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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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