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2019 Articles

London economy outperforms rest of UK ahead of General Election
London economy outperforms rest of UK ahead of General Election
London’s economy continued to outperform the rest of the UK in November, survey data has revealed, with the capital’s businesses [...]
December 9, 2019
Softbank’s second Vision Fund set to come in underweight
Softbank’s second Vision Fund set to come in underweight
The giant Japanese investment fund Softbank is dialing down its ambitions for the second of its Vision Funds after failed [...]
December 8, 2019
John McDonnell outlines plans to borrow extra £58bn for Waspi women pledge
John McDonnell outlines plans to borrow extra £58bn for Waspi women pledge
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has defended the Labour party’s plans to borrow the vast majority of the £58bn of pension [...]
December 8, 2019
Chinese exports unexpectedly drop as trade war takes a toll
Chinese exports unexpectedly drop as trade war takes a toll
China’s exports suffered a shock fall in November and contracted for the fourth month in a row, official data showed [...]
December 8, 2019
John McDonnell concedes antisemitism has hurt Labour’s campaign
John McDonnell concedes antisemitism has hurt Labour’s campaign
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has admitted that the accusations of antisemitism engulfing the Labour party have hurt its General Election [...]
December 8, 2019
Boris Johnson says leaked document ‘wrong’ about Irish Sea customs checks
Boris Johnson says leaked document ‘wrong’ about Irish Sea customs checks
Boris Johnson has rejected claims that his Brexit deal would cause new customs checks on goods travelling between Great Britain [...]
December 8, 2019
Tax cut promises ‘at odds’ with Tory manifesto, think tank says
Tax cut promises ‘at odds’ with Tory manifesto, think tank says
Boris Johnson’s claims that he would deliver a tax-cutting Budget in the first 100 days of a new government “are [...]
December 5, 2019
Watchdogs propose tougher rules to limit banking services glitches
Watchdogs propose tougher rules to limit banking services glitches
UK regulators have proposed new rules to make banks and payment firms more resilient to major problems in the wake [...]
December 5, 2019
Japan approves $122bn stimulus package as governments start spending
Japan approves $122bn stimulus package as governments start spending
Japan’s cabinet has approved a huge $122bn (£92bn) stimulus package to combat stalling growth and insure against global trade tensions. [...]
December 5, 2019
TfL updates Tube map to include Crossrail stations for the first time
TfL updates Tube map to include Crossrail stations for the first time
Transport for London (TfL) has released a new Tube map for December that features several new Crossrail stations all the [...]
December 5, 2019
Pound hits 31-month high against euro ahead of General Election
Pound hits 31-month high against euro ahead of General Election
The pound hit a 31-month high against the euro this morning as the Conservatives edged closer to victory in the [...]
December 5, 2019
Global growth to pick up next year despite US and China slowdowns, says report
Global growth to pick up next year despite US and China slowdowns, says report
Global economic growth is set to pick up in 2020 despite the world’s two biggest economies slowing, according to asset [...]
December 4, 2019
‘Clearance to take off’: Tory majority to propel UK economy, report says
‘Clearance to take off’: Tory majority to propel UK economy, report says
A convincing Tory majority at the upcoming election will send the pound surging to a three-year high and put rocket [...]
December 4, 2019
GBP/USD: Sterling hits seven-month high as traders hope for Tory election victory
GBP/USD: Sterling hits seven-month high as traders hope for Tory election victory
The pound climbed to a seven-month high today as traders grew hopeful that the Conservatives would gain a majority at [...]
December 4, 2019