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Over 6 years ago With the cost of Christmas 2014 rising 10 per cent above the rate of inflation and up 19 per cent on the halcyon days of 2007, it's probably as well that Santa comes just once a year......
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Over 8 years ago Shortly before stepping down as Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King faced the BBC's most polite form of interrogation - by putting in an appearance on Desert Island Discs......
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Over 8 years ago I have borrowed this month's Lead Taker title from Noel Coward's World War II refrain, which, amongst less charitable recommendations, promotes "the Germans" as "valued friends"......
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Over 8 years ago My trip to South East Asia towards the end of last year provided ample refreshment as I escaped from the British winter and the UK economy... ...

Over 8 years ago The problem with the term "fiscal cliff" is that it suggests an either/or scenario, which meant US politicians had to chose between driving their economy over the edge in a final act of defiance......
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Over 8 years ago It was good to see some outstanding achievers in The New Years Honours List 2013... ...
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Over 8 years ago After the recent round of conferences, I was thinking about the next major event of the year and realised it was about time I started work on my letter to Santa......
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Over 9 years ago "Upglamming" may not be much on your mind in the run up to Christmas, but that's because I have just invented the word......
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