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Yellen makes history as first female Treasury chief

Janet Yellen has been confirmed as the next US Treasury Secretary, the first woman to hold the role.

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German health ministry dismisses claims about AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy

The German health ministry has moved to refute speculation about the effectiveness of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine in older people.

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Lockdown restrictions cause revenues to fall flat at City Pubs

City Pub Group saw revenues tumble by nearly two thirds in 2020 after lockdown restrictions closed its estate, but insisted it remained well placed to benefit from pent-up demand when the latest stay-at-home measures were lifted.

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Covid-19 pushes Crest Nicholson into the red

Crest Nicholson has swung to a full-year loss, after the housebuilder was hit by both Covid-19 and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

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UK unemployment rate hits four-year high of 5%

The UK unemployment rate has reached 5. 0%, the highest in more than four years, official data showed on Tuesday.

25 Jan
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UK shopper numbers rise despite lockdown restrictions

Footfall across UK retail destinations rose last week, despite severe weather conditions and the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

25 Jan
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Boohoo snaps up Debenhams brand in £55m deal

Online fashion retailer Boohoo is to acquire Debenhams in a "transformational" £55m deal, it was announced on Monday.

25 Jan
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ECB to set up dedicated climate change unit

The European Central Bank is to launch a dedicated climate change unit as part of efforts across the eurozone to transition to a greener economy.

25 Jan
Ofgem calls for end of National Grid oversight role

The energy regulator has called for National Grid to be stripped of its role managing the UK’s electricity transmission network.

25 Jan
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EasyJet boss to focus on national carriers post pandemic

EasyJet will look to take business off European national carriers rather than rival low-cost airlines as the industry starts to recover, it was reported on Monday.

25 Jan
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Asos in exclusive talks to buy Topshop out of administration

Asos is in exclusive talks to acquire Topshop and a number of other Arcadia-owned brands out of administration, it was announced on Monday.

22 Jan
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UK consumer confidence continues to struggle

UK consumer confidence continued to struggle in January, a widely-watched survey showed on Friday, dragged down by concerns about the strength of the economy.

21 Jan
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UK lenders forecast slowing demand for mortgages

Demand for mortgages is expected to ease in the coming months, a Bank of England survey of UK lenders found on Thursday, while borrowing on credit cards is set to rise.

21 Jan
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Jefferies downgrades Hiscox, cuts target price

Jefferies has downgraded Hiscox to ‘hold’ in the wake of the Supreme Court judgement on business interruption claims.

21 Jan
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Close Brothers sees strong start to the year

Close Brothers hailed a "strong" first half on Thursday, and said it remained well placed for the rest of the year despite increased uncertainty.

21 Jan
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IG Group strikes $1bn deal to buy US broker

IG Group is to expand its US presence after agreeing a $1bn deal to acquire American broker tastytrade, the online trader announced on Thursday, as it posted record interim numbers.

20 Jan
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UK house prices soar to fresh highs - ONS

UK house prices rocketed to fresh highs in November, official data showed on Wednesday, with the average cost of buying a home in London topping £500,000 for the first time.

20 Jan
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Jefferies downgrades Wood Group, warns of likely revisions to revenue forecasts

Jefferies has downgraded Wood Group ahead of potentially "significant" downward revisions to 2021 revenues.

20 Jan
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Fourth-quarter fee revenues slip at RPS

RPS Group reported a slide in fourth-quarter revenues on Wednesday as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to weigh on performance.

20 Jan
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Bonhill reports fall in final earnings, hails 'promising' start to current year

Bonhill Group blamed an "undoubtedly difficult year" for a fall in final revenues and earnings on Wednesday.