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