Some UK budget news:
UK Budget 2015: The Key Points You Need To Know
“An at a glance guide to all the main announcements from Chancellor George Osborne’s pre-election Budget.”
‘Help To Buy’ ISA: Your Questions Answered
One of the more interesting announcements from today’s budget speech.
“As the Chancellor unveils plans to offer a 25% bonus on the cash saved by first-time buyers, Sky News looks at the small print.”
Budget surplus? Get a reality check
“The forecasts released by the OBR today, and the views expressed by Chancellor George Osborne in the Budget are not consistent with our views at all. So although the claims of a return to a budget surplus by 2018-19 for the first time in 18 years will make great headlines – and may sound attractive to potential voters – we believe a dose of reality is required.”
In other news:
The Worldwide Deficit of High-Quality Debt
“Given how low rates are, and the abysmal state of infrastructure in the U.S., now would be a good time for the nation to increase its borrowing — including issuing 50 year bonds to lock in low rates and pay for the big projects the country needs.”
WTI Crude Oil Falls Close to $43 per Barrel
It’s back up to $45 today.
Target set to raise minimum wage to $9 an hour
Following similar moves by Walmart and TJ Maxx.
Slack, the Office Messaging App That May Finally Sink Email
“People in the tech industry have been digging a grave for email for more than a decade, but their predictions have always seemed a little out of touch.“