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    1. 17 hours ago

      The economic shock of Brexit is the lesser problem

      For once, the market reaction is not an exaggeration. Investors have been seriously wrongfooted by the result of the UK...

    2. 22 hours ago

      Brexit means a bumpy road ahead for the UK economy

      The economists’ nightmare has happened: Britain has voted to leave the EU. Numerous economic warnings on the costs of...

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      22 hours ago

      'Markets to price in UK recession' - Threadneedle

      The people have spoken. And so have the markets. Here’s what some investors think will happen next: Columbia...

    2. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Denmark, Finland face recession risk from Brexit

      Nordic economies could suffer an economic downturn if Britain votes to leave the EU, with Finland and Denmark...

    3. June 21, 2016

      Osborne deficit reduction plan hit by higher UK borrowing figures

      George Osborne’s plan to reduce public sector borrowing by £20bn this year has got off to a bad start, with May figures...

    4. June 21, 2016

      Brexit in seven charts — the economic impact

      The question of how Brexit would affect the UK economy is one of the crucial issues in the campaign ahead of Thursday’s...

    5. June 19, 2016

      David Cameron warns Brexit is ‘irreversible’

      David Cameron has warned that a vote to quit the EU would be “irreversible” as opinion polls suggested that momentum...

    6. June 16, 2016

      The dubious lure of taking on the elite

      Brexiters are courting a protest vote. Fed up with Brussels? Worried about immigration? Then vote Leave. In real life...

    7. June 15, 2016

      Economists’ rare unity highlights peril of Brexit

      Britain is a week away from its historic economic decision on EU membership. Economists have never been more united in...

    8. June 14, 2016

      The eurozone is no obstacle to UK growth

      British views on the merits of European integration have always been heavily influenced by the relative health of the...

    9. June 14, 2016

      Manchester’s remarkable rise from the IRA rubble

      It was the bomb that backfired. The IRA tried to wound Manchester 20 years ago and jolted awake a sleeping giant...

    10. June 3, 2016

      Federal Reserve’s Lael Brainard warns Brexit could hit US

      A vote by the UK electorate to leave the EU could deliver a “significant adverse reaction” to global markets and impact...

    11. June 1, 2016

      UK household spending accelerates but Brexit-wary factories idle

      Britain’s households appear far less concerned about the consequences of Brexit than its companies after data released...

    12. May 26, 2016

      The self-inflicted dangers of the EU referendum

      What were they thinking? It is extraordinary to read a succession of official reports arguing, rightly, that a vote to...

    13. May 26, 2016

      UK’s FTSE 250 has more to worry about than Brexit

      “It’s the economy, stupid.” Investors in UK equities are being reminded of the quip from one of Bill Clinton’s election...

    14. May 26, 2016

      UK business investment and growth slow

      Business investment in the UK has fallen for the second consecutive quarter as companies postpone spending because of...

    15. May 24, 2016

      Osborne misses borrowing target by £4bn

      George Osborne’s plan to fix the public finances has had a disappointing start to the year as the slowing economic...

    16. May 23, 2016

      Fact-checking the Treasury’s latest Brexit report

      The Treasury says a vote to leave the EU would tip Britain’s economy into recession, causing at least 500,000 people to...

    17. May 23, 2016

      Economists peer through Brexit fog in search of growth clarity

      George Osborne says the threat of Britain leaving the EU is already having a “chilling effect” on the UK economy and...

    18. May 19, 2016

      BoE’s Vlieghe calls for Brexit rate cuts

      The Bank of England should be ready to cut interest rates to stimulate spending if any economic bounce after a Remain...

    19. May 18, 2016

      Bring on the long-delayed dawn of the robot age

      The video is set in a new factory replete with driverless vehicles. It shows, amid flying sparks and white-hot metal,...

    20. May 16, 2016

      UK gilt rally tracks talk of interest rate cut

      UK government bonds are enjoying the best start to the year since 2001 as a succession of poor economic data releases...

    21. May 12, 2016

      Brexit carries risk of recession, warns Bank of England

      A vote for Brexit could cost jobs, raise prices, see the pound fall sharply and even lead to recession, the Bank of...

    22. May 10, 2016

      UK trade deficit hits eight-year high as goods sector drags

      Britain’s trade deficit climbed to an eight-year high in the first three months of the year in a further sign of the...

    23. May 8, 2016

      ‘Sugar rush’ begins to wear off for consumers

      After years of powering the recovery, the once free-spending British consumer has begun to retrench. Retail sales have...

    24. May 5, 2016

      Gilt sales hit 18-month high despite Brexit uncertainty

      Sales of UK government debt are drawing the strongest demand in 18 months as investors look past Britain’s forthcoming...

    25. May 5, 2016

      UK economic growth stagnates in second quarter

      The growth of the British economy appears to have stalled in the second quarter of the year as companies and consumers...

    26. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      UK services PMI: economists react

      The UK services purchasing managers’ index – a closely-watched indicator of performance – hit its lowest level since...

    27. May 5, 2016

      UK economy ‘near stalling’ as service sector slows

      Britain’s economic recovery looks to have slowed sharply in the second quarter of the year, as businesses delay...

    28. May 4, 2016

      A risible case for Brexit based on dubious data

      It is obvious. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, of course Britain would get a good trade deal with the EU and...

    29. May 4, 2016

      Civil servants censured on poor value projects

      Senior civil servants are allowing projects to go ahead despite strong evidence that they offer poor value for money, a...

    30. May 3, 2016

      UK manufacturing activity contracts for first time in 3 years

      Activity in Britain’s struggling manufacturing industry contracted in April for the first time since 2013, as...

    31. April 29, 2016

      Britons keep spending despite pessimism on the economy

      Consumer credit surged at its fastest rate in 11 years in March in the latest sign that Britons are refusing to tighten...

    32. April 27, 2016

      Bank governor says Brexit risks higher prices and lower growth

      Britain risks a period of weak sterling, higher prices and lower growth if it votes to leave the EU, according to the...

    33. April 27, 2016

      Global economic fears take toll on UK growth

      The pace of Britain’s recovery slackened noticeably in the first quarter of the year, as global fears hit all parts of...

    34. April 27, 2016

      OECD issues damning report on effect of Brexit

      George Osborne, UK chancellor, received another significant economic endorsement for his campaign to remain in the EU...

    35. April 26, 2016

      Arguments for Brexit do not add up

      If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our...

    36. April 25, 2016

      Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

      President Obama didn’t cross the Atlantic just to lend a helping hand to David Cameron’s campaign to keep Britain in...

    37. April 24, 2016

      UK profit warnings at highest level since crisis

      Corporate profit warnings are running at their highest rate since the financial crisis as UK companies struggle to...

    38. April 21, 2016

      UK misses borrowing target a month after it was set

      The government has missed its borrowing target for the year just a month after it was set. For the financial year...

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