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11 Dec
IATA predicts airline profits to take off in 2020 after challenging year

The airline industry has trimmed its expectations for 2019 profits, dragged lower by weak economic growth and the US-China trade war, but is predicting a stronger 2020.

11 Dec
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British pub numbers on the rise for first time in 10 years

The number of UK pubs registered its first increase of the current decade in 2019 revealed the latest tdata from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday.

11 Dec
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Sterling slides as poll warns of further UK political turmoil

Sterling came under pressure on Wednesday after a widely-followed opinion poll predicted the Conservatives would win the General Election with a significantly smaller majority than initially expected.

10 Dec
NFIB small business optimism index improves in November

Small business sentiment in the US improved more than expected in November, according to the latest survey from the National Federation of Independent Business.

10 Dec
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UK economy flatlines in October as construction shrinks

Britain's economy flatlined in October as growth in services was offset by a decline in construction, official figures showed.

10 Dec
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UK trade deficit widens in October as firms stockpile goods

Britain's deficit in trade with the rest of the world widened in October, as UK companies stockpiled goods ahead of the missed Brexit deadline, while overseas firms showed continued wariness towards the country's exports.

10 Dec
FRC fines Grant Thornton £650k for audit failures

The Financial Reporting Council has fined accounting firm Grant Thornton £650,000 over failures related to the audit of a listed company in 2016.

10 Dec
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German investor sentiment improves much more than expected - ZEW

German investor sentiment improved much more than expected in December, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economics Research in Mannheim.

10 Dec
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Supermarket sales growth slows; Lidl hits record market share - Kantar

UK supermarket sales growth slowed in the 12 weeks to 1 December as uncertainty about the upcoming general election, a "lacklustre" Black Friday and a wet autumn meant shoppers delayed their Christmas preparations.

10 Dec
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Pork fuels Chinese consumer inflation as producer prices fall

Chinese consumer inflation hit a near-eight year high in November, fuelled by rising pork prices, but producer prices recorded their fifth month of annual declines as economic growth slowed.

09 Dec
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Chinese exports slide as trade war weighs heavily

Chinese exports fell in November as country’s bitter trade war with the US continued to weigh on the economy, although import growth did come in ahead of economists' forecasts.

09 Dec
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Eurozone investor sentiment improves in December - Sentix

Investor sentiment in the eurozone unexpectedly improved in December, according to figures released on Monday by research group Sentix.

09 Dec
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German exports surprise on the upside

Germany’s flagging economy enjoyed a surprise fillip in October, as exports rose beyond well beyond expectations.

06 Dec
US consumer sentiment improves in December

Consumer sentiment in the US improved in December, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

06 Dec
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UK house prices see biggest monthly rise since February - Halifax

UK house prices saw their biggest monthly rise in November since February, according to mortgage lender Halifax.

06 Dec
China to waive import tariffs on some US soybean, pork shipments

China said on Friday that it will waive import tariffs for some soybean and pork shipments from the US.

06 Dec
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German industrial production falls in October

German industrial production unexpectedly fell in October, according to figures released by Destatis on Friday, reigniting fears about a recession.

05 Dec
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Jobless claims unexpectedly fall

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, according to data from the Labor Department.

05 Dec
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Eurozone retail sales fall as Germany weighs heavily

Retail sales across the eurozone fell in October, weighed down by a poor performance in Germany, as the crucial fourth quarter got off to a weak start.

05 Dec
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Eurozone economy nudges ahead in third quarter

The Eurozone economy showed marginal growth in the third quarter, underpinned by spending from both consumers and governments.