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Helping cash-strapped Britons won’t add to inflation, says CBI
Chief of business association calls for stimulus that aids ‘hardest hit’ with rising food and fuel bills

Jamie Grierson

19, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Inflation hits small firms: ‘Covid was a walk in the park compared to this’
As inflation hits 9%, four English businesses explain how they are negotiating soaring prices

Sarah Butler, Jasper Jolly and Joanna Partridge

19, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Australia’s jobless rate at 50-year low of 3.9% but fewer positions added in April than predicted
The labour force figures are the final piece of economic data before the federal election and will be welcomed by the Coalition

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

19, May, 2022 @2:45 AM

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US stock markets fall sharply as investors worry about recession
Dow Jones sinks more than 1,100 points as S&P closes down 4%, its largest fall since June 2020, and Nasdaq loses 4.7%

Dominic Rushe in New York

19, May, 2022 @12:41 AM

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Pub companies were lockdown losers but can adapt to tough trading conditions | Nils Pratley
It’s possible much of current uncertainty is already priced in to recovery of well-run companies like M&B and Marston’s

Nils Pratley

18, May, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Australian wages in real terms are essentially no different from where they were in 2013 | Greg Jericho
Low wages growth, inflation, price rises and jobseeker are combining to put talk of a strong recovery from the pandemic into context

Greg Jericho

18, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Shrinkflation bites: popular food brands quietly downsize while charging same price or more
Inflationary pressures have put the squeeze on manufacturers who are finding ways to pass on costs to consumers, Choice says

Caitlin Cassidy

18, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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World Bank pledges $12bn to support low-income countries hit by shortages
Move follows warning from head of UN World Food Programme about high prices leading to social unrest

Phillip Inman

18, May, 2022 @4:51 PM

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A view from the checkout: ‘baby milk is now security tagged’
Jane Jones, a supermarket worker from Flintshire, Wales, tells how desperate customers are stealing everyday things

As told to Sarah Butler

18, May, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Aviva CEO tells of shock at sexist remarks from shareholders at AGM
Amanda Blanc tells Guardian incident may prompt rethink on how boards interact with investors

Julia Kollewe

18, May, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Why does the UK have the highest inflation in the G7?
Analysis: UK among hardest-hit countries thanks to perfect storm of war in Ukraine, Covid and Brexit

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

18, May, 2022 @4:17 PM

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UK pub chains warn of price rises due to increase in food and fuel costs
Marston’s phases out ‘two-for-one’ meal offer while Mitchells & Butlers increases prices to cope with rising costs of utilities, wages and food

Joanna Partridge

18, May, 2022 @4:14 PM

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