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 19 April 2013
Cheap fares are a hit for Eurostar
Thursday 18 April 2013
Japan's trade deficit hit a record high in the last financial year, the Ministry of Finance said.
Wednesday 10 April 2013
The Chinese economy is still growing apace, though it recorded a surprise trade deficit for the month of March as imports surged.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
The Chancellor’s ambitions of rebalancing the economy were dealt another blow today by official figures showing a greater-than-expected deterioration in the UK’s trade balance in February.
Monday 08 April 2013
London’s small businesses delivered a harsh verdict on the Chancellor’s faltering efforts to kick-start the recovery today, with just one in 10 claiming the economy has improved in the last six months.
Friday 29 March 2013
The African conglomerate Lonrho suffered an underlying loss of £3.4m after a year beset by fishing problems and late deliveries of tractors.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Britain is on the brink of a triple-dip recession today after figures confirmed the economy contracted by 0.3 per cent at the end of 2012.
Friday 08 March 2013
US Outlook It's depressing to see trouble return to the mineral-rich African state of Guinea.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Australia's major iron ore port was shut down and residents along a remote stretch of the country's west coast ordered to take shelter as a powerful cyclone bore down on the region today, bringing drenching rains and lashing winds.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Japan registered its worst ever monthly trade deficit in January courtesy of a jump in energy import prices which were driven up by a tumbling yen.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Their 2009 debut album saw them compared to Fleet Foxes, who they claimed not to have even heard when they were making it.
Sunday 20 January 2013
I struggle to get my head around the trophy-hunting of polar bears. When hunting is carried out by indiginous Inuit populations for sustenance, that is different. Inuit hunters use every part of the polar bear's body and demonstrate a profound knowledge and respect for the creature. I have yet to meet a trophy-hunter who has had any real respect for an animal.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Stepping off the plane in Johannesburg, I already had my flip flops on and was ready for a week-long vacation. I spent the previous few months on an academic exchange in cold Philadelphia, and was ready for sunshine.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
The gold miner Centamin shrugged off its recent troubles in Egypt today as it shattered production targets, sending the company's shares surging.
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Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo