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When is obese not obese? The BMI conundrum

27 Aug 2015
When is obese not obese? The BMI conundrum
Health insurance is big business in the UK, with 5.1 million people covered for private healthcare in 2013, and £7.3m paid out in claims every day. Why then are insurers sticking with what is widely recognised to be an inaccurate system to determine levels of obesity – BMI?

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YouTube and the Everyday Celebrity

24 Aug 2015
YouTube and the Everyday Celebrity
Account executive Leanne Tsang examines the rise of the YouTubers and how they are changing the world of media.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 24 August 2015

24 Aug 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 24 August 2015
Stockmarkets across the globe tumbled after weak Chinese data fuelled concerns about the impact of the nation’s slowdown on the global economy. Safe haven assets, such as gold and high quality sovereign bonds, benefited. Mounting speculation that the Federal Reserve would postpone any rate increases helped push the US dollar sharply lower.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 17 August 2015

17 Aug 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 17 August 2015
US and European stocks struggled to make progress after China’s shock decision to devalue the renminbi by the most in almost two decades. However, core bonds rallied as fears of deflation resurfaced.

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Donald Trump - PR genius or disaster?

14 Aug 2015
Donald Trump - PR genius or disaster?
Adam Shaw, Account Executive at FWD, looks at Donald Trump's presidential campaign - PR genius or disaster?

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2015

10 Aug 2015
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2015
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said global economic growth will slow this year to the lowest rate since the financial crisis. It cut growth forecasts for the US and many emerging market economies, although its forecast for the eurozone was only cut slightly

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A Week in the world of FWD

04 Aug 2015
A Week in the world of FWD
Charlotte Linton shares her experience as an intern at FWD's offices in London.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 03 August 2015

03 Aug 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 03 August 2015
Stronger US economic growth supports developed equity markets as renewed turbulence in China hits commodities.

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Global Markets Update - Monday 27 July 2015

27 Jul 2015
Global Markets Update - Monday 27 July 2015
Global stockmarkets lost ground over the week amid softer earnings reports and worries over Chinese growth.

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What does Spiderman have to do with business?

23 Jul 2015
What does Spiderman have to do with business?
Account executive Leanne Tsang discusses brand reputation and the effect it has on the consumer's perception of a business.

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