The strength of the UK’s jobs market is not as simple as it seems | Larry Elliott

If companies were really taking on more people as a result of Brexit jitters, there’d be more part-timersThere is a straightforward explanation for the continued strength of the UK jobs market. Firms are reluctant to invest because acute Brexit uncerta…

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The strength of the UK’s jobs market is not as simple as it seems | Larry Elliott

If companies were really taking on more people as a result of Brexit jitters, there’d be more part-timersThere is a straightforward explanation for the continued strength of the UK jobs market. Firms are reluctant to invest because acute Brexit uncerta…

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UK sounds alarm over rising debt levels in poorest countries

International development secretary calls for creditors such as China to be transparentBritain’s international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has sounded the alarm over rising debt levels in the poorest countries amid fears heavy repayments wil…

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The value of the customs union to the UK is overrated | Larry Elliott

It’s seen as a key part of a soft Brexit, but in reality the union has not provided much of a boost to trade of goods with the EUThe Corn Laws. The tariff reform debate of the early 20th century. Imperial preference in the 1930s. There have been times …

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IMF warns that tech giants stifle innovation and threaten stability

Fund report calls for profits to be targeted by a tougher international tax regimeThe International Monetary Fund has warned that the market power exercised by a small number of global companies threatens to stifle innovation and make it harder for cen…

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