Economy

House prices shot up 12.1% in one year

House prices shot up 12.1% in one year

It looks like the property market is still bubbling away but latest figures show growth appears to be slowing.

 

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Grocery sales have fallen for the first time on record

Grocery sales have fallen for the first time on record

18 November 2014

Tesco is suffering the most but Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's are all feeling the pain.

 
 
House prices fall as owners look to sell up before Christmas

House prices fall as owners look to sell up before Christmas

17 November 2014

Rightmove said it expects the market to pick up in the New Year, despite cooling off since the summer.

 
 
Germany has escaped recession by a hair's breadth

Germany has escaped recession by a hair's breadth

14 November 2014

Even Greece is growing faster than Germany now it's exited recession.

 
 
The 5 most cutting quotes from Tim Geithner's Eurozone crisis revelations

The 5 most cutting quotes from Tim Geithner's Eurozone crisis revelations

13 November 2014

Transcripts of the former US treasury secretary's more, ahem, honest account of the crisis have been leaked.

 
 
Bank of England slashes growth forecasts as 'spectre' haunts Europe

Bank of England slashes growth forecasts as 'spectre' haunts Europe

12 November 2014

Markets now don't expect interest rates to rise until autumn 2015 even as unemployment falls.

 
 
Miliband woos business with pledge to support EU

Miliband woos business with pledge to support EU

10 November 2014

The CBI opposes a vote on Britain's membership but some business groups disagree.

 
 
Real wages are rising - if you've got a career not a job

Real wages are rising - if you've got a career not a job

07 November 2014

A report from the Resolution Foundation suggests that pay is on the up at last - but only for those who have stayed in full-time jobs.

 
 
Two charts that prove the housing market is cooling off

Two charts that prove the housing market is cooling off

06 November 2014

Halifax data shows the market has been slowing up since July.

 
 
Of course London makes the biggest contribution to the UK's finances

Of course London makes the biggest contribution to the UK's finances

05 November 2014

It's no surprise the capital puts more in than it takes out, but that doesn't mean the rest of the country should try to emulate it.

 
 
Take that Nige: EU immigrants give more to the UK than they take

Take that Nige: EU immigrants give more to the UK than they take

05 November 2014

EU migrants put in more than they take out, according to two reports. Someone had better tell Nigel.

 
 
How to survive when the regulators come calling

How to survive when the regulators come calling

02 November 2014

Barely a week passes without news of another big name feeling the heat from the watchdogs. What to do if it's you in their spotlight? Jeremy Hazlehurst investigates.

 
 

Stefan Stern picks his favourite finance books

01 November 2014

Stefan Stern on three works that challenge conventional wisdom and give the lowdown on the scary world of the high-frequency trader

 
 

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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