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Gilt yields at highest since 2011 as economic outlook improves

27 Dec 2013

LONDON British government bonds tumbled on Friday, pushing yields to their highest level since mid-2011 as a brighter economic outlook encouraged investors into dump fixed-income assets for equities.

Britain's debt chief says Islamic bond to be 'one-off'

05 Dec 2013

LONDON Britain's plan to issue an Islamic bond, or sukuk, next year is a symbolic gesture that is unlikely to be repeated, the head of the government's debt-issuing arm said on Thursday.

Britain's service sector grows again, but rapid pace eases

04 Dec 2013

LONDON Growth in Britain's service sector slowed a little last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, breaking a run of positive data surprises but still providing a strong backdrop for the government's budget update later this week. | Video

Britain's service sector grows again, but rapid pace eases

04 Dec 2013

LONDON Growth in Britain's service sector slowed a little last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, breaking a run of positive data surprises but still providing a strong backdrop for the government's budget update later this week.

Britain to trim gilt sales as public finances improve - Reuters poll

03 Dec 2013

LONDON Britain's improving public finances are likely to lead to a cut in bond sales this fiscal year but gilt issuance probably won't fall anything like as fast as the country's overall financing needs.

Britain on track to beat budget forecasts as growth rebounds

22 Nov 2013

LONDON Britain's budget deficit narrowed further in October and its manufacturing orders were the strongest in nearly 20 years, setting the scene for a much rosier government outlook next month.

Britain on track to beat budget forecasts as growth rebounds

21 Nov 2013

LONDON Britain's budget deficit narrowed further in October and its manufacturing orders were the strongest in nearly 20 years, setting the scene for a much rosier government outlook next month.

Britain on track to beat budget forecasts as growth rebounds

21 Nov 2013

LONDON Britain's budget deficit narrowed further in October and its manufacturing orders were the strongest in nearly 20 years, setting the scene for a much rosier government outlook next month.

BoE stresses it's in no rush to raise interest rates

21 Nov 2013

LONDON Bank of England policymakers will be in no hurry to raise interest rates even as the economy gathers steam, minutes of their latest policy meeting showed on Wednesday.

Bank of England stresses it in no rush to raise interest rates

20 Nov 2013

LONDON Bank of England policymakers will be in no hurry to raise interest rates even as the economy gathers steam, minutes of their latest policy meeting showed on Wednesday.

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