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It is a significant concerned to see the figures showing mortgage advances dropping by 6% through December today. A flat property market is definately not good for the economy. Lets hope that mortgage lenders show more flexibility over the coming months.


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Post Date: January 21st, 2011
It is always worrying to see unemployment on the increase, but particularly worrying is the number of young people contributing to that figure. Todays youth represent the skills and ideas of the future, and the current volume left jobless could spell major loss for the future of British business.


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Post Date: January 20th, 2011
Following the announcement of unemployment figures increasing by 49,000 up to November, it is plain to see that the cuts made by the Coalition Government are yet to yield tangible benefit on the total number that remain jobless. It is clear that in order to successfully overcome the challenges ahead, they have a significant task to rebalance the economy and properly support private sector growth, and ultimatey earn the publics faith.


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Post Date: January 19th, 2011
I notice that property asking prices in the uk have actually risen. This can only be due to two reasons, a shortage of stock on the market, or perhaps a result of vendors refusal to reduce their asking price of their property accordingly. This is one to watch over the coming months as if base rates do increase, owners will be forced to put their properties on the market for a quick sale, as they no longer will be able to afford their monthly mortgage payments.


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Post Date: January 17th, 2011
A good set of figures from Eurostar published today who have obviously benefited with airline troubles caused by both the torrid weather conditions, and ash clouds throughout 2010 . Perhaps this is an early indication of a definite recovery in business travel demand.


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Post Date: January 14th, 2011
Business owners will need to be aware of the 1.3% drop to house prices last month in comparison to November 2010. With many business loans guaranteed against their property values. A further decrease could indirectly lead to overdraft reduction, due to the fall of equity status, or loans needing to be repaid.


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Post Date: January 13th, 2011
What a shame that after four successful seasons that James Caan has stepped down from the panel of Dragons Den. Described by the media as the calmest and most sincere of the Dragons, the shows producers will surely have a task on their hands in replacing him


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Post Date: January 13th, 2011

Reddit display seasonal generosity

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