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Nov 6, 2014

UK industrial output rebounds as oil and car production return

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – British industry grew faster than
expected in September as a major oil field came back on stream
and car production rebounded, a positive end to an otherwise
soft third quarter for production.

Thursday’s official data showed industrial output rose 0.6
percent in September from August, the biggest increase since
February and beating a Reuters poll forecast for growth of 0.4
percent.

Nov 5, 2014
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Nov 5, 2014

UK’s rapid economic recovery set for end-of-year slowdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s rapid economic recovery could slow markedly in the final months of 2014 after uncertainty about the global economy started to hit domestic businesses last month, a closely watched survey showed on Wednesday.

Services companies such as banks, hotels and hairdressers which make up the bulk of Britain’s private sector saw growth slip to the lowest level since May 2013, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

Nov 5, 2014

UK’s rapid economic recovery set for end-of-year slowdown: survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s rapid economic recovery could slow markedly in the final months of 2014 after uncertainty about the global economy started to hit domestic businesses last month, a closely watched survey showed on Wednesday.

Services companies such as banks, hotels and hairdressers which make up the bulk of Britain’s private sector saw growth slip to the lowest level since May 2013, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI).

Nov 3, 2014

UK manufacturing surges, but weak exports cloud outlook

LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – British manufacturing surged
unexpectedly last month as domestic strength helped factories
overcome the worst fall in export orders since January 2013,
caused by sagging demand from the euro zone.

Monday’s Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’
Index (PMI) rose to 53.2 from 51.5 to touch its highest level
since July, topping even the most optimistic of forecasts in a
Reuters poll and well above the 50 mark denoting expansion.

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