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Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

UK – The relationship between graduates and economic growth across countries

“Higher Education (HE) is recognised as a key economic sector in the UK, having an
impact on economic growth and competitiveness. However, producing estimates of the impact of HE on growth and competitiveness is a major challenge. In most countries, there is a dilemma about the amount of public resources that should be devoted to education, which has been amplified by the period of fiscal adjustment faced by many of the advanced economies. In this study we consider the evidence on the impact of HE on economic growth and productivity, drawing conclusions on the longer-term benefits of current investment in degree-level education.” By Dawn Holland, Iana Liadze, Cinzia Rienzo and David Wilkinson, National Institute of Economic and Social Research. August 2013.

Report to G20 Leaders on monitoring implementation of Basel III regulatory reforms

“Full, timely and consistent implementation of Basel III remains fundamental to building a resilient financial system, maintaining public confidence in regulatory ratios and providing a level playing field for internationally active banks. This report updates G20 Leaders on progress in adopting the Basel III regulatory reforms since the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued its… Continue Reading

Agencies revise proposed risk retention rule

“Six federal agencies on Wednesday issued a notice revising a proposed rule requiring sponsors of securitization transactions to retain risk in those transactions. The new proposal revises a proposed rule the agencies issued in 2011 to implement the risk retention requirement in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). This proposal… Continue Reading

Executive Excess 2013: Bailed Out, Booted, and Busted

“This 20th anniversary Executive Excess report examines the “performance” of the 241 corporate chief executives who have ranked among America’s 25 highest-paid CEOs in one or more of the past 20 years. The lavishly compensated CEOs we spotlight here should be exemplars of value-added performance. After all, sky-high CEO pay purportedly reflects the superior value that elite chief executives… Continue Reading

CDC releases 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study results

“School districts nationwide are showing improvements in measures related to nutritional policies, physical education and tobacco policies, according to the 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS).  SHPPS is the largest and most comprehensive survey to assess school health policies. Key findings include Nutrition: The percentage of school districts that allowed soft drink companies… Continue Reading

July 2013 jobless rates down over the year in 320 of 372 metro areas

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Summary, July 2013: “Unemployment rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 320 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 38 areas, and unchanged in 14 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-one areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, and 34 areas… Continue Reading

Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2013

“The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2013 is a pocket-sized book providing data for more than 40 key indicators on business environment and private sector development in a single page for each of the World Bank member countries and other economies with populations of more than 30,000.” Include the following areas: Economic and… Continue Reading