Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

Britain runs up biggest October budget deficit in five years – business live

2.32pm GMT

Wall Street has opened flat to slightly higher.

2.02pm GMT

The latest weekly jobless claims point to some weakening in the labour market. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged at a five-month high of 277,000 last week, a surprise to economists who had forecast a fall to 219,000.

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