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Record fall in global demand for PCs

Falling global demand for personal computers (PC) saw shipments fall by a record 10.6% in the fourth quarter from a year ago, according to market research firm IDC.

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Apprenticeships 'becoming devalued'

The push to create more apprenticeships quickly has led to the brand being devalued, says Ofsted.

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The government sold its last stake in Royal Mail and now shares are tumbling - Business Insider


Irish Times

The government sold its last stake in Royal Mail and now shares are tumbling
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For the first time in its history, the Royal Mail is a fully private company, and the markets do not like it one bit. Shares in Britain's national mail carrier, which for all of its history has been at least part owned by the government, tanked at the ...
End of an era as UK government offloads last of Royal MailIrish Times
Royal Mail: Final stake sale raises ?591mBBC News
UK government sells remaining stake in Royal MailPost and Parcel
The Independent -Yorkshire Post -Belfast Telegraph
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UK construction output drops in August - BBC News


BBC News

UK construction output drops in August
BBC News
Construction output fell 4.3% in August, its sharpest drop since late 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. In the three months to August, output fell by 0.8%, the biggest such decline since March 2013. Meanwhile, the UK trade ...
Record Car Exports Boost UK Trade FiguresManx Radio
Plunge in building output fuels UK growth fearsScotsman

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