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Institute of Risk Management launches new diploma for professionals

With 50 per cent of US and European banking and capital market firms reporting a lack of skilled compliance staff, and nearly 40 per cent recording an increase in the size of their risk teams, the demand for qualified risk professionals is higher than ever.

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Phones 4u enters administration as EE and Vodafone pull out

Mobile retailer Phones 4u has been forced into administration after mobile contractor EE announced it would not renew its contract.

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The power of patent protection

Protecting your brand legally can help companies thrive – knowing what type of intellectual property rights a company should have can help protect firms in the marketplace.

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Morrisons to invest £19 million in fresh fruit and veg supply chain

Supermarket Morrisons is to invest £19 million in its supply chain to improve the shelf life of its fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Rene Carayol: Hello, Hello! Why it is good to be out on the streets

On a recent visit to Soweto, the large and vibrant township adjacent to Johannesburg, we saw some successful Western brands that had been somewhat “Africanised”.

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Amazon to open new London office with potential for 3,000 new jobs

Online retailer Amazon is set to open a new London office in Shoreditch, potentially creating more than 3,000 new jobs.

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IPR crackdown continues to reap rewards

A report released by the European Commission actions to enforce intellectual property rights (IPR) shows authorities in the EU detained almost 36 million items suspected of violating IPR in 2013.

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London visitors ‘underwhelmed’ at airport customer experience

Visitors to London are underwhelmed at the welcome they receive at the capital’s airports, according to a customer experience report.

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Taking a new approach to foil the fake e-traders

It is impossible to put a figure on the amount of money a business could lose due to counterfeiting, experts claim.

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Interpol’s Michael Ellis: How counterfeiting is affecting all walks of life

It might look like a good, cheap deal on a product – but it may not be the real deal. If so, what at first looks like a bargain could seriously hurt you – and not just financially.

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