LONDON - Britain's politicians and central bankers are watching one another even more closely than usual as the timing of a general election and a headline-making interest rate rise look set to converge.
LONDON - The British government will release a half-yearly budget update and new fiscal forecasts on Dec. 3, Chancellor George Osborne said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Britons' expectations for inflation over the next 12 months edged up in August to 2.3 percent from 2.2 percent in July, a monthly poll by YouGov showed on Tuesday.
LONDON - Construction output in Britain grew at its fastest pace in seven months in August, boosting job creation but also putting strain on suppliers, industry data showed on Tuesday.
LONDON - Britain's manufacturing revival slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic recovery.
LONDON - British mortgage approvals fell slightly in July, matching expectations, according to official data on Monday that pointed to some moderation in the housing market.
LONDON - Britain's main manufacturing trade association trimmed its growth forecast for 2014 on Monday after its members reported the first fall in export orders since early 2013.
LONDON - British investment managers slashed their equity holdings in August and bumped up their bets on bonds as heightened global tensions prompted a move away from risky assets, a poll showed.
LONDON - British house prices rose during August at a much faster monthly pace than expected, according to a survey on Friday that contrasted with other signs of cooling in the housing market.
LONDON - British consumer morale strengthened more than expected in August, matching June's nine-year high, as Britons became more confident about the economy and their financial prospects, a survey showed on Friday.