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ECB policy unfazed by confetti

Posted on: 16 April 2015

A study by Leeds university found that desk workers "could only manage 22 minutes of uninterrupted work before becoming distracted".

Greenback nerves

Posted on: 15 April 2015

Sales fail dollar


Posted on: 14 April 2015

Poll boosts sterling

Normal service to be resumed?

Posted on: 13 April 2015

This morning's papers claim the odds against the Cambridges calling their second child "Sam" have shortened to 20/1.

In the shadow of the election

Posted on: 10 April 2015

Anyone who wants an iWatch can pre-order one in advance ahead of time. It is a bold step into the 21st century for Apple, which has previously required customers to queue outside the shop for its products, like Muscovites for light-bulbs in the communist era or investors for British pounds in 2014.

Dutch treat for sterling

Posted on: 9 April 2015

Kantar, a market research firm, claims to have identified beverage preferences that separate the supporters of the various political parties.

FOMC minutes

Posted on: 8 April 2015

Total Film magazine asked some doctors to assess the plausibility of James Bond's survival in Skyfall.

Pre-election nerves

Posted on: 7 April 2015

An ad hoc poll on a social network website asked people at home which English word they found hardest to pronounce

Sterling needs a break

Posted on: 2 April 2015

The general election campaign enters a new and surreal phase this evening. In a TV game show modelled on The Weakest Link the top seven contenders will win votes for every correct answer.

Pound looking perky

Posted on: 1 April 2015

Britain's political leaders have not let electioneering get in the way of their April-Fool's-Day jollity.

Retail sales or sterling sales

Posted on: 26 March 2015

According to the papers, the Royal Society for Public Health says Preston's High Street is the "unhealthiest" in Britain because of its preponderance of bookies and pay-day lenders.

Graccident risk

Posted on: 20 March 2015

The health and safety vigilantes are out in force today.


Posted on: 19 March 2015

A blatantly election-focused Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer added a scant quarter-cent to the value of sterling at lunchtime yesterday.

Jobs and patience

Posted on: 18 March 2015

The morning's papers are awash with leaks about the content of today's speech by George Osborne. It looks as though members of hard-working families will be the main beneficiaries of the Budget.

Still slow

Posted on: 17 March 2015

Everyone knows better than to buy fertiliser and diesel together if they want to avoid police scrutiny.



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