Fed, BoE and Japan meet, biggest week for IPOs since Uber

Three of the biggest central banks — the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and Bank of Japan — will be in action this week. No changes in course are expected from any of them, but Brexit, the Fed’s new strategy on inflation and falling tech stocks will be on investors’ …

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UK-Japan trade deal shows need for EU pact

Boris Johnson has a penchant for pulling rabbits from his hat. Even as his government threatens to torpedo its future relationship with the EU, it is trumpeting its first substantial post-Brexit trade deal, with Japan. The agreement with Asia’s largest advanced economy highlights the potential opportunities for the UK outside …

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The next subprime crisis could be in food

Of all the many problems caused by Covid-19, three of the most visible have been food insecurity, the demise of small businesses and asset market volatility. All of those things might be poised to get worse, thanks to an unexpected but important financial shift. Big banks, including ABN Amro, ING …

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How do I find out if I have a child trust fund?

Tens of thousands of 18-year-olds could unknowingly be entitled to a payout from a child trust fund set up on their behalf.  The funds were launched 15 years ago with every child born between September 1, 2002 and January 31, 2011 given a helping hand from the Government in the …

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