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Jan 6, 2015

UK services growth dips to 19-month low

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economic recovery softened further as growth across services companies slowed sharply during December to its lowest level since mid-2013, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Sterling slipped to a 17-month low against the dollar after the Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a closely-watched monthly survey, suffered its steepest decline in more than three years.

Jan 6, 2015

UK services growth dips to 19-month low – PMI

LONDON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s economic recovery
softened further as growth across services companies slowed
sharply during December to its lowest level since mid-2013, a
survey showed on Tuesday.

Sterling slipped to a 17-month low against the dollar after
the Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a
closely-watched monthly survey, suffered its steepest decline in
more than three years.

Jan 2, 2015

UK recovery more lopsided as manufacturing slips

LONDON (Reuters) – Hopes that Britain’s economic recovery will become less reliant on big-spending consumers ebbed further on Friday as data showed manufacturing growth weakened at the end of last year while lending to individuals soared.

Sterling hit a 16-month low after the Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, a closely-watched monthly business survey, hit a three-month low in December, missing all forecasts in a Reuters poll.