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Dubai – As Oil prices plummet, costs of living increases and Dubai introduces VAT, is it still an attractive place to be based? I say …Absolutely! Despite the above, several technology firms are filling the void made by Energy companies who have been retracting from the region. The likes of Wipro / Tata / IBM […]

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End of Year Recruitment Patterns

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With all the news concerning Brexit and the prospect of a leadership battle one would have thought that with the lack of clarity on both the Political and Economic landscape, recruitment would be put on hold until at the least the New Year. Over the past 10 years this has proven to be the case. […]

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Oil, Electric Cars and Peak Oil .

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There was an interesting article in the FT on Tuesday. https://www.ft.com/content/a41df112-7080-11e8-92d3-6c13e5c92914 As many will remember the oil priced halved in 2016 as a result of an over supply of oil to the market. Driven by investor pressure to keep share prices high, Oil companies abandoned investments in new projects. According to the Norwegian consultancy Rystad […]

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New Visa rules could spell good news for The City

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You may have seen on the news this morning that Immigration laws on people entering the country have been relaxed for those on Tier 2 Visas working in the NHS. In simple terms people outside the EU who are skilled doctors and nurses will find it easier to get employment here. Now, you may be […]

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Broadening our Horizons

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With Brexit approaching and any idea of what happens next is the most debated thing in the country (except maybe for the name of the new royal baby, VAR in the FA Cup and whether or not last week’s sun is all we are going to get). We at Marlin Selection are taking the opportunity […]

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Crime Rates

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Over the last 10 years, the internet has given our opinions (no matter how right, wrong or pig-headed they may be) a platform that extends way beyond imaginations of the previous inhabitants of the plant in the 4.5 billion years preceding us. From IMDB to TripAdvisor we are able to rate, review and condemn restaurants, […]