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UK retail sales volumes exceed expectations in May

Retail companies in the UK have seen robust sales growth this year, with the volume of retail sales and orders exceeding expectations in May, according to a quarterly Distributive Trades Survey released by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on […]

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Growth in UK pubs and bars industry boosted by young landlords

Signs of growth for the UK pub industry are looking positive, with a rise in turnover and young up-and-coming pub owners contributing to a boom in the industry,


UK moves into negative inflation

Consumer spending in the UK is expected to increase, as the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) turned negative in April 2015 for the first time since 1960, according to

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UK shares and Sterling leap following surprise election victory by the Conservatives

UK investors were buoyed up on Friday, following the unexpected news that the Conservative political party has won a clear parliamentary majority in the general election, putting an

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Morrisons sales deteriorate as UK supermarket price competition continues

Britain's fourth biggest supermarket, Morrisons (MRW.L), has seen a further drop in sales performance, with annual shares falling 6.7%, it was reported on Thursday. Morrisons, which follows Tesco, Asda


European Commission predicts 1.5% growth in eurozone economy

Stimulus measures, lower oil prices and a weaker euro have resulted in the European Commission forecasting stronger economic growth in the eurozone, it was reported on Tuesday. According to


Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI reveals slowdown in UK manufacturing expansion

Growth in UK manufacturing output has weakened according to Markit Economics Limited, a diversified provider of financial information services, which published the latest Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’

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Brent crude prices increase on worries over US shale slowdown

Brent crude oil increases to $65.37 per barrel amid concerns over disrupted supply from Middle East and slowdown in US shale oil production Conflict in the Middle East

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British car industry accelerates production with investments of £1bn

Car manufacturing in the UK is being further boosted by new investment commitments that total GBP1.05bn, motor trade association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

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United Kingdom Gets Superconnected

The British government's Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) revealed on Wednesday that over 14,000 small businesses in the UK have received broadband grants of up to

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