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Mar 31, 2014

A soulful Robert Cray tunes in to the sounds of his youth

LONDON (Reuters) – Veteran blues guitarist and singer Robert Cray has set off on a new U.S. and European tour with an album harking back to the early days of soul music, the kind that filled his ears as a youngster.

“In My Soul” – a title that sums up what is to come – is imbued with mellifluous rhythm and blues redolent of the kind of tunes that came from the Chess and Stax record labels in the 1950s, ’60s and early ’70s.

Mar 2, 2014

Spot checks on the global economy and a dilemma for the ECB

LONDON (Reuters) – Take your pick of the most important economic event of the coming week – forward-looking global activity data, interest rate decisions in Europe or a spot-check on U.S. jobs after a month of particularly bad weather.

Given that the payrolls data – usually the premier data event at the start of any month – is likely to be skewed by blizzards, best start with the global picture.

Feb 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
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UK recovery? What UK recovery?

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A second look at fourth-quarter economic growth figures for Britain confirmed that recovery is under way. The quarter-on-quarter rate was  0.7 percent, unchanged from a preliminary estimate. Year-on-year was knocked down slightly.

But no matter the improvement over the past few quarters, Britain’s recent renaissance is pretty slow and still a long way off actual recovery. Consider the graphs below. The top one illustrates how large the dip has been since 2008 versus recession from  1955. The second illustrates how the current 28 and counting quarters of economic slide and crawl back  compare with, say, 12 after 1973 or 11 after 1990.

Feb 26, 2014

Meet Nigeria’s Captain Rugged – a superhero who can dance

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – A new superhero is fighting for
freedom, justice and the Nigerian way in the mean streets of
Lagos. And – oh, yes – he can dance too.

Meet Captain Rugged, the creation of Nigerian musician
Keziah Jones. He is the inspiration for Jones’s latest “blufunk”
album release and, unusually, the subject of a graphic novel
published along with it.

Feb 9, 2014

Here comes the euro zone growth data

LONDON (Reuters) – The euro zone and its constituent parts will report fourth quarter economic growth numbers at the end of the week, offering policy makers at the European Central Bank a needed snapshot of the bloc’s underlying strength.

Recent evidence has been mixed. There has been general improvement but a growing disparity between Germany and France, the currency union’s largest economies.

Dec 10, 2013
Dec 9, 2013
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      "Chief Desk Editor, Economics & Markets, based in London. Previously European Investment Correspondent, Bureau Chief for Greece and Cyprus in Athens and Senior Correspondent for the European Union in Brussels. Began career covering U.S. politics in Washington D.C."
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