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Five reasons why China's economy is in trouble

1 hour 14 min ago
President Xi Jinping faces his greatest challenge yet ahead of a historic Communist Party meeting.

Twitter shares halted after report Elon Musk deal to go ahead

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 18:19
Trading in Twitter shares is suspended after a report stated the billionaire will now buy the business.

Shell boss says taxing energy firms to help the poor is 'inevitable'

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 14:36
Taxes on gas and oil companies are likely to be needed to help the poorest, Ben van Beurden says.

EU Parliament approves common charging cable from 2024

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 14:01
Euro-MPs vote to make all mobile devices use the same USB-C type charger from 2024.

Mortgage rates still rising as big lenders revise deals

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 12:52
The average rate of a new two-year fixed rate mortgage is 6% as the UK's biggest lenders change prices.

More rail disruption expected as 9,000 train drivers strike

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 12:21
Aslef union members at 13 rail companies will walk out on Wednesday in a row over pay and conditions.

Pound hits two-week high after debt plan U-turn

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 10:34
Kwasi Kwarteng will bring forward details of how he would cut debt to try to reassure investors.

Liz Truss refuses to rule out real-terms benefit cuts

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 06:05
The PM is facing opposition from some Tory MPs over how the government will pay for its growth plans.

Philippines lottery: Questions raised as hundreds win jackpot

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 06:02
This is the most number of winners the Philippines has seen in its history, according to local media.

Zelensky and Musk in row over Ukraine 'peace plan poll'

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 04:31
The Tesla boss asked followers to vote on his ideas to end Russia's invasion, prompting criticism.

Food charity Fareshare's donations from supermarkets drop

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 00:06
Demand for Fareshare’s help continues to grow, but there’s been a big fall from their biggest donors.

The DIY gadgets that could keep your energy bill down

Tue, 04/10/2022 - 00:00
With a little know-how people are tuning their home heating to reduce their gas consumption.

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng to set out debt plan earlier than planned

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 22:15
The chancellor has been under pressure to say how he will pay for major tax cuts package.

Millions will receive £324 cost-of-living payment in November

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 19:54
Those on means-tested benefits will get the money between 8 and 23 November, the government says.

Nuclear fusion plant to be built at West Burton A power station

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 18:39
West Burton A will be the site of the prototype fusion energy power plant, the government announces.

Vodafone and Three in merger talks

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 14:45
The third and fourth largest mobile phone networks reportedly hope to strike a deal by the end of the year.

Tax U-turn lifts pound as borrowing costs fall

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 14:17
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng remains under pressure to detail how he will pay for wider tax cuts.

Kim Kardashian charged over crypto 'pump and dump' case

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 13:26
Kim Kardashian agrees to pay $1.26m after regulators charge her in EthereumMax case.

UK at significant risk of gas shortages this winter, warns energy regulator

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 13:17
The energy regulator Ofgem warns the UK is at risk of gas shortages this winter.

Mortgage rates rise sharply as squeeze tightens

Mon, 03/10/2022 - 13:09
The average two-year fixed rate is now close to 6% as major lenders raise the cost of deals sharply.