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The banks – who needs them? That’s a question some high-profile economists are seriously beginning to ask as alternative sources of finance come online to bridge the funding gap. Hartley Milner reports on one of these enterprising new kids on the block, the peer-to-peer business lender.
Frustratingly for us all, the bankers have drawn
Many companies are coming up with cleaning systems that use water only, claiming these to be sustainable since they remove the need for chemicals. But as water supplies dwindle, are such claims justified? Ann Laffeaty looks at arguments for and against water-based and chemical-based cleaning systems.
Products and systems were once considered to
Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on a survey into people's attitudes towards cleanliness in daily life.
Italians are very fussy about cleanliness in daily life and they are careful with the type of products being used and their impact on the environment and health. These are just a few of the aspects highlighted by the survey carried
UK producer of cleaning chemicals Selden has acquired the Jeyes Professional brand from Jeyes Group for an undisclosed sum. Jeyes Professional Division is now a wholly owned division of Selden.
The sale sees manufacture, distribution and administration of Jeyes Professional products transferring to Selden’s Derbyshire production plant from
EU plans to introduce new trade reciprocity rules that could block foreign companies from European contracts will be a battleground as member states debate a new industrial policy initiative.
A European Commission communication on industrial policy appears to harden language towards the EU's foreign trading partners.
The policy paper refers to
Most European companies still don’t have procedures for managing workplace stress and other psychosocial risks, despite the increasing threat they pose to Europe’s workers.
That's according to two new reports from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), which look at the reasons why, with 79 per cent of managers