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Asking prices for UK homes rise by less than average amount in October

UK house prices registered their smallest October bounce since a decade ago despite a large decline in the number of sellers due to sluggish prices and the imminent Brexit deadline, the results of a closely followed survey revealed.

18 Oct
UK's Johnson faces challenge to get Brexit deal through parliament

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Friday preparing to drum up support for the Brexit deal he agreed with the EU ahead of an historic Saturday sitting of parliament.

18 Oct
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BoE's Ramsden continues to expect 'gradual but limited' interest rate hikes

Parliamentary approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal proposal would most likely pave the way for interest rate hikes, a top Bank of England policymaker said.

17 Oct
Brexit deal may get through Parliament, Exane says

Traders shied away from pushing Sterling any higher on Thursday despite confirmation that the UK and the European Union had reached an agreement on the terms of the former's withdrawal from the bloc.

17 Oct
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Unemployment figures don't reflect millions of jobless Britons

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Centre for Cities released a study indicating that there could be “hidden” numbers in official unemployment data.

17 Oct
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Millions of Britons left without connection after Three network crashes

A crash in Three's network on Wednesday night left millions of its customers without signal and data access on their mobiles.

17 Oct
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Jobless claims rise a touch less than expected

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose a little less than expected last week, according to figures released by the Department for Labor on Thursday.

17 Oct
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UK retail sales flat in September

UK retail sales were flat in September, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday.

16 Oct
Poor preparation of no-deal Brexit UK borders could aid organised crime

Criminal organisations could take advantage of gaps in the UK border preparations for a no-deal Brexit to commit fraud and smuggle goods.

16 Oct
Sterling jumps past 1.28 after report DUP accepts Brexit proposal

Sterling popped back above 1. 28 in afternoon trading following a report that the Northern Irish DUP had accepted the Brexit proposals tabled by Westminster, removing the biggest stumbling block to a deal being approved with the European Union.

16 Oct
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Eurozone inflation near three-year low in September

Inflation in the eurozone slowed its lowest level in nearly three years in September, according to figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday.

16 Oct
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Brexit negotiations said to be at an impasse

Brexit negotiations in Brussels were reportedly at an impasse on Wednesday.

16 Oct
UK inflation holds steady at three-year low

The UK's headline inflation rate was unchanged in September, remaining below the Bank of England's 2% target, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday.

15 Oct
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UK and EU said to be close to draft legal text on Brexit

Negotiators for the UK and the European Union are close to reaching a draft deal for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc.

15 Oct
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London police ban Extinction Rebellion protests in the City

British police have issued a city-wide ban on climate change protests in London that will allow officers to detain and prosecute anyone who ignores the new rule.

15 Oct
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Ofgem seeks to cut costs of Hinkley Point nuclear reactor link

UK energy regulator Ofgem said it had cut National Grid’s funding request to build a transmission link for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor by £80m.

15 Oct
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German investor sentiment deteriorates less than expected in October

German investor sentiment deteriorated less than expected in October, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

15 Oct
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UK unemployment rate ticks higher in August

The UK unemployment rate unexpectedly ticked higher in August as employment fell the most in four years, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday.

15 Oct
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Pound rallies as Barnier says Brexit deal possible

Sterling popped higher on Tuesday after the EU's top Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said a Brexit deal is possible.

15 Oct
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Sainsbury's returns to sales growth - Kantar

Sainsbury's was the best performer among the big four supermarkets in the 12 weeks to 6 October as it returned to sales growth, according to data from research firm Kantar.