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6/23/2022 FT: UK consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest level since records began almost 50 years ago as inflation soars
8/15/2021 Economists now expect annual growth of around 7% in Britain
8/7/2021 There are about 31,000 new cases every day in the U.K., but that’s not stopping Boris Johnson from plowing full steam ahead with reopening.
7/14/2021 Britain’s inflation rate rose to 2.5% in June, far exceeding expectations
3/5/2021 Britain’s financial regulators on Friday called a formal halt to nearly all Libor rates from the end of this year, as expected, piling pressure on markets to speed the switch in interest rates used in $260 trillion of contracts around the world.
12/10/2020 Bloomberg: Boris Johnson warns Britain should prepare to leave the European Union’s single market without a trade deal as negotiations falter.
Fishing accounts for only 0.1% of British GDP. Yet it could sink the chances of a (very fishy) Brexit deal.
11/25/2020 (Reuters) - Failure by Britain and the European Union to agree a free trade deal would wipe an extra 2% off the United Kingdom’s economic output while driving up inflation, unemployment and public borrowing, official forecasts showed on Wednesday.
11/25/2020 LONDON (Reuters) - Banks in the European Union will have to use platforms inside the EU to trade derivatives from January, the bloc’s securities watchdog said on Wednesday, in a move that could cut off the City of London, the world’s biggest derivatives trading hub.
10/18/2020 Italy and the U.K. are encouraging citizens to rat each other out for violating new social-distancing rules
10/6/2020 Boris Johnson just told the U.K. to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
10/16/2020 Moody’s downgrades #UK one notch to Aa3 stable outlook from Aa2 w/neg outlook on low growth, high debt and fractious policy environment. Expects govt debt to GDP ratio to peak at 112% by year-end. Sees govt deficit of 18.5% for this year and 7.4% for 2021.
10/12/2020 Nearly half of British firms are financially vulnerable and unprepared for the future, according to Microsoft's boss nadella
10/12/2020 FT: UK public borrowing is set to reach £350bn this year, or 17% of gross domestic product, the highest peacetime level in more than 300 years
10/8/2020 Brexit strategy risks UK 'dictatorship', says ex-president of supreme court
9/26/2020 LONDON The number of British entrepreneurs looking to "buy" citizenship from countries offering visa-free access to the European Union has risen sharply, investment migration firms say, as prospects of a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the bloc darken.
(Reuters) - Britain began a fresh round of Brexit trade talks by warning the European Union that it was ramping up preparations to leave the bloc without an agreement as the two sides bicker over rules that govern nearly $1 trillion in trade. Meanwhile, (FT) the UK government admits it will break international law over Brexit treaty.
This British regime is blatantly cheapening the concept of a rules-based international order – quite astounding!
8/20/2020 United Kingdom GfK Consumer Confidence came in at -27, below expected -25
8/17/2010 The UK housing market has had its busiest month in more than 10 years in July.
8/6/2020 Economist: The Bank of England held interest rates at 0.1%, and offered a mixed outlook for Britain’s economy. Having previously forecast a swift rebound from the pandemic, the bank now expects GDP to remain below its pre-pandemic levels until the end of 2021. But the 9.5% slump in GDP it expects this year is less severe than its original prediction of 14%.
4/9/17 The UK’s trade balance widened in February to -£12.46 billion from -£11.98 billion in January.
2/5/2017 (Guardian) A new survey of business leaders found that 58% said the Brexit vote was already having a negative impact on their firm. Just 11% said it had helped business.
9/6/2015 August was the worst month for British retail sales since the global financial crisis of 2008. Accountancy firm BDO said its monthly high street sales tracker (HSST) showed a 4.3% YoY fall in August sales — the biggest drop since November 2008 and the sixth monthly dip ...
British construction PMI up slightly to 57.3 in August
3/16/15 The British economy grew by 0.6 percent in the three months to the end of February
9/1/14 UK manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to 52.5 from 54.8 in July
5/4/14 British GDP grows 0.8% in Q1 2014
3/2/14 British construction output rose 1.3% in 2013
2/1/14 Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) is expected on Tuesday to reveal the economy grew by 0.7% in the final three months of 2013 following growth of 0.8% in the third quarter. This would equate to an overall expansion of 1.9% for 2013, much stronger than the 0.3pc expansion in 2012. However, output would remain 1.3pc below its pre-recession peak.
8/30/13 British manufacturers are planning the fastest increase in capital investment in the year ahead since before the financial crisis, a survey showed, suggesting the economy could be heading for a more balanced recovery.
8/24/13 Britain's GDP rose by 0.7 %
(Spiegel) Most in Britain seem unconcerned about the mass surveillance carried out by its intelligence agency GCHQ. Even the intimidation tactics being used on the Guardian this week have caused little soul-searching. The reason is simple: Britons blindly and uncritically trust their secret service.
5/3/13 U.K. avoids triple-dip recession as economy expands by 0.3% in Q1
11/4/12 The British economy is predicted to shrink 0.1% in 2012.
8/3/12 WSJ: Home prices in the UK are now 13% below their 2007 peak.
6/3/12 The Chancellor should abandon his cast-iron debt reduction targets and inject up to £6bn into the economy to revive the flagging recovery, according to the the British Chambers of Commerce.
4/15/12 Britain's PPI rose 0.6% in March.
3/23/12 Britain revised expectation of economic growth rate to 0.8%.
3/16/12 Fitch put UK ratings on watch.
Fitch Affirms United Kingdom at 'AAA' - Revises Outlook To Negative.
Some Brits have the idea of refinancing the national debt with 100-year gilts, or even gilts issued in perpetuity, is a bit too clever by half.
2/10/12 Britain's producer prices rose 0.5 % MoM.
G4S, the world’s largest security company, has won the first contract in Britain to staff and build a police station.
1/24/12 Sales of homes in the UK fell by 11% last year.
1/20/12 Britain's economy is in the grip of its first double-dip recession for 35 years, City forecasters believe.
1/6/12 David Cameron has said he would veto a European-wide financial transaction tax unless it was imposed globally, deepening a confrontation with France and Germany.
1/6/12 David Cameron suggested on Sunday that legislation to curb excessive executive pay, including giving shareholders new voting powers, could begin in the spring. The High Pay Commission conducted an inquiry that found that the pay of top executives at FTSE companies had risen by more than 4,000 per cent on average in the last 30 years.
1/6/12 Central bankers and regulators in the EU, U.S and Japan have agreed to face 'detailed' peer reviews over how well they are implementing new international bank capital rules.
12/16/11 Having vetoed his way into isolation at last week's European Union summit, Cameron is now looking for allies.
12/9/11 Every European nation except for Britain (Cameron is trying to “protect bankers from regulation") agreed to consider forging closer economic ties in hopes of preventing another debt crisis.
12/8/11 The Bank of England held interest rates at 0.5% and decided against more easing for the economy but more quantitative easing is expected in 2012.
9/18/11 [AP] - Let the audits begin. As the U.K. tightens its belt during economic uncertainty, a senior government official said Sunday he was hiring more than 2,000 extra tax inspectors to make sure that Britain's wealthiest feel the squeeze.
3/29/11 UK current account deficit grew to GBP10.5 billion in the final three months of the year, the biggest since the second quarter of 2009.
Bloomberg: Managers at U.K. oil giant BP PLC could face manslaughter charges for decisions made before the Gulf of Mexico explosion that killed 11 workers and triggered the worst oil spill in U.S. history last spring.
3/18/11 The British unemployment rate increased to 8.0 %
1/25/11 British Q4 GDP fell 0.5% -- first decline since 2009
10/17/10 (Bloomberg) -- The Bank of England will increase its emergency bond-purchase plan by 100 billion pounds ($160 billion) to aid the economy as the government cuts spending, the Centre for Economics and Business Research said.
10/13/10 U.K. consumer confidence fell to an 18-month low of 53
10/4/10 Dominic Dyer, chief executive of the Crop Protection Association, said "The U.K. is now only 58.9% self-sufficient food - the lowest figure for 42 years" .
9/26/10 UK September house prices down 0.4% MoM but up 1.0% YoY
8/27/10 The Britain's economy expanded at a faster pace than initially thought, with growth of 1.2% in Q2
8/17/10 Britain's CPI increased by 3.1% in July
8/6/10 U.K. manufacturing output rose 1.6% QoQ
7/12/10 U.K services output ffell 0.3 pct in April
U.K.'s economy grew 0.3% in Q1
7/8/10 U.K.'s manufacturing index rose 0.3% MoM and up 4.3% YoY
7/1/10 Manufacturing in the U.K. fell from 58.0 to 57.5 in June
6/10/10 England kept the interest rate unchanged.
4/23/10 U.K. GDP rose 0.2% in Q1 and fell 0 .3% YoY
4/22/10 YoY U.K. Retail sales rose 2.2% in March
4/20/10 U.K. Consumer price index rose 3.4%
4/1/10 Manufacturing index in the U.K. rose from 56.5 to 57.2 in March
3/30/10 U.K.’s GDP rose 0.4% Q4 and fell 3.1% YoY
3/17/10 U.K.'s unemployment out at 7.8%, down from 7.9% MoM
3/3/10 An index of services in the U.K. rose from 54.5 to 58.4
2/16/10 U.K. Consumer prices rose 3.5% YoY
2/2/10 Services in the U.K. fell from 56.8 to 54.5 in January
2/1/10 Manufacturing in the U.K. rose from 54.6 to 56.7 in January.
1/19/10 YoY U.K. consumer prices rose 2.9% in December
1/13/10 U.K. Manufacturing was unchanged in November and down 5.4% YoY
1/6/10 Services in the U.K. rose from 56.6 to 56.8 in December.
12/17/09 U.K.'s retail sales fell 0.3% in November.
12/16/09 U.K. Unemployment rose to 7.9% from 7.8%
12/9/09 London bankers reacted with fury to UK government plans to levy a 50% super tax on banks’ bonus payouts.
11/19/09 U.K. retail sales rose 3.0% YoY.
11/4/09 Services in the U.K. rose from 55.3 to 56.9 in October
10/23/09 U.K. GDP fell 0.4% in Q3 and 5.2% YoY
10/22/09 U.K. Retail sales were unchanged MoM and up 2.1% YoY.
10/21/09 The pound rallies after the Bank of England says its policymakers voted 9-0 not to pump more money into the UK economy.
10/19/09 British same-store sales rose 7.5% in September
9/5/09 Services in the U.K. rose from 54.1 to 55.3 in September.
9/29/09 U.K. GDP fell 0.6% in the second quarter and down 5.5% YoY
9/16/09 MoM the U.K. unemployment rate rose to 7.9% from 7.8%
9/15/09 YoY U.K. consumer prices rose 1.6% in August
9/10/09 UK kept interest rate unchanged at 0.50%, as expected.
9/8/09 U.K. manufacturing output rose 0.9% in July.
9/3/09 Services index in the U.K. rose from 53.2 to 54.1 in August
9/2/09 BP the U.K. energy giant said it has made a "giant" oil discovery in a deep well drilled in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
9/1/09 U.K. manufacturing fell from 50.2 to 49.7 in August
8/28/09 U.K.'s GDP fell 0.7% in Q2 and 5.5% YoY
8/27/09 U.K.'s business investment fell 10% in Q2 and down 18% YoY.
8/20/09 YoY U.K. Retail sales rose 3.3% in July
8/18/09 U.K. consumer prices rose 1.8% in July.
8/17/09 U.K. August House Prices fell -2.2% MoM.
8/12/09 U.K.'s unemployment out at 7.8% up from 7.1%
8/11/09 UK July Retail Sales rose 3.6% YoY
UK same store sales rose 1.8%
8/7/09 UK July PPI Input/output out at -1.4%/+0.3% MoM (0.8%/0.0% expected)
7/23/09 UK June Retail Sales rose 1.2% MoM vs. -0.9% in May
7/22/09 UK July CBI Total Orders Index fell to -59 versus -51 in June.
7/21/09 The U.K.'s June budget deficit of $21.4 billion is the biggest since records began in 1993.
7/20/09 UK July House Prices rose +0.6% MoM and -3.1% YoY
7/14/09 U.K.'s consumer prices rose 1.8%
UK June Retail Sales rose 3.2% YoY
UK May DCLG House Prices fell -12.5% YoY
7/10/09 UK June PPI rose 1.5
7/9/09 The Bank of England kept its interest rate unchanged at 0.50%
U.K. exports fell 1% in May while imports fell 4%.
7/7/09 U.K. manufacturing output fell 0.5% in May
7/6/09 Services in the U.K. fell from 51.7 to 51.6 in May
7/1/09 U.K.'s index of services fell 0.1% in April.
U.K.’s index of manufacturing rose from 45.4 to 47.0
6/30/09 U.K. GDP fell 4.9%
UK Consumer Confidence rose to -25 from -27 in May
6/18/09 U.K. retail sales fell 0.6% in May and 1.6% YoY
6/17/09 U.K. unemployment rate out at 7.2%
6/16/09 YoY U.K. consumer prices rose 2.2% in May
The real cost of living for British families has fallen by 10% since this time last year according to figures compiled for The Telegraph.
6/1/09 U.K. manufacturing rose to 45.4 from 43.1
5/29/09 U.K. house prices rose 1.2% in May
5/22/09 U.K.'s GDP fell 1.9% QoQ and 4.1% YoY.
5/20/09 British manufacturer expectations improved from -32% to -17% in May
5/19/09 YoY U.K. consumer prices rose 2.3% in April
5/14/09 The number of home loans in the UK rose by 29% in March, according to lenders.
5/9/2009 U.K. producer prices rose 0.6%.
5/7/09 England kept its interest rate unchanged at 0.50%.
5/6/09 Service index in the U.K. rose from 45.5 to 48.7 in April
5/1/2009 Manufacturing in the U.K. rose from 39.5 to 42.9
4/24/09 U.K. retail sales rose 0.3% MoM and 1.5% YoY
4/22/09 MoM U.K.'s unemployment rate rose to 6.7% from 6.5%
4/2/09 U.K. home prices rose 0.9% in March
3/31/09 Consumer confidence in the U.K. improved from -35 to -30,
3/30/09 Soros said on Saturday it was "conceivable" that Britain would have to resort to a bailout from the International Monetary Fund
3/27/09 U.K. GDP was down 1.6% in Q4
3/26/09 YoY U.K. retail sales rose 0.4% in February
3/25/09 The U.K. must do whatever is necessary to resume growth, with deflation the main concern in the short term, Gordon Brown said.
3/24/09 YoY U.K.'s consumer prices rose 3.2% in February.
3/18/09 U.K. unemployment rate rose to 6.5% from from 6.3% a month ago
3/10/09 MoM U.K. industrial production fell 2.6% in January and 11.4% YoY.
3/6/09 YoY U.K. Producer prices rose 3.1% in February.
3/5/2009 The Bank of England cut its interest rate from 1.00% to a record low 0.50%
3/2/2009 U.K.’s manufacturing index fell from 35.8 to 34.7 in February, the 10th consecutive month of declines.
2/26/09 UK Feb. House Prices fell 17.6% YoY vs. 17.1% expected
2/25/09 U.K. GDP fell 1.5% in the fourth quarter
2/11/209 The U.K.'s unemployment rate at 6.3%, up from 6.1% MoM.
The Bank of England signaled it was prepared to take unconventional steps (printing) to boost the UK economy
2/6/2009 The U.K.'s manufacturing output fell 2.2%.
2/5/09 England reduced its interest rate from 1.5% to a record low 1.0%
2/4/2009 Services in the U.K. rose from 40.2 to 42.5
2/2/09 Manufacturing in the U.K. increased from 34.9 to 35.8 in January.
1/28/09 House prices in England and Wales fell by 13.5% YoY
1/23/09 U.K. GDP fell 1.5% QoQ but rose 0.7% YoY
U.K. retail sales rose 1.8% YoY
1/21/09 U.K. unemployment rate rose to 6.1% from 6.0%
1/20/09 U.K. consumer prices rose 3.1% YoY
The British Pound fell against the dollar and hit a record low against the yen. Jim Rogers, chairman of Singapore-based Rogers Holdings, said the “U.K. is finished” and investors should sell the currency.
1/9/09 U.K. manufacturing output fell 2.9% MoM and down 7.4% YoY
The Government should buy homes on the brink of repossession to help those people who may struggle to pay their mortgages through the recession two former Bank of England economists have recommended.
1/8/09 The Bank of England cut rates from 2% to 1.5%, the lowest since 1694.
Chancellor Alistair Darling denies he is planning to "print money" in order to boost the UK economy.
1/6/09 An index of services in the U.K. rose from 40.1 to 40.2
U.K. House prices fell by 15.9% last year.
1/5/09 Construction activity index in the U.K. fell from 31.8 to 29.3 in December.
12/18/2008 U.K. retail sales rose 0.3% MoM and 1.5% YoY
12/17/08 U.K. unemployment rate was 6.0, up from 5.8% MoM.
12/16/2008 YoY U.K. consumer prices rose 4.1% in November
12/8/2008 U.K.'s manufacturing output fell 1.4%.
12/4/08 Britain reduced its interest rate from 3.00% to 2.00%,
12/1/08 Manufacturing in the U.K. fell from 40.7 to a record low of 34.4 in November.
11/20/08 U.K. retail sales fell 0.1% in October.
11/18/08 U.K. consumer prices rose 4.5% in October.
11/12/08 The U.K.'s unemployment rate rose to 5.8%, up from 5.7% MoM.
11/10/2008 U.K.'s producer prices fell 1.0% in October
11/6/08 The BoE lowered rates from 4.50% to 3.00%.
11/5/08 U.K.'s factory output fell 0.8% in September.
An index of services in the U.K. fell from 46.0 to 42.4 in October.
11/3/2008 U.K. Manufacturing increased from 41.2 to 41.5 in October
10/24/08 U.K.'s GDP fell 0.5% in the third quarter.
10/23/08 U.K.'s retail sales volume fell 0.4% in September.
10/20/08 U.K.'s budget deficit out at 37.6 billion pounds in the first half of 2008-2009.
10/15/08 The U.K.'s unemployment rate rose to 5.7% from 5.5%.
10/14/08 Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland and Austria have joined forces to launch the greatest bank bail-out in history, offering over 1.5 trillion in guarantees and fresh capital in a "shock and awe" blitz to halt the credit panic.
U.K.'s consumer prices rose 5.2%.
10/8/2008 The ECB, Bank of England, Bank of Canada and Sweden each cut their benchmark rates by half a percentage point.
The ECB's rate is now 3.75 %; Canada's 2.5%; the U.K.'s at 4.5%; and Sweden's rate at 4.25%.
10/7/2008 U.K.'s manufacturing output fell 0.4% in August.
9/10/08 U.K.'s index of services rose 0.6% in July
U.K.’s manufacturing fell from 45.3 to 41.0
9/30/08 U.K.'s GDP rose 1.5%
9/9/2008 U.K.'s manufacturing production fell 0.2% in July.
9/8/08 U.K.'s producer prices fell 0.6% in August
8/12/08 U.K.'s consumer prices rose 4.4% YoY .
8/7/08 The Bank of England kept its interest rate unchanged at 5.0%.
8/5/08 U.K.'s manufacturing output fell 0.5% in June.
U.K.’s index of services rose from 47.1 to 47.4
7/24/08 U.K. retail sales fell 3.9% in June
7/16/08 U.K. unemployment rate improved to 5.2% from 5.3% last month
7/14/08 YoY U.K. producer prices rose 10% in June.
7/3/08 Services index in the U.K. fell from 49.8 to 47.1 in June.
7/1/08 Manufacturing in the U.K. fell from 49.5 to 45.8 in June.
6/19/08 U.K.'s retail sales rose 3.5%.
6/17/08 U.K.'s consumer prices rose 3.3% YoY
6/11/08 U.K.'s unemployment rate rose 0.1% MoM.
6/10/08 U.K.'s industrial production rose 0.1% in April.
5/7/08 U.K.'s factory output fell 0.5% in March.
4/23/08 U.K. Retail sales fell 0.4%.
4/15/08 Consumer price s in the U.K. rose 2.5% YoY.
3/31/08 U.K.'s index of services rose 0.6% in January.
3/28/08 U.K.'s GDP rose 0.6% QoQ and 2.8% YoY.
2/21/08 U.K.'s retail sales volume rose 0.8% in January
2/13/08 U.K.'s unemployment rate improved to 5.2%, the lowest since 1975.
2/5/08 Services in the U.K. increased from 52.4 to 52.5 in January.
1/28/08 Home prices in the U.K. fell 0.3% in December. UK house prices could fall by as much as 5% this year and 8% in 2009, the quarterly Deloitte Economic Review has warned.
1/15/08 U.K. consumer prices rose 2.1% YoY
12/12/07 U.K.'s October unemployment rate improved to 5.3%, from 5.4% last month.
12/11/07 YoY U.K.'s manufacturing prices rose 4.5% in November.
12/6/07 The Bank of England cut interest rates from 5.75% to 5.50%
12/5/07 UK‘s Consumer confidence dropped to 86 vs. 94 expected
12/3/07 Manufacturing in the U.K. rose from 52.8 to 54.4 in November.
10/18/07 U.K. Retail sales rose 0.6% in September, more than expected.
10/17/07 The U.K.'s unemployment rate remained at 5.4%, down 0.2% YoY.
The United Kingdom is planning to claim sovereign rights over a vast area of the remote seabed off Antarctica, the Guardian has learned. The submission to the United Nations covers more than 1m sq km (386,000 sq miles) of seabed, and is likely to signal a quickening of the race for territory around the south pole in the world's least explored continent.
The claim would be in defiance of the spirit of the 1959 Antarctic treaty, to which the UK is a signatory. It specifically states that no new claims shall be asserted on the continent. The treaty was drawn up to prevent territorial disputes.
10/10/07 Retail sales in the U.K. rose 0.6%.
9/6/07 The Bank of England met and kept its interest rate unchanged at 5.75%, as expected.
8/26/07 U.K.'s GDP rose 0.8% in the second quarter and up 3.0% YoY.
8/7/07 YoY Retail sales in the U.K. were up 3.1%.
7/19/07 U.K.'s Retail sales were up 0.2% in June.
6/29/07 U.K.s GDP rose 3.0% YoY.
5/26/07 GDP in the U.K. rose 0.7% in the first quarter and up 2.9% YoY.
5/10/07 The Bank of England raised its base rate by 0.25%.
5/1/07 Manufacturing in the U.K. fell from 54.2 to 53.9 in April.
4/25/07 GDP in the U.K. was up 0.7% QoQ. YoY GDP was up 2.8%.
4/17/07 U.K.'s consumer price was up 3.1% YoY, the most in a decade.
4/4/07 An index of services in the U.K. increased from 57.4 to 57.6 in February, a sign of continued expansion.
4/3/07 Manufacturing index in the U.K. fell from 55.4 to 54.4 in March, more than expected.
3/6/07 Britain’s retail sales were up 3.3% YoY.
2/15/07 Retail sales in the U.K. were down 1.8% in January.
2/12/07 Producer prices in the U.K. were up 0.3% in January, more than expected.
2/9/07 The U.K.’s trade deficit for 2006 totaled 55.8 billion pounds -- the highest on record.
1/16/07 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 3.0%.
1/4/07 Services Index in the U.K. increased from 59.8 to 60.6, the highest reading in almost ten years.
12/26/06 UK’s Q3 GDP +was up 0.7% QoQ and up 2.9% YoY
12/14/06 U.K. Retail sales up 0.3% in November, more than expected.
12/13/06 U.K.'s Unemployment rate at 5.5% from 5.6% the previous month.
12/12/06 UK CPI MoM at 0.3% vs. 0.2% expected.
11/21/06 Retail sales volume in the U.K. was up 0.6% QoQ
11/3/06 UK service index increased from 57.0 to 59.3 in October, morer than expected.
11/1/06 Manufacturing in the U.K. dropped from 54.5 to 53.7 in October.
10/20/06 GDP in the U.K. was up 0.7% in the third quarter and up 2.8% YoY
10/18/06 The unemployment rate in the U.K. for June to August was 5.5%.
10/17/06 Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 2.4% in September.
10/4/06 Services index in the U.K. up 0.9% QoQ
9/27/06 U.K.s GDP rose 0.7% in the second quarter and 2.6% YoY.
9/15/06 The International Monetary Fund warns that Britain's overvalued housing market is vulnerable to further increases in interest rates.
9/6/06 Manufacturing in the U.K. increased 0.2% in July.
8/18/06 The U.K. posted a record high budget surplus of 6.3 billion pounds in July.
8/9/06 UK Visible trade balance June, at -6463 versus -6200 expected.
8/4/06 YoY U.K. personal bankruptcies rose +66% in the second quarter, the highest level since records began in 1960.
7/19/06 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 2.5% in June.
7/3/06 Manufacturing for the U.K. increased from 53.5 to 55.1 in June, the highest in almost two years.
6/30/06 YoY GDP growth in the U.K. was revised from an increase of 2.2.% to 2.3% in the first quarter
6/13/06 YoY consumer prices in the U.K. were up 2.2% in May.
5/25/06 GDP in the U.K. was up 0.6% in the first quarter and up 2.2% YoY.
5/18/06 Retail sales in the U.K. were up 0.6% in April and up 4.9% YoY.
5/17/06 U.K.'s unemployment rate increased to 5.2%, up from 5.1% MoM.
5/16/06 Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 0.6% in April and up 2.0% YoY
Investor confidence in Germany dropped from 62.7 to 50.0 in May.
5/4/06 UK PMI services April, out at 59.7 vs. 57.6 expected.
UK official reserves for April, out at $936M vs. $239M expected.
4/26/06 The U.K s. GDP was up 0.6% in the first quarter and up 2.2% YoY.
4/20/06 The U.K.’s consumer price was up 1.8% in March.
4/12/06 he U.K.s unemployment rate was 5.1% in the December to February quarter, up from 5.0% a month ago. The leading economic indicator for the U.K. was up 0.8% in February.
04/05/06 U.K.’s Factory production was down 0.2% in February, weaker than expected.
04/03/06 An index of manufacturing activity in the U.K. fell from 51.5 to 50.8 in March.
03/16/06 Retail sales in the U.K. were up 0.5% in February and up 2.1% YoY,
3/15/06 YoY the U.K.'s unemployment rate for November to January increased to 5.0% from 4.7% .
1/22/06 Factory orders in the U.K. increased from -28 to -18 in February, more than expected.
2/21/06 In January the U.K. posted a monthly budget surplus of 12.6 billion pounds. This is the largest surplus in thirteen years .
2/16/06 Retail sales in the U.K. were down 1.3% in January, the biggest drop in over a year.
2/15/06 The U.K.'s unemployment rate for October to December increased to 5.1% from 4.7%.
1/25/06 GDP in the U.K. was up 06% in the fourth quarter and up 1.8% for all of 2005.
1/18/06 The U.K. unemployment rate increased from 4.6% to 5.0%.
1/17/06 YoY consumer prices in the U.K. were up 2.0%
1/10/06 YoY retail sales in the U.K. increased 2.6% in December.
1/3/06 An index of manufacturing in the U.K. increased from 51.0 to 51.1 in December.
12/29/05 An index of consumer confidence in the U.K. dropped from -8 to -9 in December.
12/13/05 YoY, U.K.’s consumer prices were up 2.1% in November, down from a 2.3% gain in October.
12/06/05 U.S. factory orders were up 2.2% in October. Excluding transportation, orders were up 0.6% on the month.
11/18/05 The British government posted a 2.2 billion pound surplus in October, up from a shortfall of 1.7 billion pounds a year ago. Revenues were up almost 10% YoY, while spending was down 3%.
11/17/05 St Louis Federal Reserve President William Poole said October inflation data showed the United States was not on an "inflation hair-trigger" and the central bank has room to allow the economy to grow.
11/17/05 U.S. industrial production rose 0.9% in October as factories rebounded from a decline, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
11/17/05 Manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia area fell this month from October but still showed expansion, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.
1/17/05 The number of U.S. workers filing initial unemployment benefits fell 25,000 to 303,000 last week, the lowest level since April, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
11/17/05 U.S. new housing starts fell 5.6% in October, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Through the first ten months of 2005, housing starts are up 5.3%.
11/16/05 The U.K.'s unemployment rate for Q3 was 4.7%.
11/15/05 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. increased 2.3% in September.
11/10/05 In the U.K. consumer confidence fell to the lowest in at least 18 months in October as economic growth faltered and unemployment rose, the Nationwide Building Society survey showed.
11/08/05 The British Retail Consortium said that retail sales in the U.K. were down 0.2% in the August to October quarter from a year ago.
11/07/05 Factory production in the U.K. was down 0.3% in September.
10/21/05 GDP in the U.K. was up 0 .4% in the third quarter and up 1.6% YoY.
10/20/05 Retail sales in the U.K. were up 0.7% in September and also up 0.7% from a year ago, stronger than expected.
10/12/05 The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reduced its forecast of 2005 GDP growth for the U.K. from 2.4% to 1.7%.
10/12/05 The U.K.'s unemployment rate for June to August was steady at 4.7% -- the lowest in thirty years.
10/05/05 An index of services in the U.K. decreased from 55.2 to 55.0 in September.
09/14/05 Unemployment in the U.K remained at 4.7%.
09/13/05 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 2.4% in August -- the most in eight years.
08/30/05 Retail sales in the U.K. showed another decline for the sixth consecutive month.
08/24/05 An index of U.K. factory orders fell from -20 to -29 in July, the lowest in almost two years.
08/17/05 Jobless claims in the U.K. increased 2,800 to 866,000 in July, the most in over a year.
08/16/05 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 2.3% in July, more than expected and the largest monthly gain in eight.
08/10/05 The Bank of England said that they expect GDP growth to surpass 3.0% in 2007. They also see inflation rising in the next few months, making more cuts in the interest rate less likely.
08/04/05 The Bank of England reduced its interest rate from 4.75% to 4.50%.
08/03/05 An index of services in the U.K. increased from 55.8 to 56.3,
08/01/05 An index of manufacturing in the U.K. slipped from 49.6 to 49.2 in July.
07/22/05 GDP in the U.K. was up 1.7% in the second quarter from a year ago, the slowest growth in twelve years.
07/12/05 YoY consumer prices in the U.K. were up 2.0% in June, the highest in seven years.
07/05/05 Factory production in the U.K. was unchanged in May and down 1.7% YoY.
06/29/05 The Confederation of British Industry's monthly survey of retail sales registered its most negative score in 22 years.
06/14/05 Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 1.9% in May from a year ago, more than expected and the highest in seven years.
06/01/05 An index of factory activity in the U.K. dropped from 49.1 to 47.3 in May
05/25/05 The U.K.'s National Statistics office reduced the estimate of first quarter growth from 0.6% to 0.5%. YoY GDP was up 2.7%.
05/19/05 UK Retail sales jumped by 0.5% much better than the 0.0% expected.
05/18/05 The unemployment rate in the U.K. remained steady at 4.7% last quarter.
05/17/05 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 1.9% , under the 2.0% target rate.
05/11/05 The Bank of England lowered its 2005 growth estimate from 2.7% to 2.6%. Imports in the U.K. were down 0.4% in March and exports were up 3.4%.
05/09/05 Manufacturing in the U.K. was down 1.6% in March, weaker than expected.
05/05/04 An index of U.K. services fell from 57.0 to 56.5 in April, as expected.
04/22/05 GDP in the U.K. was up 0 .6% in the first quarter and up 2.8 YoY.
04/21/05 Retail sales in the U.K. were down 0.1% in March, weaker than expected.
04/19/05 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 1.9%, the highest in almost seven years.
04/13/05 The U.K.'s unemployment rate for the three months to February was 4.8%, up 0.1 from the previous three months.
04/13/05 The IMF said that they expect real economic growth in 2005 and 2006 for the United Kingdom to be 2.6% for both years.
04/12/05 Retail sales in the U.K. were up 1.8% YoY .
03/09/05 Manufacturing in the U.K. increased 0.2% in January, stronger than expected.
03/03/05 An index of services in the U.K. fell from 55.9 to 55.1 in February, weaker than expected.
03/04/05 House prices in the U.K. were down 0.5% in February.
02/25/05 GDP in the U.K. was up 0.7% in the fourth quarter and up 2.9% YoY. Less than expected.
02/18/05 The U.K. posted a budget surplus of 6.6 billion pounds in January, more than expected and the most in three years. Corporate tax receipts in January were 31% higher than a year ago.
02/17/05 Retail sales in the U.K. were up .9% in January, slightly more than expected.
02/16/05 The U.K. showed 28.52 million people at work in December, the most on record. The unemployment rate in the October to December quarter remained at 4.7%.
02/15/05 YoY consumer prices in the U.K. increased 1.6% in January.
02/14/05 The Conference Board said that the U.K. index of leading indicators was unchanged in December at 133.6.
02/09/05 Factory production in the U.K. increased 0.6% in December, more than expected.
02/01/05 An index of manufacturing in the U.K. fell from 53.3 to 51.8, weaker than expected.
01/26/05 GDP in the U.K. was up 0.7% in the fourth quarter, more than expected, and up 3.1% for all of 2004.
01/21/05 Retail sales in the U.K. were down 1% in December, the worst December performance in 23 years.
01/19/05 The British economy continues to steam ahead. 99,000 new jobs were added in the September to November quarter and jobless claims dropped to their lowest level in 30 years. Wages in the U.K. increased 4.2% in the same quarter, the biggest gain in over two years.
01/18/05 Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 1.6% in December from a year ago.
01/12/05 Exports in the U.K. were up 4.3% in November and imports were up 1.2%. The result is a trade deficit of 4.6 billion pounds.
01/11/05 The British Retail Consortium said that retail sales in the U.K. were down 0.4% in December from a year ago, the worst performance in ten years.
01/10/05 The cost of factory goods in the U.K. dropped 0.4% in December, the biggest monthly loss in over three years.
01/04/05 An index of manufacturing activity in the U.K. dropped from 55.0 to 53.7 in December, weaker than expected.
12/23/04 The U.K., third-quarter GDP was revised up from 0.4% to 0.5% growth. YoY, the GDP was up 3.1%.
12/16/04 Retail sales in the U.K. were up 0.6% in November, stronger than expected.
12/15/04 The unemployment rate in the U.K. for August to October is 4.7%, with 1.39 million out of work. Wages were up 4.4% in the quarter that ended in October, the biggest gain in over two years.
12/14/04 YoY Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 1.5% in November.
12/13/04 Core producer prices in the U.K. were up .3% in November.
12/06/04 Industrial output in the U.K. was down .1% in October, weaker than expected.
12/01/04 An index of manufacturing purchasing managers in the U.K. increased from 53.5 to 55.0 in November.
11/30/04 Housing prices in the U.K. are up 1% in November.
11/26/04 GDP in the U.K. was up .4% in the third quarter and up 3.1% from a year ago.
11/18/04 Retail sales in the U.K. were down .4% in October, weaker than expected.
11/17/04 The unemployment rate in the U.K. dropped from 4.8% to 4.6% in the three months that ended in September.
11/16/04 Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 1.2% in October YoY
11/01/04 The Bank of England reduced it growth forecast for 2005 from 3.1% to 2.5%, hurt by higher interest rates and higher crude oil prices.
11/09/04 Exports in the U.K. were up 4.8% in September while imports increased 0.7%.
11/05/04 Factory production in the U.K. was up .1% in September, less than expected.
11/03/04 An index of services in the U.K. increased from 54.7 to 56.3 in October, stronger than expected
11/02/04 A survey of retail sales in the U.K. showed a positive rating of +11 in October.
11/01/04 An index of purchasing managers in the U.K. increased from 52.3 to 53.0 in October.
10/22/04 The GDP in the U.K. was up .4% in the third quarter and up 3.0% from a year ago.
10/13/04 The unemployment rate in the U.K. dropped .1 to 4.7%, the lowest in twenty years.
10/11/04 Consumer prices in the U.K. were up 1.1% in September from a year ago.
10/06/04 Manufacturing output in the U.K. was down .8% in August, weaker than expected.
10/01/04 Index of manufacturing activity in the U.K. dropped from 52.8 to 52.2 in September.
09/28/04 Business investment in the U.K. was up 2.6% in the second quarter and up 5.9% from a year ago.
09/20/04 The U.K. posted a 3.3 billion pound budget deficit in August
09/09/04 The BOE kept its interest rate unchanged at 4.75%.
09/07/04 Industrial production in the U.K. was down .3% in July.
09/03/04 U.K. House Prices Fall for First Time in Two Years
09/01/04 The index of manufacturing in the U.K. fell from 56 to 53.1 in August.
08/27/04 GDP in the U.K. was up .9% in the second quarter and up 3.7% year over year.
08/11/04 In June, the U.K. imported more oil than it exported for the first time in 11 years. By 2007, the U.K. is expected to be a net importer of oil every month.
07/23/04 GDP in the U.K. was up 3.7% annualized, the strongest performance in over three years.
06/10/04 The Bank of England increased its key interest rate from 4.25% to 4.50%, the third increase this year.
05/27/04 A survey of manufacturing orders in the U.K. scored a -3, the best reading in eight years.
03/17/04 The unemployment rate in the U.K. remained at 2.9% in February, the lowest since 1975.