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Inflation in sharp rise to 1.9%

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:47
UK consumer price inflation rose to 1.9% in June from 1.5% in May, driven by price rises in women's clothing and air fares, official figures show.
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FCA proposes payday loans rate cap

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:48
Plans for a cap on interest rates on payday loans from January 2015 are announced by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority.
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VIDEO: Firms fear of exporting their goods

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 08:21
The British Chambers of Commerce represents 100,000 businesses of all shapes and sizes and it says there is a fear about exporting among many companies.
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Young 'hit hardest by recession'

Tue, 15/07/2014 - 06:25
Young people were hit far harder by the recession than older generations, both in terms of incomes and employment, a report finds.
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