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Financial well-being in the UK improved in 2014

Optimism in UK households has increased in the 2014

 The financial well-being of UK households has improved in 2014, however, it also revealed that the overall situation has not significantly improved compared to five years ago, according to a report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The report showed that Read Household Disposable Income (RHDI) had increased by ...

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Tim Harford: Forecasting the Future in Hindsight

Tim Harford flicking through the latest issue of Perspectives after his talk

BY BEATRICE FALERI 17/03/2015 Why economists failed to anticipate the 2008 global financial collapse  has been an unanswered question  since 2008. The answer that economist Tim Harford, FT journalist, BBC presenter and author of the bestseller The Undercover Economist gave to the crowd was: ‘They simply could not see it”. The ...

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