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Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca are involved in a proposed £63bn ‘mergeover’ by US company Pfizer

This week, there have been some big announcements from some of the world’s largest organisations. Most notably, global bank Barclay’s revealed its intentions to axe 19,000 jobs in a radical overhaul of its business, including a dramatic scaling back of its troublesome investment banking operations. Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca are involved in a proposed £63bn ‘mergeover’ by US company Pfizer and house prices are continuing to rise with the Nationwide reporting a monthly price increase of 0.4% in March – 9.5% higher than March 2013.

In fact, house prices are expected to continue rising through the summer after sector figures showed Britain’s year-long property boom has failed to attract enough sellers to meet demand causing some industry commentators to fear a housing bubble. It’s clear, our road to economic recovery is moving in the right direction, but there’s no doubt we can still expect a bumpy ride along the way.

Despite today’s announcement that the six year recession is on the verge of being over, we can still expect some challenges that will serve as a welcome reminder to not stray onto the path of complacency.