The number of available mortgage products at the start of this month was the lowest since May 2010, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk.
Vodafone is preparing the biggest test yet of takeover laws meant to protect national security with plans to merge its British operation - including its sensitive undersea cables - with a Chinese-owned rival.
The bakery chain said selling value-for-money meals in an environment where consumers are facing significant cost pressures has helped its trading.
The Chancellor admitted it had been a ‘tough’ day after scrapping the abolition of the top income tax rate.
The price of beer and bacon could be driven higher by a fresh carbon dioxide supply crisis.
S&P Global said its final manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 47.7 points last month from 50.6 in August, dropping below the 50.0 line denoting growth in activity. "According to companies, higher energy prices were the main factor at play in September," said S&P Senior Economist Joe Hayes. Excluding the declines seen since the pandemic began, it was the sharpest contraction for almost a decade, S&P Global said, adding that this indicated a "deterioration in the health" in the sector.
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Commodities trading firm Trafigura said on Tuesday it has appointed Richard Holtum as its global head of a newly combined gas and power division. Holtum has also become the 11th member of the Geneva-based company's management committee. He was previously Trafigura's global head of gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading after joining the LNG desk in 2014.
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The Chancellor will insist that his plan to boost growth is right despite mounting opposition from senior Tories.
DUBAI (Reuters) -Dubai's financial regulator said on Monday it has provisionally fined KPMG and its former audit principal $2 million over failings in the audit of collapsed private equity firm Abraaj Group. The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) said it imposed a financial penalty of $1.5 million on KPMG and $500,000 on Milind Navalkar, who was a partner in the company at the time. It also said KPMG and Navalkar dispute the DFSA's findings and have applied to the Financial Markets Tribunal for a review of the decisions, after which the DFSA's decision could be confirmed, varied or overturned.
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Greece will submit a technical proposal for a cap on natural gas prices to the European Commision later this week following consultations with other European countries, its energy minister said on Monday. EU countries' energy ministers adopted a fresh set of policies on Friday to attempt to tame high energy costs, including windfall profit taxes on energy firms. But states are divided over what to do next - with many calling for an EU-wide cap on gas prices, but others, including Europe's economic powerhouse Germany, opposed.
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Hungary, one of the European Union's most-reliant members on Russian energy, aims to eliminate Russian gas imports by 2050 by a large-scale electrification drive, Technology and Industry Minister Laszlo Palkovics said on Tuesday. Under a 15-year deal signed last year, before the start of the war in neighbouring Ukraine, Hungary receives 4.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year via Bulgaria and Serbia under a long-term deal with Russia. In July, nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government scrapped a years-long cap on utility prices for higher-usage households, which Palkovics said would likely contribute to a decline in retail gas consumption.
The rate of contraction in the Polish manufacturing sector slowed in September, a survey showed on Monday, but declines in output and new orders remained significant and the pace of job-shedding intensified. S&P Global's Polish Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 43.0 in September from 40.9 in August, remaining below the 50.0 line that separates growth from contraction for a fifth consecutive month. "Uncertainty about the economic trajectory remains prevalent everywhere, not just in product markets, but amongst manufacturers themselves," said Paul Smith, Economics Director at S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The operator of trains on the west coast main line should be ousted if a full service is not restored quickly, according to Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham.
UK consumers cited rising inflation as a major concern as the cost of living bites.