UK’s robust jobs market dented amid big fall in employment

Brexit uncertainty ‘finally taking toll’ as pay rises slow and unemployment increasesThe number of people in work fell by the largest margin in four years in August as the uncertainty created by the Brexit talks weakened Britain’s previously robust lab…

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Does the IMF need to refocus its role after the Argentina crisis?

The IMF alone cannot help troubled states out of a financial hole. Such states need more aid, not more loansIn case you blinked, the Argentine government built up a pile of debt out of almost nothing with surprising speed, and then proceeded to default…

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How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? September verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has had on growth, prosperity and tradeBrexit uncertainty pushes UK to bring of recessionAn expert debates the data Continue reading…

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How has Brexit vote affected the UK economy? September verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has had on growth, prosperity and tradeBrexit uncertainty pushes UK to bring of recessionAn expert debates the data Continue reading…

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The British economy creates lots of jobs – not lots of pay rises | Philip Inman

The UK has created many part-time or self-employed roles, with new full-time posts going to older workers, mainly in and around LondonJobs, jobs, and more jobs. That is Britain’s economic success story of the last 10 years.While public services crumble…

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Inflation falls to 1.7%, its lowest level for nearly three years

Companies taking a wait-and-see approach to raising prices before Brexit, say economistsUK inflation fell to its lowest level in almost three years after the end of summer sales kept clothing prices down, easing pressure on consumers before the Brexit …

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Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, and earns another blast from Trump – as it happened

The US Fed votes to cut interest rates for the second time this year, but president Trump wants more Jerome Powell gives press conferenceLatest: Trump says Fed has no gutsBreaking: Fed cuts rates by 25 basis pointsBullard wanted deeper cut; George and …

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Britons are still worse off than in 2008, new research claims

Thinktank challenges official statistics claiming average citizen is £128 poorer than a decade agoBritons are £128 a year worse off on average than they were in 2008, according to a report that reveals household incomes were hit harder in the wake of t…

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