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2019 Articles

Sterling jumps as Nigel Farage says Brexit party will not fight Conservatives in key seats
Sterling jumps as Nigel Farage says Brexit party will not fight Conservatives in key seats
Sterling has jumped against the dollar and euro after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he will not fight the [...]
November 11, 2019
Four charts that explain the UK economy’s latest slowdown
Four charts that explain the UK economy’s latest slowdown
Annual growth in the UK economy fell to its slowest pace in nine years in the third quarter, data showed [...]
November 11, 2019
UK avoids recession but annual growth slowest in almost a decade
UK avoids recession but annual growth slowest in almost a decade
The UK economy avoided falling into recession in the third quarter of the year, official figures have shown today, but [...]
November 11, 2019
UK business confidence slumps to seven-year low
UK business confidence slumps to seven-year low
Confidence among UK businesses tumbled to its lowest level in over seven years last month, according to a new report, [...]
November 11, 2019
Women make up bulk of new non-exec directors for first time
Women make up bulk of new non-exec directors for first time
Women made up the majority of newly appointed non-executive directors to FTSE 150 boards last year for the first time, [...]
November 11, 2019
Employers positive about hiring with parties set for spending splurge
Employers positive about hiring with parties set for spending splurge
Employers were optimistic that staff numbers will increase in the last three months of the year when polled in September, [...]
November 11, 2019
China trade expo yields results as US deal hangs in balance
China trade expo yields results as US deal hangs in balance
Trade deals worth $71bn (£56bn) were struck at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) last week as Beijing sought [...]
November 10, 2019
HSBC receives second Bank of England warning over ‘non-financial risks’
HSBC receives second Bank of England warning over ‘non-financial risks’
HSBC has received a second warning from the Bank of England over its lack of progress tackling so-called non-financial risks, [...]
November 7, 2019
US stock markets rise as Beijing and Washington agree to scrap some tariffs
US stock markets rise as Beijing and Washington agree to scrap some tariffs
US stock markets have opened higher after China said it had agreed with the US to cancel tariffs in phases, [...]
November 7, 2019
Bank of England: Brexit deal and trade wars will limit UK growth
Bank of England: Brexit deal and trade wars will limit UK growth
Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and global trade tensions are likely to hold back growth in the UK economy over the [...]
November 7, 2019
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