Christmas Cutbacks

Celebrating Christmas in a recession can be tough: Effective immediately, the following economising measures are being implemented in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" subsidiary: The partridge will be retained, but the pear tree, which never produced the cash crop forecasted, will be replaced by a plastic hanging plant, providing considerable savings in maintenance; Two turtle doves represent a redundancy that is simply not cost effective. In addition, their romance during working hours could not be…

Canadian Universities – the ones to watch…

Canada entered the recent recession in a somewhat stronger position than its G7 peers, in large part because it dealt with its budget deficits in the mid-1990s. Thanks to its regulatory regime, no Canadian banks failed and no government subsidy was needed to prop up their balance sheets. As a result, the Canadian economy is emerging from the recession faster and relatively stronger than other countries'. The Canadian economy has traditionally relied on its natural…

Keep Calm and Carry On: Sainsbury’s

"Nectar, the loyalty card scheme backed by brands including Sainsbury's and BP, is to launch an ad campaign timed to coincide with George Osborne's cut-laden emergency budget today playing on the famous "Keep calm and carry on" wartime poster calling for British resolve. The print campaign, which will run in nine press titles including the Sun, the Daily Mirror, Metro, the Times and the Telegraph features the strapline "Keep calm and carry one" against a…