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Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.

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What the EU could learn from the Pacific Alliance

In theory the EU should be a great idea. In practice not so much.
As a trade bloc it has a lot going for it. It’s the world’s richest single market, with standards that protect the consumer. It gives the European countries weight against China, which often uses predatory trade practices, such as dumping, against smaller trade ‘partners’.

But of course the trouble with the EU is that it’s not just a trade block. The core EU states also have monetary union – and the perils of two economies as distinct as Germany and Greece sharing the same monetary policy have become clear.

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7 tips for firing staff

Firing someone is tough, and is a decision that should never be taken lightly. Here, Kirsty Senior from citrusHR helps both new and experienced employers alike understand the top seven tips on how to fire someone…

Don’t shy away from tough firing decisions

If you feel that an employee is not the right fit for your business, whether due to their performance, attitude, or something that can’t be solved by training (i.e. they just don’t gel with the rest of the team), then making the decision sooner rather than later is important.

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How to raise £100,000 for your business

Raising £100,000 might seem like a mountain to climb when you are just starting in the early days of your business, but it need not be that hard. Self finance and banks are not the only options available to you. There are a few other ways to get going.

To determine what path you will take to finding the right funding for you, you will have to pose yourself a series of questions. What is your business? If it is an internet or technology-based company you might need more money and an investor who is prepared to take a higher risk.

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How to become a property developer: 8 simple steps

If you’re keen to catch the market on a fast upward streak, read our eight simple steps to property development success and get scouting for the perfect investment opportunities now.

1. Develop a property development business plan

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Government aides firms to enter Middle Eastern markets

The government plans to open a centre in Dubai to help UK companies set up and do business in the Middle East.

The ‘trading hub’, which will be run by government agency UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will be opened on May 17 2007, it was announced yesterday.

The centre will provide UK companies with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for resources, advice and support to help them tap into the ‘booming Middle East and North African markets’, the government claimed.

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Junior stock markets enter era of the reverse

Reverse takeovers may become the norm on the junior stock markets as the lack of liquidity helps acquiring businesses but prevents IPOs, it has been claimed. Currently the PLUS and AIM markets are blighted by an all-time low in investor confidence as well as a serious lack of activity. However accountancy firm Mazars says that while reverse take-overs may offer little added value in buoyant markets, the opposite is often true when they are liquidity hungry.

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KSF Space signs NDA with Exos Aerospace

KSF Space Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Exos Aerospace in Texas, this Nov. the 2nd 2016. Under the agreement, Exos Aerospace will identify launch opportunities and provide associated pre-launch support to KSF Space Foundation.

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Green ICT Standard IFGICT: Defining Green Label

Purchasing more environmentally preferable products and engaging in other
sustainable behaviors is becoming the “new normal” for the majority of American
adult consumers, with approximately 80% of consumers reporting that they frequently
or occasionally purchase so-called “green” products.1,2 However, purchasers are confused
by the plethora of vague and sometimes misleading terminology used to distinguish
more environmentally preferable products in the marketplace. This confusion can lead

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KSF Space signs MOU with Interorbital Systems

KSF Space Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Interorbital Systems (IOS) in California, this October the 3rd 2016. Under the agreement, Interorbital Systems will identify launch opportunities and provide associated pre-launch support to KSF Space Foundation.

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