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    1. May 18, 2015

      Overseas students contribute £2.3bn a year to UK, says study

      International students make a net contribution of £2.3bn a year to the UK economy in London alone and support 70,000 jobs in...

    2. May 14, 2015

      Nothing is certain except death and taxes (or compulsory saving)

      The victory of the Conservatives has put them in charge of the UK for the next five years. But it has not resolved many...

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    1. May 13, 2015

      Sterling volatile after jobs data and Bank of England report

      The Bank of England took the wind out of sterling’s sails by lowering its growth forecasts for the UK economy, but could not...

    2. May 13, 2015

      Bank of England downgrades UK growth forecast

      The Bank of England has sounded a more cautious note on Britain’s economy, replacing extremely optimistic growth forecasts...

    3. May 12, 2015

      UK industrial output jumps in March

      UK industrial production picked up in March, boosting hopes that weak overall growth in the first quarter of the year was a...

    4. April 28, 2015

      The British economy after the coalition

      In what condition does the coalition government leave the UK economy? Needless to say, its members are fighting the general...

    5. April 28, 2015

      Sluggish UK economic growth not seen as a slowdown

      The pace of economic growth in the UK halved in the first quarter but the message from economists is unambiguous: don’t...

    6. FT Data

      April 28, 2015

      A miserable first quarter?

      The Tories must be cursing the Office for National Statistics. Just when they wanted to trumpet solid growth in the economy...

    7. April 28, 2015

      UK economic growth slows to 0.3% in first quarter

      The UK economy grew at the slowest pace since the final quarter of 2012 in the first three months of the year. With just...

    8. April 26, 2015

      UK GDP provides highlight amid election campaign

      In many European markets the week will be shorter than usual thanks to the bank holiday on May 1.This week’s highlights...

    9. April 7, 2015

      UK service sector activity boosts hopes for strong growth

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector has accelerated to its fastest pace since last summer, boosting hopes for a...

    10. March 31, 2015

      UK economic growth revised up to 2.8% in 2014

      UK economic growth for 2014 has been revised up to 2.8 per cent, giving the governing Conservative and Liberal Democrat...

    11. March 3, 2015

      UK construction hits 4-month high

      Building activity in the UK jumped to the highest level in four months in February, providing further evidence the economy...

    12. February 26, 2015

      Household consumption underpinned UK growth in fourth quarter

      Household consumption underpinned the growth in the UK economy at the end of 2014, dashing hopes of an investment-led...

    13. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2015

      About that UK economic track record

      Always something of a subjective question, Simon Wren-Lewis, economics professor at Oxford, has had a go at putting the...

    14. January 28, 2015

      Britain’s economy is a conundrum for central bankers

      F ortune has been smiling on the Bank of England, if not on its forecasts. A year ago the Monetary Policy Committee thought...

    15. January 27, 2015

      Osborne claims high ground as GDP rises

      Britain’s economy grew 2.6 per cent in 2014, its fastest rate since the financial crisis, stoking Conservative confidence as...

    16. January 27, 2015

      Britain still one of fastest growing economies

      Despite yesterday’s weaker than expected data, Britain is still likely to be one of the fastest growing industrialised...

    17. January 27, 2015

      UK growth best since 2007 but losing steam

      Britain’s economy grew at its fastest pace since the financial crisis last year, but a slowdown in the final quarter...

    18. January 19, 2015

      British economy looks set to accelerate, say forecasters

      Britain is projected to shrug off indifferent survey data and accelerate over the next year, according to the Ernst & Young...

    19. January 16, 2015

      Creative accounting by the boosters of creative industries

      ‘Strong performance by creative industries produces record show for economy’ Financial Times, January 14 Bravo! Creative...

    20. The World

      November 12, 2014

      The UK inflation report: four things to watch

      Mark Carney, governor, will unveil the Bank of England’s latest forecasts for the UK economy and give further guidance on...

    21. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 5

      The UK’s current account deficit is at its widest level in decades, and over the previous four posts we’ve managed to narrow...

    22. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 1

      The UK is more dependent on foreign capital than at any point since the end of WWII. Unusually, the trade deficit isn’t to...

    23. October 30, 2014

      Improving public finances is both a moral and technical challenge

      The UK still has a large fiscal deficit. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, the public sector net borrowing...

    24. October 24, 2014

      UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

      The UK has solidified its position as one of the fastest expanding economies in the industrial world, as it recorded...

    25. October 16, 2014

      Raising personal tax allowance costs more than expected, says OBR

      The costs of government policy of increasing the personal allowance, the threshold where people start paying income tax, are...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 13, 2014

      China heads for Q3 GDP slump despite export surge

      A reported export surge in September is failing to dispel the gloom suffusing forecasts for China’s third quarter GDP...

    27. October 10, 2014

      Fresh data add to signs of UK slowdown

      Britain’s exports fell in August and the country’s builders also had a bad month, adding to signs of a slight slowdown in...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Motors in Morocco to speed up GDP growth

      Morocco’s burgeoning automobile sector is driving the industrialisation of an economy still heavily dependent on...

    29. October 2, 2014

      UK construction picks up in September

      Activity in the construction sector picked up in September, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index, suggesting...

    30. FT Alphaville

      September 9, 2014

      Equities, ex-UK

      After reading John McDermott (formerly of these pixels) on the latest independence vote poll numbers and why he reserves the...

    31. September 8, 2014

      Business leaders and MPs call to raise reading skills

      UK business leaders and MPs are calling for a concerted attempt to raise reading skills after the most comprehensive study...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 7, 2014

      Mexico 2015 GDP growth forecast underlines strength

      Mexico’s 2015 budget may contain a slightly lower growth forecast than originally anticipated, but compared to other...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 2, 2014

      iPhone 6, the GDP effect

      Can just one product deliver a 1 per cent boost to Chinese export growth? If that product is Apple’s iPhone 6, then...

    34. beyondbrics

      September 2, 2014

      iPhone 6 to boost Taiwan's GDP

      As rumours swirl about the design of Apple’s iPhone 6 ahead of its hotly anticipated debut next week, economists have made...

    35. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2014

      Brazil's GDP: the dismal numbers

      Brazil’s economy is, by the standard definition, in recession. Its GDP contracted 0.6 per cent in the second quarter from...

    36. FT Alphaville

      August 19, 2014

      Reform vs seasonality in Chinese GDP stats

      We had feared that one of most famous of Chinese statistical quirks might have abandoned us forever. The reported combined...

    37. beyondbrics

      August 12, 2014

      Record remittance inflows boost Bangladesh GDP outlook

      Remittances sent home by Bangladeshi workers overseas rose 19.7 per cent to a record monthly high of $1.4bn in July,...

    38. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      Demographics and US GDP growth

      Credit Suisse’s global demographics research team came out with a new note on Friday featuring some enlightening charts...

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