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Governments should subsidise food and energy - IMF boss

9 hours 52 min ago
Kristalina Georgieva says government subsidies can help with the cost of living crisis.

Self-scan supermarket tills and the rows over their use

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 01:15
Do you relish scanning your own groceries or are you missing the human cashiers?

Will there be a national rail strike?

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 16:37
A strike ballot of 40,000 members of the RMT union closes on Tuesday.

Menopause and miscarriage funds for working women praised

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 13:44
Applications for grant funding are now open to charities who help support women in the workplace.

Russia halts gas supplies to Finland

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 13:30
Finland has refused to pay for gas in roubles but also angered Moscow by applying to join Nato.

Sunday Times Rich List: Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty among UK's wealthiest

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 11:50
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife make the Sunday Times Rich List for first time with £730m fortune.

Hinkley Point C delayed by a year as cost goes up by £3bn

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:59
The revised operating date for the Somerset site is June 2027 and is expected to cost up to £26bn.

Cost of living: What are Rishi Sunak's options to ease the burden on households?

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:48
There are ways the chancellor could tackle the strain on people's pockets - but what do they cost?

Retail sales jump in April driven by food stores

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:10
Alcohol and tobacco drive a surprise rise in sales, though the longer term trend is still down.

Canada to ban China's Huawei and ZTE from its 5G networks

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 05:01
The UK, US, Australia and New Zealand have also barred the Chinese telecoms equipment makers.

Cyber security: Global food supply chain at risk from malicious hackers

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 04:10
The growth of "smart" farm machinery is increasing the risk of hacking of food and farming systems.

Australia election 2022: Cost of living worries voters

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 00:08
If interest rates keep rising 300,000 Australians may default on mortgage repayments.

Twitter steps up Ukraine misinformation fight

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 21:08
The social media platform says it will put false claims from official accounts behind warning notices.

Russian McDonald's buyer to rebrand restaurants

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 17:23
The fast food giant says the new owner of its 850 Russian restaurants will operate them under a new brand.

Iceland to launch over-60s discount as cost of living soars

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 17:19
The supermarket chain says it wants to support older customers through the cost of living crisis.

Pressure builds on Rishi Sunak to act now on living costs

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 12:06
The CBI and the TUC urge the government to help the "hardest hit" as inflation soars.

Royal Mail warns it will put prices up again

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 11:19
The company says it has to act to cover higher costs, including wages, energy and fuel expenses.

Sri Lanka defaults on debt for first time in its history

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 10:34
The default comes as the country struggles with its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years.

Ratan Tata: Tycoon's ride in India's cheapest car wins internet

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 06:27
When Ratan Tata recently rode in the Nano, he revived the frenzy over India's "most affordable car".

Leaky Gucci and Adidas 'sun umbrella' sparks China outcry

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 04:43
Chinese social media users say they are shocked the 11,100 yuan ($1,642; £1,329) item will not stop rain.

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