The Eurozone breakup debate: Uncertainty still reigns

Jens Nordvig 06 November 2012

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The debate about a Eurozone breakup is evolving. In the spring of 2012, political tension in Greece meant that the debate focused on ‘Grexit’. In the summer of this year, the focus shifted to Spain’s funding difficulties, especially the redenomination risk on Spanish assets. Then the ECB stepped in. Its Outright Monetary Transactions programme has since reduced sovereign funding costs in the periphery.

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Topics:  EU policies Europe's nations and regions Financial markets Politics and economics

Tags:  Greece, Eurozone crisis, Finland, breakup

High-involvement management: What does it mean for worker wellbeing?

Alex Bryson 21 October 2011

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Solving the world’s problems – everything ranging from productivity growth and employment creation to ageing and climate change – will require firms to get better at what they do. Modern management techniques are increasingly looking like they will help deliver on the necessity.

There is a growing body of evidence indicating that certain modern management practices increase firm profitability – specifically practices known as 'high-involvement management'. They were given this name since they work by engaging workers more fully in their jobs.

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Topics:  Labour markets

Tags:  Management, wellbeing, Finland

Cartels uncovered

Ari Hyytinen, Frode Steen, Otto Toivanen 05 May 2010

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Competition policy matters. The US government, as well as the EU and its member states, spend large amounts on shaping and executing competition policy – known as antitrust in the US. The private sector spends correspondingly large amounts in shaping the outcome and participating in the law battles.

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Topics:  Competition policy

Tags:  Competition policy, Cartels, Finland