Daily Archive: January 4, 2018

Jan
04

German retail sales zip past estimates, climb most in a year

Jan
04

Why it is time to change the way we measure the wealth of nations

GDP is the most widely used measure of economic success — but is it misleading?

Jan
04

Investors pour money into funds that protect against inflation

Longest streak of inflows in a year as global growth hopes ignite

Jan
04

Dow and FTSE hit record highs as global stock market surges continue

US jobs report boosts Wall Street, services lift UK shares and Japan’s Nikkei rises to 26-year high as as equity markets rally around the world

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has gone above the 25,000 mark for the first time, on another day of surging share prices on stock markets across the US, Europe and Asia.

In the UK the FTSE 100 closed at a record high on Thursday, tracking gains for equity markets around the world on a day when Japanese shares hit the highest level in 26 years.

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Jan
04

Israel Offers African Migrants a Choice: Ticket Out or Jail

About a third of the 60,000 Africans who crossed into Israel surreptitiously since 2005 have left. Israel now aims to push out the rest.

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