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The combined deficit of the defined benefit pension schemes of Britain's largest companies fell by £21bn over the last 12 months on the back of rising equity values.
The Bank of England has left interest rates unchanged at 0.5pc and will not restart its money-printing programme this month.
Government spending cuts and the VAT rise will lead to more than 1.6 million job losses over the next six years, a report says.
Oil giant BP has announced a return to profit in the three months to September after last quarter's record loss.
More than 100,000 people pay to go behind the Times and Sunday Times' new online paywalls but visits to their websites have fallen by about 87%.
Lloyds Banking Group says its had a good third quarter and is on track for a decent performance in 2010 as bad debts fall and margins improve.
The Federal Reserve announces it will pump $600bn into the US economy to try to boost the fragile recovery.
Plans to raise the state pension age to 66 by 2020, first announced in October, are confirmed by the government.
Chancellor George Osborne hits back at claims by a group of MPs that the government's spending cuts are not deliverable.
Nearly a third of households in Liverpool, Nottingham and Glasgow contained nobody in work last year, official figures show.
Chancellor George Osborne will announce his second Budget on 23 March 2011.
House prices rose 1.8% in October but three month trend shows a falling market.
The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee will not follow the US with an expansion of its economy-boosting measures this month, opting instead to take no further action.
Stagnating housing market sees more than a third of vendors in the UK reduce the asking price of their property Homeowners are being forced to slash their asking prices.
Airline passengers flying from the UK face more expensive flights after another controversial rise in Air Passenger Duty.
Npower has started to repay customers overcharged for their gas following a two-year battle. Are you due a refund?
The unemployment rate among 2009's graduates is 8.9% - the highest level for 17 years, a higher education study says.