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2017 Global Economic Predictions – What The Experts Say

February 21, 2017

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Making predictions about the economy is notoriously difficult and a challenge that is best met by looking at all the sources – somewhere in the middle the truth might yet be glimpsed. This post is a curation of what has been said online over the last couple of months with regards to the Economic outlook [...]

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Can Secession Succeed?

November 22, 2016

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The issue of regions looking for independence from their current nation states is in the news at the moment. From certain US states to Scotland and Catalonia the case is being made that they would be better to go it alone, but just how would this work out in practice, and how likely is it [...]

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The financial implications of the Olympics

June 22, 2016

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  Debates over the costs and potential benefits of bringing the Olympics to the UK have been raging since the International Olympic Committee first made the decision back in 2008. The eyes of the world will always be on any city chosen to host the Olympic Games – but both critics and supporters of the [...]

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Dubai ready to start booming again

May 11, 2016

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Dubai sun rise

  Economics is a funny beast, as much about human perceptions and emotions as it is about facts and figures. So it’s understandable that financial ministers around the world want to promote a positive impression of their domestic economies, but figures seems to show that the positive talk about Dubai’s economic position are not all [...]

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Spanish General Strike

March 29, 2016

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The Spanish flag

  Spanish workers are revolting against their new three month old government.The country’s biggest unions are up in arms over labour reforms and planned austerity measures,calling a general strike for today (29th March 2016). Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative People’s Party was elected on a platform of saving the country from economic ruin. They [...]

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Is the UK economy starting to recover?

February 22, 2016

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  It’s just all doom and gloom at the moment, isn’t it? It feels like reading the financial section at the moment should come with a mental health warning: “may cause uncontrollable feelings of impending doom”. Heck, even this blog gets pretty depressing at times. Sorry about that. But is it really that bad? Only [...]

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Results of NIESR survey: UK economy is slowing

July 12, 2015

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Results of NIESR survey: UK economy is slowing

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research reported yesterday that the UK economy is, according to their figures, slowing down again. The thinktank indicated that overall growth had slipped from 0.5% in the three months to May down to 0.1% in the three months to June, implying a 10 month period of practically no [...]

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Queen cuts corners for Christmas

October 25, 2013

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Queen cuts corners for Christmas

When the Queen cancels are Christmas party, you know it’s getting bad.

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