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Australia’s economy recovers in quarter two

Australia’s economy recovers in quarter two

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Australia’s jobless rate at eight-month high

Australia’s jobless rate at eight-month high

Figures today revealed Australia’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.1% in July – the highest rate since November 2010. The latest figures suggest the economy is struggling after being hit by flood and cyclone disasters earlier this year. Australia, dubbed the “wonder from Down Under”, is one of the few developed economies not to have fallen [...]

August 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Australia cuts growth forecast

Australia cuts growth forecast

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has slashed its growth forecast after flood and cyclone disaster damaged the economy. The economy, dubbed the “wonder from down under” has recently experienced a slowdown after the disasters led to a fall in coal and agricultural exports and resulted in the economy contracting in the first quarter – [...]

August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Australia’s inflation soars to 3.6% in June

Australia’s inflation soars to 3.6% in June

July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Australia’s jobless rate holds steady at 4.9%

Australia’s jobless rate holds steady at 4.9%

Figures today revealed Australia’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.9% in May. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the economy created just 7,800 jobs last month – far worse than the 25,000 analysts had forecast. However, the number was offset by a rise of 29,800 in part-time employment, which helped maintain the jobless rate. [...]

June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Australia’s economy contracts in Q1

Australia’s economy contracts in Q1

The Australian economy, dubbed the “wonder from down under”, contracted in the first quarter after flood and cyclone disasters led to a fall in coal and agricultural exports. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the economy contracted by 1.2% in the January to March period – the largest quarterly contraction since 1991 – the [...]

June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Average home needs £45,000 contents cover

Average home needs £45,000 contents cover

Newlyweds should check their home contents insurance policy to make sure it covers the value of their wedding gifts, Direct Line said this week. The average wedding gift is worth £79, meaning that a couple with just 50 wedding guests will need nearly £4,000 of extra cover on their home insurance. A wedding ceremony with [...]

May 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
DEFRA pledges support for household flood defences

DEFRA pledges support for household flood defences

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has outlined plans to contribute at least £5 million to support households in England that are at particularly high risk of flooding. The scheme is aimed at properties which are not protected by traditional community level defences and will be in addition to help already provided [...]

July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments More