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UK inflation dips to three-year low, adding to BoE rate cut talk

10:28am GMT

LONDON British inflation fell to its lowest level in nearly three years in October, official data showed on Wednesday, adding to expectations that the Bank of England's next move might be an interest rate cut.

UK economy dodges recession, but annual growth slowest since 2010

11 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in nearly a decade during the three months to September as the global slowdown and Brexit worries hit manufacturing and business investment, official figures showed on Monday. | Video

Bank of England surprises as two officials back rate cut

07 Nov 2019

LONDON Two Bank of England officials unexpectedly voted to lower interest rates on Thursday to ward off an economic slowdown, and others including Governor Mark Carney said they would consider a cut if global and Brexit headwinds do not ease. | Video

UK manufacturing decline slows after new Brexit stockpiling rush - PMI

01 Nov 2019

LONDON A renewed rush to stockpile ahead of another aborted Brexit deadline limited losses for British manufacturers last month, though not by enough to prevent a sixth month of contraction, a survey showed on Friday.

UK manufacturing decline slows after new Brexit stockpiling rush -PMI

01 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 1 A renewed rush to stockpile ahead of another aborted Brexit deadline limited losses for British manufacturers last month, though not by enough to prevent a sixth month of contraction, a survey showed on Friday.

UK personal insolvency rate rises to eight-year high

30 Oct 2019

LONDON The number of people entering insolvency in England and Wales rose sharply in the three months to September compared with a year ago, according to official data that add to questions about the financial resilience of British consumers.

BoE reform needed to boost firepower for downturns, think tank says

21 Oct 2019

LONDON, The Bank of England should be given more power to steer lending in Britain's economy and influence government spending during a downturn, a think tank said on Monday.

BoE reform needed to boost firepower for downturns, think tank says

21 Oct 2019

LONDON, The Bank of England should be given more power to steer lending in Britain's economy and influence government spending during a downturn, a think tank said on Monday.

BoE reform needed to boost firepower for downturns, think tank says

21 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 21 The Bank of England should be given more power to steer lending in Britain's economy and influence government spending during a downturn, a think tank said on Monday.

BoE's Vlieghe sees lower rates if Brexit delayed again

15 Oct 2019

LONDON The Bank of England will probably need to cut interest rates if Brexit is postponed again, rate-setter Gertjan Vlieghe said on Tuesday, adding to the debate at the central bank about the right response to another delay.

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