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Retail investment sinks to weakest since 2012 - CBI

UK retailers have had a reasonable February, according to the CBI's monthly survey of the sector.

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German business confidence lowest since 2014 - Ifo

German business confidence deteriorated more than expected in February, to its lowest level in four years, according to a widely-followed survey released on Friday.

21 Feb
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Food prices could soar 40% in 'no-deal' Brexit, UK, Irish retailers warn

UK and Irish retailers on Thursday warned that food products such as beef or cheddar cheese could be subject to 40% tariffs or more if the UK were to apply World Trade Organization rates on trade after a no-deal Brexit.

21 Feb
UK public finances see record surplus in January

Britain's public accounts enjoyed a record surplus at the start of 2019, which economists said would likely allow the Chancellor to provide another modest fiscal boost to the economy.

21 Feb
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Austerity leaves UK economy £100bn smaller - thinktank

The UK government’s austerity policies have left the country’s economy £100bn smaller since 2010, a thinktank said on Thursday.

20 Feb
UK government to protect companies with new outsourcing rules

The UK government will on Wednesday announce measures to reduce risks taken by private firms that provide public services, as it seeks to assist companies that have become increasingly wary of taking on new government business in the wake of Carillion's collapse last year.

20 Feb
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UK manufacturing order books bounce back, finds CBI

UK manufacturing order books have bounced back from their blip a month ago, research from the CBI has found.

19 Feb
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UK wage growth remains well ahead of inflation

UK wage growth remained at its post-crisis high at the end of last year, as employment rose but productivity softened.

19 Feb
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Half of UK consumers say Brexit will not impact their spending in 2019 - PwC

Around half of UK consumers said that their spending habits would not be affected by Brexit but most will be more cautious in what they buy, PwC’s latest report on trends in consumer spending revealed.

18 Feb
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Seven Labour MPs split from party over Brexit, antisemitism

Seven Labour MPs resigned from the party on Monday in protest over its Brexit policy and the failure to deal with antisemitism among members.

18 Feb
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Honda to shut down Swindon car plant putting 3,500 jobs on the line

Honda is set to announce the closure of its car plant in Swindon in 2022 which could potentially leave 3,500 workers unemployed.

18 Feb
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UK businesses raising pay due to skill shortages - CIPD

British businesses are raising wages by the most in the past seven years as it becomes increasingly difficult finding enough skilled workers due to Brexit.

18 Feb
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MPs call for urgent tightening of regulations on social media companies

A parliamentary committee has published its final report following an investigation into 'fake news', accusing Facebook of knowingly breaking privacy and competition laws and calling for stricter regulations to be imposed urgently.

14 Feb
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US initial jobless claims unexpectedly rise

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, while the monthly average hit its highest level in a year, according to figures from the Labor Department.

14 Feb
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Patisserie Valerie rescued by Irish private equity firm

Patisserie Valerie has been bought out of administration by Dublin-based private equity firm Causeway Capital Partners.

14 Feb
Barclays fixes online banking glitch

Barclays said on Thursday that its customers were experiencing problems logging into mobile, telephone and digital banking in the latest in a series of online bank failures for British high street lenders.

14 Feb
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Eurozone economy inches ahead as Germany, Italy falter

The eurozone economy continued to grow in the fourth quarter, official figures out on Thursday showed, albeit marginally.

14 Feb
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Chinese exports see surprise return to growth

Chinese exports unexpectedly rebounded in January, returning to growth and beating analyst forecasts, official statistics showed on Thursday.

14 Feb
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Germany narrowly avoids recession

Germany narrowly avoided a recession last year as growth in the fourth quarter was flat, according to preliminary data released by Destatis on Thursday.

14 Feb
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US and China resume trade talks ahead of looming deadline

US and Chinese officials will resume trade talks on Thursday all through Friday as the 1 March deadline to reach an agreement moves closer.