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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Robust Activity Drives EMEA Sourcing Growth
A rise in the number of traditional sourcing contracts fuelled overall market growth in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the second quarter, according to the findings of the 2Q17 EMEA ISG Index™ released by Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

Wazoku Platform Delivers Ideas, Creativity and Improved Communication at SSCL
The Wazoku ideas platform, installed last year at Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL), has already engaged 67% of the company’s workforce.

Research Shows SMEs Struggle Without a Procurement Function
New research by eProcurement provider Wax Digital reveals that procurement is just as vital for SMEs at it is for large organisations, with formal procurement processes serving an equally critical role in helping them reduce costs, keep control of spend and eradicate labour intensive processes.

Arvato Appoints New Business Development Director to Drive UK Market Growth
Business process outsourcing provider Arvato has strengthened its Customer Services and Public Sector business with the appointment of Fraser Tusler as Business Development Director.

Monday, July 17, 2017
Sri Lanka & Bangladesh Agree on Free Trade
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have agreed to finalise a Free Trade Agreement between them by the end of this year. The matter came up for discussion during bilateral discussions when President Maithripala Sirisena visited Dhaka last week. .

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Taylor Review Arrives
Taylor review into employment and the gig economy arrives and offers suggestions on the future of work.

Sri Lanka – The Next Asian Economic Miracle
The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL), in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and Maldives, will conduct a one-day seminar titled ‘Sri Lanka – The Next Asian Economic Miracle?'

Monday, July 10, 2017
UK Economy Slows Further in Worrying Spiral
In a worrying sign for the UK economy, major firms have curtailed investment plans and consumers are spending less on their credit cards according to Deloitte.

France Declares War on Petrol
France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040, in what the ecology minister called a "revolution".

Gig Economy Set for Regulation Overhaul in UK
A government review into the rapidly changing world of work is to demand a radical overhaul of employment law and new guarantees on the minimum wage.

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