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      July 27, 2016

      UK retail sales fall at fastest pace since 2012 - CBI

      Another post-Brexit vote survey and yet more gloom over the direction of the UK economy. Retail sales, as measured by a...

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      July 27, 2016

      Ireland cuts GDP forecasts after Brexit

      The Irish Central Bank has reduced its forecasts for economic growth in response to the UK’s Brexit vote, predicting a...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      UK business confidence drops to lowest since financial crisis after Brexit - CBI

      Optimism among the UK’s manufacturer’s has fallen dramatically in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according...

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      July 25, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Bavaria still on edge following blast

      More turmoil in Germany. An explosion has killed at least one person and injured 10 others near the German city of...

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      July 13, 2016

      Wetherspoon writes 'New Magna Carta'

      Hot on the heels of a beermats-for-Brexit campaign, pub chain Wetherspoon has penned its own “New Magna Carta” for this...

    4. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Sturgeon seeks assurance of EU nationals' status in Scotland

      Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has written to all of the candidates in the Conservative leadership race, and...

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      June 27, 2016

      UK business urges clarity on EU Brexit talks - BCC

      British businesses need a “clear timetable” on the government’s talks with the EU following and a series of measures to...

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      June 24, 2016

      CBI on Brexit: 'We need strong & calm leadership'

      As Europe wakes up to the news that Britain has voted to leave the EU, reactions from the UK’s leading business groups...

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      June 14, 2016

      Guest post: Iceland’s selective default?

      This guest post is by Arturo Porzecanski, a professor of international economic relations at American University...

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      May 24, 2016

      UK retail: orders placed with suppliers fall 'sharply' - CBI

      Retailers in Britain are clearly feeling nervous. Orders placed by retailers with their suppliers have fallen at the...

    9. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Opening Quote: NEX steps; British Land; UK growth

      ICAP is renaming itself NEX, British Land profits are up 16 per cent, the CBI has cut its UK growth forecasts. FT...

    10. FT Alphaville

      May 16, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      ICAP is renaming itself NEX, British Land profits are up 16 per cent, the CBI has cut its UK growth forecasts. FT...

    11. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Gove sets out post-Brexit 'relationship of free trade'

      Remain campaigners have repeatedly called on eurosceptics to set out their vision of what Britain’s relationship with...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2016

      Have you seen this King of Good Times?

      He, Vijay Mallya, is the one on the left. The liquor baron and also the one without the hat. Who isn’t Enrique...

    13. FT Alphaville

      January 4, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      A New Year sell-off in China, a clarification from Sports Direct in the UK, a New Year robot resolution in the US. FT...

    14. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      UK retail sales disappoint in December

      First of all the good news: A majority of UK retailers surveyed by business lobby group the CBI have reported an uplift...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      Protesters interrupt Cameron's speech

      Staff attempt to move protesters during Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech at the annual conference of the CBI...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Miners under pressure

      More miners in trouble this morning, with Lonmin’s rights issue, BHP Billiton reviewing production targets and Nyrstar...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ocado delivers

      Wags who said Ocado starts with a zero, ends with a zero and will amount to zero may be eating their words with its...

    18. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Cryan game after Jain

      It’s the Cryan game after Jain, Saint-Gobain is selling a bottle business in a €3bn deal and GE is close to offloading...

    19. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Brexit bill heads Queen's Speech

      The Brexit bill will be the highlight of this morning’s Queen’s Speech, Fifa officials have been arrested in dawn raids...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2014

      Nick Clegg at the CBI

      Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gestures as he speaks at the Confederation of...

    21. Nick Butler

      April 27, 2014

      Scotland slips away

      Week by week Scotland seems to slip away. The reaction to the fiasco at the CBI demonstrates just how sensitive...

    22. November 4, 2013

      David Cameron vows to cut costs of HS2 rail project

      David Cameron on Monday admitted his government had mishandled the High Speed 2 rail project but reiterated his backing...

    23. Off Message

      November 4, 2013

      HS2 as the ultimate Northern Line - is it just an Underground extension?

      In his speech to the CBI conference, David Cameron will today say that critics of High Speed Rail 2 are resigned to...

    24. October 31, 2013

      Biggest risk facing UK business is political, says CBI

      The biggest risk facing business now is political, says the head of the CBI employers’ group. John Cridland, the...

    25. October 28, 2013

      US industrial production disappoints

      It is quiet on the data front on Monday, but US economy-watchers will note that industrial production and pending home...

    26. October 28, 2013

      ‘Years of delays’ if government backs down on HS2 rail project

      Train passengers would be hit by 14 years of weekend delays if the government backs down from its promise to build the...

    27. October 10, 2013

      Most London businesses optimistic on economy for next six months

      Most London businesses feel optimistic about the prospects for the economy over the next six months, reinforcing data...

    28. October 7, 2013

      Leading UK industrialists move to address skills shortages

      A group of leading industrialists has pledged to recruit five per cent of its permanent workforce from among graduate...

    29. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff asks if anyone really knows how the Treasury’s payment systems would work...

    30. October 7, 2013

      Finance groups recruit 10,000 new staff as optimism rises

      Financial services companies are thought to have hired an extra 10,000 staff in the three months to September as...

    31. September 27, 2013

      CBI chief Mike Rake urges big business to invest its cash

      Big business needs to start investing its cash piles, create more jobs and help out smaller companies if it is to...

    32. September 25, 2013

      CBI survey shows retail sales pick-up

      Retail sales grew at their strongest pace for more than a year in September, the CBI said on Thursday. The CBI, a trade...

    33. September 24, 2013

      Business groups criticise Labour leader’s ‘divisive’ speech

      Ed Miliband has come under fire from several business organisations, with the CBI – the largest lobby group – accusing...

    34. September 22, 2013

      Labour’s apprentice scheme condemned as ‘bureaucratic nightmare’

      Labour plans to force employers to take on a local apprentice every time they apply for a visa for a non-EU worker have...

    35. September 20, 2013

      Former CBI head Richard Lambert to lead banking standards body

      Sir Richard Lambert, former head of the CBI business lobby and a former editor of the Financial Times, is to lead a new...

    36. September 18, 2013

      Business puts its faith in Carney’s guidance

      Business told the City on Wednesday it was wrong to doubt Mark Carney’s forward guidance on interest rates, and that...

    37. September 15, 2013

      Business fears for future over lack of infrastructure investment

      British business has lost confidence in the government’s ability to deliver infrastructure improvements even though...

    38. September 13, 2013

      Scottish business ‘on autopilot’ over split, need to fight for UK

      Scottish business leaders are on “autopilot” and need to come out fighting for the United Kingdom with just a year to...

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