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17 Jul
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UK migration numbers fall to four-year low

Net migration from the European Union to the UK fell to its lowest level since 2013, fresh data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

17 Jul
OBR sees no Brexit dividend as Carney warns on no deal

The government’s fiscal watchdog has rejected the prime minister’s claim there will be a “Brexit dividend” for the public finances as the governor of the Bank of England warned of serious economic consequences if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

17 Jul
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UK govt accused of blocking self-employed access to Universal Credit

The government's refusal to change its stance on monthly calculations for Universal Credit payments continued to unfairly punish the self-employed, a worker lobby group said on Tuesday.

17 Jul
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Vote Leave fined, referred to police over spending rules breach

The Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum, Britain’s Electoral Commission said on Tuesday.

17 Jul
OBR to warn NHS spending pledge ups pressure for tax rises

The government’s unfunded pledge to spend more on the National Health Service has increased pressure for tax rises, the Office for Budget Responsibility will warn on Tuesday.

17 Jul
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Slowing pay growth and record employment set puzzle for BoE

Pay growth has slowed to its weakest in six months despite record employment, posing a puzzle for the Bank of England as it decides whether to increase interest rates next month.

16 Jul
UK could become leading global hub for crypto economy, report says

The UK has all the required resources and an industrial and governmental will to become a global hub for crypto economy and blockchain technologies by 2022, according to new research.

16 Jul
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US retail sales rise in line with expectations

US retail sales increased as expected in June, marking five months of rising sales as the estimate for May was revised up.

16 Jul
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Empire State manufacturing index ticks down in July but beats forecast

Business conditions in the New York region deteriorated a little less than expected in July, according to a survey from the NY Fed.

16 Jul
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May to pledge £300m for UK aerospace to soothe Brexit fears

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday offered an extra £300m to the aerospace industry to support new projects after companies like Airbus threatened to reduce activities in the UK because of Brexit uncertainties.

16 Jul
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Annual house price growth slows in July - Rightmove

Annual house price growth slowed in July, according to Rightmove, amid a rise in the number of properties coming to the market.

13 Jul
US consumer sentiment dips in July amid trade war woes

Consumer sentiment in the US deteriorated in July amid trade war concerns, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

13 Jul
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Trump's 2nd day starts with furore over attack on May's Brexit plan

US President Donald Trump started the second day of his tour to the UK amid the usual controversy after he attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, suggesting they would sink any future free trade deal with the US.

12 Jul
UK mortgage lending picks up, credit conditions seen improving

UK mortgage lending picked up in May, figures from the industry on Thursday showed, while the Bank of England reported slightly higher credit availability for residential mortgages in the second quarter.

12 Jul
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US initial jobless claims drop more than forecast

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

10 Jul
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NIESR forecasts further small acceleration in third quarter GDP

Britain's economy is set to continue recovering after the unexpected slowdown seen at the start of the year, according to one of the country's leading think-thanks.

10 Jul
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UK service sector on the rise amid warm weather and royal wedding

Services output in the United Kingdom increased by 0. 4% for the three months to May, with a surge in activity in the wholesale, retail and motor trade sector accounting for the bulk of the pick-up.

10 Jul
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UK GDP growth picks-up to 0.3% in May, backing case for August rate hike

Britain's economy accelerated in May, driven by a surge in construction output, after flat-lining in April, leaving the MPC on track to hike Bank Rate come August, according to some economists.

10 Jul
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World Cup fever helps lift consumer spending in June, says Barclaycard

Consumer spending grew 5. 1% year-on-year in June, according to Barclaycard's newest monthly report on Britain's spending habits.

10 Jul
US small business optimism dips slightly but still skirting record-high level

The US small business optimism index on Tuesday posted the sixth highest reading in its history, at 107. 2 in June, down 0. 6 from May but well above its 45-year average of 98.