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Global economic news round-up

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

  • 17 Oct 2017
  • 09:28

Oliver Haill

UK inflation surges to five-year high but BoE eyeing wages

(ShareCast News) - UK inflation reached a five-year high last month, increasing pressure on household budgets and the Bank of…

  • 17 Oct 2017
  • 07:54

Conor Coyle

May and Juncker pledge to 'accelerate' Brexit negotiations

(ShareCast News) - Theresa May's trip to Brussels on Monday for a working dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker did not appear to…

  • 16 Oct 2017
  • 13:11

Conor Coyle

Younger generation suffering from growing debts, FCA head says

(ShareCast News) - The Financial Conduct Authority has said that young people are increasingly having to borrow money in order…

  • 16 Oct 2017
  • 08:00

Michele Maatouk

UK house prices up 1.1% in October - Rightmove

(ShareCast News) - House prices in England and Wales rose 1.1% in October - or £3,432 - following a 1.2% decline in September…

  • 13 Oct 2017
  • 10:05

Conor Coyle

Brexit bill delayed as MPs introduce deluge of amendments

(ShareCast News) - PM Theresa May has had to delay a key piece of Brexit legislation after hundreds of MPs proposed amendments…

  • 13 Oct 2017
  • 09:03

Oliver Haill

City regulator met Saudi Aramco before unveiling new IPO rules

(ShareCast News) - The City's chief watchdog, Andrew Bailey, revealed on Friday that he met with Saudi Aramco early this year…

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 11:39

Oliver Haill

Brexit talks hit 'deadlock' over divorce bill, EU's Barnier says

(ShareCast News) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says talks with Britain have reached "deadlock" over…

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 11:17

Oliver Haill

UK lenders see sharp tightening of consumer credit in coming months

(ShareCast News) - UK consumer credit growth is slowing and lenders expect the biggest decline in consumer credit availability…

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 11:12

Iain Gilbert

National Living Wage cuts number of low-paid workers by 300,000

(ShareCast News) - More than 300,000 low-paid Britons were given an added boost to their pay packets after former chancellor…

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 10:38

Oliver Haill

UK housing market varying widely by region - RICS

(ShareCast News) - The latest survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors showed the UK housing market continued to…

  • 12 Oct 2017
  • 10:14

Iain Gilbert

Ofgem energy price cap could last through 2023

(ShareCast News) - Downing Street's plan to freeze the cost of power to almost two-thirds of British households could…

  • 11 Oct 2017
  • 15:12

Conor Coyle

Hard Irish border inevitable post-Brexit, MPs told

(ShareCast News) - A post-Brexit hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is unavoidable if the UK…

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