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The chancellor's challenges

The chancellor's challenges | Public spending | Scoop.it
Chancellor George Osborne has some tough decisions to take because the economy has not been growing. So what is the right way to encourage that growth - borrowing more or cutting spending?
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Britain: a nation in decay

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Ha-Joon Chang: The UK's problems go far deeper than the cuts agenda. It simply can't produce enough to revive its ailing economy
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Watchdog: public spending cuts 'not informed by rational analysis'

Watchdog: public spending cuts 'not informed by rational analysis' | Public spending | Scoop.it
Ministers have pushed ahead with huge cuts without solid evidence to justify them or proper consideration of the consequences, say MPs
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Japan logs third monthly current account deficit in a row in January - Reuters

Livemint Japan logs third monthly current account deficit in a row in January Reuters TOKYO, March 8 (Reuters) - Japan posted a third monthly current account deficit in a row in January, the longest run of deficits on record, Ministry of Finance...
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Budget could reveal a rise in government borrowing | Money Observer

Budget could reveal a rise in government borrowing | Money Observer | Public spending | Scoop.it
Some Budget predictions from Sir Richard Lambert speaking at @AICPRESS conference yesterday http://t.co/al1Ul39grv #budget #budget2013
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CBO: Feb. Deficit Will Be Over $200 Billion; Year-to-Date Spending Up Over ... - NewsBusters (blog)

CBO: Feb. Deficit Will Be Over $200 Billion; Year-to-Date Spending Up Over ... - NewsBusters (blog) | Public spending | Scoop.it
CBO: Feb. Deficit Will Be Over $200 Billion; Year-to-Date Spending Up Over ...
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Obama dials down budget blame in new tack on deficit fight

Obama dials down budget blame in new tack on deficit fight | Public spending | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he is looking for compromise in the coming months to end a two-year fight with Congress over how to reduce the deficit, promising Americans in his weekly radio address that he will try to find...
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David Cameron and Vince Cable at war over route to recovery

David Cameron and Vince Cable at war over route to recovery | Public spending | Scoop.it
Tensions inside the Coalition over whether the Government should change economic course will burst into the open today when Vince Cable calls for higher borrowing to finance large-scale building projects to kick-start the economy.

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David Cameron: 'There is no money tree to fund any tax cuts' - Express.co.uk

David Cameron: 'There is no money tree to fund any tax cuts' - Express.co.uk | Public spending | Scoop.it
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David Cameron: 'There is no money tree to fund any tax cuts'
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Mr Cameron used his speech at a factory in Keighley, West Yorkshire, to reject calls by some Tories for radical tax cuts funded by borrowing to boost the economy.
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No economic alternative, insists PM - Sunday Sun

No economic alternative, insists PM - Sunday Sun | Public spending | Scoop.it
David Cameron has insisted there is "no alternative" to the Government's deficit reduction strategy as he dismissed calls for a borrowing-fuelled capital spending drive. ...
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