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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Japan's untold riches, Facebook's high-rolling hiring strategy, Tesco's foray into... Armenia.

 

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The world is too fixated on China's GDP growth

The world is too fixated on China's GDP growth

16 April 2014

People need to be more concerned about slowing investment and a potential property bubble, but retail spending and rural incomes are filling some of the gap.

 
 
Unemployment rate falls below target but don't expect an interest rate rise any time soon

Unemployment rate falls below target but don't expect an interest rate rise any time soon

16 April 2014

Unemployment has fallen below the Bank of England's original 7% for the first time since 2009.

 
 
Wage rises vs inflation: It's official - we're getting richer

Wage rises vs inflation: It's official - we're getting richer

16 April 2014

The Office for National Statistics published figures this morning showing wages are rising faster than inflation for the first time in six years. It's exciting stuff.

 
 
UK inflation has fallen for the sixth month running

UK inflation has fallen for the sixth month running

15 April 2014

Wages might finally start rising faster than prices too.

 
 
Five charts that show just how bad Ukraine's economy really is

Five charts that show just how bad Ukraine's economy really is

15 April 2014

Ukraine has never quite recovered from its days as part of the Soviet Union. It is still grindingly poor - although its unemployment rate is better than ours...

 
 
Wage rises: we really are finally all getting richer

Wage rises: we really are finally all getting richer

14 April 2014

Average earnings will start rising faster than the cost of living as early as this month, EY reckons.

 
 
Apple and Microsoft have bigger cash piles than the UK and US

Apple and Microsoft have bigger cash piles than the UK and US

11 April 2014

The tech giants are also sitting on more dollar than Canada and oil-flush UAE and Norway.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

11 April 2014

Bling farmers, even more bling travelers and why criminals are helping the economy.

 
 
Construction output drops: housing supply is about to get even lower

Construction output drops: housing supply is about to get even lower

11 April 2014

Brace yourselves, property fans: house prices are about to go up again, thanks to lower-than-expected construction output in March.

 
 
Want to build a billion dollar company? People would 'be better doing the lottery', says Moonfruit founder

Want to build a billion dollar company? People would 'be better doing the lottery', says Moonfruit founder

11 April 2014

Wendy Tan White, co-founder of DIY website builder Moonfruit, recovered from the dotcom crash by planning for the long-term.

 
 
12 emerging economies that are going to be spending a lot more with private companies

12 emerging economies that are going to be spending a lot more with private companies

11 April 2014

The UK needs to get its head in the game if it is going to get a bigger slice of the public procurement pie, the CBI reckons.

 
 
MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

11 April 2014

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

 
 

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