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  1. Mmmmm.... When I've read what he actually said, he's referring to quarterly growth rates. Given there are 91.5 days each quarter this year, 1 day lost arguably equals 1.1% lower productivity for Q2 compared to Q1 - and 1.1% higher productivity for Q3 compared to Q2 -hence the "zig-zag". On the other hand, lost productivity from the public holiday will be offset by additional hours worked in lieu, and additional spending to celebrate (or avoid) the Jubilee, so MK's statement is still a load of b o l l o x Dumbed down? - not me, hopefully
  2. There was an additional bank holiday in 2011 for the Royal Wedding, so HTF does the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday make a difference when comparing 2012 GDP to 2011 GDP? Is it just me being dense here? If not, why isn't someone challenging him on this point? :angry:
  3. That will be a very serious issue
  4. Could be worse than ex-council - the previous owner might have been buried alive http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-16218344 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-30844378.html
  5. The more "serious" outdoor types tend to go to either Cotswold, Ellis Brigham etc, or shop online (much of the more specialist / technical equipment is only available through the internet). Black's market is more the casual / occasional outdoor enthusiast. I suspect they've lost a lot of their business to Go Outdoors, who cater for both markets, with better choice and prices than Blacks.
  6. It's Blacks Friday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15885776
  7. Here's some advice.... Don't tell your office colleagues that you own physical gold
  8. Ah, but are 2010's years the same value as 1930's years??
  9. If when when not when if not is not when not if. Work that one out suckers
  10. There's more to life than work at any time of life, if you have money, innit
  11. IAS29

    Is It Worth It?

    The exact words that went through my mind when I saw the thread title.
  12. Press Release Release Date: August 9, 2011 http://www.federalre...y/20110809a.htm For immediate release Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic growth so far this year has been considerably slower than the Committee had expected. Indicators suggest a deterioration in overall labor market conditions in recent months, and the unemployment rate has moved up. Household spending has flattened out, investment in nonresidential structures is still weak, and the housing sector remains depressed. However, business investment in equipment a
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