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Contractor UK
Why contractors favour a five-year mortgage fixThe winds of change are blowing in the contractor mortgage market thanks to a b
Why contractors favour a five-year mortgage fix
Contractor UK / Posted an hour ago
The winds of change are blowing in the contractor mortgage market thanks to a bright spot that is Help to Buy ISAs, and the approaching cloud that is a seemingly inevitable interest rate rise, writes IFA Contractor Money. So what can contractors... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
August Inflation Recedes as Food Prices Drop MarginallyInflation eased for the second straight month in August to 5.84 per cent from 6
August Inflation Recedes as Food Prices Drop Marginally
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
Inflation eased for the second straight month in August to 5.84 per cent from 6.62 per cent a month earlier, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday, helped by a slight fall in food prices. The statistics body said the average cost of... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Andrew Sentance: It's time to look to the West for growthWhen the Japanese economy hit the buffers 25 years ago, it had already reached
Andrew Sentance: It's time to look to the West for growth
Daily Telegraph / Posted 5 hours ago
When the Japanese economy hit the buffers 25 years ago, it had already reached the productivity level and living standards of the major western economies, and the scope for further progress was limited. China is still a middle income economy, with... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
H2 prospects echo those of first halfSecond-half economic growth prospects are expected to be similar to those in th
H2 prospects echo those of first half
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 9 hours ago
Second-half economic growth prospects are expected to be similar to those in the first half, as several downside risks are still affecting the recovery momentum, says the Bank of Thailand. July's economic doldrums also added to signs the economy... Read more
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The Hindu
China takes fresh steps to fine-tune economyChinese authorities are focusing on stricter regulation of the financial sector
China takes fresh steps to fine-tune economy
The Hindu / Posted 16 hours ago
Chinese authorities are focusing on stricter regulation of the financial sector to ensure enough liquidity is available. China is narrowing its focus on the heavily indebted local governments to help fine-tune a transitioning economy, whose... Read more
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The Hindu
Chinese authorities assert to prevent loan default by local governmentsAnalysts point out despite the recent market turbulence, the fundamentals of th
Chinese authorities assert to prevent loan default by local governments
The Hindu / Posted 22 hours ago
Analysts point out despite the recent market turbulence, the fundamentals of the Chinese economy remain strong China is taking fresh steps to streamline its financial sector-narrowing its focus on heavily indebted local governments -- to help... Read more
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Business Standard India
Cabinet note on monetary policy panel prepared: SinhaSinha said the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had reached a con
Cabinet note on monetary policy panel prepared: Sinha
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
Sinha said the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had reached a consensus on the MPC, reiterating the stance taken by Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi last monthSinha said the... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Bank Rate CutThe Reserve Bank Governor MR.Raghuram Rajan has said that only Indian economy h
Bank Rate Cut
Central Chronicle / Posted yesterday
The Reserve Bank Governor MR.Raghuram Rajan has said that only Indian economy has inflation and it was not prevalent any other economies of the world. But the Governor must also realize that it is the only RBI in the world which is taking into... Read more
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Business Standard India
Finance ministry, RBI agree on key changeMonetary policy panel likely to have staggered induction of external appointees
Finance ministry, RBI agree on key change
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
Monetary policy panel likely to have staggered induction of external appointees; Cabinet note likely soonMonetary policy panel likely to have staggered induction of external appointees; Cabinet note likely... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
First BoE rate hike to come in early 2016, but conviction wavering - Reuters pollThe Bank of England is seen through columns in the City of London, Britain Apri
First BoE rate hike to come in early 2016, but conviction wavering - Reuters poll
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 2 days ago
The Bank of England is seen through columns in the City of London, Britain April 28, 2015. LONDON The Bank of England is still expected to raise its benchmark interest rate from a record low of 0.5 percent early next year but economists in the... Read more
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asianage
RBI not done with rate cut: Raghuram RajanHinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
RBI not done with rate cut: Raghuram Rajan
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
Hinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said he is not done with lowering rates and the central problem for the entire world remains slowing economic growth. Rajan, who was participating in the elite... Read more
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asianage
RBI not done with rate cut Raghuram RajanHinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
RBI not done with rate cut Raghuram Rajan
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
Hinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said he is not done with lowering rates and the central problem for the entire world remains slowing economic growth. Rajan, who was participating in the elite... Read more
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Scotsman
Rudderless oil markets more of a worryComment: Autonomous driving is forecast by 2023. Picture: Contributed Each we
Rudderless oil markets more of a worry
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
Comment: Autonomous driving is forecast by 2023. Picture: Contributed Each week he would arrive at the office in a stunning “high end” motor. Dealerships would loan him the most prestigious cars for trial:... Read more
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The Telegraph
RBI keeps rate cut option openWashington, Aug. 29 (PTI): The Reserve Bank is not done with rate cuts and will
RBI keeps rate cut option open
The Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
Washington, Aug. 29 (PTI): The Reserve Bank is not done with rate cuts and will take decisions based on incoming data and other macroeconomic factors, governor Raghuram Rajan has said. Rajan, who is in the US to participate in the Jackson Hole... Read more
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Calcutta News
RBI governor hints at interest rate cuts in India Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has not ruled out cutting
RBI governor hints at interest rate cuts in India
Calcutta News / Posted 2 days ago
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has not ruled out cutting interest rates in India for a fourth time, admitting that the world's central problem is continued slowing economic... Read more
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New Kerala
RBI governor hints at interest rate cuts in India Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has not ruled out cutting
RBI governor hints at interest rate cuts in India
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has not ruled out cutting interest rates in India for a fourth time, admitting that the world's central problem is continued slowing economic... Read more
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Business Standard India
RBI not done with rate cut, still in accommodative mode: RajanHinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan
RBI not done with rate cut, still in accommodative mode: Rajan
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
Hinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said he is not done with lowering rates and the central problem for the entire world remains slowing economic growth. The central bank has reduced interest thrice... Read more
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Daily FX
Sterling Runs into Support as Carney Takes the Stage at Jackson HoleThe British Pound was caught up in the rollercoaster risk-off/risk-on ride of t
Sterling Runs into Support as Carney Takes the Stage at Jackson Hole
Daily FX / Posted 3 days ago
The British Pound was caught up in the rollercoaster risk-off/risk-on ride of the week in a very similar manner as the Euro and Japanese Yen; albeit with more subdued price action. With Mark Carney scheduled to speak over the weekend at the Jackson... Read more
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Business Standard India
Top FinMin officials reshuffledShaktikanta Das moved from revenue to economic affairs departmentShaktikanta Da
Top FinMin officials reshuffled
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
Shaktikanta Das moved from revenue to economic affairs departmentShaktikanta Das moved from revenue to economic affairs department Even as the Budget-making exercise is underway in the finance ministry, the government... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Petrol price to drop by 69 cents per litre The latest decrease is a result of falling international crude prices. FILE:
Petrol price to drop by 69 cents per litre
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
The latest decrease is a result of falling international crude prices. FILE: This is the second consecutive fall in the price after petrol dropped 51 cents per litre and diesel fell by 76 cents per litre... Read more
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Market Watch
Fischer, Carney to headline Jackson Hole summitKaren Bleier/AFP/GettyImages The morning sun hits the tips of the Grand Tetons
Fischer, Carney to headline Jackson Hole summit
Market Watch / Posted 4 days ago
Karen Bleier/AFP/GettyImages The morning sun hits the tips of the Grand Tetons The Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole summit will garner special attention this year given the financial market turmoil and uncertainty over what it means for U.S. central... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
First BoE rate hike to come in early 2016, but conviction wavering - Reuters pollThe Bank of England is seen in the City of London August 7, 2013. LONDON The B
First BoE rate hike to come in early 2016, but conviction wavering - Reuters poll
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 4 days ago
The Bank of England is seen in the City of London August 7, 2013. LONDON The Bank of England is still expected to raise its benchmark interest rate from a record low of 0.5 percent early next year but economists in the latest Reuters poll are now... Read more
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Independent
Sluggish house price growth threatens timing of interest rate riseThe Bank’s monetary policy committee is pondering the timing of the first rise
Sluggish house price growth threatens timing of interest rate rise
Independent / Posted 4 days ago
The Bank’s monetary policy committee is pondering the timing of the first rise against the backdrop of wildly swinging financial markets and virtually zero inflation. Today’s data from the Nationwide showed a 0.3 per cent rise in prices during... Read more
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The Hindu
Rajan sets inflation fight, bank books clean-up as prioritiesReserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said the central bank will continue its fo
Rajan sets inflation fight, bank books clean-up as priorities
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said the central bank will continue its focus on taming inflation, speeding up resolution of distressed projects and ensuring enough capital for banks through balance sheet clean-up. “Focus on bringing down... Read more
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Evening Standard
Slowing house price growth spells interest rate rise delayHouse prices are growing at their slowest annual pace for two years, lender Nat
Slowing house price growth spells interest rate rise delay
Evening Standard / Posted 4 days ago
House prices are growing at their slowest annual pace for two years, lender Nationwide said today, giving the Bank of England another reason to delay an interest rate hike. The Bank’s monetary policy committee is pondering the timing of the first... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
US interest rates are going nowhere fast despite upbeat news at homeCentral bankers have their own lingo. They tend to speak in tortured prose that
US interest rates are going nowhere fast despite upbeat news at home
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
Central bankers have their own lingo. They tend to speak in tortured prose that obscures more than it illuminates. Given the choice, they favour a gnomic utterance over plain speaking. Bill Dudley, the president of the New York Federal Reserve and... Read more
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express
China crash: Stormy markets could push back interest rate rise to 2017 BRITISH interest rate increases could be pushed back until 2017 as a result o
China crash: Stormy markets could push back interest rate rise to 2017
express / Posted 5 days ago
BRITISH interest rate increases could be pushed back until 2017 as a result of the market chaos and the continued fallout from the Chinese economic slowdown, according to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Should Nigeria Join the Currency War?With a significant drop in Nigeria's revenue and her heavy dependence on import
Should Nigeria Join the Currency War?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
With a significant drop in Nigeria's revenue and her heavy dependence on imports, Obinna Chima believes that another currency adjustment will have a negative impact on the economy As the wave of currency interventions spread across emerging markets,... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Baht may fall even further, say analystsThe baht is expected to retreat beyond 36 to the US dollar by year-end followin
Baht may fall even further, say analysts
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
The baht is expected to retreat beyond 36 to the US dollar by year-end following the unexpected devaluation of the yuan, say analysts. CIMB Thai Bank's research centre warns the baht could slide to 40 to the dollar next year in the event of a... Read more
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Business Standard India
Markets have factored in US Fed; China a bigger worry: Rajiv MehrishiInterview with Finance secretaryIndia's strong fundamentals would hold it in be
Markets have factored in US Fed; China a bigger worry: Rajiv Mehrishi
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
Interview with Finance secretaryIndia's strong fundamentals would hold it in better stead compared to other emerging economies to tackle the effects coming from China, says Finance... Read more
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Daily Mirror
FTSE bounces back after Black Monday but experts warn crisis may not be overThe unexpected comeback, despite failing to recoup the staggering £74billion lo
FTSE bounces back after Black Monday but experts warn crisis may not be over
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
The unexpected comeback, despite failing to recoup the staggering £74billion loss caused by the so-called ‘Great Fall of China’, was buoyed by hopes that the expected hike in UK interest rates would be delayed. The FTSE’s 3% increase was its biggest... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Banks Dealing Well With Declining Interest RatesLOCAL banks have coped well with the negative endowment effect of declining int
Banks Dealing Well With Declining Interest Rates
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
LOCAL banks have coped well with the negative endowment effect of declining interest rates since 2009, according to an analysis by PSG Namibia. The study shows that net interest margins declined minimally over the period. "Going forward, the local... Read more
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Business Spectator
China gives BoE food for thought on ratesThis week's market turmoil, and the signals it sends about the health of the gl
China gives BoE food for thought on rates
Business Spectator / Posted 6 days ago
This week's market turmoil, and the signals it sends about the health of the global economy, will give officials at the Bank of England fresh food for thought when they meet to discuss policy next month. Minutes of BOE officials' recent... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
GDP Contracts By 1.3 PercentPretoria — South Africa's seasonally adjusted real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
GDP Contracts By 1.3 Percent
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Pretoria — South Africa's seasonally adjusted real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices contracted by 1.3% in the second quarter of 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. "The seasonally adjusted real GDP at market prices... Read more
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The Courier Mail
China gives BoE food for thought on ratesThis week's market turmoil, and the signals it sends about the health of the gl
China gives BoE food for thought on rates
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
This week's market turmoil, and the signals it sends about the health of the global economy, will give officials at the Bank of England fresh food for thought when they meet to discuss policy next month. Minutes of BOE officials' recent... Read more
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Evening Standard
Bank of England 'may put off interest rate hike' after market turmoilMillions of mortgage payers could escape an early rise in interest rates becaus
Bank of England 'may put off interest rate hike' after market turmoil
Evening Standard / Posted 6 days ago
Millions of mortgage payers could escape an early rise in interest rates because of the market turmoil triggered by China, a City economist has said. Record low rates could remain for the whole of next year, according to Citigroup’s chief UK... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sarb May Step in to Stem Rand's FallThe South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) said late on Monday it may consider becom
Sarb May Step in to Stem Rand's Fall
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) said late on Monday it may consider becoming involved in foreign exchange markets to ensure orderly price action. The bank said it had maintained over many years its position of not intervening in the foreign... Read more
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BBC News
Why is FTSE 100 shrugging off Shanghai Noon? - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Why is FTSE 100 shrugging off Shanghai Noon?
BBC News / Posted 7 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say So why... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rand Plunge Creates Inflation Fear Factor for SARBThe SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be keeping a careful eye on the rand on Monday,
Rand Plunge Creates Inflation Fear Factor for SARB
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
The SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be keeping a careful eye on the rand on Monday, while analysts speculate on a further interest rate hike in November following the currency's dramatic plunge. The rand briefly fell to its lowest recorded level of... Read more
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The New Age
Rand plunge creates inflation fear factor for SarbThe SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be keeping a careful eye on the rand on Monday,
Rand plunge creates inflation fear factor for Sarb
The New Age / Posted 7 days ago
The SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be keeping a careful eye on the rand on Monday, while analysts speculate of a further interest rate hike in November following the drastic plunge in the rand. The rand briefly fell to its lowest recorded level of... Read more
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Calcutta News
RBI working with govt. to bring down inflation: Raghuram Rajan Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said the centra
RBI working with govt. to bring down inflation: Raghuram Rajan
Calcutta News / Posted 7 days ago
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said the central bank is focusing on bringing down inflation and working with the government and banks on speeding up the... Read more
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International Business Times
Jeremy Corbyn's useful economists: Who signed the letter endorsing Corbynomics? Had Milton Friedman added his signature to an open letter of economists endorsi
Jeremy Corbyn's useful economists: Who signed the letter endorsing Corbynomics?
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
Had Milton Friedman added his signature to an open letter of economists endorsing Corbynomics, it would have been a surprising and thought-provoking intervention in the Labour leadership election. Not least because the free market economist is... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
MP asks BoE to review code of conduct for rate-settersPedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of London May 15, 2014.
MP asks BoE to review code of conduct for rate-setters
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 7 days ago
Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of London May 15, 2014. LONDON The Bank of England must review its code of conduct for monetary policymakers after a recent appointment raised questions about a possible conflict of interest, the... Read more
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New Kerala
RBI working with govt. to bring down inflation: Raghuram Rajan Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said the centra
RBI working with govt. to bring down inflation: Raghuram Rajan
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said the central bank is focusing on bringing down inflation and working with the government and banks on speeding up the... Read more
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International Business Times
Jeremy Corbyn 'could sack Mark Carney' if BoE refuses to cough up for spending projects Bank of England chief Mark Carney could face the sack if the institution refuse
Jeremy Corbyn 'could sack Mark Carney' if BoE refuses to cough up for spending projects
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
Bank of England chief Mark Carney could face the sack if the institution refuses to print money to fund Jeremy Corbyn's spending projects. The suggestion was made by Richard Murphy, economic adviser to the Labour leadership's frontrunner. Under the... Read more
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BBC News
The falling FTSE: How worried should we be? - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
The falling FTSE: How worried should we be?
BBC News / Posted 8 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say The index... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Jeremy Corbyn will 'sack' Bank of England governor if they refuse to print free moneyMr Murphy said current governor Mark Carney has said it would be possible but o
Jeremy Corbyn will 'sack' Bank of England governor if they refuse to print free money
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Mr Murphy said current governor Mark Carney has said it would be possible but other experts have warned the Labour leadership frontrunner’s plans would fall foul of EU laws intended to avoid runaway inflation. Asked if Mr Corbyn would sack a Bank... Read more
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BBC News
'Decent growth ahead,' says CBI as it upgrades UK forecast - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
'Decent growth ahead,' says CBI as it upgrades UK forecast
BBC News / Posted 8 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say 'Decent growth ahead,' says CBI as it... Read more
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Scotsman
‘Twin-engined’ economy will drive growth, says CBIRising household spending and robust business investment will help to fuel a “t
‘Twin-engined’ economy will drive growth, says CBI
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
Rising household spending and robust business investment will help to fuel a “twin-engined” boost from the UK economy, the CBI said today as it raised its growth forecasts for this year and next. Although the employers’ organisation does not expect... Read more
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Business Standard India
Fading economy and graft crackdown rattle China's leadersXi and his strong-willed leadership style face increasingly bold resistance ins
Fading economy and graft crackdown rattle China's leaders
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
Xi and his strong-willed leadership style face increasingly bold resistance inside the party that could limit his ability to pursue his goals The start to the day was hardly unusual for a... Read more
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