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Coalition Britain in 12 charts

Coalition Britain in 12 charts | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
From employment and migration to Britain’s role on the world stage, a look at how the country has fared under the coalition government
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Cameron makes full employment vow

Cameron makes full employment vow | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
The Tories are committed to achieving full employment, David Cameron is to say as he announces plans for more loans for budding entrepreneurs.
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What the Autumn Statement means for you

What the Autumn Statement means for you | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement. So, what does it mean for your finances?
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UK unemployment falls below 2m

UK unemployment falls below 2m | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008.
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Inflation and unemployment both down this week.

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Osborne proposes new benefits freeze

Osborne proposes new benefits freeze | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.
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It's important to understand the different economic policies of the different parties

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Pound surges on Scottish 'No' vote

Pound surges on Scottish 'No' vote | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
Sterling hits a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar in Asian trade, as Scotland rejects independence.
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Look out for the impact of the No vote on the economy

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Investors pull cash ahead of Scots vote - FT.com

Asset managers, investors and pension savers are moving billions of pounds out of Scotland, according to industry executives, amid rising concerns about the financial consequences of a Yes vote in next week’s independence referendum. Multrees
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The Financial impact of a Yes vote

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ECB action: Will it work?

ECB action: Will it work? | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
Further measures to avert the Eurozone's economic decline were expected - just not quite so soon.
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The big Economics story of the week

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Andy Haldane favours ‘front foot’ move on interest rate - FT.com

Andy Haldane favours ‘front foot’ move on interest rate - FT.com | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
Andy Haldane, the new Bank of England chief economist, indicated on Wednesday night that the central bank would benefit from raising its main interest rate earlier, to allow a more gradual path thereafter as the economy recovers. In a speech in
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BOE article

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Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.
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Don't fear low inflation - Osborne

Don't fear low inflation - Osborne | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
The sharp fall in the UK rate of inflation should not be feared, Chancellor George Osborne will say in a speech later.
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Is low inflation a good or bad thing?  Lot's to discuss

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Republicans win control of US Senate

Republicans win control of US Senate | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
Republicans win control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final years of Barack Obama's presidency.
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This will have major implications for the US economy

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Can Balls be just austere enough?

Can Balls be just austere enough? | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
Can Ed Balls persuade investors he would reduce Britain's public sector deficit just enough, while not demoralising Labour supporters who want an end to the long years of austerity?
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Look out for the key differences between Labour and the Conservatives on the economy

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UK unemployment rate falls to 6.2% - FT.com

Britain’s jobless rate has dropped to 6.2 per cent after the biggest fall in unemployment in 26 years, but there is still little sign of a recovery in workers’ pay packets. Official data on Wednesday showed a continuation of the two trends that have
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Unemployment falling but wage growth still slow - puzzling

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Carney to address unions on wages

Carney to address unions on wages | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
Bank of England governor Mark Carney will set out his plans for "real wages" when he addresses the TUC annual conference.
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ECB cuts rates and launches stimulus

ECB cuts rates and launches stimulus | National and International Economy | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank lowers its benchmark interest rate to 0.05% as it looks to kick-start the flagging eurozone economy.
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Major decision from the ECB - what do you think will be the effect of this on the UK?

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