Economy

10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Well-paid lesbians, Aldi's tasty pies, Putin's penchant for public speaking.

 

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What now for Putin after EU tightens Russia sanctions?

What now for Putin after EU tightens Russia sanctions?

19 December 2014

The pressure on the rouble has eased a bit, so the Russian president will just keep on sticking two fingers up until something gives.

 
 
It pays to be a lesbian in the UK - 8% more in fact...

It pays to be a lesbian in the UK - 8% more in fact...

18 December 2014

According to a new survey commissioned by the World Bank, lesbians in many countries earn more than their straight counterparts. Really?

 
 
Russia is heading for the rocks

Russia is heading for the rocks

17 December 2014

The rouble isn't swinging around quite so wildly, but that doesn't mask Russia's underlying economic disaster.

 
 
Slowing house price growth won't last unless supply is fixed

Slowing house price growth won't last unless supply is fixed

16 December 2014

House prices grew just 0.1% in October, but the Government's starter homes scheme will only pump up the market again.

 
 
London's first 'social supermarket' aims to tackle poverty and food waste

London's first 'social supermarket' aims to tackle poverty and food waste

15 December 2014

The store will offer discount prices on surplus food donated by supermarkets.

 
 
The Bank of England is cutting interest rate decisions to 8 a year

The Bank of England is cutting interest rate decisions to 8 a year

11 December 2014

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street will also publish MPC meeting minutes at the same time, in a bid to bolster transparency.

 
 
Businesses are divided over EU immigration

Businesses are divided over EU immigration

10 December 2014

Thought companies welcomed free movement of labour with open arms? Think again.

 
 
Why have 10,000 pubs closed in eight years?

Why have 10,000 pubs closed in eight years?

10 December 2014

A new report claims taxes, regulation and squeezed incomes have hit the industry hard.

 
 
If oil hit $50 a barrel, what would that mean?

If oil hit $50 a barrel, what would that mean?

10 December 2014

Increasing abundance of black gold is a mixed blessing.

 
 
Asos growth slows despite 'biggest ever trading week'

Asos growth slows despite 'biggest ever trading week'

09 December 2014

The fashion retailer was buoyed by Black Friday but long-term worries remain.

 
 
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye - Globalisation means 'no' to Gatwick

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye - Globalisation means 'no' to Gatwick

08 December 2014

As London's new runway battle heats up, MT asks the boss of what may soon be only the world's second busiest airport where he thinks it should go. Guess what he said?

 
 
British wages fell the most of any major G20 economy in three years to 2013

British wages fell the most of any major G20 economy in three years to 2013

05 December 2014

Workers in the UK are faring 'even worse' than Portugal, Italy and Spain.

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form

 
 

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