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By subhadip On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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UK manufacturing on ‘strong footing’

Activity in the UK’s manufacturing sector hit a two-and-a-half-year high last month, according to a survey. The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the sector rose to 56.1 in December More...

By subhadip On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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UK manufacturing growth unexpectedly hits 2-1/2-year high – PMI

British manufacturing growth climbed to a two-and-a-half-year high last month, fuelled by new orders from both home and abroad and adding to signs the economy ended 2016 strongly, a survey showed on Tuesday. The More...

By subhadip On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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UK petrol prices could rise by 3p a litre after Opec oil deal

Households face further pressure from rising inflation as experts predicted a surge in petrol prices following an agreement by oil producers to cut global output. The cost of petrol is close to rising above £1.20 More...

By subhadip On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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McDonald’s to move non-US tax base to UK

McDonald’s is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the company has said. The new holding company will pay UK tax on the royalties the firm receives outside the US. McDonald’s said More...

By subhadip On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Volkswagen emissions: UK and six other nations face legal action

The European Union (EU) has started legal action against seven nations. Four, including the UK and Germany, are under fire for failing to take action against Volkswagen for cheating emission tests. Member states More...

By subhadip On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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UK Supreme Court to decide Brexit trigger case as quickly as possible

Britain’s Supreme Court will decide as quickly as possible whether Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union by the end of March without parliament’s assent, More...

By subhadip On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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UK shop prices fall again, but Brexit cost pressures build – BRC

Prices in British shops fell in November at the same rate as in October, but rising cost pressures linked to the decision by voters to leave the European Union are likely to feed into high street prices next year, More...

By subhadip On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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UK services PMI hits 10-month high, points to solid fourth quarter growth

Businesses in Britain’s dominant services sector grew at their fastest pace since January last month and the broader economy maintained momentum, even if firms have some worries about the year ahead, a survey More...

By subhadip On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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Reuters poll – Brexit uncertainty to keep UK house price rises muted

British house prices will rise 2 percent next year, less than what is expected from inflation and held back by uncertainty around Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, a Reuters poll of analysts More...

By subhadip On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Three bank employees arrested in UK insider trading investigation

The National Crime Agency has arrested three employees from blue-chip banks as part of a major UK insider trading investigation linked to the Panama Papers. The arrests, which were made in recent months and first More...