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Jobs day

Posted on: 9 January 2015

A Birmingham policeperson ran a gang of drug-dealers for years without being detected.

Investors scorn euro zone deflation

Posted on: 8 January 2015

There was absolutely nothing funny about yesterday's Euroland consumer price index data: Deflation slumped to -0.2% in the year to December. So investors saw no fundamental reason to attack the euro.


Posted on: 7 January 2015

A few hours ahead of Twelfth Night, as traditionalists were taking down their Christmas lights, the local authority in Walsall was putting them up.

Sterling slippage

Posted on: 6 January 2015

Cornish pasty makers fear for their livelihoods if the proposed EU/US free trade agreement goes ahead.

Grexit looms again

Posted on: 5 January 2015

Was it deliberately run aground?

The final countdown

Posted on: 23 December 2014

According to an article in the US science journal Nature, a compound called resveratrol makes you live longer.

Try not to get involved

Posted on: 22 December 2014

Gold, a cable TV channel, asked viewers to submit their best efforts at a Christmas cracker joke.

Lay off the franc!

Posted on: 19 December 2014

Judges at the European Court of Justice have ruled that employers must not discriminate against people who eat too much.


Posted on: 18 December 2014

Western investors watched in astonishment earlier this week as the ruble tanked. The response in Russia was more pragmatic: people bought stuff. Some bought furniture or TVs.

Stress everywhere

Posted on: 16 December 2014

Central bank intervention is an inexact science.

Lethargy lures

Posted on: 15 December 2014

Researchers at Chicago's Rush University have discovered that the longer people spend preparing meals the less healthy they are.

Euroland deflation looms

Posted on: 12 December 2014

The conventional wisdom is that higher interest rates mean a stronger currency - and vice versa - but the link is not inviolable.


Posted on: 11 December 2014

The headline "Fears grow over Sterling's future" is typical of many in this morning's newspapers.

Sterling back in favour for now

Posted on: 9 December 2014

Since Friday, investors have been selling the rand, the antipodeans and, to a lesser extent, the Canadian dollar.

US payrolls smash forecast

Posted on: 8 December 2014

US nonfarm payrolls went up by 321k in November, a significantly bigger increase than the 231k forecast by analysts.