Bonds

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Bank of England completes sale of £19bn emergency bond purchases after mini-budget
Bloomberg estimates Bank made profit of £3.5bn after intervening to prevent run on pension funds

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jan, 2023 @6:33 PM

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Hedge funds holding up vital debt relief for crisis-hit Sri Lanka, warn economists
Statement from 182 experts say only debt cancellation offers chance of recovery but investors are playing hardball

Larry Elliott Economics editor

08, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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In 2022 Liz Truss tried to bin economic orthodoxy – but what is it?
Rishi Sunak soon rowed back from his predecessor’s chaotic experiment, reasserting the seven pillars of UK Treasury wisdom

Larry Elliott Economics editor

27, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Energy bills support pushes UK borrowing to November record of £22bn
Government borrowed £13.9bn more in month than year earlier, a level not seen since records began in 1993

Joanna Partridge and Richard Partington

21, Dec, 2022 @8:42 AM

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Public patience is wearing thin. Ofwat must wield the big stick | Nils Pratley
Putting water companies on the naughty step and doling out tame financial penalties in not enough

Nils Pratley

08, Dec, 2022 @7:25 PM

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Cautious BT may boost cash support for its £47bn pension scheme
Telecom giant moves to increase collateral to limit risk amid mini-budget fallout

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

08, Dec, 2022 @11:57 AM

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City faces fresh post-Brexit blow as EU moves to restrict certain trades
Battle focuses on what EU sees as bloc’s over-reliance on London’s clearing houses handling euro-denominated derivatives

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

07, Dec, 2022 @1:51 PM

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Pensions experts ‘shocked’ at hidden borrowing across UK schemes
MPs hear evidence of risky ‘liability driven investing’ which some blame for recent bond market meltdown

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Five charts that will shape the UK’s autumn statement
Plans are afoot to cut government borrowing with the economy on the brink of recession and the highest inflation for decades

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A windfall tax on energy generators? Sure, but the devil is in the complex detail
Excess profits look set for a levy in the autumn statement – but first define ‘excess’ and for whom

Nils Pratley

16, Nov, 2022 @6:29 PM

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Is austerity the only way for Jeremy Hunt to reassure the markets?
Many investors believe taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor would be ‘fine’ with the bond market

Anna Isaac City editor

14, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Meta to cut 11,000 jobs as Zuckerberg says he ‘got it wrong’, M&S warns of ‘gathering storm’ – as it happened
Stock markets drift lower as US mid-term election results too close to call

Julia Kollewe

09, Nov, 2022 @3:28 PM

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