Finance

Finance - Comment

It’s going from bad to worse for George Osborne. The Chancellor has just been forced to admit that the budget deficit is going up again, pushing the official measure of the national debt to over 70pc of national income. An extra £15.4bn was added in December alone. On Friday, barring some miracle, he will be told by our official statisticians ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that it would not disburse funds under its part of the EU-IMF package ...

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Finance - Comment

“The relentless focus on infrastructure is the right one,” he says, but he’s falling short on delivery.

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Yields on 10-year Spanish bonds punched back above the danger line of 6pc and spreads over German Bunds reached 450 ...

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Finance - Comment

I know. It sounds too abstruse to matter much, never mind be interesting. In fact it is intriguing – and ...

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Finance - Comment

Republican challenger Mitt Romney, meanwhile, is the choice of most men – or at least those who intend to vote. ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

A report by Standard & Poor’s claimed the Swiss National Bank (SNB) had bought €80bn (£64bn) of German, Dutch, French, ...

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Finance - Comment

Spool forward four years, and much has changed. But, maybe, not yet enough.

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The revelation came as Germany's budget watchdog demanded an on-site probe of the country's remaining gold reserves in London, Paris, ...

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Finance - Comment

It has since been accepted as the essential governing truth for all elections around the world. It is an exaggeration, ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The fund said sovereign debt woes were spilling into the broader Spanish economy, risking a “pernicious feedback loop” for private ...

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Finance - Comment

Thanks to Labour’s Manchester setpiece, we now know that party leader Ed Miliband wants to steal Disraeli’s “one nation” mantle.

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Alan Greenspan’s stewardship of the US Federal Reserve contained many lessons, but one of the biggest was that it’s unwise ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank’s president, warned that Germany is no longer insulated from the slump in southern Europe. ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

The joint fund is to go far beyond crisis firefighting or enforcement of fiscal discipline on states in trouble. EU ...

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Finance - Economics

Yields on 10-year US corporate bonds have fallen to the lowest levels in history as a result of central bank ...

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Bizarrely, entrepreneurs and executives who excel at understanding what consumers want to buy become utterly baffled at their behaviour once ...

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Finance - Financial Crisis

“The prospect of one or more countries leaving, or being forcefully ejected, is now very real, whether you like it ...

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Finance - Comment

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, pledged to do “everything possible” to bolster the eurozone’s ...

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Finance - Comment

By now it is widely recognised that some form of euro break-up is on the cards. Yet what form? It ...

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