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Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has warned of a “fraught period” ahead for airline bookings in Europe as a resurgence in coronavirus cases in many countries threatens consumer confidence. Michael O’Leary told an online event he feared would-be travellers delaying bookings for breaks next summer too given the growth in COVID-19 restrictions over the past
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Strong business growth and record price pressures this month should give the “green light” for a pre-Christmas interest rate hike, according to a closely-watched survey. November’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showed growth slipping very slightly from the month before but still pointing to an end-of-year pick up for the economy after a third quarter slowdown,
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Opposition politicians have ridiculed Boris Johnson after he struggled to get through a keynote address to business leaders, despite claiming afterwards he thought the speech “went over well”. In the speech to the Confederation of British Industry, the prime minister praised the cartoon Peppa Pig, made car engine noises, and compared his 10-point plan for
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