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Katie Allen

Katie Allen

    Bank of England: Forex rigging may dwarf Libor
    Bank of England: Forex rigging may dwarf Libor
    Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, was forced to admit on Tuesday that allegations of rigging in foreign exchange (forex) markets...
    Chinese economy threatened by local government debt
    Chinese economy threatened by local government debt
    Fears about China's rising debts have intensified after a long-awaited report showed local governments owe almost R31.6-trillion.
    Groundswell of anger over EU austerity
    Groundswell of anger over EU austerity
    Protesters who picketed the European Central Bank on May 31 are planning a second day of action in European cities as anger grows over austerity...
    Grim outlook for jobs in short term
    Grim outlook for jobs in short term
    The world's advanced economies will suffer a lost decade of jobs growth with more people unemployed for longer and more dropping out of the...
    Terror stalks the markets
    Terror stalks the markets
    The prospect of a eurozone break-up intensified this week as borrowing costs around the region soared and the Dutch prime minister said it should...
    Biofuel targets could leave Africa hungry
    Biofuel targets could leave Africa hungry
    European Union countries must drop their biofuels targets or risk plunging more Africans into hunger and raising carbon emissions, according to...
    Buying Africa for a song
    Buying Africa for a song
    If dodgy emails offering millions in return for your down payment to repatriate a stranded Nigerian astronaut do not tempt you, then maybe this...
    US, UK face double dip
    US, UK face double dip
    The United States Federal Reserve warned this week that a recovery in the world's largest economy was likely to be "more modest in the near term"...
    Bloomsbury confident of life after Potter
    Bloomsbury confident of life after Potter
    Bloomsbury assured the market last week that the magic has not deserted it in the post-Harry Potter era and it is banking on a strong line-up of...
    China to the rescue
    China to the rescue
    It was a potent symbol of a new world order on August 21 when China raised interest rates for the fourth time this year in a desperate attempt to...
    Mickey Mouse in Mandarin
    Mickey Mouse in Mandarin
    A cheeky, speaking vegetable is just weeks away from bounding on to Chinese cinema screens. When The Magic Gourd opens at the end of this...
    BBC on a selling spree to up profits
    BBC on a selling spree to up profits
    BBC Worldwide's annual sales show for buyers from around the world reflects the broadcaster's need to make a profit from exporting its shows to...