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Fashion firms focus on social media

Speed of reaction to social media trends is becoming more important in the battle between fast fashion and more established High Street retailers, say experts. Young women are increasingly being influenced by what they see on apps such as Instagram, as well as by celebrities. Fast fashion brands are jumping on these trends. But High Street retailers say… Read More »

Web design firms work to surf ever-changing internet landscape

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US firms added 227,000 jobs in January

US businesses added 227,000 jobs in January, way above economists’ forecasts of about 175,000. The figure, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compares with December’s rise of 157,000, revised up slightly from last month’s first estimate. However, average pay barely rose, and the number of people working part-time but looking for full-time work rose. Even so, the jobs… Read More »

Four food firms prepare bids for British cereal maker Weetabix – sources

America’s third-biggest cereal company, Post Holdings (POST.N), and the UK’s Associated British Foods (ABF.L) are among a group of four bidders vying for British cereal brand Weetabix, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The 84-year-old business could fetch at least 1.5 billion pounds, based on a valuation of more than 11 times Weetabix’ core earnings, the… Read More »

UK firms expect growth to stagnate over next three months – CBI

British businesses expect economic growth to grind almost to a halt over the next three months due to weaker investment and consumer confidence after June’s vote to leave the European Union, the Confederation of British Industry said on Sunday. The CBI said the outlook was the weakest since December 2012 as the proportion of firms expecting lower output… Read More »

Gross hiring in top IT firms in FY17 may fall on lower attrition

Attrition level has eased and is at benign levels for top IT companies, following which gross hiring in this space for the fiscal could see a reduction, says a report. According to a research report by Kotak Institutional Equities, attrition of top IT companies in March quarter has declined sequentially as well as on yearly basis with the… Read More »

THE CIA IS INVESTING IN FIRMS THAT MINE YOUR TWEETS AND INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

SOFT ROBOTS THAT can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat,” and artificial intelligence that will sift through large data sets — these are just a few of the technologies being pursued by companies with investment from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, according to a document obtained by The Intercept. Yet among the… Read More »

UK firms putting plans on hold ahead of EU vote – survey

Big British firms are delaying deals and hiring decisions ahead of a referendum on the country’s European Union membership, a survey showed on Monday, adding to signs that uncertainty around the vote is weighing on the economy. Chief financial officers are increasingly in favour of staying in the EU, according to the survey of chief financial officers published… Read More »