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01 Mar
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US manufacturing conditions improve in February - S&P

US manufacturing conditions improved in February at the fastest pace since July 2022, according to a survey released on Friday.

01 Mar
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UK manufacturing downturn continues amid Red Sea disruption

The downturn in the UK manufacturing sector continued in February amid disruption from the Red Sea crisis, according to a survey released on Friday.

01 Mar
EZ manufacturing activity eases slightly in Feb - PMI

Eurozone manufacturing activity slowed slightly in February, but signs continued that contraction in the sector was easing, according to flash estimates from a survey published on Friday.

01 Mar
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House prices return to growth for first time in more than a year

Annual house prices in the UK returned to growth in February for the first time in more than a year following a dip in borrowing costs, according to figures released by Nationwide on Friday.

01 Mar
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Heavy rainfall sees retail footfall plummet

Retail footfall plunged last month, industry data showed on Friday, as the unusually wet weather kept shoppers at home.

29 Feb
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OECD's Lombardelli named BoE deputy governor

The Bank of England has appointed OECD chief economist Clare Lombardelli a deputy governor, it was announced on Thursday.

29 Feb
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Mortgage approvals continue to rise - BoE

Mortgage approvals pushed higher in January, official data showed on Thursday, hitting the highest level since the government's disastrous mini budget in 2022.

28 Feb
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Profits continue to fall across UK service sector - CBI

The UK service sector continued to falter in February, an industry survey showed on Wednesday, as weak demand weighed heavily.

28 Feb
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EasyJet to re-join FTSE 100 in latest reshuffle; Endeavour up for demotion

EasyJet is expected to make its way back into the FTSE 100 in the latest reshuffle due to be announced after the market close on Wednesday.

27 Feb
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FCA looks to expedite cases and improve transparency

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced plans to expedite and improve the transparency of its enforcement cases on Tuesday, in a bid to increase the deterrent effect of its actions.

27 Feb
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UK shop price inflation slows to 23-month low in February

Shop price inflation in the UK fell to its lowest level in 23 months in February, according to the British Retail Consortium-NielsenIQ Shop Price Index released on Tuesday.

23 Feb
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Business sentiment in Germany strengthens slightly

Investor sentiment brightened modestly in Germany this month, a closely-watched survey showed on Friday, despite the economy continuing to falter.

23 Feb
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Energy bills to fall as Ofgem trims price cap

The cap on gas and electricity charges will fall from April, the energy regulator confirmed on Friday, cutting most household bills.

23 Feb
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German economy shrinks by 0.3% in Q4, as expected

The German economy contracted by 0. 3% on the quarter in the fourth quarter, according to data released on Friday by Destatis, in line with the initial estimate and consensus.

23 Feb
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UK consumer confidence eases in February - GfK

Consumer confidence faltered in February, a closely-watched survey showed on Friday, as concerns about the economy continued to weigh heavily.

22 Feb
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UK private-sector activity hits nine-month high

Private-sector activity in the UK picked up to a nine-month high in February as solid service-sector growth made up for continued weakness in manufacturing.

22 Feb
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Eurozone inflation edges lower in January

Eurozone inflation edged lower last month, official data showed on Thursday, as widely expected.

22 Feb
Eurozone activity downturn easing as services recover - PMI

The downturn in the eurozone services sector showed signs of easing, although manufacturing was still in the doldrums, according to a widely-watched survey published on Thursday.

21 Feb
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Germany slashes growth forecasts for 2024

Germany sharply lowered its economic forecasts on Wednesday, in response to faltering global demand and growing geopolitical uncertainty.

21 Feb
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UK manufacturing conditions still 'challenging' - CBI

The UK manufacturing sector continued to falter this month, industry research showed on Wednesday, although order books showed signs of improvement.