Economy

Economy

Lessons from a crisis

Alistair Darling was in charge of the nation’s finances when the biggest financial crisis in a generation hit in 2007. This crisis, for him, led to political developments, culminating, in our age, with Brexit, and in the US, with Trump.

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Personal

Peggy and Mihaela

Our evening flight had been delayed, and they’d finally given up for the night. We’d be on the first flight to Heathrow the next morning. An air traffic control failure in Brussels caused the original problem. Appropriately timed: it was June 24th, the night following the Brexit vote.

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Advertising

Advertising's economic impact

Following a winter of what seemed like unbroken rain, there's been a hint of spring in the air these past couple of weeks here in the UK. And the nicer weather's been matched by increased optimism among both British economic and advertising forecasters.

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Advertising

Can ads do good?

Some may deride this idea as corporate greenwashing, but the idea of brands 'doing good' as well as making a profit is becoming an increasingly hot topic.

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Economy

Feeling the Pinch: An update on the UK consumer

In these times of economic volatility, rising unemployment and fears of a double-dip recession, gauging consumer attitudes towards financial matters has become ever more important to both governments and businesses.

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