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UK consumer confidence falls to lowest level since 1974
Consumers increasingly pessimistic about economy and personal finances amid deepening cost of living crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

19, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Sri Lanka defaults on debts for first time
Economists fear Sri Lanka could be first of several, with IMF in talks with Egypt, Tunisia and Pakistan

Richard Partington

19, May, 2022 @3:48 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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Why the UK’s dire rates of sick pay bode ill for the economy
Only the US and South Korea take less care of those off work ill. Experts call it ‘reckless and counterproductive’

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

14, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Russia-Ukraine war updates: peace talks harder ‘with each new Bucha’, says Zelenskiy - as it happened
UK signs security assurance declarations with Sweden and Finland; Ukraine leader says discovery of atrocities makes peace negotiations harder

Samantha Lock (now); Maanvi Singh, Joanna Walters, Léonie Chao-Fong and Martin Belam (earlier)

12, May, 2022 @12:29 AM

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War leads to surge in money transfers to Ukraine
As more Ukrainians abroad send funds home, World Bank expects remittances to Russia-linked countries to fall

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

11, May, 2022 @2:51 PM

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Cost of living crisis slows UK consumer spending but holiday bookings take off
BRC says homewares and electrical goods hard hit, while Barclaycard reports rise in travel spending

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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High UK inflation could last for ‘years rather than months’, warns economist
Expert sounds warning as Bank of England economist says inflation ‘uncomfortably high’ amid cost of living crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, May, 2022 @4:23 PM

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What will Rishi Sunak do about the cost of living crisis?
Analysis: The chancellor has been warned that the UK is heading for a recession, but he is reluctant to act

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

06, May, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Pound tumbles to two-year low as stagflation fears rise – as it happened
Sterling tumbles to lowest since June 2020 as Bank of England lifts interest rates to 13-year high, cuts growth forecasts, and sees inflation hitting 10%

Graeme Wearden

05, May, 2022 @2:25 PM

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Bank of England raises interest rates as it warns of recession and 10% inflation
Rise to 1% is fourth successive increase and highest level since February 2009

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

05, May, 2022 @11:01 AM

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Bank of England expected to raise interest rates to 13-year high
Economists predict minimum 0.25 point rise as households contend with cost of living crisis

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

05, May, 2022 @7:54 AM

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