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MAY

Rise in jobs for grads fuelling boom in hiring

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BIG GRADUATE recruiters are boosting hiring programmes even further this year, with vacancies up by more than a third, and many firms saying they are yet to fill positions for this year’s intake.Figures from jobs site Adzuna today show vacancies for graduates up 37 per cent from 2012. And though there is still fierce competition, with 30 graduates for each role advertised, the number has declined from 50 last year. London and the south east are still favoured locations for graduate recruit

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21

MAY

Bank of England Rate-Setters Moving Closer to Raising Borrowing Costs

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There's masses of reaction to the surge in UK retail sales last month, and the evidence that some Bank of England policymakers are inching towards raising interest rates.Many experts are pondering what its means for borrowing costs - when will rates be risen above the 0.5% record low?

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14

MAY

Interest Rate To Remain Low For 'Some Time'

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The Bank of England says it is in no rush to raise the base rate of interest, easing home-owners' fears of mortgage costs rising this year.During its latest Inflation Report briefing, the Bank's governor Mark Carney moved to reassure borrowers that bank rate - used by lenders to help determine mortgage costs - would be likely to remain at its record low of 0.5% for "some time".He would not comment on current market expectations for the bank to act in the second quarter of 2015,

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