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UK facing permanent higher taxes, IFS think tank says

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UK economy grew faster than estimated since Covid

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UK economy shrinks more than expected as rain and strikes hit

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Tim Gurner: Australian tycoon calls for layoffs to fix worker attitudes

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UK economy made stronger recovery during Covid

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US economy stronger than reported at start of 2023

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Corporation tax: Jeremy Hunt confirms rise to 25% from April

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Kwasi Kwarteng U-turns on plans to scrap 45p tax rate

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Tory conference: We must stay the course, insists Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng

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EU agrees windfall tax on energy firms

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UK not in recession, new figures suggest

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Liz Truss admits disruption after tax cut pledges

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Minister rejects U-turn on tax-cutting mini-Budget

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IMF openly criticises UK government tax plans

The UK government proposals will work at "cross purposes" with the cost-of-living (...)

Keir Starmer: Labour would reverse cut to top income tax rate

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Income tax to be cut by 1p from April

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Pound sinks as investors question huge tax cuts

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Pound hits new 37-year low as retail sales slide

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UK economy shrinks as outlook on recession darkens

The economy shrank by 0.1% leading some experts to warn a recession could (...)

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US economy shrinks again sparking recession fears

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Fears for UK economy grow as higher prices bite

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Cost of living: Labour to call vote on windfall tax for oil and gas companies

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Recession fears grow as rising prices hit spending

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US economy contracts as Ukraine war hits trade

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UK set for slowest growth in G7 as Ukraine war hits global economy

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National Insurance rise starts to hit pay packets

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Pub chain warns of higher food prices as VAT rises

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US jobless claims at lowest level since 1969

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Spring Statement: Is this really the biggest personal tax cut for 25 years?

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IMF: Ukraine economy could shrink as much as 35%

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BP profits surge amid calls for windfall tax

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India says it will launch digital rupee as soon as this year

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Two million people miss tax return deadline

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Kwarteng: No U-turn on National Insurance tax rise

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Did a Bank of England policy to save the UK economy during the financial crash (...)

IMF expert: Families may need help with energy bills

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China cuts interest rates as economic growth slows

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UK economy above pre-Covid levels in November

Faster than expected growth meant the economy was 0.7% larger than in February (...)

World Bank warns global economy faces grim outlook

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UK steel future uncertain without US tariffs deal

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UK economy stutters as health sector drives growth

The economy grew by 0.9% between August and October reflecting strong growth (...)

Plan B: How will the changes affect the economy?

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Uber prices could rise 20% after UK ruling

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Shell plans to move headquarters to the UK

The oil giant will shift its tax residence from the Netherlands to the UK (...)

UK economic growth slows as supply problems hit the recovery

The economy grew by 1.3% between July and September, with supply chain problems (...)

US central bank is reducing its bond-buying programme

The US central bank will reduce the $120bn a month support introduced to help (...)

US sees strong jobs growth as wages edge higher

Employers took on 531,000 extra workers in October in a sign the economy is (...)

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Few people face an immediate impact on their finances, but a rising Bank rate (...)

G20: World leaders agree to historic corporate tax deal

Leaders at the G20 in Rome endorse a proposal that sets a minimum tax rate (...)

US growth slows to just 2% as Delta hits economy

The US economy slowed sharply in the third quarter as the Delta variant of (...)

Budget 2021: Sunak promises new post-Covid economy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is outlining further details of his spending plans (...)

Budget 2021: Prosecco and pint taxes to fall, red wine to rise

A shake-up of alcohol duty is announced by the chancellor, with higher taxes (...)

Budget 2021: Price rises could hit highest rate in 30 years, says forecaster

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Why 2.3 million US children could miss out on expanded tax credit

About 67 million US children are eligible for new benefits, but some of the (...)

You may be able to book a flying taxi within three years

Firms are racing to bring flying taxis and the mini-airports they need into (...)

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Nations agree to 15% minimum corporate tax rate

The historic deal is designed to make big corporations pay a fairer share (...)

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Council tax could rise by £220, say researchers

Households in England could see bills jump within three years, says the Institute (...)

Conservative conference: We have the guts to change the UK, claims Johnson

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Overseas workers only way to solve shortages, says Next boss

Next boss Lord Wolfson says hiring overseas workers under a visa tax scheme (...)

Stamp duty holiday: Success or failure?

As stamp duty returns to its pre-pandemic status, there are opposing views (...)

Boohoo sales soar but shipping costs dent profits

The fast fashion retailer saw pre-tax profits hit by high shipping costs in (...)

Restaurants warn prices will rise due to VAT hike

The increased sales tax will be passed on to customers, say restaurant and (...)

Southeastern stripped of franchise over undeclared funding

Southeastern failed to declare more than £25m of taxpayer funding that should (...)

Gas price crisis: Food firms face huge price rise for carbon dioxide

The US supplier of CO2, which will receive millions in UK taxpayer support (...)

Amazon pays £492m in UK tax as sales surge to £20.6bn

The online retail giant saw UK sales rise by 50% last year amid a Covid-driven (...)

Why tax pay packets more and not property?

The pandemic response has spurred a greater willingness to tax wages rather (...)

US jobs growth disappoints as recovery falters

The US economy added just 235,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau (...)

South Korea becomes first major Asian economy to raise interest rates

The move comes as central banks around the world prepare to exit emergency (...)

House prices: Demand changes, not tax waiver, pushed prices up

The stamp duty holiday did not cause rising house prices, the Resolution Foundation (...)

The $8bn EV company you’ve probably never heard of

Electric vehicle firm Arrival is worth $8bn (£5.7bn) - and is only making (...)

US economy adds more jobs than expected in July

US employers added 943,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate fell (...)

EU puts its digital tax plan on ice

The EU says suspending the plan will help achieve a global tax deal, but Ireland (...)

G20 finance ministers back deal to tax companies

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Cairn Energy gets right to seize Indian assets in tax row

Oil and gas firm Cairn Energy gets backing from a French court in a tax row (...)

Wetherspoons warns price of meals to rise if VAT goes up

The pub chain says it will put up the price of meals in its pubs if a VAT (...)

Public finances vulnerable to shocks after Covid, says watchdog

Government debt has soared as the costs of Covid mount, says the Office for (...)

US jobs growth picks up speed amid reopening

The US economy added 850,000 jobs in June, according to the Bureau of Labour (...)

Global tax overhaul backed by 130 countries

The OECD, which led the talks, announces that many have backed plans for a (...)

Trump Organization expected to be charged over tax

The firm and its chief financial officer are set to be charged with tax-related (...)

Inaccurate gas and electricity bills criticised

The problem puts an extra strain on finances already affected by the pandemic, (...)

John McAfee: Anti-virus creator found dead in prison cell

The software mogul is found dead hours after a Spanish court allowed his extradition (...)

UK economy lags behind other countries in Covid recovery

The G20 major economies grow slightly compared with pre-pandemic levels, but (...)

G7: Rich nations back deal to tax multinationals

G7 finance ministers have agreed to work together to create a "level playing (...)

US economy adds fewer jobs than forecast despite reopening

US employers added 559,000 jobs in May as restrictions eased, although the (...)

British exports worth billions have faced EU tariffs since Brexit

Despite the tariff-free deal agreed with the EU, a study finds up to £3.5bn (...)

US economy accelerates as recovery continues

The economy grew strongly in the first quarter of 2021 helped by heavy government (...)

Samsung heirs to pay record inheritance tax

The Lee family will pay more than $10bn, one of the largest ever inheritance (...)

Covid costs push government borrowing to highest since WW2

The government borrowed £303bn in the year to March, reflecting the cost (...)

Climate change: Shipping industry calls for new global carbon tax

The global shipping industry wants governments to tax their carbon emissions (...)

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International efforts to reform business taxation have been given new impetus (...)

Tax wealth to help shrink inequality caused by Covid says IMF

Inequality had widened in the year since the virus first hit the global economy, (...)

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Budget: Rishi Sunak promises help as Covid restrictions ease

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Budget 2021: Mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit

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Budget 2021: £5bn fund to help High Street recover from Covid

Grants for 700,000 firms come as Rishi Sunak warns public finances face a (...)

Freeports: What are they and will they make the UK money?

Rishi Sunak thinks the low-tax zones will boost struggling parts of the UK (...)

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Con-artists claimed people could receive a tax rebate or a grant, as they (...)

UK finances see first January deficit in 10 years

Government borrowing hit £8.8bn last month, the highest January figure since (...)

UK government borrowing hits highest January level since records began

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House prices up 8.5% in 2020 amid tax holiday

Prices climbed at their fastest annual rate since October 2014, official figures (...)

UK economy poised like a coiled spring, says Bank economist

Andy Haldane says the UK economy will surge back this spring thanks to the (...)

UK economy suffered record annual slump in 2020

The size of the economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020 as coronavirus restrictions (...)

US airline set to buy flying electric taxis for airport runs

United Airlines plans to buy 200 of the aircraft to fly passengers to airports (...)

US job growth sluggish as virus hampers recovery

The US economy added just 49,000 jobs in January, with the hospitality sector (...)

HMRC waives penalty for late filing of self-assessments

Self-employed people will not be fined if they file their tax returns online (...)

Barclaycard customers face higher minimum payments

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Key maps and charts explain how the virus has impacted markets and businesses (...)

Covid: Labour attacks Sunak over strategy to help economy

The shadow chancellor claims her Tory counterpart has called the crisis wrong (...)

UK borrowing hits highest December level on record

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OECD: Lockdowns here to stay, even with vaccine plan

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US hit as jobs fall for first time since April

The US economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, as rising coronavirus cases (...)

US backs down from tariffs over French tech giant taxes

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Brexit: Problems grow at UK ports with backlogs and delays

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Uber sells off flying taxi unit

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Treasury eyes VAT charges for gig economy firms

The "shared economy" has grown rapidly thanks to technology platforms like (...)

Japan announces new Covid-19 stimulus for economy

The $708bn (£530bn) package includes subsidies for green investment and spending (...)

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Tackling climate change will need action right across society and the economy (...)

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US growth surged in summer but recovery is slowing

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UK economic growth slows despite restaurant boost

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Pace of UK economic growth slows in August

The economy expanded by 2.1%, helped by the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, but (...)

Anti-virus creator John McAfee arrested over tax evasion charges

The anti-virus creator faces extradition to the US for allegedly failing to (...)

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

EU court ruling that the tech giant does not have to pay hefty back taxes (...)

Rishi Sunak: VAT cut to be extended for hospitality sector

The chancellor has announced that a VAT cut to 5% across hospitality and tourism (...)

Low tax on heating is bad for climate, report says

The rich benefit most from a de facto subsidy for home heating, a report says. (...)

Rising virus rates threaten economy, warns Bank

Bank of England says a no-deal Brexit is another risk as it keeps interest (...)

US budget deficit soars to $3tn record

Coronavirus aid programmes have prompted the gap between spending and tax (...)

Amazon pays £290m in UK tax as sales surge to £14bn

The tech giant has faced scrutiny over its UK tax bill, but says it pays "all (...)

Coronavirus: Working from home damaging economy, Raab warns

The government wants more workers back into offices, while other warn a swift (...)

France in huge coronavirus recovery plan focusing on green energy

France unveils a 100bn-euro plan to kick-start the economy, with a promise (...)

Coronavirus: Rolls-Royce reports record loss as travel slumps

The company, which makes engines for planes, is cutting jobs and selling assets (...)

Facebook agrees to pay France €106m in back taxes

The social networking giant has also agreed to pay France 50% more tax for (...)

Pizza Express to close 73 outlets hitting 1,100 jobs

The chain says it has cut a deal to stay afloat as coronavirus continues to (...)

‘Raise sick pay’ to lower virus health and economic risks

It would manage a "crude" trade-off between lives and jobs as the UK economy (...)

Just Eat to stop using gig economy workers

Boss Jitse Groen says he would rather have staff who get benefits and more (...)

Why stock markets are defying a shrinking economy

Some of the reasons shares are disconnected from the real economy.

How basketball could revive African economies

NBA Africa is looking to launch the African Basketball League in order to (...)

Coronavirus: US economy sees sharpest contraction in decades

The impact of the pandemic meant the annual rate of growth in the second quarter (...)

Working from home: How to cut your tax bill

Home workers can claim tax allowances for their lighting, heating and other (...)

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 hit the comedy industry

With many sectors of the leisure economy hit by coronavirus, what has been (...)

Coronavirus: How the financial shockwave is affecting jobs and money

With the UK facing a severe economic downturn, what is the outlook for our (...)

Capital gains tax review is standard practice, says Treasury

The Treasury has launched a review of the capital gains tax system to “ensure (...)

Bailiff fears as councils chase unpaid tax debts

Like thousands of people in council tax debt, Penelope Dudley fears the bailiffs (...)

Coronavirus: Disney heir and Ben & Jerry’s call for higher taxes

Some of the world’s richest people want governments to raise taxes on them (...)

People urged to check tax credits after HMRC error

One million renewal notices were sent with incomplete details as payments (...)

Wirecard: Scandal-hit firm files for insolvency

The once high-flying payments firm Wirecard files for insolvency after a €1.9bn (...)

Increase car taxes to help climate, advisers say

Car taxes should be raised to help fund the battle against climate change, (...)

UPDATE 3-Bank of England slows bond purchases as it sees some recovery signs

The Bank of England slowed the pace of its huge bond-buying programme on Thursday (...)

Coronavirus: Bank pumps £100bn into UK economy to aid recovery

Bank of England announces huge stimulus to aid recovery from the "unprecedented" (...)

What is quantitative easing and how will it affect you?

The Bank of England is expected to unveil new measures to stimulate the economy. (...)

Powell repeats Fed to use full range of tools to aid economy

With a full U.S. economic recovery out of reach until the coronavirus pandemic (...)

WRAPUP 2-U.S. homebuilding rises moderately; jump in permits hints at green shoots

U.S. homebuilding increased less than expected in May, but a strong rebound (...)

UPDATE 1-U.S. pulled out of talks on digital services taxes -Lighthizer

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin decided to pull out of negotiations (...)

UK inflation hits four-year low on oil price fall, COVID impact

British inflation fell to its lowest since June 2016 last month as the coronavirus (...)

UPDATE 1-Polish central bank warns of coronavirus credit risk

Access to credit in the Polish economy could be limited by the coronavirus (...)

US retail sales in record monthly rebound

Sales rose 17.7% in May adding to hopes the economy will recover faster than (...)

US retail sales in record rebound

Sales rose 17.7% in May adding to hopes the economy will recover faster than (...)

Italy prosecutors request acquittal for former Monte Paschi execs in derivative trial

Milan prosecutors requested on Tuesday the acquittal of three former executives (...)

Honeywell launches new business unit to capture drone market

Honeywell International Inc, a major supplier of aerospace products, said (...)

Coronavirus: What a shrinking economy means for Luton

Luton is one of the most vulnerable towns to the financial impact of coronavirus, (...)

UK economy shrinks record 20.4% in April due to lockdown

The contraction was the biggest monthly decline on record, as the UK spent (...)

OECD: No deal on digital tax risks trade war

The international group has been overseeing talks on taxing US tech giants. (...)

Coronavirus: UK economy could be worst hit among leading nations, says OECD

International agency says UK economy likely to shrink 11.5% this year - the (...)

Labour opposes relaxing Sunday trading hours, says Nandy

The government reportedly plans to suspend the laws for a year in a bid to (...)

China stocks gain as dismal trade data fuels stimulus hopes

China stocks ended higher on Monday as poor domestic trade data reinforced (...)

German stimulus package hands families €300 for each child

The one-off payment is part of a series of measures to boost an economy hit (...)

Eurozone in fresh emergency action to boost economy

The central bank will increase the size of its bond buying programme by €600bn (...)

Coronavirus: Australia set for first recession in three decades

Official figures show the economy contracted even before the full impact of (...)

Chile to see "very significant drop" in economy in May - finance minister

Chile´s finance minister Ignacio Briones said on Monday he expects a "very (...)

Trump administration to study ways to protect for U.S. investors from Chinese firms

The Trump administration will study ways to safeguard Americans from the risks (...)

Worst might be over for UK hiring slump - survey

British employers turned a bit less pessimistic about hiring and investment (...)

Royal Bank of Canada quarterly profit slumps on higher loan loss provisions

Royal Bank of Canada reported a 54% drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, (...)

UPDATE 1-U.S. lawmaker wants insurers, govt to share future pandemic business losses

U.S. legislation introduced on Tuesday would create a taxpayer-backed insurance (...)

UPDATE 1-Bank of Israel leaves rates unchanged, sees less economic damage in 2020

The Bank of Israel left its benchmark interest rate at 0.1% on Monday, saying economic (...)

European shares rise in thin trading, Bayer jumps

European shares rose in thin trading on Monday, as optimism over reopening (...)

Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover in talks over government loan

The carmaker is reportedly seeking more than £1bn in taxpayer support as (...)

Could you have to pay your bank to save money?

As countries take extreme measures keep the economy afloat, could we see negative (...)

Russian central bank chief sees no need for negative real interest rates

Russian central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Friday the board (...)

Australia shares fall on U.S.-China tensions; set for 4th straight weekly gain

Australian shares edged lower on Friday as escalating U.S.-China tensions (...)

Coronavirus: Universities fear fall in lucrative overseas students

Education is one of the sectors of the global economy that is being hardest (...)

Britain can cope with surge in unemployment, minister says

Britain can cope with the surge in unemployment from the COVID-19 pandemic (...)

UPDATE 2-Fed debates longer-term crisis-fighting plan, minutes show

Federal Reserve policymakers, still working to fully roll out a multi-trillion-dollar (...)

U.S. energy capital spending to keep falling amid industry collapse - Dallas Fed

Capital spending by the U.S. energy sector that has dropped during the coronavirus (...)

Norway well placed to handle economic fallout from pandemic chief

The Norwegian economy is well positioned to weather the sharp downturn caused (...)

UPDATE 1-Norway well placed to handle economic fallout from pandemic chief

The Norwegian economy is well positioned to weather the sharp downturn caused (...)

UPDATE 1-Bank of England not ruling out negative rates in future: Tenreyro

Bank of England official Silvana Tenreyro on Monday talked up the benefits (...)

UPDATE 3-Britain heading for sub-zero rates club, money markets bet

Money markets ramped up expectations that the United Kingdom could cut interest (...)

UPDATE 2-IMF chief warns full global economic recovery unlikely in 2021

The global economy will take much longer to recover fully from the shock caused (...)

UPDATE 1-Bank of England, facing COVID slump, revives negative rates talk

A chorus of comments from top officials at the Bank of England about negative (...)

More than 8% of U.S. mortgages now in forbearance -MBA weekly survey

Roughly 4.1 million U.S. mortgage borrowers have had their payments paused (...)

Bank of England not ruling out negative rates in future - Tenreyro

Bank of England official Silvana Tenreyro on Monday talked up the benefits (...)

Bank of England, facing COVID slump, revives negative rates talk

A chorus of comments from top officials at the Bank of England about negative (...)

Britain heading for sub-zero rates club, money markets bet

Money markets ramped up expectations that the United Kingdom could cut interest (...)

Coronavirus hits UK households hard again in May - survey

The financial health of British households has deteriorated sharply this month, (...)

Money markets raise bets that British interest rates will drop below zero

Money markets ramped up expectations of negative interest rates in the United (...)

UPDATE 1-India to spend $13 billion on farm infrastructure fund

India will provide one trillion rupees ($13 billion) to set up an agriculture infrastructure (...)

U.S. consumer sentiment edges up in May but worries about social isolation grow

U.S. consumer sentiment rose unexpectedly in early May after a record plunge (...)

Coronavirus pushes German economy into recession

The economy shrank 2.2% in the first three months of 2020 as the pandemic (...)

Coronavirus: Uber tells all drivers to wear face masks

The ride-hailing firm is providing UK taxi drivers with protective gear, but (...)

UK leaves coronavirus lifeline for workers in place for four more months

Britain extended its job retention scheme - the centrepiece of its attempts (...)

Turkey will foil financial plotters, Erdogan says

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday those who tried to plot against the (...)

U.S. SEC alleges accounting fraud at Florida direct lender TCA -filing

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday filed charges (...)

Coronavirus: Pandemic sends US jobless rate to 14.7%

US unemployment rises to its highest level since the 1930s as coronavirus (...)

Australia shares rise as virus restrictions set to ease; NZ also up

Australian shares rose over 1% on Friday as risk sentiment improved on the (...)

Coronavirus: What shape will a recession and recovery take?

Monica Miller explains the alphabet soup of possible recession shapes for (...)

Uber axes 3,700 staff as trips drop in lockdowns

The pandemic has added to financial challenges facing the taxi-hailing app (...)

Britain says around a quarter of workers furloughed

Around a quarter of employees in Britain have been furloughed and companies (...)

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Intel buys Moovit transit app for $900 mln to help develop robotaxis

Chipmaker Intel Corp has bought Israeli public transit app maker Moovit for about (...)

UK consumers are gloomiest since 2012 - YouGov/CEBR

British consumer sentiment has dropped to its lowest since January 2012 as (...)

UK households shunned borrowing as COVID-19 hit in March - BoE

British households shunned new borrowing in March and a measure of house purchases (...)

Funds suggest cutting stocks, expect U-shaped global economic recovery: Reuters poll

Global funds recommended an increase in bond holdings to the highest level (...)

Coronavirus: Eurozone economy shrinks at record rate

Single currency nations see a sharp fall in GDP during the first quarter of (...)

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Lloyds Banking Group scrapes profit after $1.75 bln COVID-19 provision

Lloyds Banking Group saw its pretax profit all but wiped out in the first (...)

Pumping cash at record pace, ECB is under pressure to act again

Just weeks after unveiling a massive stimulus scheme in a late-night shock-and-awe (...)

Upbeat virus treatment view, oil jump lift Australian shares

Australian shares gained on Thursday as risk appetite improved after encouraging (...)

Column: A fork in the coronavirus road - the financial cost of relapse

Financial markets are now pricing an optimistic view that the world economy (...)

Investors bet on testing, treatments for restart of U.S. economy

Investors are pinning their hopes for the reopening of the U.S. economy on (...)

UK companies put pay awards on hold as COVID-19 hits - XpertHR

Half of large British employers are thinking of freezing pay or delaying annual (...)

Britain suffering worst peacetime downturn ever; recovery may falter - Reuters poll

Britain is in the midst of its deepest downturn in peacetime as the coronavirus (...)

Philippines expects remittances to decline this year

Money sent home by Filipinos working and living abroad is likely to decline (...)

Pricing the benefits of cheap oil in a world of economic lockdowns

The oil price collapse that took U.S. crude prices sub-zero for the first (...)

One in three UK households expects to need state help to weather coronavirus - survey

One third of British households said they were likely to need government support (...)

UPDATE 12-$500 bln coronavirus aid package passes U.S. Senate, headed to House

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved $484 billion in fresh relief (...)

Bank of England tells banks to use excess capital to help customers

British banks should use their substantial capital and liquidity buffers to (...)

China stocks end higher as key rate cut again

China stocks ended higher on Monday as a key Chinese lending rate was cut (...)

China cuts benchmark rate for second time this year, as widely expected

China cut its benchmark lending rate as expected on Monday to reduce borrowing (...)

UAE central bank urges commercial lenders to use stimulus scheme

The United Arab Emirates central bank on Sunday urged commercial lenders to (...)

Germany may rein in coronavirus debt if economy improves - finance minister

Germany may be able to manage the fiscal impact of the coronavirus crisis (...)

UPDATE 1-EY whistleblower awarded $11 million after suppression of gold audit

A British court awarded $11 million in damages and expenses on Friday to a (...)

Jordan PM says state finances under strain by impact of coronavirus

Jordan Prime Minister Omar al Razzaz said on Thursday spending priorities (...)

UPDATE 4-Morgan Stanley CEO: coronavirus will continue to pose challenges

Morgan Stanley Chief Executive Officer James Gorman told shareholders on Thursday (...)

Fund managers looking at medical tests, Europe, for signs U.S. economy can reopen

Some investors are wary about buying into a recent stock market rally. Even (...)

One in nine UK mortgages helped by payment holidays - UK Finance

British banks and other lenders have provided payment holidays for one in (...)

UPDATE 1-Russian cenbank to consider rate cut as economy set to contract

The Russian central bank will consider an interest rate cut among other options (...)

Coronavirus: US weekly jobless claims hit 6.6 million

The Federal Reserve unveils more measures to shore up the economy as weekly (...)

Record fall in UK economy forecast

The shutdown of large swathes of the UK economy will mean a huge hit to GDP (...)

Jordan IMF programme needs adjusting after coronavirus -central bank governor

Jordan is in discussions with the IMF seeking to change some of the objectives (...)

Coronavirus: Six industries crying out for help

With the UK economy in crisis, many sectors are still demanding further help (...)

UPDATE 2-Airbnb secures $1 bln investment from Silver Lake, Sixth Street

Airbnb said on Monday private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners (...)

SE Asia Stocks-Thailand posts best week since 2015 on oil surge; Singapore down

Singaporean markets slumped on Friday after the city-state shutdown most businesses (...)

Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?

Could Covid-19 permanently change how the global economy works?

Global funds still recommend bonds over stocks - Reuters poll

Global fund managers are convinced the world economy is already in recession, (...)

European stock index futures slide as coronavirus damage grows

European stock index futures fell more than 3% on Wednesday as dismal economic (...)

China stocks end lower amid coronavirus fears, policy hopes limit losses

China stocks finished the first session of the second quarter lower on Wednesday, (...)

UK mortgage approvals hit six year high in Feb., before virus hit

The number of approvals for mortgages in Britain hit a six-year high in February, (...)

Oil-rich wealth funds seen shedding up to $225 billion in stocks

Sovereign wealth funds from oil-producing countries mainly in the Middle East (...)

UK ramps up jobs protection push with social security, pensions pledge

Britain will ramp up its bid to slow a surge in unemployment during the coronavirus (...)

UK throws lifeline to self-employed hit by coronavirus

The British government will pay grants to self-employed people who have lost (...)

US markets close higher after emergency virus deal

Stocks keep gains as the president and the US Senate agree a massive stimulus (...)

Surveys show coronavirus pandemic savaging global economy

Evidence that the coronavirus pandemic is hammering the global economy mounted (...)

Britons most pessimistic about economy since 2008 - Ipsos MORI

People in Britain are at their most pessimistic about the outlook for the (...)

UPDATE 1-Crisis-era regulators call on banks to halt distributions, de-leverage trading

Banks should immediately halt share buybacks, dividends and most staff bonuses (...)

US bond fund outflows set weekly record - Lipper

U.S.-based taxable bond funds shed $55.9 billion in the week to Wednesday, (...)

Crisis-era regulators call on banks to halt distributions, de-leverage trading

Banks should immediately halt share buybacks, dividends and most staff bonuses (...)

Coronavirus: UK interest rates slashed again in emergency move

The Bank bumps up its measures to support the UK in its efforts to support (...)

Swiss ready virus aid package worth 40-100 bln Swiss francs - Tages-Anzeiger

The Swiss government, central bank and market supervisor are readying an aid (...)

Coronavirus: Chancellor vows to protect economy

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces further steps to support the economy. (...)

Coronavirus: Chancellor unveils £350bn lifeline for economy

Rishi Sunak announces "unprecedented" help for companies as the economy goes (...)

UPDATE 2-Jordan cuts main rates by 100 basis points to soften coronavirus blow

The Central Bank of Jordan said it cut its main interest rates by 100 basis (...)

US Treasury yields tumble after aggressive Fed action

U.S. Treasury yields fell on Monday but remained above recent multi-year lows, (...)

RPT-US Treasury yields tumble after aggressive Fed action

U.S. Treasury yields fell on Monday but remained above recent multi-year lows, (...)

UPDATE 1-U.S. Treasury yields fall after aggressive Fed action, but off lows

U.S. Treasury yields fell on Monday but were off their overnight lows in volatile (...)

Canada cuts capital buffer for banks, suspends mortgage stress test change

Canada is reducing the amount of capital lenders must hold to guard against (...)

UPDATE 1-Portugal to help firms through coronavirus, tough measures in place

Portugal moved to help businesses weather the coronavirus epidemic on Friday (...)

Factbox: Britain starts new funding scheme to shield businesses from coronavirus

The Bank of England unexpectedly cut interest rates by half a percent on Wednesday (...)

UK fires double stimulus salvo to soften coronavirus hit

Britain unveiled a 30 billion-pound stimulus plan on Wednesday to help the (...)

UPDATE 2-U.S. SEC votes to exempt smaller companies from independent audit reviews

The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday voted to relax internal audit controls introduced (...)

UPDATE 4-Fed provides massive liquidity injection to calm markets amid signs of stress

The Federal Reserve moved to stem a market meltdown on Thursday with offers (...)

Budget 2020: Chancellor pumps billions into economy to combat coronavirus

The chancellor warns the outbreak is likely to cause a temporary but significant (...)

Budget 2020: Richer or poorer? Ask the calculator

Use our Budget calculator to find out how your pocket may be affected by the (...)

Oil price plunge ramps up pressure on Pemex; hedge programs in focus

A crash in crude prices has intensified pressure on the finances of Mexican (...)

Budget 2020: Pledges on tampon tax and the future of cash

The 5% VAT rate will go in January, and the chancellor will also protect the (...)

Budget 2020: What we already know about our changing finances

Your finances are changing in April, irrespective of speculation about the (...)

Give gig workers sick pay to help stop virus spread - TUC

Britain must provide sick pay for low-wage and gig-economy workers who need (...)

Eight charts on how coronavirus has hit the economy

Key maps and charts explain how the virus has impacted markets and businesses (...)

U.S. officials talk down coronavirus market panic, tout economic strength

Trump administration officials on Sunday tried to calm market panic that the coronavirus (...)

RPT-COLUMN-Oil traders price in coronavirus-driven recession: Kemp

Oil traders and other financial investors are anticipating a severe slowdown (...)

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf bourses dive as coronavirus worries deepen

Stock markets in the Gulf slumped on Sunday, with Kuwait and Dubai among hardest (...)

Jupiter full-year profits hit by outflows, cancels special dividend

British asset manager Jupiter Fund Management said full-year pretax profits (...)

Hong Kong stocks close higher as Beijing signals more support for economy

Hong Kong stocks reversed earlier losses to end higher on Thursday, after (...)

UPDATE 2-Metro Bank cuts back growth plans after plunge into the red

Metro Bank shares tumbled on Wednesday after the bank plunged to a full-year (...)

UK employers urge Johnson not to sacrifice services in EU deal

Britain must not exclude its huge services industry from a planned trade deal (...)

Markets underprice coronavirus risk - UBS chairman on Bloomberg TV

Markets are underpricing the risk that the coronavirus outbreak poses to the (...)

Coronavirus: Qantas and Air France-KLM warn of profits hit

The alerts by Qantas and Air France-KLM come as concerns grow over the hit (...)

Sinn Fein surge puts Irish economy in the spotlight

As the Irish parliament convenes to try to choose its new leader, concerns (...)

Boeing could lose state tax break amid tariff fight

Lawmakers in Washington state say they want to avoid a trans-Atlantic tariff (...)

Qantas warns coronavirus impact of as much as $99m

The warning comes as concerns grow over the impact of the outbreak on airlines (...)

China economy: Why it matters to you

As China struggles to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, we look at the scale (...)

Immigration: No visas for low-skilled workers, government says

Ministers urge firms to stop relying on "cheap labour", but critics warn of (...)

Investors track ships, chase rumours to get edge on COVID-19 risks

As investors crunch numbers to determine how the coronavirus will hit China’s (...)

Coronavirus impact on euro zone economy to be temporary - Centeno

The head of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno said on Monday he expected the impact (...)

UPDATE 1-Romania may sell 5% stake in Hidroelectrica to EBRD

Romania is considering an offer from the European Bank for Reconstruction (...)

Thai bank loans may grow more than 2% this year

Commercial bank loans in Thailand may grow more than 2% this year while bad (...)

China and HK stocks climb as Beijing steps up support for virus-hit economy

China stocks rallied on Monday, led by start-up companies which surged to (...)

German economy barely grows at end of 2019

According to new official figures, the German economy stagnated in the final (...)

RBS profits beat expectations, to rebrand as NatWest

Royal Bank of Scotland reported a better than expected pre-tax profit of 4.2 (...)

UK economy saw zero growth at the end of 2019

Growth in the services and construction sectors was offset by a "poor showing" (...)

Poorer households may get help on energy bills

The burden of paying for clean energy technology could be shifted to the tax (...)

US jobs growth beats expectations

The economy added 225,000 jobs last month, extending a streak of gains that (...)

Coronavirus: China to pump billions into economy amid growth fears

The money will be deployed on Monday as financial markets reopen after an (...)

Hong Kong economy to see more weakness due to virus outbreak

The risk of further contraction in the Hong Kong economy, which was buffeted (...)

WRAPUP 9-China seeks to boost economy as first virus death reported outside its borders

The first death from the coronavirus outside of China was reported on Sunday (...)

UPDATE 1-Euro zone inflation pressures are building but only slowly -ECB chief economist

Inflationary pressures in the euro zone are slowly building and the deflationary (...)

UPDATE 1-Indian shares slide as federal budget fails to inspire

Indian shares fell on Saturday to their lowest closing level in more than (...)

INDUSTRY VIEWS-India budget focuses on tax cuts, farm spending to revive growth

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday unveiled the budget (...)

Eurozone economy barely growing at all

An official estimate puts growth in the region at 0.1% in the three months (...)

Self-assessment tax deadline looms

Many thousands of people are leaving their tax return until the deadline of (...)

Sterling jumps as BoE keeps interest rates on hold

Sterling strengthened as the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold on (...)

Amazon owed £3m tax rebate amid Rugeley floor space row

The online giant has won an appeal against a local council over mezzanines. (...)

Majority of CEOs expect global economy to cool in PwC survey

More than half of chief executives in an annual survey by PwC expect a slowdown (...)

Putin appoints former economy minister Maxim Oreshkin as adviser

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday appointed former economy minister (...)

France agrees to delay new tax on tech giants

A digital sales tax, that provoked a threat of tariffs from the US, has been (...)

Shopping centre owner Intu seeks emergency cash

Intu, owner of the Trafford Centre and Lakeside, asks investors for money (...)

Flybe confirms it will get a tax and duty holiday

But the struggling airline says the debt with tax authorities is far lower (...)

Flybe: Government strikes a deal to rescue troubled airline

The airline’s investors will put more money in while the government will (...)

Syrian pound hits new lows over regional tensions - traders

The battered Syrian currency hit a new record low on Monday over fears that (...)

Bank of England policymaker hints at possible rate cut

Gertjan Vlieghe would consider lowering rates depending on the strength of (...)

Weak November weighs on UK growth

Official statistics show the economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months (...)

HK considers "competitive" tax measures for private equity funds -finance sec

Hong Kong finance secretary Paul Chan said on Monday the government was considering (...)

Bank of England policy-maker hints at possible rate cut

Gertjan Vlieghe would consider lowering rates depending on the strength of (...)

US jobs growth slows in December

The economy added 145,000 jobs last month, capping a year of solid but slowing (...)

UPDATE 1-Board member overseeing Wirecard audit elected chairman

The board member overseeing an outside audit of Wirecard has been elected (...)

ECB rate rise in 2021? Markets starting to think about it

Money markets are starting to price higher interest rates for the euro zone (...)

Monte dei Paschi sees 1.2 bln euro net profit hit in Q4 from tax change

Italian state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena said on Thursday it expected (...)

WRAPUP 1-Fed officials: Trade risks easing may mean bluer sky for 2020

The global trade wars may not be over, but U.S. Federal Reserve officials (...)

GRAPHIC-ECB rate rise in 2021? Markets starting to think about it

Money markets are starting to price higher interest rates for the euro zone (...)

UPDATE 2-PIMCO says signs point to stronger global economy in 2020

Recession risks have diminished in recent months, and the current window of (...)

UPDATE 3-Mexico hedges oil output for 2020 as risks grow

Mexico has completed its annual oil hedging program for 2020 at $49 a barrel, (...)

Recession, robots and rockets: another roaring 20s for world markets?

Helicopter cash, climate crises, smart cities and the space economy -- investors (...)

Vimto: Profit warning follows Middle East soft drinks tax

The soft drinks levy was introduced in Saudi Arabia and the UAE where Vimto (...)

UPDATE 4-Argentina creates external debt unit, economy bill moves to Senate

Argentina appointed a government team to kick off talks with creditors to (...)

German finmin: tax on share dealing could be extended to other assets

The financial transaction tax on share dealing that 10 European countries (...)

UPDATE 2-Ethiopia to get $3 bln loan from World Bank

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday that Ethiopia will receive $3 billion (...)

UK economic growth slowest since early 2009

The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade as growth (...)

HSBC Swiss unit to pay $192 mln to settle U.S. tax investigation

The Swiss private banking unit of HSBC Holdings Plc will pay $192.4 million (...)

General election 2019: What to look out for on the economy

BBC Business Editor Faisal Islam looks at the economic issues at stake in (...)

UPDATE 2-U.S. Treasury yields jump after non-farm payrolls rise

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday after the Labor Department reported job (...)

Deutsche Bank staffers cleared but bank fined in money laundering case

Frankfurt prosecutors have dropped an investigation into two Deutsche Bank (...)

UPDATE 1-Trump asks Supreme Court to stop banks from disclosing his financial data

President Donald Trump, fighting to keep details of his finances secret, asked (...)

UPDATE 3-TREASURIES-U.S. Treasury yields jump after non-farm payrolls rise

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday after the Labor Department reported job (...)

UPDATE 2-Metro Bank CEO Donaldson follows chairman out of door

Metro Bank chief executive Craig Donaldson is leaving after a torrid year (...)

UK consumers pick up pace of borrowing for first time since mid-2018 - BoE

British consumers, whose spending has helped drive the economy since the Brexit (...)

UPDATE 2-Germany dodges recession in third quarter thanks to exports, spending

Strong exports, state spending and consumers helped the German economy avoid (...)

General election 2019: How do government finances work?

Political parties are promising to spend lots of money, but how will they (...)

Johnson raises prospect of multi-billion pound payroll tax cut

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he planned a multi-billion-pound (...)

UPDATE 1-U.S. companies say consumer still strong even as broader outlook dims

Walmart became the latest company to point to a strong U.S. consumer, adding (...)

Trump asks Supreme Court to block disclosure of financial records to Congress

President Donald Trump on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a ruling (...)

General election 2019: Labour pledges free broadband for all

Labour would part-nationalise BT to deliver the policy and tax tech giants (...)

EXPLAINER-Ways Trump’s tax returns could come to light

U.S. President Donald Trump broke with a decades-long tradition of U.S. presidential candida (...)

UPDATE 3-Trump asks U.S. Supreme Court to prevent release of his tax returns

President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme (...)

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Fewer Chinese cities report home price gains in Oct

New home prices in China maintained steady growth in October but fewer cities (...)

Nikkei drops as Trump offers mixed signals on China trade deal

Japanese shares slipped on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump left (...)

Global growth woes ease but protests raise new risks - AIA CIO

A reduction in the risks that have bedeviled the global economy this year (...)

Sportswear company faces two US accounting probes

Under Armour is being probed by the Securities and Exchange Commission and (...)

UK banks urge government to ease tax burden as Brexit beckons

Banking in Britain paid 40 billion pounds in taxes in the last financial year (...)

The race to build a flying electric taxi

More than a hundred companies are working on electric aircraft designed to (...)

Airbnb probed by UK tax authorities

The home rental site has warned a tax inquiry by HM Revenue & Customs could (...)

Democratic 2020 hopeful Warren still weighing Medicare for All financing options

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