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  • June 30, 2014

    Female entrepreneurs are leading the way in Africa

    Africa has the highest growth rate of female-run enterprises in the world, according to recent research by the World Bank.

    Africa has the highest growth rate of female-run enterprises in the world, according to recent research by the World Bank.

  • June 27, 2014

    This year's Commonwealth Games host city records alarmingly poor health

    Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, will be under the media spotlight this summer while it hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games, though ironically residents have gained a reputation for having the poorest health in the nation.

    Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, will be under the media spotlight this summer while it hosts the 2014 Commonwealth Games, though ironically residents have gained a reputation for having the poorest health in the nation.

  • June 25, 2014

    South African miners sign wage deal to end strike

    South Africa’s biggest platinum mining companies have agreed to implement wage increases, to end the nation’s longest running strike.

    South Africa’s biggest platinum mining companies have agreed to implement wage increases, to end the nation’s longest running strike.

  • June 20, 2014

    South Korea ranked among world’s worst for workers’ rights

    South Korea has been ranked as one of the worst countries for implementing workers’ rights by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

    South Korea has been ranked as one of the worst countries for implementing workers’ rights by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

  • June 20, 2014

    Majority of US minimum wage jobs taken up by women

    Women in America comprise nearly two thirds of the nation’s minimum wage workers, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Women in America comprise nearly two thirds of the nation’s minimum wage workers, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

  • June 19, 2014

    UK Government releases minimum wage remit to Low Pay Commission

    The UK government released its annual minimum wage remit to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) this week, for regulations to be put in place from October 2015.

    The UK government released its annual minimum wage remit to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) this week, for regulations to be put in place from October 2015.

  • June 18, 2014

    What does the World Cup mean for Brazil?

    Brazil's star is on the rise. With the World Cup underway and preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games now at a furious pace, all eyes are on the country.

    Brazil's star is on the rise. With the World Cup underway and preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games now at a furious pace, all eyes are on the country.

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