US Job Growth Continues

The US added 209,000 jobs in July, pushing the unemployment rate lower to 4.3%. The rate of growth was more than expected and above the rate in June. However, the ...

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August 8, 2017

UK to ban petrol and diesel cars in pursuit of cleaner air

The government announced last week that sales of diesel and petrol cars were to be banned from 2040 to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions. This follows a similar ...

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August 2, 2017

UK inflation in surprise fall

The fall in the UK inflation rate for June, announced last week, took many economists by surprise. The headline annual rate fell from 2.9% in May to 2.6%. The drop ...

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July 25, 2017

UK unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 1975

UK unemployment continued to fall during the three months to May, dropping by 64,000 to 1.49 million. This resulted in the official unemployment rate falling by 0.2% to 4.5%, the ...

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July 17, 2017