1. The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4% during the April-to-June period; latest figures released by the US Department of Commerce have shown. [BBC]
A growing economy could point to positive signs for young professionals looking to enter or already within their chosen industry.
2. There is rising regulation of UK bankers; the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) warns this could harm the competitiveness of UK financial institutions.
A legislative push towards financial institutions following lower risk strategies and increasing the ethics of their codes of practice could increase trust in financial institutions, which is crucial to building a stronger economy.
3. Christofer Toumazou invents a USB device that decodes patient’s DNA identifying predispositions for hereditary diseases, winning a European inventor award.
How will this technology impact medical technology and the health service industry? Could this technology prove disruptive for pharmaceutical industries whose products are used as palliative care?
4. The UK government launches an auction for licenses to conduct fracking across almost half of the country.
Could the potential energy benefits create a positive impact on UK businesses? Could the fracking plans of energy companies be an opportunity for young professionals in the energy sector to enter the market at a time of new developments and ‘exciting’ change ?
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