Germany’s powerhouse hit by Covid fourth wave as UK economy booms

Germany's powerhouse hit by Covid fourth wave as UK economy booms

Germany’s powerhouse hit by Covid fourth wave as UK goes from strength to strength: EU’s largest economy slips to just just 1.7% growth By Lucy White For The Daily Mail Published: 16:53 EST, 25 November 2021 | Updated: 17:00 EST, 25 November 2021 Germany’s recovery was beginning to stutter even before a fourth wave of … Read more

Measuring the universe’s most important sector

Measuring the universe’s most important sector

Nov 27th 2021 TEN YEARS ago Chinese property was described as “the most important sector in the universe” by Jonathan Anderson, now of Emerging Advisors Group, a consultancy. Property was a big source of China’s growth, household spending and appetite for commodities, like iron ore. Today the sector has become a source of universal concern, … Read more

Sunak’s Kickstart scheme not delivering value for money, NAO finds | Rishi Sunak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s flagship £2bn pandemic jobs scheme to get young people into work may not be delivering value for money, the spending watchdog has said. A report by the National Audit Office (NAO), and a separate one by a group of peers, has highlighted concerns that youth unemployment policies are either insufficient or flawed. … Read more

Asia is the global inflation exception

Asia is the global inflation exception

The world is experiencing a dramatic bout of inflation. Except for the places where it is not. Sharp price rises in the US and UK — where the headline consumer price index is up by 6 per cent and 4 per cent, respectively — have raised fears of a disastrous mistake by central banks and … Read more

Business | The Economist

Business | The Economist

Nov 27th 2021 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the <audio> element. Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android. Joe Biden nominated Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Left-wing Democrats had sought to boot Mr Powell out of the job; Elizabeth Warren, a fiery … Read more