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News Tag: fear

October 3, 2010

Leading economist fears for future of euro

by Kay Murchie
Leading economist fears for future of euro
Nobel prize winner, Joseph Stiglitz, has expressed his concern for the euro and the euro zone’s fragile recovery. Sixty-seven-year-old Stiglitz, the former chief economist of the World Bank, warned that the future of the single currency is bleak, while the region’s recovery is threatened by a series of austerity measures, which have been introduced by many European Governments. Stiglitz, who is ...

December 19, 2009

Christmas cheer lost on Direct Line

by David Masters
Christmas cheer lost on Direct Line
Direct Line wants to put a dampener on Christmas by telling people not to leave gifts under the Christmas tree. Peace, good will, and festive fun with the family are anathemas to the insurer, which would prefer we spent our Christmas worried about thieves. According to Direct Line, the age-old tradition of leaving presents under the tree is an open invite to burglars. The ...

July 20, 2009

Fewer sick days as workers for fear for jobs

by Kay Murchie
Unemployment in the UK has now reached 2.38 million - the highest since 1995, while the unemployment rate is up to 7.6% - the highest in over a decade. These statistics have led workers in the UK to take less sick leave for fear of losing their jobs amid the recession. In its latest Absence Management Survey of 600 companies, ...

June 18, 2009

Housing market confidence outweighed by unemployment fears

by Gill Montia
The latest Property Tracker Index from the Building Societies Association demonstrates that Britons have become cautiously optimistic about the UK property market. In a survey of 2,242 adults conducted between 4th and 8th June 2009, the average prediction for house price changes in the coming year was for a rise of 1.4%. The result compares refreshingly with an average fall of 6.1% ...

March 17, 2009

New home owners suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia

by David Masters
New home owners have delayed moving into their new property this week because they're superstitious about Friday 13th. Research by The Nottingham found that a spook 13% fewer new buyers are moving in this Friday compared to a normal day. Statistics since 2001 show that Friday 13th is the least popular day of the year for moving house. The Nottingham attributed their findings to paraskavedekatriaphobia - the fear of bad things happening on ...

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