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UK interest rates likely to rise again, says BoE’s Mann; UK housebuilding falls; FTSE 100 drops from record high – as it happened
The next step in Bank Rate is still more likely to be another hike than a cut or hold, says Bank of England policymaker Catherine Mann

Graeme Wearden

06, Feb, 2023 @3:14 PM

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City watchdog may ‘ease rules’ in order to secure $40bn Arm listing
Officials locked in talks with tech firm’s Japanese owner, SoftBank, according to Sunday Times report

Sarah Butler

05, Feb, 2023 @3:08 PM

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Slowing economic growth and a FTSE record high can coexist – here’s how
The blue-chip Footsie has closed at an all-time high while the UK’s economy is set to shrink

Nils Pratley

03, Feb, 2023 @5:53 PM

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FTSE 100 hits record high
Blue-chip stock index rises above previous record of 7,903 set in May 2018

Graeme Wearden

03, Feb, 2023 @3:45 PM

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Jo Johnson resigns as director of firm linked to Adani allegations
Former UK PM’s brother quits board of Elara Capital days after it was accused of using funds to manipulate share prices

Rupert Neate

02, Feb, 2023 @5:43 PM

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Bank of England says inflation likely to have peaked amid split over interest rate rise to 4% – as it happened
UK central bank predicts much shallower recession than feared, but says Brexit hit has arrived sooner than thought

Graeme Wearden

02, Feb, 2023 @4:42 PM

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UK house price growth slowest since mid-2020; manufacturing contracts for sixth month in a row – as it happened
UK annual house price growth slows to 1.1%; investors await US Federal Reserve message on whether it will tighten monetary policy further

Julia Kollewe and Jasper Jolly

01, Feb, 2023 @3:03 PM

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Chinese owner of Lotus Technology to list a stake in US via blank cheque firm
EV maker and R&D arm of car group owned by Geely planning to join Nasdaq in deal with Spac backed by Bernard Arnault

Alex Lawson

31, Jan, 2023 @7:19 PM

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Britain to be worst-performing major economy this year, warns IMF; UK mortgage approvals tumble and company insolvencies surge – as it happened
Britain is the only G7 economy forecast to shrink in 2023, the IMF says, as higher energy prices, rising mortgage costs and increased taxes hit growth.

Graeme Wearden

31, Jan, 2023 @3:58 PM

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Germany on brink of recession as economy shrinks; central banks may raise interest rates to 15-year highs this week – as it happened
German GDP shrank by 0.2% in Q4 2022, worse than expected, as investors anticipate borrowing costs to be hiked again this week

Graeme Wearden

30, Jan, 2023 @4:29 PM

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Jeremy Hunt says ministers committed to HS2 running ‘all the way to Euston’ – as it happened
Comments come after reports that north-south railway route could terminate to the west of London; chancellor also says ‘best tax cut right now is a cut in inflation’

Julia Kollewe

27, Jan, 2023 @3:05 PM

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US economy grows faster than expected; Royal Mail resumes some overseas deliveries – as it happened
Growth of 2.9% suggests a soft landing despite rate rises, say some analysts, as others still forecast a ‘mild recession’

Julia Kollewe

26, Jan, 2023 @3:01 PM

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