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Pound falls below $1.09 for first time since 1985 following mini-budget
Sell-off as investors take fright at prospect of surge in government borrowing to cover huge tax cuts

Richard Partington and Angela Monaghan

23, Sep, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Pound falls to 37-year low against dollar as mini-budget puts markets in spin
FTSE 100 drops more than 2% to trade below 7,000 for first time since early March

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

23, Sep, 2022 @1:06 PM

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City braces for sharp hike in UK interest rates; Roubini predicts ‘long, ugly’ recession – as it happened
Money markets suggest the Bank of England could raise rates from 1.75% to 2.5% this week, and 3.75% by end of 2022, as policymakers try to get to grips with soaring inflation

Graeme Wearden

20, Sep, 2022 @3:12 PM

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UK ‘still at risk of recession’ despite July rebound; markets lifted by Ukraine’s advances – business live
UK economy expanded by 0.2% in July, less than hoped, with growth driven by customer-facing services such as the sports and recreation sector

Graeme Wearden

12, Sep, 2022 @2:10 PM

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Bank of England delays interest rate decision due to royal mourning, as businesses and unions pay respects – as it happened
Interest rate decision delayed, and TUC Congress postponed, as businesses, unions and investors mourns death of Queen Elizabeth

Graeme Wearden

09, Sep, 2022 @3:08 PM

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Mike Ashley’s retail empire poised for FTSE 100 return
Frasers Group to take up slot vacated by defence firm Meggitt, which was bought by US rival

Zoe Wood

09, Sep, 2022 @3:03 PM

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Liz Truss’s energy price freeze could soften UK recession, say economists
UK retailers and pubs rise on FTSE after outline emerges of new prime minister’s plan to tackle rising bills

Joanna Partridge and Richard Partington

06, Sep, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Energy bill freeze would mean shallower UK recession, but borrowing fears drive up gilt yields – as it happened
Concerns that Liz Truss’s energy price freeze will drive up UK borrowing have pushed 10-year gilt yields to the highest in over a decade

Graeme Wearden

06, Sep, 2022 @4:11 PM

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Markets rally after US jobs report; G7 ministers back Russian oil price cap; pound under pressure – as it happened
US non-farm payroll rose by 315,000 in August, as hiring slowed after a strong July

Graeme Wearden

02, Sep, 2022 @3:10 PM

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British blue chips are on the rise, but recession could torpedo prospects
The FTSE 100 reveals winners and losers this week – with banks, oil giants and BAE starring. But the good news can’t last

Graeme Wearden

27, Aug, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Shares in Micro Focus jump 90% on news of £5bn Canadian takeover deal
One of last UK tech firms listed in London on course to be snapped up by Nasdaq-listed OpenText

Kalyeena Makortoff

26, Aug, 2022 @10:25 AM

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Felixstowe port disruption ‘could continue until Christmas’ says union – as it happened
Disruption at the UK’s largest container port could escalate until Christmas unless workers are given an improved pay offer, Unite boss says

Graeme Wearden

24, Aug, 2022 @2:59 PM

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