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S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push

S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push


Bitcoin above $60,000 again on talk of reduced supply

Bitcoin above $60,000 again on talk of reduced supply


House price rises and how long to fix a mortgage: Q&A for first-time buyers

Should I fix my mortgage for more than two years? The rates on two- and five-year fixed-rate mortgages are close – at Royal Bank of Scotland, for example, you can fix for two years at 3.18% and for five at 3.4%, which on a £160,000 mortgage means a difference of about £20 a month. If keeping your monthly costs down is your prime concern, the short-term deal will suit you better. But when you get to the end of the term you are unlikely to want to...


15 things you need to know about shops reopening - including returns and opening hours

The government has set out clear rules for shoppers ahead of stores reopening next week. But alongside face coverings - what official guidance must you follow?


Iconic high street favourites that have closed their doors forever since start of Covid

More than 17,500 chain outlets disappeared from high streets, shopping centres and retail parks across Great Britain last year as the Covid-19 pandemic spurred the worst decline on record


SNP run out of cash! £60m Scottish Government home fund bled dry after just 8 days

A £60m SNP Scottish Government fund designed to help Scots get on the housing ladder has run out of money after just one week.


Tax relief: Couples may be able to save hundreds in tax - can you claim back £1,218?

TAX RELIEF manifests in a variety of ways, and this includes Marriage Allowance - something which enables some couples to save hundreds of pounds in tax.


HAMISH MCRAE: We need to get back to the office... and to the coffee bars

In London, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs have started to bring back some more people to the office.


19 amazing garden transformations

Once shabby, dysfunctional or downright ugly, these gardens have all been completely transformed on a shoestring budget, thanks to some rather creative DIYers.


Fears for small firms as banks prepare to claw back billions in Covid loans

HSBC, NatWest, Barclays and Lloyds have all begun dispatching letters to customers to warn them that repayments will soon be expected.


One of UK's wealthiest businessmen plans £300m bid for DIY chain Homebase

One of Britain's wealthiest businessmen is assembling a £300m takeover bid for Homebase, the DIY chain revived from the brink of collapse just three years ago.


From Vietnam to the UK: What fund experts say you should put in your 2021 Isa to make the most of new allowance

Stocks and shares Isas offer the chance to make stellar long-term returns from an investment portfolio inside a tax-free wrapper. We asked three experts for their top picks for the 2021/22 tax year.


Let all banks share abandoned high street branches, says Ceeney

Four in 10 bank branches could close by the end of the year - but Natalie Ceeney says turning some into shared 'banking hubs' could breathe life back into struggling communities.


Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens


Countryside OpenRan test call to limit reliance on high-risk firms

Countryside OpenRan test call to limit reliance on high-risk firms


Brewdog toasts online sales as revenue grows a tenth

Craft brewer Brewdog today said that an explosion on online sales had helped grow its revenue 10 per cent in The post Brewdog toasts online sales as revenue grows a tenth appeared first on CityAM.


Private Covid tests to be subject to quality checks after more than 75pc found insufficient

Private Covid tests to be subject to quality checks after more than 75pc found insufficient


Travel money warning: Expert shares top tips to avoiding 'getting ripped off'

HOLIDAYS could be on the horizon if Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown goes to plan. While Britons may snap up a bargain when it comes to the many holiday deals on offer at the moment, one expert has warned they could end up losing out when it comes to exchanging travel money.


Everything must go! £200m fire sale at Debenhams as chain prepares to shut last 97 stores

Bust department store giant Debenhams will kickstart a £200million fire sale of stock tomorrow in the biggest closing down sale since the demise of Woolworths.


John Lewis slashes prices in new low-cost homeware range

JOHN LEWIS has introduced a new homeware range which features the retailer's usual products, but at lower prices. The launch comes after some John Lewis stores across the country have been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.


RIVER & MERCANTILE UK RECOVERY: Fund to benefit from recovery

Hugh Sergeant, veteran fund manager and head of value and recovery at River and Mercantile. says he has rarely been more positive about the UK equity market than he is now.


Your new (tax) year resolution … give your finances a spring clean

Happy new tax year. While it is unlikely that many champagne corks were popped, 6 April was a landmark for anyone who wants to take a fresh look at their finances. “This is often a good time to take stock,” says Sarah Coles, a personal finance analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. “Revisit things like savings, investments and pensions at least once a year to make sure they still reflect your needs.” Here’s how to prepare yourself for the (tax) year...


EU vaccine chief quotes fable in bizarre remark suggesting bloc will catch UK

BRUSSELS vaccine chief Thierry Breton has compared the EU and UK Covid jab roll-outs to the fable of the hare and the tortoise and suggested Britain should be grateful to European workers for its successful programme.


Best STEM Toys

When looking for a new toy for your baby or toddler, you want to find something that is going to keep them entertained for hours, be great value for money, and ideally teach them a thing or two.


Aramco sells minority stake in pipeline network for $12bn

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has agreed a $12.4bn (£9bn) deal to sell nearly half of its pipelines business to a The post Aramco sells minority stake in pipeline network for $12bn appeared first on CityAM.


2021/22 tax year: All the changes you need to know & how to prepare - from IHT to pensions

THE 2021/22 tax year has now begun and with it, new opportunities for financial planning. While many savers will be looking at the year ahead with their savings in mind, new guidance and warnings have been issued on what could be on the horizon.


Astra factory faces closure without government deal

Vauxhall will stop producing the Astra at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and close the plant entirely in April next year The post Astra factory faces closure without government deal appeared first on CityAM.


Rick Stein 'nearly lost business' due to Covid pandemic

The chef and TV presenter, 74, who runs his restaurant empire from Padstow and employed 600 people at the time, was on the brink of bankruptcy.


People could get cashback from local retailers without first having to buy something under new proposal

An amendment to the Financial Services Bill, due to be debated tomorrow in the House of Lords, could pave the way for people to get cashback from local retailers without first having to buy something.


Expat warning: Expert tells Britons in EU to have paperwork in order or face chaos

UK EXPATS living across the EU have been urged to have all their paperwork in order or face deportation threats and denials of health services.


Brexit LIVE: Boris Johnson makes fresh pledge to protect UK fishing fleet from EU red tape

BORIS JOHNSON has pledged to strengthen the UK fishing industry after thousands of fishermen faced post-Brexit red tape causing export chaos.


ECB must accept no further delay in lifting inflation: Panetta

ECB must accept no further delay in lifting inflation: Panetta


Brits without ‘vaccine passports' could pay more in travel insurance

BRITS without vaccine passports could face higher travel insurance premiums when going on holiday.


China fines e-commerce giant Alibaba a record £2bn

Alibaba has been slapped with a £2billion fine amid a crackdown on technology conglomerates by the Chinese state. It comes after founder Jack Ma criticised the country's regulatory system.


How to tell if you're a prudent investor or a reckless gambler

According to the City regulator, a growing number of stock market enthusiasts misguidedly think they are investing when, in truth, they are putting their savings in serious danger.


Grandparents could boost state pension by up to £2,340 per year - could you?

STATE pension payments will be important for millions of Britons to consider as they draw closer to the eligible age. However, some individuals may get the chance to increase their entitlement.


HMRC update: Britons urged to check tax codes - the new 1257L code explained

HMRC issues tax codes to Britons each year which are essential for individuals to understand their finances and taxes. As such, individuals should check their code is correct as the new tax year has now begun.


See inside Brad Pitt's amazing home renovation

From Pharrell Williams' mega-mansion makeover and Selena Gomez's fabulous house flip to Brad Pitt's dusty garage transformation, check out these amazing celebrity home renovations


Products in short supply over the past year

Tomato ketchup is the latest in a growing list of products in short supply across the world.


How to Navigate restaurant wine lists post-lockdown

It’s happening. Things are shifting. Spring is in the air and soon restaurant terraces will be open for business and The post How to Navigate restaurant wine lists post-lockdown appeared first on CityAM.


Swiss watchdog asked Credit Suisse on Greensill risks -SonntagsZeitung

Swiss watchdog asked Credit Suisse on Greensill risks -SonntagsZeitung


Fury as EU orders AstraZeneca to hand over Dutch jabs - Boris told 'pull funding now!'

THE EU has been hit by a furious backlash from Britons over its latest vaccine move, with some warning the UK is allowing the bloc to "walk all over us" by diverting vital jabs away from Britain.


Can investment in biodiversity really deliver strong financial returns?

There are myriad myths surrounding the climate crisis which desperately need to be debunked this year. Two in particular that The post Can investment in biodiversity really deliver strong financial returns? appeared first on CityAM.


How to claim 4th self-employed grant: The next SEISS payment explained, and when to apply through HMRC

Mr Sunak unveiled more details about the fourth self-employed grant during his 2021 Budget announcement


Currency exchange giant ICE set to change hands

City sources said advisers from Houlihan Lokey had been appointed to sell International Currency Exchange on behalf of HNA, the Chinese conglomerate that recently declared itself bankrupt.


TONY HETHERINGTON: Winners Circle? You're likely to end up a loser!

I have been invited to join the Winners Circle, a multi-level marketing company. It seems you earn an income from recruiting other people, but is it legitimate? HETHERINGTON replies.


EU's new export rules leave small British firms struggling

British exporters like Jerry Lawson of Frogbike are 'wading through treacle', navigating labyrinthine new paperwork to deliver to the EU as they suffer mounting problems.


Britons to enjoy first social tipples of 2021 after latest relaxation of lockdown measures

MILLIONS of people across England will enjoy their first social tipples of the year tomorrow after the latest relaxation of lockdown measures - and most will be toasting a bright furture, a Sunday Express poll shows.


After dire year England's shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree

After dire year England's shops hope for end-of-lockdown shopping spree


Currys clearance sale offers cheap TVs, Windows 10 laptops and more - stores open tomorrow

CURRYS is launching a huge clearance sale as its stores reopen after months of lockdown restrictions. Here are some of the products on offer and how much you can save.