Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.
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Wednesday 09 January 2013
United States shoppers heading online to buy Christmas presents gave a fillip to the air freight industry in November, the International Air Transport Association said today.
Friday 04 January 2013
The implications of the closure of Wegelin for the rest of Switzerland's secretive banks are far reaching indeed.
Monday 10 December 2012
Demand for basic commodities set to soar over the next 20 years
Friday 16 November 2012
Syrian opposition figures will push at a donor conference in London today for the provision of anti-aircraft missile systems to repel President Bashar al-Assad's devastating airstrikes, as momentum builds to adjust a European Union arms embargo.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
I don't pine for childhood glories, but the disappearance of my old hairdresser is traumatic - and globalisation won't slow down any time soon
Sunday 04 November 2012
If you don't keep your eye on the ball, small financial oversights can soon add up. Chiara Cavaglieri offers tips on how to make big savings
Friday 02 November 2012
As whole industries leave our shores, Britain's poor are asking an almost unanswerable question: what jobs will we do now?
Sunday 28 October 2012
Once, Britain was a country of elm trees. Then Dutch elm disease arrived, in the late 1960s, and within three decades nearly all of them were wiped out. Now, a similar fate threatens another glory of the British woodland: the ash.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Manufacturers saw output reach its lowest level in three years this month as companies became increasingly concerned by political and economic problems abroad, a survey said.
Friday 12 October 2012
The United States isn't making things that the world wants to buy.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The heating and plumbing giant Wolseley has said it does not plan to follow the advertising giant WPP and shift its tax base back to the UK.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
The embattled eurozone was on the brink of a double-dip recession today as figures revealed that the 17-nation economy shrank by 0.2% between April and June.
Thursday 02 August 2012
Slowing growth in India and China saw Standard Chartered produce its slowest increase in first-half profits for a decade.
Saturday 14 July 2012
With the drachma likely to plunge most, the biggest price cut may well be on retsina
Friday 22 June 2012
Ed Miliband today promised new measures to prevent British people being "locked out" of jobs by foreign workers, including forcing firms to declare if they employ high numbers of immigrants.
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