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China's trade surplus rises to $36bn

China's trade surplus rises to $36bn | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
China's exports grew in May but a drop in imports signalled a possible weakening of demand in the world's second-largest economy.
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Bank keeps UK rates on hold at 0.5%

Bank keeps UK rates on hold at 0.5% | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
UK interest rates are kept on hold at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
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ECB set for rate cut to boost growth

ECB set for rate cut to boost growth | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank is widely predicted to slash its interest rates on Thursday, as the economic recovery in the eurozone continues to be lacklustre
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Eurozone inflation rate falls again

Eurozone inflation rate falls again | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The eurozone inflation rate fell to 0.5% in May, figures show, adding to the pressure on the European Central Bank to take steps to ward off deflation.
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Japan inflation rate at 23-year high

Japan inflation rate at 23-year high | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Consumer prices in Japan rise at their fastest pace in 23 years in April, surging 3.2% from a year earlier, as the sales tax rise comes into effect.
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Globalisation "Sony moves into China gaming sector"

Globalisation "Sony moves into China gaming sector" | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Japan's Sony signs a partnership in China to manufacture and sell its PlayStation consoles on the mainland.
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Rise in EU immigration to the UK

Rise in EU immigration to the UK | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
There has been a rise in the arrival of EU citizens but overall net migration to the UK remained unchanged in the year to December 2013, official figures show.
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UK jobless rate at five-year low

UK jobless rate at five-year low | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The UK's unemployment rate falls to a five-year low of 6.8% while the number of people in work rises to a record high, official figures show.
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Interest rates due to rise"Bosses see rate rise in early 2015"

Interest rates due to rise"Bosses see rate rise in early 2015" | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
UK interest rates will rise to 0.75% from 0.5% in the first three months of 2015 as growth picks up, according to a prediction from the CBI.
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This could be a sign indicating the house market is doing well 'House prices continue to accelerate'

This could be a sign indicating the house market is doing well 'House prices continue to accelerate' | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, official figures show, with prices up 9.1% in the year to February.
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UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March

UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.6% in March, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Wages to pass inflation 'this month'

Wages to pass inflation 'this month' | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Wages are set to rise by more than inflation for the first time in almost six years as the UK economy enters a "long period of low inflation", EY says.
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Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy

Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.
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Brazilian currency supplies run low

Brazilian currency supplies run low | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Two key suppliers of travel money have run out of Brazilian Reals just one week ahead of the start of the World Cup, 5live learns.
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ECB cuts interest rate to 0.15%

ECB cuts interest rate to 0.15% | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank has cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.15% from 0.25% in an effort to boost growth in the eurozone.
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Osborne to target foreign exchange manipulation

Osborne to target foreign exchange manipulation | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce new rules on foreign exchange trading to 'clean up the market'.
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US economy shifts into reverse

US economy shifts into reverse | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The US economy contracted at an annualised pace of 1% in the first three months of 2014, according to the latest official estimate.
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Tesco finalises China retail deal

Tesco finalises China retail deal | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Tesco has finalised its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) creating the largest food retailer in China.
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Interest rate 'could settle at 3%'

Interest rate 'could settle at 3%' | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The official UK interest rate could settle at an average of 3% in a few years, the outgoing deputy governor of the Bank of England Charlie Bean predicts.
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UK house prices 'up 8% in a year'

UK house prices 'up 8% in a year' | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
UK house prices rose by 8% in the year to the end of March, official figures show, as the prime minister says he will consider changes to Help to Buy.
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Bank in no rush to raise rates

Bank in no rush to raise rates | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
The Bank of England says the economy "has started to head back towards normal", but that interest rates "may stay at historically low levels for some time".
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Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high at 2.7%

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high at 2.7% | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.
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Chinas current growth rate, beats expected "China's 7.4% growth beats forecast"

Chinas current growth rate, beats expected "China's 7.4% growth beats forecast" | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.
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Eurozone industry output grows 0.2%

Eurozone industry output grows 0.2% | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Industrial output in the eurozone grows by 0.2% in February, driven by growth in "intermediate" goods, such as electronic components.
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Japan reducing protectionism "Japan and Australia agree trade deal"

Japan reducing protectionism "Japan and Australia agree trade deal" | Econ 4 | Scoop.it
Japan and Australia agree a trade deal, after seven years of negotiations, which will see them lower tariffs on products including beef, cheese and cars.
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