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Bank of England tells banks to raise more capital as consumer credit fears grow – business live

UK central bank has ordered British banks to set aside more capital, and rushed forwards its consumer credit stress testsLatest: Bank of England tells banks to set aside more capitalBank has also rushed forward its consumer credit testsGOOGLE HIT WITH RECORD EU FINEEarlier:Mario Draghi sends euro spikingJanet Yellen discussing world economy in London tonightUK consumer confidence has slumped since general electionThe agenda: BoE Financial Stability Report today 11.07am BST Carney says that forcing banks to hold more capital (by raising the counter-cyclical buffer to 0.5% today, and probably to read more

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Amazon Fire HD 8 review: easily the best tablet you can buy for £80

The Fire HD 8 has always played second fiddle to its smaller sibling, but with twice the storage, better screen and speakers, that’s no longer the caseAmazon’s bigger, 8in HD version of its rock-bottom tablet, the Fire HD 8, has always played second fiddle to the £50 Fire 7, but not any more. Continue reading... read more



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