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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

UK House Price Sentiment Remains Downbeat: Markit

Sep 21 2012 07:01:02 in Market

UK's house price sentiment continued to remain weak, with households reporting decline in prices for the twenty-seventh consecutive month in September, though at a slower rate, data from a survey by Markit Economics and Knight Frank showed Friday. The house price sentiment index came in at 46. Read more

Pound Slightly Up Following UK Retail Sales

Sep 20 2012 09:31:03 in Market

Following the release of U.K. retail sales for August at 4:30 am ET Thursday, the pound rose slightly against its major counterparts. The pound is now trading at 1.6190 against the greenback, 1.5087 against the franc, 0.8015 against the euro and 126.68 against the yen. Read more

Pound Mixed Ahead Of UK Retail Sales

Sep 20 2012 09:01:02 in Market

The Office for National Statistics is slated to release U.K. retail sales for August at 4:30 am ET Thursday. Retail sales are forecast to fall 0.3 percent month-on-month, reversing 0.3 percent rise in July. Ahead of the data, the pound showed mixed trading against other major currencies. Read more

European Economics Preview: Eurozone PMI, UK Retail Sales Data Due

Sep 20 2012 06:31:03 in Market

Flash Purchasing Managers' survey results from Eurozone and retail sales from the U.K. are due on Thursday, headlining a hectic day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Destatis is slated to publish Germany's producer prices for August. Producer price inflation is seen rising to 1. Read more

Pound Recovers Recent Losses As UK Annual Inflation Eases In August

Sep 18 2012 12:01:02 in Market

The pound recouped some of its previous session's losses against other major currencies in early deals Tuesday after an official report showed that the U.K. annual inflation slowed in August. The U.K. annual inflation eased to 2.5 percent in August, in line with expectations, from 2. Read more

Research: Uk Data to Favour more Qe from Boe

Sep 17 2012 09:31:02 in Market

Quotes from Societe Generale Cross Asset Research: -UK August CPI is expected to inch lower to 2.5% but with a drop in core of 0.3pp to 2.0% this will confirm a downward trend in inflation. Combined with weak retail sales forecast at -0. Read more

UK House Prices Post Biggest Aug. Drop As Olympics Deter Home Buyers

Sep 17 2012 05:31:03 in Market

House prices in the U.K. fell for a second consecutive month in August, recording the biggest-ever fall for the month as home buyers disengaged themselves from property search during key Olympic events. New sellers' reduced asking prices by an average 2. Read more

UK September House Price Balance -0.6% On Month - Rightmove

Sep 17 2012 00:31:23 in Market

The average asking price for a house in the United Kingdom was down 0.6 percent on month in September, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday, coming in at 234,858 pounds. That follows the 2.4 percent fall in August and the 1.7 percent contraction in July. Read more

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