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Ed Miliband is the only party leader living in a 'mansion'

Ed Miliband is the only party leader living in a 'mansion'

But rising property prices mean Cameron and Clegg will soon be hit by any 'mansion tax'.

 

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What are the alternatives to HS2?

What are the alternatives to HS2?

25 March 2015

The Lords have slammed the proposed £50bn rail link, saying the government has yet to make a convincing case for it - but the other options aren't much better.

 
 
Inflation: The real meaning of zero

Inflation: The real meaning of zero

24 March 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Prices aren't going up at all in the UK at the moment. But zero has its good and bad sides, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 
Will Vladimir make an unwelcome return to the Baltic?

Will Vladimir make an unwelcome return to the Baltic?

24 March 2015

Few nations are more concerned about the Ukrainian crisis than booming Lithuania. And no wonder - a resurgent Russia could seriously threaten its hard-won recovery.

 
 
Time for Greece and Germany to kiss and make up?

Time for Greece and Germany to kiss and make up?

24 March 2015

It's all smiles and handshakes in Berlin as Merkel and Tsipras meet, but that doesn't mean an end to their Euro-threatening standoff over Greek fiscal reforms.

 
 
Brexit could cost Britain £56bn

Brexit could cost Britain £56bn

23 March 2015

A new study finds that leaving the EU could cost the UK 2.2% of its GDP - or gain it 1.6%. Forecasts, eh?

 
 
It's time the immigration debate grew up and grew out of UKIP

It's time the immigration debate grew up and grew out of UKIP

20 March 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Little England miserablism isn't going to get us anywhere, says Matthew Gwyther.

 
 
What would a US interest rate hike mean for British business?

What would a US interest rate hike mean for British business?

19 March 2015

The Federal Reserve has dropped another hint at a rate rise, but it may not be as big as we thought.

 
 
Budget 2015: What's in George Osborne's red box?

Budget 2015: What's in George Osborne's red box?

18 March 2015

The chancellor was treading the line between balancing the books and sweet-talking voters today.

 
 
Three charts that show why falling unemployment isn't all it's cracked up to be

Three charts that show why falling unemployment isn't all it's cracked up to be

18 March 2015

Disappointing labour market data this morning won't stop the chancellor gloating, but it shows the economy isn't running at full throttle.

 
 
What will the 2015 Budget mean for business?

What will the 2015 Budget mean for business?

17 March 2015

Chancellor George Osborne will have voters in mind in tomorrow's Budget, but business will feel its effects.

 
 
Why the rise in self-employment isn't all that bad

Why the rise in self-employment isn't all that bad

12 March 2015

Older entrepreneurs, women and technological change have driven the increase in going it alone - not the recession.

 
 
Sorrell bearish on election, bullish on BRICs

Sorrell bearish on election, bullish on BRICs

09 March 2015

WPP grew in 2014, but boss Sir Martin Sorrell sees 'grey swans' on the horizon, including a business-bashing Labour manifesto.

 
 

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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