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.... Credit lines from the German government are only a temporary measure. The harder fact is that Etihad, a big shareholder in both Air Berlin and Alitalia, seems to have abandoned its strange strategy of throwing millions of euros at loss-making investments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. It was at Jackson Hole in 2014 that Mario Draghi prepared the ground for the European Central Bank’s massive bond-buying programme to help rescue the economies of the eurozone, embattled from years of sovereign debt crises. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2bn. Brexit has led to a slump in the value of the pound against most major currencies – including a 16% drop against the euro and a more than 13% slide against the dollar – making holiday and business trips to the UK more attractive. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In another reply to Harrison’s tweet, he appeared to suggest that QE was a “policy which is yielding diminishing returns”. Harrison said people are “waking up to the impending ECB slow-motion car crash” and that there were “political constraints on eurozone monetary policy starting to bite once again”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A sliding pound has left euro rail fares looking less of a comparative bargain, but commuter season tickets and peak fares remain more expensive on Britain’s railways than continental Europe’s, according to most studies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Quantitative easing is like heroin, says former Treasury official image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 12:50:12 PM
....In another reply to Harrison’s tweet, he appeared to suggest that QE was a “policy which is yielding diminishing returns”. Harrison said people are “waking up to the impending ECB slow-motion car crash” and that there were “political constraints on eurozone monetary policy starting to bite once again”. ...
Global investors look to Jackson Hole for signs of how QE will end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:03:19 PM
. It was at Jackson Hole in 2014 that Mario Draghi prepared the ground for the European Central Bank’s massive bond-buying programme to help rescue the economies of the eurozone, embattled from years of sovereign debt crises. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
. A sliding pound has left euro rail fares looking less of a comparative bargain, but commuter season tickets and peak fares remain more expensive on Britain’s railways than continental Europe’s, according to most studies. ...
Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:16:40 PM
....2bn. Brexit has led to a slump in the value of the pound against most major currencies – including a 16% drop against the euro and a more than 13% slide against the dollar – making holiday and business trips to the UK more attractive. ...
EasyJet and Ryanair should be wary of launching Air Berlin bid | Nils Pratley image
.... Credit lines from the German government are only a temporary measure. The harder fact is that Etihad, a big shareholder in both Air Berlin and Alitalia, seems to have abandoned its strange strategy of throwing millions of euros at loss-making investments. ...
Holidaymakers urged to buy euros as pound set for PARITY against single currency image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 03:25:00 PM
. Sterling has today tumbled to its lowest levels against the eurozone currency since the Brexit vote, reaching 1. ...
Pound V euro: GBP slumps against EUR as UK inflation holds steady image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 11:43:00 AM
....With the BoE not expected to make any moves in the near future, concerns are likely to grow over the pressures facing household finances, with consumer spending likely to keep sliding as lacklustre wage growth means families face a drop in real wages. Meanwhile, the euro also came under pressure this morning as Germany’s latest GDP estimate came in slightly below target. ...
Brexit pain for holidaymakers as pound expected to fall further against euro image
. British holidaymakers should brace themselves for more Brexit pain when they change their pounds into euros, with a leading investment bank forecasting the currencies are on the way to parity. ...
Investors move to safe havens as US and North Korea trade threats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 04:25:55 PM
....Nervous trading marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the financial crisis on Wednesday, after Donald Trump’s warning that North Korea faced “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it continued to make threats against the US. Gold rose to its highest level in almost two months, while the Swiss franc increased by more than 1% against the US dollar and saw its biggest one-day gain against the euro in more than two and a half years. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
....“This could be because many of these visits were booze cruises – journeys across the English Channel to stock up on alcohol and cigarettes – which are no longer as cost-efficient as they used to be,” the ONS said. “Duty-free sales within the EU ended in 1999, France has been ratcheting up the price of cigarettes since 2000, and in recent years the pound has fallen in value against the euro. ...
Trailfinders blames Brexit vote for wiping out £12m profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 12:39:34 PM
....“This unusual event depressed this year’s profit by some £12m but it is expected to recover in 2017/18”. The weak pound makes it more expensive for Britons to take holidays abroad and also hits companies which have to use the pound to buy services and goods in dollars and euros. ...
Only a big-spending budget can save us from years of low interest rates image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 04:00:16 PM
....In broad terms, he would say, the US zapped almost 100% of bad loans, the UK managed to kill off 80% and the continental Europeans about 60%. It’s one of the main reasons the US recovery has proved to be so much stronger and the eurozone’s so much weaker since 2008. ...
Pound PLUNGE: Holidaymakers get LESS than one euro in fresh getaway misery  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:14:00 PM
. Travellers buying eurozone currency will now get just 90 cents for every pound in some getaway points, as agents rake in excessive margins, research has showed. ...
Britain, let go of your miles and switch to kilometres | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:15:54 PM
.... A big problem if you are travelling from the Republic of Ireland across the land border into Northern Ireland. Fear not, United Kingdom, it’s not the slippery slope, a kilometre will always be a million miles away from a euro. ...
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Eurozone economy grows twice as fast as UK's, figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:07:04 PM
. The eurozone economy has grown twice as fast as the UK in recent months, according to official figures that underscore the divergence between Britain and its neighbouring currency bloc after the Brexit vote. ...
Eurozone grows twice as fast as UK after GDP rises by 0.6% - business live image
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Nicky Morgan requests assessment of City's readiness for hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 11:01:01 PM
....Oliver Wyman’s report, published on Tuesday, said Frankfurt and Dublin were the main destinations for sales and trading activities after Brexit. Its analysis puts between 35,000 and 40,000 wholesale banking jobs at risk if the UK’s exit from the EU also leads to other services moving, such as clearing euro-dominated trading. ...
Can money buy you happiness? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:00:39 AM
.... For example, they were told they would have to pay 20 francs in order for the recipient of their generosity to get 15 francs. There is a part of the brain – the temporo-parietal junction – that neuroscientists say is associated with generosity, as well as one linked with happiness – the ventral striatum. ...
Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunnel’ image
....With its brightly coloured furniture, open doors and do-good William James motto, the Solidarity Club is testimony to the endurance of Greeks under duress. Eight years on, the country’s debt drama, its brutal internal deflation to avert euro exit and austerity-driven downturn, have decimated districts like this. ...
Labour used to be the party that saw the folly of leaving the EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 11:05:04 PM
.... She certainly fought her corner. But Lord Powell, the civil servant who knew her mind as well as anyone, is convinced that, had she been still with us, the heroine of the Eurosceptics (always pronounced “euroseptics” by Heath) would have supported Remain. ...
Saving Britain’s food supply: a manifesto to keep food on the table image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 08:25:51 PM
.... However, there is evidence that increasing suspicion of xenophobia in the UK, encouraged by the toxic rhetoric in support of Brexit, is dissuading migrant workers from coming here. Why come to Britain when you could go to Spain, and be paid in euros, a much stronger currency that is only likely to become increasingly so?. ...
Chancellor appoints Sir David Ramsden to Bank of England deputy role image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:28:15 PM
....The former London School of Economics professor Silvana Tenreyro will be the only woman on the MPC when it votes next week. Known for his role in keeping the UK out of the euro, Sir David is a life-long civil servant who has risen through the ranks of the Treasury to be its most senior economist and head of the government’s economic service, which effectively puts him in charge of economic advisers across Whitehall. ...
Greece's €3bn bond sale doesn't mean its debt crisis is at an end | Nils Pratley image
....6% is impressive in Greece’s position, the bailout funds are still priced at lower rates of interest. Sadly, thinktank Capital Economics’ verdict looks correct: “Unless the eurozone creditors agree to much deeper debt relief than that which is now on the table, it seems fairly likely that Greece will require a fourth bailout when the current one expires next August. ...
The IMF is right to downgrade its forecast for the UK | Larry Elliott and Nils Pratley image
.... A further IMF downgrade to about 1. 5% in the autumn looks probable unless the stronger growth the IMF sees in the eurozone and the bigger emerging markets is sustained and leads to higher demand for UK exports. ...
Greece plans return to bond market as Athens sees end in sight to austerity image
....Speaking after the bond issue was announced, the EU’s economy commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, described the public spending cuts imposed on Greece since it almost went bust as “too tough” but “necessary”, adding there was now “light at the end of austerity”. Reuters reported that Greece had employed six banks – BNP Paribas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and HSBC – to act as joint lead managers for a five-year euro bond “subject to market conditions”. ...
VW calls crisis meeting to discuss EU cartel inquiry, source says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 01:46:00 PM
....“More ugly details could yet emerge, leaving German manufacturers – and the EU auto sector – still firmly in the sin bin for now,” he added. The car industry has been fined billions of euros on both sides of the Atlantic in recent years for cartels related to various parts such as lighting systems, engine coolers and bearings. ...
How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? July verdict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 05:01:27 AM
....25%, but it is also because the dollar has weakened against a range of currencies. Compared with the night of the referendum in June last year, the pound is still down about 13% against the dollar and around 14% down against the euro. ...
IMF cuts 2017 growth forecasts for UK and US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 04:45:27 AM
....5% but said one key risk facing the global economy was that the Brexit talks would end in failure. It contrasted its gloomier outlook for the UK with a rosier forecast for the rest of the EU, with 2017 growth upgrades for the four biggest eurozone countries – Germany, France, Italy and Spain. ...
Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:00:31 AM
....Probably the worst currency deal is at Forexchange in Cardiff airport. Let’s say you want to head off with at least £100 of euros to cover your first few days in Spain. ...
Britons travelling to Europe offered just €0.88 for £1 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 06:31:18 PM
. British holidaymakers heading to Europe for this weekend’s big getaway are being offered what may be the worst ever foreign exchange rates at British airports – in one case, just 88 euro cents for every pound they hand over. ...
The cost of living crisis is down to Brexit. The chickens are coming home to roost | David Blanchflower image
.... It seems that worries about falling prices, or deflation, have gone for now. Most other countries in the world are experiencing low and falling inflation, including the euro area with a rate of 1. ...
Shares in Asia head for 10-year high on back of US profit surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 04:19:56 AM
....The Bank of Japan ended its two-day policy meeting on Thursday by keeping rates on hold but cut its inflation forecasts again. The euro was up about 0. ...
UK growth will slow as consumer spending is squeezed, forecasts PwC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
.... Fiscal policy could also be further relaxed in the 2017 autumn budget to offset the ongoing real squeeze on household spending power. “There are still downside risks relating to Brexit, but there are also upside possibilities if negotiations go smoothly and the recent eurozone economic recovery continues. ...
UK business confidence at lowest point for six years, say forecasters image
....He added: “Business optimism about future prospects has sunk to its lowest for nearly six years, adding to a growing body of data which points to a slowing economy. “The drop in confidence pushed the level of UK optimism below that seen in the eurozone for the first time in seven years, and contrasts with multi-year high levels of optimism in the United States and Japan. ...
Election euphoria won’t last if Labour doesn’t foil Brexit folly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 05:59:13 AM
....Sweden is a fellow member of the European Union and, in common with the UK, enjoys “the best of both worlds”. Like us, at the moment, it possesses all the advantages of EU membership, not least from belonging to a powerful trading bloc: it is also not a member of the eurozone, whose economic policies have been far too deflationary. ...
Dublin is streets ahead of EU rivals as City firms plan for Brexit relocation image
....However, while the public is still nursing debts and negative equity, the IMF bailout seems a very distant memory in Ireland. The economy is on course to be the fastest growing in the eurozone for the fourth year in a row and there is a housing shortage for a growing population. ...
One by one, Brexit’s ‘salvations’ are seen to be illusory | Nick Cohen image
.... The government has cut their numbers and put them through a time-wasting and pointless reorganisation. The result is plain to see: the civil service is no longer a Rolls-Royce but a battered Nissan Micra with a neurotically nervous driver. ...
Fears for UK economy after weaker-than-expected growth reports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:37:06 AM
....A drop in manufacturing output, a slowdown for the construction industry and a widening in Britain’s trade deficit have doused expectations that the Bank of England will raise interest rates over the coming months. The pound dropped sharply against the dollar and euro on Friday after the latest signs that the economic resilience seen after last summer’s Brexit vote has waned. ...
Butter price at all-time high as dairy production curdles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of July 2017 11:28:15 AM
.... British cake producers have said the rising cost of butter will bump up their prices. Inflation has also been pushed up, as the rise in the value of the euro against the pound has made it more profitable to sell dairy produce abroad. ...
UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market image
.... Chuka Umunna, a proponent of permanent single market membership, also welcomed the CBI proposal. But the deep and prolonged transition phase proposed by business is likely to enrage Tory eurosceptics who believe it would amount to a betrayal of referendum aims to “bring back control”. ...
AB Foods lifted by Primark sales boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 08:19:29 AM
....On the currency markets, the pound was flat against the dollar at $1. 2931 and down slightly against the euro at 1. ...
Butter could cost more by Christmas, Arla boss warns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 06:33:10 AM
....Its brands include Anchor and Cravendale, and it has annual revenues of 9. 6bn euros (£8. ...
Theresa May defends public sector pay cap under pressure from Labour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:23:29 PM
.... That does not help nurses or patients,” she said. Comparisons with Greece were repeatedly used by George Osborne in 2010 to justify public spending cuts, as riots erupted on the streets of Athens over the stringent bailout conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund and the eurozone. ...
WARNING: Don’t get burnt for cash on your holiday image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:21:00 AM
....Research from Post Office Money reveals that regional airport kiosks offer some of the worst deals. Families changing £500 in euros would get £55 more buying online and having it delivered than buying it at Liverpool Airport. ...
FTSE 100 lower despite Worldpay share surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 03:55:15 PM
....17% against the dollar at $1. 2918 and was flat against the euro at 1. ...
F1 tech for babies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:04:53 PM
....Formula 1 technology has had an impact in many other sectors, from aeronautics to cycling, public transport to data analytics, but now Williams has come up with a hi-tech carrier for critically ill new-born babies. Every year the Williams Formula 1 team spends more than £100m ($130m; 114m euros) trying to make two cars go round a racing track as fast as possible. ...
Here to serve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:14:24 PM
.... . "When my daughter joined us, she said, 'I'm just staying next door and paying about 80 euros'. ...
Bureaucratic block image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:13:32 PM
....There are easier ways to travel from Turkey to Canada than taking a dinghy to Kos. Abdullah had money: the 4,000 euros (£2,500; $4,460) he paid a people-smuggler could have bought plane tickets for them all - if they had had the right passports. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
....The JetSmarter business model involves a membership scheme. Customers pay an annual fee of $15,000 (£11,547; 13,127 euros), which includes access to some flights free of further charges; for an additional cost they can also arrange flights themselves, and in some cases share the cost of these with other members. ...
Biggest holiday rip-offs REVEALED: Watch-out for THESE money stings image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 1st of July 2017 12:14:00 PM
.... Regional airports offer some of the worst rates, according to the Post Office. For example, families who changed £500 into euros could lose at least £55 by failing to order from travel money specialists and opting for terminal bureaus. ...
Is standing up the new sitting down? | Stefan Stern image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:06:27 AM
....”. Now, of course, the evolutionary neuroscience crowd are also getting in on the argument. ...
Almost half of highly skilled EU workers 'could leave UK within five years' image
....The research chimes with other evidence that the Brexit vote has prompted some workers from other EU countries to leave already or consider going. This is partly because of uncertainty around the UK’s economic outlook and because any money those workers earn in pounds is now worth less in euros for them to send home. ...
Italy's €17bn bank job: self-preservation at a long-term EU price? | Nils Pratley image
.... If taxpayers can be on the hook at two regional banks, they may also be exposed if and when the banks are more important and the sums significantly greater. Second, as the thinktank also points out, the cause of banking and fiscal integration in the eurozone has just suffered a serious jolt. ...
With politics turned on its head, Labour sticks to Brexit ambiguity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 01:05:57 PM
....Moving leftwards on the spectrum, there are those who think Britain should stay in the EU but only if it is reformed. This gets round the problem of simply turning the clock back to the state of affairs that existed before the referendum and also recognises that the shortcomings of the eurozone – the one-size fits all single currency, the austerity imposed on Greece, Ireland and Portugal, the ingrained unemployment and the perpetually slow growth – might have had something to do with last year’s result. ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
.... There ought to be some effort to see how countries, overrun time and again in war, have a different order of priorities for partnership. Economics? Pounds sterling, euros, profits and losses? Naturally. ...
I sent money to a friend using Barclays’ Pingit app, but it never arrived image
. I made an international transfer of £792 in euros to a friend using the Barclays Pingit mobile payment service on 18 May. ...
Exporters are wise to start preparing for a hard Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 04:05:04 PM
.... It is almost the default position of any senior EU-supporting politician. Even dyed-in-the-wool europhiles can recognise that the EU’s reaction to the 2008 crash and its aftermath showed that democracy plays second fiddle to the survival of the union. ...
London could lose out as ECB seeks control of euro clearing after Brexit image
. London is facing renewed pressure over its dominance of the €1tn (£880bn)-a-day euro clearing market after the European Central Bank set out proposals aimed at giving it more oversight of the lucrative business. ...
Queen's speech doesn't help British businesses frozen out of EU space contracts image
.... A new clause introduced into the latest tender documents states that contracts will become void if a supplier is no longer based in an EU member state and that the supplier would be required to meet the financial burden of finding a replacement. As a result, companies with UK headquarters stand to lose out on deals worth hundreds of millions of euros. ...
Markets drop despite French GDP upgrade and strong Eurozone data -- as it happened image
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Greek debt: IMF and EU's quick fix isn't enough | Mohamed El-Erian image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 08:29:31 AM
.... Yet, in some cases, there comes a time when refusal to forgive debt is more damaging. European officials know as well as the IMF does that Greece has long been at this stage, turning the country into a permanent “ward of the state” within a eurozone that does not accommodate this outcome well. ...
UK factory orders jump and eurozone confidence hits 16-year high – as it happened image
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Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....Lewis said last year that retailers faced a “potentially lethal cocktail” as profits slump and costs rise. Rising competition from the discounters Aldi and Lidl has also forced traditional supermarkets to hold down prices at a time of rising costs resulting from the fall in the value of the pound against the euro and the dollar. ...
SFO has clear public interest in pursuing Barclays case | Nils Pratley image
....This is the sensitive field of clearing houses – the institutions that stand behind buyer and seller in a trade. When the trade is an euro-denominated instrument, such as an interest rate swap, the commission wants enhanced supervision or, if that proves unsatisfactory, the power to shift business to the EU. ...
UK caves in to EU demand to agree divorce bill before trade talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:23:20 PM
. British negotiators have capitulated to key European demands for a phased approach to Brexit talks, agreeing to park discussions on free trade until they have thrashed out the cost of the multibillion-euro UK divorce settlement. ...
 Five minute guide to making mobile calls in the UK image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....uk, says this is good news for holidaymakers heading to France, Spain, Italy and other EU hotspots. “With the pound down sharply against the euro this is one extra cost you do not have to worry about while you are away. ...

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