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Sales stagnates across pub and restaurant sector - survey

British pubs and restaurants saw growth stagnate in October, as the sector wrestled with stiff competition, curtailed spending and rising costs.

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'Millions wasted' on all-consuming Brexit, slams CBI chief

The director general of the CBI has lambasted the millions wasted by business preparing for a no-deal Brexit as she called on government and the private sector to work more closely together.

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May asks business leaders to back Brexit plan

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to win the support from business leaders to back her Brexit deal with the European Union as she faces a potential leadership challenge from dissenters in her own party.

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UK households still gloomy about finances, but see brighter future

British households have shrugged off concerns about the wider economy to be the most upbeat about their financial futures for nearly four years.

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Still too early to re-enter UK domestic stocks, says JPMorgan

It's still too early to re-enter domestic UK stocks such as banks, housebuilders and property and retail names, JPMorgan said on Monday, arguing that the chances of Theresa May's Brexit plan being approved by parliament "look slim".

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House prices drop in November as sellers lower expectations - Rightmove

House prices in the UK fell this month as new sellers priced their homes more realistically in the run-up to Christmas, against a backdrop of stretched affordability and Brexit uncertainty.

16 Nov
May survives tough day as rebels seek support to knife PM in ballot

UK Prime Minister Theresa May moved on Friday to bolster her precarious position after ministerial resignations over Brexit and the continuing threat of a no confidence vote.

16 Nov
UK banks lose two-thirds of branches in past 30 years - Which?

UK banks have shed two-thirds of their branch network in the past 30 years, instead ploughing millions into the Post Office to serve people’s basic banking needs, a new study from Which? has revealed.

15 Nov
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May pledges to drive Brexit plan through despite Cabinet turmoil

UK Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to push through her Brexit after a day of turmoil that saw two Cabinet ministers quit and MPs openly talking of a no-confidence vote.

15 Nov
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Cryptocurrencies drop 12% to hit a one-year low

Cryptocurrencies were adding to their Wednesday plunge with the best-known of them, Bitcoin, down 12. 61% to $5,428.

15 Nov
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Philly Fed index drops more than expected in November

Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region deteriorated more than expected in November, according to a survey released on Thursday.

15 Nov
Credit Suisse upgrades UK equities, says early elections 'unlikely'

Credit Suisse upgraded its view on UK stocks on Wednesday, arguing that investors had 'thrown in the towel', leaving shares undervalued in the process.

15 Nov
GVC avoids £700m payment for Ladbrokes takeover

GVC Holdings avoided paying almost an extra £700m for its acquisition of Ladbrokes after the government issued a new ruling on the UK fixed-odds betting machines.

15 Nov
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'Information asymmetry' drives huge price swings in cryptocurrencies

New research has found informed traders and investors’ information asymmetry could be driving huge price changes in cryptocurrencies.

14 Nov
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Ministers urged to impose cutbacks to HS2 as costs surge

Ministers are being urged to impose cutbacks to the HS2 railway infrastructure project after a report warned that costs were well over those for comparable schemes in Europe.

14 Nov
Advertisers making digital Christmas switch away from TV

UK advertisers have cut almost £44m from their Christmas TV campaign budgets and shifted their focus to digital media.

14 Nov
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German economy contracts for first time since Q1 2015

The German economy shrank in the third quarter amid weaker exports, marking its first contraction since the first quarter of 2015, according to data released by Destatis.

13 Nov
Cabinet convenes as negotiators agree EU withdrawal text

Theresa May's cabinet will meet on Wednesday after British and EU negotiators agreed the text for a UK-wide customs arrangement that could will form part of a Brexit withdrawal agreement, according to reports on Tuesday afternoon.

13 Nov
Opec trims forecasts as global economy weakens and supply surges

Opec has trimmed demand forecasts for its crude in 2019, leading to speculation that the oil cartel will cut production when it meets next month.

13 Nov
Bearish investors turn their back on tech stocks, survey finds

Exposure to the global technology sector is at its lowest level since February 2009, according the industry research, as bearish fund managers become increasingly risk averse.