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Train strikes: Why haven't they caused more disruption?

By Beth TimminsBusiness reporter, BBC NewsImage source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Many stations, including London Bridge, were quiet on ThursdayThe rail strikes this week had threatened to bring the country to a halt. But after two days of industrial action - as well as the knock-on impact on services for the rest of the week -…
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More rail strikes extremely likely, says union boss

By Catherine EvansBBC NewsMedia caption, Watch: RMT boss says government is making negotiations worse as Rail Delivery Group chair suggests reform may not mean redundanciesMore rail strikes are "extremely likely" if talks between rail bosses and unions continue to fail, the union at the centre of the dispute has said.RMT boss Mick Lynch accused the…
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Germany takes step closer to gas rationing

Image source, Getty ImagesGermany has taken a step closer to gas rationing after a drop in supplies from Russia.The country has triggered the "alarm" stage of an emergency gas plan to deal with shortages, Germany's economy ministry said.It is the latest part of a standoff between the European Union and Russia over its invasion of…
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Just 100 days left to spend paper £20 and £50 notes

By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent, BBC NewsImage source, Bank of EnglandThe days of spending paper banknotes in the shops are numbered: 100 days, to be exact - so start hunting at home.Remaining paper £20 or £50 notes should be spent or deposited by the end of September, the Bank of England said.An estimated 163 million…
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Inflation pushes UK government interest costs to May record

Image source, Getty ImagesSurging inflation led interest payments on government debt to hit the highest amount for May on record.Interest payments paid by the government for last month hit £7.6bn, up £3.1bn from a year earlier.Government borrowing fell in May from a year earlier but still remained higher than pre-Covid levels.Borrowing - the difference between…
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Australia to lift electricity market suspension as prices ease

Image source, Getty ImagesAustralia's energy market operator says it will lift its suspension of the country's main wholesale electricity market as its power crisis eases.The restrictions will be temporarily lifted on Thursday before a final decision is made.In an unprecedented move last week it suspended trading on the platform following a surge in prices.Officials also…