WE RECEIVED good news on European unemployment this week. The total number unemployed in the Eurozone and across the EU has continued to fall. The Eurozone unemployment rate has dropped below 11 per cent for the first time since early 2012.
At the end of a week in which financial markets experienced immense volatility, advice on the underlying, structural issues afflicting the global economy came from an unlikely source.
The foreign exchange market is the largest financial market in the world, with transactions worth $5.4 trillion taking place every day.
I am becoming worryingly convinced that Vladimir Putin must be a big fan of this column.
We only have to wait until the end of September before we know who is going to represent the two main political parties in the race to become the next mayor of London.
This week, fed-up Londoners will be forced to endure two more Tube strikes.
I arrived back from holiday at Heathrow last week. After I picked up my bags, I went through customs and I saw some stewardesses walking through a passageway that avoided the arrivals duty free shopping area.
Everyone in this city has their own story. Mine, like so many Londoners, is of someone whose parents moved here to make a better life for themselves and their family.
The technological breakthrough of ecigarettes has placed the medical establishment and taxpayer-funded public health advocates in a bit of a quandary.
The latest retail figures in the UK showed good growth. Things are also looking up in the US and in much of the euro area. The world economy has settled into a period of steady growth with very little inflation in the major economies.
Last week saw the ritual tears and joy of the announcement of A-Level results. An encouraging aspect was the increase, albeit small, in the percentage of entries in traditional academic subjects, now standing at 51.2 per cent.
It's easy to be down on China. Last week’s negative headlines after the unexpected devaluations of the renminbi (RMB) played into the “China slowdown” narrative which has taken root as this year’s accepted story.
The summer is ebbing, football is back, and this weekend saw the launch of yet another campaign to “save the NHS”.
It's seven years since the last crash. We know there will be another one soon but where will it happen? Looking at the cranes in the sky has always been a reliable indicator.