UK construction activity jumps in August

PMI survey driven by strong housing market

‘Boris Island’ airport plan sunk

Spotlight put back on London Heathrow expansion by commission

UK manufacturing at 14-month low

PMI shows easing in output and new orders

Fall in export orders hits recovery

Manufacturing still 7 per cent below peak and construction 10 per cent down

Scotland’s oil reserves still unclear

Rival camps claim predictions likely to boost their cause

UK house price rise masks cooling trend

August sees up to 11% growth, but indicators show slowing market

UK house prices rise 0.8% in August

Improved figure is the 16th month-on-month rise

Shoppers boost optimism on high street

Retailers more positive than in the past 12 years

Lending to businesses falls again

Bank of England scheme fails to spark recovery

Weak exports threaten recovery, warns BCC

Call to ensure ‘2014 growth is not flash in the pan’

Russians cool on luxury London homes

Proportion of high-end property bought by foreigners drops 20%

UK home loan approvals slow again

BBA report shows more cash pumped into Isas

Manufacturing shows signs of wage growth

Higher pay settlements hint at missing piece of recovery

Deloitte warns on UK political risks

Economic uncertainty leads to lower than expected growth

UK account holders flock to Swedish bank

Handelsbanken turns conventional banking ideas on their head

A costly fixation with price stability

The banking crisis hid the truth about the volatility of the past 15 years, writes Anjum Hoda

Mid-sized UK companies ignore exports

British workers cheaper than Spanish

Wage squeeze and weak pound lower UK labour costs

BoE admits mistake over job market growth

Deputy governor Ben Broadbent said the central bank was ‘wrong’ last year about the labour market

Price wars trigger drop in UK food spend

Overall retail sales rise for 17th consecutive month