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Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation growth slowed sharply in August to 1.7% after computer game prices dropped and clothing prices were slow to recover from the summer sales. The Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation…

Oil price falls as Saudi Arabia calms supply fears

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman’s comment calmed fears about global oil shortages Saudi Arabia has said its oil output will return to normal by the end of this month, with half…

Smart meters: What is going on?

Image copyright Smart Meter GB Smart meters are promoted as technology to make householders’ lives easier and cheaper, as well as a gateway to a connected British energy network. But their introduction has proved controversial….