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 March 2011
Britain's trade deficit narrowed by more than expected in January, official figures showed today, fuelling hopes the economy will bounceback from a dismal end to last year.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Plans announced by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, to boost exports and help smaller businesses to find markets abroad were welcomed yesterday by both employer groups and Labour.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Outlook They seek it here, they seek it there, but the support for Britain's faltering economic recovery remains elusive. Yesterday's trade figures were somewhat skewed by December's cold weather, but there is no escaping the conclusion that the export sector is not yet up to the job of carrying the rest of the economy on its shoulders.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Britain's goods trade deficit hit a new high in November, undermining hopes that a rebalancing of the economy towards manufacturing and exports generally has begun to have fundamental effects.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Outlook Not a bad start to the year for BP investors, who saw the oil giant's shares put on almost 6 per cent yesterday thanks to rumours that Shell has been sizing it up.
Saturday 01 January 2011
Thursday 09 December 2010
Britain's trade deficit unexpectedly widened in October after imports into the UK soared to a record high, official figures showed today.
Thursday 04 November 2010
The Government has stopped Turner's Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino from being shipped overseas after it was sold for £30m this year. Campaigners are trying to raise the money to keep it in the UK.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Saturday 25 September 2010
Sunday 12 September 2010
Apathetic Britons could lose out on a staggering £2.2bn in interest on money held in their current accounts in the next 12 months by not switching accounts to get a higher interest rate.
Thursday 09 September 2010
The UK will see the strongest growth among all of the G7 nations in the third quarter despite a sharply slowing recovery, economic forecasters said today.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Small firms are predicting rising sales and profits amid an increase in confidence fuelled by hopes of growing exports, according to a report by Lloyds TSB Commercial.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Upbeat trade figures allayed worries over the UK economy today after the country cut its global goods deficit to a lower than expected £7.4 billion in June.
Monday 12 April 2010
The value of British exports rose just £28m year on year, or 0.05 per cent, in the final three months of 2009 despite "the competitiveness of sterling against other major currencies".
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