Brent drops below $100 for the first time since July
ZEW monthly poll of econ sentiment falls to 36.3 points from 48.5 in March, undershooting the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll for 42.0
Gold and oil are steady today after yesterday’s plunge
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.