Government is bringing forward plans that could see an end to defined retirement ages.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has upgraded its growth forecast for Japan for 2010 from 0.5% to 1.7%.In its annual assessment, the IMF said it expects Japan’s economy to contract by 6% in 2009 and warned of the need for further measures should the outlook deteriorate.Adjustments in production and the Japanese authorities’ strong fiscal response […]
Members of the UK Platform Group have signed up to a common messaging standard to drive forward platform-to-platform re-registration.
Jupiter Asset Management has added the Japan select fund to its Luxemburg Sicav.
Certification is highly complex and surrounded by a minefield of information and auto-enrolment jargon, which can make it very difficult to understand. However, for many employers it is a necessary process that must be executed successfully.
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