The spectre of deflation is said to be hanging over Europe. Developed world inflation has slowed, and by more than was expected in 2013, reflecting lower commodity prices and still-slack (although growing) economies
As expected, the UK’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) used its latest Inflation Report to revise its growth outlook higher, its inflation forecast lower, and increase the pace at which it expects the unemployment rate to fall
Ethical behaviour in business is a major theme this month, with the Co-operative Bank, long-renowned for its ethical stance, now being controlled by hedge funds less recognised for their social commitment than their focus on profitable returns
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership working with the Leadership Board of the seven North East councils (the LA7) that will early next year form a Combined Authority, have launched a consultation for allocating £460m of European funding over six years
Kari Owers, North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, is preparing to speak at the forthcoming IN (Inspiring Females) Conference. In a two-part column, she shares her views on women in business. This week she asks 'do women in business just need better PR'
For the first time there are more than a million workers aged 65 or older in the UK. The numbers of older employees are increasing fast, and many companies are saying that they prefer to retain experienced people rather than recruit and train new staff
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.