Labour has a strong economic plan. But it still has to shift voters’ faith in austerity | Larry Elliott

It makes sense to borrow when interest rates are low. Yet much of the public is still attached to the slogans of 2010A lost decade for the British economy is coming to a suitably downbeat end. The latest snapshots of business activity point to stagnant…

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Selling James Bond: why No Time to Die is a product placement dream

The trailer is not only a shopfront for the film but also for some of the world’s priciest brandsThe official trailer for the new Bond film, No Time to Die, was released only on Wednesday but has already been viewed tens of millions of times, which is …

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EU distances itself from Johnson’s timetable for post-Brexit trade deal

Leaked communique signals caution over PM’s 11-month timeframe for negotiationsLatest election news – live updatesEU member states have signalled a refusal to be bounced into Boris Johnson’s fast-track timetable to strike a post-Brexit trade deal.If he…

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Investors pull £2.8bn out of UK property funds amid high street gloom

More real estate funds may have to impose extraordinary liquidity measures – FitchInvestors pulled almost £3bn out of UK property funds over the past year, highlighting the toll that extended Brexit uncertainty and high street gloom have had on the sec…

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US economy smashes forecasts with 266,000 new jobs in November – business live

America’s non-farm payroll has surged by the most in 10 months, in a boost for the economy….and Donald TrumpLatest: US non-farm payroll beats forecastsJob creation up, unemployment rate downEarlier: UK house prices up 1% in NovemberIntroduction: Germ…

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