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  1. October 11, 2013

    Five of the best: restaurants for art

    Kronenhalle The walls of this elegant café and restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1924, have been the recipients...

  2. February 17, 2012

    Blood and ink

    New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families, by Colm Tóibín, Viking, £20, 346 pages Beware the family that has...

  1. July 23, 2007

    Not every index wants to be benchmark

    For most investors, a handful of long-established indices – the S&P 500, the DAX 30, the FTSE 100 – represent the extent of...

  2. June 29, 2007

    Banks at the fore in race to create new benchmarks

    For most investors a handful of long-established indices – the S&P 500, the DAX 30, the FTSE 100 – represent the extent of...

  3. April 11, 2007

    John Butler: An American Master, The Joyce, New York

    Not only did John Butler forge a contemporary dance idiom that merged ballet with modern dance, he also chose a variety of...

  4. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2007

    People: Barclays Wealth/Lehman Brothers; UBS/Vodafone; BNP Paribas; Deutsche Bank

    Michael Dicks, Lehman Brothers’ Europe chief economist who recently left the job after a seven-year stint, has been poached...

  5. January 22, 2007

    Data releases are unlikely to ease interest rate concerns

    British homeowners are wondering just how much further their mortgage payments will rise after the Bank of England's...

  6. January 21, 2007

    Data releases unlikely to ease interest rate concerns

    British homeowners are wondering just how much further their mortgage payments will rise after the Bank of England’s...

  7. January 19, 2007

    Market Preview: Data releases are unlikely to ease interest rate concerns

    British homeowners are wondering just how much further their mortgage payments will rise after the Bank of England’s...

  8. January 2, 2007

    Cut spending to reduce borrowing

    Gordon Brown should cut public expenditure to reduce public borrowing, a large majority of economists be-lieve. Almost none...

  9. December 12, 2006

    Cheaper oil helps take pressure off manufacturers

    Cheaper oil helped relieve some of the pressure on manufacturers last month as the sector's raw material costs rose at the...

  10. November 10, 2006

    Investors convinced further spring rise is odds-on

    With nominal interest rates back to levels last seen before September 11 2001, financial markets are now betting that life...

  11. November 9, 2006

    UK trade gap narrows in September

    The UK’s visible trade gap narrowed slightly in September and the volume of trade shrank sharply as the authorities got to...

  12. November 4, 2006

    Services sector sees rapid growth

    A big increase in new business led to the fastest rate of expansion in the services sector for five months but the rise in...

  13. October 30, 2006

    UK mortgage approvals at two-year-high

    The number of mortgage approvals in September were at their highest in more than two years, the Bank of England said on...

  14. October 18, 2006

    Bubbling price pressures convince City rates are set to rise

    A big fall in petrol prices helped inflation soften to 2.4 per cent in September - yet the data left economists more...

  15. October 2, 2006

    ECB expected to maintain upward trend for rates

    The latest interest rate decisions by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank, due on Thursday, provide the...

  16. October 2, 2006

    Chastened City analysts hedge bets on MPC rates decision

    City economists will have passed an uneasy weekend, fearing their belief that the Bank of England's monetary policy...

  17. October 1, 2006

    Market Preview: ECB expected to raise rates

    The latest interest rate decisions by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank, due on Thursday, provide the...

  18. September 25, 2006

    Investors watch for signs of US slowdown going global

    Investors are trying to assess the extent to which the slowdown in the US economy will lead to a broader global downturn....

  19. September 24, 2006

    Investors watch for signs of US slowdown going global

    Investors are trying to assess the extent to which the slowdown in the US economy will lead to a broader global downturn....

  20. September 3, 2006

    Market preview: Inflationary pressures build

    The Bank of England will keep interest rates unchanged at 4.75 per cent this week but the likelihood of a further increase...

  21. August 30, 2006

    UK consumers brush off rate rise

    Consumers appear to have brushed off this month’s surprise hike in interest rates with retail sales in August growing at...

  22. August 23, 2006

    UK manufacturing at 20-month high

    UK manufacturers’ order books were at their highest levels for 20 months in August, as domestic demand picked up the baton...

  23. August 16, 2006

    Cuts in price of furniture slows inflation

    Inflation slowed slightly in July, thanks to sharp cuts in the price of furniture, but remained above the Bank of England's...

  24. August 8, 2006

    Industrial production shrinks but outlook for economy upbeat

    Industrial production unexpectedly contracted in June after a sharp fall in output in the energy sector, official figures...

  25. August 1, 2006

    Survey highlights manufacturing growth

    Continued improvement in export markets helped UK manufacturers register a twelfth consecutive month of growth in July, a...

  26. July 12, 2006

    Steep rise in imports leads to £1bn widening of trade deficit

    A sharp increase in imports led to an unexpectedly large deterioration in the trade deficit in May. The deficit in goods...

  27. June 21, 2006

    Mortgage lending at highest level for two years

    Mortgage lending rose to its highest level in two years last month, suggesting that the recent increase in house prices is...

  28. May 17, 2006

    Sharp rise in women looking for jobs

    A sharp increase in the number of women seeking work led to rises in both the numbers of employed and unemployed during the...

  29. May 17, 2006

    Energy costs push inflation up to 2%

    Rising air fares and energy bills have pushed inflation back up to the Bank of England's 2 per cent target, reinforcing the...

  30. May 16, 2006

    Energy costs push inflation up to BoE target

    Soaring air fares and higher energy bills helped push inflation back in line with the Bank of England’s target, according to...

  31. May 9, 2006

    Raw material costs increase at fastest pace for nine months

    The rising price of oil and other commodities caused manufacturers' raw material costs to increase at their fastest pace in...

  32. May 4, 2006

    UK housing market picks up speed

    The housing market is picking up speed into the busy spring season, a trend that will not be lost on the Bank of England as...

  33. April 24, 2006

    March UK retail sales rise but trend remains soft

    Sales on the high street were stronger than expected last month, but the pace of underlying growth has slowed, casting...

  34. April 20, 2006

    UK March inflation lowest in more than a year

    Inflation fell to its lowest level in more than a year in March as supermarkets cut the price of milk and other dairy...

  35. April 19, 2006

    Prospects for interest rate cut fade amid concern about inflation

    The chances of an interest rate cut receded further after the Bank of England's latest survey of public expectations of...

  36. April 13, 2006

    Survey shows UK exporters in good start to year

    The export performance of UK manufacturers and service companies “improved markedly” in the first three months of the year,...

  37. April 12, 2006

    UK claimant count highest in three years

    The number of people registering for unemployment benefit in the UK has jumped to its highest in almost three years as...

  38. April 11, 2006

    UK trade deficit in goods widens unexpectedly

    The UK’s balance of trade in goods was in deficit by much more than expected in February as imports from Europe outpaced...

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