How Emerging Economies Became Giants

By Michael Englefield | Financial Services | 30th June

Brazil, Russia, India, [the People’s Republic of] China (PRC) and South Africa are a quintet of emerging markets which proved the darlings of the global economy even throughout the financial crisis. In 2014, these five economies accounted for over 22% of global gross domestic product (...

Record Quarter for Commercial Vehicle Sales

By Tom Ikonen | Transport & Motor Goods | 17th June

You could well be forgiven for thinking the commercial vehicles market — trucks, vans and coaches that is — could hardly be considered the most newsworthy of industries. However, in a rare sign of press interest, the market recently turned heads for all the right reasons, gloating at...

Any Answer More Lucrative than Da Vinci Code

By Michael Englefield | Business Services | 9th June

In an earlier blog, I covered the fact that Europe's workers are more productive than the UK's. But what can be done about it? Well, solving the UK’s...

Europeans Have Time Nap, Yet Still Beat UK

By Michael Englefield | Business Services | 8th June

Historically, the UK started from a low base in productivity terms but from the 1940s onwards, we proved to be a dark horse in the Productivity Grand National and galloped up out of nowhere. We looked set to catch our international competitors and be the kind of horse you wish you’d...