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Inflation – a vanquished foe?

This week, the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that consumer prices had declined by 0.1% in April from a year earlier for the first time since 1960.
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Entrepreneurship at Fast Track 100

I was delighted to attend the 18th Fast Track 100 conference and awards recently, at the home of Sir Richard Branson. You may remember from previous postings, the Fast Track 100 initiative has since 1997 [...]
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(Un)safety in numbers

The last month has seen many of the consensus trades of the last few quarters start to falter. ‘King dollar’ suddenly looks a little directionless [...]
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Fostering fast-growth start-ups

At Barclays we firmly believe that entrepreneurs are the future of UK plc. Not only do SME enterprises provide two thirds of all private sector jobs and contribute to about half of all GDP, they also play a massive role in innovation.
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Turn the lights off?

Part of the narrative of the various now completed UK election campaigns has been the theme of stagnating living standards in the UK, with various data points suggesting [...]
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Shattering Stereotypes

As we know, entrepreneurship brings huge value to the UK economy, driving growth, jobs, innovation and helping to foster the kind of export mentality the UK needs to succeed on a world trade stage.
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