LONDON - British consumer morale unexpectedly rose in August to match June's 15-year high, as low inflation and a recent pick-up in wages made Britons more upbeat about their financial prospects.
LONDON - Britain's economy picked up steam in the second three months of 2015, official data showed on Friday, boosted by a jump in exports and business investment.
LONDON - Millionaires are on the increase in Britain, according to a study which found that one in 65 adults is now worth over seven figures, 41 percent more than five years ago.
LONDON - Growth across British services companies surged in August, adding to signs that the strong pace of economic upturn has continued into the second half of this year, a business survey showed on Friday.
LONDON - The Bank of England is still expected to raise its benchmark interest rate from a record low of 0.5 percent early next year but economists in the latest Reuters poll are now less certain about the timing.
LONDON - British house prices rose this month at the slowest annual pace in more than two years, according to mortgage lender Nationwide, although it warned the slowdown might not persist unless house-building picks up significantly.
LONDON - Mortgage approvals in Britain rose to a 17-month high in July and retail sales growth unexpectedly accelerated in August, according to surveys that suggested consumers will continue to drive the economy through the second half of the year.
LONDON - The British public's expectations for inflation in the next 12 months fell back this month after hitting an eight-month high during July, according to a survey published on Wednesday.
LONDON - British house prices will rise more slowly next year than in 2015, according to a Reuters poll of analysts that also found interest rates would have to reach 3 percent before seriously affecting the market.
LONDON - The number of mortgage approvals in Britain rose in July to their highest level in 17 months, the British Bankers' Association said on Wednesday, the latest sign that Britain's housing sector is rebounding.