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Banking

UK bank shares hit by credit fear
Shares in UK financial firms were dumped on Friday amid fears that Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland had suffered from the global credit crunch.

Coffee market jitters
Coffee prices have shot up sharply on markets around the world after Colombia's Coffee Growers' Federation threatened to withhold up to 10% of its coffee exports.

Bursting the Dot.com Bubble

European internet fever cools
Europe was finally catching web fever, with investors in Italy, Netherlands, France and Germany bound to get rich by buying shares in newly-floated web sites.

Has Microsoft burst the internet bubble?
As US stocks go into freefall, investors are once more asking the question - has the internet stock market bubble finally burst?

Other Economics Links

Shops: Prices down, sales up
High Street sales soared in the UK during February, according the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Inflation: The demon is out there...
Inflation is bad. We all know that. Do we? Some people, like a colleague of mine, a prominent broadcaster, remembers what happened in the 1970s and 1980s with nostalgia.

Clyde yard lands destroyer order
MoD order 12 destroyers and 2 aircraft carriers ~ relates to Government Spending.

Growth figures give rate hope
Economic growth figures give hope for cut in interest rates.

Institute for Fiscal Studies
The Institute for Fiscal Studies is a research institute which exists to provide top quality economic analysis independent of government, political party or any other vested interest. IFS exerts substantial influence through publications, the media, close contacts with civil servants and regular meetings with Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet members.

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International Trade

Tough talk on world trade
The battle to protect and increase free trade is at the top of the agenda as trade ministers from 135 nations gather in Seattle.

WTO talks falter
Problems at the WTO talks.

Roddick blasts world trade body
Bodyshop founder attacks World Trade Organisation.

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