CHINA - Chinese growth raced ahead 9.7% in the first quarter of 2011, while inflation hit its highest level since 2008.
China's National Bureau of Statistics says China's economy continued its boom in March, with the economy growing a faster-than-expected 9.7% between January and March year on year..
Consumer prices rose by 5.4% in March compared with a year earlier. This was up from 4.9% the month before.
The government has been taking steps to try to cool property and food prices by raising rates but it is yet to have an impact.
Yesterday at a summit of BRIC leaders, Chinese president Hu Jintao warned there was a risk to economic from stability from "massive cross-border capital flows".
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Scottish higher-rate taxpayers will benefit from more pensions tax relief than workers on the same salary anywhere else in the UK as income tax bands continue to diverge.
Schemes risk breaking the law and being forced to wind up as The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns some may be master trusts but do not know so.
As a hectic 2018 draws to an end, Jonathan Stapleton wishes readers a quieter 2019.