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Banks' share trading probed

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 13:51:30 GMT

The Financial Services Authority has launched an inquiry into the trading of British banking shares.

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Evan Davis on the economy

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:00:36 GMT

Economics Editor Evan Davis answers viewers' questions on the economy following the crisis in the global markets.

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Banks unite on credit crisis

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 18:26:05 GMT

Central banks are injecting billions of dollars into global money markets to try and calm credit fears.

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Housing slump hits flat prices

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:57:08 GMT

The market for city centre flats looks vulnerable as a survey shows another drop in UK property prices.

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Bank predicts soaring inflation

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 15:30:28 GMT

The Bank of England says that due to high inflation, the scope for further UK interest rate cuts will be limited.

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Bank cuts interest rates

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 13:35:49 GMT

UK interest rates have been trimmed by a quarter of a point to 5.25% by the Bank of England.

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Fed rate cut explained

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:55:25 GMT

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates to 3.5%, a shock three-quarters of a percentage point reduction.

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What market crash might mean

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:37:04 GMT

Economics Editor Evan Davis on what the market slowdown means for people everyday.

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UK trade deficit increases

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:01:28 GMT

The UK's trade deficit is at its highest level since the late 1980s, official figures have shown.

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Bank cuts UK interest rates

Thu, 06 Dec 2007 07:00:25 GMT

The Bank of England has cut interest rates to 5.5% from 5.75% amid signs that the economy is slowing.

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UK property prices fall again

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 18:37:48 GMT

Property prices have fallen for the third month in a row, prompting fears about the state of the economy.

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'Ripple' fears of US slump

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 18:41:54 GMT

As New York retailers feel the US economic slowdown bite, the BBC's Evan Davis considers its wider impact.

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Bank warns of slowing growth

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 13:35:46 GMT

The Bank of England has warned of a number of risks to the UK economy next year.

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Migrants get half of new jobs

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:53:38 GMT

More than half the new jobs created under Labour have gone to foreign workers, figures reveal.

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Mortgage lending slows down

Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:57:12 GMT

The number of mortgages taken out last month has fallen to its lowest level for more than two years.

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UK population 'will reach 70m'

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 21:53:45 GMT

The population of the UK is set to rise to at least 70 million by 2051, according to official figures.

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Slowdown in housing market

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 05:53:22 GMT

There are signs that the housing market is slowing, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has said.

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Government borrows more money

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 21:55:04 GMT

The economy will grow more slowly than expected with borrowing higher than forecast, the Chancellor warned.

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Numbers behind Tory tax plans

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 17:37:50 GMT

Evan Davis looks at what the Conservatives' new tax proposals involve, and considers if their sums add up.

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Bank's intervention examined

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 21:59:24 GMT

Evan Davis examines whether the Bank of England has done enough to calm the money markets.

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Public sector seeks pay rise

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 22:15:15 GMT

Representatives from across the public sector have called on Gordon Brown to increase their pay deal.

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Immigration figures released

Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:52:41 GMT

A breakdown of the numbers of immigrants from Eastern Europe to the UK has been released.

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Tories mull tax cut proposals

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 21:37:30 GMT

The Tories are considering proposals to scrap inheritance tax, reduce stamp duty and cut corporation tax.

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Shares tumble on credit fears

Fri, 10 Aug 2007 05:14:21 GMT

Global stock indexes suffered a second day of heavy losses on Friday amid fears of a credit crunch.

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Inquiry into airports operator

Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:39:16 GMT

Customer services provided by airport operator BAA are being investigated by the competition commission.

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Bank hints at rate rise

Wed, 08 Aug 2007 22:05:40 GMT

One more interest rate rise may be needed to bring inflation back on target, a Bank of England report suggests.

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UK interest rates up to 5.75%

Thu, 05 Jul 2007 05:35:47 GMT

The Bank of England has raised UK interest rates to 5.75%, to help reduce inflation.

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Flat prices 'trailing houses'

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:45:40 GMT

The prices of flats in most parts of England and Wales are not keeping up with those of houses.

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New chancellor's challenges

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:33:19 GMT

Economics Editor Evan Davis looks at the challenges ahead for new Chancellor Alistair Darling.

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Gordon Brown: PM questions

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 18:07:09 GMT

Just days before becoming prime minister, Gordon Brown discussed his plans for Britain in an exclusive BBC interview.

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Food prices defy inflation

Wed, 13 Jun 2007 09:44:36 GMT

Evan Davis examines why food prices in the UK are rising at 5%, twice the inflation rate.

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BBC editors assess G8 summit

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 09:54:06 GMT

The BBC's World Affairs Editor and Economics Editor discuss the relevance of the G8 summit.

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Banks try to stop court claims

Thu, 24 May 2007 03:03:02 GMT

Banks are being accused of an 'aggressive attitude' in trying to force people to drop claims against charges.

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Blair's economic record

Thu, 10 May 2007 10:39:03 GMT

Tony Blair's economic record is characterised by low interest rates and steady growth.

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Interest rates set to hit 5.5%

Wed, 09 May 2007 18:11:49 GMT

The Bank of England is expected to raise its main interest rate by another 0.25% to combat inflation.

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GMTV drops phone-in provider

Mon, 23 Apr 2007 17:33:43 GMT

Broadcaster GMTV has dropped its phone-in service provider after a BBC investigation made claims of fraud.

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Key workers off housing ladder

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 03:24:23 GMT

The average property is unaffordable for key workers in nearly three-quarters of UK towns, a bank says.

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Brown pensions row escalates

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 21:57:55 GMT

Business leaders have denied backing changes to taxation of pension funds made by Gordon Brown in 1997.

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Increasing demand for homes

Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:13:58 GMT

A lobby group is questioning whether housing supply in England can cope with the country's growing immigrant population.

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Budget winners and losers

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 13:49:17 GMT

Gordon Brown has cut the basic income tax rate but other changes mean not everyone will be better off.

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TV phone-in review ordered

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 16:54:19 GMT

A licensing regime for premium rate TV phone service providers is to be set up.

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High Court win for pensioners

Wed, 21 Feb 2007 11:29:06 GMT

Four people who lost their company pensions have won a legal case against the government.

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Record profits at Barclays

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 11:46:43 GMT

Barclays bank has announced it has made a record profit of seven billion pounds.

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Court battle over lost pensions

Wed, 07 Feb 2007 07:26:16 GMT

People who lost pensions when their firms went bust are taking their case to the High Court.

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Inflation rate at 11-year high

Tue, 16 Jan 2007 10:02:57 GMT

The UK inflation rate jumped to 3% in December, up from 2.7% the month before.

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UK interest rates up to 5.25%

Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:41:33 GMT

The Bank of England has announced a surprise rise in interest rates by a quarter of a point to 5.25%.

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Burberry confirms UK closure

Fri, 05 Jan 2007 22:58:10 GMT

Burberry has confirmed it is to close its factory in Treorchy, Wales, in March 2007 - with the loss of around 300 jobs.

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Migrants 'slight' benefit to UK

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 03:59:40 GMT

The contribution of immigrants to the UK economy is "very slight indeed," a pressure group has said.

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UK workers 'more productive'

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 22:50:07 GMT

British workers are becoming more and more productive, according to official figures.

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Last-minute deals for shoppers

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 22:53:31 GMT

Shoppers are expected to spend around £4bn in the Christmas rush and yet many shops are complaining of sluggish trade.

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Low dollar draws UK shoppers

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 23:18:14 GMT

The dollar has fallen to its lowest level against the pound for almost two years following a slow-down in the US economy.

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Government savings probe

Thu, 23 Nov 2006 22:55:09 GMT

The government's announcement that it has made £13 bn of savings has raised questions from some politicians.

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