Britain passes Brazil in global economic league table… but it won't last for long! Britain moves into sixth place and is likely to overtake France next yearBut UK is set to be overhauled in next decade by both India and RussiaTable by City forecaster the Centre for Economics and Business Research | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 26 December 2012 Britain has leapfrogged Brazil in the global economic league tables, regaining the sixth place lost to the South American country this time last year. The UK is also breathing down France’s neck, with our economy likely to overtake that of our nearest neighbours some time in 2013
Olympics and Diamond Jubilee beat big-hitters Downton and X Factor to become most-watched TV programmes of the yearCultural and sporting events triumphed over usual favouritesClosing Ceremony was most-watched show since records began in 1981 | UPDATED: 11:19 GMT, 13 December 2012 Half of the most watched programmes of the year were sporting or cultural events, according to figures released yesterday. The London Games, Euro 2012, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee were among the most popular, eclipsing traditional audience winners such as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. The Olympics Closing Ceremony in August was the most-watched programme of the year – attracting an average audience of 24.5 million, according to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.