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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
UK Retail Growth Continues Long Upward Trend
Retail sales grew by 1% in the month of August according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

BPO Firms Expands Operations in Jamaica
Business process outsourcing company ADV Communications Limited, a joint venture between ICD Group and Advantage Communications Inc of Canada, plans to increase its number of jobs by 500 by the end of next year.

Online Retail Shows Healthy Growth Despite Inflation
UK online retail sales were up +16.4% year-on-year (YoY) in August, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Office and Outlook Suffer Issues
Yesterday, Office 365 and Outlook experienced problems and issues that affected users across Europe.

NHS to Unveil New Network
The National Health Service (NHS) is preparing for the introduction of the health and social care network (HSCN) this October as it replaces the old N3 broadband system.

UK Rates to Rise Soon
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England has said that interest rate rises in the UK will be gradual and that the time for a rise is approaching.

Flexible Work Demanded by Majority
Male employees are just as likely to want flexible working hours as female employees according to a new study by consultancy, Timewise.

Toys R Us Falls Into Bankruptcy
US toy giant, Toys R Us has gone into bankruptcy protection in the United States.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Fallout of Data Theft Continues
US credit rating firm, Equifax, has removed two senior staff in the continuing fallout from a data breach last week.

Leadership Shuffle at KPMG South Africa
KPMG have removed the leadership team from its South African arm due to the connection with the Gupta family.

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