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A better year for about half of firms

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FIRMS locally showed a marked rise in profitability in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to the Chamber of Commerce’s annual business trends survey.

P2P 'way ahead' for lending

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GUERNSEY needs to catch on to the unstoppable wave of peer-to-peer lending, according to a leading figure in the growing sector.

Focus does need to be on growth

ONE of the worrying figures used by the Treasury minister recently when he was separately talking to the Chamber of Commerce and Institute of Directors was the decline in the number of people working in the financial services sector. That fell by more than 130 last year alone and seems to suggest an industry that, if not actually in decline, is going through significant change.

Recession escape 'not necessarily a good thing'

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GUERNSEY might have escaped the worst of a recession during the global economic downturn – but that might not be such a good thing for the island, according to the president of the Chamber of Commerce.

C&E board to hear tourism's population control concerns

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TOURISM industry representatives will tell the Commerce and Employment board of their fears about new population control measures face-to-face next week. Luke Wheadon, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s hospitality and tourism sub-group, has already met C&E chief officer Jason Moriarty, and will make the industry’s case before Minister Kevin Stewart and his full board. Mr Wheadon, pictured, has also met other ministers, including Chief Minister Peter Harwood, and senior officers to discuss the population policy proposals as part of a Chamber delegation. He said that the industry had three major concerns: the perceived rigidity of the proposed permit system would make it impossible to employ staff because of delays in paperwork; the proposed new short-term permit – removing the established ‘nine months on, three months off’ system – does not allow for the seasonality of the industry; and changes to open market lodgings being restricted to five years.