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European Financial Transaction Tax proposal condemned by business

17/08/2011

The subject of a Europe-wide financial transactions tax (FTT) emerged once more, as French President Sarkozy and Germanyís Chancellor Merkel met yesterday to discuss the future of the eurozone.


 

Inflation climbs to 4.4%

16/08/2011

The consumer prices index of inflation (CPI) climbed 0.2% over June to reach 4.4%.


 

Plumbers bear the brunt of latest HMRC crackdown

16/08/2011

Plumbers have found themselves the centre of HM Revenue & Customsí latest tax clampdown


 

Project Merlin lending on target

12/08/2011

More than £20 billion was lent to small businesses by the nationís leading banks over the past quarter, putting the figure in-line with the £76bn annual lending target


 

HMRC closes tax loophole

12/08/2011

A loophole that allowed businesses to accelerate capital allowances claims for plant and machinery, thereby obtaining advantageous tax relief, has today been closed


 

Tired London centres to receive £50m investment boost

12/08/2011

Londonís dilapidated town centres are to be given a £50million investment to fund long-term regeneration works


 

Murdoch shrugs of scandal to post 45% income growth

11/08/2011

Rupert Murdochís News Corp empire (NASDAQ: NWS) has shrugged off the phone hacking scandal to post a 45% growth in income


 

Meagre growth forecast 'still optimistic': comment on inflation report

10/08/2011

Significant headwinds are preventing the UK and other developed economies from attaining Ďmeaningfulí economic growth


 

Spending power decline erodes consumer confidence

10/08/2011

Weak income growth over the past year, coupled with long-term above average inflation, is eroding the spending power of UK residents, with correspondingly deleterious effects on the nationís consumer confidence


 

Federal Reserve rates promise calms global markets

10/08/2011

Global stock markets edged back from the lows reached yesterday after the US Federal Reserve assured interest rates would be held between 0-1/4% until mid-2013