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Shoppers defy economic gloom in September
The amount of retail sales saw a 1.5% rise last month, boosted by DIY and garden items.
New government Covid scheme to pay up to half of wages
Chancellor Rishi Sunak increases support for firms and workers as lockdown restrictions spread.
Brexit: Trade talks continue as negotiators meet in London
The EU's Michel Barnier has warned "every day counts" ahead of December's deadline to reach a deal.
Asia suffering 'worst recession in living memory'
Economic growth for the region has been downgraded - despite China's emerging recovery.
UK inflation rises after Eat Out to Help Out ends
The inflation rate increased to 0.5% in September after the discount meals scheme ended, figures show.
UK borrowing jumps in September as Covid support continues
The government borrowed ÂŁ36bn in September and has scrapped a broad spending review.
UK job losses 'could be larger than forecast'
The unemployment rate could rise above current predictions, a Bank of England policymaker warns.
China's economy continues to bounce back from virus slump
The world's second-biggest economy saw growth of almost 5% in the third quarter of the year.
Bank boss: UK facing 'unprecedented economic uncertainty'
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey warns there is significant risk of lower economic growth.
Firms urged to get ready for new EU relationship
The government campaign says "Time is running out", but firms say many unanswered questions remain.
Coronavirus drives shop closures to new record
More than 11,000 stores shut between January and June in the UK, according to research.
Pret A Manger and Edinburgh Woollen Mill to cut 1,000 jobs
The pandemic has claimed the jobs of another 1,000 shop workers as more stores shut across the country.
Covid-19: Firms warn of 'catastrophic' impact of new coronavirus rules
More financial support is needed to avoid mass redundancies and closures, businesses say.
US election 2020: The young people struggling in the 2020 economy
How the pandemic is changing the economic prospects and politics of America's young people.
Brexit: Trade talks with the EU are over, says No 10
"No point" in further discussions with the EU unless it changes course, Downing Street says.
'Hasty' furlough scheme 'left room for fraud' say MPs
'Hastily drawn up' furlough scheme may have lost billions to fraud and error, MPs say
TSB: What does it mean for a town when a bank closes?
How the closure of a Suffolk town's only bank will affect its inhabitants and surrounding area.
Hydrogen-powered train makes UK maiden journey
The Hydroflex made a 25-mile round-trip in Warwickshire, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph.
'Coronavirus has delayed my career prospects'
The government can retrain and support people, but are there the jobs to provide employment?
Saudi Hajj coronavirus curbs mean 'no work, no salary, nothing'
Covid-19 has hit the annual Hajj and with no international pilgrims, many firms both in Saudi and abroad are suffering.
What are negative interest rates?
What are negative interest rates, and how could they work in favour of consumers?
What jobs are available post-lockdown?
The world of work is changing thanks to Covid-19 - which sectors are hiring and which are struggling?
'We need a date to restart so we can save our staff'
Exhibitions stands maker Symbiosis says it needs the government to say when the exhibition sector can reopen.
Coronavirus: How much will it cost the UK?
The pandemic will cost the government hundreds of billions of pounds. Where will it all come from?
'Horrible' offices look to tempt back workers
Landlords are hoping cleaner, more convenient and more intelligent offices will tempt back workers.
What is quantitative easing and how will it affect you?
The Bank of England has unveiled new measures to stimulate the economy. How do they work?
Ampthill: The town with one cash machine for 8,000 people
Is Ampthill in Bedfordshire still cash-dependent or ready to become a contactless town?
Coronavirus: How can 'Britain's best market' bounce back from lockdown?
Norwich Market was voted the best of its type in its 2019 industry awards.
Coronavirus: The town facing the greatest economic hit
The town of Newquay, which depends on tourism and hospitality, has been hit hard by the lockdown.
Waiting more than 170 days for cruise refund
Cruise customers say they have been waiting more than six months for refunds for cancelled holidays.
Coronavirus: Turkey farmers worried over downsized Christmas dinners
Turkey farmers are concerned the 'rule of six' will lead to downsized Christmas dinners.
First women-only tailorâ€™s shopfront opens on Savile Row
Savile Row has been known for delivering high quality menâ€™s tailoring for more than 200 years. But things are now changing.
Jamie Oliver warns against lowering food standards post-Brexit
Jamie Oliver has accused the government of using "back door" secondary legislation to avoid scrutiny of post-Brexit food standards.
Mohsin Issa: Asda and EG have shared northern values
EG Group bosses told staff today that petrol station owner EG Group and Asda will remain separate.
Covid-19: Working from India's beaches and mountains during the pandemic
Many Indian professionals have been working from home, but some have taken the concept a step further.