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Britain prepares for coldest winter in 100 years

Nov 29, 2012

Britain prepares for coldest winter in 100 years

Councils are gearing up for what could be Britain's coldest winter in 100 years, as sub-zero temperatures and snow follow days of downpours that have devastated large parts of the country. #NewsTracker #UK economy #snow
'Smokers bunk work more often with cost to economy'

Oct 31, 2012

'Smokers bunk work more often with cost to economy'

Smokers miss an average of two or three more days of work each year than non-smokers, with this absenteeism costing the UK alone 1.4 billion pounds. #didyouknow #Smoking #UK economy
UK recession over as economy grows in Q3

Oct 25, 2012

UK recession over as economy grows in Q3

Britain's economy grew by a bigger than expected 1 percent between July and September, ending a shallow nine-month recession. #NewsTracker #recession #UK economy

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UK recession over as economy grows in Q3

Aug 13, 2014

Bank of England On Course For Rate Hike In 2015

Sterling fell against the U.S. dollar to a 10-week low of $1.6726 and the euro rose against the pound to £0.7986 on Wednesday after the Bank of England (BoE) hinted it is on course to boost its interest rates in 2015 if U.K. wage growth increases. Th...
UK recession over as economy grows in Q3

Aug 11, 2014

Of Course Scotland Can Use The (Scottish) Pound

My colleague Tim Worstall argues correctly that an independent Scotland would still be able to use the pound if it chose. Just as the US has no power to prevent Panama, Ecuador and even Zimbabwe using the US dollar as their currency, so the remainder... #Zimbabwe #Panama #Ecuador
UK recession over as economy grows in Q3

Aug 13, 2014

Forrester downgrades 2014 global IT spending forecast, citing weak first half

Forrester has cut its worldwide IT spending forecast for this year, saying growth will be 3.3 percent in U.S. dollars, rather than 6.2 percent. Total spending will be US$2.2 trillion. The analyst firm blamed a weak first half for its downgrade, but s... #Zimbabwe #Panama #Ecuador