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Bank of England to hold steady on January 30 but chance of a cut high - Reuters poll

17 Jan 2020

LONDON The Bank of England is likely to keep borrowing costs steady on Jan. 30, the eve of Britain's departure from the European Union, but there is a significant chance it will opt to trim Bank Rate following a slew of weak data, a Reuters poll found.

Sterling to rise this year on hopes for smooth Brexit - Reuters poll

10 Jan 2020

LONDON Britain's pound will gain more than 3% against the dollar this year, supported by interest rate differentials and hopes for a smooth departure from the European Union, a Reuters poll found on Friday.

Britain and EU expected to agree free trade deal, cable to gain - Reuters poll

05 Dec 2019

LONDON Britain will leave the European Union with a free trade deal, economists polled by Reuters predicted, attaching the joint lowest possibility of a disorderly Brexit since monthly polling began on it over two years ago.

Euro zone business activity gloomy in Nov, scant hope for improvement

22 Nov 2019

LONDON Euro zone business growth has almost ground to a halt this month as a downturn in the manufacturing industry appears to be increasingly affecting the bloc's dominant services industry, a survey showed on Friday. | Video

UK home prices to lag inflation on Brexit uncertainty - Reuters poll

20 Nov 2019

LONDON Annual home price rises in Britain won't keep pace with already-low inflation until 2021, a Reuters poll found, and will fall in the capital London this year as uncertainty around the country's departure from the European Union continues to deter buyers.

Chances of no-deal Brexit fall as PM Johnson's hopes rise - Reuters poll

13 Nov 2019

LONDON The chances of a no-deal Brexit fell in the last month because UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to win a Dec. 12 election and secure the backing in parliament he needs to get his new Withdrawal Agreement passed, a Reuters poll found.

Sterling to get post-election blues if Labour wins majority - Reuters poll

07 Nov 2019

LONDON Sterling would receive a post-election bounce of around 3% if British voters give the ruling Conservative Party a majority in parliament on Dec. 12 but will fall 2% if the opposition Labour Party wins a majority, a Reuters poll found.

Euro zone economy at risk of contracting in fourth quarter, PMI shows

06 Nov 2019

LONDON Euro zone business activity grew more than initially thought last month but remained close to stagnation, according to a survey whose forward-looking indicators suggest the existing growth might dissipate.

Euro zone factories stuck in a slump as trade war still biting

04 Nov 2019

LONDON Factory activity across the euro zone contracted sharply last month as demand was again stifled by the U.S. trade war with China and the persistent lack of clarity over Britain's departure from the European Union, a survey showed.

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