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17 May
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CBI chief: 'Every day without a Brexit deal is corrosive for UK business'

Carolyn Fairbairn, the chair of the country's largest business lobby, urged MPs to do whatever it takes to resolve the Brexit “gridlock”.

17 May
Sterling under pressure as cross-party talks collapse

Sterling was under pressure on Friday, dropping below $1. 28 for the first time since February as it emerged that Brexit talks between the government and the Labour party have collapsed, increasing the risk of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

17 May
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Eurozone inflation picks up in April

Eurozone inflation picked up in line with expectations in April, as prices rose in the services sector.

16 May
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May promises to set out departure date in June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday agreed to set out a plan for her departure from office after another vote on the Brexit withdrawal deal in June.

16 May
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Pound dips as Theresa May promises to provide timeline for stepping down

Sterling is coming under renewed selling pressure after the Prime Minister took a major step on Thursday towards standing down.

16 May
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London could face worker shortages due to Brexit visa restrictions

London could suffer from the tougher post-Brexit immigration rules with the City left facing a shortage of workers, said business lobby London First.

15 May
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Don't rush to buy the dip in European cyclicals, says Barclays

Don’t rush to buy the dip in cyclical stocks, Barclays said in a European equity strategy note on Wednesday.

15 May
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Empire State manufacturing index hits six-month high

Manufacturing activity in the New York Fed’s jurisdiction unexpectedly improved in May, to a six-month high, according to data released on Wednesday.

15 May
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Walmart 'seriously considering' Asda IPO

Supermarket chain Asda could be floated, staff were told on Wednesday, after the competition authorities derailed its proposed tie-up with rival J Sainsbury.

15 May
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Online casino operators slapped with £4.5m penalties by Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission issued penalty charges totalling £4. 5m to four companies on Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering and consumer safety in online casinos.

15 May
Chinese economy weakens as manufacturing, investment and retail sales all slow

China’s economy stumbled last month, as retail sales grew at their weakest pace for 16 years and industrial production fell sharply.

15 May
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German economy revives in first quarter of 2019

Germany's economy bounced back as expected in the first quarter of 2019 as consumers spent more and construction and equipment activity increased.

14 May
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Investors braced for bumpy summer - Merrill survey

Investors are gearing up for a difficult run on global markets, according to a closely-watched fund manager survey published on Tuesday, with a record number taking out protection against potential losses.

14 May
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UK faces risk of rising US-style inequality

Britain risks imitating the rise in inequality seen in the United States which could weaken democracy as differences in income, education and health rise, a Nobel Prize-winning economist said on Tuesday.

14 May
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Trump wages war of words after Beijing ups tariffs

Donald Trump continued his war of words with China on Tuesday, with a series of tweets claiming tariffs had rebuilt America’s steel industry and criticising Beijing for walking away from a deal.

14 May
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Sino-US trade spat weighs on German business sentiment

German economic sentiment unexpectedly deteriorated in May as worries about trade relations between the US and China took their toll, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.

14 May
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UK labour market holds steady at historic high

The UK’s historic levels of employment continued to hold steady in the first quarter, with a record number of people in work.

13 May
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BoE deputy warns Brexit delay may further dampen business investment

Deputy governor of the Bank of England Ben Broadbent warned on Monday that another Brexit delay might damage the long-term economic outlook as the resulting uncertainty weighed on investor spirits.

13 May
EU readies retaliation as US auto-tariff deadline looms

The European Union has prepared a list of American exports that will be subjected to tariffs on 18 May should the US go ahead with $53bn-worth of levies on the bloc's car and auto parts exports.

13 May
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Trump warns China not to retaliate as trade war escalates

Tensions between Washington and Beijing were put in sharp focus on Monday after a series of tweets by Donald Trump aimed at Chinese counterpart President Xi.