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WTO chief warns of worst crisis in global trade since 1947

The head of the World Trade Organisation has said global free trade is facing its “worst crisis” since 1947. This comes ahead of the G20 summit, where the escalating trade war between the US and China is high on the agenda.

Police spend second day searching Deutsche Bank headquarters

Police are spending their second day searching the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt over money laundering allegations linked to the Panama Papers.

Most UK businesses unprepared for no-deal Brexit, says Carney

The Bank of England governor has called for a transition period of 18-24 months to be agreed. This comes after analysis that the UK would be tipped into a recession worse than the 2008 financial crisis if it quit the EU without a deal.

Train ticket prices to rise by average of 3.1% in January

This unpleasant surprise comes after it was reported that fewer than half of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of train tickets and train punctuality slipped to a 12-year low.

Insurance firms set to splash out on actuarial consultants over 2019

Finally some good news! More than half of the UK’s leading life insurers expect to increase their spending on actuarial consultants over the next year, according to research by Barnett Waddingham.


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