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      UK services PMI: economists react

      The UK services purchasing managers’ index – a closely-watched indicator of performance – hit its lowest level since...

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      UK services growth weakest 'in over 3 years'

      Growth in Britain’s dominant services industry slowed significantly in April, according to a closely-watched indicator...

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    1. May 4, 2016

      Brexit blamed for surge in uncertainty

      Economic uncertainty has hit its highest level in Britain in at least 19 years in the lead-up to the EU referendum,...

    2. May 2, 2016

      A vote to leave the EU will make Britain poorer

      Since its conception, the EU has pursued economic integration as the means to secure the peace and prosperity of its...

    3. April 27, 2016

      Will the slowing UK economy hurt my investments?

      The UK economy is slowing. Gross domestic product data showed that the economy expanded by 0.4 per cent in the first...

    4. April 27, 2016

      Brexit sparks outbreak of agreement among economists

      There is a long-running joke that if you laid all the world’s economists end to end they would never reach a...

    5. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      UK growth slowdown: economists react

      An expected slowdown in UK growth was confirmed this morning, after the economy expanded by 0.4 per cent in the first...

    6. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Sterling picks up after UK Q1 GDP meets forecasts

      Sterling has brightened after an earlier bout of pre-data queasiness against the dollar, after UK first quarter GDP...

    7. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      UK GDP growth slows ahead of Brexit vote

      Britain’s economy has slowed down ahead of the EU referendum in June, growing by 0.4 per cent in the first three months...

    8. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      UK government overshoots borrowing forecasts by £1.8bn

      UK public sector borrowing has shot past forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility, to the tune of £1.8bn....

    9. April 18, 2016

      Treasury concludes UK would be worse off under Brexit

      The idea of Britain negotiating a deal to have full access to the European single market while not being a member of...

    10. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      UK clocks worst February goods trade deficit ever

      The UK’s trade in goods deficit clocked in at £11.96bn in February, significantly worse than economists had expected...

    11. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      UK services suffer weakest quarter of growth since 2013 - Markit

      Growth in the UK economy is expected to cool to around 0.4 per cent in the first quarter after a closely-watched...

    12. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      UK construction activity remains at 10-month low - Markit

      The pace of growth in the UK construction industry remained at a 10-month low in March, adding to a picture of...

    13. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing sector 'in the doldrums' - Markit

      This is unlikely to alleviate fears that uncertainty caused by the Brexit referendum is harming economic activity....

    14. March 31, 2016

      Current account deficit hits postwar high

      Britain’s current account deficit has hit a new postwar high, underlining the country’s reliance on foreign capital. In...

    15. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Higher growth, wider deficit: reactions to today's UK data

      Do you want the good news, or the bad news? If you missed it, UK GDP was revised upwards earlier, taking the fourth...

    16. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Sterling bounces after UK growth revision

      Sterling has jumped sharply against the dollar after UK fourth quarter growth was revised up. The pound has jumped 0.5...

    17. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      UK current account deficit balloons beyond forecasts

      Bank of England governor Mark Carney said in January that the UK’s large current-account deficit left it relying on the...

    18. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      UK Q4 GDP growth revised up to 0.6%

      The UK economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, a rise of 2.1 per cent on the year, final...

    19. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      UK borrowing figures for February higher than expected

      UK government borrowing last month was higher than expected, at £7.1bn, although it fell by £500m compared to February...

    20. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      UK Budget revisions 'credit negative', says Moody's

      A reduction in GDP growth forecasts and an increase in debt forecasts in the UK’s Budget, presented last week, are...

    21. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      UK budget 2016 - key points

      A surprise “sugar tax” on soft drinks will likely grab newspaper headlines tomorrow morning but here is a run-down of...

    22. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      UK Budget: economists react

      Chancellor George Osborne has concluded his 2016 Budget speech, and economists have started sharing their thoughts....

    23. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      UK deficit with EU swells to biggest on record

      The UK’s trade deficit in goods with the European Union rose to £8.1bn in January, the largest monthly deficit on...

    24. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      UK Budget: growth down, borrowing up - BAML

      UK chancellor George Osborne is preparing to present his Budget in just over a week’s time and already the predictions...

    25. March 4, 2016

      George Osborne’s desire to cut UK spending makes little sense

      George Osborne wants to burnish his image as an iron chancellor of the exchequer. He has already committed to achieving...

    26. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      JP Morgan pushes out UK rate rise call to 2017

      JP Morgan has pushed out its forecast for when the Bank of England will finally raise interest rates to the first...

    27. Fast FT

      March 3, 2016

      UK services growth weakest since March 2013 - Markit

      Growth in the UK’s dominant services sector cooled significantly in February and recorded its weakest rise in activity...

    28. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      UK GDP grew by 0.5% in Q4, matching earlier estimates

      The UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, a rise of 1.9 per cent on the year, according...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2016

      HSBC's Brexit base case: the abyss

      HSBC is out with a note this morning warning about the consequences of the UK voting to leave the European Union. It’s...

    30. Fast FT

      February 12, 2016

      UK construction returns to growth in December

      UK construction output returned to growth in December after a disappointing November, albeit at a slower pace than had...

    31. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Mixed bag from UK trade data

      A game of two halves. The UK’s trade deficit shrank to a narrower than expected £2.7bn in December last year, driven...

    32. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      UK services PMI stages surprise increase

      The UK’s dominant services sector has started 2016 in slightly more robust shape than expected, according to a closely...

    33. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      UK manufacturers start 2016 on decent footing

      The UK’s manufacturing sector has had a better than expected start to 2016, according to the closely-watched...

    34. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      UK economy expanded by 0.5% in fourth quarter

      The UK economy expanded by a 0.5 per cent in the final three months of last year, compared to 0.4 per cent growth in...

    35. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      UK government borrowing better than expected in December

      Some news to cheer George Osborne after a rocky week, when markets were spooked by falling oil prices and fresh...

    36. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      'From bad to worse': reaction to UK production

      The UK just turned in some disappointing industrial and manufacturing production data for November, showing sharp...

    37. January 8, 2016

      Chancellor’s economic mood shifts down

      George Osborne had a list of others to blame for his downbeat assessment of the economy — China, Brazil, Russia, lower...

    38. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Oil dents UK trade deficit, but sterling 'hurting'

      Falling oil prices helped narrow the UK trade deficit to £3.2bn in November, down £300m from the previous month, but up...

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