Number of corporate takeovers nearly doubled in 3 years
The number of corporate takeovers has nearly doubled in the period 2009-2012. Corporate takeovers generally involve medium-sized and small businesses.
Fewer new business started up and more businesses closed down
The number of new business start-ups in 2012 was 19 thousand down from 2011 and the number of closedowns grew by nearly 11 thousand. Yet, the overall number of businesses increased for the sixth year...
Slight rise in income support benefits
According to the latest figures, 317 thousand income support benefits were provided on 31 March 2012. This means an increase by one thousand income support benefits to people aged under 65 since 31...