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Andy Bruce

UK retail sales bounce as shoppers flock to January sales

15 Feb 2019

LONDON British retail sales rebounded strongly in January as steep clothing discounts attracted wary shoppers, bucking a slowdown in consumer spending ahead of Brexit.

UK inflation falls to two-year low, offering households help before Brexit

13 Feb 2019

LONDON British inflation fell to a two-year low in January, dipping below the Bank of England's target and offering some relief to consumers who have tightened their belts ahead of Brexit. | Video

Bank of England's Carney spells out no-deal Brexit hit to UK

12 Feb 2019

LONDON Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned on Tuesday of the potential shock to Britain's economy from Brexit which could serve as an "acid test" for countries around the world trying to respond to the challenges of globalisation. | Video

UK economy at weakest since 2012, as Brexit, global worries bite

12 Feb 2019

LONDON Britain's economy slowed sharply in late 2018, pushing annual growth to a six-year low as worries about Brexit hammered business investment and a weakening global economy weighed on trade, data showed on Monday.

UK economy flat-lines as Brexit nears, firms cut jobs - PMI

05 Feb 2019

LONDON Britain's economy risks stalling or contracting as Brexit nears and a global slowdown worsens, with firms in the dominant services sector reporting job cuts for the first time in six years and falling new orders.

Rush to stockpile sweeps UK factories ahead of Brexit: PMI

01 Feb 2019

LONDON British factories stockpiled goods in January at the fastest rate since records began in the early 1990s as they braced for a potentially chaotic Brexit in less than two months' time, a business survey showed on Friday.

Surging labour market boosts UK economy ahead of Brexit

22 Jan 2019

LONDON British workers' pay grew at the fastest pace in over 10 years and employment jumped much more than expected in the three months to the end of November, contrasting with other signs of an economic slowdown ahead of Brexit. | Video

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