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Psychometric tests are increasingly being used to distinguish talent as the job market becomes even more competitive. Are they effective?

Psychometric tests are increasingly being used to distinguish talent as the job market becomes even more competitive. Are they effective?

Finance Denmark’s central bank has cut its rates in a bid to relieve the upward pressure on the krone

Denmark issues interest rate cut amid Swiss currency fears

Denmark’s central bank has cut its rates in a bid to relieve the upward pressure on the krone

Business & Management Over the years, counterfeiting has become a problem for the Swiss watch industry, but organisations such as the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry are fighting back

Counterfeiting challenges the Swiss watch industry

Over the years, counterfeiting has become a problem for the Swiss watch industry, but organisations such as the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry are fighting back

By: Jean-Daniel Pasche, Chairman, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry
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Finance $48.39bn was invest by venture capitalists last year, but a variety of factors make today’s start-ups appear a more secure investment than those of the turn of the century

2014 biggest year for US venture capitalists since 2000’s dot-com bubble

$48.39bn was invest by venture capitalists last year, but a variety of factors make today’s start-ups appear a more secure investment than those of the turn of the century

Business & Management BP is due to announce plans for hundreds of job cuts among its North Sea workers, becoming one among a string of oil giants attempting to make savings amid tumbling oil prices

BP to make job cuts as oil industry struggles

BP is due to announce plans for hundreds of job cuts among its North Sea workers, becoming one among a string of oil giants attempting to make savings amid tumbling oil prices

By: Laura French
Finance Mario Draghi’s bond buying scheme gets tentative ECJ approval after challenge from German courts

ECB quantitative easing plan approved

Mario Draghi’s bond buying scheme gets tentative ECJ approval after challenge from German courts

Business & Management A new census looking at globally listed companies shows that women continue to be substantially underrepresented on boards across the world - especially in Japan, where they account for just 3.1 percent

Gender inequality in the boardroom still a problem

A new census looking at globally listed companies shows that women continue to be substantially underrepresented on boards across the world – especially in Japan, where they account for just 3.1 percent

By: Laura French
Culture When Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud sold for $142.4m in 2013, it was a sign of the art market’s health. This may be the time to challenge the idea that art is an investment-grade asset

Art as an investment: beautiful rather than bountiful

When Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud sold for $142.4m in 2013, it was a sign of the art market’s health. This may be the time to challenge the idea that art is an investment-grade asset

By: Melanie Gerlis, Art Market Editor at The Art Newspaper
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Business & Management In January, thousands of the world’s most powerful figures will gather at the picturesque resort of Davos to discuss the most pressing global issues. Lizzie Meager looks at what can be expected from 2015’s summit

What can we expect from the World Economic Forum in 2015?

In January, thousands of the world’s most powerful figures will gather at the picturesque resort of Davos to discuss the most pressing global issues. Lizzie Meager looks at what can be expected from 2015’s summit

By: Lizzie Meager
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Finance As Italy enters another recession, the country’s new PM has a tough task, writes Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich

Italy must address lack of competitiveness to restore economy

As Italy enters another recession, the country’s new PM has a tough task, writes Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich

By: Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance, University of Munich
Business & Management Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has announced a turnaround strategy for the ailing British retailer following disappointing sales, as the “Big Four” supermarkets continue to struggle

Tesco announces turnaround plan

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has announced a turnaround strategy for the ailing British retailer following disappointing sales, as the “Big Four” supermarkets continue to struggle

By: Laura French
Business & Management Shares in Boohoo have fallen over 40 percent, after the online retailer issued a profit warning on the back of lower-than-expected Christmas sales

Boohoo shares plunge following profit warning

Shares in Boohoo have fallen over 40 percent, after the online retailer issued a profit warning on the back of lower-than-expected Christmas sales

By: Laura French
Finance The grim reality in Ukraine compares poorly with its neighbour Poland, writes Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EU membership could tame Ukraine

The grim reality in Ukraine compares poorly with its neighbour Poland, writes Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

By: Erik Berglöf, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Finance Europe’s leading bitcoin exchange has lost around $5m after “operational wallets” were compromised

Security breach halts operations at bitcoin exchange Bitstamp

Europe’s leading bitcoin exchange has lost around $5m after “operational wallets” were compromised

Business & Management With an increasingly on-the-go workforce operating around the globe, CEOs should view healthcare benefits as levers to attract and retain the best talent, explains David Healy, Aetna International General Manager for Europe

Aetna International: healthcare benefits vital to talent retention

With an increasingly on-the-go workforce operating around the globe, CEOs should view healthcare benefits as levers to attract and retain the best talent, explains David Healy, Aetna International General Manager for Europe

Business & Management It may seem like something we can all agree on, but in the modern world, privacy is raising increasing concern. This has led some to look for alternatives to vulnerable smartphones

Blackphone: the smartphone putting privacy first

It may seem like something we can all agree on, but in the modern world, privacy is raising increasing concern. This has led some to look for alternatives to vulnerable smartphones

Awards Supplement 2014
Awards2014

The European CEO awards 2014 have now been announced, presenting our pick of the CEOs, companies and campaigns leading their sectors. View the winners here or browse the supplement in your browser or on your iPad or Android device.

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Europe has spent approximately one-third of its output in recent years on propping up struggling banks

The European banking union

Europe has spent approximately one-third of its output in recent years on propping up struggling banks

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