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Moneycorp LogoDaily brief: Moneycorp

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.

Pound pauses

Posted on: 13 March 2015

Disney is going to make a sequel to "Frozen", the story of how a biker in a leather jacket melts the heart of a megalomaniacal villain in a wheelchair.

QE rules

Posted on: 12 March 2015

Researchers have decided that the era of irreversible anthropogenic change to our planet began in 1610.

Fresh euro lows

Posted on: 11 March 2015

Carefully-crafted outrage is the modern style. US republicans are outraged that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has her own email account.

Making it up

Posted on: 10 March 2015

Here are the options: a steel iWatch for £300 or the same instrument in unobtanium for £15,000.

Greece and Germany: the second leg

Posted on: 9 March 2015

The Eurogroup of finance ministers meets again today to consider the reforms proposed by the new(-ish) Greek government.

ECB QE: Tick

Posted on: 6 March 2015

To someone who made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, flying a YT-1300, executing a forced landing in a vintage Ryan ST should have been a piece of cake.

All eyes on Cyprus

Posted on: 5 March 2015

Yesterday the Daily Mail reported that gout increases the risk of heart disease. Today it claims that gout reduces the risk of Alzheimer's.

New motivation sought

Posted on: 4 March 2015

There was excitement in the social media about a photo, posted yesterday, of a woodpecker apparently giving a lift to a weasel.

Aussie wins the day

Posted on: 3 March 2015

A British MP wants to change the way shoplifters are sentenced. Instead of relating the severity of their penalty to the value of the stolen goods he wants to link it inversely with the net worth of the shopkeeper.

Euroland deflation

Posted on: 2 March 2015

After 76 years as a planet, Pluto was demoted to the status of plutoid in 2006.

The spread of deflation

Posted on: 26 February 2015

Building on its experience with cars that drive themselves, Google has invented a computer that plays computer games.


Posted on: 25 February 2015

Workers at the Met Office are going on strike tomorrow. At best it implies vaguer forecasts.

Revision of recent work

Posted on: 24 February 2015

The Eurogroup said its bridge finance for Greece would depend on Athens putting forward an acceptable proposal for structural and economic reforms.



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