US and China sign deal to ease trade war...

Liu He and Donald Trump The US and China have signed an agreement aimed at easing a trade war that has rattled markets and weighed on the global economy. Speaking in Washington, US President Donald Trump said would be...
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17 January 2020, 12:40

Estate agents report 'uplift' in housing market...

There has been an "uplift" in sentiment in the housing market following the general election, according to a survey of property professionals. Sales expectations had "risen sharply", the Royal Institution of Chartered...
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17 January 2020, 10:14

US-China trade deal: Winners and losers...

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump in 2017 After more than two years of rising tension, the US and China have signed a deal aimed at calming trade frictions. The agreement has been hard-fought, but it is unclear how much...
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16 January 2020, 12:14

US reverses China 'currency manipulator' label...

The US has reversed its decision to brand China a currency manipulator as the two countries prepare to wind down their trade war. The US said it made the change because China had agreed to refrain from devaluing its...
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16 January 2020, 9:42

Climate change to drive 'massive' investment shift...

Concerns about climate change will drive a "fundamental reshaping of finance", one of the world's biggest money managers has said. Larry Fink, who runs BlackRock, said the shift will happen "sooner than most...
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16 January 2020, 9:24

German economy sees weakest growth since 2013...

Germany is leading manufacturer of cars The German economy grew by 0.6% last year, according to official figures, its weakest performance since 2013. The was driven mainly by household spending. Business investment in...
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16 January 2020, 9:24

Fall in inflation raises prospects of interest rate cut...

Cheaper hotel costs helped to push the inflation rate down The UK's inflation rate fell to its lowest for more than three years in December, increasing speculation that interest rates could be cut. , down from 1.5% in...
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16 January 2020, 9:08

Dow closes above 29,000 as market rally continues...

US share market indexes have hit new highs, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, closing above 29,000 for the first time. The S&P 500 also closed at a new high, gaining 0.2% to end at 3,289, while the Nasdaq held...
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16 January 2020, 9:08

Weak November weighs on UK growth...

The UK's economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months to November, according to the Office for National Statistics. Growth was slightly stronger in September and October than previously thought, but fell 0.3% in...
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15 January 2020, 10:00

Bank of England policymaker hints at possible rate cut...

Another Bank of England policymaker has floated the idea of cutting the central bank's main interest rate. Gertjan Vlieghe he will consider voting for a rate cut depending on how the economy has performed since the...
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14 January 2020, 9:00

US jobs growth slows in December...

The US economy added 145,000 jobs last month, capping a year of solid but slowing growth, Hiring at retail and health care firms drove the gains, which pushed the US labour market to a 10th year of expansion. While the...
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13 January 2020, 16:31

US wine sellers compare tariffs to Prohibition...

President Trump promised to "do something" about French wine earlier this year A century ago, new restrictions on selling alcohol left US wine merchants reeling. Now President Donald Trump's decision to raise taxes on...
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12 January 2020, 18:01

'Absurd' leasehold pricing should stop, say campaigners...

The system of pricing extensions for leasehold homes has been branded "absurd" by a campaigner. The Law Commission this week outlined a variety of potential reforms to the system, but stopped short of suggesting...
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11 January 2020, 1:01

Sweden sees rare fall in air passengers, as flight-shaming takes off...

Sweden has seen a 4% drop in the number of people flying via its airports, a rare decrease in recent years for a European country. More than 40 million people travelled through the country's 10 airports, compared with...
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10 January 2020, 22:00

Robert Burns 'worth more than £200m to Scottish economy'...

The research estimates Burns' brand is worth almost £140m annually The economic and cultural importance of Robert Burns is worth £203m to Scotland each year, according to a new report. The University of Glasgow study...
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10 January 2020, 19:01