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Bank of England's Haldane warns against hasty rate hike

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LONDON The Bank of England's chief economist, Andrew Haldane, said on Friday it would be risky to raise interest rates too hastily and that he was comfortable with the BoE's recent shift to a neutral stance on what its next monetary policy move should be.

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UK construction growth hits eight-month high, but costs balloon - Markit 02 Dec 2016

LONDON, Dec 2 - Growth in Britain's construction industry unexpectedly touched an eight-month high in November, but its costs rocketed at the fastest pace since 2011, fuelled by sterling's slump after the June vote to quit the European Union, a survey showed on Friday.

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Bank of England sees global financial risks after Trump victory 01 Dec 2016

LONDON Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election has increased the threats to the world economy from higher interest rates and less trade, the Bank of England said on Wednesday.

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UK house prices rise at slowest rate since January - Nationwide 01 Dec 2016

LONDON British house prices increased last month at the weakest annual rate since January, although there are signs that demand in the market is beginning to strengthen, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Thursday.

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UK factory growth cools as weak pound fuels cost pressures - PMI 01 Dec 2016

LONDON British manufacturing growth cooled unexpectedly in November as factories grappled with soaring costs caused by sterling's slump after June's Brexit vote, even before this week's jump in oil prices.

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Confidence of UK consumers falls towards post-Brexit vote low 30 Nov 2016

LONDON Confidence among British consumers fell in November to its lowest level since just after voters decided in June to leave the European Union as worries about the economy grew, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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UK consumer morale edges up, but households worry about finances - survey 29 Nov 2016

LONDON British consumer morale edged up this month, bolstered by a strong labour market, despite rising concern about household finances, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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UK consumer credit growth hits 11-year high, mortgage approvals strong - BoE 29 Nov 2016

LONDON, Nov 29 Lending to Britons expanded last month at the fastest annual pace in 11 years and mortgage approvals were stronger than expected, bolstering the picture of resilient consumer demand after June's Brexit vote.

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UK services businesses report weaker profits - CBI 28 Nov 2016

LONDON Firms in Britain's large services sector reported a sharp fall in profits over the past three months due to higher costs and weak sales, the Confederation of British Industry said on Monday.

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UK retail sales grow at fastest rate in over a year in November - CBI 25 Nov 2016

LONDON British retail sales grew at their fastest rate in more than a year earlier this month as colder weather continued to boost clothing sales, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed on Friday.

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