Finance

Finance - Comment

It is a solemn oath to the American people -- under pain of political perjury -- crafted by my old friend Grover Norquist to block retreat.

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Finance - Comment

Admittedly, we cannot float ourselves to economic recovery on a wave of loft conversions and conservatories. In particular, the restoration ...

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Finance - Comment

Ms Merkel was in the country to discuss the latest bail-out plan for the bust Greek government. She presumably gently ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The flying visit came as trade unions led a protest march through Lisbon “in defence of national sovereignty” and the ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Fear of escalating demands by Germany, Finland and Holland is a key reason why Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy continues to ...

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Finance - Comment

This is nonsense, as even a cursory analysis of the official statistics reveals. The top 1pc, who earn £156,000 or ...

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Finance - Comment

Why did we join the EU in the first place? We didn’t; we joined the Common Market, which evolved into ...

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Finance - Comment

Recalling the run-up to Black Monday, I’m struck by the different world we inhabited a generation ago.

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Finance - Economics

On the Continent, patience with Britain has evidently worn very thin. We are seen as freeloaders on the European project, ...

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Finance - Comment

It is no surprise, therefore, that every recession triggers a backlash against capitalism. But the current bout of anti-business sentiment ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

“The IMF is evolving from a liquidity mechanism into a bank. This is neither in keeping with the legal and ...

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Finance - Comment

David Cameron and George Osborne are not for turning, but the International Monetary Fund is plainly made of flimsier stuff. ...

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Finance - Comment

This year, it is also because there is much wailing by businesses about the Government's lack of a big idea. ...

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Finance - Comment

In a little over three months, the cost of a barrel of Brent crude oil has fallen from a high ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, said the governing council had discussed a cut in overnight deposit rate to below zero ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

First, the bad news. The downgrading of US government debt by Standard & Poor’s gives markets something new to worry ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Few jamborees excite financial markets as much as the symposium of international central bankers which is held annually in late ...

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Finance - Comment

Michael Fallon, the business and enterprise minister promoted to the position by David Cameron in last September’s reshuffle, has decided ...

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Finance - Comment

'Deficit reduction will lead to economic recovery,” say the Tories. “That is the heart of our growth strategy – getting ...

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Finance - Comment

Forget the fiery rhetoric and moral certainty from Manchester this week: the horrible reality is that Labour doesn't really have ...

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