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Finance - Comment

It is a crippling tax on moving – and when you penalise something by hiking its cost, you get less of it. Anybody who needs to move – to change job, to relocate closer to a new school for children, because they have got married or divorced – is getting hammered. Regular folk can no longer afford to climb the ...

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Finance - Budget

Budget 2013: full coverage

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Finance - Comment

We are, believe it or not, beginning to feel significantly happier about the state of the economy. Detailed consumer polling ...

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Finance - Budget

It was all meant to be so different. Rewind to the emergency Budget of June 2010, and following the worst ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The coalition of Mark Rutte has belatedly woken up to the danger. Last month it retreated from pro-cyclical tightening, delaying ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Why did nobody see this coming, the Queen asked of the financial crisis some years ago. Today, her question would ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

"We have to change direction, otherwise this is going to bring down whole political systems," said Braulio Rodriguez, the Archbishop ...

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Finance - Economics

The closely-watched ISM index of US factories tumbled through the “boom-bust line” of 50 to 49, far below expectations. It ...

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Finance

This week, British people engage with their European neighbours in greater numbers than at any other time of the year. ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Jens Weidmann, the Bundesbank’s hard-line chief, testified that the ECB’s bond rescue plan for Spain and Italy risks “significant losses” ...

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Finance - Budget

Steady as she goes. This is the unexciting message the Chancellor seems destined to deliver in his fourth Budget, in ...

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Finance - Budget

George Osborne will take the lead, outlining a raft of policies aimed at increasing economic output. The measures will include:

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Foreign bank loans fell by $472bn (£311bn) in rich countries in the fourth quarter of last year, contracting at an ...

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Finance - Economics

Standard & Poor’s warned that the global cycle for capital investment has already rolled over, with early signs pointing to ...

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Finance - Comment

Contrary to what the Chancellor’s allies like to claim, perhaps to make themselves feel better about Britain’s appalling stagnation, there ...

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Finance - Economics

We are no longer facing imminent economic catastrophe, and the emergency measures put in place during the crisis are now ...

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Finance - Economics

The two watchdogs launched broadsides against central bank largess last week. The BIS -- the forum of central banks -- ...

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Finance

Something strange is happening in Britain. It was so unexpected that it has gone largely unmentioned among the commentariat lest ...

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Finance - Comment

The Japanese economy is supposed to be recovering. Just a couple of weeks ago, official data indicated an expansion of ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Mario Soares, who steered the country to democracy after the Salazar dictatorship, said all political forces should unite to “bring ...

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