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Global economic news round-up

HSBC brings you a summary of the latest economic news stories from around the world

  • 15 Dec 2017
  • 09:43

Caoimhe Toman

Scottish alcohol prices could soar 90% with new minimum unit price

(ShareCast News) - The Scottish government is set to implement a minimum 50p unit price for alcohol on 1 May 2018, which will…

  • 15 Dec 2017
  • 08:13

Caoimhe Toman

Brexit: EU leaders agree to move to second phase of talks

(ShareCast News) - European Union leaders have agreed to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations on Friday, having given…

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 15:09

Conor Coyle

Scotland introduces income tax raise for top earners

(ShareCast News) - The Scottish government has announced it will increase the tax paid by the country's highest earners, as it…

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 14:08

Sean Farrell

FCA fines tally falls to 15-year low

(ShareCast News) - The number of fines imposed by the Financial Conduct Authority in 2017 has fallen to the lowest since 2002…

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 12:14

Alexander Bueso

BoE expects gradual and limited policy tightening over medium-term

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of England kept policy on hold by a unanimous vote as had been widely-anticipated given previous…

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 11:29

Caoimhe Toman

Heathrow to consult public over third runway - but not about noise

(ShareCast News) - The public will be able to comment on Heathrow's third runway as part of a consultation carried out by the…

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 09:08

Oliver Haill

UK retail sales flatter to deceive thanks to Black Friday effect

(ShareCast News) - UK retail sales increased much more than expected last month due to a statistical anomaly caused by Black…

  • 13 Dec 2017
  • 15:24

Caoimhe Toman

Connected cars may help Highways England spot potholes

(ShareCast News) - Highways England, the government body responsible for roads, could receive as much as £30bn for the next…

  • 13 Dec 2017
  • 08:38

Oliver Haill

UK wage growth flatters to deceive as jobless claims hit five-month high

(ShareCast News) - UK wage growth is picking up slightly but still remains well short of inflation, while the number of people…

  • 12 Dec 2017
  • 12:57

Caoimhe Toman

Theresa May unveils new climate change policies in Paris summit

(ShareCast News) - Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new environmental policies including a £140m fund to help…

  • 12 Dec 2017
  • 10:39

Oliver Haill

Official UK house prices figures fall, seen rising 2-3% in 2018

(ShareCast News) - Official UK figures showed house prices are falling more than expected and are predicted to worsen in…

  • 12 Dec 2017
  • 09:29

Oliver Haill

UK consumer inflation hits 3.1pc ahead of Bank of England meeting

(ShareCast News) - UK consumer price inflation has risen so high that Bank of England governor Mark Carney will have to write…

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