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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

Diageo's Great British Booze Off, Britain doing better (sort of), and a flight safety video that is bound to get people Tolkien.

 

Also in the news:

UK GDP grew 0.7% in Q3 but it's slowing down

UK GDP grew 0.7% in Q3 but it's slowing down

24 October 2014

The economy is now 3.4% bigger than it was at the start of 2008.

 
 
Can the north beat London at its own game?

Can the north beat London at its own game?

24 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Decentralisation is inevitable, so other UK cities need to club together to instead of competing, argues PwC's head of regions Stephanie Hyde.

 
 
Women are 47% more likely to get stuck in low paid jobs

Women are 47% more likely to get stuck in low paid jobs

22 October 2014

If you're an older, part-time female worker in a low paid job, the odds are stacked against you getting out of it.

 
 
Pound slides as Bank of England goes all gloomy over the global economy

Pound slides as Bank of England goes all gloomy over the global economy

22 October 2014

The MPC split 7-2 again over interest rates, but a rise looks further away than ever.

 
 
China's slowing GDP growth won't stunt our economic recovery

China's slowing GDP growth won't stunt our economic recovery

21 October 2014

China's economy expanded a measly 7.3% in the third quarter, putting it on track to miss its annual targets. But should you be worried?

 
 
Businesses clash with the Government over Britain's EU future

Businesses clash with the Government over Britain's EU future

20 October 2014

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

 
 
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.

 
 

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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