That took Dublin’s rating back to the ‘high-grade’ double-A bracket for the first time since its euro zone debt crisis bailout in 2010 saw debt balloon to over 130% of GDP in gross terms and S&P’s peer Moody’s cut the country to ‘junk’, or non-investment grade as it is formally known. … [Read more...] about Ireland election shock has no immediate effect on credit rating: S&P Global
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In the short term, the strong resilience of the economy will help it to defend itself against any disruptions caused by the epidemic, Liu said, citing China's institutional advantage in concentrating its resources to accomplish major tasks, strong production ability, vast domestic market and rich policy tool kit. … [Read more...] about Epidemic impact on China to be limited
The British Beer and Pub Association says on-trade beer sales, which include pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants, fell by 2.8 per cent in the second quarter of this year compared to last year. … [Read more...] about Pub beer sales have fallen by 3.3BILLION since 2000 with industry bosses blaming the high rate of tax on a pint
When to switch your mortgage. You should check if you can save by switching your mortgage when your current deal is about to come to an end, if your lender changes your interest rate, or once a year if you're not tied into a deal with early repayment penalties. How to find the best deal. You can use comparison websites to search for the best mortgage deal or, if you need a bit more help deciding what's best, use a broker. If you use a broker, check what fees it charges and if it can look for deals across the entire mortgage market. Check for remortgage costs. There might be high early repayment charges to pay if you are leaving before the initial fixed period ends, and there may also be an exit fee if you leave your existing lender. When it comes to the new lender, you might be charged valuation and legal fees as well as a booking or arrangement fee. So check that it's worth switching once the fees have been taken into account. … [Read more...] about New cashback website helps homeowners pay off their mortgage quicker
She can also ask if any friends or family members could take her out in their car to practice for free - although if she is going to be driving someone else’s car she should look at getting insured through a short-term learner driver policy that lasts for a few days or months. … [Read more...] about I can’t save money on £1,200 a month maternity pay – how can I buy a house?