12 Feb
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S&P upgrades Rio Tinto's long-term debt rating to 'A'

Standard&Poor's upgraded its rating on Rio Tinto's long-term debt from 'A-' to 'A', saying that supportive commodity prices and the company's focus on costs and productivity likely meant its operational performance would remain robust.

12 Feb
Brexit uncertainty could delay next rate hike, McCafferty says

Brexit's approach and its potential negative impact in confidence may knock test the Bank of England's rate hike plans, a top official said.

12 Feb
Chinese loan growth beats forecasts in January

Chinese bank lending picked up sharply at the start of the year, but some economists cautioned about reading too much into the data due to distortions from seasonal effects, pointing out signs of a slowdown evident in broader measures of credit growth.

12 Feb
Vlieghe sees 'huge uncertainty' around path for interest rates

Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe set out reasons why he has become increasingly hawkish over interest rates.