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G20 countries aim their pandemic bailout spending at fossil fuel industries, leaving Paris climate change targets in doubtCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus...

The Guardian view on Covid-19 economics: the austerity con of deficit hysteria | Editorial

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Weak recovery could take unemployment to 1980s levels, warns OBR

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Treasury forecaster's three stark predictions for Britain's economy

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Ocado has waiting list of 1 million customers wanting to sign up

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Boris Johnson's mandatory mask policy has riled the Tory old guard | Katy Balls

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UK economy may not recover until end of 2022, Treasury forecaster warns

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UK's growth figures dim any hope of a V-shaped recovery from Covid-19

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Barley industry fears it is bearing brunt of Australia's 'fractured' relationship with China

Agricultural groups call for more government help to access new markets amid concerns over heavy reliance on ChinaAustralia’s barley industry has raised fears it...

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