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House prices post strongest annual growth in nearly three years
Osborne warns over 'badly-timed' Tobin tax
Bank of England says no to more QE
ECB holds interest rates on hopes of recovery
Brussels dismisses 'plainly wrong' IMF criticism over Greece
China-EU trade war a risk for UK growth
Hard-line ECB washes hands of jobless crisis, sees no 'Japanese' deflation
If the Labour Party won't spend, what's the point of it?
EUs unaccountability poses a danger to global economy
Roger Bootle looks to sell Capital Economics
Businesses with bright ideas 'more likely to face funding hurdles'
Saudi prince sues Forbes over size of fortune
Sir Mervyn King attacks EU financial transaction tax
Bank raises growth forecast in rare boost for economy
Heroic Spain is damned if it does, and damned if it doesn't
Foreign-born workers account for 50pc of rise in employment
Recovery hopes as Japan economy expands again
Exiting QE could 'undermine the recovery', IMF warns
One and two cent coins could disappear under EU plans
Japan storms back on weak yen but Asia trembles
There may be no halting this tax juggernaut
EU referendum row a 'distraction' from growth
Coalition minister claims he can see 'green shoots' of recovery
BoE's Weale douses Carney stimulus hopes
Majority of EU states oppose Chinese solar panels duties
A majority of EU governments opposed a plan to impose hefty duties on solar panel imports from China, undermining efforts by Brussels to pressure Beijing over its trade practices.

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Surge in consumer spending kept UK out of recession
A surge in consumer spending boosted activity in Britain's vital services sector as hotels, bars and restaurants enjoyed the biggest leap in trade for nearly six years, according the CBI's quarterly services sector survey.

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European markets climb as central banks continue supportive policies
European markets rose on Tuesday, as investors nerves were calmed by Europe and Japans central banks renewing their commitment to continued supportive monetary policy.

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Local banks for local people
The Government has struggled to find free-market measures to encourage growth, and has resorted to a taxpayer-funded Business Bank and a Regional Growth Fund. Germany, however, has recovered from the recession more successfully than the UK, to a significant extent because its system of local banks has revolutionised private enterprise. They are the free-market alternative to regional policy, but the Government has shown little interest, even though leaders of Germanys national association of Sparkassen have offered to come to London to explain how to set up similar banks here.

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Lloyds 'to sell $8.7bn US mortgage bonds to shore up balance sheet'
The US mortgage bonds that triggered the 2008 financial crisis brought international banks to their knees and were widely regarded as toxic.

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Lloyds to sell mortgage bonds as US house prices recover
The US mortgage bonds that triggered the 2008 financial crisis brought international banks to their knees and were widely regarded as toxic. However, they have regained value to such an extent that Lloyds Banking Group has dusted them off to help shore up its balance sheet.

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Investors turn to cyclicals
The joy and optimism of a long weekend spilled over into Tuesdays trading, with investors having a 'risk on day, according to analysts.

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A Tobin tax is unworkable - and Europes politicians know it
There is a school of thought that the architects of Europes Tobin Tax are using the levy as political cover for their dire economic predicament.

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High street feels squeeze as sales fall
Britain's high street was dealt a blow on Wednesday as a poll revealed that retail sales this month sank at their fastest pace in more than a year.

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New BoE chief Carney will devalue sterling, Pimco warns
Mark Carney will try to devalue the pound by as much as 15pc after he takes over as Bank of England Governor in July in a last ditch attempt to cement the UK recovery, Pimco, the worlds largest bond house, has warned.

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Boris Johnson unveils plan for £1bn Chinese business district
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has unveiled a £1bn project to turn the capitals docklands into a Chinese business district, creating 20,000 jobs and strengthening UK ties with one of the worlds largest economies.

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No saviour in sight as world credit cycle rolls over
This may be as good as it gets for the world economy. The HSBC index for the global business cycle hit a three-year high around Easter, and has since rolled over.

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OECD calls for NHS ringfence to be reconsidered
The Government should rethink its decision to protect the health service from spending cuts as much more needs to be done to get the UKs public finances in order, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said.

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France must reform or the euro will die
Yes, there were sighs of relief on Wednesday as the European Commission stepped back from hitting eurozone countries with fines for their failure to meet targets to cut public spending.

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Francois Hollande tells European Commission it can't 'dictate' to France
Francois Hollande has warned the European Commission not to dictate orders on how France should run its economy after the Brussels executive called for urgent eurozone reforms to avert a social emergency.

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Britain puts brake on slide in European car sales
MPs consider inquiry into London listing rules
Markets are on a crazy, sugar-fuelled journey
Help to Buy puts mortgage market at risk, says King
Sir Mervyn King attacks Osborne plan to boost housing market
UK exporters look beyond sluggish EU
BIS and IMF attacks on QE 'deeply misguided'
Germans blame eurozone crisis for Eurovision flop
'Economic case to stay in EU is overwhelming'
Inflation 'may hamper Carney, warns ITEM Club
Japan upgrades growth outlook
Paul Tucker risks row over bank rescue plans
EU arms second front in China trade war with Huawei probe
Attacks on tax avoidance 'could damage Britain'
Japanese growth could be 'sugar high'
Britain is already in trouble without the IMF making it worse
UK exit from EU would be 'loss/loss scenario', warns Goldman Sachs
Demanding clients get small firms investing at last
UK inflation: sharp fall eases household squeeze
Nigel Farage's biggest problem is Ukip doesn't do details
What next for inflation and interest rates?
Europe faces lost decade, says Mark Carney
Stocks are booming, so beware the bust
HMRC 'errors' cost country £5bn, say MPs