ARTICLES RELATING TO UK ECONOMY

Brexit bulletin: Bank of England’s ‘Super Thursday’

2016-08-04 10:28

With the central bank passing on the chance to cut interest rates in the near-aftermath of the Brexit referendum, most economists expect the benchmark to be cut today.

No quick fix to free $23bn frozen in UK property funds

2016-07-08 19:00

It took seven working days from the result of Britain’s shock vote to leave the EU for Standard Life Investments to freeze withdrawals from its £2.9bn UK real estate fund.

To promoters of Brexit II: Once out, hard to squeeze Genie back into bottle

2016-06-30 07:56

News reports refer to many voters having changed their minds after discovering the “Leave” camp never provided the full story, and may have voted differently if they had.

Next Brexit test: Finding £100bn to keep UK's lights on

2016-06-28 11:48

As if managing the Brexit crisis aren’t enough, the UK government also needs to find £100bn to keep the lights on nationwide after 2020.

Brexit unpacked: SA will not be spared the fallout

2016-06-21 12:50

The UK's exit from South Africa's biggest trading partner the EU would destabilise our country's economic outlook, says an analyst.

Pound tumbles, volatility jumps after polls show Brexit momentum

2016-06-06 07:15

The pound has slumped to a three-week low after polls showed more Britons favour exiting the EU, reviving concern a June 23 referendum will throw global markets into turmoil.

UK to overhaul planning rules to boost home-building

2015-07-10 16:00

The UK will announce an overhaul of rules on how and where new houses can be built as it tries to address a chronic shortage of homes and put its economy on a sounder footing.

'Brexit' could prompt firms to ditch UK

2015-06-30 07:37

A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt firms to leave the country, says the sector's main lobby group.

British govt calls for 'unusual' 2nd budget

2015-05-17 14:15

Britain's finance minister has announced plans for a second 2015 budget to quickly implement his party's campaign promises following a surprise election win.

UK property market keeps losing pace

2014-12-30 10:52

British annual house prices have risen at the slowest rate in more than a year as the property market continues to lose momentum across the country.

 

Brexit's huge fans face new £115bn pension hole

2016-07-26 18:25

Turning 65 in the UK used to mean mandatory retirement and a future of endless holiday, but now it has come to signify a very different cut-off due to Brexit.

Pensions and Brexit: Another win for the baby boomers - Gadfly

2016-07-01 12:45

Big UK employers may have to set aside more cash to top up the gold-plated corporate pensions of Leave-voting over 55-year-olds looking forward to, or already in retirement.

How Brexit could be a boost for SA trade

2016-06-30 06:55

A worst case scenario for the United Kingdom could be a boost for South African trade between the UK and the European Union, says a trade consultant and economist.

IMF urges 'smooth transition' to a new relationship

2016-06-24 17:30

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has called on Britain and Europe to work together to ensure that Britain's exit from the European Union will take place smoothly.

IMF’s Lagarde says being in EU has made UK economy richer

2016-06-17 12:14

IMF Director Christine Lagarde has warned the UK of the risks of leaving the EU, saying there was a clear economic argument for remaining part of the bloc.

Brexit could cost UK £100bn - study

2016-03-21 12:21

Leaving the European Union could cause a "serious shock" to Britain's economy, with the risk of losing almost one million jobs, according to a study.

UK firms must invest in workforce to beat output woes

2015-07-02 10:53

Companies won't solve Britain's dire productivity problem unless they invest in workforce development and "smarter" working practices, says an industry body.

Major funds prepare for UK's EU exit

2015-06-15 10:28

Fund managers in London are drawing up plans to move trillions of pounds of assets and thousands of jobs outside of Britain if the country votes to leave the EU.

It's the economy, stupid...

2015-05-07 07:32

...Or perhaps not, judging by the expected outcome of the UK elections, says Leopold Scholtz.

UK's rapid economy recovery may slow down

2014-11-05 16:35

Britain's rapid economic recovery could slow in the final months of 2014 after uncertainty about the global economy started to hit domestic businesses.

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