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Economists Claim No One Is Listening To Them

Economists are working hard to figure out how to deal with a world economy lurching from one crisis to another – but no one...

Sleep Deprivation Wake Up Call For Businesses

Businesses are finally waking up to how much tired workers are costing them after a new survey revealed the impact of sleep deprivation on...

First National Bank Mulls Issuing Electronic Money

Sweden is the first country to consider issuing an official electronic currency, says the national bank. The Riksbank wants to start moving the economy over...

Don’t Panic Over Politics Upsetting The Markets

Don’t worry too much about the politics when considering investments because markets generally weather these storms without too much trouble, argues a leading fund...

Time For Investors To Have Their Own Minsky Moment

Minsky finally had his moment following the downturn of 2007 as a new generation of economists turned to his writings once spurned by academics...

Millions Give Up The Day Job For Gig Economy

The traditional job involving turning up at a workplace every day and putting in a shift is changing to a gig economy for millions. Instead...

Investment Gurus Get Predictions Right 47% Of The Time

Economics of fear have gripped the world’s stock markets – but investors are shrugging off their concerns about the bad things that their told...

Big $13 Billion Tax Bite Shakes Apple To The Core

The row over how much tax technology giant Apple should pay to the Irish government has triggered a new argument about sovereignty and a...
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Is The Number Up For The Fed’s Inflation Measure?

Lower for longer is the central bank mantra for interest rates – except for the US Federal Reserve. Major banks such as the European Central...

Central Banks Fall Flat In Stimulating Economic Growth

Bond markets are generally out of bounds for ordinary investors as they are very much the domain of banks, investment funds and other big...

Brexit Predictions Of Recession Are Just Opinions

The City may be on a high but everyone is predicting a Brexit recession for Britain – so what’s happening to the economy? While the...

Afghan Gem Trade Profits Funding Worldwide Terror

Afghanistan’s ancient precious gem mines are a curse for the country as terror groups siphon profits to fund their wars and outrages. The Taliban and...