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Is an economic apocalypse coming? IMF warns risk of global financial crash has risen

Thu, 8 Oct 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Policy missteps could result in prolonged global market turmoil

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Royal Mint is selling 1kg gold bars for £25,000

Wed, 7 Oct 2015| By LLB Reporter

Have £25,000 to spare? You can use it buy 1kg gold bars.

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IoD denounces Theresa May’s anti-immigration speech as “myth” and “irresponsible rhetoric”

Tue, 6 Oct 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Businesses are “astounded” by home secretary’s speech

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Business rates overhaul: George Osborne to give local councils power to cut rates

Mon, 5 Oct 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Osborne announces largest power transfer to councils “in living memory”

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PPI deadline looming: The scandal in figures

Fri, 2 Oct 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The eye-watering amount of money mis-sold insurance has cost

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The “productivity puzzle” is finally over

Fri, 2 Oct 2015| By Robyn Vinter

We’ll probably look back on it as a blip

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Minimum wage to rise from today: But how does Britain compare globally?

Thu, 1 Oct 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Pay rise for one million workers from today as minimum wage rises… slightly

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Is Glencore facing a “Lehman moment”?

Tue, 29 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Mining firm Glencore faces huge debt problems as commodity prices fall

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Robbed: London wins 2017 Tour de France bid, only for TfL to withdraw bid at 11th hour

Tue, 29 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

London beat Manchester and Edinburgh, but withdrew at last minute. Race now set to begin in Germany

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Government’s energy policy in spotlight as Drax pulls out of £1bn carbon capture plan

Fri, 25 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Cuts to green subsidies leave investors reeling

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Multi-billion-pound hedge fund founder backs Corbyn’s “people’s QE”

Wed, 23 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Bankers and hedge funds “owe a debt” to previous QE programme, says Paul Marshall

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Unemployment surges by 10,000 in three months to August

Wed, 16 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Unemployment in Britain rose by 10,000 in the three months to August, to reach a total of 1.82 million.

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Danger Britain’s diesel pumps could run dry

Wed, 16 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Dependence on foreign markets puts supply at risk

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UK inflation rate falls to zero

Tue, 15 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Government welcomes static inflation rate

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Everything you thought you knew about business loans is WRONG – here’s why

Mon, 14 Sep 2015| By Rebecca Hobson

We’ve taken six common myths about business loans and blown them right out of the water, you ready?

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Callers wait 47 MINUTES on average to get through to HMRC

Wed, 9 Sep 2015| By LLB Reporter

Over 11,500 angry tweets were sent to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for making callers wait an average of 47 minutes last year.

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Living Wage introduction will boost wages of 3.7 million women

Thu, 3 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Wage rises for 23% of UK population by end of the decade

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Yes, no, maybe: UK ordered to rewrite EU referendum question

Wed, 2 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Yes yes yes yes yes, no: Cameron’s plans upset as UKIP welcome decision

Financial traders

Is Black Monday continuing into Tuesday?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Bad times for China

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Stock shock: the 10 biggest losers on the FTSE 100 yesterday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

These companies bore the brunt of Black Monday

Dirty money

Are you a tax dodger? HMRC is coming for you, big time

Fri, 21 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Pledge to clamp down on tax evaders

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Government unveils measures to fast-track fracking

Thu, 13 Aug 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Council decisions to be overruled by government in bid to kick-start shale revolution

A rollercoaster of a year

Is the unemployment rate going back up?

Wed, 12 Aug 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It looks that way

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