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Posted on: 20 November 2013
Countryside pursuits tend to be gentler and safer than their metropolitan equivalents. Jam-making competitions and sheepdog trials seem intrinsically less dangerous than gangland fights and drug-lord trials.
Posted on: 19 November 2013
the bitcoin is by far the strongest-performing currency of 2013. A year ago one bitcoin was worth $12. Six months ago it was worth $120. Today it is worth $690. Or $701. Or $823. Or almost any value you care to give it...
Posted on: 18 November 2013
Inflation was the warm topic on Friday morning when investors received confirmation that consumer prices in Euroland went up by just 0.7% in the year to October.
Posted on: 15 November 2013
During the decade to 2007, with the Bank of England's sterling index steady at roughly 100, Britain's quarterly trade deficit ballooned from £2bn to £9bn...
Posted on: 14 November 2013
Tuesday's unexpectedly low print for inflation reinforced the fear that it was not going to be sterling's week...
Posted on: 13 November 2013
Figures yesterday put consumer price index (CPI) inflation at 2.2% in October. It was a lower reading than the 2.5% investors had been expecting and within spitting distance of the 2% the Bank is supposed to achieve.
Posted on: 12 November 2013
Fed up with overcrowding on the London Underground? Can't get a seat on the way to work? Can't even get on the train because it is jam-packed? Worry not.
Posted on: 11 November 2013
Some economists insist that quantitative easing - printing money - is a terrific way to reinvigorate an economy.
Posted on: 8 November 2013
News of the single currency rate cut was revealed to the world at 12:45, whereupon the euro dropped a cent and a half against the US dollar and sterling-euro jumped a cent and a quarter higher.
Posted on: 7 November 2013
They said on the television this morning that the Russian Olympic torch is going up in a rocket and the cosmonauts will take it for a space walk. How's that going to work then? Surely it won't burn in a vacuum?
Posted on: 6 November 2013
Yonas Kebede, a 21-year-old Ethiopian, thinks Britain is a wonderful place.
Posted on: 5 November 2013
Easier to quantify than Brits' appetite for ballet is the enthusiasm of investors for buying and selling currencies...
Posted on: 4 November 2013
Having clobbered the euro on Thursday after they saw the dramatic fall in Euroland inflation, investors left it to lick its wounds on Friday.
Posted on: 1 November 2013
Strikers in France have an irritating habit of blockading Channel ports, either mooring their fishing boats around the entrance or parking all their little tractors across the exits.
Posted on: 31 October 2013
Lot number 54 in Allsop's auction today is a mezzanine lavatory over a London sandwich shop.