Tag Archives: economy

Unemployment Down but Job Growth May Slow

The unemployment rate in the UK has fallen over the first quarter of 2016, albeit modestly, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). However, the official statistical…

Oil Prices Continue to Fall

The dramatic fall in oil prices is continuing apace, with the end of sanctions on Iran being the most recent factor to push the price downward. Earlier this month it…

Interest Rates may Fall Instead of Rise

After years languishing at record lows, it has recently been reported from numerous quarters that the Bank of England may finally raise interest rates in the near future. However, the…

Confidence Growing Among Small Businesses

According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), confidence among smaller enterprises has grown significantly over the past three months. This points, the Federation says, towards strong potential for growth…

Clegg Calls Leaving EU “Self-Harm” for UK Economy

Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister in the current coalition government, has spoken on the matter of EU membership ahead of the coming election. Clegg…

Bank Note Printers Issue Profit Warning

You would think that legally printing money is just about the most profitable business possible. Unfortunately, things aren’t quite that simple and De La Rue, the printing company responsible for…

Greece Debt Solutions Fails to Lift Markets

Greece cut the debt to private bondholders last week. This offered some respite for many of the investors who were struggling to look for a solution to the long-term debt…

IMF Proposes $500 Billion Settlement to Help Struggling Eurozone Countries

The International Monetary Fund pledged to lend up to $500 billion as it strives to protect struggling Eurozone countries. This aid could very well help a number of people who…

UK GDP Revised Upwards, Lessening Fears of Recession

The United Kingdom has been seriously concerned of the possibility of a major recession. However, the Office for National Statistics has issued a heartening piece of news for the economy….

Annual House Sales Plunged As Prices Continue to Drop

The Land Registry just released documentation that housing sales fell substantially from July 2010 to July 2011. Over that year period, the number of houses sold fell by 11% in…