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Last push for EU budget deal

Tony Blair will today begin two days of talks with European leaders at Downing Street to try to secure their support for Britain’s proposals for the EU budget. The prime minister is making a last diplomatic push to reach a deal on reforming the 2007-13 budget ahead of crunch talks between member states next week…. Read more »

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Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold
Interest rates held for another month

The Bank of England today said interest rates will be held at 4.5 per cent in December. It is the fourth month in a row that the Bank’s interest rate-setting monetary policy committee (MPC) has voted to keep rates on hold, following a cut from 4.75 per cent in August. The decision was widely expected,… Read more »

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