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Gunman takes hostages at Beirut bank to try to free his trapped savings

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A Lebanese man armed with a shotgun took hostages at a Beirut bank on Thursday and threatened to set himself on fire unless he received his trapped savings. L'uomo, identified as 42-year-old Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein,...

Murray-Darling Basin Plan ‘cannot achieve’ environmental water savings target, il rapporto trova

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A key environmental measure in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan “cannot be achieved under the current program settings” which may only save 13% del 450 gigalitres required to protect key river ecosystems, a much-antic...

Penny savings: taking the measure of money at the Ashmolean museum

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Prof Chris Howgego carefully cradles the medal minted for the coronation of the boy king Edward VI in 1547 as he mulls over the history of money from Babylon to bitcoin. “Everything depends on confidence,” says the ke...

UK inflation: what it means for house prices, savings and pay rises

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There is no escaping inflation: whether it’s energy, cibo, transport or entertainment you are paying for, prices are going up – and at pace. Once again this week’s headlines have been dominated by the latest figures –...

Retirement savings reform is a good idea that both parties can get behind

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Congress is divided on just about every issue but a recent bill passed in the House of Representatives showed that there is at least one area that our representatives from both sides of the aisle can agree on: retirem...

More affordable childcare would boost women’s retirement savings, il rapporto dice

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Women would be as much as $118,000 better off in retirement if subsidies were increased to make childcare more affordable, according to new research by Industry Super Australia (ISA). ISA said the move would help clos...

My sleepy brain loves the sound of permanent daylight savings. But do scientists agree?

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Sleep-deprived Americans may be rejoicing this week, if they have the energy: it could be the last time daylight saving time kills a precious hour of snoozing. But those extra hours of evening light could come at a co...

Britons slow credit card spending and increase savings – for now

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Borrowing on credit cards and short-term loans slowed in January to its lowest growth rate since September 2021 as the Omicron variant discouraged consumers from venturing out to shops, restaurants and bars. Data from...

NS&I doubles interest on Green Savings Bond but returns still lag market leaders

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NS&I has doubled the rate of interest it pays on its Green Savings Bond – but the returns still lag the market-leading deals and leave savers’ cash being eroded by inflation. The latest issue of the three-year acc...

What the interest rate rise means for your mortgage, debt and savings

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The Bank of England has increased interest rates to 0.25% from the historical low of 0.1% in an attempt to tackle rising inflation in the UK, but what does that mean for the public? Only if you have a variable rate m...

How to boost your pension savings at any stage of your career

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Whether you are on the brink of retirement or have years to go, there are things you can do now to generate a larger post-work income. Increasing the sum you pay into your pension each month is the most straightforwa...

My savings story: ‘It felt great to finally hold my cello

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A keen classical music fan, there’d always been one particular item Emmanuel Odusami had longed to hold in his arms. “It had been my dream to learn and play the cello since I was a teenager,” says Odusami, 29, a camer...

UK savings rates are tumbling – what can you do?

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Things are going from bad to worse for savers. A few days ago the Bank of England reported that interest rates were continuing to fall “to new historically low levels” and providers are still sending out letters to cu...

Savings bonds, lotteries and cheap food: do vaccine incentives work?

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Labor’s call for Australians who get vaccinated by Christmas to be offered a $300 cash incentive has been denounced by the government as an “insulting” and a “thought bubble” that is not necessary given the current ta...

‘My savings were gone’: millions who lost work during Covid faced benefit system chaos

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Unemployed workers are pushing for reforms and changes to America’s unemployment insurance system after millions of workers experienced severe problems in receiving benefits throughout the pandemic. Workers across Ame...

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