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UK housing market is 'vulnerable' and sterling 'overvalued', warns IMF

UK housing market is 'vulnerable' and sterling 'overvalued', warns IMF

By Elizabeth Anderson Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The IMF has noticed the UK property market remains a threat to our economic recovery. You don't say?

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A think tank has called for all bankers to take a Hippocratic-style oath before they start their jobs. We've come up with our own suggestion: a sort of Plutocratic oath, if you will...

 
 
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While M&S' sales slip, Next has raised its profit forecast again. Try not to gloat guys...

 
 
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Receivers have put a 'for sale' sign outside 30 St Mary Axe, after lenders got frustrated with the tower's owners.

 
 
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Can new Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson inject some Poundland sparkle?

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The housing market is starting to cool as buyer confidence plummets

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And now for BSkyB's next acquisition: Is Rupert Murdoch trying to rival Facebook?

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