Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Thursday it intends to begin using CPIH as its preferred gauge of British inflation, a measure that includes more housing costs, from March 2017. CPIH does not measure house prices or mortgage payments. Source: Reuters
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China has threatened to attack Vietnamese bases over gas drilling in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, according to diplomatic sources in Hanoi and the Asian oil industry. Source The Sidney Morning Herald
“In this instance the truck itself was hi-jacked, the driver was attacked with a brick and he ended up in hospital with a severe head injury. Since this situation began we have stressed that migrants are putting the lives of HGV drivers at risk. Source HGVuk
Foreign assets of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and the commercial Saudi banks reached SR1.996 trillion by the end of May, business daily Al-Eqtisadiah reported on Monday quoting the agency’s official figures. According to the figures, SAMA’s net foreign assets were SR1.844 trillion against foreign demands of SR18.462 billion. Source: Al Arabiya