Productivity

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MarketWatch  11 hrs ago  Comment 
But in a speech delivered Friday, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen discusses why that might not be the only reason wage gains, by most measures, have been so soft.
Financial Times  12 hrs ago  Comment 
The answer can be explained over a cup of coffee
newratings.com  May 22  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Bank of England Deputy Governor Minouche Shafik said productivity growth is likely to resume and factors pulling inflation down could be temporary. "I think it is reasonable to expect that resumption in productivity growth...
BBC News  May 21  Comment 
Why UK output is even lower than that of Italy's
WA Business News  May 21  Comment 
Woodside Petroleum has provided some telling insights into how it plans to achieve $800 million in productivity gains by the end of next year; as well as chopping 600 jobs, it has slashed the number of vendors supplying its Australian business...
WA Business News  May 21  Comment 
Reuters  May 20  Comment 
British finance minister George Osborne will set out plans on Wednesday to streamline the sale of 23 billion pounds ($35.7 billion) of bank shares and other publicly owned assets...
BBC News  May 20  Comment 
George Osborne signals a major push to boost the UK's economic productivity as he vowed not to "take his foot off the pedal" in the wake of the Tories' election victory.
Forbes  May 20  Comment 
Labor productivity is the key to our standard of living, as we said in our recent article. In this one we discuss determinants of productivity and its forecast.
The Australian  May 20  Comment 
The Abbott government could refer the controversy over the iron ore market to the Productivity Commission.
NPR  May 20  Comment 
Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data — like which free snacks tend to attract people to break rooms more than others.




 

Productivity growth drives advancement, from the micro level to the macro - it is one of two sustainable drivers of GDP growth, and one of the competitive advantages of leading firms across the globe. Productivity is simply how much one can get out of set resources. For example, the ongoing development of information technology increases the amount of work an employee can perform every hour, be it making cars or creating spreadsheets.

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