Tag: Economy

UK economy makes unexpected surge

Despite fears that the global economy is about to hit the buffers, the UK economy has steamed ahead of predictions over the last economic quarter. The economy grew by 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, higher than the previous estimate of 0.5 percent.

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Chinese economic growth slumps to lowest level in 25 years

The word ‘recession’ is once again on the lips of some of the world’s leading economists and the latest news from China will only act to add fuel to fire. It has been announced that China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2015, compared with 7.3 percent last year earlier.

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BT ups the ante: Creates 1,000 new British jobs

The British economy, and indeed the world economy, is giving off decidedly mixed signals at the moment. While there is a general feeling of mild panic and stocks waver in the face of Chinese weakness, there are also flashes of good news.

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Employers commit to ‘jobs for all ages’ in pledge letter

A number of business leaders have pledged to  invest in methods to tackle  demographic change. Seventeen employers from various sectors including care, housing and finance, have signed an open letter promising “to help make our ageing society and economy more sustainable”.

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Pay and jobs jump yet still jobless claimant count stays stubborn

The UK economy continues to grow, new figures have shown with a record number of people working and the amount being paid in salary also on the rise. However the outlook is not all rosy, there was a rise in the number of people claiming job seeker allowance, although the overall number of those out of work fell.

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