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    1. Fast FT

      May 23, 2017

      Retailers predict sales decline as households 'feel the pinch' - CBI

      The UK high street returned to “tepid trading conditions” in May after warm weather and a late Easter provided a boost...

    2. Fast FT

      May 19, 2017

      UK manufacturers report strongest growth in 3 years - CBI

      A second major survey this month has shown growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector at a three-year high, in a further...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 3, 2017

      JD Wetherspoon boosts sales, remains cautious, lashes out over Brexit (again)

      Tim Martin, chairman of pubs chain JD Wetherspoon, is in familiar form. In a trading update on Wednesday, the watering...

    2. Fast FT

      April 24, 2017

      British manufacturers suffer dip in April orders

      UK manufacturers were hit by a dip in orders this month, according to a major survey which suggests the shine may be...

    3. Fast FT

      March 2, 2017

      WTO rules after Brexit would unleash 'Pandora's Box' warns CBI

      The UK government’s failure to secure a trade deal with the EU after its Brexit talks would unleash a “Pandora’s Box”...

    4. Fast FT

      February 23, 2017

      CBI reports retail sales uptick but warns of cautious outlook

      UK retailers reported a better February for sales after a slump in January, but have a negative short-term outlook for...

    5. Fast FT

      February 20, 2017

      Weak pound forces manufacturers to pump up price expectations - CBI

      UK manufacturers are feeling broadly upbeat, but the weaker pound has forced them to jack up their output price...

    6. Fast FT

      January 26, 2017

      UK retail sales unexpectedly shrink in January - CBI

      Retail sales growth in the UK fell back to earth with a bang in January after a bumper Christmas, according to the...

    7. Fast FT

      January 25, 2017

      UK industry enjoys best domestic demand since 2014

      No signs of a Brexit bust. Britain’s manufacturers have reported their best levels of domestic demand in two-and-a-half...

    8. Fast FT

      December 20, 2016

      UK retail sector beats expectations again - CBI

      The mighty British shopper. Retail sales growth picked up again in December, gaining at the fastest pace since...

    9. Fast FT

      December 9, 2016

      Former head of Indian air force arrested over deal for luxury helicopters

      Investigators have arrested the former head of the Indian air force in connection with a 2010 deal to buy 12 luxury...

    10. Fast FT

      November 25, 2016

      UK retail sales grow at fastest pace since Sept '15 - CBI

      Keep on shopping. Even before the bumper sales day that is Black Friday, UK shoppers have been hitting the high street...

    11. Fast FT

      November 22, 2016

      UK industrial orders better than expected but still weak - CBI

      British manufacturers’ order books were less unhealthy than economists predicted in November, but the weak pound didn’t...

    12. Fast FT

      November 21, 2016

      May acknowledges 'businesses need clarity' on Brexit

      UK prime minister Theresa May has reiterated her refrain that there will be “no running commentary” on the UK’s Brexit...

    13. Fast FT

      October 27, 2016

      UK shoppers have come out in force in October - CBI

      Finally some good news for UK retailers, which have not had a joyous year so far. Retailers have reported the strongest...

    14. Fast FT

      September 22, 2016

      UK manufacturers upgrade outlook - CBI

      Britain’s manufacturers are expecting to accelerate their output over the next three months, according to the...

    15. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      UK industry beats expectations but continues to struggle - CBI

      British manufacturers continued to struggle in August, but orders were much stronger than expected, according to the...

    16. Fast FT

      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...

    17. Fast FT

      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...

    18. 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...

    19. Fast FT

      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...

    20. Fast FT

      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...

    21. 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...

    22. Fast FT

      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...

    23. Fast FT

      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...

    24. FT Alphaville

      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...

    25. Fast FT

      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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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