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UK economy plummeting
UK economy plummeting

The UK economy has suffered its worst contraction for 16 years, bringing the UK closer to recession. Between July and September and economy shrank by 0.5 per cent, following zero per cent growth in the preceding quarter. The official definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth – so without unlikely positive… Read more »

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Mandelson and Darling push for business lending
Mandelson and Darling push for business lending

Alistair Darling and Lord Mandelson met UK bank bosses today to call for lending to businesses to resume. The chancellor and the new business secretary are calling on the banks to ease restrictions lending to small business, which have reported higher loan and overdraft rates. Part of the government’s bailout plan for Royal Bank of… Read more »