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Bank of England under fire for lack of diversity

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Treasury select committee seeks evidence on the Bank's efforts to improve its gender and ethnic mix.

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

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The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.

Black Monday 1987: 'Our jaws hit the desk'


On Black Monday 30 years ago investors were stunned by a global stock markets crash. What's its legacy?

Southern drivers to be balloted to end dispute

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Train drivers are to consider a deal to end their long-running action, Aslef says.

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The global shop


Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?


FTSE 100 down at close as Unilever sales slow


Sales growth at the consumer goods giant slows as it is hit by poorer weather in Europe and US hurricanes.


Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters


The deadline is approaching for US cities to submit proposals to host Amazon's new headquarters.

Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein hints at Frankfurt move

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Lloyd Blankfein tweets he intends to spend more time in Frankfurt, a hint of a post-Brexit move.

The investment fraud costing victims £26,000 each


Police say scams involving share price bets called "binary options" are a growing problem in the UK.


Office provider IWG sees shares plunge after profit warning


IWG says investment will lead to extra costs while sales have been weaker than expected.


UK banks 'exposed to money laundering in South Africa'

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Lord Hain says up to £400m may inadvertently have been laundered by HSBC and Standard Chartered.

Banks consider 555 fraud 'hotline'

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The financial industry thinks an emergency phone number could stop some bank fraud.


UK retail sales in sharp fall in September, ONS says


The Office for National Statistics says retail sales dropped last month, reversing a jump in August.


Interserve shares dive on new profit warning


The troubled construction and support services firm says it could breach its banking agreements.

Thursday, Oct 19

Creative sector warns of Brexit threat to economy


The £87bn a year the sector generates for the economy is at risk, the sector's trade body says.

One in four people 'trapped in low paid jobs'

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The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is "endemic" in the UK.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Lloyds Bank shareholders 'mugged', claim lawyers


Shareholders are suing the bank and five former directors over the 2008 purchase of Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

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The number of people out of work falls by 52,000, but earnings fail to keep pace with inflation.

Millions miss bills as finances bite

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More than four million people face difficulties over domestic or credit bills, says a major study.

Amazon and eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters

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The websites are accused by MPs of profiting from sellers who do not charge the tax on UK sales.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Sainsbury's to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive

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The UK supermarket plans to cut jobs in human resources as part of a £500m cost-saving plan.

Reversing Brexit would boost economy, says OECD

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The global economic body says staying in the EU would have "significant" positive impact on growth.

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

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Increases in transport and food prices push inflation to the highest rate for more than five years.

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

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The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.

Monday, Oct 16

Harvey Weinstein: Film company in talks over possible sale

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Talks with US investment firm Colony Capital come after sex allegations about Harvey Weinstein.

Symptoms of debt


Not all debts are the same - so which should you pay off first?

Debt despair


Seaside towns - and the young families living in them - are suffering the worst debt levels.

Financial regulator warns of growing debt among young people

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There has been a "pronounced" rise in debt among young people, the Financial Conduct Authority head warns.

Sunday, Oct 15

Vauxhall plans 400 job cuts at Ellesmere Port as sales fall

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The carmaker says the 400 job losses at its Ellesmere Port factory are needed to stay competitive.

Saudi Aramco said its flotation remains on track for 2018

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Oil giant Saudi Aramco dismisses reports the world's biggest share listing could be shelved.

Inflation 'to cause £300 benefit squeeze'- think tank

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Inflation at 2.9% will worsen the effects of the chancellor's measures, the Resolution Foundation warns.