LONDON - British manufacturers expect their output in the next three months be its weakest in more than a year even after orders picked up in November, an industry survey showed on Thursday.
LONDON - British retail sales jumped in October, suggesting that shoppers will take the edge off an end-of-year economic slowdown as Europe's weak growth takes its toll on Britain's factories.
LONDON - British car production fell by nearly 7 percent year-on-year in October and the industry looks set to miss its full-year target due to weaker overseas demand, an industry body said on Thursday.
LONDON - Differences over the risks to Britain's economy surfaced this month among the Bank of England officials who have voted to keep interest rates on hold, complicating the outlook for monetary policy.
LONDON - British workers' real earnings fell to levels not seen in more than a decade in the 12 months to April but there were also signs of above-inflation wage growth for many employees, a broad survey of incomes showed.
LONDON - British households felt less worried about their finances in November as concerns about inflation eased to their lowest level in more than five years and earnings continued to recover, a monthly survey showed on Wednesday.
LONDON - Bank of England policymaker Ian McCafferty suggested he and fellow rate-setter Martin Weale once again voted for an interest rate hike this month, although he said the weakness in the euro zone economy was a worry.
LONDON - The slowdown in global financial flows since the 2008-09 crisis could make it harder to fund Britain's vast current account deficit, although a 1960s-style currency crisis is unlikely, a Bank of England official said on Tuesday.
LONDON - British inflation edged up in October from a five-year low but prices are expected to weaken again soon, underscoring why the Bank of England is signalling it won't start to raise interest rates until well into next year.