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Bank of England will have to act to curb inflation, says Bailey

Governor signals central bank is preparing to raise interest rates amid surge in energy prices

The governor of the Bank of England has warned it will “have to act” to curb rising.. - source: The Guardian - 18.10.2021

China’s disappointing growth slowdown weighs on markets; oil hits new highs – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

China’s GDP slowed to 4.9% over last yearQuarterly growth drops to just 0.2%

The oil price has hit fresh highs this morning,.. - source: The Guardian - 18.10.2021

Wales launches drive to keep young people in their homeland

Economy minister tells of ‘significant challenge’ of retaining and attracting talent to support country’s economy

The Welsh government is launching a drive to persuade more young.. - source: The Guardian - 18.10.2021

China economy slows as power cuts, property woes and Covid take toll

GDP grew 4.9% in the quarter to September, the lowest for a year, as the post-pandemic recovery loses steam and Evergrande problems persist

China’s economy grew slower than expected in.. - source: The Guardian - 18.10.2021

The next global economic emergency? Deepening debt in the developing world

Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine divide

A global pandemic. Rising inflation. The threat.. - source: The Guardian - 17.10.2021

Suez taught us our future lay in Europe. So will Brexit

Britain’s two great self-inflicted crises of the postwar era point to a conclusion that voters may soon rediscover for themselves

Many countries are experiencing economic problems.. - source: The Guardian - 17.10.2021

Bill for family days out at some UK attractions ‘almost doubles’

From Carlisle Castle to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, study highlights hefty rises since 2016

The cost of visiting some of Britain’s best-known visitor attractions has almost doubled over.. - source: The Guardian - 16.10.2021

Climate crisis poses ‘serious risks’ to US economy, Biden administration warns

White House issues 40-page report and sets out steps for action as ‘climate impacts already affecting’ jobs, homes and businesses

Joe Biden’s administration on Friday issued a 40-page.. - source: The Guardian - 15.10.2021

FTSE 100 heads for pandemic high; UK haulage association blasts cabotage changes – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

UK stocks heading for 20-month highHaulage industry: cabotage changes won’t help UK driversUK to allow temporary visas for butchers.. - source: The Guardian - 15.10.2021

How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order

Free trade fatigue and strained supply chains were already fracturing the system before the virus accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky

When Xi Jinping promised the world’s.. - source: The Guardian - 15.10.2021

Wait and see before hiking interest rates, Bank of England rate-setter says

Silvana Tenreyro says look how much certain commodities’ prices rise before pushing up borrowing costs

An early hike in interest rates would be “self defeating” if inflationary.. - source: The Guardian - 14.10.2021

Sunak plays down help for businesses over gas prices despite fears industry could shut down – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Sunak: I believe in a market economySteel industry calls for state support to avoid ‘full blown crisisSunak: ‘good amount’ of.. - source: The Guardian - 14.10.2021

What is the ‘new model’ the EU is proposing for Northern Ireland?

‘Bespoke Northern Ireland-specific solution’ includes potential new rules on food, plants and medicines

The EU’s latest proposals, described as “a new model” for Northern Ireland,.. - source: The Guardian - 13.10.2021

George Gater obituary

George Gater, my husband, who has died aged 88 of cardiogenic shock, was an industrial economist, and an amateur art historian. Coming from a privileged background he yet had a determined.. - source: The Guardian - 13.10.2021

UK economic growth picks up after July drop; GDP remains below pre-pandemic level – business live

Economists say material and fuel shortages will drag down growth in September

People socialised more in August, with restaurants and hotels growing 10.3%, and arts and entertainment up.. - source: The Guardian - 13.10.2021

House passes bill to raise US debt ceiling through early December

Legislation raises government’s borrowing limit to $28.9tnHard-fought House vote passes entirely along party lines

The US House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to a.. - source: The Guardian - 12.10.2021

Banks and rich nations must extend hand to those battling Covid

Analysis: social unrest is around the corner without further support such as vaccine waivers and debt relief

Britain’s recovery from the pandemic is slowing. So is the bounceback in.. - source: The Guardian - 12.10.2021

IMF calls for rich countries to fulfil promises on vaccines and climate

A dangerous diversion in economic prospects around the world is a big worry, latest report warns

The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries to make good on their vaccine and.. - source: The Guardian - 12.10.2021

Budget signs look good for Sunak, but is the jobs market unhealthy?

Analysis: Economy appears to have avoided worst Covid damage, but most vacancies are in low-paid roles

UK job vacancies hit record amid Brexit and Covid staff shortages

Job vacancies are.. - source: The Guardian - 12.10.2021

UK job vacancies hit record amid Brexit and Covid staff shortages

Rise matched by steep fall in unemployment and rise in staff on payrolls to 29.2 million

Job vacancies soared to a record high of almost 1.2m in September, according to official figures, as.. - source: The Guardian - 12.10.2021