Carney challenges market view on rates

BoE boss is still considering an increase around the end of the year

Oil and gas lift UK industrial output

Manufacturing sees small upturn after run of gloom

UK service sector growth slows

Unexpectedly weak data add to evidence economy is cooling

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A refuge for London’s huddled hipsters

Pricy breakfast cereals from around the world find a home in the East End, writes Erica Wagner

Sheffield agrees £900m devolution deal

Elected mayor to oversee transport, planning and skills

What to make of Labour economic policy

Corbyn’s cocktail is a mix of delusion and plausibility

UK productivity back to pre-crisis levels

Fastest growth rate since 2011 linked to slowdown in job boom

Survey reinforces UK manufacturing gloom

First overall job losses in sector since spring 2013

BoE closer to forcing capital build-up

Policymakers worry about rising credit growth, latest minutes show

UK manufacturers face extended stagnation

Outlook for sector a concern inspite of economic expansion

Female executives linked to returns

Businesses with women directors have stronger results

Redcar workers paid but future in doubt

Government accelerates some payments so group can buy coal

One in five companies in ‘survival mode’

Report reflects concerns over productivity and minimum wage rise

China slowdown hits UK financial services

Global market turmoil and oil price slump dent growth prospects

Drax pulls out of £1bn green energy plan

Policy U-turns blamed as doubts mount over carbon-capture scheme

Osborne sets sights on trade trip to Iran

From Beijing to Tehran — chancellor says he will take risks

Osborne brings bold approach to foreign stage

Chancellor aims ‘to take a bit of a risk with the China relationship’

Osborne starts £12bn HS2 bidding

Chancellor seeks investment for high-speed rail and northern England regeneration projects

Business hit by lack of language skills

Call for higher priority at school as companies count cost

Osborne bullish on China’s economy

Chancellor hopes to link up Shanghai and London stock exchanges