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December 2017 articles

The US Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 per cent this evening, to a range between 1.25 per cent [...]

13 December

Last month the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in a decade – a momentous, if expected, moment. After [...]

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The squeeze on consumers was confirmed today after official data showed wages rose 2.5 per cent in the year to October, half [...]

13 December
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Britain's inability to deal with a little snow may have kept shoppers from the high street this week, but Kantar Worldpanel and [...]

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At the time of writing, the price of bitcoin is almost $17,000. In April, it was $1,000, which means that if you had bought then, [...]

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Inflation hit 3.1 per cent in November, meaning Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney must write to the Treasury with an [...]

12 December
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Leaving the EU has led many commentators to liken the complex economic negotiations of Brexit to the divorce process that thousands [...]

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When the superstar fund manager Neil Woodford speaks, the market listens. [...]

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It has been 18 months filled with political surprises, and at a time when nothing seems to be off the cards, the possibility [...]

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Occasionally a politician says something that personifies their worldview. [...]

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The productivity crisis acknowledged in the chancellor’s recent Budget blew apart his long-term planning and extended austerity [...]

12 December
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In the aftermath of the financial crisis much was written about Britain’s supposed need to "rebalance" its economy away from [...]

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The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point on Wednesday following sustained [...]

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The number of available jobs in the City rose last month as firms in the Square Mile continue to offer higher salaries to try [...]

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Business activity in London slowed slightly in November, according to a closely followed survey, but expansion across every region [...]

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