UK Economics Correspondent, London
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Sep 2, 2014
Sep 1, 2014

UK manufacturing growth ebbs, denting hopes for balanced recovery

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s manufacturing revival
slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand
from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic
recovery.

Factory orders from home and abroad rose at the slowest pace
in more than a year, according to the Markit/CIPS UK
Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), which fell to its
lowest level since June 2013.

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Aug 29, 2014

Big-spending Britons drive economy, but housing picture mixed

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Big-spending Britons powered the
economy in August as they became more confident about the
recovery and their finances, though mixed house price data
suggested the outlook for the property market was less
clear-cut.

Consumer confidence figures beat expectations, rising in
August to match a nine-year high hit in June – serving up a
reminder of Britain’s reliance on shoppers to drive its strong
economic upturn.

Aug 29, 2014
Aug 28, 2014

UK consumer confidence rises more than expected in August -GfK

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – British consumer morale
strengthened more than expected in August, matching June’s
nine-year high, as Britons became more confident about the
economy and their financial prospects, a survey showed on
Friday.

Polling company GfK said its monthly consumer confidence
index rose to +1 in August from -2 in July, beating forecasts
for a smaller increase to -1 in a Reuters poll.