12152017

Bank sees boost from Brexit progress

Image copyright Reuters The Bank of England says confidence among households and businesses is likely to be supported by last week’s progress in Brexit talks. Last week the European Union [...]

Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank

Image copyright AFP Image caption ECB president Mario Draghi said inflationary pressures remained “muted” The European [...]

Black Friday lifts UK retail sales in November

Image copyright Getty Images Black Friday helped to propel retail sales 1.6% higher in November from a year earlier, official figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that [...]

Scottish income tax changes unveiled

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Derek Mackay arrived in the Holyrood chamber alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon ahead of his budget speech [...]

China’s central bank raises interest rates after Fed rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It’s the first time China has raised rates since March China’s central [...]

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen has raised interest rates three times this year The [...]

Republican lawmakers say historic tax deal is agreed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The president says he would like to sign a tax bill by Christmas US Republican lawmakers [...]

Wage squeeze continues for British households

Image copyright Getty Images Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages [...]

UK inflation rate at near six-year high

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation rose to 3.1% in November, the highest in nearly six years, as the squeeze on households continued. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that airfares [...]

House prices rise fastest in East Midlands

Image copyright PA House prices in the East Midlands rose at more than three times the pace of London in the past year. Property prices in the region rose by 7% in the year to October – [...]