Financial news we can handle..

This is financial news we all can handle..

“One in six households in the Republic went to the North to shop over the summer, with alcohol representing a significant part of the savings made.
A survey show that by travelling to Northern Ireland consumers can currently save over 30 per cent on leading alcohol brands.”

“A snap survey of oil distributors carried out by the Belfast Telegraph on Friday found the cost of filling a tank of home heating oil has dropped by nearly £60 in just 21 days.”.

It would be good to hear about the ups and downs of the cost of living where you live. Come on Consumer Council – get a move on!

Update at the stock market close from Bloomberg and Yahoo financial . ” Crude oil for October delivery rose $4.94, or 4.7 percent, to $109.49 a barrel at 11:41 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Futures climbed as much as $5.05 to $109.60 a barrel, the highest since Sept. 8. The October contract expires today. The more-active November contract rose $3.85, or 3.8 percent, to $106.60 a barrel.” The falling $ is accentuating the trend. How will it affect pump prices and boiler deliveries? Not good, I’d say. American swings, our roundabouts. We can only pray it settles in our favour.

  • percy

    That’s great Brian
    “We won’t come for the parades, but we’ll come for the drink”

  • Rory

    My local therapists, Madamoiselles Fifi and Trixibelle – “Masseuses to the Discerning Elder Gentleman” are running a Monday promotion of a 15% discount on their “Round-the-World Special” upon production of a disabled sticker from one’s motor-car.

    Every little penny counts these days.

  • Good to know Rory :0)

    Do they have a branch near Asda in Strabane?

  • Rory

    Certainly not, Phil. They’re much more upmarket than that. No track suits or welly boots allowed.

  • Comrade Stalin

    The hedge fund managers are now longing the crude oil stocks. Expect it to go up further over the coming weeks.

  • Rory

    Indeed they are, Comrade, as this NewYork Times news alert might suggest:

    Dow Falls More Than 370 Points Amid Bailout Skepticism

    Stocks fell sharply and oil prices spiked, closing up more
    than $16 a barrel, as a battle seemed to be shaping up in
    Washington over the details of the biggest government bailout
    in history. The dollar also slid against the euro.

    http://www.nytimes.com/email