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Pound Jumps After UK Emerges From Recession; Gilts Drop
U.K. government bonds fell as the strongest growth in five years prompted economists at Barclays Plc and Investec Securities to abandon forecasts for the Bank of England to expand its bond-buying program next month.
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Apple iPad Mini price in UK
Meanwhile TechRadar is quoting multiple sources claiming the iPad Mini will cost around $250 to $300, but also converting this directly to pounds Sterling at around the �150 to �200. Again, we'd be cautious about this. A counter argument is given by UK ...
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How much money do you need? Britons 'require �1700 a month to survive and ...
Some may dream of country mansions and huge yachts, but for the average Briton the cost of luxury is somewhat cheaper. Most believe they could afford a life of luxury on �4,413 a month after tax and national insurance are deducted, a study found ...
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UK Public Sector Net Borrowing Beats Expectations
The UK budget deficit dropped to 12.8 billion Pounds (excluding interventions) following the 13.5 billion Pound deficit from September 2011. The Public Sector Net Borrowing number, which is released by the UK Office for National Statistics, was better ...
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Pound Strengthens Against Dollar After UK Retail Sales Data
Ten-year government bonds fell as the Debt Management Office sold 1.5 billion pounds ($2.4 billion) of three-year gilts. Sterling dropped 0.5 percent in the past two days versus the U.S. currency amid speculation the Bank of England would boost ...
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Ten Nations That Control the World's Gold
Does the old term �pound sterling� mean that the British banks really care more about silver? Another standout exception is Brazil, which has tiny gold reserves compared to its GDP.
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Four reasons Scotland might decline independence
Salmond's plan is for Scotland to retain the British pound, creating a sort of mini-euro, two-country "sterling zone." But that would keep the Scots passing around British cash and dependent on English financial institutions, both of which would ...
Och aye the No  The Economist
After three centuries of complaining, Scots get to decide their future  National Post
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Alex Salmond's Scottish independence now means rule from Brussels and ...
There is considerable excitement north of the border, as David Cameron and Alex Salmond get ready to sign the agreement which will mean a referendum in 2014 on the future of the UK. A friend in Edinburgh tells me that he is so stirred by these ...
Scottish independence vote deal finalised  Financial Times
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Pound Rises Against Dollar as Report Shows Insolvencies Declined
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- The pound rose for the first time in three days against the dollar after an industry report showed the number of U.K. business insolvencies slid in September, boosting optimism the economic recovery is strengthening. Government ...
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Fixing our moribund, zombie banks is the key to UK recovery
This column has been warning about Britain's impending budgetary ruin, and the danger of gilt market meltdown, for many years, not least during the middle and late 2000s when David Cameron's Tories were spouting opportunistic nonsense from the ...
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