UK Advice to Europe Repatriate Jobs

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has some advice for Europe: Help fix your unemployment crisis by bringing jobs back from lower cost locations like China.
Rising wages in developing economies, higher transportation costs and a desire to be closer to customers were prompting companies to bring jobs back to the U.K., Cameron said Friday. And Europe could jump on the bandwagon.

“Economies in Europe have a unique opportunity to accelerate the trend of jobs coming back home,” he told business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Unemployment is falling in the U.K. and the U.S., in stark contrast to the eurozone, where record numbers of people remain out of work even as the regional economy leaves recession behind.

The U.K. created 250,000 jobs in the three months to November, the biggest quarterly increase since records began in 1971.


Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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