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The pound drops again after Bank of England’s governor hints at interest rate cut

Sterling has plunged by more than 1% after Bank of England governor Mark Carney signalled interest rates could be cut over the summer to...

Halfords profits edge higher as sales increase 1.5%

Profits at Halfords have nudged up as the retailer's turnaround continues under chief executive Jill McDonald. The car parts to bicycles firm said full year...

Sugar tax ‘has nothing to do with sugar content’ and will ‘hit poorest hardest’

The UK's sugar tax will be an arbitrary burden on the poor which takes no account of the actual make-up of drinks, critics have...

Axa strikes sale agreement with Phoenix Group

Axa has struck an agreement to sell its UK investment, pensions and direct protection businesses to US firm Phoenix Group. The £375m deal, which will...

IMF calls for ‘unconditional’ debt relief for Greece

The International Monetary Fund is calling on European creditor nations to commit to "upfront unconditional" debt relief for Greece as part of an international...

Google launches android pay mobile payment system in the UK

Google's Android Pay mobile payment system has launched in the UK, enabling users to make purchases using a smartphone. The "tap and go" system lets...

Sex-change surgery option for Lloyds banking group staff

Lloyds Banking Group has changed its employee health insurance plans to include private gender reassignment surgery. The move makes the group - which includes Lloyds...

HSBC underlying pre-tax profits fall 18% to $5.43bn

HSBC has posted a sharp drop in profits for the first three months of the year after it was hit by "extreme levels of...

Almost no appetite’ among British banks to leave EU

Britain's banks have "almost no appetite" for the UK to leave the European Union and nearly two-thirds believe Brexit could harm their business, according...

Bank of England holds rates again

The Bank of England has marked seven years of record low interest rates by keeping the cost of borrowing on hold once again. All nine...

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Son to start mandatory four-week national service in South Korea this month

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will start his mandatory four-week national service in his native South Korea this month, the Premier League club have announced. Son...
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