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17 Jan
Michigan consumer sentiment index slips in January

US consumer sentiment deteriorated a touch in January, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

17 Jan
Chinese economic activity picks up at the end of 2019, but headwinds remain

Economic activity in China at the end of 2019 execeded forecasts, but some economists said that it was too soon to sound the 'all clear'.

17 Jan
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UK retail sales unexpectedly fall in December

UK retail sales unexpectedly fell in December, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Friday, adding weight to expectations of a rate cut by the Bank of England this month.

16 Jan
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US jobless claims unexpectedly fall

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, according to figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

16 Jan
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US, China sign phase one of trade 'deal'

The US and China on Wednesday signed an agreement in the first phase of a deal designed to ease the long-running trade war between the two countries.

16 Jan
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Improved political outlook boosts housing market - RICS

Greater political clarity following December’s general election has helped boost sentiment across the UK’s property market, a key survey showed on Thursday.

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
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IAG lodges complaint with EU over Flybe rescue

British Airways owner IAG has complained to the European Union about the UK government’s decision to rescue struggling regional carrier Flybe.

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.

15 Jan
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Eurozone industrial production rises less than expected

Eurozone industrial production rose less than expected in November, according to figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday.

15 Jan
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Inflation slows to lowest level for three years

Inflation eased to a three-year low in December, fuelling speculation that the Bank of England could move to cut interest rates later this month.

15 Jan
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BoE's Saunders reiterates call for rate cut

Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders reiterated his call for an interest rate cut on Wednesday as he said the UK economy has remained "sluggish".

15 Jan
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Flybe averts collapse after govt, shareholders strike deal

British regional carrier Flybe was saved from collapse on Tuesday night after the government and airline's shareholders reached a deal to keep it in the air.

14 Jan
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Dominic Chappell ordered to pay £9.5m into BHS pension scheme

Former BHS boss Dominic Chappell has been ordered by the Pensions Regulator to pay £9. 5m into the now-defunct retailer’s pension scheme after a failed appeal.

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.

14 Jan
US small business optimism deteriorates more than expected

Small business sentiment in the US deteriorated more than expected in in December, according to the latest survey form the National Federation of Independent Business.

14 Jan
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China reports surge in exports ahead of crucial trade deal

China’s exports grew for the first time in five months in December, official data showed on Tuesday, comfortably beating expectations.

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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US intelligence will remain safe if UK uses Huawei 5G tech says MI5 head

US intelligence sharing will not be at risk from Chinese spying even if the UK uses Huawei’s technology for development of the country's 5G network, said the head of MI5, Andrew Parker.

13 Jan
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UK should invest £50bn in green projects to avoid recession - New Economics Foundation

The UK government should combat the next recession by investing as much as £50bn into green projects which would reboot the economy and help combat the climate crisis.