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    1. May 24, 2016

      Osborne misses borrowing target by £4bn

      George Osborne’s plan to fix the public finances has had a disappointing start to the year as the slowing economic...

    2. May 23, 2016

      Fact-checking the Treasury’s latest Brexit report

      The Treasury says a vote to leave the EU would tip Britain’s economy into recession, causing at least 500,000 people to...

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    1. May 23, 2016

      Economists peer through Brexit fog in search of growth clarity

      George Osborne says the threat of Britain leaving the EU is already having a “chilling effect” on the UK economy and...

    2. May 19, 2016

      BoE’s Vlieghe calls for Brexit rate cuts

      The Bank of England should be ready to cut interest rates to stimulate spending if any economic bounce after a Remain...

    3. May 18, 2016

      Bring on the long-delayed dawn of the robot age

      The video is set in a new factory replete with driverless vehicles. It shows, amid flying sparks and white-hot metal,...

    4. May 16, 2016

      UK gilt rally tracks talk of interest rate cut

      UK government bonds are enjoying the best start to the year since 2001 as a succession of poor economic data releases...

    5. May 12, 2016

      Brexit carries risk of recession, warns Bank of England

      A vote for Brexit could cost jobs, raise prices, see the pound fall sharply and even lead to recession, the Bank of...

    6. May 10, 2016

      UK trade deficit hits eight-year high as goods sector drags

      Britain’s trade deficit climbed to an eight-year high in the first three months of the year in a further sign of the...

    7. May 8, 2016

      ‘Sugar rush’ begins to wear off for consumers

      After years of powering the recovery, the once free-spending British consumer has begun to retrench. Retail sales have...

    8. May 5, 2016

      Gilt sales hit 18-month high despite Brexit uncertainty

      Sales of UK government debt are drawing the strongest demand in 18 months as investors look past Britain’s forthcoming...

    9. May 5, 2016

      UK economic growth stagnates in second quarter

      The growth of the British economy appears to have stalled in the second quarter of the year as companies and consumers...

    10. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      UK services PMI: economists react

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

    11. May 5, 2016

      UK economy ‘near stalling’ as service sector slows

      Britain’s economic recovery looks to have slowed sharply in the second quarter of the year, as businesses delay...

    12. May 4, 2016

      A risible case for Brexit based on dubious data

      It is obvious. As the fifth-largest economy in the world, of course Britain would get a good trade deal with the EU and...

    13. May 4, 2016

      Civil servants censured on poor value projects

      Senior civil servants are allowing projects to go ahead despite strong evidence that they offer poor value for money, a...

    14. May 3, 2016

      UK manufacturing activity contracts for first time in 3 years

      Activity in Britain’s struggling manufacturing industry contracted in April for the first time since 2013, as...

    15. April 29, 2016

      Britons keep spending despite pessimism on the economy

      Consumer credit surged at its fastest rate in 11 years in March in the latest sign that Britons are refusing to tighten...

    16. April 27, 2016

      Bank governor says Brexit risks higher prices and lower growth

      Britain risks a period of weak sterling, higher prices and lower growth if it votes to leave the EU, according to the...

    17. April 27, 2016

      Global economic fears take toll on UK growth

      The pace of Britain’s recovery slackened noticeably in the first quarter of the year, as global fears hit all parts of...

    18. April 27, 2016

      OECD issues damning report on effect of Brexit

      George Osborne, UK chancellor, received another significant economic endorsement for his campaign to remain in the EU...

    19. April 26, 2016

      Arguments for Brexit do not add up

      If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our...

    20. April 25, 2016

      Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

      President Obama didn’t cross the Atlantic just to lend a helping hand to David Cameron’s campaign to keep Britain in...

    21. April 24, 2016

      UK profit warnings at highest level since crisis

      Corporate profit warnings are running at their highest rate since the financial crisis as UK companies struggle to...

    22. April 21, 2016

      UK misses borrowing target a month after it was set

      The government has missed its borrowing target for the year just a month after it was set. For the financial year...

    23. April 19, 2016

      Britain’s friends are right to fear Brexit

      How might future historians judge a British decision to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23? It might well be...

    24. April 18, 2016

      Osborne plays Treasury trump card to draw adversaries into debate

      George Osborne played his strongest card in the EU referendum on Monday — the economy — as he tried to draw the Leave...

    25. April 18, 2016

      Treasury model weighs up the Brexit options

      The reaction from the Leave campaign to the Treasury’s dossier on the costs of leaving the EU was immediate and...

    26. April 18, 2016

      Only economics matters in the Brexit debate

      Barack Obama’s speeches trace a picture of the world as it could be if only people had the vision and moral depth of,...

    27. April 14, 2016

      Veteran of Treasury battles tots up a decade’s wins and losses

      Nick Macpherson is not ducking the blame. The man who headed the Treasury in its darkest postwar days admits he was...

    28. April 12, 2016

      Is the British economy suffering from a Brexit effect?

      Is uncertainty about the outcome of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU damaging the UK economy? As the...

    29. April 8, 2016

      Grim manufacturing data dent UK recovery

      It was another grim month for Britain’s factories in February, with the largest fall in output for more than two years....

    30. April 6, 2016

      Foxtons chief given 19% pay rise as key property market stalls

      Foxtons has awarded its chief executive a 19 per cent rise in basic pay despite a slowdown in the central London...

    31. April 4, 2016

      The quiet success of Britain’s anarchic economic model

      Britain has evolved a successful economy without evolving any affection for it. France cherishes its managed market as...

    32. April 3, 2016

      What the Labour party can learn from Harold Wilson

      Harold Wilson, whose centenary falls this year — as does the 50th anniversary of his biggest general election victory —...

    33. April 1, 2016

      UK manufacturing hit by weak export orders

      Activity in Britain’s manufacturing industry has stalled, with companies cutting jobs as export orders continue to...

    34. March 31, 2016

      Services close to 80% of UK economy

      Britain’s service industry recorded its 12th consecutive quarter of growth on Thursday and now accounts for almost 80...

    35. 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...

    36. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      February borrowing hits Osborne: reaction

      They’re not the figures the UK chancellor George Osborne needed. As Mr Osborne prepares to defend his financial...

    37. March 18, 2016

      UK should worry less about China slowdown, BoE says

      The UK should worry less about the slowdown in China and more about the state of the US and eurozone economies,...

    38. March 17, 2016

      The age of uncertainty is upon us

      Productivity is not everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. This truth, enunciated by the Nobel...

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