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Research: Uk Gdp Likely to fall by 0.1% in 2012

Nov 05 2012 14:01:04 in Market

Quotes from Standard Chartered: -This week, Bank of England (BoE) policy makers are likely to pause the asset purchase programme; in a month's time (5 December) the Chancellor is likely to ignore calls to slow fiscal cuts. Policy is at a risky juncture. Read more

UK Factory Activity Falls For Sixth Month

Nov 01 2012 10:31:02 in Market

Business conditions across British manufacturing sector deteriorated for a sixth straight month in October, a survey by Markit Economics showed Thursday. Read more

CBI Lifts UK Growth Outlook

Nov 01 2012 06:31:04 in Market

The U.K. economy is expected to see a modest pick up in activity next year after stagnating this year, though external risks will persist well into 2014, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said in its latest report. Read more

UK Consumer Confidence Slides To 6-Month Low

Oct 31 2012 04:31:02 in Market

British consumer confidence declined to a six-month low in October with households turning more worried over their own financial situation over the next 12 months, a survey by GfK NOP showed Wednesday. The consumer confidence index rose to -30 in October from -28 in September. Read more

UK High Street Sales Rise Sharply In October: CBI

Oct 30 2012 13:31:03 in Market

UK's high street sales increased for the second successive month in October, and the rate of growth exceeded economists' forecast, data from a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed Tuesday. Read more

Uk Retaill Sales rise in October: Cbi

Oct 30 2012 12:01:03 in Market

British retail sales picked up much more than forecast in October. The survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed the sales balance jumped to +30 from +6 in September against analysts' forecast of +7. The expected sales balance for November stood at +27. Read more

UK Corporate Lending Likely To Fall To Six-Year Low: ITEM Club

Oct 29 2012 07:31:02 in Market

Lending to U.K. corporate firms will likely fall for the fourth year in a row, and hit a six-year low this year, implying that the government's measures to boost lending has had little impact, Earnest and Young's ITEM Club said in a report Monday. Read more

UK House Prices Ease 0.1% In October

Oct 29 2012 01:01:20 in Market

An index measuring the average asking price for a house in the United Kingdom eased 0.1 percent on month in October, property tracking website Hometrack said on Monday. That was in line with expectations and unchanged from the rate of decline in September. Read more

Research: Uk Manufacturing Pmi Survey Should Reflect Still-Weak Underlying Fundamentals

Oct 26 2012 12:01:04 in Market

Quotes from Standard Chartered: -After a rebound in the UK's Q3 GDP growth, amplified by the Olympics and other temporary factors, attention will shift to the manufacturing PMI survey to gauge the outlook for Q4 growth. Read more

Uk Gdp Growth for Q3 Strongest in Five Years

Oct 25 2012 10:01:03 in Market

Britain's GDp rose by 1.0 pct between July and Sept after shrinking by 0.4 pct between April and June. Q3 reading was boosted by ticket sales for the London Olympics and a rebound from the previous three months when an extra public holiday dented output. Read more

Surprise Fall In UK Jobless Rate; Employment At Record High

Oct 17 2012 11:01:03 in Market

Jobless rate in the U.K. declined unexpectedly in the three months through August, to the lowest level in more than a year as the labor market absorbed record number of workers during the Olympics, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Wednesday. Read more

Pound Strengthens After UK Claimant Count, BoE Minutes

Oct 17 2012 10:31:02 in Market

The pound edged higher in early deals Wednesday after data showed that the unemployment rate in the U.K. declined unexpectedly and the Bank of England policymakers were unanimous in deciding to maintain quantitative easing and interest rate. Read more

UK Unemployment Rate Falls Unexpectedly

Oct 17 2012 09:31:04 in Market

Unemployment rate in the U.K. declined unexpectedly between June and August, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed Wednesday. The jobless rate fell to 7.9 percent in the June-August period from 8.1 percent during March-May. Read more

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