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China’s Economic Growth Hits a Stumbling Block

July 13, 2016

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  When one country accounts for a fifth of the global exonomic output you’ve got to wonder how this will affect everyone else. The Chinese economy is still growing, but the latest quarterly figures show that it only (only!) grew by 7.6%, down from 8.1% for the previous three months. This is the country’s slowest [...]

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The financial implications of the Olympics

June 22, 2016

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  Debates over the costs and potential benefits of bringing the Olympics to the UK have been raging since the International Olympic Committee first made the decision back in 2008. The eyes of the world will always be on any city chosen to host the Olympic Games – but both critics and supporters of the [...]

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It’s good and bad news for manufacturing and retail

June 15, 2016

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  Double Dip is the byword for something, anything terrible. There will be Die Hard style movies in the future with our hapless hero facing the evil Double Dip, who won’t be German, possibly Greek? Maybe… Either way, it’s not looking good. Job Cuts Unemployment in the UK is the highest it’s been for a [...]

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IPv6 is here, but what does this mean for businesses?

June 8, 2016

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  The internet is full! Not really, but it is running out of addresses, or more specifically, IPv4 addresses. The next generation, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), couldn’t come soon enough; the Asia-Pacific region ran out of addresses towards the end of 2015, Europe will be bled dry by the end of the summer, and [...]

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Entrepreneur Profile: Mark Zuckerberg

June 8, 2016

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  This is a new of  a monthly special for us here at the Money Lion. Every month we are going to do a profile on a famous entrepreneur and their rise to business success. This month we are looking at Mark Zuckerberg following his floatation of Facebook on the public stock market. Mark Zuckerberg was born [...]

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Britain’s double-dip recession: How bad is it?

May 30, 2016

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  For the first time since the 1970s, the UK is experiencing a dreaded and somewhat unexpected double-dip recession. With all eyes on Greece, and more recently Spain, it’s easy to forget how badly Britain has struggled to pick itself up from the rubble of collapsing global economies. Even the experts underestimated the extent of [...]

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Surprising facts about mobile internet and business

May 28, 2016

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  We’re truly living in a mobile age. In just over a decade, mobile phones have gone from an interesting novelty and convenience to an absolute necessity, and with the introduction of smartphones and tablets, mobile internet technology is increasingly cropping up everywhere. Indeed, by the sound of things, we’ll soon be seeing cars, homes, [...]

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News: Government aid for young entrepreneurs

May 28, 2016

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  The government has launched an £82 million scheme to enable  people between 18 – 24 to start their own businesses. David Cameron said he hopes the initiave could lead to 30,000 more start-ups and unleash a “new wave” of enterprise to support economic growth. He also added that he wanted young people to have [...]

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News: UK retail sales fall due to wet weather and low fuel sales

May 23, 2016

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  It has just been announced that retail sales in the UK fell by 2.3% in April according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The fall has been attributed to a record drop in fuel sales which were down 13.2% in April. This has been explained with the panic-buying which took place in March [...]

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Turn your hobby into your profession: Beauty Therapist

May 10, 2016

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  Each month we look at how you can successfully turned your hobby into your profession.This month we continue this feature with a look at beauty therapy. Here we will be discussing the most important factors and issues you may come across when setting up your own business as a beauty therapist. What you should [...]

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