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Retail sales rebound after worst year on record – as it happened

Retail sales rebound after worst year on record – as it happened

Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as textiles, clothing and footwear sales drive stronger-than-expected 0.9% improvement Economists say election result may have boosted consumer
New £20 notes featuring JMW Turner enter circulation

New £20 notes featuring JMW Turner enter circulation

At least 2bn polymer notes are to be rolled out across the country from ThursdayThe new polymer £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner is to go into circulation, as the Bank of England begins a
UK inflation jumps to six-month high of 1.8% – business live

UK inflation jumps to six-month high of 1.8% – business live

Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as British prices rise faster than expected Consumer prices rise; house prices increase across the UK Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of
UK inflation jumps to six-month high of 1.8% – as it happened

UK inflation jumps to six-month high of 1.8% – as it happened

Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as British prices rise faster than expected Consumer prices rise; house prices increase across the UK Boeing finds debris in fuel tanks of
UK cash economy close to collapse, campaigners tell chancellor

UK cash economy close to collapse, campaigners tell chancellor

Rishi Sunak urged to enshrine right to access cash in budget with 8m people at risk of exclusionThe new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is being urged to include measures to protect access to physical money
UK cash economy close to collapse, campaigners tell chancellor

UK cash economy close to collapse, campaigners tell chancellor

Rishi Sunak urged to enshrine right to access cash in budget with 8m people at risk of exclusionThe new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is being urged to include measures to protect access to physical money
US economy boosted by 225,000 jobs in January- business live

US economy boosted by 225,000 jobs in January- business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, after data showed 225k jobs were added to the US economy in January 1.48pm GMT 1.44pm GMT Naeem Aslam, a chief market analyst at online
European stocks hit record high despite coronavirus outbreak – as it happened

European stocks hit record high despite coronavirus outbreak – as it happened

Rolling coverage of economics, markets and business as Chinese tariff cuts on US goods help to stimulate markets to record highs Chinese tariffs on 1,700 US imports halved amid virus response Royal
Shares and oil prices jump after Chinese report of coronavirus treatment – as it happened

Shares and oil prices jump after Chinese report of coronavirus treatment – as it happened

Rolling coverage of economics, business and markets as UK services grows at fastest since September 2018 Prices jump amid unconfirmed virus treatment reportsWorld Health Organis says no treatment
Pound falls sharply as Boris Johnson prompts hard Brexit fears – as it happened

Pound falls sharply as Boris Johnson prompts hard Brexit fears – as it happened

Sterling hit by tough talk on trade deal while investors count coronavirus cost Sterling falls as prime minister prepares hard line on Brexit trade dealShares in China fall by 7.7% as markets return
How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? January verdict

How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? January verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has had on growth, prosperity and tradeIs uncertainty lifting? Experts debate the dataUK economy close to turning point on
The Brexit 50p: how has one coin caused so much controversy?

The Brexit 50p: how has one coin caused so much controversy?

High-profile figures are pledging to boycott the new coin – Alastair Campbell because the slogan opposes his core beliefs and Philip Pullman because, he says, it is missing an Oxford commaName: The
Philip Pullman calls for boycott of Brexit 50p coin over 'missing' Oxford comma

Philip Pullman calls for boycott of Brexit 50p coin over 'missing' Oxford comma

Critics fume over the omission of Oxford comma from phrase ‘Peace, prosperity and friendship’ as new coin enters circulationIt is a debate that has torn the nation in two, ripped friends and family
US wage growth hits 17-month low as jobs number disappoints  - as it happened

US wage growth hits 17-month low as jobs number disappoints - as it happened

US non-farm payrolls have come in lower than expected at 145k for December, while annual wage growth missed forecasts at 2.9% 3.06pm GMT 2.53pm GMT And in lighter news, the co-founder of digital bank
Bank of England governor hints at interest rate cut

Bank of England governor hints at interest rate cut

World’s central banks running out of options to stimulate economies – Mark CarneyMark Carney has dropped a hint that interest rates could be cut soon to boost the British economy, while warning that
How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? December verdict

How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? December verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has had on growth, prosperity and trade •UK economy faces weakest growth outside recession since second world war •Shadow of
Shadow of Brexit still looms over economy. Experts debate the data

Shadow of Brexit still looms over economy. Experts debate the data

Two former members of Bank of England’s rate-setting committee on Britain’s economic prospectsSenior adviser to Cambridge Econometrics and member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee
Shadow of Brexit still looms over economy: experts debate the data

Shadow of Brexit still looms over economy: experts debate the data

Two former members of Bank of England’s rate-setting committee on Britain’s economic prospects •How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? December verdict •UK economy faces weakest growth outside
Pound slides to pre-election levels in wake of bid to outlaw Brexit extension

Pound slides to pre-election levels in wake of bid to outlaw Brexit extension

Sterling has lost two cents against both the euro and dollar amid City fears of no dealThe pound has given up the gains made since the general election after Boris Johnson said he would write
UK stock market surges by nearly £50bn as 'Boris bounce' continues - business live

UK stock market surges by nearly £50bn as 'Boris bounce' continues - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: UK stock market surges for second day runningBanks, utilities and industrial stocks all rally againUK PMIs show economy struggling in