UK Economics Correspondent, London
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Feb 5, 2015
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Feb 4, 2015
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Feb 4, 2015

British business surges in January, boding well for growth

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – British businesses enjoyed an
unexpectedly strong start to the year, marked by faster hiring
and rising new orders that bode well for economic growth in
early 2015.

A monthly survey by Markit/CIPS of businesses in the
dominant services sector suggested the economy as a whole is
growing at a rate slightly above the 0.5 percent recorded in the
final three months of 2014.

Feb 2, 2015

Exports boost UK manufacturing in Jan as factories cut prices: PMI

LONDON (Reuters) – British manufacturing grew slightly faster in January thanks in part to a modest recovery in export orders, and trimmed prices as raw material costs fell at their quickest rate since May 2009, a survey showed on Monday.

Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.0 from an upwardly revised 52.7 in December, beating a Reuters poll forecast for 52.6 and holding comfortably above the 50 mark that signals growth.

Jan 30, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
via MacroScope

“Sorry, I don’t know” dominates Britons’ outlook for UK economy


Lots of inflation for this guy

Britons are becoming no clearer about the outlook for their economy, if the latest Citi/YouGov survey of inflation expectations is anything to go by.

While main news was that expectations for British inflation over the next 12 months hit a six-year low, the monthly poll also showed uncertainty about inflation is rising fast.

Jan 29, 2015