Economy

Businesses clash with the Government over Britain's EU future

Businesses clash with the Government over Britain's EU future

Leaders and industry groups have slammed David Cameron's plans for limiting migration and a vote on EU membership.

 

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South East takes London's property 'boom-town crown'

South East takes London's property 'boom-town crown'

20 October 2014

London may have finally reached peak property. Anyone for Luton...?

 
 
Bank of England economist thinks interest rates will be 'lower for longer'

Bank of England economist thinks interest rates will be 'lower for longer'

17 October 2014

Andrew Haldane tries to calm the markets with the help of some cricket metaphors.

 
 
The Eurozone crisis is back

The Eurozone crisis is back

16 October 2014

Inflation is just 0.3%, markets are tanking and the Greek ghost walks again.

 
 
Bill Gates finally finishes reading Piketty

Bill Gates finally finishes reading Piketty

15 October 2014

America's wealthiest man reads the acclaimed book calling for a tax on wealth. Unsurprisingly, he doesn't entirely agree with its thesis...

 
 
Unemployment falls to 6% but wages are still lagging inflation

Unemployment falls to 6% but wages are still lagging inflation

15 October 2014

Wage growth is rubbish yet again - an pre-election interest rate rise is looking pretty far away right now.

 
 
Car-maggedon: Traffic jams cost the UK $20.5bn a year

Car-maggedon: Traffic jams cost the UK $20.5bn a year

14 October 2014

The annual cost of London's congestion will rise 71% to $14.5bn by 2030, according to a new study.

 
 
House prices have soared almost 12% in the past year

House prices have soared almost 12% in the past year

14 October 2014

Surveys had showed house prices falling, so the ONS' official stats might be a bit behind the times.

 
 
Sterling plummets as inflation falls to five-year low of 1.2%

Sterling plummets as inflation falls to five-year low of 1.2%

14 October 2014

Price growth has fallen again - interest rate rises now look even further away.

 
 
What's happening to global stock markets?

What's happening to global stock markets?

13 October 2014

Share indices across the world have tumbled since their summer peak and there could be more losses to come.

 
 
George Osborne has put the UK's Eurostar stake up for sale

George Osborne has put the UK's Eurostar stake up for sale

13 October 2014

The chancellor wants to sell the Government's 40% stake in the Channel Tunnel train for £300m.

 
 
Dragon Peter Jones has made Jessops profitable again

Dragon Peter Jones has made Jessops profitable again

10 October 2014

The camera retailer also plans to open six new stores in the next few weeks.

 
 
UK construction has fallen off a cliff

UK construction has fallen off a cliff

10 October 2014

The sector shrank by 3.9% in August, catching the City off-guard.

 
 

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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