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UK jobless rate sticks at 4.9%, but pay squeeze may be looming – as it happened

UK jobless rate sticks at 4.9%, but pay squeeze may be looming – as it happened

Britain’s jobless rate remains at an 11-year low, as wages rise by 2.3%Oil price rises after fall in US crude stocksChancellor Hammond soothes marketsPay squeeze fearsNewsflash: Jobless rate sticks at
Belgium fails to back Canada trade deal; Tata chairman Mistry departs – as it happened

Belgium fails to back Canada trade deal; Tata chairman Mistry departs – as it happened

US manfacturing stronger than expected in OctoberBelgium fails to get backing to sign Canada trade dealTata drops chairman Cyrus MistryBrexit watch: UK hit by falling pound and rising inflationUK
UK economy up 0.5% since Brexit vote, Nissan to build new Qashqai in Sunderland – as it happened

UK economy up 0.5% since Brexit vote, Nissan to build new Qashqai in Sunderland – as it happened

Britain’s economic growth has beaten expectations, as Japanese carmaker pledges new investment for its Sunderland plantLatest: Nissan to build Qashqai in SunderlandTheresa May: Vote of confidence in
Brexiter Crispin Odey says Britain is destined for recession

Brexiter Crispin Odey says Britain is destined for recession

Hedge fund tycoon predicts stock market collapse, inflation and falling profits in letter to investorsThe hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has warned Britain is destined to have a recession and
Sterling soars on Trump jitters and Brexit hopes

Sterling soars on Trump jitters and Brexit hopes

Political upheaval helps pound end week almost 3% higher against US dollar – its best performance since October 2009Speculation that the UK could avoid a hard Brexit from the European Union, and fears
Wall Street election reaction: stocks rally but experts warn of trouble ahead – as it happened

Wall Street election reaction: stocks rally but experts warn of trouble ahead – as it happened

Wall Street reacted positively to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president, despite his victory sparking panic on global markets earlier in the day. But experts warned that the US, and
Global markets rocked as Trump surges towards White House

Global markets rocked as Trump surges towards White House

Dollar weakens, Asian stocks down sharply and gold prices rally, but victory speech reassures traders• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contributionGlobal markets were rocked on Wednesday by
Five ways in which a Trump presidency could affect Australia

Five ways in which a Trump presidency could affect Australia

From climate change to security, experts give their first thoughts on how a Trump win could change the country and the regionWe asked a panel of experts how a Donald Trump presidency could affect
Dow Jones hits record high on Trump stimulus hopes - as it happened

Dow Jones hits record high on Trump stimulus hopes - as it happened

Shares in mining companies, defence groups and banks rise, but tech stocks sliding as US presidential election continues to move marketsLatest: Dow Jones hits new highUS banks rally but tech stocks
Dow hits record high after Trump win but investors warn of volatility

Dow hits record high after Trump win but investors warn of volatility

Warning of ‘muddled trading’ as Dow Jones rallies, FTSE 100 dips and concern grows over new presidency effect on global economyThe Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high on Thursday,
Pound has best fortnight in eight years after Trump win

Pound has best fortnight in eight years after Trump win

Market concerns shift to euro after concerns over Brexit vote, but sterling remains well below pre-referendum levelsThe battered pound has notched up its best two-week performance in eight years after
Global bonds slump as Trump prompts inflation fears

Global bonds slump as Trump prompts inflation fears

Sell-offs continue as investors predict tax cuts and infrastructure spending will lead to higher interest ratesFears about the inflationary potential of Donald Trump’s planned tax cuts and
Mark Carney: central banks not to blame for rising inequality - as it happened

Mark Carney: central banks not to blame for rising inequality - as it happened

BoE governor says central banks aren’t solely responsible for rising inequality and record low interest rates, as he insists he’ll leave in 2019President Obama in GreeceStronger than expected US
UK unemployment rate falls to 4.8% but claimant count jumps – as it happened

UK unemployment rate falls to 4.8% but claimant count jumps – as it happened

Britain’s jobless rate has dropped to a new 11-year low, but the number of people receiving unemployment benefit has risen by almost 10,000Oil volatile but Opec deal hopes growJobless rate hits
UK missing deficit target, as households grow gloomier about Brexit – as it happened

UK missing deficit target, as households grow gloomier about Brexit – as it happened

British government unlikely to hit this year’s deficit target despite cutting October’s borrowing by 25% to £4.8bnDow breaks 19,000 as Wall Street hits new highsLong-term pessimism about Brexit
Estate agents shares slump after government fees clampdown - business live

Estate agents shares slump after government fees clampdown - business live

Greece close to concluding bailout negotiatons - TsiprasECB plans move to help bond market - reportPensions regulator quizzed on BHSEurozone business activity best since December 2015Government fees
Euro falls to 20-month low after Italy government's referendum defeat

Euro falls to 20-month low after Italy government's referendum defeat

The single currency could sink to US80c, according to analysts, as a vital rebooting of Italy’s fragile banking sector is set be delayed again The euro has fallen to a 20-month low against the dollar
Euro hits two week high as markets shrug off early losses - as it happened

Euro hits two week high as markets shrug off early losses - as it happened

Italian bank shares volatile, but euro recovers after Matteo Renzi loses Sunday’s constitutional referendumMonti dei Paschi rescue news may take a few daysEurogroup says Italy must fix its 2017
Janet Yellen: US interest rate rise 'vote of confidence' in economy – as it happened

Janet Yellen: US interest rate rise 'vote of confidence' in economy – as it happened

Federal Reserve predicts three US rate hikes in 2017, as it increases borrowing costs for the first time this yearFed raises interest rates for second time since 2008 crisis 9.20pm GMT We’ve waited a
US dollar surges to 14-year high as Fed hints at three rate hikes in 2017

US dollar surges to 14-year high as Fed hints at three rate hikes in 2017

Currencies felt the pain around Asia as investors reacted to unexpectedly bullish comments by Fed chair Janet YellenThe prospect of three more hikes in US interest rates next year has sent the dollar