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Wednesday 06 January 2010
Hopes that the UK pulled out of recession in the final quarter of 2009 were fuelled today after survey figures revealed an eighth month of growth in the key services sector during December.
Thursday 24 December 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
Thursday 05 November 2009
Strong evidence of recovery in the service sector emerged yesterday, as the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee prepared to make its announcement, at noon today, about an extension of its quantitative easing strategy of injecting money into the economy.
Tuesday 06 October 2009
Two of the world's most influential investment gurus warned yesterday that financial markets were turning into "bubbles".
Monday 05 October 2009
When a party leader with every possible advantage staggers to victory at the third time of asking, trailing two election defeats in his wake, it's clear that politics have stagnated in Greece. George Papandreou has finally succeeded in following his father and grandfather in becoming prime minister but it's an empty victory that will be met with little enthusiasm.
Friday 04 September 2009
Activity in the services sector rose to a two-year high in August, giving a boost to optimistic forecasts for the UK's recovery from recession.
Monday 24 August 2009
Thursday 06 August 2009
Friday 03 July 2009
The fragile state of the UK's economic recovery was shown today after it emerged recent progress in the services sector stalled during June.
Monday 16 March 2009
The student was in his third semester at university. He hadn't turned up to half the seminars he was supposed to and I hadn't seen his face more than once or twice at the compulsory lectures. Now he had made an outraged appointment to see me to ask why I'd given his end-of-module assignment a third.
Thursday 26 February 2009
David Blanchflower, the Monetary Policy Committee member who was the first to warn of the risk of a serious recession in the UK, last night warned that the current policy response, including the Bank of England's plans for "quantitative easing", might not be sufficient to achieve a recovery.
Thursday 05 February 2009
The UK's service sector shed jobs at a record pace last month, adding to expectations of another hefty interest-rate cut from the Bank of England today.
Wednesday 07 January 2009
The threat of recession and the spectre of deflation haunted members of the Federal Reserve's interest rate-setting committee, according to the minutes of their historic December meeting.
Tuesday 16 September 2008
England has become the most crowded major country in Europe, figures indicated today.
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