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    1. August 28, 2015

      GDP data reveal surprising lift in UK trade figures

      Net trade made an unexpectedly big contribution to UK economic growth in the second quarter, confounding survey data...

    2. August 25, 2015

      UK economists say no need to panic on China

      There is no need to panic, yet. That is the message UK economists are at pains to put across in response to fears that...

    1. August 24, 2015

      BP skips Iran trip amid concerns about US sanctions

      BP decided not to travel on foreign secretary Philip Hammond’s trip to Iran to reopen the UK embassy amid concern among...

    2. August 18, 2015

      A plan to wean the UK off its monetary fix

      The fact that the UK’s inflation rate has returned to positive territory — rising from zero to the dizzying level of...

    3. August 7, 2015

      UK trade deficit shrinks to 4-year low

      The UK’s trade deficit shrank to its smallest level in four years in the second quarter of 2015, the Office for...

    4. August 4, 2015

      UK set to miss target to double exports

      The UK will miss its target of doubling exports by more than a decade, according to a report from the British Chambers...

    5. August 3, 2015

      Consumer goods prop up lacklustre UK manufacturing sector

      Britain’s factories are increasingly reliant on the consumer goods sector for growth, with new export orders declining...

    6. July 27, 2015

      UK prime minister puts £1bn towards infrastructure in Indonesia

      David Cameron pledged £1bn in financing for Indonesian infrastructure projects from sewage treatment to geothermal...

    7. July 24, 2015

      UK premier faces criticism over Malaysia visit during scandal

      Politicians in Malaysia have criticised David Cameron for his decision to visit the country in the midst of a national...

    8. July 23, 2015

      UK car exports accelerate in June

      UK car exports rebounded in June, helping the sector record its best half-year output since 2008. Some 794,000 cars...

    9. July 14, 2015

      UK defence industry says government needs to push exports

      Britain’s defence industry wants the government to take a more active role in promoting sales to foreign customers...

    10. July 12, 2015

      Cameron to welcome Modi to UK despite misgivings by Indian Muslims

      David Cameron will welcome Narendra Modi to the UK in November, setting aside concerns from some in the Muslim...

    11. July 10, 2015

      UK construction industry contracts sharply in May

      The construction industry contracted sharply in May, raising fears the economy has entered a rough patch. The Office...

    12. July 2, 2015

      Downgrade feared for UK export body

      David Cameron has ordered an overhaul of the way the government promotes exports, raising speculation of job cuts at...

    13. June 9, 2015

      Improved UK trade balance raises hopes of export boost to economy

      The UK’s trade balance improved markedly in April, raising hopes that resurgent exports could finally provide a boost...

    14. May 31, 2015

      Office for National Statistics criticised over UK trade data errors

      The UK’s official trade data will remain vulnerable to errors until the Office for National Statistics improves its...

    15. May 28, 2015

      UK recovery dogged by poor export performance

      Britain’s continuing struggle to boost exports dragged down overall growth in the economy in the first three months of...

    16. May 18, 2015

      UK manufacturer survey shows first-quarter rise in export orders

      Britain’s manufacturers have provided a glimmer of optimism about the outlook for exports, with new research pointing...

    17. May 8, 2015

      General election: Markets must temper relief at UK poll result

      We do not have the uncertain outcome to the UK general election that pretty much everyone expected. A bit of market...

    18. April 28, 2015

      Ministers cite security in effort to block details of Saudi deal

      The UK government is fighting to keep secret details of how it handled allegedly corrupt transactions related to a...

    19. April 9, 2015

      Weak UK trade data spark Q1 growth fears

      The UK’s trade deficit worsened by far more than expected in February, underscoring the lack of progress in rebalancing...

    20. April 8, 2015

      Next UK prime minister urged to take charge of trade policy

      Britain’s next prime minister should take personal charge of export policy in a bid to reverse the country’s declining...

    21. April 1, 2015

      Scotch whisky exports fall at fastest rate for 16 years

      Scotch whisky exports fell at their fastest rate for 16 years in 2014 as the popularity of bourbon in the US and...

    22. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank...

    23. March 17, 2015

      China will not thank perfidious Albion for joining its new bank

      The UK’s decision to join China’s new alternative to the World Bank has disrupted London’s “special relationship” with...

    24. March 15, 2015

      Exchange rates put squeeze on UK business

      Quantitative easing in Europe and the prospect of an interest rate rise in the US have created a uniquely difficult...

    25. March 13, 2015

      Trade hopes lie behind David Cameron’s Asian pivot

      The UK’s relationship with China changed fundamentally in 2013 when David Cameron’s government decided to push hard to...

    26. March 12, 2015

      Drop of Scotch gives producers a headache

      Scotch whisky was named a “huge British success story” by the UK chancellor George Osborne a year ago, but it is now on...

    27. March 12, 2015

      UK trade deficit falls to 14-year low

      The UK’s trade deficit has fallen to its smallest level for more than 14 years due to a steep drop in the cost of oil...

    28. March 11, 2015

      UK manufacturing output falls in January

      UK manufacturing output fell unexpectedly in January, dealing a blow to hopes that the sector was recovering after a...

    29. March 2, 2015

      UK export orders to Europe picking up, say manufacturers

      British manufacturers are starting to see the first signs of a pickup in European export orders, raising hopes that a...

    30. February 22, 2015

      Weak current account blots rosy economic landscape

      With only a few months to go until the general election, the British economy — by some measures — is on a roll. Growth...

    31. February 19, 2015

      Rally in export orders boosts UK industry

      Manufacturers’ order books have swelled to a six-month high in a further sign the sector is making up some of the...

    32. February 9, 2015

      If Britain goes: Counting the cost of ‘Brexit’

      Depending on who you believe, an exit from the EU could give a big boost to Britain’s economy or trigger a sharp drop...

    33. February 6, 2015

      British tastebuds caught in crossfire of chocolate war

      Chocolate from the UK has long been a source of comfort for homesick British expatriates in America. But now Brits...

    34. February 6, 2015

      UK trade deficit hits four-year high

      The UK trade deficit hit a four-year high in 2014, highlighting how companies are struggling to sell their goods abroad...

    35. February 1, 2015

      UK aerospace industry calls for tax allowances

      Britain’s aerospace industry wants the main political parties to commit to extending investment and other tax...

    36. January 4, 2015

      Beached car carrier has upmarket cargo

      A ship that was deliberately beached off Southampton was carrying 1,200 sports cars and upmarket 4x4s made by UK-based...

    37. December 24, 2014

      UK current account deficit hits joint record

      The UK’s current account deficit has widened to a joint peacetime record because of falls in receipts from UK...

    38. December 10, 2014

      UK trade deficit narrows after decline in oil imports

      Britain’s trade deficit improved in October after a fall in oil imports and a small rise in exports, but economists...

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