LONDON - British inflation edged down last month but house price growth surged in July at the fastest annual pace since in seven years, official data showed on Tuesday.
LONDON - If Scotland votes for independence next week, existing consensus forecasts predicting Britain will enjoy some of the best economic growth in the developed world could well be scuppered, a Reuters poll found.
LONDON - British construction output stagnated in July as a rapid expansion in house building started to level off, causing annual growth to sink to an eight-month low.
LONDON - The Bank of England may start to raise interest rates next spring if the labour market continues to recover from the financial crisis, Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday.
LONDON - The pace of Britain's economic recovery picked up slightly in the three months to August, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said on Tuesday.
LONDON - British industrial output rose the most in six months in July thanks to strong electricity and gas output, but the recent trend remains weak and the country's trade deficit widened, official data showed on Tuesday.
LONDON - Scotland's nationalists may have to add the creation of a central bank and a currency to their plan to build a new country, if they win next week's independence referendum.
LONDON - Investors pushed back expectations of when the Bank of England will raise interest rates on Monday after a poll showed the pro-Scottish independence camp with a lead for the first time.
LONDON - An independent Scotland could lay claim to a part of the United Kingdom's 310-tonne gold reserves if votes go in favour of the "Yes" campaign this month, with ownership of Britain's bullion hoard up for negotiation along with other assets.
LONDON - British house prices barely rose during August, according to a survey from mortgage lender Halifax on Monday that added to other signs of moderation in the housing market.