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    1. The World

      November 12, 2014

      The UK inflation report: four things to watch

      Mark Carney, governor, will unveil the Bank of England’s latest forecasts for the UK economy and give further guidance on...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 5

      The UK’s current account deficit is at its widest level in decades, and over the previous four posts we’ve managed to narrow...

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      The corporate aviation industry is still struggling to recover from the downturn trigg...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 1

      The UK is more dependent on foreign capital than at any point since the end of WWII. Unusually, the trade deficit isn’t to...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Improving public finances is both a moral and technical challenge

      The UK still has a large fiscal deficit. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, the public sector net borrowing...

    3. October 24, 2014

      UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

      The UK has solidified its position as one of the fastest expanding economies in the industrial world, as it recorded...

    4. October 16, 2014

      Raising personal tax allowance costs more than expected, says OBR

      The costs of government policy of increasing the personal allowance, the threshold where people start paying income tax, are...

    5. beyondbrics

      October 13, 2014

      China heads for Q3 GDP slump despite export surge

      A reported export surge in September is failing to dispel the gloom suffusing forecasts for China’s third quarter GDP...

    6. October 10, 2014

      Fresh data add to signs of UK slowdown

      Britain’s exports fell in August and the country’s builders also had a bad month, adding to signs of a slight slowdown in...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Motors in Morocco to speed up GDP growth

      Morocco’s burgeoning automobile sector is driving the industrialisation of an economy still heavily dependent on...

    8. October 2, 2014

      UK construction picks up in September

      Activity in the construction sector picked up in September, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index, suggesting...

    9. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2014

      Equities, ex-UK

      After reading John McDermott (formerly of these pixels) on the latest independence vote poll numbers and why he reserves the...

    10. September 8, 2014

      Business leaders and MPs call to raise reading skills

      UK business leaders and MPs are calling for a concerted attempt to raise reading skills after the most comprehensive study...

    11. beyondbrics

      September 7, 2014

      Mexico 2015 GDP growth forecast underlines strength

      Mexico’s 2015 budget may contain a slightly lower growth forecast than originally anticipated, but compared to other...

    12. FT Alphaville

      September 2, 2014

      iPhone 6, the GDP effect

      Can just one product deliver a 1 per cent boost to Chinese export growth? If that product is Apple’s iPhone 6, then...

    13. beyondbrics

      September 2, 2014

      iPhone 6 to boost Taiwan's GDP

      As rumours swirl about the design of Apple’s iPhone 6 ahead of its hotly anticipated debut next week, economists have made...

    14. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2014

      Brazil's GDP: the dismal numbers

      Brazil’s economy is, by the standard definition, in recession. Its GDP contracted 0.6 per cent in the second quarter from...

    15. FT Alphaville

      August 19, 2014

      Reform vs seasonality in Chinese GDP stats

      We had feared that one of most famous of Chinese statistical quirks might have abandoned us forever. The reported combined...

    16. beyondbrics

      August 12, 2014

      Record remittance inflows boost Bangladesh GDP outlook

      Remittances sent home by Bangladeshi workers overseas rose 19.7 per cent to a record monthly high of $1.4bn in July,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      Demographics and US GDP growth

      Credit Suisse’s global demographics research team came out with a new note on Friday featuring some enlightening charts...

    18. August 5, 2014

      Bank lending at root of UK’s economic ‘puzzles’

      The performance of the UK economy from the start of the financial crisis until early 2013 was unusual in a number of...

    19. July 31, 2014

      A swing to the left for the UK?

      The UK has a seriously unbalanced economy, with little spare capacity and a slow trend rate of growth. To correct its...

    20. July 16, 2014

      Scottish economy returns to pre-crisis size

      Scotland’s economy has recovered from all the damage it suffered during the downturn, surpassing its pre-crisis size sooner...

    21. July 8, 2014

      UK GDP figures harmed by statistics office move to Wales

      A shortage of suitably qualified economists in Wales means that some of the production of Britain’s national accounts should...

    22. Andrew Smithers

      July 8, 2014

      With GDP, facts depend on how you measure them

      US gross domestic product was increased last year by much more than the growth of the economy. This sleight of hand was...

    23. July 4, 2014

      Has GDP outgrown its use?

      What do the price of hair-salon services in Beijing and sexual services in London have in common? The answer is that,...

    24. June 30, 2014

      UK economic output is already above pre-recession peak

      Large revisions to Britain’s national accounts this September will show the recession was shallower than previously thought...

    25. June 27, 2014

      UK business investment bounces back

      UK business investment has risen to its highest level since the financial crisis, in a further sign the economic recovery is...

    26. beyondbrics

      June 19, 2014

      Colombia's GDP: goal!

      Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

    27. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2014

      Brazil's GDP: onwards and downwards

      Will the consensus on Brazil’s economy never bottom out? For the third week in a row, market economists have cut their...

    28. June 16, 2014

      UK poverty on par with former Eastern bloc

      The poorest fifth of British households are among the most economically deprived in western Europe and suffer levels of...

    29. Gavyn Davies

      June 15, 2014

      Will Yellen follow Carney's hawkish surprise?

      Mark Carney delivered a substantial hawkish surprise to the markets in his Mansion House speech on Thursday. After appearing...

    30. June 13, 2014

      Construction data signal strong growth

      The UK construction industry grew strongly in April, providing further evidence the economic recovery has broadened out from...

    31. beyondbrics

      June 9, 2014

      Brazil's economic outlook: another week, another cut

      Another week, another deterioration in Brazil’s economic outlook. The consensus forecast for economic growth this year,...

    32. June 3, 2014

      UK construction eases back in May

      Construction activity in the UK eased back in May, but a strong performance from the house building sector helped the index...

    33. beyondbrics

      June 2, 2014

      Brazil's GDP: outlook slumps again

      Source: central bank (click to enlarge) Market economists have sharply downgraded their outlook for Brazilian growth this...

    34. Money Supply

      May 29, 2014

      Sex, drugs and GDP - how did the ONS do it?

      How do you measure what prostitutes and drug dealers do for the economy? Britain’s official statisticians have had a go –...

    35. Money Supply

      May 29, 2014

      Sex, drugs and GDP - what's going on?

        Drug-dealers and their customers in the UK may be breaking the law, but at least they are making us richer. Illegal...

    36. May 29, 2014

      Drugs and prostitution add £10bn to UK economy

      Prostitutes and drug dealers are set to give Britain a £10bn boost as the country revamps the way it measures its economy....

    37. May 22, 2014

      Business investment hits highest level since 2008

      UK business investment hit its highest level since 2008 in the first quarter of the year in a sign the economic recovery is...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      AfDB annual meeting: "You can't eat GDP"

      After a day of upbeat comments on Monday, delegates attending the African Development Bank’s annual meeting are sounding a...

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