Tag Archives: Crisis

Spain: Growth with Jobs

The new ILO report, “Spain: Growth with jobs”, investigates the specific challenges facing Spain in the aftermath of the crisis. According to the study, the Spanish economy has started to recover from the crisis, driven mainly by strong export growth. However, the economic, employment and social repercussions from the crisis remain significant. A range of …
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2013 el Año que Salimos de la Crisis

This study, based on interviews with experts and companies, explores from a people-management perspective the keys to taking advantage of the gathering recovery in Spain. It was carried out by IESE’s International Research Center on Organizations (IRCO), jointly with Grupo Persona Metaplacement and the HR Forum, and featured contributions from professors Pilar García Lombardía, José Ramón Pin …
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European Labour Market

Austerity measures have not addressed the root causes of the crisis nor have they brought down unemployment, according to a snapshot of EU countries based on an upcoming ILO on the state of global labour markets. According to the ILO’s snapshot there are over 10 million more jobless people in Europe now than at the …
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Regional Economic Outlook for Latin America

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published the Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere, “Shifting Winds, New Policy Challenges.” According to the REO, Latin America and theCaribbeanis facing a range of challenges from the crisis. Downside risks are significant, with some countries more vulnerable than others. But growth has so far held up reasonably …
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Regional Economic Outlook for Europe

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just published its latest Regional Economic Outlook (REO) for Europe: “Navigating Stormy Waters.” Growth inEuropehas slowed significantly, as a result of global shocks, and of the escalation of the euro area sovereign debt crisis, which has shaken confidence and curbed domestic demand. The REO projects that growth for all …
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G20 Labour Market Decline in 2010

ILO has just prepared a joint study with the OECD at the request of the G20 for its labor ministerial meeting in Paris on September 26-27. The report, titled “Short-term Employment and Labour Market Outlook and Key Challenges in G20 countries,” warns that the slow-down in the global economy could result in a massive jobs …
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Retail banking in CEE – Debt collection in times of crisis

A new study by the European Financial Marketing Association (Efma) and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants entitled “Retail Banking in CEE – Debt Collection in Times of Crisis” reveals key findings and areas for improvement in debt collection practices across Europe. The report contains an overview of the recent developments and outlooks in the retail credit …
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The Automobile Industry in and Beyond the Crisis

The automobile industry is one of the sectors that has been most hit by the recession. Demand for cars has fallen sharply, accentuating the difficulties of excess production capacity already faced before the crisis and deepening the economic downturn in major car-producing countries. This OECD report examines how closely the automobile and business cycles are …
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Excellence in Logistics

After years of dwindling logistics costs, the trend recently reversed. Across Europe, costs have risen by almost 20 percent since 2003, an increase expected to continue through at least 2013. And amid a global economic recession, more companies are searching for ways to optimize their supply chains to meet the ongoing challenges. The sixth Excellence …
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