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    1. July 16, 2013

      UK inflation hits 2.9% in June

      Inflation in the UK rose to 2.9 per cent in June, the highest in more than a year, but nonetheless low enough to spare the...

    2. June 14, 2013

      Fall in UK construction output slows

      UK construction output fell in April at the slowest annual rate in more than a year, suggesting the sector’s drag on the...

    1. April 21, 2013

      Labour ready to seize on poor GDP figures

      Economic data will reveal this week whether the UK has fallen into a triple-dip recession, with Labour preparing to seize on...

    2. February 12, 2013

      UK inflation unchanged at 2.7%

      Inflation in the UK has remained unchanged for the fourth month in a row, the longest period ever for which it has stayed...

    3. February 5, 2013

      UK services sector brightens in January

      The UK’s dominant services sector returned to growth in January, according to a gauge of activity. The news provided more...

    4. January 15, 2013

      Inflation flat despite rising energy bills

      UK inflation remained at 2.7 per cent for the third month in a row in December, with the rise in gas and electricity bills...

    5. January 11, 2013

      ‘Disappointing’ data add to economic gloom

      Manufacturing output continued to shrink in November, raising the prospects of an economic contraction in the final quarter...

    6. December 27, 2012

      Caveat for vendors in spite of Boxing Day rush

      Record numbers of shoppers poured into many UK stores and malls on Boxing Day, but analysts are warning that 2013 is shaping...

    7. December 5, 2012

      Services data suggest recovery ‘fizzled out’

      An influential gauge of activity in the UK’s dominant services sector fell to its lowest level in almost two years in...

    8. November 5, 2012

      Service sector expansion slows

      Optimism about the economic recovery is fading after signs that the country’s high streets quietened last month and the vast...

    9. November 1, 2012

      Manufacturing activity falls further

      The UK’s manufacturers have suffered another month of falling export orders and declining output, indicating parts of the...

    10. October 25, 2012

      UK growth signals move out of recession

      Britain’s double-dip recession has ended after the economy grew in the third quarter at a rapid rate that surprised...

    11. October 8, 2012

      Economic outlook: trade data in spotlight

      Third-quarter growth in the UK is likely to be difficult to read given the distortions created by the Olympics, but August...

    12. August 24, 2012

      GDP details reveal gloomy picture

      Britain’s economy has shrunk less than had been reported in the second quarter, but the message from the latest data is one...

    13. August 21, 2012

      Data undermine UK debt reduction plan

      Britain’s public finances deteriorated in July as corporation tax receipts plunged, highlighting the coalition government’s...

    14. August 16, 2012

      Retail sales data boost sterling

      The euro powered ahead on Thursday, gaining ground on the dollar and other perceived havens against which the currency had...

    15. August 9, 2012

      Exports plunge in fresh blow to economy

      Britain’s exports fell sharply in the second quarter, highlighting the difficulty the UK economy faces as it tries to...

    16. August 8, 2012

      Bank of England cuts growth forecast

      The Bank of England signalled that economic recovery will be slower and weaker than it has believed at any point since the...

    17. July 25, 2012

      Does weak UK growth warrant more QE?

      The latest UK GDP figures have offered fresh evidence of the depth of the recession being experienced by the country. But...

    18. July 17, 2012

      UK inflation rate drops sharply

      Inflation dropped sharply and unexpectedly last month to the lowest since 2009 as clothing retailers cut their prices during...

    19. July 4, 2012

      UK services sector remains flat

      The UK’s large services sector barely grew last month, according to a survey, intensifying expectations the Bank of England...

    20. June 28, 2012

      GDP data confirm UK double-dip recession

      Britain’s double-dip recession was confirmed on Thursday by official statistics that showed output dropped 0.3 per cent in...

    21. June 27, 2012

      Net mortgage lending falls for first time

      Net mortgage lending by banks dropped in May for the first time on record, according to industry data, though the indication...

    22. June 26, 2012

      Public borrowing rises as economy dips

      The UK’s austerity plan ran off course in the first two months of the financial year as weak public finances in April and...

    23. June 20, 2012

      Banks to get cheap money to lift UK lending

      The government’s new “funding for lending” programme, designed to boost credit for British business, will cut banks’ costs...

    24. June 19, 2012

      Poor global growth pushes down UK inflation

      Faltering global growth has pushed UK inflation to its lowest since 2009, raising expectations that the Bank of England will...

    25. June 17, 2012

      Economic outlook: central banks on alert

      Central bank activity dominates the economic calendar this week and rarely have markets been so expectant of policy action...

    26. June 7, 2012

      Bank takes cue from economic data

      Bank of England monetary policy makers chose not to add extra stimulus to the economy yesterday after a survey of the...

    27. May 24, 2012

      UK first-quarter growth revised down

      Britain’s economy is in a deeper double-dip recession than first thought after the official output estimate for the first...

    28. May 22, 2012

      Data point to worsening public finances

      The UK’s public finances were weaker than economists expected in April, the first month of the new financial year, although...

    29. May 4, 2012

      Economic Outlook: UK rate verdict awaited

      A cautious week is in prospect for UK investors who await the latest monetary policy decision from the Bank of England on...

    30. May 3, 2012

      UK services sector growth slows

      Britain’s services sector continued to expand in April, though it lost some momentum, according to an unofficial survey of...

    31. April 17, 2012

      Loonie lifted as interest rates held again

      The Canadian dollar jumped yesterday after the Bank of Canada kept interest rates on hold and stepped up its hawkish...

    32. April 12, 2012

      Trade data highlight UK export challenge

      Britain’s trade deficit widened more than economists expected in February after exports to countries outside Europe fell,...

    33. March 29, 2012

      Mortgage approvals fall to eight-month low

      The number of mortgage approvals in Britain dropped last month to the lowest in eight months as banks tightened their...

    34. March 28, 2012

      UK growth for final quarter revised down

      Britain’s struggle to shake off the effects of recession has been set back by news the economy shrank more than previously...

    35. February 15, 2012

      Bank of England increases inflation forecast

      The Bank of England slightly increased its forecast for inflation in two years’ time, but markets continued to bet that the...

    36. January 11, 2012

      UK trade deficit widens

      Britain’s trade deficit widened in November as exports fell to countries outside Europe, reversing an unexpected improvement...

    37. December 27, 2011

      Warning on UK jobs market

      The jobs market faces its toughest year for 20 years, with unemployment in a near-stagnant economy likely to rise to 2.85m...

    38. August 7, 2011

      Economic Outlook: Fed meets amid talk of QE

      Many of the world’s leading central banks are softening their monetary stance as global debt and growth concerns have...

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