How biting sanctions have hit Russia’s economy
Vladimir Putin
Today’s big question

How biting sanctions have hit Russia’s economy

IMF warns Moscow faces a ‘deep recession’ amid descent of a ‘new iron curtain’
11 Mar 2022
How reliant is Britain on Russian gas?
Gas pipeline
Today’s big question

How reliant is Britain on Russian gas?

Gas prices have soared by 70% in less than two weeks as Vladimir Putin threatens supply
4 Mar 2022
Londongrad: what is the cost of Russian-linked illicit finance in the UK?
Witanhurst House exterior
In Depth

Londongrad: what is the cost of Russian-linked illicit finance in the UK?

London has long been the Western city of choice for Russia’s new class of super-rich
4 Mar 2022
‘Grim milestone’: petrol prices soar to record highs 
Petrol station
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‘Grim milestone’: petrol prices soar to record highs 

Price of unleaded hit 151.25 pence per litre and diesel rose to 154.74 pence per litre
28 Feb 2022
A post-Brexit Big Bang? 
Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘reality-bending powers’
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A post-Brexit Big Bang? 

Insurance regulations are ‘ripe for reform’, but there are dangers in rushing changes through
25 Feb 2022
Do economic sanctions actually work?
Protestors demonstrate against the deployment of troops in Ukraine outside the Russian embassy in Berlin
In Depth

Do economic sanctions actually work?

Western powers rush to slap embargos on Russia following Ukraine invasion
23 Feb 2022
Pay restraint: what the experts think
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
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Pay restraint: what the experts think

Blundering Bailey, 1970s folk myth and tone-deaf 
10 Feb 2022
French symbols, pay rises and spring
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French symbols, pay rises and spring

Is France about to take an illiberal turn? Is it a bad thing if we all earn more? And is winter coming to a premature end?
4 Feb 2022
‘Black Thursday’ for Brits as energy bills and interest rates soar 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
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‘Black Thursday’ for Brits as energy bills and interest rates soar 

Rishi Sunak pledges support after cost of living ‘double whammy’ hits millions
3 Feb 2022
Explained: what is the energy price cap?
Energy bills will increase when the energy price cap is reviewed
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Explained: what is the energy price cap?

Ofgem announces a record 54% rise in energy bills for 22m households 
3 Feb 2022
Tackling energy bills: what the pundits say
Gas
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Tackling energy bills: what the pundits say

Price shock, easing the blow and self-help
27 Jan 2022
A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud
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A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud

Minister for counter-fraud resigns over the government’s ‘schoolboy errors’
25 Jan 2022
‘Economic violence’: billionaires cash in during pandemic 
Covid-19 pandemic wealth inequality
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‘Economic violence’: billionaires cash in during pandemic 

As the super-rich get richer, 99% of the world’s population are worse off
17 Jan 2022
Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices
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Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices

Is a windfall tax really the answer to the acute pain of energy costs?
14 Jan 2022
House prices: what the experts think
Estate agents' window
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House prices: what the experts think

Sellers’ market, what next and ​mortgage matters
13 Jan 2022
‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 
Commuters walk to work over London Bridge
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‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 

Companies are raising the salary stakes in order to attract and retain talent 
12 Jan 2022
7.8m pints of low- and non-alcoholic beer to be sold in Dry January
Pint at the local pub
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7.8m pints of low- and non-alcoholic beer to be sold in Dry January

Pubs are missing out on the ‘NoLo’ boom and drinkers are urged to support their local
10 Jan 2022
Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
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Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19

PM announces the scrapping of pre-departure tests
6 Jan 2022
Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?
Bank of England
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Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?

Inflation, politics and global trade are among the big unknowns this year
5 Jan 2022
A year in the City
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Business Briefing

A year in the City

2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions and big stock market floats
28 Dec 2021
How much damage could Omicron do to the economy?
Bank of England and Royal Exchange in the City of London
In Focus

How much damage could Omicron do to the economy?

The chief worry may not be the necessity for another furlough, but big ‘inflationary pressures’
17 Dec 2021
Is China capitalist?
Portraits of President Xi Jinping and the late Mao Zedong
Today’s big question

Is China capitalist?

President Xi’s policy of ‘common prosperity’ may have significant impact on global economy
30 Nov 2021
Shoppers warned about dodgy Black Friday deals
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In Brief

Shoppers warned about dodgy Black Friday deals

Consumer watchdog says better prices can be had on most of the so-called bargain offers
24 Nov 2021
Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 
President Biden delivered a speech on the economy at an event in Washington D.C.
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Why Biden is releasing 50m barrels of oil 

White House moves to lower prices at the pump and combat rising inflation 
24 Nov 2021
Consumer confidence boost raises Black Friday sales hopes
Shoppers on the high street
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Consumer confidence boost raises Black Friday sales hopes

Economic optimism increases ahead of annual shopping spree
19 Nov 2021
Crunch-time for British trade 
Boris Johnson speaks at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet
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Crunch-time for British trade 

Is there any point promoting ‘Global Britain’ while the threat of an EU trade war lingers?
19 Nov 2021
Why the UK is suffering a Walkers crisps shortage
Walkers crisps on a supermarket shelf
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Why the UK is suffering a Walkers crisps shortage

Production issues have forced snack giant to prioritise most popular varieties
9 Nov 2021
Investments Unwrapped: A buyer’s guide to furniture
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Investments Unwrapped: A buyer’s guide to furniture

Olly Mann talks to antique furniture expert James Kaye about how to end up sitting on a nest egg
9 Nov 2021
Interest rates: why the long era of ever-cheaper finance is finally over
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey
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Interest rates: why the long era of ever-cheaper finance is finally over

Bank of England is warning that hikes are ahead as inflation soars
8 Nov 2021
Explained: the ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak arrives at Cop26 with his Green Budget Box
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Explained: the ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’

Chancellor outlines plans but campaigners warn of ‘greenwashing’
3 Nov 2021
Why Sunak’s ‘high tax’ budget could send mortgage rates soaring
Rishi Sunak during a visit to a brewery in Bermondsey, London
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Why Sunak’s ‘high tax’ budget could send mortgage rates soaring

Homeowners may pay thousands of pounds more as lenders begin raising rates
29 Oct 2021
Have the Tories ditched Thatcherism in favour of big spending?
Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson
In Depth

Have the Tories ditched Thatcherism in favour of big spending?

Rishi Sunak’s Budget includes plans to splash the cash – but tax cuts also on cards
28 Oct 2021
NHS funding: ‘welcome and badly needed’ or a ‘hefty sacrifice’
Rishi Sunak on budget day
In Brief

NHS funding: ‘welcome and badly needed’ or a ‘hefty sacrifice’

Twenty years ago, the NHS accounted for 27% of all day-to-day public service spending. Today, that figure is closer to 40%
28 Oct 2021
Budget: did Rishi Sunak pull any rabbits from his hat? 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament
In Focus

Budget: did Rishi Sunak pull any rabbits from his hat? 

After a deluge of leaks, the chancellor gave his joint budget and spending review
27 Oct 2021
Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Budget predictions: what’s Rishi Sunak got in store?

Wednesday’s budget and spending review have had ‘more trails than the average James Bond movie’
25 Oct 2021
The house price boom in five charts
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The house price boom in five charts

Demand continues to outstrip ‘stock-starved’ housing market
22 Oct 2021
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