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No surprises

Posted on: 12 February 2015

It is widely reported this morning that a retired teacher from Liverpool was able to fly home with Ryanair using only a photo-copy of his bus pass.

Kick that can

Posted on: 11 February 2015

The FA has found a new way to transfer money from the pockets of wealthy football fans into those of needy players.


Posted on: 10 February 2015

Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google, has developed a robotic dog.

Dollar higher on payrolls data

Posted on: 9 February 2015

When half an inch of snow fell in Stalham, Norfolk, cautious teachers at the local primary school forbade the kids to touch it and closed the classroom blinds so they couldn't see it.

Volatility persists

Posted on: 6 February 2015

Yesterday the Greek finance minister called on his German counterpart for a favour and was sent away with a flea in his ear.

That worked well

Posted on: 5 February 2015

Norway’s recent hard-line approach to tackling poverty may have drawn critical media coverage from across the world – with some quarters accusing them of attempting to criminalize offering or asking for help.

Everything’s moving

Posted on: 4 February 2015

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Monopoly board game in France, its maker will produce one set containing €20,580 in real euros.

All change

Posted on: 30 January 2015

"One must be careful not to be baffled and bewildered by technical jargon. There is no sphere of human thought in which it is easier for a man to show superficial cleverness and the appearance of superior wisdom than in discussing questions of currency and exchange."

Survivor not victim

Posted on: 28 January 2015

The Moscow Times reports that budget cuts are forcing the Russian State Circus Company to lay off some of its 2,000 animals.

ECB pulls the trigger

Posted on: 23 January 2015

TV commentators became increasingly agitated yesterday afternoon as the minutes ticked by until the European Central Bank president arrived seven minutes late for his press conference.

Pull up a sandbag

Posted on: 21 January 2015

Pedants are unfairly having a go at the Royal Mint because its new £2 coin shows King John using a quill to sign Magna Carta.

QE countdown

Posted on: 19 January 2015

A chap took his three-year-old son to a Folkestone nursery, leaving him with a bag containing his packed lunch.

Franc shank

Posted on: 16 January 2015

Monday: "The floor rate must remain the pillar of Swiss monetary policy.

Disinflationary forces

Posted on: 15 January 2015

According to a press release from headphone manufacturer Sennheiser, 1728 of the emails we receive every year are pointless because their subject matter is trivial and nobody cares.

So far so good

Posted on: 14 January 2015

Dear Chancellor, When inflation falls outside its 1%-3% target band the Bank's remit requires me to write to you explaining what we are doing about it.