1) BUSINESS: Economy, Finance, Banking, Manufacturing, Housing Archive
GERMANY WANT THEIR GOLD BACK BUT NEW YORK RESERVE IS STALLING
From Trevor Rawlings
When the German government, on 15th January 2013, asked to see around 1,536 tons of German gold stored in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York vault, which amounts to...
G20 TO CONSOLIDATE CURRENCIES AS GLOBAL DEBT THREATENS RECOVERY
From James Glover
Despite frantic efforts by individual nations to get to grips with hair- raising levels of debt and prevent a depression, most of the major economies are in serious....
RWANDA USES MICRO-ENTERPRISE LOANS AS A ROUTE OUT OF POVERTY
From Shelley Potts
In Kigali, Rwanda, a little girl runs up to passers-by with samples from her mother’s new thriving market stall business that sells sweet potatoes, fruit, sugar, cooking...
AFRICA LEADS THE WORLD IN MOBILE CASHLESS TRANSACTIONS
From Patrick Keeley
In Kenya, a staggering 68% of adults use mobile money (by far the highest rate in the world, partly because regulation is extremely light), more than 40% also have...
MONSIGNOR SCARANO ARRESTED IN CURRENCY-SMUGGLING SCANDAL AT THE VATICAN
From Carmen De Luca
VATICAN CITY - The plot involved an armed police escort, a wealthy shipping family and a plan to secretly transport $26 million (20 million euros) from a Swiss bank....
STATE CONTROL OVER KEY INDUSTRIES IN FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS IS ONLY WAY TO BUILD NEW TRADE AREA
From Gregor Lamsky
In Georgia, as in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin seeks to implement the doctrine of a "liberal empire" put forward in October 2003 by Anatoli Chubais, the chairman....
STAGFLATION AND DEBT STILL UNDERMINING UK RECOVERY AS HOPES INDICATE GROWTH THIS YEAR AT 4%
From Christopher Flowers
The Chancellor, George Osborne, along with many economists, believe that 2014 will achieve a growth rate of 4%. But the continued squeeze in wages is a reminder of...
NEW LAW MEANS SHOPS AND SERVICES TO GO 24/7 TO COMPETE WITH INTERNET AND CREATE JOBS ACROSS THE UK
From 2014 Prediction 1
A radical shake-up is expected in local and national laws to take the UK High Street into 24/7 mode helping to create millions of new jobs.
HOUSE BUILDING CONSTRAINTS TROUBLE THE RENTED SECTOR AS RECOVERY FALTERS
From Jack Collins
House building constraints trouble the rented sector as recovery falters
OVER-PRICED UK HOUSE VALUES TO FALL SHARPLY AS EU TIGHTENS LENDING RESTRICTIONS
From 2014 Prediction 7
Since 2008, the necessary correction in UK residential and commercial property asset prices has not been allowed to happen.
UK NATIONAL DEBT STILL RISING AS BUDGET DEFICIT STARTS TO TAPER
From Trevor Rawlings
UK National debt, including liabilities, could soon surpass £5 trillion pounds. This factors in all liabilities including State and Public- sector pensions and the cost of bailing out....
PROPERTY PRICE BOOM IMMINENT, WARNS CABLE, EXCEPT IN SOCIAL HOUSING!
From Grant Colby
Vince Cable has called for the Government's flagship help-to-buy property scheme to be reconsidered in comments likely to anger George Osborne. In an interview with....
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