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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Friday 17 January 2014
A new mobile payments service – in effect an electronic wallet – has been backed by five of our major financial institutions. Zapp will launch this autumn with the backing of HSBC, First Direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank.
Monday 13 January 2014
Free trade requires rules. When modern nations exchange goods and services for mutual benefit they generally also seek to establish some commonly agreed rules of commerce.
Thursday 09 January 2014
Export volumes to the EU rose 5.8 per cent on the month
Friday 20 December 2013
But stronger-than-expected growth was seen over the past two years
Monday 09 December 2013
Japan’s private sector is losing faith in prime minister Shinzo Abe’s “shock and awe” tactics to revive the world’s third biggest economy after worrying figures today showed business investment flat-lining in the latest quarter
Thursday 05 December 2013
The Chancellor has announced a doubling of export finance capacity for UK businesses to £50 billion, as part of his Autumn Statement.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Vodafone has recruited ex-Bupa healthcare chief executive officer Val Gooding to be a non-executive director, making her the third woman on the 13-member board.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and Australia among top five countries using the yuan to finance trade
Tuesday 26 November 2013
UK workers can expect a pension worth just 32.6 per cent of final pay when they retire, compared to a 54.4 per cent average across the OECD
Thursday 21 November 2013
Survey reveals total order books and output growth highest since 1995.
Monday 11 November 2013
Britain is falling far short of David Cameron’s target of achieving exports worth £1trn a year by the end of the decade, the Prime Minister will be warned today, as he prepares to give a major speech urging British firms to strive harder to sell overseas.
Thursday 07 November 2013
Anonymous services such as Tor and Bitcoin are being used once more to hide the identity of the site's customers, with 'extra security' promised
Friday 04 October 2013
The closure of a tax loophole has hit profits at online birthday and Christmas cards retailer Moonpig.
Monday 09 September 2013
Government denies 'cover up' of nerve gas exports to war-torn country
Tuesday 03 September 2013
OECD predicts 1.5% growth this year, up from May forecast of 0.8%
Apple has been hit by complaints about the 1.1GB download
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Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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