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Lending clinics launched to boost business confidence

27/09/2011

A series of lending clinics are being launched across the UK in a bid to increase lending and boost small business confidence.


 

IoD: seed capital tax breaks distract from more pressing tasks

27/09/2011

The Treasury’s consultation document, Tax-advantaged venture capital schemes, examining tax breaks for certain start-up businesses with high growth potential, has been met with scepticism by the Institute of Directors.


 

Alessio Rastani: a bitter pill, but is he right?

27/09/2011

So stark and shocking were City Trader Alessio Rastani’s comments that it left the BBC’s newsroom speechless, prompting many to presume him a hoax; possibly another iteration of the infamous ‘Yes Men’.


 

Halifax launches savers prize draw to reignite a savings culture

22/09/2011

HALIFAX is to give away £6m every year in prizes to its customers who sign up for a new savings account.


 

Government urged to stick to pension reform plan

14/09/2011

The Confederation of British Industry has issued a stark plea to the government: ‘stick to your guns’ on public sector pension reform, despite the looming threat of widespread industrial action.


 

Risk averse investors undermining global financial stability

14/09/2011

Political and economic changes in the wake of the downturn are generating a class of risk averse investors who favour holding safe assets to riskier transactions, which paradoxically undermines global stability.


 

Inflation rise makes households spend extra £40bn to maintain quality of life

14/09/2011

Consumer prices inflation edged still higher, the Office for National Statistics yesterday confirmed, hitting 4.5%.


 

Gold price slides as investors stem equity losses

14/09/2011

The price of gold continues to slide as investors increasingly look to sell in a bid to stem losses from poorly performing portfolios.


 

G7 central banks should increase quantitative easing now to boost lending

13/09/2011

Hesitation about increasing quantitative easing is based on ‘mistaken beliefs’, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member, Adam Posen said in a speech delivered this morning.


 

Consumer prices inflation tops 4.5%

13/09/2011

The consumer prices index of inflation (CPI) has edged up once more, reaching 4.5% in August 2011.