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CIMA releases latest exam pass rates

CIMA has, as promised, released its latest exam pass rates, covering the August case study exams and the Objective Tests for the last nine months. The institute said that students continued to perform well at the management and strategic level case studies and the CIMA gateway rates also increased compared with the May window. Candidates’ performance in the objective tests … Continued

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Keeping long-standing brands relevant in the digital age

Legacy brands are back. In the vernacular of luxury, you might say they are the new black. When Apple surpassed Coca-Cola three years ago to take the #1 spot in Interbrand’s best global brands study, it triggered a cascade of commentary on the rise of brands born of a new and different age. However, delve deeper into the study and … Continued

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Twitter chooses video approach to compete against Facebook

Twitter has finally opted for a video approach to rival Facebook. The microblogging network on Thursday (October 8) expanded its Amplify programme with pre-roll ads in video content, as well as enabled the option to let users upload video directly from its web presence. Twitter Amplify, the ad-focused feature that the company launched in 2013, has now been updated to let publishers … Continued

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CIMA launches updated Certificate in Business Accounting

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has today launched an updated CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA) and assessments under the updated syllabus will commence in January 2017.The update consolidates the five subjects of the existing syllabus into four. The former standalone Business Mathematics subject is now integrated across other subjects, allowing for contextual practical application of maths. … Continued

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ACCA says it is no longer publishing exam questions and answers

Some tutors and students have been shocked by the realisation that in future the ACCA will no longer publish the questions and answers after every exam sitting. Instead the ACCA is proposing to release a compilation of questions and answers twice a year – following the December and June sessions. So, for example, following the December sitting the exam team … Continued

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Havas’s BETC, Universal team up on new record label

The ad agency that used tunes by Britain’s Chemical Brothers electronic dance band as the soundtrack for Air France commercials is teaming up with music giant Universal to create a joint new label, POP records. BETC POP, owned by French international agency Havas, is partnering in the new record label that will come under the Polydor division of Universal, it … Continued

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How to prepare for an interview part 1

The effort you make before an interview is as important as the way you act in the interview itself. “Fail to prepare and prepare to fail.” Inadequate preparation will result in you lacking in that all important confidence before the interview. Knowledge is power!   Research The Company: Familiarise yourself with the company’s website. Look at the ‘about us’ section … Continued

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How To Protect Your Reputation Online

Using social media is great. It lets you connect with friends, family or even potential employers. However, with so much information on display on the internet are you sure employers are seeing you in a good light? It has become common practice to search for candidates to see their true-selves. Controversial images or statements may be detrimental to getting a … Continued

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FremantleMedia buys Dutch indie

FremantleMedia has acquire a majority stake in Dutch producer No Pictures Please, a controversial factual producer. The firm will sit alongside FremantleMedia’s other Netherlands-based producers, Blue Circle and FourOne.Media. FremantleMedia now owns 75% of the firm after the deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed. No Pictures Please, led by popular presenter and producer Ewout Genemans, is best known … Continued

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Expansion back on CFOs’ agendas

The finance directors of some of the UK’s biggest companies are shifting towards expansionary strategies and are becoming more willing to take on risk, according to Deloitte’s latest CFO survey. The research, which gauges the views of 135 CFOs – including 37 from the FTSE 100 and 45 from the FTSE 250 – shows that Brushes I you wonderful. However … Continued

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