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    1. August 4, 2014

      UK survey points to strong housebuilding growth

      Housebuilding is driving the best period for UK construction activity since the financial crisis. The housebuilding...

    2. July 20, 2014

      Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’

      British businesses have poor knowledge of where their products were sourced from and how they were made, making it likely...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. July 1, 2013

      Manufacturing report fuels UK recovery hopes

      Positive data on British manufacturing activity and the health of the mortgage market helped bolster hopes that the UK...

    4. January 3, 2013

      Construction industry gloom deepens

      The UK’s construction industry performed more poorly than expected last month, capping a grim year for the sector....

    5. December 3, 2012

      UK manufacturing outlook remains poor

      Britain’s manufacturing sector has stabilised after several months of deterioration, though the outlook remains poor and...

    6. October 2, 2012

      Construction sector remains in doldrums

      Construction in the UK continued to decline last month in spite of increased activity on civil engineering projects,...

    7. September 4, 2012

      Construction activity contracts in August

      Construction activity in Britain contracted in August and the outlook for the sector looks bleak, with new orders falling to...

    8. August 1, 2012

      Slowing global growth hits UK economy

      British manufacturers in July suffered their worst month for more than three years, according to a survey, as data indicate...

    9. July 3, 2012

      Construction survey shows drag on economy

      The construction sector suffered badly last month as companies grew less busy and their order books started to thin,...

    10. December 1, 2011

      Manufacturing output contracts for second month

      Manufacturing output in Britain has contracted for the second month in a row, according to a closely watched survey of the...

    11. October 4, 2011

      Construction sector growth stalls in September

      The construction sector has stopped growing and new orders have started to fall, according to a closely watched survey that...

    12. October 3, 2011

      UK manufacturing activity picks up

      Activity in the UK manufacturing sector picked up slightly last month after a sluggish summer, according to a...

    13. September 1, 2011

      Manufacturing adds to economic gloom

      British manufacturing activity contracted for a second successive month in August, according to a closely watched survey...

    14. August 2, 2011

      Construction sector offers glimmer of hope

      Britain’s construction sector expanded at a steady rate in July although employment fell for the second month in a row,...

    15. May 3, 2011

      UK manufacturing at seven-month low

      Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed to its weakest in seven months in April, raising fears that the recovery in the...

    16. May 2, 2011

      Supply chains: Look for the single point of failure

      From the rising cost of raw materials to extensive disruption caused by the earthquake in Japan, companies face a range of...

    17. September 1, 2010

      Sharp slowdown in UK manufacturing

      Manufacturing suffered a sharp slowdown last month amid uncertainty about the nature and extent of public spending cuts,...

    18. July 5, 2010

      Service sector growth slows in UK

      Britain’s services sector expanded in June at the slowest rate in 10 months, according to a closely watched index, amid...

    19. July 2, 2010

      Slowing export growth adds to economic angst

      Fears for the economy rose yesterday after surveys showed that export growth slowed in June and banks expected to cut...

    20. July 1, 2010

      Slowing export growth adds to economic angst

      Fears for the economy rose on Thursday after surveys showed that export growth slowed in June and banks expected to cut...

    21. June 4, 2010

      Service data revive recession fears

      The service sector saw new business rise at its slowest rate in nine months in May, raising fears about the strength and...

    22. June 3, 2010

      Slowdown in new business hits services PMI

      The service sector saw new business rise at its slowest rate in nine months in May, raising fears about the strength and...

    23. May 7, 2010

      Volcano casts a shadow over business

      Growth in the services sector slowed last month as the volcanic ash cloud cast a shadow over British business, according to...

    24. May 6, 2010

      Volcanic ash takes its toll on UK economy

      Growth in the services sector slowed in April as the volcanic ash cloud cast a shadow over British businesses, according to...

    25. May 5, 2010

      Building activity jumps

      Builders have experienced the sharpest jump in activity in almost three years as demand for new housing and offices...

    26. April 1, 2010

      Manufacturing sector bounces back

      UK manufacturing output in March rose at its fastest pace since 1994, according to a closely watched index, with companies...

    27. March 4, 2010

      Services upturn lifts hope for more growth

      Britain's services sector bounced back last month after the snow-related slowdown in January, bringing activity in the...

    28. March 3, 2010

      Services sector bounces back after slowdown

      Britain’s services sector bounced back in February after the if the snow-related slowdown in January, bringing activity in...

    29. March 1, 2010

      UK manufacturing stays on recovery road

      Britain’s manufacturing sector appears on a firm road to recovery, with a closely watched index reporting that activity in...

    30. February 1, 2010

      Manufacturing shows fastest growth for 15 years

      Activity in the UK manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for 15 years in January, in a sign that the weaker pound is...

    31. January 6, 2010

      Construction activity drops despite surge in housing

      Construction activity fell in December for the 22nd month in a row as a surge in housing was offset by a sharp decline in...

    32. January 5, 2010

      UK construction industry remains in slump

      Construction activity fell in December for the 22nd month in a row as a surge in housing was offset by a sharp decline in...

    33. December 3, 2009

      Service sector recovery fails to ignite

      The British service sector saw activity rise at a steady pace in November, according to a survey of purchasing managers,...

    34. November 3, 2009

      Factory activity at highest level for two years

      British manufacturing activity rebounded in October to its highest level in two years, according to a survey, which showed...

    35. November 2, 2009

      UK manufacturing hits two-year high

      British manufacturing activity rebounded in October to its highest level in two years, according to a survey, which showed...

    36. October 1, 2009

      UK manufacturing recovery stutters

      Britain’s manufacturing sector is struggling to maintain the momentum seen in recent months, with the summer’s rebound...

    37. August 3, 2009

      UK manufacturing output bounces back

      Manufacturing output last month saw the biggest rate of growth since December 2007, in a sign of nascent recovery in the UK...

    38. July 23, 2009

      Fears grow over impact of swine flu

      The number of people off work because of coughs, colds and flu is three-times higher than normal for the time of year,...

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