Outlook The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street likes drama to be reserved firmly for the stage. So yesterday's announcement from her Financial Policy Committee on "potential amplification channels" of financial risks was characteristically short on hyperbole.
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Friday 20 September 2013
Thursday 25 July 2013
The Supreme Court has thrown out a controversial ruling that handed pension holders priority over unsecured creditors when companies fail.
Saturday 20 July 2013
The unemployment figures came out on Thursday and showed a better-than-expected improvement, with the rate now the lowest since December 2010.
Monday 18 March 2013
Home sellers are finally growing in confidence, judging by a survey by Rightmove of more than 100,000 asking prices across the country.
Monday 18 February 2013
Property asking prices have neared their pre-crisis peaks, according to the latest RightMove House Price Survey, published today.
Monday 04 February 2013
The number of new City jobs trebled last month, but only against December’s count which was the lowest since the financial crisis began in 2008.
Monday 04 February 2013
The number of new City jobs trebled last month but only against December's count which was the lowest since the financial crisis began in 2008.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
The first float of a UK company this year cheered the City yesterday as housebuilder Crest Nicholson unveiled plans for a £500m return to the stock market.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
If you're lacking in inspiration, go and chat to the students of Featherstone Sixth Form in Southall, like I did last Friday. They will shatter any clichéd prejudices about an apathetic X-Factor generation who stare blankly when politics is even mentioned. These bright young women and men were full of excitement and eloquence as they discussed their futures, as well as those of Britain and the world; and they were full of fury and frustration about the fact their generation was the first to face being poorer than their parents since Berlin fell to the Allies.
Monday 01 October 2012
The chief of the new Financial Conduct Authority smells blood
Book of The Week: How Much Is Enough? The love of money, and the case for the good life, By Robert Skidelsky & Edward Skidelsky
Saturday 07 July 2012
Time to bank on virtue as the market cult collapses
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?
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