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Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez waves in front of an Argentine flag © Victor R. Caivano - AP
  • Last bid to avert Argentina default

    Argentina's government is to make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors before a looming deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.

Lloyds Banking Group said the manipulation took place between May 2006 and 2009 © PA
  • Lloyds to pay out £218m over Libor

    Lloyds Banking Group is to pay fines totalling £218 million to UK and US authorities after it became the latest lender to be punished over the rigging of interest rate benchmarks.

Some 1.97 million people aged between 20 and 34 are still living with their parents, Shelter said © PA
  • 2 million young adults 'living with parents'

    Nearly two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" fly the nest.

The Bank of England, in London's City financial district © PA
Only 14% of 10,000 adults surveyed wanted to work in an office in the future, a report said © PA
  • End of the nine-to-five work day?

    Working in an office is becoming increasingly unpopular, with a growing trend away from the traditional nine-to-five day, according to a new report.

Tenants in London face average monthly rents of £1,412 © PA
Housebuyers face growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising © PA
  • Fall in house buying confidence

    Confidence that the coming months will be a good time to buy a home has slipped back to its lowest levels in at least three years amid growing concerns over spiralling property prices and the prospect of interest rates rising, according to a consumer survey.

The number of personal insolvencies has generally been decreasing for around three years, figures show © PA
  • Insolvency numbers set to remain stable

    The number of people going insolvent in England and Wales is expected to remain steady in new official figures but experts warned that borrowers should start preparing now for potential "shocks" amid the prospect of interest rates rising.

Britain is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in 2014 © PA
  • UK economy passes pre-crisis peak

    David Cameron hailed a "major milestone" in the recovery today as official figures showed Britain had finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn.

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