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Bank Rate, Chunomics

Bank Rate

No surprise the Bank kept rates at 0.5 per cent. The real question is when the next rise will come. I still incline to November, but May and August are real runners too – all months when the bank publishes fresh inflation and growth forecast and has the opportunity to explain itself.
Meanwhile expect inflation to [...]

By | Chunomics | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 12:22 pm

Caught & Social: Keira’s a class act, Notebook

Caught & Social: Keira’s a class act

Gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:31 am

Online House Hunter: Map out your new home, Notebook

Online House Hunter: Map out your new home

Our Online House Hunter explains how web-based maps can give you a helping hand

By | Notebook, Property | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 10:00 am

Today from <i>i</i>: What’s eating Jaws?, Notebook

Today from i: What’s eating Jaws?

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 9:58 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 9:40 am

iBet: Looking ahead to the Cheltenham Festival, Sport

iBet: Looking ahead to the Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival, Ryanair Chase
Back ‘JY Vole’ each way at 16-1 – generally available
There’s no sport to speak of tonight, which gives us a good chance to look ahead to next month’s Cheltenham festival to see if there’s any ante post value. I’ll be there on St Patrick’s Day and the race I’m most looking forward [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 10 February 2011 at 1:00 am

Is Obama Already A War Criminal?, Eagle Eye

Is Obama Already A War Criminal?

I saved up this gem for number 500 in the series of Questions to Which the Answer is … Well, What Do You Think? Oliver Kamm spotted it, which is fitting, because I stole the idea for the series from him in the first place (although, as the series started at 94, I should perhaps [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 9:52 pm

In it for the long run: choosing your charity, Sport

In it for the long run: choosing your charity

Since the London Marathon began in 1981 more than £500 million has been raised for charity through the event. As well as it being an incredible sporting endeavour, the marathon has turned into a significant revenue-generating and promotional opportunity for the third sector. Each year about 13,000 places (of the 36,000) are taken up by [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 2:52 pm

Project Merlin, Chunomics

Project Merlin

What magic is this? I must confess some disappointment about the lending targets agreed by the Chancellor with the banks. As a gross figure the £200bn target doesn’t make any allowance for firms paying cash back. Thus a net repayment of debt by firms across the economy is perfectly consistent with a large gross target, though admittedly unlikely.

By | Chunomics | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 2:37 pm

Motorcycle Diaries – Bike Show in London Highlights!, Notebook

Motorcycle Diaries – Bike Show in London Highlights!

So I went down to the Bike show on Friday at London’s Excel Arena, and this is a round up of some of the coolest stuff I laid my eyes upon.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at 2:25 pm

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