- The Republican party’s sums on revenue and debt simply do not add up
- Central bank leaves rates unchanged and will continue bond purchase programme
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If the Conservative party is to achieve the thumping parliamentary majority that the polls suggest, there is one place where it will have to win big on June 8th—west London.Here are some of the most marginal Labour-held seats in the country. Given the huge lead that prime minister Theresa May has established for herself in the national polls over Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, they should be easy targets. For instance, Labour won Brentford and Isleworth off the Tor
- US president tries to defuse criticism he has failed to achieve major legislative breakthroughs in his first 100 days with a new tax plan
- Proposals announced by the White House are worse than from the campaign trail
- Central bank keeps monetary policy on hold despite improving outlook
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WALK past the north-east corner of Hyde Park, a short stroll from The Economist’s offices in west London, and you might see someone standing on a soapbox, pink in the face, making an impassioned speech to the world at large. Speakers’ Corner has long been a place for political protest and debate. In the 19th century the Chartists assembled in Hyde Park to demand political reform. Last month a march against Brexit began nearby. And today, we launch our British el
- Print sectionPrint Rubric: Death is inevitable. A bad death is not Print Headline: How to have a better death Print Fly Title: End-of-life careUK Only Article: standard article Issue: How to have a better death Fly Title: End-of-life care Main image: 20170429_LDD001_0.jpgIN 1662 a London haberdasher with an eye for numbers published the first quantitative account of death. John Graunt tallied causes such as “the King’s Ev
- President Trump seeks to renegotiate the trade deal with Canada and Mexico, rather than abandon it.
- US will instead start talks to bring trade deal with Mexico and Canada ‘up to date’
- What to watch for in Thursday’s governing council meeting
- Move follows similar steel investigation as Trump administration cracks down on trade deals
- Administration debating next steps despite preparations to renegotiate trade deal
- UK small screen drama could be almost as attractive as the weaker pound when it comes to attracting tourists, a study suggests.
- You know it for its phones and TVs, but what else does Samsung do in South Korea?
- Analysts say the plan will add trillions to the deficit but the US government says growth will fund it.
- Treasury secretary claims GOP support — but package deviates from Congressional plan
- Raising of late liquidity lending rate seen as ‘hawkish surprise’ by some analysts
- Jes Staley says that retaining access to talented workers after Brexit is "tremendously important".
- Former Hillary Clinton advisor Anne-Marie Slaughter clarifies why she thinks a year of maternity leave is too long for working mothers.
- It's time we established co-ops as a vital tool that all democratic political parties and movements should feel comfortable embracing. If we don't, the risk is that the UK co-op sector will continue to lag behind those in other developed countries and our ambitions for a more inclusive economy will be frustrated anew. Read more: Co-Operatives, General Election 2017, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Theresa May, Inclusive Economy, Inequality, UK Economy,UK Politics News
- Barclays chief executive Jes Staley says access to talent after Brexit is "tremendously important" to the City of London.
- A disunited Kingdom, lying alone and forgotten on the edge of the Atlantic, may come to find that the special relationship with our American cousins is not so special after all. Read more: Brexit, EU Referendum, UK Economy,UK Politics News
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- Argentine president set to meet Donald Trump to shore up bilateral relationship
- Profits booked by the UK bank's Spanish parent tumble 8% after the pound's fall in value.
- On the euro and barbarous relics
- Fang stocks — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — led the charge
- As domestic demand slows, more of the metal is expected to flow on to world markets
- The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at accident investigators' latest weapon in the battle to find out why ships and planes crash.
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THERESA MAY, Britain’s prime minister, caught even keen political observers by surprise on April 17th when she announced she would call a snap election. The country’s previous general election was held less than two years ago, and its vote to leave the European Union is just ten months old. However, Mrs May has never led her party in an electoral campaign; she became prime minister after her predecessor, David Cameron, stepped down. She justified her decision by
- As eurozone recovery strengthens, Frankfurt may respond to decline in political risk
- Promise to trim corporate rate to 15% would cost $2.2tn in lost revenue over 10 years
- The question is whether politics will give the necessary support to long-term recovery
- Staying in the EU's customs union should be "on the table" in Brexit negotiations, Labour says.
- The boss of British Gas owner Centrica hits back as the Tories propose a cap on energy bills.
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MONDAY April 24th was a day when, in the latest jargon, the markets went “risk on”. Equities rose, the spread between the yields of French and German bonds narrowed and the euro rebounded. The reason was the first round of the French presidential election. As the results emerged on Sunday night, it was clear that a) the nightmare of a second round between Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon had been avoided and b) Ms Le Pen’s vote was no better tha
- Britain’s Home Office issues guidance to avert flood of applications after Article 50
- Government borrowing falls to the lowest level since 2008, but it is set to rise again this year.
- What we can learn from studying who voted for whom
- A first glimpse of the flying car backed by Google co-founder
- More than half of small firms employing EU workers worry that Brexit will hurt recruitment, report claims.
- Ms Le Pen then attacks Macron, suggesting he was a ‘hysterical, radical Europeanist’
- Nasdaq share index hits record as US markets join European rally after the first round of the French election.
- Female economic empowerment brings dividends for families, businesses and nations
- Joy at prospect of Europhile in Elysée tempered by caution at centrist’s inexperience
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LAST month, Samuel L. Jackson drew attention to a little-known schism in the black community. Speaking of the decision to cast Daniel Kaluuya, a British actor, in the American horror-comedy “Get Out”, Mr Jackson said that he wondered “what that movie would have been with an American brother who really feels that [racism]. Daniel grew up in a country where they’ve been interracial dating for a hundred years. What would a brother from America have made
- Japan’s currency has fluctuated amid worries about nearby North Korea
- Ability to implement policy seen as next risk factor for investors
- Investors see centrist’s ability to implement policy as next risk factor
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