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Darling calls for pay restraint PDF | Print | E-mail
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Saturday, 21 June 2008 10:29
Darling calls for pay restraintChancellor Alistair Darling says pay rises for people "from the boardroom to the shopfloor" need to be "consistent" with the 2% inflation target.

He told BBC One's Andrew Marr show the need to keep inflation under control "applies to each and every one of us".

He said above-inflation pay increases would be "extremely damaging".

Mr Darling said the UK economy was "far better equipped" than in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s...
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 14:26
 
Europe split over oil price plan PDF | Print | E-mail
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Saturday, 21 June 2008 10:29
Europe split over oil price plan European Union leaders have agreed to a 3-month study to find ways of cushioning the impact of soaring energy prices on the region's citizens...
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 09:52
 
Women's low pay 'behind poverty' PDF | Print | E-mail
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Saturday, 21 June 2008 10:29
Women's low pay 'behind poverty' Tackling the low pay of women is the key to ending child poverty in the UK, according to the TUC. A third of women in work earn less than £100 a week...
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 09:51
 
Nigeria 'shock' after oil attack PDF | Print | E-mail
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Saturday, 21 June 2008 10:29
Nigeria 'shock' after oil attack Oil production at an oil installation off the Nigerian coast remains halted because staff are suffering from shock after a militant attack, officials say...
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 14:26
 
Vietnam to increase rice exports PDF | Print | E-mail
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Saturday, 21 June 2008 10:29
Vietnam to increase rice exports Vietnam is to raise rice exports as it tries to maximise the benefits of rising global prices while, at the same time, guarantee domestic supplies...
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2008 14:26