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Brexit to be delayed again, free trade deal will be struck - Reuters poll

15 Oct 2019

LONDON Britain's Oct. 31 departure from the European Union will be delayed, according to the vast majority of economists polled by Reuters who again said the two sides would eventually agree a free trade agreement as the chance of a no-deal exit had fallen.

UK hiring falls by most in over four years as Brexit nears

15 Oct 2019

LONDON Britain's jobs boom has weakened in the approach to Brexit with the number of people in work unexpectedly falling by the most in over four years and unemployment rising, official data showed on Tuesday. | Video

Sterling would get post-Brexit boost if deal is reached - Reuters poll

04 Oct 2019

LONDON Sterling will get a post-Brexit bounce in the month after if Britain leaves the European Union with a deal but suffer further losses against the dollar in the event of a disorderly departure, a Reuters poll found.

Euro zone business growth halts as Germany goes into reverse

23 Sep 2019

LONDON Euro zone business growth stalled this month, a survey showed on Monday, dragged down by shrinking activity in powerhouse Germany, where a manufacturing recession deepened unexpectedly.

Drop in online shopping knocks UK retail sales in August

19 Sep 2019

LONDON British retail sales unexpectedly fell in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before, when an annual promotion by Amazon appeared to have encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed on Thursday.

Brexit to be delayed, chance of no-deal departure holds at 35% - economists

09 Sep 2019

LONDON Brexit will be delayed again, according to a Reuters poll of economists that continued to put the chance of Britain and the European Union parting ways without agreeing a deal at 35%, despite the UK parliament attempting to block a no-deal exit.

UK economy shows unexpected strength in July, dampening recession fears

09 Sep 2019

LONDON Britain's economy picked up more than expected in July, data showed on Monday, dampening fears that it will succumb to its first recession since the financial crisis as the Brexit crisis escalates. | Video

Sterling to rally 6% against euro if Brexit deal agreed - Reuters poll

04 Sep 2019

LONDON Sterling will rally around 6% against the euro if Britain leaves the European Union with a deal, an outcome looking somewhat more likely after British lawmakers seized control of parliament to try and block a no-deal Brexit, a Reuters poll found.

Euro zone business growth stays tepid as summer ends - PMI

04 Sep 2019

LONDON Euro zone business growth was a touch faster than expected last month but remained lacklustre as the bloc's dominant service industry only partially offset a slowdown in manufacturing, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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