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Business

Public finances vulnerable to shocks after Covid, says watchdog

The government faces an "increasingly risky" situation as debt has soared and the cost of Covid mounts, the fiscal watchdog says. The Office for Budgetary Responsibility said government debt now stood at some £2.2 trillion or 99.2% of GDP -...

Europe

Europe pins hopes on vaccine campaigns as Covid curbs relaxed

European leaders are lifting restrictions across a lockdown-weary bloc as they take what Italy’s prime minister, Mario Draghi, has admitted is a “calculated risk” that accelerating vaccination campaigns will keep stubbornly high infection rates in check. France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, will...

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