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  • August 31, 2017
    PwC

    "A third" of the UK workforce suffers from anxiety, depression, or stress at work

    A new study has suggested that more than one in three UK workers (34%) have a health and well-being issue—and that employers may not be taking the problem seriously.
    A new study has suggested that more than one in three UK workers (34%) have a health and well-being issue—and that employers may not be taking the problem seriously.
  • On average, Nigerians pay a bribe every two months

    A large-scale survey reveals the true extent of Nigeria's corruption problem.
    A large-scale survey reveals the true extent of Nigeria's corruption problem.
  • August 25, 2017

    UK vastly overestimates number of international students overstaying their visas

    Just 4,600 students overstayed their visas in 2016, according to new data published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics. Estimates for previous years suggested numbers were closer to 100,000.
    Just 4,600 students overstayed their visas in 2016, according to new data published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics. Estimates for previous years suggested numbers were closer to 100,000.
  • August 24, 2017

    President Macron: EU labor rules on employment abroad creating a “race to the bottom”

    The French president Emmanuel Macron is campaigning for an overhaul of current EU labor rules concerning employment abroad, arguing that this would protect workers in wealthier European nations from the negative effects of cheaper labor stemming from the bloc’s eastern members.
    The French president Emmanuel Macron is campaigning for an overhaul of current EU labor rules concerning employment abroad, arguing that this would protect workers in wealthier European nations from the negative effects of cheaper labor stemming from the bloc’s eastern members.
  • August 22, 2017

    33 million children working in India

    Since Independence 70 years ago, India has created one of the world’s largest economies. But despite its wealth, 33 million children aged 5 to 18 are working. According to Save the Children India, almost one-third of this group are under 15, making India home to one of the highest concentrations of child workers in the world.
    Since Independence 70 years ago, India has created one of the world’s largest economies. But despite its wealth, 33 million children aged 5 to 18 are working. According to Save the Children India, almost one-third of this group are under 15, making India home to one of the highest concentrations of child workers in the world.
  • August 21, 2017

    University education may lead to worse job prospects in Vietnam

    Unemployment amongst university graduates in Vietnam has reached 17% despite an overall unemployment rate of just 2.3%, according to a Vietnamese government report.

    Unemployment amongst university graduates in Vietnam has reached 17% despite an overall unemployment rate of just 2.3%, according to a Vietnamese government report.

  • August 18, 2017

    Wind and solar energy subsidies are paying off in the US

    The US saved between $35 billion and $220 billion between 2007 and 2015 because of avoided deaths, fewer sick days, and climate-change mitigation as a result of renewable energy use, according to new research in Nature Energy.
    The US saved between $35 billion and $220 billion between 2007 and 2015 because of avoided deaths, fewer sick days, and climate-change mitigation as a result of renewable energy use, according to new research in Nature Energy.
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