LONDON Crises at home and turmoil on world markets may have taken the shine off London's luxury property market for Chinese, Russian and Middle Eastern investors: some are even looking to sell up.
LONDON British starting salaries for new permanent and temporary jobs rose last month at the slowest pace since October 2013, according to a survey on Friday which will do little to quell the Bank of England's unease about a slowdown in wage growth.
LONDON The Bank of England cut its growth forecasts on Thursday and the only policymaker who had been pushing for a rate hike reversed his position, suggesting rates will stay on hold for the foreseeable future.
LONDON British house prices rose at a much stronger pace than expected last month, fuelled by a shortage of new homes coming to the market, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday.
LONDON British new car registrations rose by at least 3 percent year-on-year in January, according to preliminary industry data, continuing a series of rises helped by low interest rates, cheap credit and rising consumer confidence.
LONDON A June referendum in Britain on whether to remain part of the European Union would reduce political and economic uncertainty caused by the vote, Moody's said on Wednesday, warning again that a "Brexit" would be negative for the UK's credit rating.
LONDON The Bank of England probably disagrees with investors who think it will keep interest rates at a record low for almost another two years, but it's unlikely to say so very loudly on Thursday.
LONDON British mortgage approvals unexpectedly rose in December to their highest since August and consumer credit recorded its sharpest annual growth in nearly a decade, Bank of England data showed on Monday.
LONDON British consumer morale rose for a second month in a row in January to hit its highest level since last summer, but households remain pessimistic about the outlook for the country's economy, a survey showed on Friday.
Chancellor George Osborne looks to the Bank of England for more help. Full analysis from the NAB trading floor with currency strategist Nick Parsons and head of market economics Tom Vosa. Video
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