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March Manufacturing Surge Provides More Evidence of Economic Pick-up in the First-quarter 

  • Written by James Skinner

The UK manufacturing sector rebounded from its winter lull in March after activity surged ahead of the UK's pending departure from the EU, leading economists to suggest the sector could make a larger contribution to first-quarter GDP growth than previously thought.

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UK Economy Seen Gaining Momentum in First-quarter after ONS Revision to 2018 Number

  • Written by Joaquin Monfort

The UK economy slowed in the final quarter of last year but growth during 2018 as a whole was faster than previously thought, according to data released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics, and economists are forecasting a pick-up for the current quarter too.

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Bank of England Interest Rate Outlook: Everything You Need to Know from the Latest Policy Update

  • Written by James Skinner

Sterling stabilised on Thursday after the Bank of England (BoE) reiterated its commitment to raising its interest rate over the coming quarters, in stark contrast to the stance of other developed world central banks, but the outlook is hinged mostly on the outcome of the Brexit saga. 

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'No Deal' Brexit Tariffs to be Slashed

  • Written by Gary

UK trade

The UK government says it will eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and avoid a 'hard' border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

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HM Treasury's Spending Increase will Support Growth in 2019 but Austerity to Weigh Thereafter 

  • Written by James Skinner

The UK economy may be headed into uncertain waters as the country leaves the European Union but it's so-far demonstrated resilience in the face of a homemade political crisis, enabling HM Treasury to commit to a modest increase in public spending for the 2019 year on Wednesday. 

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UK Economy Roars Back to Life in New Year with Strong GDP Beat 

  • Written by James Skinner

The UK economy rebounded from its December slump early in the New Year, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures released Tuesday, and momentum behind the recovery could be enough to ensure financial markets keep faith with hawkish bets about Bank of England (BoE) interest rate policy.

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