Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Good news, bad news

One sector of the Welsh economy is fulfilling the coalition government's plea to diversify outside Britain and the EU: sheep-farming. Wales Online reports that Dai Davies, head of HCC (Hybu Cig Cymru, the Welsh red meat promotion body) is ready to announce that Wales is Europe’s biggest exporter of sheep meat to countries outside of the EU.

Perhaps because they have been sensitive to criticism about the undemanding employment that they provide (but why query the motives when the outcome is good?), McDonald's some time ago set up a model training and development scheme for their workers. There is news that there will be 125 more McDonald's jobs in Wales.

On the other hand, only the archetypal Daily Mail reader will take satisfaction from the news that house prices in Wales show no signs of falling. Young couples will find it just that bit more difficult to buy that starter home, and there will be upward pressure on rents.

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