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BoE economist sees interest rates rising higher; retail sales bounce despite inflation – as it happened
BoE’s Huw Pill says MPC faces its biggest challenge in 25 years, and indicates further monetary tightening needed to avoid wage-price spiral

Graeme Wearden

20, May, 2022 @3:01 PM

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THG shares soar amid prospect of bidding war for online retailer
Firm has had three recent takeover approaches, while property tycoon Nick Candy may also make move

Mark Sweney

20, May, 2022 @10:33 AM

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Property tycoon Nick Candy considering bid to take over THG
UK online shopping group runs beauty and nutrition sites and could be target of Candy Ventures

Mark Sweney

19, May, 2022 @7:41 PM

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HomeServe’s recent share price drift makes its buyer look opportunistic | Nils Pratley
The UK firm is likely to trade higher and its fundamentals look sound, suggesting this is a takeover that doesn’t need to happen

Nils Pratley

19, May, 2022 @5:59 PM

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FTSE 100 slide as recession fears weigh on markets – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as European stocks drop after Wall Street’s worst day since 2020

Graeme Wearden

19, May, 2022 @3:04 PM

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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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Poorest UK households facing highest inflation rates as cost of living crisis deepens – as it happened
UK inflation hits 9%, its highest level since 1982, with food inflation highest since 2011

Graeme Wearden

18, May, 2022 @2:57 PM

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Why do petrol and diesel prices keep climbing when oil has fallen?
Even as oil prices fall from highs in March, the cost of filling up a diesel vehicle has rocketed

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

17, May, 2022 @4:42 PM

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Pound jumps as UK unemployment falls to lowest since 1974, but basic pay lags inflation – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

17, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Europe’s growth forecast cut as Ukraine war drives up inflation; diesel price hits record – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

16, May, 2022 @2:31 PM

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‘Unstoppable until they aren’t’: are tech market losses signs of a bust?
Apple is no longer the most valuable company, Meta took a $230bn hit, Amazon reported its first loss since 2015, but a slump ‘is a big question mark’

Kari Paul

15, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Elon Musk ‘still committed’ to Twitter deal after putting it on hold – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

13, May, 2022 @3:01 PM

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