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'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise

A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

UK retail sales continue to grow

The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Bigger payout for power cut victims

People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.

Google to face Europe data watchdogs

Google will meet data regulators from across the EU to discuss the implications of the controversial "right to be forgotten" ruling.

Ex-Portuguese bank boss arrested

Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) is arrested in Lisbon.

Websites frozen in pension campaign

Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions cash "predators".

European Central Bank website hacked

The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

The US aviation regulator lifts its ban on US carriers flying to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, but warns the situation remains "very fluid".

LG Electronics sees big profit jump

LG Electronics sees a big jump in second quarter profit, due to turnaround in its mobile phone division.

Facebook reports surge in profits

Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus

South Korea unveils a $40bn stimulus package to help boost the economy after the latest figures show a slowdown in growth.

Watchdog launches full energy probe

The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.

London Market Report

Shares in Kingfisher and Easyjet fall after disappointing earnings updates.

GM recalls 717,949 more vehicles

General Motors is recalling an additional 717,949 vehicles due to a range of issues, including loose bolts and potentially incomplete welding on some seat hooks.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, an initial survey by HSBC shows, the latest sign that its economy may be stabilising.

Bank and business at odds over rates

Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.

Young adults face housing squeeze

A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.

Herbalife dodges "death blow"

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman fails to land his promised "death blow" on diet shake company, Herbalife.

British holidaymakers return to Spain

The number of people taking their holidays in Spain reaches record levels, according to the country's tourism ministry.

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

Parts of the disability benefits system require a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

Pension delay to be less lucrative

People who delay taking their state pension from 2016 will gain less financial benefit than under current rules, the government proposes.

UK house sales 'highest since 2007'

UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.

IMF forecasts lower US growth

The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.

Non-stop Argentina debt talks demand

A US judge orders Argentina and its creditors to meet "continuously" to avoid the nation defaulting on its debts later this month.

NHS staff balloted over strike action

Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

A company born out of frustration

Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.

Akubra: Keeping it in the family

Akubra has been run by one family for five generations and their handsome felt hats, which are made with rabbit fur, are very much a part of Australia's national identity.

Slovakia's successful app entrepreneur

Aged just eight, Michal Stencl knew he wanted to be a computer programmer - now he runs a firm selling one of world's most popular apps.

Labour considers sport betting levy

A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

Real Madrid 'most valuable team'

Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.


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