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What we bought in the course of 2021

  What we bought in the course of 2021 Month-by-month rundown of the trends that set the tills ringingNetflix’s raunchy period drama Bridgerton hit screens and then the UK’s wardrobes, houses and hobbies. The wisteria-clad mansion featured in the series sent eBay searches for the climber soaring by 300% on the year before, while searches shot up for "corsets" (by 39%) and embroidery hoops (65%) as viewers attempted to recreate "Regencycore" at home.

Buy now, pay later ( BNPL ) services from companies like Affirm, AfterPay, and Klarna have been around longer than many of the Gen Zers and Millennials who use the service. What’s important about today’s BNPL is its impact on marketing, not payments. If merchants can reduce interchange fees by driving purchases from debit and credit cards to other forms of payments, they’ll do what they can to make that happen. As Buy Now, Pay Later providers collect more data about consumers’ shopping and buying behaviors, they will become better partners to merchants than the banks and payment networks are.

Britain’s national debt has hit £ 2 tn for the first time ever, jumping over 100% of GDP as the cost of Covid-19 mount. Sales of existing homes soared 24.7% in July compared with June, according to the National That’s according to IHS Markit’s survey of US purchasing managers, just released. Encouragingly, the survey also found that new business has picked up this month for the first time

More Britons than ever are turning to buy now, pay later services as the cost of living continues to rise, new research has revealed.

The number of customer transactions with Klarna alone increased 59 per cent in the 12 months from 1 December 2020, according to data from TSB.

The cost of servicing Britain's ballooning national debt looks set to hit almost £1,000 per person this year as borrowing costs spiral.

A dramatic borrowing binge has pushed the debt pile up from just £354billion at the turn of the century to an astonishing £2.3trillion today.

The pound hit its highest level against the euro in almost two years yesterday as data indicated Britain’s economy was holding up well.

This revolutionary made the NFL so popular

 This revolutionary made the NFL so popular The football world mourns around the unique John Madden. The former coach and television commentator made the NFL really popular. In addition, a popular video game series bears its name. © Provided by sport1.de This revolutionary made the NFL so popular it should still give people who wonder why the most popular football video game of the world is called "Madden".

Britain’s national debt has hit £ 2 tn for the first time ever, jumping over 100% of GDP as the cost of Covid-19 mount. Sales of existing homes soared 24.7% in July compared with June, according to the National That’s according to IHS Markit’s survey of US purchasing managers, just released. Encouragingly, the survey also found that new business has picked up this month for the first time

An experienced researcher and business writer in the print and digital media industry, having worked as a Research Analyst at Nairametrics, Voidant Broadcasting Ltd, Entrepreneurs.ng, and currently a Market and Finance Writer at Business a.m. For stories, press releases, exclusive events, call +2347052803696 Nigeria’s Debt Management Office (DMO) has just announced that Nigeria’s public debt hit N38.005 trillion or .62 billion at the end of September, 2021. The figure comprises the total external and domestic debts of the federal government and the 36 states of the federation, the debt


Gallery: 20 of the worst cases of hyperinflation in history (Espresso)

a group of people posing for a photo in front of a crowd: The goal of President Salvador Allende’s government was to transition to socialism. This meant expropriating land as well as nationalizing companies and mines. At first, the Allende government’s plans worked well: workers had more money, and the price of goods was low. Unfortunately, private companies soon went bankrupt, and stores and warehouses became devoid of basic consumer goods. When cash was short, the government would just print more. This caused hyperinflation in Chile—the monthly inflation rate reached 88 per cent in October 1973, with prices doubling every 33.5 days.

IHS Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index showed manufacturing activity grew again in December, despite Covid. Factory production climbed as supply chain delays eased, and workers charged through the pandemic backlog.

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Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband hails release of British Council employee .
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard has said he hopes the release of Aras Amiri from an Iranian jail is a 'good sign for the rest of us'.Richard Ratcliffe, whose wife, 44, remains imprisoned in Iran, expressed his hopes of her return after Aras Amiri arrived back in the UK after being released from prison.

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