Posts Tagged ‘economics’

UK inflation surges, real wages set to take hit

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

· UK inflation rises to 2.3% – highest level since September 2013
· Growth in real wages close to negative (more…)

CBI/PwC report claims to be an economic case but the motivation is purely political

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Mark Reckless the UKIP Economics spokesman has responded to the CBI/PwC report on Brexit Risks: (more…)

The Bank of England focuses on the visual arts

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

With 11 days to go for the public to nominate a visual artist to feature on the next £20 bank note, the Bank is pleased to deepen its collaboration with visual arts through the arrival of artist Martin John Callanan (more…)

The economics of deflation

Friday, March 27th, 2015

In a speech at Imperial College Business School, Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent explores the economics of deflation. He explains what the theoretical risks are, how the MPC could respond (more…)

CBI calls for budget to keep growth heading in right direction

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The CBI has reiterated calls for the Chancellor to focus the Budget on supporting the UK’s medium-sized businesses to grow. (more…)

How Interest Rates Work And Their Effect On The Economy

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Interest rates are one of the most important financial ‘levers’ that central banks have at their disposal. By raising or dropping interest rates central banks have the power to stimulate or tame the economy. Here we will examine interest rates (more…)

Bank of England on Money and Money Creation in the Modern Economy

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Quarterly Bulletin pre-release articles: ‘Money in the modern economy: an introduction’ and ‘Money creation in the modern economy(more…)

UK decision on staying or leaving the EU will be heavily influenced by economic factors and the views of businesses

Friday, February 14th, 2014

According to a new report by TheCityUK, business leaders will be “instrumental” in informing the EU Debate (more…)

Scottish independence – a currency solution

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Writing about the economics of Scottish independence is not for the faint hearted. The last time I did so, I was surprised by the resulting abuse I received via email. Apparently some think this is a deliberate tactic of the yes campaign (more…)

Circular Economy Can Generate $1 Trillion Annually By 2025

Friday, January 24th, 2014

– New report finds that a shift towards a circular economy can generate US$ 500 million in material cost savings, 100,000 new jobs and prevent 100 million tonnes of waste globally within five years (more…)

Co-operative Movement Calls on WEF to put People Ahead of Profit

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Co-operative movement calls on leaders at Davos 
to make sure new social enterprises 
think people first, not profit first (more…)

Bitcoin: The New Gold?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Back in March, a Canadian man listed his house for sale in exchange for Bitcoins—5,362 of them. At the time, the digital currency was exchanging hands at US$73.00, which means the house was available for about $395,000. (more…)