More than student recruitment: developing international strategies

Internationalisation needn’t be limited to student attraction and its gains are not just financial. Join our live chat Friday 17 August to explore shifting trends and values in global higher edInternationalisation in higher education is nothing new. For decades – before there were economic gains to be made from international student recruitment and possibly even […]
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China and Brazil strike $30bn bilateral swap deal to reinforce economies

Announcement also includes plans for joint satellite launches, culture centres and language networksBrazil and China have jointly reinforced their financial reserves with a $30bn swap arrangement that aims to offset further economic instability in Europe and the United States.The deal was announced on Thursday as a first step towards the creation of a financial bloc […]
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Dram fine: Diageo invests £1bn in Scotland’s whisky industry

Drinks giant Diageo to build new whisky distilleries and extra stills to satisy world’s growing thirst for country’s national tippleThe talk at the bar was of a new golden age for the scotch whisky industry after the drinks giant Diageo unveiled plans to pour more than £1bn into building new distilleries and extra stills as […]
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World’s super-wealthy spend their riches on luxury travel adventures

Bespoke, lavish, one-of-a-kind trips are catnip for growing number of millionaires, says report by Boston Consulting GroupTheir wardrobes are packed with haute couture and designer accessories but for the world’s super-rich shopping is no longer enough: lavish one-of-a-kind travel adventures are the latest status symbol.Helicopter skiing in Alaska or a getaway to luxury goods group […]
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Prime Minister’s Twitter following hits 2 million milestone

The Prime Minister’s Twitter account @Number10gov has passed 2 million followers for the first time. The micro-blogging social network allows users to send messages of up to 140 characters to users across the world who choose to subscribe or ‘follow’ each account. The account attached to the office of the Prime Minister – @Number10gov – […]
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George Osborne says IMF cash won’t end euro crisis

Reforms needed to bring eurozone crisis under control, chancellor warns EuropeGeorge Osborne warned Europe that the boost to the financial firepower of the International Monetary Fund would not be enough to guarantee an end to the debt crisis that has bedevilled the eurozone.As it became clear that it would be 2013 before Britain handed over […]
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JCB unearths record sales and profits

Staffordshire-based machinery firm reports 37% surge in turnover to £2.75bnJCB hailed its ongoing investment in factories in the UK and overseas on Tuesday as it revealed record annual sales and profits.The Staffordshire-based machinery firm reported a 37% surge in turnover to £2.75bn in 2011 while underlying earnings hit £355m, up from £235m in 2010.The company […]
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Clegg’s hymn to green economy clears stage for Cameron’s solo | Damian Carrington

The deputy prime minister’s radical speech undermines 80 years of economic orthodoxy. But will the PM sing the same tune, or follow his sceptical chancellor?A radical speech from a British leader that undermines 80 years of economic orthodoxy and will have the trolls of the Treasury scuttling out of the glare? That’s what deputy prime […]
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Strong UK services sector survey boosts recovery hopes

Higher than expected growth in services sector – following positive manufacturing and construction data – suggests Britain can avoid recessionA spring revival for UK businesses has bolstered hopes the economy is picking up pace and managing to overcome the headwinds that have been battering firms in the eurozone.The latest in a clutch of business surveys […]
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New hope comes down the pipeline for Aberdeen’s weary oil industry

The chancellor’s package of tax breaks may bring new life to the North Sea by allowing big firms to sell off infrastructure to smaller specialistsIt may only be March, but the granite town hall in Aberdeen is shining in the spring sunshine like a fairy castle. The council has just moved into this newly sandblasted […]
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