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Fed jolts market as it signals US rate hike could come 'somewhat sooner'
America's central bank jolted markets after signalling it may start hiking interest rates from their present ultra-low level earlier than previously planned.
COVID-19: Rate of inflation passes Bank of England 2% target as economy gets back in gear
The surge in the rate of inflation of the past couple of months showed no sign of slowing in May, hitting 2.1% as the cost of a range of goods picked up following the coronavirus crisis-induced slump for the economy.
COVID-19: The UK is caught in a price rise perfect storm - and here's why
It is quite possible - indeed quite likely, as far as most economists are concerned - that inflation drops back again next year.
COVID-19: Ban on commercial evictions introduced during the pandemic extended until March 2022
The government is to extend the ban on commercial evictions introduced during the pandemic until March 2022, the Treasury has confirmed.
Millions more using phones and smart watches to make payments
More than seven million consumers registered to use phones and smart watches to make payments last year, new figures from Britain's banking industry show.
Sainsbury's and Pets at Home recall dry cat food products over link to outbreak of potentially deadly feline disease
Sainsbury's and Pets at Home are among retailers to pull dry cat food from their shelves over a potential link to a deadly feline disease.
Brexit minister admits 'little progress' in EU talks to avoid Northern Ireland sausage trade ban
Boris Johnson's Brexit minister has admitted talks with the EU to avert a ban on British sausages being sold in Northern Ireland are "not having much progress" - although he is holding out hope of agreeing an extension to an end-of-month deadline.
COVID-19: Ryanair accuses PM of travel 'shambles' and demands vaccine-led approach
Ryanair has hit out at the UK government's traffic light system for global travel, describing the meagre green list of destinations as a "red list shambles".
Ian King Business podcast: Inflation rates, quantum computing and coronavirus restrictions
Ian King discusses the rise in inflation in the UK, the new post-Brexit trade deal with Australia, and support for the hospitality sector as lockdown restrictions are extended.
Funeral industry faces controls after price rise investigation
The funeral sector has been ordered to bolster price transparency and cut links with public services to encourage referrals from bereaved families, the competition watchdog has announced.