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Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 04:50
The government's tax agency has launched a programme to encourage a new generation of sake drinkers.

Drought: Why we need to get used to wonky vegetables

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 01:25
Our produce is likely to be smaller, odd-looking, or even leathery after the hot, dry weather.

Train strikes cause more disruption for passengers

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 00:02
Only 20% of services are running and some places have no trains at all, as workers walk out.

Tory leadership race: Tax cut pledges are unrealistic, says IFS

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 00:02
Slashing taxes would add to pressures on public finances unless spending is also cut, the IFS warns.

Cash use set to survive pandemic slump

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 00:02
Although cards remain a far more popular way to pay, cash is a preferred option for many, a report says.

Property guardians move with the times to save cash

Thu, 18/08/2022 - 00:02
People living in disused buildings can save on rent, while owners are reassured the property is occupied.

Ofgem director Christine Farnish resigns

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 21:04
The director of Ofgem, the UK's energy watchdog, has quit amidst surging energy prices in the UK.

Royal Mail workers vote for further strikes

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 18:00
Members of the Communication Workers Union at the Royal Mail voted to strike over terms and conditions.

Tencent sees first sales fall as China economy slows

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 17:44
The WeChat owner is also feeling the effects of a regulatory clampdown on gaming.

Ladbrokes owner Entain to pay £17m for breaching rules

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 11:07
Entain failed to properly check possible money-laundering or offer support to struggling customers.

Pace of UK house price rises slows, says ONS

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 11:01
Property values rose fastest in Scotland in the year to June, official figures show.

UK inflation hits 10.1% as cost of living soars

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 07:47
Rising living costs are eating into household budgets, with prices accelerating faster than wages.

UK inflation: How much are prices rising for you?

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 07:39
Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.

Economic slowdown: China urges push to boost sluggish economy

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 04:46
Premiere Li Keqiang called for a 'sense of urgency' to reverse a zero-Covid led slump.

Young watch almost seven times less TV than over-65s - Ofcom

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 00:14
The average 16 to 24-year-old watches TV for 53 minutes a day compared with nearly six hours for over-65s.

How to make movies without a huge carbon footprint

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 00:06
The film and TV industry is switching towards greener energy sources but the transition has challenges.

Backing for Adam Neumann's new firm prompts outrage

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 00:03
Adam Neumann's financial backers say he's a "visionary leader" but others have doubts over his latest plans.

Inflation: Why price rises may feel even worse than they are

Wed, 17/08/2022 - 00:03
Your own personal inflation rate could be higher than official figures suggest.

UK to receive shipment of Australian gas next week

Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:49
As Europe looks for alternatives to Russian energy, the UK is set to get an LNG delivery from Australia.

Cost of living: Iceland to offer interest-free loans to customers

Tue, 16/08/2022 - 14:40
Interest free loans of between £25 and £100 will be available to help with rising inflation.

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PhD advisor and co-author of CERF post-doc Xinyu Hou wins Nobel Prize in Economics

11 October 2022

Philip H Dybvig from Washington University is (joint with Bernanke and Diamond) a recipient of this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on banks and financial crises. Prof. Dybvig is the former PhD advisor of Dr Xinyu Hou who is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Cambridge Endowment...