UK public finances worsen to highest February deficit on record – business live

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. In the UK, the government...

Asian stocks sink after Wall St rises

Asian stock markets declined Tuesday after Wall Street rose as a wave of investor concern about possible higher interest rates receded.Tokyo, Shanghai,...

Global markets rally as hopes for sustainable economic recovery rise

Global stock markets rallied on Monday amid rising hopes for a sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19 and as investors’ concern over a sell-off...

Budget to launch ‘green bond’ to encourage investment in climate change technology

Savers who want to invest in protecting the environment are to be offered the opportunity to purchase the world’s first green savings bonds....

When Covid infection rates dip, inflation rates may well rise

Andy Haldane caused quite a stir earlier this month when he suggested the economy was like a coiled spring waiting to go off....

Foundations turn to bond market in response to rising need

As the pandemic’s misery continued last fall, foundation leaders like Robert Ross of the California Endowment discovered a way to pump hundreds of...

Did Keir Starmer’s big economy speech actually have any economic policy?

Keir Starmer’s speech was billed as a major economic intervention from the Labour leader ahead of the 3 March Budget. Comparisons to the...

Bitcoin pushes past $47,000 to new record highs – business live

7.38am GMT 07:38 Introduction: Bitcoin hits fresh record highs Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone...

Stocks slump as Gamestop trading frenzy spooks investors – business live

7.57am GMT 07:57 Introduction: Stocks drop as retail frenzy prompts investor caution Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial...

Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy

The baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the...

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