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Stephen Jen says global trade - for his money the best indicator of global economic health - points towards a slowdown
London house prices now only 2% lower than 2007 peak. In Northern Ireland they're more than 50% down (Nationwide)
@tombradby even at the election the difference between their fiscal plans was in the region of a rounding error
Is it me or is the new iOS map app a bit, well, rubbish? Uglier and less useful than Google's. Or am I being unfair?
Online retail sales may have dropped during Olympics but if recent history's any guide they'll jump in run-up to Xmas
Here is employment around the UK by region (for @julijuxtaposed)
The German constitutional court ruling dismissing complaints against ESM has now been released. Here's the first page
Here's how the German government's cost of borrowing shot up in the wake of the constitutional court decision
Here's the full table of economic forecasts from the OECD today
The red cross on volunteers' medic armband so upset the real Red Cross that Locog had to stick green stickers over it
@faisalislam in terms of recovering pre-crisis peak it's longer than the '30s. ONS figs only go back to WWII. NIESR:
BoE's Tucker then passed on note of concern to BBA's Angela Knight (see pic for her response). BoE passing buck to BBA?
Bank of England publishes email from Mervyn King to Geithner saying he passed on concerns abt Libor to Paul Tucker
@faisalislam they came from Barclays (see attached)
FSA letter continues: "Barclays has a tendency continually to seek advantage from complex structures..."
FSA letter to Barclays of Apr 10 warns of "concerns abt... Pattern of behaviour over last few years". See:
I've done a little behind-the-scenes piece for the @SkyNews iPad app at the #G20 summit in Los Cabos
Google searches for "drachma" in recent yrs. Bit unsure of what the y-axis is, but see the chart & you'll get the idea
Chart that disproves Sir Mervyn's claim there was no sign economy growing unsustainably. Look at M4 build-up pre-crisis
This slump has now overtaken the early 1980s as the longest in British economic history. Chart from NIESR
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