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UK consumer credit rises at fastest pace in a decade

2016-08-24 12:13

UK consumer credit has risen the fastest in almost a decade in July, as shoppers hit the stores for summer goods and took advantage of low interest rates on loans.

Brexit may cut tax revenue by 13%

2016-08-23 13:45

Brexit will hit the Scottish economy and cut the semi-autonomous government’s tax revenue by as much as 13% by 2030, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s admin.

Eurozone shrugs off Brexit as key index edges up

2016-08-23 12:30

The eurozone economy has maintained its momentum in August, with growth showing little sign of being curtailed by fallout from the UK’s Brexit vote.

Britain to separate Islamic extremists from other prisoners

2016-08-22 16:33

Britain has announced plans to house Islamist extremists in separate units in prison after a review found that some charismatic prisoners were radicalizing the wider Muslim population while incarcerated

UK urged to boost infrastructure spending

2016-08-22 14:41

Britain’s biggest banks are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to increase spending on infrastructure projects to stave off a Brexit-induced slump.

UK economic stamina not assured after Brexit resilience

2016-08-22 11:12

While the new data suggest the UK is shrugging off economists’ warnings about post-Brexit turmoil, a chief economist says it’s too early to be definitive.

UK stocks little changed on Fed policy speculation

2016-08-22 10:11

UK stocks have been little changed, following their worst week since before the Brexit referendum, as investors speculated on Fed Reserve policy.

UK, US visa programmes offer opportunities

2016-08-19 18:02

Entrepreneurial skills, a financial investment and certain other requirements offer South Africans a chance to move to the UK or US.

No bailout for Zim until Mugabe disappears from power forever, says British MP

2016-08-18 12:27

British lawmaker Kate Hoey has called on the UK government to reaffirm that there will be "no bailout" for Zimbabwe until President Robert Mugabe ceases to rule the southern African country, a report says.

UK stocks advance as mining companies rally

2016-08-18 10:40

UK stocks have advanced, snapping a two-day decline, as mining companies rallied on higher metals prices.

 

UK shares decline as Glencore drags commodity producers

2016-08-24 10:14

UK shares have fallen for the third time in four days, with miners among the worst performers, as Glencore reported worse-than-estimated first-half profit.

UK factories reap export benefits of Brexit’s drag

2016-08-23 13:15

UK manufacturers are starting to see the benefits of the pound’s decline, with export orders posting their best performance in two years.

'No UK taxpayers' money will be used to fund Mugabe's govt'

2016-08-23 11:27

Britain has been forced to take the unusual step of insisting that it is not “bailing out” cash-strapped Zimbabwe following a media row over revelations a former cabinet minister held quiet talks with Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Voting begins in bitter Labour leader contest in UK

2016-08-22 14:55

Voting begins to decide if veteran leftist Jeremy Corbyn will remain leader of Britain's Labour party, with an ill-tempered campaign deepening divisions that threaten the party's future.

Brexit worsens UK energy supply risk

2016-08-22 14:00

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union may push back its planned exit from coal, a mainstay in the nation’s energy supply for more than a century.

Priest arrested for child abuse at UK airport

2016-08-22 10:14

A British priest accused of child sex offences was arrested at London's Luton airport, five years after he went on the run.

Racial inequality in UK getting worse after Brexit - rights group

2016-08-20 10:16

The Equality and Human Rights Commission says that racial inequality has been worsening in the United Kingdom for young blacks and people from ethnic minorities.

Drunk woman decapitates pet snakes and swallows heads, avoids jail time

2016-08-19 12:15

A woman from Market Drayton, England, who drunkenly decapitated her two pet snakes with a pair of scissors and swallowed their heads, has been spared jail time. Warning: graphic content.

UK retail sales surge despite Brexit concern

2016-08-18 11:44

UK retail sales have unexpectedly surged in the month after a Brexit voted, as hot weather bolstered sales of clothing and footwear.

UK jobs market shows resilience for now

2016-08-17 15:46

Britain’s labour market isn’t cracking under the weight of Brexit yet.

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