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Your one page digest of the previous week's main economic news - and what it means for your business.

  • (27/07/2015 – 76kb, PDF)

    Seventy six months have passed since the Bank of England cut Bank Rate to 0.5%. Since then, some MPC members have occasionally voted for a rise but something has always been in the way for the majority. This time around ...

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  • (20/07/2015 – 70kb, PDF)

    10 days after Greece's referendum returned a "no" vote, the Greek parliament prepared the ground for a third bailout on terms that were arguably tougher than those put to the people.

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  • (13/07/2015 – 75kb, PDF)

    It appears that a compromise deal between Greece and its creditors has been reached. But it will be the nitty-gritty of structural economic reform that will determine whether the country is to receive its third bailout. Over here in the UK it’s time to get into the detail too. Productivity enhancing measures are overdue a place on centre-stage.

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  • (06/07/2015 – 74kb, PDF)

    Bank closures, daily withdrawal limits, a referendum and a resignation. It was an eventful week for Greece and another lies ahead. The country remains the current top economic concern but two venerable institutions were last week warning of other risks that lurk both at home and in the global economy. Like Greece, debt plays a big part.

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  • (29/06/2015 – 144kb, PDF)

    With capital controls, another referendum and banks closed for seven days, the next week will surely be a long time in Greek and European politics. Yet oddly the Eurozone private sector economy is looking in better shape than at any point in the past four years. Firms are trading and hiring staff. Are yards hard won about to be ceded?

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