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UK Service Sector Growth Slows In September

Oct 03 2012 09:31:02 in Market

Activity in the British service sector increased at a slower pace in September, and the rate of growth was below economists' expectations, data released by Markit Economics and The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) showed Wednesday. Read more

Pound Mixed Ahead Of UK Services PMI Data

Oct 03 2012 09:01:03 in Market

The Markit Economics is scheduled to release U.K.'s purchasing managers' index for the service sector at about 4:30 am ET Wednesday. Ahead of the report, the British pound showed mixed trading against major opponents. Read more

UK Shop Price Inflation Eases Amid Falling Non-Food Prices

Oct 03 2012 05:31:02 in Market

Shop price inflation in the United Kingdom edged down in September mainly due to falling prices of non-food articles, a report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed Wednesday. The BRC-Nielsen shop price inflation slowed marginally to 1 percent in September from 1.1 percent in August. Read more

UK Shop Price Inflation Edges Lower - BRC

Oct 03 2012 00:31:28 in Market

Shop price inflation in the United Kingdom fell slightly in September to 1.0 percent from the August reading of 1.1 percent, the British Retail Consortium reported Wednesday. BRC said food price inflation was unchanged for a third straight month at 3.1 percent, remaining at a two-year low. Read more

UK House Prices Decline 0.4% In September: Nationwide

Oct 02 2012 07:01:03 in Market

House prices in the United Kingdom decreased unexpectedly in September, after rising in the previous month, data released by the Nationwide Building Society showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted house price index dropped 0.4 percent month-on-month in September, reversing the previous month's 1. Read more

UK Manufacturing Shrinks Further

Oct 01 2012 09:31:02 in Market

U.K. manufacturing sector continued to shrink in September due to weak order inflows and mounting job losses, results of a survey by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and Markit Economics revealed Monday. Read more

UK House Prices -0.1% In September

Oct 01 2012 00:01:04 in Market

The average asking price for a home in the United Kingdom was down 0.1 percent on month in September, property monitoring site Hometrack said on Monday, falling for the third straight month. The headline figure was in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous two months' reading. Read more

UK July Service Sector Output Growth Below Forecast

Sep 28 2012 09:31:20 in Market

The U.K.'s service sector output grew less than forecast in July, data released by the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted index of services increased 1.1 percent on a monthly basis in July, slower than the forecast for a 1.5 percent rise. Read more

UK Consumer Confidence Rises In September

Sep 28 2012 04:01:02 in Market

Confidence among British consumers increased in September to reach its highest level since June 2011, offering "some grounds for optimism" to the government, research firm GfK NOP said Friday. The consumer confidence index improved to -28 in September from -29 in August. Read more

UK Consumer Confidence Edges Higher In September - GfK

Sep 28 2012 00:31:03 in Market

Consumer confidence in the United Kingdom improved, but only slightly in September, according to survey results released Friday by the GfK NOP research firm. The firm's consumer confidence index rose to minus-28 from the August reading of minus-29. Read more

Barclays teams up with FXCM to offer retail forex trading in UK

Sep 27 2012 13:31:42 in Brokers

FXCM Inc. (NYSE: FXCM) and Barclays Stockbrokers have joined forces as Barclays launches Barclays Margin FX, a unique retail forex trading offering. Read more

UK Business Investment Up 0.9% In Q2

Sep 27 2012 11:01:04 in Market

Business investment in the United Kingdom rose 0.9 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter to GBP 30.1 billion, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. Compared to the same period last year, investment grew 3.1 percent. In the manufacturing sector, investment jumped 5. Read more

UK High Street Sales Recover In September: CBI

Sep 26 2012 11:01:02 in Market

UK's high street sales volumes increased more than expected in September, recovering from the previous month's decline, data from a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed Wednesday. Read more

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