Economics - Archive

February 2018 articles

British consumers expecting another jump in the Bank of England’s interest rates are rushing to lock in fixed-rate mortgages, [...]

19 February
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Global companies upped their dividend payouts to an all-time record high in 2017 as investors enjoyed the fastest pace of growth [...]

19 February
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International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has given her backing to plans to transform the eurozone's bailout fund [...]

17 February
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Should the Bank of England scrap its two per cent inflation target? [...]

16 February
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Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has a flair for performance and a passion for philosophy. [...]

16 February
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Britain is an island nation, and for centuries it has looked to the sea for prosperity and partnership. [...]

16 February
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Retail sales came in well below expectations in January - but the figure was boosted by a rise in non-food sales, thanks to people's [...]

16 February
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London businesses are looking forward to increased exports over the coming year, although exchange rate uncertainties remain [...]

16 February
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Economic history suggests that when depressions, recessions, or periods of weak growth emerge during times of profound technological [...]

15 February
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The Bank of England’s inflation target should be scrapped in favour of aiming for nominal GDP (NGDP), according to a report [...]

15 February
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US inflation rose faster than expected in January, sending bond yields higher amid fears over central bank tightening which triggered [...]

14 February
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Economic activity held up strongly across the Eurozone at the end of last year, as updated European Commission data showed overall [...]

14 February
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A long-awaited pay rise for UK workers is finally here, according to a Bank of England survey of businesses. [...]

14 February
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Michel Barnier invokes a wide range of emotions this side of the Channel. [...]

14 February
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Egged on by politicians with an axe to grind, there’s a growing angry mob at the gates of many of the UK’s economic forecasting [...]

14 February
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