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Inflation rises on increases in the cost of food and wine

Inflation rises on increases in the cost of food and wine | Macro economics | Scoop.it
UK prices rose by 1.9% in February, nudged higher by duty on wine and higher food bills.
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UK retail sales up but food spending falls

UK retail sales up but food spending falls | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Sales at food stores in February saw the biggest fall since December 2016, official figures show.
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World's most expensive cities revealed

World's most expensive cities revealed | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Paris is top in a list of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Spring Statement: Hammond promises 'deal dividend'

Spring Statement: Hammond promises 'deal dividend' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The Chancellor promises a big spending increase, if MPs vote to leave the European Union with a deal.

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Smart speakers and baking into inflation basket

Q: "Alexa - what is now being used to help calculate the cost of living in the UK?" A: "I am."

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US jobs shock as growth slows

US jobs shock as growth slows | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The world's largest economy added just 20,000 jobs in February, but wage growth picked up.
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China economy: Beijing unveils $298bn tax cuts to boost growth

China economy: Beijing unveils $298bn tax cuts to boost growth | Macro economics | Scoop.it
China's premier told its annual parliamentary session the country faces "a tough struggle".
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US economic growth continues to slow

US economic growth continues to slow | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Weaker consumer spending weighed on growth during the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Zimbabwe introduces RTGS dollar to solve currency problem

Zimbabwe introduces RTGS dollar to solve currency problem | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The government calls it the RTGS dollar, but what is it and will it solve the country's cash problem?
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Record UK government surplus in January

Record UK government surplus in January | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Analysts say the bumper surplus could give the chancellor extra money for the Spring Statement.
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Brexit: Mark Carney warns of no-deal 'economic shock'

Brexit: Mark Carney warns of no-deal 'economic shock' | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The Bank of England governor urges MPs to solve the Brexit impasse amid warnings of slowing global growth.
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UK retail sales bounce back in January

UK retail sales bounce back in January | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Clothing discounts helped retail sales to rebound sharply last month, official figures show.
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Millennials' pay 'scarred' by the 2008 banking crisis

Millennials' pay 'scarred' by the 2008 banking crisis | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Analysis suggests workers in their 30s have been hardest hit by the effects of the 2008 financial crisis.
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UK interest rates on hold amid Brexit impasse

UK interest rates on hold amid Brexit impasse | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Bank of England says the outlook will depend "significantly on the nature and timing of EU withdrawal".
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UK employment at highest since 1971

UK employment at highest since 1971 | Macro economics | Scoop.it

A new record number of 32.7 million people were in work between November and January in the UK.

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Raghuram Rajan says capitalism is 'under serious threat'

Raghuram Rajan says capitalism is 'under serious threat' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Former Indian central bank governor Raghuram Rajan warns of the challenges facing global democracy.

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UK economy stalls despite strong January

UK economy stalls despite strong January | Macro economics | Scoop.it

The economy expanded by 0.5% in January but three monthly growth remained weak.

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Was the millennial dream killed by QE?

Was the millennial dream killed by QE? | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Ten years on from Bank of England's first injection of money into the economy, what impact has it had?
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European Central Bank acts to boost struggling eurozone

European Central Bank acts to boost struggling eurozone | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The euro slipped after the ECB said it would offer banks cheap loans as economies weaken.
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Manufacturing job losses 'at six-year high'

Manufacturing job losses 'at six-year high' | Macro economics | Scoop.it

Factories are cutting jobs and stockpiling at a record pace ahead of Brexit, a survey indicates.

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Venezuela crisis: Who is buying its oil now?

Venezuela crisis: Who is buying its oil now? | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Sanctions block US companies doing business with Venezuela's state oil company.
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Pound rises amid Brexit delay speculation

Pound rises amid Brexit delay speculation | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Sterling hits a 21-month high against the euro as markets price in a possible Article 50 extension.
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German economy narrowly avoids recession

German economy narrowly avoids recession | Macro economics | Scoop.it
The economy has been hit by a slowdown in the global economy and problems in the car sector.
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UK inflation falls to two-year low in January

UK inflation falls to two-year low in January | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Falling energy prices push inflation to 1.8% in January, from 2.1% the previous month, official figures show.
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Brexit: Manufacturers stockpiling at record pace

Brexit: Manufacturers stockpiling at record pace | Macro economics | Scoop.it
Firms prepared for Brexit by stockpiling raw materials at a record pace last month, a survey suggests.
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