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Women held back by 'old boys' network,' says report - BBC News


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Women held back by 'old boys' network,' says report
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"Old boys' networks" are stopping women from getting into the boardroom in the UK's top companies, according to the equalities watchdog. Nearly a third of the UK's biggest companies largely rely on personal networks to identify new board members, the ...

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Rail system 'more popular than ever'

A new interactive map reveals how, against all the odds, the railways have witnessed a stratospheric revival in popularity in the past two decades.

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Gulf stocks down as Iran sanctions lift

Shares in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states drop sharply in response to the lifting of Iranian sanctions.

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Oil price to hit $70 by 2020, says Opec

Opec says that while the past year has been challenging, it expects oil prices to rise to $70 a barrel by 2020.

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Productivity 'is key to higher wages'

Wages are unlikely to rise significantly next year unless productivity jumps, according to a new report.

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