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Noreena on the Numbers: Education Spending

Both Labour and the Lib Dems unveiled their education election pledges. Credit: PA Education was always going to be a big issue at this election. It matters to the electorate. And the outgoing government’s proposed real terms cuts in school spending per pupil – the first real-terms cut to school spending per pupil since the mid-1990s (implying according to the ... Read More »

Small Business Failure Rates by Industry: The Real Numbers

“Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to start construction companies,” could be the first line of a country song about new small business failure rates. Five years after starting, the share of mining companies remaining alive is nearly 15 percentage points higher than the fraction of construction businesses still in operation (52.3 percent versus 36.4 percent). Five Year Survival ... Read More »

Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal Claim Massive Sales Numbers on Day 1 of Festive Sales

Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal Claim Massive Sales Numbers on Day 1 of Festive Sales E-commerce majors Snapdeal and Flipkart on Sunday claimed lakhs of transactions on their platforms on the first of the 5-day discount sales even as some consumers expressed woes on the social media about certain glitches. Amazon, which started its 5-days special sale on October 1, on Sunday ... Read More »