It is a funny time in Italy. On paper the country's economy has now shrunk for seven consecutive quarters, making it the longest recession since the Second World War, and leaving it some 8 per cent below the peak reached in 2007.
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Tuesday 14 February 2012
A grandfather from Kent who is accused of selling parts for Iranian missiles will be extradited to the US within 10 days, his lawyer said yesterday.
Saturday 11 February 2012
Friday 10 February 2012
Moves to reintroduce more setting and streaming in UK state schools are fuelling a “vicious cycle” of underperformance, particularly amongst disadvantaged youngsters, a top-level international study warned yesterday.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Almost one in five young people in the UK are not educated to A-level standard, leaving the nation lagging behind countries such as Slovenia and Estonia.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Iranian buyers have defaulted on payments for about 200,000 tonnes of rice from India in a sign of the mounting pressure on Tehran from a new wave of Western sanctions.
Saturday 04 February 2012
Over the last few years, building societies have been a dominant force in the mortgage market, particularly with fixed-rate products. Even though mutuals already have a big presence in the bestbuy tables, the battle for mortgage supremacy stepped up another gear this week when Yorkshire Building Society, through its Chelsea brand, hit the market with a five-year fix at a record low rate of just 3.19 per cent, maximum 70 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) ratio.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Millions will be charged twice as much for going into the red.
Monday 16 January 2012
Neil Kuschel's guide to international expansion for small businesses
Thursday 12 January 2012
The Bank of England's hopes of an export-led recovery were dealt a blow yesterday as the UK's goods trade gap with the rest of the world hit £8.6bn.
Sunday 08 January 2012
A worsening trade deficit is set to dampen hopes of an export-led recovery and end the recent run of upbeat news on the UK economy, City experts fear.
Friday 16 December 2011
Britain's manufacturing base is contracting at the fastest pace for two years.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Changes to family and tax policies would boost the economy
Saturday 10 December 2011
The run up to Christmas is the most expensive time of the year for most of us so it's a great help if your employer enters into the festive spirit and stumps up your December salary a week or two in advance. This may initially prove to be a godsend with a seemingly endless number of presents to pay for plus additional parties and nights out celebrating with family and friends.
Saturday 10 December 2011
UK balance of payments improves sharply, but economists cast doubt on reliability of figures
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