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ONS: UK House Prices Continue to Soar

House prices in the UK rose by 11.7% in the year to July, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).<p>The price …

Russia's food ban leaves Europeans with sour taste

Putin strikes back against sanctions<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Russia has banned food and agriculture imports from a host of Western nations in a tit-for-tat move<br>• Western brands have invested heavily in Russia and relied on the country as a key growth story<br>• But Russia has now served up one dish on a menu that …

Which European country would benefit most from immigration? How better immigration policy could create jobs and boost incomes in Europe by 1%: http://wef.ch/1oDyIIc Chart: http://wef.ch/1oDyHnK

Uncertainty returns to the JSE

Johannesburg - Uncertainty returned to the JSE on Thursday, as all the major indices continued Wednesday’s trend when the market closed substantially …

Should the US central bank be reined in? Martin Feldstein, professor of economics at Harvard University, on what the spat over the Federal Reserve's independence means for the US economy: http://wef.ch/1psuYgs Chart: http://wef.ch/1psuYgz

Sterling hits seven-week low below $1.69

LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling slipped to its lowest against the dollar since early June on Wednesday, after second quarter U.S. growth surged past analysts’ forecasts.<p>Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of London May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor<p>The pound fell briefly below $1.69 …

Foreign investment into UK hits record as £15bn of UK infrastructure goes up for sale

Government set to make it 'easier than ever' for foreign investment into the UK as it becomes the most attractive destination in Europe<p>The Government is to make it “easier than ever” to invest in the UK as it prepares to unveil £15bn of new infrastructure projects this week.<p>Danny Alexander, Chief …

Foreign firms create 66,000 UK jobs - UK Trade & Investment

<b>More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show.</b><p>More than 1,773 projects were set up, with the US, Japan, France and Germany leading the way.<p>More than half of inward investment was in energy or infrastructure schemes.<p>The statistics …

Economic Development

The Right Way to Unplug When You’re on Vacation

Vacations are for unplugging: we all need to escape the daily grind from time to time, after all. But that doesn’t have to mean unplugging from the entire internet. In fact, you may have a more enjoyable and meaningful vacation by staying connected-as long as you’re staying connected to fun, …

How Valuable Are Your Customers?

Not all customers are created equal. If you’ve ever run a business (or even just been a customer yourself), then you know that some customers provide more revenue (and incur fewer costs) than others. Figuring out which to focus on and invest in is critical if you want to maximize your profit.<p>Many …

One lump or two: charting obesity and sugar | Financial Times

Britons need to reduce dramatically the amount of sugar they eat, according to a new report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition …

Why traders may be overconfident about the safety of Iraq\’s oil exports

Does booze beat the Dow?

The topsy-turvy stock market of the past decade may have driven some investors to drink. But for Mahesh Patel, the drink itself is the investment.<p>Mr. …