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Tag: Economic policy

A year of growth, strong markets and trade deals, they claim. And if it all goes wrong? | Business

The year that is just coming to an end was the nearly year. There was nearly a global recession. There was nearly a full-blown trade war between the US and China. And Britain nearly left the European Union. In the event, none of things happened and 2019 will go down in history as one of …

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UK edges towards recession as service sector sinks | Business

Britain has edged closer to its first recession since the financial crisis after the country’s dominant service sector unexpectedly plunged into contraction last month, in a sign of the mounting stress facing the economy as Brexit looms. According to IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (Cips), activity in the sector fell …

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CBI is wrong to see cost as big issue in Labour’s nationalisation plans | Nils Pratley | Business

The Confederation of British Industry is barking up the wrong tree when it howls about the “eye-watering” cost of Labour’s nationalisation plans, which it puts at almost £200bn. Of all the arguments against nationalisation – and there are many strong ones – the claimed upfront cost is the weakest. The CBI skips over the fact …

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