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Business 13 Aug 2015 | 9:30 AM

Breakfast briefing: Thursday, August 13

Breakfast briefing: Thursday, August 13

Forex 18 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Global Foreign Exchange Market

IT was not until the later part of the week when the US dollar suffered a major selldown as the US dollar index plunged 1.8% to trade below 97.0.

Economy 03 Oct 2014 | 10:26 AM

French economy to grow just 0.4% in 2014

PARIS: The French economy is headed for growth of only 0.4% this year, according to official data published late on Thursday, in line with estimates given in a grim budget statement by the finance minister a day earlier.

Business 20 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM

Osborne delivers Britain's annual budget - highlights

LONDON: British finance minister George Osborne presented his annual budget statement to parliament on Wednesday. Following are highlights from his speech:

Business 22 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Cyclical factors will boost 2013 data, says minister

SINGAPORE: The Singapore government is expected to record an overall surplus of S$3.9bil for financial year 2013, higher than the surplus of S$2.4bil budgeted a year ago.

Business 31 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

UK house prices rise fastest

LONDON: British house prices have risen at their fastest annual rate since November 2011 this month, buoyed by a Bank of England initiative to reduce the cost of credit, data from mortgage lender Nationwide showed.

Business 09 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

UK surveyors report three-year peak in home sales

LONDON: Britain's housing market appears to be picking up due to help from a Bank of England lending scheme, with house sales at their highest level in three years and prices broadly stable, a monthly survey showed on Tuesday.

Business 21 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Britain’s growth halved

LONDON: British finance minister George Osborne turned to the Bank of England to do more to help spur the country’s stagnant economy as he announced a halving of this year’s growth forecast.

Business 19 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Britain to offer childcare tax break to parents

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron will unveil a new tax break on Tuesday to help working parents with their childcare costs from 2015, the government said, seeking to placate families squeezed by austerity, a stagnant economy and weak wage growth.

Business 05 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Osborne tries to sweeten pill for austerity Britain

LONDON: More austerity looks certain when Chancellor George Osborne presents a half-yearly budget statement on Wednesday, even if he tries to juggle some spending around to ease the pain.