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Are we really in a Tech Bubble?

April 16 ,2014 | by Sarah Parkin

Are we really in a Tech Bubble?

The technology sector has apparently gone from strength to strength recently – but is it a bubble and if so, will it burst?

When the company behind Candy Crush Saga said it was planning an initial public offering (IPO), many commentators saw the initial valuation of King Digital Entertainment Plc at $7.6 billion (£4.54 billion) as over-ambitious. By the time shares had fallen by over 15 per cent at the end of its first day of trading, it seemed they had been proved right.

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10 best places to visit in London this summer

April 16 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

10 best places to visit in London this summer

Few cities are as exciting as London, but what are the best things to do in the UK capital?

For centuries London has been known as one of the biggest business centres in Europe and the world. But it’s also a vibrant and fast-moving city which is packed with attractions to visit. Whether you’ve visited before or you’re totally new to the capital, here are some of the biggest visitor attractions you can’t afford to miss.

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5 Tips to get a great job in ecommerce accounting

April 15 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 Tips to get a great job in ecommerce accounting

There are some excellent opportunities for the right graduates in the ecommerce accounting sector.

Accounting is a fantastic sector to work in. With a great starting salary, strong prospects and the freedom to work in countries all over the world with the right qualifications, the possibilities are virtually endless. But one sector in particular where the future looks bright is ecommerce.

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In Pictures: Trading and Market Analysis Week 2014 at LSBF

April 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

In Pictures: Trading and Market Analysis Week 2014 at LSBF

For five days, a classroom at LSBF’s London City Campus has been converted into a fully-fledged trading floor as students in the GGSB MSc in Finance programme took part in the Trading & Financial Market Analysis week 2014, a practical experience in trading and risk management.

The programme was delivered in partnership with Amplify Trading Ltd, a City of London trading firm that specialises in market analysis, global trading, professional training and trader development.

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VIDEO: Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates Discuss Helping Others and Sharing Their Wealth

April 10 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Watch Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood star Matt Damon and Ukrainian entrepreneur Victor Pinchuk discuss their separate philanthropic efforts to help others around the world. Their success has enabled them to help others in need and that motivation acts as a great source of inspiration for all.

 

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Post Kraft/Cadbury M&A activity in the UK

April 08 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Post Kraft/Cadbury M&A activity in the UK

In this article, Lecturer Paul Bisping discusses and analyses post-Kraft/Cadbury activity in the UK 

7 September 2009 is a date enshrined in the UK mergers and acquisitions calendar. On that Monday morning over 4 years ago the takeover of Cadbury by Kraft foods set in motion a litany of changes to takeover rules in the UK. By January 2010 and after several higher bid announcements, Cadbury’s shareholders followed Chairman, Roger Carr’s advice and accepted Kraft’s final offer.

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Competition: Study an Online ACCA Paper for FREE

April 04 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Competition: Study an Online ACCA Paper for FREE

We’re on a mission to find the world’s number one ACCA revision tip with the launch of an exciting online contest, #TopACCATip. Read below to find out how you win the chance to study an ACCA paper for free.

The contest is open to all ACCA students around the world to participate for the chance to study a FREE online ACCA paper.

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VIDEO: There’s More to Accountancy than Bean Counting

April 03 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Find out from our ACCA students how an accountancy qualification helped them to achieve success in the financial sector.
Our accountancy courses are designed to help budding accountants achieve their professional goals. For a high-flying career in accountancy, click here to find out more about what qualification will suit you best.

Click here to find out how you can study one of our online ACCA courses for FREE, by sharing your best ACCA revision tip!

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What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 1 of 2

March 28 ,2014 | by Dr Steve Priddy

What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 1 of 2

In the first of this two-part feature, Dr Steve Priddy draws on his own experience to recount ‘divorced from reality’ financial forecasting from the dotcom-boom era.

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What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 2 of 2

March 28 ,2014 | by Dr Steve Priddy

What Goes Around, Comes Around – Part 2 of 2

In the second and final instalment of this two-part feature, the numbers don’t add up, says Dr Steve Priddy, who is concerned by some recent share prices.

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

March 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to choose your university and degree course (Part II)

In this post, Alex Carroll shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education…

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7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

March 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

7 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Accountants

Accountants have great salary and career prospects, but some have ended up in places you may not expect …

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8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

March 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Things You Could Buy On An Accountant’s Salary

ACCA-qualified accountants can earn an impressive starting salary of up to £45,000 per year, but what could that buy you?

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#StartUpSpotlight: Motoriety Offers ‘Hassle-Free’ Vehicle Ownership

March 11 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Motoriety Offers ‘Hassle-Free’ Vehicle Ownership

In this week’s StartUp Spotlight, we speak with Lucy Burnford – Founder of Motoriety – a web-based platform that seeks to transform the way we manage vehicle ownership and maintenance …

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How to choose your university and degree course (Part I)

March 07 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to choose your university and degree course (Part I)

In this post, Karina Kizhner shares tips for students who are in the process of researching or applying for higher education… 

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8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

March 05 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Places You Could Work With an ACCA Qualification

An ACCA qualification is a passport to working as an accountant in 170 countries worldwide. Here are some of the places it could take you …

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

March 04 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Accountancy

It’s easy to assume that accountants do nothing but count all day. But there’s more than meets the eye to this ancient profession – here are a few random facts you may not know…

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#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

February 28 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Zapper Looks to Simplify the World of Mobile Payments

In this edition of our weekly StartUp Spotlight column, we speak with Bradley Duke – European MD of Zapper – a mobile app that intends to simplify the world of mobile payments …

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How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

February 27 ,2014 | by Paul Merison

How to Choose Your ACCA Optional Papers?

So, you have just 2 papers left to complete ACCA and you have to choose 2 from 4. How should you go about making your selection? Paul Merison, Director of ACCA at LSBF, outlines some very practical suggestions for students and marks them on a scale of 10 …

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Video: Become a City of London Trader in 3 Months

February 26 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

A 3-month course delivered by the London Academy of Trading (LAT), in partnership with LSBF, aims to teach how to trade in financial markets across the major asset classes used at banks and financial institutions worldwide …

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#StartUpSpotlight: Rocket Lawyer Brings Affordable Legal Services for All

February 21 ,2014 | by Hari Sri

#StartUpSpotlight: Rocket Lawyer Brings Affordable Legal Services for All

In this first edition of our weekly StartUp Spotlight column, we speak with Mark Edwards – VP & General Manager of Rocket Lawyer UK – whose company aims to bring affordable legal services to families and businesses …

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How the UK Can Become More Attractive to Overseas Students

February 18 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How the UK Can Become More Attractive to Overseas Students

The UK is a major venue for international students pursuing higher education. We explore how we could make the UK an even more lucrative destination for overseas students …

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How LSBF ACCA Helped Me Build a Great Career in Accountancy

February 14 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How LSBF ACCA Helped Me Build a Great Career in Accountancy

LSBF ACCA not only trains you to be a skilled accountant, but also helps you reach great professional heights. Namita Gupta, Senior Financial Analyst for the NHS and an LSBF ACCA alumnus, shares her story with us …

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How to improve as a team player

February 13 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

How to improve as a team player

Even when you’re the boss, being a team player is an essential skill all business minds will need at one stage or another. The following article will discuss how you can improve your team skills.

You may feel like you are an effective team player, as many of us view ourselves how we want to view ourselves, rather than trying to look at ourselves objectively. 

It doesn’t matter what level of experience you have, or what your role is within an organisation; many people need to know how much of a team player they are. If you want to ensure you are a well-oiled cog within your organisation then you should consider the following points.

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Video: LSBF ACCA is the Students’ Top Choice

February 12 ,2014 | by LSBF Blog Staff

No one knows an institution better than a student who is part of it, day in and day out. David Taylor, an online ACCA student, discusses his experiences of studying online at LSBF …

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