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World Bank: Global market at critical juncture

The bank predicts that global GDP will grow by 3.2 per cent in 2014 because of a boost from developed economies.

The World Bank has issued a statement suggesting the global economy is at a “turning point” and it predicts stronger growth will happen this year.

BCC: UK economy set to strengthen in 2014

The BBC says key indicators for the economy are higher than before the financial crisis landed in 2007.

The British Chambers of Commerce's quarterly survey suggests the UK’s economy is set to gather steam this year and could even strengthen in the short-term.

Strong PMI data points to 0.8% UK economic growth in Q4

The UK services sector grew strongly in December

The dominant services sector continued to grow at healthy levels in December, slightly down from November but still at a level that suggests the overall economy will grow strongly in the final quarter of 2013.

Business confidence at 20-year high

Business investment is one factor underpinning a rise in confidence

A new survey of UK businesses by Lloyds Banking Group puts business confidence at a 20-year high, supported by further surveys that suggest firms are planning to invest more in 2014.

Survey shows CFO's have confidence in Carney

Mark Carney's forward guidance policy has been slammed by economists and MPs.

A new survey shows that Britain’s chief finance officers have confidence in Mark Carney and “like what they’ve seen” in his first six months as the governor of the Bank of England.

What will happen to the UK economy in 2014?

What are the prospects for the UK economy in 2014?

We take a look at the prospects for the UK economy in 2014. What will happen to house prices, will interest rates rise, will unemployment continue to fall and how much will the economy grow by?

FTSE set for record high in 2014

Experts predict that the FTSE will break the 7,000 mark in 2014.

On the penultimate day of December trading, the FTSE 100 Index closed at 6731.3 – more than 800 ahead of its level of 5897.8 at the end of 2012.

Banks aware of exchange rate dangers in 2009

The manipulation of the "London Fix" increases the cost of currency trades.

Back in 2009, banks were warned about unusual currency trading at a key period during the trading day.

Government sells 6% stake in Lloyds

The first stage of the sale has already been completed.

The government has kicked off the process of selling taxpayers’ six per cent stake in Lloyds.

Carney outlines positive view for Western economies

Mark Carney: Positive on the UK economy

In a speech in new York, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney outlined how he believes the UK economy is progressing.

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