Economists unfazed by downbeat UK data

Most indicators remain at historically high levels

UK manufacturing growth slows down

PMI reading is lowest in a year but still positive

Piles of pound coins

The cure for an overmighty pound

Investment, not exchange-rate targeting, is the prescription for the UK

Help to Buy used by almost 40,000 people

Labour slams coalition for lowest housebuilding level since 1920s

Celtic Array axed in blow to renewables

Move is latest in series of offshore wind farm cancellations

House price growth slows in July

Annual rate of increase remains in double digit territory

A swing to the left for the UK?

Rebalancing the economy requires flat to falling real wages and consumption, which will be unpopular

Consumer confidence shows falls in July

Household spending shows signs of slowing

Juncker considers creating financial services tsar

London fears tilt of policy towards eurozone

Each of us has the ability to go it alone

Growth in self-employment boosts output and tax revenues – it should be embraced

Balls attacks Tory economic priorities

EU and US toughen sanctions on Russia

Strongest action against Moscow since cold war

Rate of personal insolvency rises

Voluntary arrangements reach highest level since 1987

UK mortgage approvals rise in June

Increase follows four months of declines

UK trade deficit not a threat to growth

BoE deputy says strong policy and overseas balance sheet reduces concern

Lloyds finds it harder to sneer at RBS

Tables turning for banks as Lloyds agrees £226m settlement

London employers warn on housing costs

IMF warns pound is overvalued

Fund also criticises Bank of England communications

House-buying confidence in UK tumbles

Land Registry data show market cooling

Longest UK slump in a century ends

Of G7 only Italy taken longer than UK to reach pre-crisis size



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