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The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar. The...
Britain's longest stretch of low inflation for nine years is expected to be confirmed when official figures are published today. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation is predicted to have edged up to 1.6% in June after a...
The Government has been strongly criticised by MPs for failing to collect billions of pounds in unpaid debts. The Commons Public Accounts Committee accused ministers of failing to take a strategic approach to the issue after the National Audit Office...
Customer complaints about energy companies have soared to their highest ever level, according to the Energy Ombudsman. During the first half of the year complaints more than doubled from the previous six-month total of 10,598 to an all-time high of...
Restaurant chain PizzaExpress is to be sold to a Chinese firm for £900 million, it has been announced. Gondola Group said it had agreed the sale with Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China, and described the transaction...
Protests will be held in towns and cities across the country today against a major trade deal that campaign groups believe would hit jobs and public services. Opponents claimed that a proposed deal between the European Union and the United...
A total of £440 million is to be spent on green transport, the Government has announced. The 44 new sustainable transport schemes will include £64 million investment from the Government, said transport minister Baroness Kramer. The schemes chosen will bring environmental,...
Interest rates are expected to remain on hold today as policymakers weigh up the mounting arguments for a first change in more than five years. This week's meeting of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) is the first...
The NHS in England could be in a funding crisis before the next general election, an influential think tank has said. Accounts from 2013/14 show that the system is under "severe financial pressure", t he Nuffield Trust has said. The independent...
Millions of consumers have lost money because they do not understand their rights, while many say they remain silent because they feel embarrassed or intimidated, a survey suggests. Almost two fifths of consumers (38%) are unsure about their rights and...

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