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Housing boost for construction sector

Housing boost for construction sector | Becket Economics | Scoop.it

The UK's construction sector returned to growth in December, helped by a strong recovery in housebuilding.

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An article about how although output of the construction industry is growing, it still isn't as high as it was in 2007 before the recession, so the economy still a long way from capacity

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‘Airstrike on Syria’ tweet sends oil prices soaring 40 years late | The Times

A tweet that appeared to suggest that Israel had launched a strike on Syria was being blamed yesterday for sending oil prices soaring
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Viewpoints: Are zero-hours contracts exploitative?

Viewpoints: Are zero-hours contracts exploitative? | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
Labour leader Ed Miliband is putting forward plans to outlaw the exploitative use of zero-hours contracts. Experts give their views on zero-hours contracts.
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Zero hours contracts are a bad trend

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OECD raises UK growth forecast

OECD raises UK growth forecast | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The OECD sharply increases its growth forecast for the UK economy, while a separate survey indicates rapid growth in the construction sector.
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London Market Report

London Market Report | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
London Market Report
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Macroeconomics: related to the balance of payments economic target
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Too much government meddling?

Too much government meddling? | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
At a time when many countries are struggling, the debate over government’s involvement in the free market is becoming more prominent.
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UK borrowing costs at two-year high

UK borrowing costs at two-year high | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The cost of borrowing over 10 years for the UK government rises above 3% for the first time since July 2011.
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UK recovery 'gathering momentum'

UK recovery 'gathering momentum' | Becket Economics | Scoop.it
The economic recovery is gathering momentum, the British Chambers of Commerce claims, as it sharply ups its growth forecast for this year.
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UK recession

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