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Economics News Producer — BBC

Economics News Producer working for a large broadcasting corporation in Central London

Mark Carney warns of complacency in financial markets — Complacency is threatening the stability of financial markets, the Bank of England governor has warned. Mark Carney said that in the search for returns on their money, investors were pushing up the price of assets and taking excessive risks. Speaking at a conference in Wales, he said that the situation increased the risk of a "sharp reversal" in asset prices.

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Puppet Labs raises $40M, plans more hires — IT automation software maker Puppet Labs has raised $40 million from existing investors in what executives hope will be the fast growing company's last fundraising round. Just last year, the company raised $30 million through a strategic investment from VMware. Since 2009, the company has raised $86 million in total venture capital.

Shale gas pioneer plans world’s first offshore wells in Irish Sea — The founder of shale gas firm Cuadrilla is planning a venture to frack in the Irish Sea, the BBC has learned. Dr Chris Cornelius believes there are large volumes of offshore shale gas that could be extracted. If successful, it would be the first such project in the world.

Banks warned about exchange rate dangers in 2009 — Banks knew of unusual currency trading at a key period during the trading day four years before regulators began investigating manipulation of the so-called "London fix". The 'London Fix' is an important rate set by counting currency trades over a one-minute period at 4pm.

Jobless young Italians face life on the black market — Finding a job in Italy is hard enough, but it's only part of the battle. Many, especially the young, can find work only "on the black" - employed in the shadow economy, without a contract or the rights that go with it. But after years stuck in this trap, Stella Sermoneta has had enough.

The older workers who keep going — As his 80th birthday approached, Bob Hooker decided to slow down a little. Instead of eight hours a day of painting and decorating, he asked his son and business partner if he could cut down a little - to just seven hours a day.

Bank of England rate policy 'risks higher inflation' — The Bank of England's expected new policy of forward guidance risks increasing inflation, a leading expert has warned. Forward guidance is expected to see the Bank pledge to keep interest rates low for an extended period of time. New governor Mark Carney is expected to announce policy details in August.
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Dec 18, 2014

North Sea oil industry 'close to collapse' - my story on BBC website…

Dec 15, 2014

Fascinating story about the old tradition of pub carol singing

Dec 01, 2014

Denied permission to film in Santa's Grotto. Something to do with Elf and Safety

Nov 25, 2014

Governor Carney delivers his mischevious wink again

Nov 25, 2014

Carney: No discussions about possible tightening of monetary policy: Next move will be upward despite low inflation

Nov 24, 2014

@jessbrammar that explains it. Canteen forks not configured for homemade food

Nov 24, 2014

Man on train loudly advising client about some kind of offshore tax structure in Cayman Islands. First time for everything

Nov 18, 2014

@hwallop Is Jamie Oliver complaining about kids being served frozen lobster in schools?

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