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  1. April 8, 2011

    Happy now?

    Do you agree that your life has a sense of purpose? Would you say that, overall, you have a lot to be proud of? Do you wish...

  2. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: East and west converge on a problem How is the “great...

  1. January 11, 2011

    East and west converge on a problem

    How is the “great convergence” – the topic of last week’s column – going to shape the world in the 21st century? Happily, in...

  2. December 17, 2010

    Why the West Rules – For Now

    Why the West Rules – For Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About the Future, by Ian Morris, Profile RRP£25...

  3. June 6, 2009

    Rate of US job losses falls sharply

    A sharp fall in the number of jobs being lost in the US has raised hopes that the world's biggest economy could be past the...

  4. June 6, 2009

    Fall in rate of US job losses gives hope that worst of recession over

    A sharp fall in the number of jobs being lost in the US has raised hopes that the world's biggest economy could be through...

  5. June 5, 2009

    Steep fall in US job cuts ‘encouraging’

    A sharp fall in the number of jobs being lost in the US has raised hopes that the world’s biggest economy could be past the...

  6. April 29, 2009

    Consumer spending offers hope

    News the US economy contracted at an annualised rate of 6.1 per cent in the first three months of this year on Wednesday...

  7. December 15, 2007

    US rate cut doubt as CPI surges

    US inflation hit a two-year high of 4.3 per cent in November, underlining the problems facing the Federal Reserve as it...

  8. August 6, 2007

    US rate change unlikely in spite of credit turmoil ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

    US interest rates are expected to remain on hold at 5.25 per cent on Thursday but money markets are once again pricing in a...

  9. August 3, 2007

    Market Preview: US rate change unlikely despite credit turmoil

    US interest rates are expected to remain on hold at 5.25 per cent this week, but money markets are once again pricing in a...

  10. June 1, 2006

    Accounting institute leadership candidate withdraws

    Graham Durgan has withdrawn his candidacy for presidency of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to...

  11. May 13, 2006

    Narrowing trade deficit drives up forecasts for US growth

    US economic growth may have been as high as 6 per cent in the the first three months of this year, economists said...

  12. May 12, 2006

    Trade deficit data spur growth forecasts

    US economic growth may have been as high as 6 per cent in the the first three months of this year, economists said on Friday...

  13. April 18, 2006

    US economists unfazed as housing figures cool

    US homebuilders broke ground on fewer new homes than expected in March, adding to indications that the housing market may be...

  14. March 25, 2006

    Signs of slowdown in US housing

    Sales of new US homes plunged 10.5 per cent last month, prices fell and the stock of unsold homes hit its highest level in...

  15. March 24, 2006

    Signs of slowdown in US housing

    Sales of new US homes plunged 10.5 per cent last month, prices fell and the stock of unsold homes hit its highest level in...

  16. March 2, 2006

    Soaring cost of US homes turns spotlight on renting

    John, a chiropractor in Los Altos, California, has just committed the financial equivalent of heresy. To the surprise of...

  17. February 22, 2006

    US consumer prices rise by 0.7%

    US consumer prices rose by 0.7 per cent in January, pushed higher by a 5 per cent increase in energy prices. Over the year...

  18. February 15, 2006

    Retail sales aid greenback rally

    The dollar rallied yesterday as robust retail sales data fuelled expectations of further increases in US interest rates....

  19. February 14, 2006

    Sterling under pressure after CPI data

    The dollar rallied on Tuesday as robust retail sales data fuelled expectations of further increases in US interest rates....

  20. January 30, 2006

    US consumers dip into savings as spending rises

    US personal spending rose by 0.9 per cent in December, beating forecasts and bolstering the belief that consumers remained...

  21. January 23, 2006

    Market Insight: Housing downturn casts pall

    Data this week will shed needed light on the state of the US housing market. Figures from the National Association of...

  22. December 2, 2005

    Unusual reaction to ECB rates rise

    European share prices rose sharply and the euro retreated yesterday - not the reaction normally associated with a rise in...

  23. December 1, 2005

    Market Overview: Contrary investors send bourses soaring after ECB raises rates

    European share prices rose sharply and the euro retreated on Thursday – not the reaction normally associated with a rise in...

  24. November 11, 2005

    US trade deficit at record high in September

    The US trade deficit jumped to a record $66.1bn in September, up almost $7bn on the previous month and surpassing even the...

  25. November 11, 2005

    Hurricanes and oil push US deficit to $66bn

    The US trade deficit jumped to a record $66.1bn in September, up almost $7bn on the previous month and surpassing even the...

  26. November 10, 2005

    US trade deficit jumps to record $66.1bn

    The US trade deficit jumped to a record $66.1bn in September, up almost $7bn on the previous month and surpassing even the...

  27. November 4, 2005

    Bull train rumbles through caution flag put up by hawkish Greenspan

    Global equity markets had another positive session yesterday as investors took their cue from fresh signs of strength in...

  28. November 4, 2005

    Caution flag fails to slow the bulls' train

    Global equity markets had another positive session yesterday as investors took their cue from fresh signs of strength in...

  29. November 3, 2005

    Market Overview: Bull train rumbles through caution flag put up by hawkish Greenspan

    Global equity markets had another positive session on Thursday as investors took their cue from fresh signs of strength in...

  30. October 14, 2005

    Rising cost of crude imports hits US deficit

    The US trade deficit widened by $1bn to $59bn in August, due to a combination of soaring oil prices and further growth in...

  31. October 13, 2005

    Rising cost of crude imports hits US deficit

    The US trade deficit widened by $1bn to $59bn in August, due to a combination of soaring oil prices and further growth in...

  32. August 6, 2005

    US jobs figures set scene for rise in interest rates

    The US economy generated a bumper 207,000 jobs in July while wages rose at their fastest pace in a year, lending support to...

  33. August 5, 2005

    US jobs data set scene for higher rates

    The US economy generated a bumper 207,000 jobs in July while earnings rose at their fastest pace in a year, providing more...

  34. July 1, 2005

    One-off tax could ruin businesses, Brown told

    Thousands of professionals and tradesmen, such as solicitors and builders, could face a financial crisis when they are hit...

  35. June 28, 2005

    US jobs optimism lifts consumer confidence

    Consumer confidence rose more than expected in June to its highest level in 3 years. The Conference Board’s sentiment index...

  36. June 23, 2005

    US sees growth in high-risk home loans

    In an effort to keep up with soaring home costs, nearly one in 10 recent US homebuyers is resorting to high-risk financing...

  37. June 22, 2005

    US sees big growth in high-risk home loans

    In an effort to keep up with soaring home costs, nearly one in 10 recent US homebuyers is resorting to a high-risk form of...

  38. June 16, 2005

    Challenges in store for Morris

    Accountancy may sometimes find its dull image difficult to shake off but boredom is the last problem that Ian Morris, the...

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