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    UK marketing budgets increase at record rate, says survey

    UK companies are ramping up marketing budgets at the fastest pace in at least 14 years, a survey shows. The latest IPA...

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    It wasn’t so long ago that being a long-term investor in emerging market stocks came with very little short-term...

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  1. April 11, 2014

    UK construction suffers as wet weather affects building sites

    UK construction suffered in February as the wet weather took its toll on building sites around the country. Overall, output...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets retreated, reflecting a view among investors that the Bank of Japan would not immediately increase...

  3. April 7, 2014

    Vodafone leads way as UK dividends set to hit £91bn

    The UK’s largest quoted companies are expected to pay almost £91bn in dividends this year, an increase of nearly one-fifth...

  4. April 3, 2014

    UK services sector activity slows in March

    Activity in the UK services sector softened slightly in March, but remained firmly in expansionary territory, boosting hopes...

  5. April 2, 2014

    China bulls urged on by stimulus hopes

    Investors are turning increasingly bullish on Chinese markets, just as they take a more bearish view of the country’s...

  6. April 1, 2014

    Growth in UK manufacturing activity slows

    Activity in the UK manufacturing sector increased for the 12th consecutive month in March, but the pace slowed notably. The...

  7. March 24, 2014

    China and eurozone PMI, Taiwan unemployment data

    Asia Pacific China: The flash PMI from HSBC fell to an eight-month low of 48.1 in March from 48.5 in February. Faster rates...

  8. March 24, 2014

    French spurt keeps eurozone recovery on track

    A growth revival in France kept the eurozone’s recovery on track in March, according to a poll of purchasing managers which...

  9. March 17, 2014

    Bargain hunters snap up Russian equities

    Moscow’s confrontation with the west over Crimea has been seized as a buying opportunity by bargain hunting equity investors...

  10. March 9, 2014

    West Midlands leads the way for UK regional growth

    The West Midlands achieved the fastest growth in business activity last month, followed by southeast England and London,...

  11. March 5, 2014

    European Central Bank poised for interest rate decision

    Investors are poised for the European Central Bank’s interest rate decision on Thursday, with economic data out earlier in...

  12. March 5, 2014

    Healthy rise in UK service sector activity

    Positive readings from three influential surveys of UK economic activity suggest the recovery remains on track. Activity...

  13. March 4, 2014

    Wet weather hits UK construction activity

    UK construction softened in February as disruption from the wettest winter on record took its toll but, with a 10th...

  14. March 3, 2014

    UK manufacturing activity increases for 11th month in a row

    Hopes of a rebound in UK manufacturing have been boosted by a run of positive survey data but flat bank lending, high energy...

  15. March 3, 2014

    Eurozone manufacturing continues to fuel recovery

    Factory activity in the eurozone expanded for the eighth straight month and, although the pace of recovery slowed from...

  16. February 25, 2014

    Sector upheaval puts Bloomberg on top

    The market for financial data has been in a state of upheaval since the turmoil of the financial crisis in 2008 and...

  17. February 25, 2014

    Markit fires starting gun on long-awaited IPO

    Markit, the UK data company that has made a business out of providing transparency to dimly lit corners of financial...

  18. February 25, 2014

    Markit founder maintains a transatlantic approach

    A New York listing for a UK-headquartered company will be another element to a working life spent crossing the Atlantic for...

  19. February 24, 2014

    Markit and Virtu race for New York IPOs

    Two unique financial technology companies are preparing multibillion dollar initial public offerings, with both Markit and...

  20. February 21, 2014

    Sterling strengthens on shopper resilience

    Sterling rallied after retail sales data from the wettest January on UK records kept fewer consumers from the shops than...

  21. February 14, 2014

    UK construction output bounces back

    Strong growth in new homes and commercial buildings helped the UK’s construction output rebound in December, offering signs...

  22. February 10, 2014

    Private sector takes off in southwest England despite flooding

    Southwest England was the UK region with the fastest-growing private sector business activity last month despite flooding in...

  23. February 5, 2014

    UK services activity slows in January

    Activity in the dominant UK services sector fell back slightly in January, with new business activity at its lowest level in...

  24. February 5, 2014

    Eurozone boosted by hum of services sector

    Activity in the eurozone’s economy rose at its fastest pace for two-and-a-half years in January, according to a poll of...

  25. January 30, 2014

    China factory output slows in January

    Improving factory activity in other parts of Asia has yet to boost production in China, according to a manufacturing survey...

  26. January 27, 2014

    Fading fear of job security reflects UK unemployment fall

    Fears over job security have fallen to a record low this month, according to a survey published on Monday, reflecting the...

  27. Money Supply

    January 23, 2014

    The France puzzle: Markit Vs Insee

    By Hugh Carnegy in Paris Update: Since we published this post, Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, has been in...

  28. January 16, 2014

    UK marketers poised for boom in spending

    UK marketing spend is poised to boom in 2014, according to a closely watched industry barometer. The latest IPA Bellwether...

  29. January 6, 2014

    Spanish companies are upbeat about economic recovery

    Spanish companies are becoming more bullish over the pace of economic recovery, with a poll of managers in the services...

  30. January 6, 2014

    UK services set for strong 2014

    Economists on Monday shrugged off a fall in an important gauge of activity in the dominant services sector to a six-month...

  31. January 6, 2014

    Eurozone business activity rebounds in December

    Activity in the eurozone’s economy rebounded in December, accelerating at a pace close to levels last seen in mid-2011,...

  32. January 3, 2014

    Construction data show sector on firmer footing

    The UK’s construction sector ended 2013 on a high, with the strength of the housing market and a rise in activity fuelling...

  33. January 2, 2014

    Growth in manufacturing activity fuels global recovery hopes

    The world’s factories roared into life towards the end of 2013 as manufacturing activity delivered its fastest growth in...

  34. January 2, 2014

    PMI indicators raise worries over French economy

    Is France now the ‘sick man’ of the eurozone economy? The latest manufacturing indicators from the data company Markit...

  35. January 2, 2014

    UK manufacturing activity remains strong

    Manufacturing activity in the UK continued to grow at a fast pace in December, though momentum slipped slightly from the...

  36. January 2, 2014

    Eurozone manufacturing ends year on a high

    Factory activity in the eurozone rose at its fastest pace in two and a half years in December, an influential poll of the...

  37. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    China Flash PMI: not always on the money

    How are China’s manufacturers feeling? Ending the year on a bit of a downer it seems, if HSBC’s Flash PMI is anything to go...

  38. December 16, 2013

    France holds back eurozone recovery

    French business activity slumped to a seven-month low in December, exacerbating concerns about the fragility of the...

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