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The Guardian view on the IMF’s message: yes, tax the super-rich | Editorial 12 Oct 2:05pm The Guardian view on the IMF’s message: yes, tax the super-rich | Editorial
The Reagan-Thatcher revolution changed society’s beliefs about taxes for the worse. It’s a good thing the IMF agrees with Labour that we need a rethink if we want economic growth shared fairlyThe International Monetary Fund has been on quite a journey from the days when it was seen as the provisional wing of the
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The Guardian view on an energy price cap: a stopgap, not a strategy | Editorial 12 Oct 2:04pm The Guardian view on an energy price cap: a stopgap, not a strategy | Editorial
Theresa May wanted this to be the policy that parked a tank on Labour’s lawn. Not like this, it won’tThere is much to be said for a limited cap on energy prices. But the details of the government plan that was published on Thursday,
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Cryptocurrency craze wins over ex-football boss – but few others | Nils Pratley 12 Oct 2:04pm Cryptocurrency craze wins over ex-football boss – but few others | Nils Pratley
Harry Redknapp is ‘proper excited’ about something dismissed by IMF, bankers and economists The trouble with these cryptocurrencies is that expert opinion is so divided. In the sceptical camp, you have the likes of Kenneth Rogoff, the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund; Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of one of the world’s largest banks, JP Morgan; and our own Financial Conduct Authority. In the other camp, there’s Harry Redknapp. Yes, the football manager who recently departed Birmingham City is the latest celebrity to join the craze. “Proper excited about Mobile Cryptocurrency! I’m in, get involved!” tweeted Redknapp in support of Electroneum, which bills itself as “the first British cryptocurrency.”
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FTSE 100 soars to record closing high following Brexit talks deadlock 12 Oct 1:43pm FTSE 100 soars to record closing high following Brexit talks deadlock
Impasse between UK and EU triggers sell-off of pound, but analysts say record is not vote of confidence in British economy The FTSE 100 has reached a new closing high after an impasse in the latest round of Brexit talks triggered a sell-off of the pound. The stock market made up of the UK’s biggest companies closed up 22 points (0.3%) at 7556.24.
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FTSE 100 hits record closing high as Brexit rattles the pound - as it happened 12 Oct 1:43pm FTSE 100 hits record closing high as Brexit rattles the pound - as it happened
Britain’s stock market has closed at a new high tonight, as fears over a hard Brexit weigh on sterling
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FTSE 100 hits record closing high as Brexit fears drag the pound down - business live 12 Oct 1:17pm Updated FTSE 100 hits record closing high as Brexit fears drag the pound down - business live
Britain’s stock market has closed at new highs tonight
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Bitcoin price soars above $5,000 to record high 12 Oct 12:10pm Updated Bitcoin price soars above $5,000 to record high
Rising price of the cryptocurrency, now worth four times as much as an ounce of gold, has led to warnings of a bubble The price of bitcoin has smashed through $5,000 to an all-time high.
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Royal Mail halts 48-hour walkout after obtaining high court injunction 12 Oct 10:41am Royal Mail halts 48-hour walkout after obtaining high court injunction
Communication Workers Union lawyers fail to rebuff attempt at Royal Courts of Justice to stop 19 October postal strike Royal Mail has halted Britain’s first planned national walkout by postal workers since it was privatised, after successfully
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Liam Fox ridiculed for being only member of new UK board of trade 12 Oct 10:26am Liam Fox ridiculed for being only member of new UK board of trade
Lib Dems say board is ‘job-creation scheme’ for international trade secretary after it emerges he is sole official member A new board of trade unveiled by the government has been met with derision after it was revealed that the international trade secretary, Liam Fox, is the only official member. Announcing the board, the Department for International Trade said it would “ensure the benefits of free trade are spread throughout the UK”, naming more than a dozen advisers to the body including former ministers and business leaders.
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Consumers face credit squeeze as lenders tighten loan availability – business live 12 Oct 10:03am Updated Consumers face credit squeeze as lenders tighten loan availability – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as British banks plan to tighten unsecured credit and chartered surveyors warn that Britain’s housing market is cooling
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Draughty homes targeted in UK climate change masterplan 12 Oct 9:28am Draughty homes targeted in UK climate change masterplan
Ministers publish long-delayed blueprint for hitting target of cutting emissions by 57% in next 15 years Millions of the UK’s draughtiest homes will be insulated and overhauled by 2035 to save families as much as £300 a year on their energy bills, under the government’s climate change masterplan. The long-delayed blueprint for how the UK will hit
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UK banks plan biggest squeeze on consumer credit since 2008 12 Oct 8:32am UK banks plan biggest squeeze on consumer credit since 2008
Clampdown on credit cards and overdrafts follows warnings from Bank of England and others of growing debt mountain British banks are planning the biggest squeeze on consumer credit since late 2008, when the economy was in the depths of recession, according to a
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Banks plan clampdown on credit after warnings on debt mountain 12 Oct 8:05am Updated Banks plan clampdown on credit after warnings on debt mountain
Squeeze on lending on credit cards and personal loans follows warnings from Bank of England and others British banks are planning the biggest squeeze on consumer credit since late 2008, when the economy was in the depths of recession, according to a
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Kobe Steel chief admits scandal has hit trust as car checks spread 12 Oct 6:21am Kobe Steel chief admits scandal has hit trust as car checks spread
General Motors joins auto, train and aircraft manufacturers investigating whether they have used substandard products The chief executive of Kobe Steel has warned that a
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UK puts energy efficiency at heart of climate change strategy 12 Oct 5:50am UK puts energy efficiency at heart of climate change strategy
Government publishes long-delayed blueprint for how UK will hit target of cutting emissions by 57% in next 15 years The UK’s draughtiest homes will be insulated and upgraded by 2035 to save families as much as £300 a year on their energy bills, under the government’s climate change masterplan. The long-delayed blueprint for how the UK will hit its binding target of cutting emissions by 57% by 2032 majors on support for everything from low-carbon power, energy savings and electric vehicles to keeping food waste out of landfill.
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Bitcoin price soars above $5,000 to all-time high 12 Oct 5:12am Bitcoin price soars above $5,000 to all-time high
Rising price of the cryptocurrency, now worth four times as much as an ounce of gold, has sparked warnings of a bubble The price of bitcoin, the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, has smashed through $5,000 to a new all-time high.
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UK lenders plan biggest squeeze on consumer credit since 2008 – business live 12 Oct 5:02am Updated UK lenders plan biggest squeeze on consumer credit since 2008 – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as British banks plan to tighten unsecured credit and chartered surveyors warn that Britain’s housing market is cooling
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UK housing market stalls as London prices decline – business live 12 Oct 4:44am Updated UK housing market stalls as London prices decline – business live
All the day’s economic and financial news, as chartered surveyors warn that Britain’s housing market faces the weakest outlook since last year’s Brexit vote
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Cut duty on Scotch whisky to raise industry spirits, say distillers 12 Oct 4:31am Updated Cut duty on Scotch whisky to raise industry spirits, say distillers
Scotch Whisky Association blames chancellor’s near 4% tax rise in March for six-month fall in bottle sales The Scotch Whisky Association has called for a cut in duty on the strong stuff after warning that sales fell by 1m bottles over the first six months of the year.. The association said the slump could be attributed to a near 4% increase in duty on spirits, one of several tax-raising measures imposed by the chancellor, Philip Hammond, in his March budget.
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UK leads the way with its fizzy drink tax - it should cover sweets too | Patrick Collinson 12 Oct 2:14am Updated UK leads the way with its fizzy drink tax - it should cover sweets too | Patrick Collinson
We should mark World Obesity Day by extending the upcoming levy on sugary pop to confectionery In the battle between Big Soda and health campaigners, it is far from clear who is winning. Wednesday is
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One size fits all: the designer creating clothes that grow with kids 12 Oct 2:00am One size fits all: the designer creating clothes that grow with kids
Winner of the James Dyson UK award, Ryan Yasin’s children’s garments stretch to fit kids aged three months to three years – offering parents a sustainable alternative to disposable clothing What do you get if you mix a background in aeronautical engineering, experience in fashion design, a talent for origami, and a passion for sustainability? The answer is pioneering designer Ryan Yasin, whose range of children’s clothing recently hit the news for
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Hackers rack up £12,000 phone bill and providers passed it on to me 12 Oct 2:00am Hackers rack up £12,000 phone bill and providers passed it on to me
Pennine and Focus Group blame each other after hundreds of premium rate overseas calls were billed to my company
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IMF says Australia has one of the fastest rising income inequality rates 12 Oct 1:14am IMF says Australia has one of the fastest rising income inequality rates
Economic body’s Fiscal Monitor shows Australia’s 30-year inequality growth is similar to the US, India, China and the UK Australia is among countries with the highest growth in income inequality in the world over the past 30 years, according to the International Monetary Fund. Vitor Gaspar, the IMF’s director of fiscal affairs, has told an audience at the launch of the IMF’s latest Fiscal Monitor that Australia’s income inequality growth has been similar to the US, South Africa, India, China, Spain and the UK since the 1980s.
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