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    1. 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 to a...

    2. 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 relief...

    1. 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 contract...

    2. 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 the...

    3. 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 share...

    4. 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 China’s...

    5. 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 — a...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 a...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 weak...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 ground it...

    15. 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 in...

    16. 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 living in...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 allowances,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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 investment...

    21. 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 warned...

    22. November 7, 2014

      Heathrow holds key to UK trade revival

      The hidden secret of Britain’s global trade occurs in drab sheds close to Heathrow airport’s Terminal 4, stuffed full of the...

    23. November 7, 2014

      Trade deficit jumps to £2.8bn

      Britain’s trade deficit grew in September to stand at £2.8bn, but the gap between imports and exports of goods and services...

    24. November 5, 2014

      Export strength lifts struggling north

      Despite being in relative economic decline for more than a century, the north is the only English region that exports more...

    25. November 3, 2014

      Strong PMI data fuel manufacturing optimism

      Activity in the UK’s manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in October, fuelled by domestic...

    26. October 31, 2014

      Wartime technology inspires back-up shipping navigation aid

      A navigation system based on technology from the second world war is being installed to guide shipping around Britain in...

    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. October 9, 2014

      Osborne warns of eurozone risks to UK

      George Osborne has said the eurozone risks slipping back into crisis and warned the UK economy could not be immune to its...

    29. September 30, 2014

      Mannequin makers with a head for figures

      On a ramshackle industrial estate in northeast London, the weeds are in full flower, and dismembered mannequin legs are...

    30. September 18, 2014

      UK industry hit by fall in export orders

      Manufacturers’ export orders have deteriorated suddenly this month in a sign the UK is starting to feel the effects of the...

    31. September 9, 2014

      UK trade deficit widens again in July

      The UK’s trade deficit widened again in July, highlighting just how much the recovery remains reliant on strong domestic...

    32. August 26, 2014

      Regus hit by strength of sterling

      Regus, the UK-listed serviced office provider, has seen half-year profits from its growing network of international business...

    33. August 25, 2014

      Mid-sized UK companies ignore exports, says survey

      More than half the UK’s midsized companies neither export nor plan to start in the next five years, according to a survey....

    34. August 5, 2014

      Bank lending at root of UK’s economic ‘puzzles’

      The performance of the UK economy from the start of the financial crisis until early 2013 was unusual in a number of...

    35. August 1, 2014

      Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

      When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

    36. July 29, 2014

      Ben Broadbent: UK trade deficit is not a threat to growth

      The UK does not need to worry about an “existential threat to UK growth” from Britain’s historically weak trading position,...

    37. July 28, 2014

      IMF says ‘overvalued’ pound preventing rebalancing

      The International Monetary Fund warned on Monday that the pound was “overvalued” and preventing the rebalancing of the...

    38. July 22, 2014

      Britain accused of hypocrisy in Russia sanctions debate

      The head of France’s ruling Socialist party accused Britain’s David Cameron on Tuesday of hypocrisy for urging Paris to...

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