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One in Five UK Workers Fear They Will be Unemployed in Six Months

One in five British workers fear they will be unemployed within the next six months, even though the UK jobs market continues to strengthen.<p>According …

UK inflation hits new four-year low, house prices continue rise | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell to its lowest in over four years in March, easing pressure on living standards and raising the prospect that prices may now be rising by less than wages for the first time in years.<p>A woman passes racks of greetings cards displayed in a shop in London March …

JD's sporting chance: Sportswear firm nets higher profits

JD Sports said its core sports shops in the UK and Ireland racked up a record year, lifting underlying divisional operating profit by £15.5million to …

5 ways banks hurt the poor

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Jamie Dimon has a message for his bank’s investors who may be concerned about rising costs for those struggling to get …

Wage rises outstrip inflation for first time in six years

Official figures released on Wednesday are expected to provide the first evidence that pressure on family budgets is starting to ease<p>Wage rises are outstripping inflation for the first time in six years, official figures will show on Wednesday, leading to claims that the cost of living crisis is at …

Housing

UK manufacturing sees strong growth - BBC News

Independent Scotland would face immediate £23bn debt – thinktank

An independent Scotland would face an immediate debt repayment of £23bn to the UK Treasury, equivalent to more than a third of its entire spending, an economics thinktank has warned.<p>The National Institute for Economics and Social Research (NIESR) said the new Scottish government would have to …

IMF upgrades UK economic growth to 2.9% in 2014

The UK is set to be the world's fastest-growing major advanced economy this year according to a sharply-upgraded forecast from the International …

Economics

Vodafone to add 150 shops, create 1,400 jobs | Reuters

(Reuters) - Vodafone Group Plc said on Thursday it would add 150 shops and create 1,400 jobs across the United Kingdom during the next 12 months in a 100 million pound investment.<p>Vodafone branding is seen outside a retail store in London November 12, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville<p>The British group …

ECB set to hold course in face of deflation fears | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank looks set to keep interest rates steady and offer no new aid to the euro zone’s fragile recovery on Thursday despite a fall in inflation to its lowest in more than four years.<p>A structure showing the Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European …

European Union Exports 'Support Over 4 Million UK Jobs'

Exports to European Union countries are worth £211 billion to the British economy and help support 4.2 million UK jobs, according to analysis by an …

Boost for investors as stock market newcomers provide a better return

After five years there is an average outperformance of 3.7 per cent despite the number of companies ahead of the wider market dropping to 32 per cent.<p>…

New investment scheme creates up to 700 new jobs for Tees Valley

Up to 700 new jobs could be created after the launch of a new investment scheme to support businesses in the Tees Valley.<p>Tees Valley Unlimited has …

Round two: Apple and Samsung suit up for another billion dollar patent war

On a warm summer’s afternoon two years ago, a group of jurors secretly exited a San Jose courthouse, avoiding a swarm of reporters and news cameras. They had just reached a verdict on what was dubbed by some as “the patent trial of the century,” a fight between Apple and Samsung that was ultimately …

US stocks end choppy quarter on a high note

Stocks closed out a lackluster first quarter with a sprinting to the finish on Monday.<p>The Dow rose about 135 points, while the S&P 500 is at 1872, within spitting distance of its all-time high (1883, set earlier this month). The Nasdaq jumped over 1%.<p>Investors cheered a speech by Janet Yellen in …

China manufacturing output remains weak in March

<b>Official data from the Chinese government showed that manufacturing expanded slightly in March.</b><p>A final reading of the official purchasing managers' index (PMI) was 50.3 in March, up from an eight-month low of 50.2 in February.<p>Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.<p>However, a separate survey by …

Capitalism is making way for the age of free

Karl Marx spent a lifetime trying to uncover what he suspected were the deep contradictions that drove the capitalist system forward but that would one day lead to its demise. Although his search revealed a number of important ancillary contradictions, his focus on the relationship between the …

Asian Markets Are Rallying

Hong Kong's Hang Seng is up 1.0%, while the Shanghai Composite is up 0.7%. Japan's Nikkei 225 and Korea's KOSPI are both slightly higher, while the U.S. dollar is up slightly against the Japanese yen.<p>China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly advanced to 50.3 in March …

Stock Markets

Japan raises sales tax for first time in 17 years

<b>Japan has raised its consumption tax for the first time in 17 years in an attempt to rein in public debt.</b><p>From Tuesday, sales tax will increase from 5% to 8%. It will rise again, to 10%, in October 2015.<p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would continue to take "necessary action" to address livelihood …

French manufacturing expands in March at fastest rate since June 2011 -PMI | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s long-declining manufacturing sector returned to growth last month even more strongly than initially thought, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting a gradual recovery is taking hold in the euro zone’s second-biggest economy.<p>Coils of steel are seen at the ArcelorMittal …

EU's Rehn worried about possibility of prolonged low euro zone inflation | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - A prolonged period of low inflation in the euro zone would negatively affect the rebalancing of the economy, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said on Tuesday.<p>European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn addresses a news conference on …

What Will it Take for an EU China Free Trade Deal?

Xi Jinping's visit to Brussels was the first by a Chinese head of state and ended with a promise from the European Union to consider a free trade …

German Unemployment Falls for 4th Month as Economy Strengthens

Europe's largest economy continues to strengthen as German unemployment tumbled for the fourth consecutive month in a row.<p>According to the Federal …

FCA Taking 'Tough Action' Against Payday Loans and £200m Consumer Credit Industry

The Financial Conduct Authority has promised to stamp out the exploitation of Britain's consumers - and warned that firms which don't conform will …

Euro zone factory expansion eases despite price cutting | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Growth among euro zone factories cooled as expected last month but with output again rising across the board the bloc’s economic recovery appears more entrenched, a business survey showed on Tuesday.<p>An employee works on a Renault Zoe electric car on the production line at the …

UK mortgage approvals slow and business lending contracts

Sharp fall in home loans could be down to heavy rain and while business lending falls funding for small business rises<p>UK mortgage approvals slowed more than expected in February, possibly reflecting bad weather during the month, and there was another contraction in business lending.<p>The Bank of …

Economics

Europe, China factory sectors weaken in March; U.S. stable | Reuters

NEW YORK/LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Manufacturing in Asia and Europe finished the first quarter on a weaker note but activity in the United States remained relatively steady, suggesting severe winter weather in North America had only a modest effect on U.S. factories.<p>An employee works at a Chinese …

Manufacturing surveys show mixed outlook for UK and eurozone

There are renewed hopes that the eurozone economy picked up steam as it entered 2014 after a return to growth for France's manufacturers and a surge in activity at Spanish and Italian factories.<p>The news from a batch of closely watched manufacturing surveys by data specialists Markit was less upbeat …

Rents on London's prime properties fell 2.3% in 2013

Rents on properties in prime central London dropped by 2.3% in 2013, according to luxury letting agents Knight Frank, with much of the fall coming in the last three months of the year.<p>The city shared bottom place with Hong Kong in 2013 in the annual table of rent rises across the globe, which is …