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MPC holds rates at 4.75 per cent

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has held interest rates at 4.75 per cent.
TUC Chief Economist Ian Brinkley says: “The Bank was right to stick at 4.75 per cent. There are no inflationary pressures threatening the UK’s economic stability. But industry is still not having a good time. In the past twelve months, 112,000 jobs have been lost in manufacturing. If 2005 is to be a better year for the sector, the next interest rate shift must be downwards.”


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I find the spoof story about Joseph unfortunate and mildly offensive (Money Marketing, December 16). If this kind of jest had been made about any other religion, you would be faced with an extremely vociferous reaction but for some reason it is acceptable for you to knock and mock a sacred Christian figure. What is […]


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