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14:42
US new home sales rise more than expected in February
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Sales of new US single-family homes rose more than expected in February, according to official data released on Thursday.

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14:10
UK state pension age should rise to 70, government review recommends
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Almost six million UK citizens currently aged under 30 could see their pension age rise as high as 70, if recommendations in two government reports published on Thursday are taken up.

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13:27
Retail sales remain below seasonal trends, CBI finds
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Retail sales picked up more than expected up until mid-March, the CBI found in a monthly Distributive Trades survey that backed up earlier official figures but did not fill economic experts with much optimism.

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12:56
UK retail sales bounce back firmly after three-month lull
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UK retail sales in February proved much stronger than the market was expecting, sending sterling surging higher on Thursday but unlikely to prevent GDP growth from slowing in the first quarter.

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11:21
London attack: Policeman among 4 dead in Westminster outrage
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Four people, including a policeman, were killed on Wednesday after a terrorist mowed down pedestrians in a car before attempting to continue his rampage inside the Palace of Westminster, police said.

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07:15
Treasury Committee chair calls for bank cybersecurity watchdog
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The levels of cybersecurity employed by banks came under fire on Thursday morning, with Andrew Tyrie MP, chairman of the Treasury Committee, calling for a single point of responsibility to oversee the systems in place at financial institutions.

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22 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling mixed on Wednesday after UK inflation supercharge ebbs
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Sterling plugged away to achieve a mixed out-turn on major crosses Wednesday, but did manage to craft minor gains against both the US dollar and euro even as its inflation supercharge ebbed from Tuesday.

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22 Mar
London close: FTSE lower as "Trump effect" wanes, Parliament attacked
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Stocks in London ended Wednesday lower as market watchers mulled a waning of the so-called "Trump effect," with traders rightly distracted by a potential lone-wolf terror attack at Parliament.

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22 Mar
Airlines fly lower amid EU Brexit warning and electronics ban
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Airline shares tumbled on Wednesday after news of potential route restrictions post-Brexit combined with a US and UK ban introduced new restrictions on electronic devices for certain flights.

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22 Mar
EC wants to make competition watchdogs stronger, more autonomous
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The European Commission proposed new rules for competition watchdogs on Wednesday, intended to enable Member States' authorities to be more effective enforcers of EU antitrust rules.

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22 Mar
Frankfurt gunning for London-based EU bank regulator
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Germany was gunning for a new EU super-agency on Wednesday, as it emerged it wanted to snatch the London-based European Banking Authority in the wake of Brexit to and merge it with the EU’s insurance authority, which is already based in Frankfurt.

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22 Mar
George Osborne defends Evening Standard editorship to Tatton constituents
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Former Chancellor George Osborne has defended his decision to be the next editor of the London Evening Standard to his Tatton constituents.

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22 Mar
UK faces labour shortage as weak pound sparks EU worker exodus - BoE
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EU workers are quitting the UK as the Brexit-induced weakness of sterling erodes the value of earnings they send abroad, adding to Britain's existing labour-shortage concerns, the Bank of England warned.

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22 Mar
Top UK bosses earning 190 times more than average employee in UK
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Chief executives of the UK's top companies are trousering an average wage that is 190 times bigger than the salary an average British employee takes home every year, according to new research.

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22 Mar
UK bank cheques to clear within 24 hours by 2018
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Britain's antiquated cheque clearing system will finally enter the 21st century later this year when new imaging technology will allow them to clear within a day instead of the current six.

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22 Mar
US existing home sales slump in February
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Sales of US existing homes fell much more than expected in February, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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22 Mar
UK households most pessimistic about financial prospects since 2013
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UK households were the most pessimistic about their financial prospects in March since November 2013 as rising inflation began to bite, according to the latest survey from IHS Markit, which found that more than half of respondents expect the Bank of England to hike rates in the next 12 months.

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22 Mar
Eurozone current account surplus narrows in January
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The current account surplus in the Eurozone narrowed in January to a 15-month low, according to data released by the European Central Bank.

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21 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling opens throttle to drive higher as UK inflation accelerates, dollar steers lower
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Sterling opened the throttle Tuesday to drive higher against a raft of currencies and recoup some of its Brexit-induced weakness, this surge lamentably on the back of a shock acceleration in UK inflation that will hit consumers in the wallet.

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21 Mar
London close: Surge in UK inflation sees sterling, FTSE lower with miners suffering
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Stocks in London closed Tuesday convincingly lower as UK consumer inflation punched above 2% and market forecasts to send sterling lower amid dollar weakness, which served to undermine the Footsie and miners in particular.

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