Economic News
12 Feb
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Brexit uncertainty could delay next rate hike, McCafferty says

Brexit's approach and its potential negative impact in confidence may knock test the Bank of England's rate hike plans, a top official said.

12 Feb
Contradictory reports on Zuma's resignation

South African president Jacob Zuma has agreed to be recalled, with African National Congress officials said to be negotiating the manner in which it is to be communicated.

12 Feb
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Tuesday preview: UK inflation could surprise, Tui flies in with first quarter

Tuesday's business agenda includes UK inflation numbers, quarterly results from travel operator Tui and little else.

12 Feb
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George Soros donates an extra £100,000 to pro-EU campaign

George Soros has pledged a further £100,000 to Best of Britain, an anti-Brexit campaign fighting to keep the UK in the European Union, in answer to criticism of his previous donation to the group (£400,000).

12 Feb
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Theresa May to meet Irish PM in hopes of Northern Irish accord breakthrough

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Theresa May are set to meet in Belfast on Monday to break the deadlock around crafting a power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland.

12 Feb
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Wild west crypto market birthing new 'sex coins'

Peddlers of cryptocurrency have come up with a bold plan - or at least a good way to make headlines - which they think would make selling sex legal in places where it is banned.

12 Feb
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Chinese loan growth beats forecasts in January

Chinese bank lending picked up sharply at the start of the year, but some economists cautioned about reading too much into the data due to distortions from seasonal effects, pointing out signs of a slowdown evident in broader measures of credit growth.

12 Feb
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UK growth to start strong in 2018 - BDO

An improvement in the services sector and overall business optimism could see growth 2018 beat the Bank of England's forecasts, according to a BDO survey.

12 Feb
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Vlieghe sees 'huge uncertainty' around path for interest rates

Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe set out reasons why he has become increasingly hawkish over interest rates.

12 Feb
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UK high street continues to suffer despite improving shop vacancies

Shopper numbers dropped again in January, though the 1. 6% decline was not as bad as the previous quarter's average but a worse start to 2018 than seen last year.

12 Feb
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US is open to talks with North Korea, says Pence

The United States and South Korea have agreed to terms regarding further diplomatic engagement with North Korea, according to US vice president Mike Pence who said that talks between Seoul and Pyongyang could eventually link Washington with the rogue nation.

12 Feb
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Getlink reports new record for Channel Tunnel freight

Getlink - the new moniker for Groupe Eurotunnel - reported a new record for freight through the Channel Tunnel on Monday, as the infrastructure owner welcomed the announcement of new direct passenger services between London and Amsterdam.

12 Feb
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Heathrow reports 15th consecutive record month for passengers

Britain’s primary air hub reported a flying start to the year on Monday, with 5. 8 million passengers passing through Heathrow Airport in January.

12 Feb
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Consumer spending falls in January for first time in five years

UK consumer spending fell in January for the first time since 2013 in what was the eighth decline in the past nine months, the latest spending data from Visa showed.