Tag Archives: economy

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Posted by on Friday, February 26, 2010

There is so much chaff in economic data and opinion these days, it is difficult to know what to think. First we were told that the UK economy barely limped out of recession in the final quarter of 2009. 0.1% growth in GDP made for an annualised rate of growth of 0.4%. With such weak… Read More »

The thaw may have begun….

Posted by on Monday, January 25, 2010

…..but we are still in deep winter. Data out tomorrow (Tuesday 26 January 2010) is likely to show that the UK has finally emerged from recession. However, the economy is so battered and bruised that any return to normality is a long way off. The Office for National Statistics will release its estimate for economic… Read More »

Is this the death of capitalism?

Posted by on Sunday, July 20, 2008

Is the economic turmoil going on around us the death of capitalism as we know it, or simply time for everyone to become accountable? Some commentators have already expressed the first option. I think this is more in hope than reality – the last time I heard it was from Fidel Castro, commenting on the… Read More »