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Aug 27, 2014

UK home prices to rise 9 percent this year, but BoE could curb rise – Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices are expected to rise 9 percent this year and 6 percent next, as gains in the London market push already overpriced homes in the capital even further out of reach for many buyers, a Reuters poll found.

But the heady gains could be curbed if the Bank of England tightens monetary policy as expected, the poll of over 20 market specialists taken in the past week found.

Aug 27, 2014

UK home prices to rise 9 pct this year, but BoE could curb rise

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – British house prices are expected
to rise 9 percent this year and 6 percent next, as gains in the
London market push already overpriced homes in the capital even
further out of reach for many buyers, a Reuters poll found.

But the heady gains could be curbed if the Bank of England
tightens monetary policy as expected, the poll of over 20 market
specialists taken in the past week found.

Aug 21, 2014

Business growth slows in China and Europe, but faster in U.S.

LONDON/BEIJING/NEW YORK, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Business growth
in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on
Thursday, but U.S. activity picked up speed, leaving a mixed
picture of global economic growth.

“If you take all these things together we are clearly
looking at a global economy that doesn’t have a huge amount of
momentum behind it,” said economist Peter Dixon at Commerzbank.

Aug 21, 2014

Business growth slows in China and Europe, Russia sanctions still to bite

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, providing more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going.

Euro zone private business activity expanded slower than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting. This is before the full effects of sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine are felt.

Aug 21, 2014

Euro zone business growth slows in August, prices fall-PMI

LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Euro zone private business growth
slowed more than expected in August, despite widespread price
cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both
dwindled, a survey showed on Thursday.

Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second
quarter, dragged down by a shrinking economy in Germany and
a stagnant France, even before any impact from sanctions imposed
on and by Russia over Ukraine.

Aug 21, 2014

Euro zone business growth slows in July, prices fall: PMI

LONDON, (Reuters) – Euro zone private business growth slowed more than expected this month, despite widespread price cutting, as manufacturing and service industry activity both

dwindled, a survey showed on Thursday.

Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter, dragged down by a shrinking economy in Germany and a stagnant France, even before any impact from sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine.

Aug 13, 2014

Chance of 2014 UK rate hike rises but first change seen in Q1 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – The likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year has risen but the consensus in a Reuters poll still doesn’t expect a hike until early 2015.

Britain’s economy is now larger than it was before the financial crisis but the growth rate probably peaked last quarter and the central bank will be mindful that any rise in a record low interest rate could threaten that rally.

Aug 12, 2014

Chance of 2014 UK rate hike rises but first change seen in Quarter1 2015 – Reuters Poll

LONDON (Reuters) – The likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year has risen but the consensus in a Reuters poll still doesn’t expect a hike until early 2015.

Britain’s economy is now larger than it was before the financial crisis but the growth rate probably peaked last quarter and the central bank will be mindful that any rise in a record low interest rate could threaten that rally.

Aug 12, 2014

Chance of 2014 UK rate hike rises but first change seen in first-quarter 2015: Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) – The likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year has risen but the consensus in a Reuters poll still doesn’t expect a hike until early 2015.

Britain’s economy is now larger than it was before the financial crisis but the growth rate probably peaked last quarter and the central bank will be mindful that any rise in a record low interest rate could threaten that rally.

Aug 7, 2014

Dollar rally here to stay as improving U.S. economy stirs rate hike debate

LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar’s rally looks set to continue, according to a Reuters poll, as the U.S. economy is picking up smartly and raising market speculation about how soon the Fed will have to lift interest rates.

Analysts in Reuters polls have long been flagging an imminent rise for the dollar. It has finally happened, gaining over 4 percent on the euro since hitting a 2-1/2 year low in May, to trade around $1.34.