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Sunny days - UK car makers turnover £69.5bn, consumer confidence at 15 yr high

Sunny days - UK car makers turnover £69.5bn, consumer confidence at 15 yr high

The weather's looking up and so is the UK economy. Turnover at domestic carmakers hit a record high last year and consumer confidence is back at 2000 levels, too.

 

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Give me self-service (almost) every time

Give me self-service (almost) every time

30 June 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: The growing trend for self-service may be a mixed blessing, but I'd rather wait in for Ocado a dozen times than venture into a branch of Sainsbury's, Tesco or Asda.

 
 
Meet the new Director General of the CBI

Meet the new Director General of the CBI

29 June 2015

Carolyn Fairbairn has the unenviable/super exciting task of steering the business lobby group through the EU referendum.

 
 
Will Greece's referendum gamble pay off?

Will Greece's referendum gamble pay off?

29 June 2015

Tsipras pulls out of talks, issues capital controls and calls a referendum on Eurogroup proposals, but Europe may well call his bluff.

 
 
Forget about Grexit - Germany should leave the Euro

Forget about Grexit - Germany should leave the Euro

29 June 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: We're getting closer to G-Day, so let's make it a Ger-xit.

 
 
'Most of my far-out ideas will be the norm before long' - Steve Hilton

'Most of my far-out ideas will be the norm before long' - Steve Hilton

29 June 2015

AUTHOR Q&A: Break up big supermarkets and ban smartphones for kids, says Steve Hilton

 
 
'Going to prison completely changed my views of the people in there' - Vicky Pryce

'Going to prison completely changed my views of the people in there' - Vicky Pryce

26 June 2015

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The chief economic adviser at CEBR and ex-wife of disgraced former cabinet minister Chris Huhne on life after jail, sexist work culture and why Europe needs to give Greece a hand.

 
 
Greece's bailout could be extended by five months - but it's going to the wire

Greece's bailout could be extended by five months - but it's going to the wire

26 June 2015

Talks are going right up to the last minute (again), but the Greeks haven't yet accepted a deal.

 
 
Greek markets are jumping - but there's no deal yet

Greek markets are jumping - but there's no deal yet

22 June 2015

Investors badly want the troika to sign on the dotted line, but the Eurozone will probably keep them hanging on.

 
 
'GCSEs are past their sell-by date'

'GCSEs are past their sell-by date'

19 June 2015

There is a 'false choice' between academic and vocational education, says CBI boss John Cridland.

 
 
The most expensive city in the world for expats is not London or New York

The most expensive city in the world for expats is not London or New York

17 June 2015

It's not Hong Kong or Singapore either.

 
 
Is the Greek tragedy reaching its final act?

Is the Greek tragedy reaching its final act?

15 June 2015

Greece storms out of creditor talks after 45 minutes, as Europe rejects its latest reform proposals.

 
 
Is now the right time for the Government to sell off RBS?

Is now the right time for the Government to sell off RBS?

11 June 2015

The chancellor is open to accusations of 'selling it off on the cheap'.

 
 

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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