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Analysis | The Most Important Number of the Week Is 6.29 Million
Consider it the pause that refreshed. When U.S. home sales dropped in August, many viewed the decline as early evidence of "stagflation."
Inflation could reach 5 per cent, Bank of England economist warns
Inflation could climb as high as 5 per cent by early next year, according to the Bank of England's chief economist, Hugh Pill.
Expert economist's expert answers to your supply crisis questions
The ongoing supply crisis has been causing problems in the UK, which has faced lorry driver, petrol and food shortages in recent months.
But what is really behind it? And just how bad is it?
Why September's dip in UK inflation may be a false dawn
Just when everyone was preparing for a stratospheric rise in September's consumer prices index from August's 3.2%, the Office for National Statistics said it fell to 3.1%.
UK cost of living increases dip in September
The increase in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, fell to 3.1% in the year to September, down from 3.2% in August.
French property roundup: Tax hikes and up-and-coming areas
Interest rates on real estate loans have reached historically low levels - the lowest since 1949 according to the Observatoire crédit logement-CSA - suggesting that now is the time to buy if you're relying on a loan or mortgage.
Analysis | This BOE Is Made for Hiking and That Is What It'll Do
With all the subtlety of a dropped hammer, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey dispelled what little doubt was left that U.K. interest rates would be raised before the end of this year.
British households will be 1,000 worse off next year, thinktank warns
British households will be £1,000 worse off next year from a cost of living squeeze created by rising energy prices and shortages of workers and supplies caused by Covid and Brexit, a leading thinktank has warned.
Inflation is eating into Sunak's Budget, Resolution foundation says
The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, should plan for more tax hikes as his Budget faces a storm of "messy and unpredictable" economic challenges.
How to get a low down-payment mortgage
If you've been longing to buy your first home, it might be the right time to make a move as mortgage rates are among the lowest ever.