Oxford Economics senior analyst Nancy Vanden Houten said on Friday that as a result of US local elections on Tuesday the Republican party were beginning to feel a sense of urgency in passing its tax cut package after Democrats picked up a slew of new seats, showing the President's agenda may not be working.
US President Donald Trump has lashed out at unfair trading practices during a key speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam.
Consumer sentiment in the US is a little bit weaker at the start of month, although still at lofty levels, even as Americans and analysts ponder the prospect for rising official rates and try and anticipate their potential impact on spending.
Brexit negotiations have seen “some progress” in the latest round of talks, but according to chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier, the UK has only two weeks left to agree to a financial settlement.
UK construction activity is worsening, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday.
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced on Thursday evening that the Treasury was considering implementing a new tax on diesel cars as part of a move to improve air quality in the UK that was set to be unveiled in his Autumn budget on 22 November.
UK retailers had their worst October for high street sales in a decade, with an unusually warm autumn blamed for putting the mockers on sales of coats and other seasonal wear.
Broadband and landline customers will get money back from their providers when things go wrong, without having to claim it, following an Ofcom review, the regulator has confirmed.
UK industrial production is increasing more than expected and the trade deficit is narrowing, a deluge of official figures showed on Friday, with manufacturing activity continues to grow but the construction sector entered a technical recession.