LONDON - The British public's expectations for inflation in the next 12 months rose last month to their highest level since November 2014, according to a survey published on Tuesday.
LONDON - As the Bank of England moves closer to raising interest rates for the first time since 2007, the strength of sterling is causing disagreement among its policymakers over when to pull the trigger.
LONDON - The Bank of England will for the first time release a slew of key reports alongside its monthly monetary policy decision on Thursday, meaning investors and the public will have to contend with a flood of information usually released separately.
LONDON - New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all links with his previous employer, one of the world's biggest hedge funds, to avoid "any mistaken impression" of a conflict of interest.
LONDON - British consumer morale eased in July as concerns about Greece and the global economy weighed on Britons' outlook for the economic situation over the next year, a survey showed on Friday.
LONDON - The Bank of England set out plans on Thursday to reform a key benchmark for interbank borrowing costs, a measure of financial conditions that will come into sharper focus as the central bank comes closer to its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.
LONDON - British mortgage lending picked up strongly in June, adding to signs that the housing market is regaining momentum, but a sharp drop in lending to businesses was a reminder that the economic recovery has yet to find a sounder footing.
LONDON - British annual retail sales growth slowed in July, despite a big rise in clothing purchases, and is expected to weaken further next month, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed on Wednesday.
LONDON - Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey and London estate agent Foxtons said activity in the property market had stepped up since May's general election, with buyers' confidence boosted by sustainable levels of price inflation and low mortgage rates.
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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