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Past articles by Harry:

Andrew Bailey faces another tough year at Bank of England in 2021

Andrew Bailey has been on a wild ride since becoming governor. But the Bank of England faces another difficult year in 2021. → Read More

MPs question government’s 2025 broadband target amid 5G concerns

MPs have questioned the government’s ability to meet its revised-down target for “gigabit-capable” broadband to be delivered to most of → Read More

Pound hits two-year high as hopes of Brexit trade deal rise

The pound hit its highest level in two years after market optimism rose that the UK and EU would strike a post-Brexit trade agreement. → Read More

Quarter of UK pubs feared closing for good even before new lockdowns

More than a quarter of pubs and bars said they feared they would fail even before the latest lockdowns in London and the south east. → Read More

UK firms see ‘severe pressure’ on supply chains ahead of Brexit deadline

UK manufacturing firms faced “severe pressure” on their supply chains in December ahead of the Brexit deadline, a survey showed. → Read More

Bank of England set to hold policy amid Brexit and lockdown uncertainty

The Bank of England is set to leave interest rates on hold when it announces monetary policy tomorrow, according to analysts. → Read More

Vaccine will see UK economy bounce back sharply, analysts say

The coronavirus vaccine will help the UK economy recover much more rapidly than most experts think, consultancy Capital Economics said. → Read More

Barclays fined £26m for mistreatment of customers in arrears

The UK’s financial watchdog has fined Barclays £26m for failures in its treatment of customers who fell into financial difficulties. → Read More

PM to visit India in January in bid to bolster economic ties

Boris Johnson will fly to India in January 2021 in an effort to strengthen economic and political relations between the two countries. → Read More

S&P: No-deal Brexit could threaten UK credit rating

The UK’s credit rating could come under pressure if a no-deal Brexit badly dents the country’s economic recovery, S&P Global said. → Read More

Treasury urged to focus on job creation amid UK ‘unemployment crisis’

The government has been urged to take a more active approach to job creation and keep public spending high to → Read More

Pound jumps more than one per cent after Brexit talks extended

Investors have driven the pound up more than one per cent against the dollar and the euro amid optimism about the extension of Brexit talks. → Read More

Pound sterling slumps as no-deal Brexit gloom hangs over markets

The pound has fallen one per cent against the dollar as markets react to the growing chances of a no-deal Brexit. → Read More

FTSE 100 slips as no-deal Brexit comes into focus

The FTSE 100 opened lower as investors digested the prospect of a tighter lockdown in London and a no-deal exit → Read More

Zurich and Farmers to buy Metlife property and casualty for $3.9bn

Zurich Insurance’s subsidiary Farmers Group has agreed to team up with Farmers Exchanges to buy MetLife’s US property and casualty business. → Read More

UK signs free-trade deals with Vietnam and Singapore

The UK has signed a continuity free-trade agreement with Vietnam the day after it penned a deal with Singapore. → Read More

BoE gives lenders all-clear and extends zero capital buffer

The Bank of England has said the UK’s lenders are strong enough to take a major economic hit, as it extended a cut to a key capital buffer. → Read More

Morgan Stanley to move €100bn of assets to Frankfurt amid Brexit

Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley is planning to move around €100bn (£92bn) in assets to Frankfurt in Germany to protect → Read More

No-deal Brexit would worsen UK productivity crisis, CBI warns

UK business investment will be nine per cent below its pre-coronavirus level by the end of 2022, causing “long-term scarring” and the country’s productivity crisis to drag on, the CBI has predicted. → Read More

Dutch court to probe UBS boss over ING money laundering problems

UBS has backed its new chief executive Ralph Hamers after a Dutch court ordered an investigation into him relating to → Read More