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  1. btl to go tits up in the summer. Ir's to be 4.0% end of year Indices to turn negative in Sept Unemployment/redundancies to be a staple in the news. Debt programmes on news and TV programmes. and Spurs to finish 4th and in the CL (Scaramanga you lot on Glory-Glory.net need to be more positive - in the mighty Jol we trust ) I'm the Shelfside Tottenham
  2. Was in Kingston upon thames today doing some Christmas shopping - mid-afternoon, queued for 5 mins for M&S multi storey (at this time of year that is fabulous!) and the shops were not that busy. Could even amble about without the fear of getting knocked over. Queues in shops were 2 or 3 deep if at all which is good at this time of year really.
  3. Yet........(although I agree its not a trigger in itself ) However I do not like static or regressive phraseology. An economy is by nature dynamic, things change, sometimes quickly when problems (national and international) compound at speed. When you realise whats gone suddenly wrong its too late
  4. Forever? Stop thumbing yer nose at us kindergarten economist
  5. Costs cannot be carried forever. There comes a point when the chickens have to come home to roost for the manufacturer and retailer can no longer sustain absorption and pass the costs on. Secondary effects to inflation is a real problem.
  6. Starting to feel the quickening? i.e. the economic storm clouds gathering pace and the slighthly fearful paddling below water surface whilst trying to appear like everything is fine on top. Energy problems are starting to compact - deja vu? Debt, affordability problems - general hubbub remains. Retail on tenterhooks for Xmas. Reports & anecdotes of redundancy coming onto the business agenda. Currency concerns. Intensification of similar problems in Anglo countries around the world. Constant BoE commentary on the hard topics. I am getting the feeling its all starting to quicken in pace..... mixing metaphors I know
  7. This site has been a real education for me. I have learnt an awful lot about how the economy works and how it interlinks with the housing market from people with much more knowledge than I have. For that I will always be grateful.
  8. I always tend to think that others know more than me especially if they have been trained to know more than me but looking back to past precedent and economist predictions for the 1989-95 period and the majority got it completely wrong.
  9. Watch yourself sunshine my wife is a head office HR Manager for a high street retailer! Part lawyer, part economist, part social worker, part diplomat, its a hellish job which is never ending grief. I cant wait till she goes on maternity leave so she can pack it in and never go back.
  10. I always thought 'Personnel' was the American term for HR? With a name like Twopey are you not an HR professional anyway!!! Correct me if I am wrong but was'nt the article talking in relation the redundancies in the general employment sense that the HR people will have to process? I was just reporting a change in sentiment however not making a grand point.
  11. Ephraim, This is what The Motley Fool forum have contributed. Thought you might be interested in what they said... http://boards.fool.co.uk/Message.asp?mid=9...t=whole#9675488 I hope it helps. PDG
  12. http://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/pm/artic...es&type=section The trend is turning. Highest reported figure for companies planning on reducing headcount. For those keen on short-sightedness you can still say more companies are planning on taking people on but I repeat the trend is reversing. And this is People Management, the voice of authority in HR trade magazine market.
  13. We are you're children, so dont be too harsh on yourself for doing such a bad job
  14. apologies if posted elsewhere... http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/investing-and...19&in_page_id=3 "THE scale of Britain's economic slowdown became clear last night as a report showed UK growth is now being outpaced by almost every other major country. The UK has fallen behind France and Germany and is only barely faster than Italy's struggling economy."
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