BBC News - Business 12 December 2017

UK inflation rate at near six-year high

Inflation hits 3.1% as the squeeze on household incomes continues.

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House prices rise fastest in East Midlands

East Midlands prices rose at the fastest pace in the year to October, while London saw the slowest growth.

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Rail passengers 'misled' over festive tickets

Customers have been sold tickets for trains that will not run or will be disrupted, a watchdog says.

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Multiyork cuts staff as it searches for a buyer

The Norfolk-based firm has shed 112 staff and left a further 500 employees facing uncertainty.

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Forties pipeline 'will be shut down for weeks rather than days'

A major oil pipeline is still expected to be shut for several weeks, as first images of the site are released.

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US regulator halts Munchee digital-token sale

The SEC halts an initial coin offering and warns consumers of the dangers of crypto-currency investment.

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Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

French property firm Unibail-Rodamco hopes to launch Westfield shopping centres in new markets.

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Carpetright shares hit as profit forecast cut

The retailer says full-year profits will be at the low end of forecasts amid an "unpredictable" market.

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Skin betting: 'Children as young as 11 introduced to gambling'

Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.

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