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Industry supply chain fears deepen; UK borrowing below forecasts; US jobless claims fall – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

21, Oct, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Fears grow as UK factories hit by worst supply chain shortages since mid-70s
CBI survey of businesses reveals concern a week before chancellor delivers budget and spending review

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Marmite maker Unilever raises prices by 4% amid high UK inflation
Group behind Dove and Domestos ‘steps up’ pricing as packaging, energy and distribution costs surge

Zoe Wood

21, Oct, 2021 @11:40 AM

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Hospitality trade fears going under if UK imposes new Covid ‘plan B’
Sector says it cannot survive ‘second lost Christmas’ as surge in cases raises prospect of new pandemic restrictions

Rob Davies

21, Oct, 2021 @10:58 AM

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Barclays profits double as CEO brushes off inflation and supply chain fears
Strong mortgage lending and booming investment fees boost quarterly profits to £2bn

Julia Kollewe

21, Oct, 2021 @9:35 AM

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China Evergrande shares fall sharply after $2.6bn asset sale collapses
‘No guarantee’ Chinese property giant can meet its $305bn debts, starting with a deadline on Monday that could trigger default

Martin Farrer and agencies

21, Oct, 2021 @8:58 AM

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UK public borrowing falls despite fuel crisis and supply chain issues
Stronger tax receipts and end to furlough scheme credited with faster than expected fall

Phillip Inman

21, Oct, 2021 @7:35 AM

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Expect 18 more months of rising energy bills, UK householders warned
Head of Scottish power expects only five or six providers to survive gas supply crisis

Jillian Ambrose

20, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Backlog of cargo ships at southern California ports reaches an all-time high
The supply chain crisis continues to overwhelm US ports as the Biden administration has vowed to expand operations

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

20, Oct, 2021 @10:13 PM

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UK strikes trade deal with New Zealand – but it may add nothing to GDP
‘Groundbreaking’ agreement criticised by UK farmers is part of 10-year plan to pivot to Indo-Pacific

Aubrey Allegretti, and Tess McClure in Christchurch

20, Oct, 2021 @10:02 PM

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Facebook’s approach to regulation raises eyebrows once again | Nils Pratley
Dispute with UK competition watchdog offered a near-perfect illustration of corporate arrogance

Nils Pratley

20, Oct, 2021 @6:27 PM

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Fears global energy crisis could lead to famine in vulnerable countries
One of world’s biggest fertiliser producers calls for action as high gas prices force it to slash production

Sarah Butler and Jillian Ambrose

20, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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