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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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(February 2014) The latest national manufacturing data has highlighted widening divergences between the performances of the developed and emerging markets. The UK remained atop of the global PMI (purchasing managers' index) growth league rankings in January, despite seeing its rate of expansion ease to a three-month low.
(February 2014) The US may still be the world's largest economy in 2050 despite commentary in recent years that China will overtake the US in the size stakes sometime over the next decade. Among the major countries in Europe, the UK will benefit from economic liberalisation, high employment of women and the ease of starting a business.
(January 2014) Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan governor, said on Thursday that the economy is steadily on track toward achieving its 2% inflation target as its money expansion stimulus measures launched last April have boosted the economy. The UK hit its 2% official inflation target in December while consumer prices have recently fallen in the US and the Eurozone.
(January 2014) With a recovery at last underway in the UK, David Cameron, prime minister, on Sunday promised to increase the basic state pension by at least 2.5% and in line with the highest of inflation and earnings. On Monday, George Osborne, chancellor, said a further £25bn spending cuts - - much of it from the welfare budget - - will be needed after the next election. In warning that more austerity lay ahead, the chancellor said the job was "not even half done," and suggested making welfare savings by cutting housing benefit for under-25s and restricting council housing for those earning over £65,000 a year.
(January 2014) As the recovery takes hold, it's important that all citizens benefit with growth properly balanced across the UK, John Cridland, CBI director-general, said last week in his New Year message. It was an unconventional pitch from the leading British business lobby group. Since 2008, real or inflation-adjusted median (mid-way level where half earners are above and half below) earnings have been below consumer price rises.
(December 2013) UK wage rises failed to keep pace with inflation for a fifth straight year, according to data issued on Thursday but the gap is closing. Meanwhile, Harold Meyerson of The Washington Post highlights that while wages are falling, the US manufacturing sector has experienced a modest renaissance since it hit bottom during the Great Recession. The number of manufacturing jobs is set to rise this year, as it has every year since 2010. Profits are soaring — in 2012, after-tax profits of manufacturing firms hit a record high of $289bn. Share values have soared with them. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Industrials Index has risen 59% more than the overall 500-stock index since 2009, Bloomberg reported last month.
(December 2013) UK investors who pay for active fund management are being "misled" by funds that secretly act as trackers, according to new research.
(November 2013) Financial services industry executives champion the importance of ethical conduct, but they struggle to see the benefits of greater adherence to ethical standards.
(October 2013) When the Financial Times opened for business in 1888, London was the world’s pre-eminent financial centre. Much has changed in the past century and a quarter but the City remains an indispensable actor on the global financial stage. In a speech on Thursday, Mark Carney, Bank of England governor, made clear that he wants to keep it that way. He said the size of the UK’s financial sector relative to its economy has increased dramatically. When the FT was in its infancy, the assets of UK banks amounted to around 40% of GDP. By the end of last year, that ratio had risen tenfold. Carney said: "It is not for the Bank of England to decide how big the financial sector should be. Our job is to ensure that it is safe. The UK can host a large and expanding financial sector safely, if we implement a reform agenda that extends well beyond domestic banking."
(October 2013) In recent decades the amount of office space allocated to employees has been falling and in recent times companies have experimented with various open plan formats moving away from school classroom desk formats and cubicles to long benches, motivated by reducing cost, responding to technological change such as laptops and tablets, and a desire for more team collaboration.