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2019 Articles

Parties’ spending pledges under scrutiny on day of missed Budget
Parties’ spending pledges under scrutiny on day of missed Budget
Boris Johnson’s plans to increase public spending and cut taxes leave “very little scope” for meeting the Conservatives’ pledge to [...]
November 6, 2019
Why the Bank of England should keep interest rates on hold
Why the Bank of England should keep interest rates on hold
The Bank of England must leave interest rates on hold tomorrow and resist the urge to tinker until Britain’s economy [...]
November 6, 2019
No-deal Brexit remains biggest risk to European growth, IMF warns
No-deal Brexit remains biggest risk to European growth, IMF warns
A no-deal Brexit remains the biggest threat to the economies of Europe, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned, and [...]
November 6, 2019
Hope for German economy as factory orders beat predictions
Hope for German economy as factory orders beat predictions
German industrial orders picked up by more than expected in September, official data has shown, providing a glimmer of home [...]
November 6, 2019
‘Stagnation at best’: UK’s giant services sector flatlines as Brexit uncertainty continues
‘Stagnation at best’: UK’s giant services sector flatlines as Brexit uncertainty continues
The UK’s enormous services sector flatlined in October as Brexit uncertainty dented demand, signalling a weak start to the third [...]
November 5, 2019
UK consumer spending growth slows under Brexit uncertainty
UK consumer spending growth slows under Brexit uncertainty
UK consumer spending slowed in October, a new report has shown, as Brits remained cautious with their money in the [...]
November 5, 2019
US stock markets hit all-time highs on trade war optimism
US stock markets hit all-time highs on trade war optimism
The US’s three biggest stock markets hit all-time highs today as growing optimism about a US-China trade deal and loose [...]
November 4, 2019
US factory orders fall in September as trade war bites
US factory orders fall in September as trade war bites
US factories suffered a steeper-than-expected fall in orders in September, survey data has shown, suggesting the country’s manufacturing sector is [...]
November 4, 2019
‘Distressing decline’: UK construction sector contracts again
‘Distressing decline’: UK construction sector contracts again
The UK construction sector shrank once again in October, survey data has shown, with civil engineering suffering its worst month [...]
November 4, 2019
UK economy to hit decade-low even with Brexit deal, report warns
UK economy to hit decade-low even with Brexit deal, report warns
Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will fail to boost the slowing UK economy in 2020, a new report has warned, with [...]
November 4, 2019
Jobs paying below ‘real living wage’ fall to seven-year low
Jobs paying below ‘real living wage’ fall to seven-year low
The proportion of jobs that pay below the so-called real living wage has fallen to a seven-year low, analysis by [...]
November 4, 2019
UK public spending set to hit 1970s levels after election, think tank says
UK public spending set to hit 1970s levels after election, think tank says
Government spending is set to surge back to 1970s levels whoever wins the upcoming General Election, research from the Resolution [...]
November 4, 2019
ECB warned over bond-buying’s effect on stock markets
ECB warned over bond-buying’s effect on stock markets
The European Central Bank’s (ECB) money-printing programme risks causing significant damage to stock markets, Wall Street analysts have warned new [...]
November 3, 2019
Sir Philip Green in talks to secure £300m by Christmas
Sir Philip Green in talks to secure £300m by Christmas
Embattled retail magnate Sir Philip Green is in talks with lenders about borrowing more than £300m that he needs by [...]
November 3, 2019