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  • The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to keep rates at 0.5% earlier this monthCarney signals rate policy re-think

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has signalled a fresh re-think on interest rate policy as he appeared to dampen the prospect of an imminent hike by shifting the focus for any decision on to pay growth.

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  • Mortgages worth £10 billion were given the green light last monthMortgage approvals 'rising again'

    Mortgage approvals increased for the first time in five months in June as stricter rules around home loan applications started to bed in, banks have reported.

  • A Commons committee said 251 export licences for the sale to Russia of controlled goods worth at least £132 million remained in force  AP UK 'still exporting arms to Russia'

    Britain is continuing to export tens of millions of pounds worth of arms and other dual-use military equipment to Russia despite concerns Moscow is arming separatist rebels in Ukraine, MPs have warned.

  • David Cameron said that Glasgow 2014 can be 'so much more than just an amazing sporting event'£11bn deals target achieved early

    A four-year target of raising £11 billion for the UK economy from deals signed during the London Olympics has been surpassed two years early, the Prime Minister has announced.

  • The deal will allow TalkTalk customers to watch live boxing and wrestling events through Sky Sports Box OfficeTalkTalk boosts Sky tie-up

    TalkTalk Telecom joined forces with Sky today to beef up its offer of on-demand sports television in the latest stage of the pair's battle with BT.

  • Flybe said its planes are now three-quarters full on average after it ditched loss-making routes and stepped up fare promotionsFlybe hails turnaround progress

    Regional airline Flybe said its planes are now three-quarters full on average after it ditched loss-making routes and stepped up fare promotions.

  • The Citizens Advice charity complained that an ad promoted a casual 'worry-free' attitude to taking out a short-term loanBirthday loan promotion banned

    An email from payday lender Pounds to Pocket has been banned for encouraging customers to use a short-term loan to fund birthday celebrations.

  • Stocks rose on the back of positive earning reportsStocks rise on higher earnings

    Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the US stock market higher today.

  • George Osborne is facing a mounting challenge to meet his deficit targetOsborne facing deficit challenge

    George Osborne was faced with a mounting challenge to meet his deficit target today as official figures showed the strain on public finances failed to ease in June and in fact worsened over the first quarter of the fiscal year.

  • PPI is the most complained about financial product that the ombudsman has ever seen5,000 complain about PPI each week

    Up to 5,000 people are still complaining each week to the financial ombudsman about payment protection insurance, new figures show.

  • The value of Royal Mail shares has plunged after the company warned that competition is threatening its parcels businessMail shares dive on parcels warning

    Royal Mail shares have fallen to their lowest level since their controversial privatisation last autumn after the group warned that aggressive competition meant parcels revenue for the full year would be lower than expected.

  • Just 3% of those buying homes in June were aged 18 - 30, a report saidNew low in youngsters buying homes

    The rate of young people buying homes has fallen to the lowest level on record, a new report says.

  • Alex Salmond said recent figures showed the Scottish economy had grown beyond pre-recession levelsConference hears referendum views

    Alex Salmond has told Commonwealth countries they should not be worried by the prospect of Scottish independence but George Osborne said it was important to spell out the economic risks of a Yes vote.

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