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Unemployment at record high across the eurozone

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Unemployment figures increase as debt crisis continues to engulf the region. According to the Eurostat agency, unemployment across the eurozone hit record levels at the end of 2011, with the jobless rate standing at 10.4 per cent at the end of December. With 16.5 million people […]

Sarkozy set to introduce Tobin Tax

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard French President ready to implement a financial transaction tax and hopes move will encourage other countries to follow. Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to resist pressure from France’s finance sector and introduce a 0.1 per cent tax on financial transactions. The French president proposes to introduce the […]

Government will not intervene on RBS bonus payments

January 31, 2012

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written for New Statesman – words by Robert Pollard Downing Street says “We are not going to micro-manage bonuses”. David Cameron will not force any RBS executives to turn down bonus payments, despite growing calls for government intervention on executive pay. On Sunday, RBS chief executive Stephen Hester announced that he will not be accepting […]