CHINA HAS SET its growth target for this year at ‘around 6.5%’, prime minister Li Keqiang told the annual session of parliament. That is down from 2016’s goal of 6.5%-7% and the outcome of 6.7%. 430 more words
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The Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election: A perfect opportunity for politicians to explain their vision for growth in post-Brexit Britain.
An intriguing by-election…
I grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and the city has returned Labour MPs in all of its seats without exception throughout my lifetime. The fact that there is even speculation about the result of the upcoming by-election, caused by Tristram Hunt’s decision to resign as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, is another sign of the changed times we live in. 853 more words
In many ways, 2016 was a fairly typical year in post-crisis Britain. The economy continued to stumble along, but the government continued to pretend otherwise, declaring austerity to have prefaced a new age of prosperity, making Britain the envy of the developed world. 226 more words
THE WORLD BANK has left its growth forecasts for China to 2019 unchanged from its projections published last June. In the latest edition of its… 416 more words