UK inflation held in check by energy prices – CPI 2.8 percent
LONDON (Reuters) – More than three decades after Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s prime minister, her economic legacy – reviled and revered – still ripples across the world.
Whether it is euro zone finance ministers demanding debt-laden countries privatize state-run companies, U.S. politicians seeking spending cuts and curbs on unions, or Britain itself putting its Royal Mail on the auction bloc, the tenets of Thatcherism, for better or worse, are alive.
LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – If you want a silly little love
song, don’t bother with Richard Thompson – the singer-songwriter
does angst not amour.
Instead of beating hearts, flowers and sunny days, you get
bitter break-ups, painful goodbyes, spite and the long walk
WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, England, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Wilko Johnson,
cult guitarist from 1970s beat band Dr Feelgood and herald of
English punk rock, is on a high – even though he is dying of
The musician, songwriter and sometime actor has watched with
amazement as a planned tour of farewell concerts sold out and
interest has surged in almost anything he has touched, including
the 2009 award-winning documentary “Oil City Confidential.”
LONDON (Reuters) – In the 1970s, before he could make a living playing music, Scottish folk singer Dougie MacLean found himself with a temporary job driving an American family around Europe in a mini-bus.
It was a serendipitous moment for a performer who is poised to receive a lifetime achievement accolade at the BBC Folk Awards: The family was that of Doc and Merle Watson, two of America’s most celebrated bluegrass, country and gospel singers.
LONDON (Reuters) – The economies of the United States, China and much of the developing world have decoupled from Europe, leaving it to wallow in various stages of recession and fiscal disarray.
That is one reason why the key economic event of the coming week will be a European Central Bank meeting almost totally focused on how far policymakers will go to boost growth.
LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – The economies of the United
States, China and much of the developing world have decoupled
from Europe, leaving it to wallow in various stages of recession
and fiscal disarray.
That is one reason why the key economic event of the coming
week will be a European Central Bank meeting almost totally
focused on how far policymakers will go to boost growth.
LONDON (Reuters) – Rock and blues fans who missed out on hearing Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in their heyday could have done worse than listen to a 21st century incarnation in London this week.
Thumping chords and wailing guitar runs enraptured an audience at the Leicester Square Theatre in much the same way that those late “rock gods” used to.
Angela Merkel’s visit to Greece today was anything but low key. Greek police fired teargas and stun grenades at protesters in central Athens when they tried to break through a barrier and reach the German chancellor. There are lots of differences between the two countries. Here’s a look at some of the main ones: