Daily Archives: October 1, 2009

Ralph Atkins

Spain’s labour market may be pointing to a turning point in the eurozone, writes Ralph Atkins in a Financial Times blog 

Quantitative easing set to expand as fresh capital is required, particularly in emerging markets. London’s competitiveness as a financial centre is threatened and rumours of devaluation in Switzerland and Venezuela 

Chris Giles

Unemployment has surged in the US, but hardly risen in parts of Europe, where the fall in output has been larger. Obviously, this means European productivity has fallen through the floor writes Chris Giles of the Financial Times, but the outlook for jobs in the recovery is bad everywhere. 

Chris Giles

The IMF’s latest economic forecasts are out, writes Chris Giles of the Financial Times, but there are much more interesting bits in its latest World Economic Outlook. If you’ve lost your job, you’re going to struggle, the Fund thinks