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UK Company Profitability Rises In Q3

Jan 09 2013 10:01:03 in Market

Profitability of British companies improved marginally in the third quarter, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. In the third quarter, the net rate of return of private non-financial corporations was 12.2 percent, higher than the revised estimate of 12. Read more

UK Private Sector Wages Increase Least In 21 Months: Survey

Jan 09 2013 07:31:02 in Market

Earnings of U.K.'s private sector employees increased at the weakest pace in twenty-one months in the December quarter as inflation pressures remained high, leading to a further squeeze in households' spending power, a survey by payment services provider VocaLink Ltd. showed Wednesday. Read more

UK Job Placement Growth Slows In December: KPMG

Jan 09 2013 06:01:02 in Market

Job placements in the United Kingdom increased at a slower pace in December, data from a survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG showed Wednesday. Read more

UK Retail Sales Growth Slows As Christmas Trading Disappoints

Jan 08 2013 06:31:11 in Market

Retail sales in the UK increased at a weaker pace in December as the Christmas trading period failed to give the much-awaited boost to consumer spending, the latest report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed Tuesday. Retail sales values were up 0. Read more

UK December Same Store Sales Up 0.3% - BRC

Jan 08 2013 00:31:17 in Market

Christmas season sales in the United Kingdom were as weak as expected, the British Retail Consortium said Tuesday. BRC's retail sales monitor for December showed retail sales values up 0.3 percent on a like-for-like basis compared to one year ago. The figure was far below the 2. Read more

UK 2012 Car Sales Exceed 2 Mln: SMMT

Jan 07 2013 09:31:03 in Market

UK car registrations exceeded 2 million units in 2012, marking the largest volume since 2008, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Monday. Supported by strong consumer demand, sales rose 5.3 percent to 2,044,609 units. The growth in 2012 followed 12. Read more

UK Coalition Govt Is Steadfast And United, Cameron & Clegg Say

Jan 07 2013 08:01:02 in Market

The coalition is steadfast and united, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said in a joint forward on Monday. Read more

UK Companies Enter 2013 In More Optimistic Mood: Survey

Jan 07 2013 07:01:02 in Market

British companies have turned more upbeat about the economy in 2013, with optimism improving for the second consecutive quarter, a survey of chief financial officers showed Monday. Read more

UK Service Sector Contracts First Time In Two Years

Jan 04 2013 10:01:02 in Market

UK's service sector activity declined for the first time in two years in December as incoming new work dropped marginally amid reports of a challenging trading environment, data from a survey by Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) showed Friday. Read more

Pound Steady Ahead Of UK Services PMI, Mortgage Approvals Data

Jan 04 2013 09:31:02 in Market

Markit is set to publish U.K. services PMI at 4:30 am ET. The index is expected to remain unchanged at 50.2 in December. The Bank of England is scheduled to release mortgage approvals for November. The number of mortgage approvals is seen at 54,000 in November, compared to 53,000 in October. Read more

UK Construction Sector Contracts Most In 6 Months

Jan 03 2013 10:01:03 in Market

U.K. construction sector contracted at the fastest pace in six months in December, driven mainly by a steep reduction in housing activity, data from a survey by Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) showed Thursday. Read more

UK House Prices Fall In December, Nationwide Says

Jan 03 2013 07:31:02 in Market

UK house prices declined 0.1 percent month-on-month in December after remaining unchanged in the previous month, a survey by Nationwide Building Society showed Thursday. Economists expected no change in prices in December. A typical UK home is now worth GBP 162,262. Read more

UK Factory PMI Rebounds In December

Jan 02 2013 10:01:03 in Market

An indicator of British manufacturing performance bounced back in December, suggesting that factory activity has returned to growth at the end of the year, a survey by Markit Economics showed Wednesday. Read more

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