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CBI forecasts brighter picture for UK economic growth in 2015

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), a lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues, on Monday released its latest economic forecast and said it has upgraded its growth prediction for 2015 to 2.7%, up from 2.5% predicted last November. Economic growth […]

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CBI SME Trends Survey reveals steady growth for smaller UK manufacturers

Total domestic orders and output for small and medium-sized UK manufacturers grew in the

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Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index reveals growth in UK manufacturing in January

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UK total production output rises by 1.1% year-on-year but falls by 0.1% in October

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), the recognised national statistical institute for the UK, released its Statistical bulletin: Index of Production, October 2014 on

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New £97m supercomputer to mark the UK as a world leader in weather prediction

The UK government has unveiled its plans for a new GBP97m supercomputer, which will provide sophisticated weather forecasts, the Department For Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) revealed on

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UK manufacturing output still on the rise

Despite the general concept that manufacturing is disappearing from Britain, total manufacturing output is now actually slightly higher than forty years ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed on

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UK manufacturing and production output rises in August 2014 

Production and manufacturing output in the UK has increased according to the Index of Production, August 2014 released on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the

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Overseas consumers pay premium for ‘Made in Britain’ labelled products

New research independently commissioned by Barclays Corporate Banking has shown that overseas consumers place a higher value on products branded 'Made in Britain' above those labelled English, Scottish

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Tata Steel announces 400 redundancies in Port Talbot in restructuring proposal

Steel producer Tata Steel disclosed on Tuesday that it proposes to restructure its UK Strip Products business in South Wales in order to improve competitiveness by

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CBI Industrial Trends Survey shows continuing growth in UK manufacturing sector

UK independent employers' organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) released its CBI Industrial Trends Survey on Thursday, which indicates that manufacturing output in Britain will

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