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Why the Bank of England should target wages as well as unemployment, Chunomics

Why the Bank of England should target wages as well as unemployment

While rate increases should be some way off yet, improvements in a range of economic indicators mean that ever more attention is set to shift towards the question of how and when monetary policy tightens. While calls for action are likely to build, the avoidance of premature movement will be vital.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 1:57 pm

As the Mexican economy takes off, new president Enrique Pena-Nieto has a shot at redemption, Notebook

As the Mexican economy takes off, new president Enrique Pena-Nieto has a shot at redemption

Sleek and telegenic, Mexico’s Enrique Pena-Nieto was sworn in as president for a six-year term on Saturday. It’s been five long months since Mr Pena-Nieto won the presidential elections amid allegations of fraud and protests.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 3 December 2012 at 6:09 pm

Why Britain’s SMEs are turning to trading alternatives, Notebook

Why Britain’s SMEs are turning to trading alternatives

Economic conditions continue to prove challenging for the country’s small businesses with any fluctuations in investment, inflation or confidence hitting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the hardest. It’s clear that businesses have had to become savvier in how they operate, generate revenue and protect the bottom line. That’s why many of the UK’s SMEs are turning to innovative trading alternatives as they look to boost revenue.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 16 November 2012 at 3:19 pm

Ireland, it’s at our darkest moment that the fight back begins, Notebook

Ireland, it’s at our darkest moment that the fight back begins

It’s appropriate that country music has always been popular in Ireland because more and more the place feels like a tragic Tammy Wynnette song.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 30 October 2012 at 6:00 am

Avoiding office meetings has economic consequences, Notebook

Avoiding office meetings has economic consequences

A poll of 600 UK office workers out yesterday reported that just over two thirds of office workers now prefer e-mails and phone calls to face-to-face meetings, even when colleagues are in the same building.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 12:38 pm

Why George Osborne should give everyone in Britain a new credit card, Chunomics

Why George Osborne should give everyone in Britain a new credit card

The basic problem is that fear is causing many households and firms in the private sector who could spend to cut back on their spending, while others who would be glad to spend more cannot get access to credit.

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye, Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 10:43 am

Pocket money: Our children don’t have to follow in our credit crunched footsteps, Notebook

Pocket money: Our children don’t have to follow in our credit crunched footsteps

Children need to understand the value of money, where it comes from and where it goes when they have spent it.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 28 June 2012 at 12:00 am

China-US trade wars are an eerie Charybdis of despair, Notebook

China-US trade wars are an eerie Charybdis of despair

The pace of China’s unprecedented economic growth has allowed the Chinese to broaden their horizons in regional and international affairs, much to the annoyance of its great western rival the US, but they are still under criticism for ‘unfair’ trade regulations. What gives?

By | Notebook, Opinion, iPolitics | Tuesday, 12 June 2012 at 4:40 am

Why we shouldn’t write off Merkel yet, Notebook

Why we shouldn’t write off Merkel yet

“Isolation is a dream killer,” so the saying goes. Many commentators assert that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s unprecedented new isolation in Europe over eurobonds and growth measures could turn her dream of tightly controlled European fiscal discipline into a limp cadaver. Some go even further and say it could accelerate her own political garrotting.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 25 May 2012 at 11:57 am

Top of the posts: Gangsters, airbrushing and blood for money, Notebook

Top of the posts: Gangsters, airbrushing and blood for money

The most read blogs from the past week, as determined by stats.

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 May 2012 at 5:14 pm

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