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30 Jan
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BoE leaves rates unchanged as it spies signs of recovery

The Bank of England's monetary policy committee voted 7-2 to keep interest rates unchanged in a closely watched decision with the UK on the brink of leaving the European Union.

29 Jan
EU sets single market integrity as red line in Brexit talks

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said late on Monday the bloc would “never, never, never” compromise the integrity of the single market in the upcoming trade negotiations with the UK.

28 Jan
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S&P ups outlook on Rolls Royce's long-term debt rating to 'stable'

Perhaps the world's most influential debt ratings agency raised the outlook on Rolls Royce's long-term debt, forecasting a significant improvement in the engine maker's profits and cash flows over the next two years.

24 Jan
FX round-up: Wuhan virus and rate cut speculation weigh on sterling

Sterling was trading on the back foot at the end of the week amid a risk-off environment as investors took stock of the new China coronavirus and the impact that it might have on that economy, and positioned themselves ahead of the central bank meetings in the UK and US that were scheduled for over the week ahead.

24 Jan
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Week ahead: Bank of England (and Fed), Shell in focus

Central banks will be front and centre on investors' minds over the coming week, with the Bank of England possibly set to cut interest rates and the US Federal Reserve having the power to stop the current sharp gains in the stockmarket in its tracks, according to analysts.

24 Jan
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BofA changes rate call on BoE after PMIs, sees cut on 30 January

Economists at Bank of America changed their call for the Bank of England's next rate-setting meeting on 30 January, telling clients to expect a cut following the latest surveys on conditions within the UK's manufacturing and services sectors.

21 Jan
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IoD urges Johnson to clarify Brexit deal strategy

UK business leaders urged the government to clarify its negotiating aims for the next stage of Brexit talks so they can prepare for a new relationship with the European Union.

20 Jan
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Brussels warns UK against diverging from EU rules

Officials from the European Union warned businesses to “prepare for the worst” after UK Chancellor Sajid Javid's announced that the UK would diverge from EU rules after Brexit.

17 Jan
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UK rules out automatic deportation of EU citizens post Brexit

Brussels's Brexit spokesman said on Friday that the UK had ruled out the option of automatically deporting citizens from the European Union that did not apply for settled status after Brexit.

15 Jan
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UK house prices gather pace - ONS

Prices in the UK housing market gathered pace in the build-up to the general election, with those in the capital ticking upwards for the first time after nearly two years of weak growth.

15 Jan
Debt rises sharply among lower income UK households - Resolution Foundation

Low-income households have seen a sharp rise in their debt since the financial crisis and could be too exposed to financial shocks, warned the Resolution Foundation in a new report on Wednesday.

14 Jan
PM formally rejects calls for second referendum on Scottish independence

The prime minister Boris Johnson has formally rejected calls by the Scottish National Party for a second independence referendum.

13 Jan
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Carmakers could stop selling polluting vehicles in UK to meet CO2 targets

Carmakers warned that they might stop sell polluting vehicles in the UK due to the hefty fines national targets to drastically cut CO2 emissions in the near future.

13 Jan
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UK economy stagnates under weight of political turmoil, pound drops

The latest government data showed that Britain's economy shrank unexpectedly in November, sending the pound lower, but some economists were more upbeat, pointing to upwards revisions to past data to back up their assessment.

09 Jan
Barnier says time frame for Brexit trade talks is challenging

Chief European Union negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier said on Thursday that it was highly unlikely that a comprehensive agreement on post-Brexit trade with the UK will be achieved in the next 11 months.

07 Jan
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UK and EU set to kick off negotiations for speedy trade deal

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to receive the President of the European Commission on Wednesday in London to begin negotiations for a post Brexit trade deal with the European Union.

02 Jan
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Jefferies stays at 'buy' on Tesco in anticipation of stronger UK economy

Analysts at Jefferies reiterated their 'buy' recommendation and 310. 0p target price for shares of Tesco in anticipation of an upbeat third quarter trading update and for over Christmas from the grocer, the possibility of quick progress on disposing of its Asian assets and a greater willingness on the part of investors to engage with UK assets thanks to a "better-managed" Brexit process in 2020.

02 Jan
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Euro area manufacturing PMI for December revised slightly higher

Activity levels in the single currency bloc's manufacturing sector hit seven year-lows at the tail-end of 2019, with output falling at its fastest pace since 2012, although the slowdown was not quite as bad as initially feared, revised data showed.